Mrs. Katie Eakes -- Room 207




Kindergarten Updates:


Please join us on Thursday, March 1st in the Church at

9:00 a.m. for our School Mass celebrated by Bishop Malone.


The H.S.A. will host a Theme Tray Basket Auction on

Sunday, March 4th

at 1:00 p.m. in the gym.

As a special preview event, the school children will have a chance to win items in a special


on March 1st & 2nd during their scheduled lunch period.

Tickets are 3 for $1 or 20 for $5.

If you would like your child to participate, please send in an envelope marked with your child's name and the amount of tickets you are buying.


The Buffalo Bandits will be at St. John's on Monday, March 5th & Tuesday, March 6th!

KINDERGARTEN will have a special session with the Bandits on Tuesday!

Please be sure that your child is dressed appropriately for gym on that day.

Everyone needs to wear sneakers.

We are so excited to have this opportunity with the Buffalo Bandits!


On Tuesdays in March there will be special $1 dress down days!

Even though Kindergarten does not wear uniforms this is a great way to help them understand the spirit of giving during Lent.

March 6th - Dress in Bandits Colors (Orange/Purple/Black)

March 13th - Dress in Green for St. Patty's Day

March 20th & March 27th (your choice)

Please consider sending in $1 with your child on these special 

Tuesdays in March to support Catholic Charities.


There will be a Mandatory Parent Meeting on

Thursday, March 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.

Please mark your calendars for this important event.


If you ordered Easter Candy please be sure to pick up your order

in the gym on Thursday, March 15th.


Please join us on Friday, March 23rd at 1:10 p.m. in the Church for the 

Stations of the Cross.  During this Lenten Season, we are able to see the Stations of the Cross brought to life by our St. John's students.  This reenactment helps our Kindergarten students to understand what this Easter Season is all about.

Easter Recess

We will have an Early dismissal day on Wednesday, March 28th at 11 a.m.

The Easter Break will be from Thursday, March 29th- Sunday, April 8th.

School will resume on Monday, April 9th.


If your child has not returned their completed February Book It Form,

please send it in so we can add them to our Book It Chart.

  Our chart is not as filled as we would expect it to be.

The March Book It Forms were sent home with your child.  

It is our goal that each child is reading 15-20 minutes every day.

Once they return their form, they will receive a certificate good for a

FREE personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut. 


  1st - Mass with Bishop Malone in the Church at 9:00 a.m.

 4th - H.S.A. Theme Tray in the gym 1:00 - ?

 6th - Buffalo Bandits will instruct Kindergarten!

 8th - H.S.A. Mandatory Parent Meeting in the gym 6:30 p.m.

12th - No School (Staff Development Day)

13th - Dairy Farm Assembly

15th - Easter Candy Pick Up in the gym

16th - Irish Dancing Assembly

23rd - Stations of the Cross in the Church at 1:10 p.m.

28th - Early Dismissal 11:00 a.m.

29th-April 8th - Easter Break

April 9th - School Resumes

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 handwashing & 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