Welcome to Pre-K 4

                   


We had a wonderful time on our trip!!!  The children enjoyed the performance - it was magical!


Christmas Concert - Monday, 12/18 - 9:00am

Christmas is Coming!! 12/11 - 12/15

Thank you for all the gently used books.  We have a mountain of books to donate to the less fortunate.  This Wednesday, 12/13 is the last day I will be collecting.

As Christmas approaches we will finish our family gifts, make a Santa mask, letter and number match and on Friday make a nativity for our homes.  Our field trip is Thursday, 12/14.  Letter of the week is C and we will continue to review numbers 1-10.

Upcoming events -

Santa workshop - 12/13 - 12/15 - a notice with envelope was sent home on Friday.

12/14 - Field Trip - please make sure your child is in full uniform

12/18 - Christmas concert - 9:00am - Your child can dress up for this occasion.  If you would like to take your child home after the concert please let me know and you will have to sign them out at the front office.

12/20 - Pajama day and class party!!

12/21 - 12 noon dismissal - No Aftercare - Christmas vacation begins 









It is Better to Give Than to Receive - 12/4 - 12/8

It was wonderful to see you all at conferences!

 Today, 12/3, is the first Sunday of Advent.  Please have your child place a flame on their wreath.

This week we will be learning through books and discussion that it is better to give than to receive.  With this in mind we will be making cards for a nursing home and making presents and cards for our family. We will continue to collect gently used books for those who do not have any.   On Friday we will attend mass for the Immaculate Conception.  Our letter of the week is M and we will review the numbers 1-10.

Friday, 12/8 - 12 noon dismissal - No Aftercare


Getting Ready for Christmas 11/27 - 12/1
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
This week we will focus on getting our hearts ready for Baby Jesus by learning about Advent and making our Advent wreaths.  We will also discuss other things our families do to get ready for Christmas (baking, decorating)  The letter of the week is J.  We will start to learn the number words for 1-10.

For our class Advent project we will be collecting gently used children's books for WIC (Women Infants and Children) in Paterson.  If you have any books your child has out grown or is not interested in any more please send them in and your child will place them in our Advent basket.  Even though Advent begins next Sunday you may send in now.

Mark your calendars -

Friday, Dec. 1st - 12 noon dismissal
Parent Teacher Conferences 1:00 - 3:00, 5:00 - 6:30.  If you cannot make these times please let me know and we will schedule another time.

Friday, 12/8 - 12 noon dismissal - Feast of Immaculate Conception

Monday, 12/18 - 9:00am - PreK - K Christmas Concert


Happy Thanksgiving 11/20 - 11/22
This week we will sequence the story of Thanksgiving and review all our letters and numbers to date.  There is no show and tell.  On Wednesday we will join together with the other classes for our school wide Thanksgiving Feast.  If you  have not sent in a stuffing for the feast please do so tomorrow, 11/20.  Please send in a picture of your child by Monday, November 27th.  We will be using the picture for a Christmas project.

Wishing you all a Blessed Thanksgiving!  Enjoy your time with family and friends.

Dates to remember

Wed., 11/22 - 12 noon dismissal - Thanksgiving Vacation begins - No Aftercare
Friday, 12/1 - 12 noon dismissal - Parent Teacher Conferences (more to follow)
Friday, 12/8 - 12 noon dismissal - Feast of Immaculate Conception
Monday, 12/18 - 9:00am - PreK - K Christmas Concert

We Give Thanks 11/13-11/17
This week we will read about the first Thanksgiving and get ready for this special holiday.  We will be making cornucopias, Pilgrim and Native American attire and a special gift for our families. We will also be reviewing patterns.  The letter of the week is Tt and the number is ten.

The children did a terrific job on their Family Turkey Projects.  Each child stood in front of the class and told everyone what they were thankful for.  The turkeys will now be put in the hallway for all to enjoy.

We had a wonderful time on our trip to the Police Station.  A big thank you to Grace's dad, Mr. Mulligan for helping us arrange  the trip.  The children did a great job walking to the station.

Thank you for all the donations for the Food Drive.  Our class box was overflowing!

Our school wide Thanksgiving Feast will be on Wednesday, 11/22 -

If you have not sent in the permission slip along with $20 for the 12/14 field trip, please do so ASAP - thank you.

Please have your child practice putting on their coat. We are learning how to zip our jackets, please practice at home.  Thanks!

Dates to remember

Wed., 11/22 - 12 noon dismissal - Thanksgiving Vacation begins - No Aftercare
Friday, 12/1 - 12 noon dismissal - Parent Teacher Conferences (more to follow)
Friday, 12/8 - 12 noon dismissal - Feast of Immaculate Conception
Monday, 12/18 - 9:00am - PreK - K Christmas Concert


Upcoming Events
St. Leo's Feast Day - Saturday, 11/11 -
Mass at 5:30
Dinner to follow
(see family folder for more info)

Paint Night - Friday, 11/10
St. Leo's School - 7pm
(see family folder for more info)

Thanksgiving Food Drive 
week of Nov. 6
PreK 4 is asked to bring in Peanut butter and jelly
Please send in by Friday, 11/10
Thank you!


Barnyard Sounds/Thanksgiving 11/6 - 11/10

This week we will continue our lesson on barnyard animals and roll right into our Thanksgiving lesson.  Also during the week we will visit the Police Station (Wednesday) and also salute our Veterans (Friday).  Letter of the week is Y and the number is 9.  Please remember to send in the Turkey family project on Monday, 11/6.

Please send in the permission slip and $20 for our December field trip - thanks!

Our Halloween celebration was a big success!  Thank you to all who send in items for our party.  Also the children went home with a bag full of goodies - you all were very generous!!

Saturday November 11 - Feast of St. Leo - please see Family Folder for more details.


Save the Date: 
Feast of St. Leo - Saturday, November 11, 2017
More details coming soon

St. Leo's School will be contributing by making baskets for a small tricky tray that will be at the event after 5:30 mass. We are asking that each student contribute a small donation of $2-$5 no later than this Friday, 11/03 so the items can be purchased and the baskets can be made in time. 

Thank you!!


Halloween/Barnyard Dance 10/30 -11/3

We start our week by celebrating Halloween. On Monday we will put our hands in monster brains (oatmeal) untangle spider webs (Easter grass) to find a spider (spider ring) and navigate eye balls (golf balls) to find a pumpkin sticker. We will also use ghost goop (shaving cream) to make ghosts. Our class celebration will be on Tuesday (please read below). On Wednesday we will be going to mass for All Saints Day. We end the week by starting our theme Barnyard Dance. Letter of the week is X and the number is 8. For show and tell your child can bring in an item that has a X in the word ( fox, box etc.)


Halloween Celebration

Our Halloween party will be on Tuesday 10/31. Your child can come dressed in their costume. Please plan on sending treats in for each child in the class - 18 children - as we will be Trick or Treating in class. Each child will hand out their treats to the other children.

The Halloween parade for the school is at 11:00am - all are invited to attend. You may take your child home after the parade. Please send a note if you plan to do this so we have your child packed up and ready to go. You will need to sign your child out at the front office - we will meet you there. Dismissal for all others is a 12 noon in back parking lot.


Now that the cold weather is coming please make sure your child's name is in all sweaters, sweat shirts and coats. Also please work with them on putting their coats on and zippering, buttoning and snapping. We are working on this in school.


Tuesday 10/31 - 12 noon dismissal - No Aftercare


Friday 11/3 - 12 Noon dismissal


Pumpkin Contest - pumpkins need to be in by Monday 10/30 - see Family Folder


If you have not sent in the permission slip for our trip to the Police Station please do so by Wed. 11/1


Last week to send in change for the Hurricane Relief.









The Haunted House - 10/23 - 10/27

Hoots and howls are coming from the Haunted House as we get ready for Halloween! We will learn how to sequence a story, write in our journals, make our Trick or Treat bags and sing and dance to Halloween music. Our letter of the week is H and the number is 7.


Our Halloween party will be on Tuesday 10/31. Your child can come dressed in their costume. Please plan on sending treats in for each child in the class - 18 children - as we will be Trick or Treating in class (Trick or Treat bags will be made in school). Each child will hand out their treats to the other children.

The Halloween parade for the school is at 11:00am - all are invited to attend.


Please continue to review the Family Folder and the School Calendar.


Friday 10/27 - Early dismissal 12 noon - RCAN mass - No aftercare


Tuesday 10/31 - Early dismissal 12 noon - No aftercare


Friday 11/3 - Early dismissal 12 noon - faculty meeting







Things that go Bump in the Night- Real or Pretend

Bats, skeleton bones and brooms - with Halloween just two weeks away these are just a few of the fun things we will talk about and decide - are they real or are they pretend. Also this week we talk about fire safety and have a visit from the local fire department. Letter of the week is B and the number of the week is 6.


Our Halloween party will be on Tuesday 10/31. Your child can come dressed in their costume. Please plan on sending treats in for each child in the class - 18 children - as we will be Trick or Treating in class ( bags will be made in school).


Student Council is sponsoring a COIN WAR ( coins or dollar bills) among all classes for the Hurricane relief fund for the month of October.  The class with the most money will win a treat - so send in your extra change!


Please continue to read the Family Folder and the School Calendar.


The Pumpkin Patch - 10/10 - 10/13

How do pumpkins grow, do pumpkins sink or float, what does the inside of a pumpkin feel like- these will be just  3 of the questions we will answer as we examine pumpkins.  We will also use our 5 senses while doing our pumpkin science.  Letter of the week is Pp and the number of the week is 5.

Pictures are being posted on the class photos section.  Please take a peek!

Please send in your pennies for the Coin War listed above.  All proceeds for the Hurricane relief fund.  Thank you!

Please continue to have your child practice writing their name.  Also please review the alphabet with your child.

No school Monday, 10/9 - Columbus Day

If your child purchased a Pink t-shirt they may wear it on Friday 10/13.

No school Monday, 10/16 - Professional Development for teachers.


Week of Respect - 10/2 - 10/6

Our class will join the join the rest of the school in learning and showing RESPECT!
In class we will be reading various books showing the children how to be kind to others and to show respect.  We will make Captain Kindness puppets, learn how to heal a broken heart and participate in a compliment circle.  This week we will also make bird feeders for our outdoor friends to celebrate St. Francis.  On Thursday we will talk about the explorer Christopher Columbus.  Our letter of the week is R and the number of the week is 4. 

If your family has a pet please remember to send in a picture for our St. Francis bulletin board.

Please continue to review the Family Folder and the school calendar. 

Monday - 10/2 - Wear blue and gold for spirit day.  Show respect for your school.

Wednesday - 10/4 Wear your favorite team jersey or t-shirt 'to team up against bullying'

Friday - 10/6 First Friday mass - 10:00am - all families are invited to attend.
Dismissal will be at 12 noon for Pre K 4.  Back parking lot.

During  the week students will participate in events dedicated to Respect for their School, their Peers and their Community.

Reminder  - No school Monday, 10/9 - Columbus Day


Fall into Autumn - 9/25 - 9/29

As the leaves change color and the weather gets cooler, we know Fall is here!  We will learn why leaves change color and and we will explore our Fall science table.  At the week of the week we will take a nature walk.  The letter of the week is F and the number of the week is 3.

Picture day is Wednesday, 9/27.  Students should be in full uniform.

If your child has a pet please send in a picture ASAP - they will be displayed on the front bulletin board for the Feast of St. Francis.

Picture Day - 9/22 - postponed until next week.
 more info to follow





Let’s​ ​Fall​ ​Into​ ​Fun!  
Join us for our 2nd Annual Parent Night out Friday, September 22nd

 It’s going to be a great night AGAIN​! There is NO​ charge, NO​ fundraising. Just a chance for all of us to get together, get to know one another, have LOTS of fun, and make great memories. We are providing the music, and the location. All you have to do is bring food, drinks, and even a friend or two! It’s that easy! The fun begins at 7:30pm in St. Leo’s School Gym~ See you then! If you have any questions, please contact Kim @ kshamah@stleosschool.org **ANYONE ATTENDING MUST BE 21 YEARS OR OLDER**


The Four Seasons - 9/18 - 9/22

This week we will learn why the season's change and what makes the weather rearrange.  We will have a seasonal scavenger hunt, make seasonal shapes and sign different seasonal songs. This week we will also review shapes.  Our letter of the week is S and the number of the week is 2.

Please continue to have your child practice writing their name.

Picture Day for our class is Friday, 9/22.  All children should be in full uniform  Forms were sent out on Friday and need to be returned.

If you are interested in attending a Protecting God's Children Workshop, St Leo's will be hosting one on Sunday, 9/24.  Flyers were sent out last week.

Have a good week!