Teacher's Name: Mrs. Marie Doyle

Grade/Subject:  Kindergarten   Room 208

Contact: mdoyle@stjohnskenmore.com 

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It is so hard to believe that our Kindergarten year is coming to a close!

The children have grown and learned SO MUCH!

There are some very special days ahead so please be sure to check your calendar!


Wednesday, June 6th is an 11:00 a.m. early dismissal day.

After School Care is available. 


On Monday, June 11th our wonderful Home School Association will sponsor

field days at St. John's!  

There will be games, activities and inflatable bounce houses for the children to enjoy.

 Please be sure to have your child wear shorts (or pants), socks and sneakers to school.

We will be wearing our Class Memory T-shirts which we have here at school.

Please be sure to apply sunscreen to your child if the day calls for it.

There will be a FREE Hot Dog Lunch provided.

If your child does not care for hot dogs, please send a lunch to school with them.

The cafeteria is closed and we can not order them an alternate lunch.


On Wednesday, June 13th we will debut our Kindergarten Play!

There will be a performance for the school children at 8:30 a.m. followed by the

performance for our parents and families at 10:00 a.m. in the gym.

The children have been practicing very hard for this play

 and we look forward to entertaining all our Kindergarten Families!

Your Kindergarten student will be released to the person you designated on the Early Release Form that you returned to school immediately following the performance.

There is no After School Care available for Kindergarten on June 13th.


Our Kindergarten families are welcome to join us on the front lawn by the flagpole for a bring your own picnic lunch at 11:10 a.m. on Thursday, June 14th. 

We will all walk to Anderson's following our picnic.

(Arrangements will be made to keep us dry at school in case of rain.)

We will be back to school in time for our normal 2:00 dismissal.

This will be our LAST DAY of KINDERGARTEN!

 We thank you for sharing your children with us!

We will truly miss them but are confident in our knowledge that they are 

prepared and ready for first grade! 


Please continue to encourage them to read and write throughout the summer.

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

Please practice their sight words regularly.


We would like to wish all our Father's, Grandfather's and

Uncles very Happy Father's Day! 


  1st - Moving Up Day Ceremony (7th & 8th graders) at 9 a.m. in the Church

  6th - Early Dismissal 11:00 a.m.

  7th - H.S.A. Meeting 7 p.m. in the Reina Room

 11th - Field Day & Hot Dog Cookout (wear socks, shorts and sunscreen)

13th - Kindergarten Play 10:00 a.m. in the gym.  Dismissal for Kindergarten

           students only following the play.


           Picnic at 11:10 a.m. followed by a walk to Anderson's


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