HAPPY SPRING!

Preschool (Mrs. Kelly)

Wow! We can’t believe we are in our final two months of preschool.  This school year has just flown by! The students have matured, made many new friends, and they have learned so much.  We are so proud of each and every student, and we thank you for sharing them with us.  It has truly been a pleasure getting to know all of the wonderful students and families.  The next few weeks are a very busy time of the year.  Please be sure to check our classroom Bloomz page for any updates.  There are MANY volunteer opportunities coming up.

Spring weather

A reminder to parents: May and June are wonderful weather months. Preschool will take advantage of this weather. We will be spending more time outside when we can. Please make sure your child is wearing sun block and dressed for the temperature of the day. We would like to give a gentle reminder that sandals and flip flops are not good school shoes. Students who wear these shoes spend most of recess fixing their shoes and dealing with prickly, uncomfortable mulch on their feet. Please try to send your student in sneakers every day. If it is a difficult morning, please put the sneakers in the backpack, and we can help them change at school.

Important Dates

  • May 1st  Spaghetti supper – 4-6:30 PM in the social center. Great volunteer opportunity
  • May 2nd Middle School Play – 6 PM Social center All are welcome! (Disclaimer:  The subject matter is about a murder trial, but in a humorous way.)
  • May 4th Cinco De Derby – 5-8 PM Holyoke Merry Go Round – Buy tickets ahead of time.
  • May 10th Walk-a-thon - More information has been sent home for pledges and student colors (volunteer opportunity)
  • May 11th First Communion for our 2nd Graders – Our Lady of the Cross- 10:00 AM
  • May 13th Holyoke Gas and Electric – 8:30 AM Bike Safety and Electricity safety
  • May 13th Crowning of Mary – 1:00 PM Outside of the social center. All are welcome!
  • May 15th Preschool Field Trip to Lupa Zoo
  • May 15th Battle of the Books – Upper grade competition with other schools
  • May 22nd – Rain date Preschool Field Trip to Lupa Zoo
  • May 23rd  Step Up Day – 9-10 AM  All of our students will get the opportunity to visit their classroom for next year.  Students only and paperwork will be sent home from next year’s teacher.  There will be an Orientation night that will include parents in August.
  • May 27th Memorial Day- there will be no school
  • June TBD Field Day and BBQ  (volunteer opportunity)
  • June 5th 8th Grade Graduation 6:00 PM – Our Lady of the Cross Parish
  • June 7th Preschool Fun Day – A more detailed post on Bloomz to come. Great volunteer opportunity.
  • June 10th Rain date Preschool Fun Day
  • June 11th Ice cream party for summer birthdays – A more detailed post to come.
  • June 12th Last day of preschool – will be a full day of school with after school program available
  • June 13th Kindergarten Graduation - 9:30 AM - Gym
  • June 14th Last day of school for everyone else- Half day 11:30 AM dismissal – No After school program

Curriculum Themes:

April 29th – May 3rd Careers/Community helpers Preschoolers will learn about the many careers that are in our own community with parents coming in and talking about their careers. 

May 6th – May 10th Things that go This theme we will discuss things in motion.

May 13th-17th Zoo Animals What is a zoo? What will we see in a zoo?

May 20th – May 24th Farm animals What is a farm?  What will we see on a farm?

May 27th  – May 31st  Ocean Life What do you see in the ocean?  The preschoolers will be discovering the animals they may see.

June 2nd – June 12th Summer What are all of the fun things that we do during the summer months when we are not at school?  Can’t wait to find out!

Please keep in mind…

  • Please return your re-enrollment slips as soon as possible. The FACTS website is also open to re-enroll and to enroll new students! Do not wait!
  • At the end of the year, we are always looking for parents to take different items home to do some heavy duty cleaning-smocks, toys, etc.  We will post when we are ready to start that process.  These are counted as volunteer hours.  Feel free to reach out to us if you are interested.
  • GREAT JOB FAMILIES!  We appreciate all that you do, your children are absolutely wonderful, they amaze us and make us laugh every day, and we are blessed to be their teachers.  It will be hard to let them go this year. 

 

Thanks for all that you do!  The preschoolers are great because of you!  Should parents have any questions, please email me at ckelly@materdolorosaschool.org or message me on Bloomz.