Preschool (Ms. Mercier)

 Hello Preschool-4 Families!
    Welcome to Mater Dolorosa School! We are so excited to have you as a part of our school family. During preschool, your child will have fun while they learn social skills, school routine, numbers, letters, shapes, songs, and much more! Mater Dolorosa's 4 Year Old Program is a place to learn through play experiences. The preschool 4 classroom is geared toward hands-on exploration to develop fine motor skills, cognitive skills, and foster creativity in a loving, positive environment. We play with a purpose in preschool!
    You will receive a monthly newsletter describing the upcoming curriculum, important dates, and reminders. We cover all the Common Core preschool standards through the emerging interests of the children. This emergent curriculum incorporates the interests of the group with the development of preschool skills. In this way, we validate the children for their ideas, and create a community of learners. 
    Parents, caregivers, and teachers are very important people in a child's world and it is essential to maintain open communication. During the school year, please feel free to leave a note in your child's folder, send me an email, or send me a messsage through our Bloomz class app. I will check my email daily and get back to you as soon as possible. For questions and concerns that require an immediate response, please call the office at (413)532-2831. 
    Thank you so much for sharing your children with our Preschool-4 Class. I truly look forward to getting to know each and every one of them as individuals, and teaching them how special it can be to be a part of a group. We are going to have a great year!
Ms. Mercier

Preschool-4 Required Supply List:

Backpack (no preschool size please)

Lunch Box (only if not getting school lunch)

Nap Items (small pillow, blanket, and stuffed animal)

1 reusable bag to hold nap items (no larger than 14X14)

2 gallon size Ziploc Bags (for change of clothes)

2 Elmer's brand Glue Sticks

1 small bottle of Elmer's white glue (large is too big for their little hands)

1 pack of Crayola washable markers (Classic Colors pack)

1 pack of Crayola crayons (8 pack)

1 set of water colors

1 expo dry erase black marker (slim are preferred)

1 roll of select a size Paper Towels

1 Box of Tissues

1 Container of Clorox Wipes

1 large men's t-shirt (to be used as a paint smock)