Teacher's Name: Mrs. Marie Doyle

Grade/Subject:  Kindergarten   Room 208

Contact: mdoyle@stjohnskenmore.com 

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On Wednesday, May 2nd we will celebrate our Kindergarten Mass in the Chapel.

The children have been practicing very hard for this Mass and look forward to

celebrating with our Kindergarten Families!

This will be a Dress Up Day for Kindergarten.

You may sign your child out in their classroom following the Mass

if you would like to take them home with you.

After school care is still available if needed on Wednesday.


Even though Kindergarten does not wear uniforms they will need to

use a planner in first grade.  The cost of the planner is $5.

These dress down days (the 5 Tuesdays in May) serve as a way to pay for the planner $1 at a time.  The upper grade students like to split the cost of the planner so that they can dress down. If you would prefer to pay for the planner all at once, please send in $5.


Kindergarten will attend the Scholastic Book Fair during their scheduled Library Period

on Monday, May 7th at 12:30 pm.

There are many books to choose from at this cash and carry event.

Please remember to include a little extra to cover the cost of sales tax.

There will be an evening shopping event on Wednesday, May 9th from 6-9 pm.

Please enter through the front flagpole doors on Belmont Avenue.


The Kindergarten Students will have an opportunity to shop at the Mother's Day Plant Sale on Wednesday, May 9th at 9:15 am.

There will be a variety of small plants and herbs available.

If you would like your child to purchase plants, please send money in an envelope clearly labeled with their Name, Plant Sale, K #208 and a list of who they are buying plants for. 

Please send in a small shoe box or handled gift bag to make it easy for them to carefully transport their plants.


Please join us for Mass at 9:00 am in the Church on Thursday, May 10th as we we celebrate Ascension Thursday with our school and parish.  This is a Holy Day of Obligation.


There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, May 11th due to a Staff Development Day.


Our May Crowning of Mary will take place in the Church at 9:00 am on

Monday, May 14th. 

Our 3rd graders, dressed in their First Communion outfits will do the honors. 


On Thursday, May 24th following their lunch period at 11:50, the Kindergarten students will attend Kidz Biz in the gym.

  Kidz Biz is an opportunity for our older students to create and run a business.  They may be selling refreshments, hosting an activity or whatever ingenious idea they have come up with.

   The cost for items runs from .50 to $5.00.

Everyone will be attending this event so if you would like to send in money for your child to shop please put it in an envelope with your child's NAME, Kindergarten #208 and Kidz Biz clearly labeled on it so we can keep track of it for them.

Please consider supporting our young St. John's entrepreneurs!


There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, May 25th or Monday, May 28th

in recognition of the Memorial Day Holiday.


Join us on Thursday, May 24th from 6-9 pm  for our first ever Rock Around the Block

Outdoor Concert and Food Truck event!

What a great way to kick off the Memorial Day Long Weekend and enjoy

music, food and fun with our St. John's families!


If your child has any completed Book It Forms that were not turned in,

please send it in so that we can add them to our Book It Chart and give them their

FREE Pizza Hut personal pan pizza certificate.


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

Please continue encouraging them to read!


We would like to wish all our Mother's, Grandmother's and Aunts

a very Happy Mother's Day! 


 2nd - KINDERGARTEN MASS 12:30 pm in the Chapel

  7th - Scholastic Book Fair in the Library (Kindergarten 12:30)

 9th - Mother's Day Plant Sale (Kindergarten 9:15 am)

           Book Fair Evening Hours: 6-9 pm

10th - Ascension Thursday Mass 9 am in the Church

11th - NO SCHOOL (Staff Development Day)

13th - Mother's Day 

14th - May Crowning 9 am in the Church

24th - Kidz Biz in the gym (Kindergarten 11:50 am)

           Rock Around the Block Outdoor Concert and Food Trucks 6-9 pm

25th - 28th- NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day Weekend

29th- 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