Kindergarten (Mrs. Jagnarine)

 Tuesday                                                                                                      September 11, 2018

Dear Kindergarten Families,

Today, you would have seen a letter explaining the new app (Class Dojo) that I have decided to use for communication in your child’s folder.  This app will be used to share pictures, reminders, important announcements, and what our kindergarteners are working on. This app will only be visible to parents that have signed up. This app has a cool feature where every child will be able to have their own story- that is, I can post a picture of your child under his or her name and it would only be available to the parent/ parents who have signed up.  More than one parent is welcome to sign up.

All parents will be able to view the class section where class photos, reminders, news and updates will be posted. I will try to post at least twice a week.

Thus far, our schedule in Kindergarten has the following specials:

  1. Mondays, we have Gym
  2. Tuesdays, we have Library
  3. Wednesdays, we have Computers
  4. Thursdays, we have art in the art class (Every other Thursday that is) I personally will try to keep art every Thursday so that our kids will have a set schedule and look forward to it and so I have decided to do an art project with them on the Thursdays they will not be going to art class.

Our first Mass will be held on Thursday at 9:30am.

Right now, our kids have been working on lots of letter recognition, writing their names with the beginning letter in uppercase followed by all lower cases, and matching the uppercase to lowercase letters.

P.s Ask your child to sing and share with you the songs they learned about Our Five Senses.


Kindergarten (Mrs. Sarah Jagnarine)

Welcome back to school Kindergarteners and families!

         My name is Mrs. Sarah Jagnarine. I am the new Kindergarten Teacher for the 2018-2019 School year.  I would like to introduce myself as we head into our new school year.  I am catholic and a member of the St. Therese of Lisieux Church in South Hadley. I have graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2017 with two bachelor's degrees: My first bachelor degree is in Early Childhood Education (Pre-K-Grade Two) which have been endorsed with the Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) certificate and my second degree is in Psychology.  This is a super exciting year for me as I have just gotten married and this is my first classroom in a school. I have worked one year in a preschool classroom in a daycare environment. I have always been very excited to teach kindergarten as this is my favourite grade as it is where our children learn handwriting, are introduced to mathematics, social studies, and science. It is also the year that we will focus on phonics, sounding out our words to hear the individual sounds and then putting them together.

I am very excited to be a part of the Mater Dolorosa School family.

For the school year your child will need:

  • Crayons (24 count would be ideal)
  • 1 pack of triconderoga pencils (12 count)
  • Eraser
  • 2 rolls of paper towels
  • 2 box of tissue
  • 1 pack of gluesticks
  • 2 large container of lysol or clorox wipes

Please feel free to email me any questions. Looking forward to a great school year together. 

Mrs. Jagnarine