Teacher's Name: Mrs. Marie Doyle

Grade/Subject:  Kindergarten   

Contact: mdoyle@stjohnskenmore.com 

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St. John's will be sponsoring five $1 dress down days throughout the month of May.

All proceeds will go directly to the Garrity family to help with household expenses and

medical bills related to Mrs. Linda Garrity's multiple diagnoses.  Mrs. Garrity has served

as both a teacher and administrator at St. John's for the past 15 years.

Even though our Kindergarten students do not wear uniforms, please consider donating

$1 on these days to support the Garrity family.

The dress down days are Thursdays: 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23

& Friday 5/31


Please join us for Ascension Thursday Mass on Thursday, May 30th at 9:00 a.m.

in the Church.  We will also be attending the 7th & 8th grade Moving Up Day Ceremony

on Friday, May 3rd at 9:00 a.m. and the May Crowning presented by our

3rd graders at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 13th.


The children will have an opportunity to purchase small plants during the

Mother's Day Plant Sale on Wednesday, May 8th & Thursday, May 9th.

Please watch your child's take home folder for more information.


There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday May 10th due to a Staff Development Day.

In observance of Memorial Day we will also have a long four day weekend with

 NO SCHOOL on Friday, May 24th - Monday, May 27.


       The Home School Association will sponsor a Spring Book Fair 5/13 - 5/17.

Kindergarten will attend the book fair during their Library period on Monday, May 13th.

  There will be special evening hours on Wednesday, May 15th from 5-7 p.m. please

enter through the front flag pole doors on Belmont Avenue

(Please Note: the date was incorrect on the calendar that was sent home).


There will be a Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the Church.

Kindergarten is not performing in this concert as we previously provided the

entertainment for the Christmas Concert.  Everyone is invited to attend!


Kick off the Memorial Day Long Weekend on Thursday, May 23rd from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

in our school parking lot with all your St. John's friends!

There will be food trucks, live entertainment and beverages to enjoy!

Bring your family and friends...the more the merrier!


It is hard to believe that our Kindergarten Year is winding down!

Our last day of Kindergarten will be Monday, May 17th.

Please Save the Date and plan to join us!

There will be a special end of year presentation by the Kindergarten Class

followed by a picnic lunch and walk to Anderson's for dessert!

Please watch your child's take home folder for more information.    


  8th & 9th -  Mother's Day Plant Sale

  10th -  NO SCHOOL

  13th -  Kindergarten attends Book Fair

  23rd - Rock Around the Block Party 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

 24th - 27th - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day Long Weekend    


The following is a list of skills and ideas that would be helpful for you to work on regularly with your child:

  • Read aloud to them daily and have them read to you!
  • Identify their name (first, middle & last).
  • Recognize the 26 letters of the alphabet (upper case & lower case).
  • Identify the sounds that each letter makes.
  • Print their first & last name.
  • Identify the basic colors of the rainbow.
  • Identify the basic two dimensional shapes (bonus for knowing three dimensional shapes).
  • Recognize​​​​​​ numbers 1-20.
  • Practice counting by ones and tens (end of year goal is to count by both to 100).
  • Counting out objects to make groups of up to 20.
  • Help them identify and create rhyming words.
  • Practice coloring.
  • Practice cutting & gluing.
  • Encourage them to follow simple directions.
  • Practice being able to handle their own personal needs such as putting on and taking off their jacket. They should be able to zipper, snap & button most of their own clothing.
  • Help them learn to tie their own shoes.
  • Encourage proper hand washing & personal hygiene (use of tissues).
  • Independently open their own food & drinks for snack and lunch.
  • Practice address & phone number (end of year goal is to know both).
  • Model and encourage respectful behavior and good listening skills.

Our year end goal in Kindergarten is for everyone to be reading and writing independently!

The following list includes the 100 sight words we will be introducing:

              a          did            hot            not            ten

              all         down           I             of             that

              am        drink           if             off            the

              an         fast           in             on             three

              and        find           into           one            to

              are        for            is             pick            too

              ask        full            it             play           two

              at         fun            its            pull            up

              away      get           jump           put            upon

              be          go           just           ran             us

              best       good          let            red            was

              big         got           let's          run            we

              black       had          like           said            well

              blue        has          little          see            went

              brown      have         look           seven          where

              but         he           make          she            with

              can         help         me             sit             will

              come       here         must           six            yellow

              cut         him          my            stop            yes

              do          his           no            tell             you