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Preschool (Mrs. Krow)

December Newsletter 2020


Dear Preschool Parents,

It's hard to believe that November is over and December is already here!  The Preschool class has had so much fun this past month learning about Thanksgiving, families, and Turkeys!  

During this time of the year I feel so blessed to be where I am, surrounded by such a wonderful family, co-teachers, friends, children and parents.  The people at Mater Dolorosa are amazing and they help make my job so rewarding.  

December is a month that we all look forward to.  It is a busy month, we enjoy talking about the birth of Jesus, Santa, singing Christmas carols and making presents for our loved ones.  We talk about families, love, giving and sharing.  It is so wonderful to be able to share our holiday traditions and learn and appreciate our likenesses and differences.  Christmas is a wonderful opportunity to instill special values in our children.  Teaching children to be thoughtful, kind and giving can be a daily activity in their lives that will last a lifetime. We will share many stories and talk about simple acts of kindness that we can all do.  Our Toy Drive would be a great opportunity if you are able to participate.

A few reminders:

  1. Please update your child’s change of clothes.

  2. Please leave an extra pair of sneakers or slippers at school.

  3. Please make sure your child has a hat, mittens, boots and a warm jacket for outdoor play.  Snow suits are not needed.

  4. Please continue to look at your child’s folder daily.

  5. Please check Bloomz daily as well.


Dec. 7th  (Saint Nicholas Day)

Please have your child bring a shoe to school to leave outside our classroom in hopes that Saint Nicholas will fill it with a special treat.  


Dec. 7-11 ( Author Focus  Week--Jan Brett)

Fun with Jan Brett!!  This week the children will enjoy many wonderful winter stories from this author.  For example: The Mitten, The Three Snow Bears, and The Hat just to name a few.  Many activities and crafts will enhance this unit.  


December 11th ( Pajama Day--Fundraiser for the Connecticut Children’s Hospital)

More information will be coming soon on this special day.


Dec. 14-23 ( Christmas)

This is a two week unit on the birth of Jesus, Advent and Christmas.  We will share stories, create crafts and presents, sing, dance and participate in many Christmas activities.  This should be a couple of fun weeks for everyone!!

Dec. 23rd is a half day with a dismissal time at 11:15.


We would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy Christmas and a beautiful New Year.  Love, Mrs. Krow and Mrs. Poirier