Teacher's Name: Mrs. Marie Doyle

Grade/Subject:  Kindergarten   

Contact: mdoyle@stjohnskenmore.com 


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This month Kindergarten will celebrate the 100th Day of School

 on Tuesday, February 26th!

We will be doing many special activities and will even eat a special 100th Day snack:

the number 100 made with a sausage link and mini bagels!

Your child will not need to bring a snack on this special day.

Please be sure to send in your child's 100th Day Project by Friday, February 8th.


Due to the unexpected snow days, our Catholic School Week was interrupted!

Activities will be rescheduled so please watch your child's take home folder for information.

                   Scheduled so far:

                                2/14 (Thurs.) Mt. St. Mary Jazz Band Concert 11:45 a.m.

                                2/15 (Fri.) Special Dress Down Day:

                                                 Mismatch/Crazy Hair/Crazy Socks

                                                 Talent Show 8:30 a.m. in the Gym.

                               2/25 (Mon.) Special Dress Down Day:

                                 *SJS Orange Class T-shirts* 

                                                  *We have the T-shirts here at school so no one forgets!

                               2/26 (Tues.) UB Bulls Basketball Game* 7:00 p.m.

                                         *Present your original ticket from the snow day



Each year the Social Justice Committee of St. John's participates in the

Ken-Ton Sleep Out for the Homeless.

There will be a special $1 Dress Down Day on Friday, February 8th

to support this cause.


The monthly H.S.A. meeting will be held on Thursday, February 7th at 7:00 p.m.

in the Reina Community Room.

There will be a special H.S.A. Father/Daughter Dance on Saturday, February 9th.

The H.S.A. Theme Tray Event will be held on Sunday, March 3rd from 1-5 p.m. in the Gym.

There will be a special Children's Theme Tray in the cafeteria during lunch on

Thursday, February 28th and Friday, March 1st.

Please watch your child's Take Home Folder for details.


We will be celebrating Valentine's Day in our classroom on Thursday, February 14th.

A note was sent home with information about sending in Valentine's

and candy to pass out (we ask that you do not send in anything flavored peach or raspberry

due to an allergy) along with the Class List.

We will be having a special Valentine's Day Snack so your child

will not need to bring a snack on that day.


There will be NO SCHOOL the week of February 18th-22nd.

School will resume on Monday, February 25th.



  7th - H.S.A. Meeting 7:00 p.m. - Reina Community Room 

  8th -  $1.00 DRESS DOWN - Sleep Out for the Homeless


 18th - 22nd - NO SCHOOL - FEBRUARY BREAK 


             UB Bulls Basketball Game 7:00 p.m.      


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