The students found a pot of gold.....
March is upon us. Which means the days of school remaining is minimal, especially since spring break will be here very soon and then Easter next month.
The week of March 4th will be very short. There is no school for pre-k and kindergarten on the 4th, 5th or 8th. On the 4th and 5th we will be doing kindergarten screening and the 8th is conferences.
Please refer to the St Jude web site, for all the happenings going on in the school and church.
Thank you all so much for sharing your precious child(ren) with me.
Half way through our second week of school, both class's are doing amazing.
We have started our "round trip" folders. Please check them each day and put them back in their backpacks. If you have things for me, please put it in the folder and I will be sure to get it. I will do the same.
We will NOT be doing our "clip" reward system. Studies have shown that this does nothing for a childs self esteem. I will be doing other forms of "rewards" Please don't ask your child "what color" they got. There are no colors.
Please have them read the word of the week to you.
When they come into the classroom, they are to get a squirt of hand sanitizer before putting backpacks away. The round trip folder will go on their cubby shelf.
We are working on coughing and sneezing into their elbow. Please reinforce this at home.
There is a peanut allergy in the MWF class, so please DO NOT send snacks containing peanuts.
Check out St. Jude Preschool fb page.
Thank you for sharing your most precious treasure with me.
I am so excited about this school year getting started.
Our Open House is this Thursday the 16th from 10-12. It is a come and go event, so please plan on stopping by anytime during this 2 hour period.
The first days of school are;
Monday 20th for the MWF pre-k kiddos
Tuesday 21st for the T/th preschool kiddos
I look forward to meeting you all this Thursday the 16th.
KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP IS TUESDAY THE 27TH at 4:00. please bring any questions you may have.
Dr. Seuss Week
Week of February 26th – March 2nd
Monday – we missed this day!
Tuesday – “Green Eggs and Ham”
Wear the color green (Please donate 1 piece of green clothing)
Wednesday – “Wacky Wednesday”
Let’s get silly, wear your clothes backwards, inside out, or mismatched
Thursday – “The Cat in the Hat”
Wear your favorite hat
Friday – “Fox in Socks”
Wear silly or mismatched socks.(please donate a pair of socks)
The donation of a green piece of clothing and the socks will go to people in need.
Kindergarten round up is February 27th at 4:00 in St. Mary's hall (west end of cafeteria). Please plan to attend if you are thinking about your child going to kindergarten here at St. Jude next year. It will last 30-45 minutes.
Kindergarten screening will be March 16th. You will sign up for a screening time at the round-up. The screening will take about 45 min per student (it is broken up a bit for them). Plan on staying until it is complete.
There is NO SCHOOL Monday the 19th due to Presidents day.
We are now in the Lent season. We are talking about ways to be kind to other people, animals, God and ourselves.
I am in need of students for next year. Please help spread the word about our program.
Have a blessed day.
Catholic schools week is next week, there is something planned each day. I sent home a schedule of what is happening, I also highlighted what pertains to us more. Please see the web site for the full schedule if you need to.
Registration forms went out, please help spread the word about our program.
We will be going to Acrobatic Academy on Friday Feb. 2nd. We will leave here at 9:15 and return by 10:45. A permission slip went home last week. If you need another one, please let me know. The cost is $5 cash per participant (siblings are welcome).
The Book fair is coming up as well.
Conferences are on Thursday the 8th. There is a sign up sheet outside the door. If you do not pick up, please send me a text or email and let me know what time you would like.
No school on the 8th or 9th.
Ash Wednesday and our Valentine party will be on February 14th.
February 19th, no school
KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP is Tuesday February 27th at 4:00. If you plan on sending your child to kindergarten here next fall, please plan to attend.
KINDERGARTEN SCREENING will be Friday March 16th. You will sign up for a time during the round up.
As always please let me know if you have any questions. And thank you for sharing your child with me.
Happy new year to all. We are off to a great start. We began our additional two days, making an every morning class for the pre-k kiddos. I couldn't be happier.
Registration for the 2018/2019 school year is underway, both for preschool and regular school. I will be sending home reg forms for preschool. They will also be available in the office if you would like to stop by.
We will be going on a field trip on February 2nd, to Acrobatic Academy. Both a.m. and p.m. class's will go in the a.m.. Look for a permission slip to be coming home.
We are looking for fresh faces to attend PTO meetings. As a parent of a student here at St. Jude, you are already considered a member. Please check the web site for information on PTO>
Thank you for allowing me to be part of your childs' education.
Our year is quickly coming to an end. I am very excited about what 2018 will bring to our classroom.
POLAR EXPRESS pajama party is Monday the 18th, have your child wear their jammies, bring a blanket and a stuffed animal. We will be doing activities based around the book and we will watch the movie.
Morning Christmas program is Wednesday the 20th at 10:00. All are welcome to join us.
School will dismiss at 11:00 on the 20th, it will resume on January 3rd.
Have a blessed and wonderful Christmas!
Jesus's birth is coming up very quickly. We have a full week the week of the 11th. The week of the 18th, all of school will be out at 11:00.
I will be sending home notes about our Christmas and Polar Express parties, on Monday.
We are focusing on the reason for the season. It is nice that we get gifts on Jesus's birthday, but it is his birth that gives us Christmas.
Class will resume January 3rd.
Have a blessed month of December.
Sunday December3rd is the first Sunday of Advent. We will be talking and doing several projects based around advent.
This is an extremely short month and an extremely crafty month. Please do not send them in their best clothes as we will be painting and using lots of glitter.
January will begin the 5 morning a week program. At this point there are 9 students who will be here every morning.
Please take a moment to read and participate in the following.
Angel Tree Giving Night
Angel Tree Event-Night of Giving
Please join us for the 1st Annual Angel Tree/Night of Giving, Sunday, Dec. 3rd. This event will allow St. Jude students to participate in a "giving" program that will touch other students lives. It not only teaches about Stewardship, but also about the need to help one another. This will be a great family/school project.
We will meet at Walmart (53rd/Meridian EAST entrance) at 6:30pm for a group picture (wear your favorite St. Jude shirt or Red) and then "Angels" will be handed out there. After you shop with your family, we will meet back at St. Jude for hot cocoa and cookies. If you are interested, please sign up by going to the link below! or calling Syndi Larez at 208-8848! If you are not able to attend, yet want to make a donation please call Syndi at (316) 208-8848. To help an idea of how many children we can help, Please sign up soon!!!
Everyone is invited to participate. You can choose the price range of gift or join another family and go in on a gift.
If you can't make it that night but still want to participate, let Syndi know and we can get you an angel beforehand. This is a great way to help make Christmas for kids a little brighter and continue to encourage our kiddos to GIVE this Christmas season.
ALSO~if you know of a family whose children could benefit from this program, please contact Syndi. All names are kept in confidence.
Friday November 17th will be our "feast day" in our classroom We have been talking about friends and being thankful. The kiddos made pilgrim and Indian hats to wear to our feast.
There will be NO SCHOOL at all next week.
When we return we will hit the ground running with all things around the birth of Jesus. What does Christmas really mean?
Have a beautiful thanksgiving.
Happy Fall everyone. This month we will be preparing for Thanksgiving. So many things to be thankful for.
We are doing a food drive until the 17th. Pre-k was asked to bring "stuffing", but any food donation is welcome.
We will have our feast day on the 17th at 10:00 and 2:00. There is a sign up sheet on the window. If you do not drop off or pick up please let me know and I can add you to the list.
There is NO SCHOOL the 20th thru the 24th. I will be at a conference on that Monday and Tuesday, and then with my family the rest of the week.
Have a blessed week!
Don't forget tonight is pumpkin carving with dad, 5:30-7:00 (its a come and go event). We will be in the west end of the cafeteria. You might want to bring a knife.
NO SCHOOL Wednesday November 1st, it is All Saints Day, a holy day of obligation.
Our Halloween parties are on Monday the 30th at 10:00 and 2:00. Please send them in their costumes. Parents are welcome to come to the party, but not required too.
Please work on opposites and rhyming words with your child. You can do this while you're driving, or having dinner, or while they are playing. There is no bad time to work on these concepts.
Upcoming Spirit Night Fundraisers: Tuesday, November 14th: Freddy’s ( 21st & Tyler) 5:00-9:00pm
Barnes and Noble:Share the magic of reading by purchasing a book or two at the 10th Annual Barnes & Noble Bookfair Saturday November 11th, 9 am to 9 pm, to benefit nine Catholic schools* located in Wichita, Coffeyville, and Newton. Our goal is to improve reading levels by providing new classroom and library books. Combined, these schools have at least 63% of their students receiving either free or reduced lunches. They do not have financial means to purchase new library books.
Ways to help:
1. Purchase a book for the school library. We have a great selection of books already for you to pick and buy for the school. We deliver.
2. Make a purchase and tell any cashier you are with the book fair, we receive a percentage of the sale from all sales including coffee. This will help purchase more books. So come get a jump on your Christmas shopping.
3. Unable to attend but would like to help? You can mail a check to any of the following schools or St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School Fund – 424 N. Broadway – Wichita, Ks. 67202 by November 4th. Please indicate “Bookfair” on the memo line. Or donate on-line: https://give.catholicdioceseofwichita.org/pages/Drexel/book-donation
Come dressed as your favorite Princess or Superhero. Activities include making your own cape or crown. Have your picture taken with a Princess or Superhero.
Have a blessed day!
October has always been a very busy month. Please let me know if you have any questions on what is going on.
Our morning class will be going to 5 mornings a week, starting in January. As of right now, there will be 8 that do the 5 mornings. I am really excited to get this going.
October 26th is pumpkin carving with Dad 5:30-7:00. Info has been and will be sent home.
Halloween parties are on Monday Oct 30th. Please have them wear their costumes to school. We will start at 10:00 with a parade around the school.
No School November 1st.
Thank you for sharing your child with me.
October is an extremely busy month, please refer to the web site for school event happenings.
PICTURE day is the 11th. They can wear whatever your would like them too.
PET BLESSING is the 11th, at around 3:00, on the playground
We are going to the pumpkin patch on the 13th. Both class's in the morning.
There is no afternoon class on the 13th. They will be busy setting up for the fall fest.
Fall Fest is Saturday the 14th. Thank you to all who donated money for our basket, as well as donated drinks for the actual fall fest.
Our class will be doing pumpkin carving with dad on Thursday the 26th 5:30-7:00. More info to follow. There will also be a sign up sheet.
Halloween parties will be on the 30th. More info will follow. There will also be a sign up sheet.
NO SCHOOL November 1st.
I am very blessed to be teaching here at St. Jude Catholic School. Thank you for sharing your child(ren) with me.
Hat day: Wednesday September 20th is Hat Day at St. Jude! Students are asked to bring a donation of $1 or more to benefit a fund to provide restaurant gift cards to pediatric cancer patients. St. Jude student Minh-Thy Nguyen is one recipient of these gift cards at her doctor’s office.
PTO Meeting: The next PTO meeting is Sept 20 at 6:00. Babysitting will be provided.
Your kiddos are settling in nicely. They already have the majority of the routine down and have all made new friends.
We are continuing to learn how to talk to god. Our hands are in front of us, fingers pointed up. Our bodies are still and our mind is calm. We are working on the Angel of God prayer, and the prayer before meals. Along with any Catholic prayer, the sign of the cross comes in to play. Please help them with this at home.
The morning pre-k will begin going to library next week. They will go on Monday's at 8:30, they wont check out books right away, we will wait a few weeks, to let them get use to it. The librarian is not here in the afternoons for our afternoon class.
You will start to see notes coming home in regards to fall fest. Please let me know what questions you may have.
Thank you for sharing your most precious treasure with me.