We are accepting registration in limited classes.  Please call the school at (413) 532-2831 for more information.  Thank you!

Preschool (Mrs. Kelly)

Preschool-3-year-old program - Parent Information

Welcome to Mater Dolorosa School! I am 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 3-Year-Old Preschool Program is a place to learn through play experiences. Our 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.  I have provided a list of supplies needed for the start of the school year.  If you would like a full copy of the beginning of the year orientation paperwork, there are hard copies in the office.  If you would like it to be emailed, please feel free to email me at the address below.  If you have questions before the start of school you may email me at ckelly@materdolorosaschool.org. I check my email daily and will be in touch with 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 me. I truly look forward to getting to know 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!


Mrs. Kelly

Preschool-3 Required Supply List

Backpack (no preschool size please)

Lunch Box (only if not getting school lunch)

Nap Items (small pillow, small blanket, and small stuffed animal-none that make noises please)

1 reusable shopping bag to hold nap things (no larger than 14x14)

2-gallon size Ziploc Bags (for change of clothes)

2 Large Elmer’s brand Glue Stick

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

1 eight pack Crayola washable markers

1 eight pack Large Crayola crayons

1 Crayola water color 8 colors

1 pair of round tip Fiskars scissors

1 large pack of construction paper

1 expo dry erase black marker (slim are preferred)

1 Roll of select a size Paper towels

1 Box of Tissues (pull from the top style)

1 Container of Clorox Wipes