Happy New Year & Welcome Back!

Sort of! As everyone should be aware, this week begins our two weeks of eLearning. We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Christmas break. While moving to eLearning is not ideal and may pose some challenges for families, I will try my best to support you and our students the best I can from where we are physically, emotionally, technologically, etc. 😊 If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask. It will be different, but I’m certain we’ll get through it together – after all, challenges are just learning opportunities in disguise. 😉

Please note, I will be sending a direct email by this evening to take care of any logistics regarding eLearning. It will have pertinent information such as our meeting link so please keep an eye out for it. Also, for the duration of our two weeks eLearning, I will be updating you via direct email or Seesaw to maintain our class’ privacy.


  • This Week
    • Monday, Jan 4 – Friday, Jan 8: Whole School Remote Learning in Session
  • Next Week
    • Monday, Jan 11 – Friday, Jan 15: Whole School Remote Learning in Session
  • Coming Soon
    • Monday, Jan 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)
    • Tuesday, Jan 19: Welcome back!
    • Friday, Jan 29: SJS Spirit Day (Wear SJS Spirit Wear/School Colors)
    • Sunday, Jan 31 – Friday, Feb 5: Catholic Schools Week

Practice with Me, Please! 

  • School expectations
  • Healthy habits
  • Getting dressed with outerwear

Quick Reminders Please…

  • Dress accordingly for school
  • Check email/Seesaw regularly

Until next time…
Mrs. Fertig

🕯️🕯️🕯️Christmas is Almost Here! REJOICE!

Happy Gaudete Sunday of Advent! Today we light the rose-colored (third) candle symbolizing joy. “Gaudete” is a Latin word meaning “rejoice” and marks that we are half-way through Advent and continue to look forward to the joyous celebration of Christmas. Continuing with our busy month, we are still learning about the true meaning of Christmas and how special each family is. We will also welcome the new season of Winter and continue with that theme after Christmas Break along with an exploration of shapes during our 2-week eLearning session. More details on eLearning soon!

SJS Winter Clothing Drive A big thank you for all your donations for the SJS Winter Clothing Drive! Let us remember as we prepare for our family gatherings, there are many that go without and your kind contributions will help to make their Christmas bright. Tuesday, December 15th will be the last day of collection for “one size fits all” gender neutral stretchy gloves for the students at St. Angela School. Thank you again for your generosity!St

Clean Out School Bags We’ll be sending A LOT of things home this week, please keep your child’s bag contents to the essentials as much as possible. We’ll try to disperse the “mail” throughout the week so we don’t make their bags heavier than necessary. Thank you!

Room 5’s Christmas Performance Our goal is to record our performance this Wednesday, with Friday as a backup if needed. Please dress festively! Honestly, dress festively all week if you’d like. Afterall, ’tis the season! 😊🎉

Happy birthday, Baby Jesus! Our Christmas celebration will be on Friday. We have early dismissal this day so please make sure to have a hearty breakfast since we will be not having lunch. Similar to previous early dismissal days – 11:00 for half day students (this is their normal schedule) and 11:20 for full day preschool/pre-K students.


  • This Week
    • Tuesday, Dec 15: Music & P.E.
    • Wednesday, Dec 16: Music; Room 5’s Christmas Performance!
    • Thursday, Dec 17: SJS Spirit Day (Wear SJS Spirit Wear/School Colors)
    • Friday, Dec 18: Preschool Celebrates Baby Jesus’ Birthday! (Wear Red and Green); Early Dismissal (11:00 for half day students; 11:20 for full day students) — No PM Extended Care
  • Next 2 Weeks
    • Monday, Dec 21 – Friday, Jan 1: 🎄 Christmas Break – Wishing you all a happy and holy Christmas! Stay safe and enjoy your time with your loved ones. I will miss our Room 5 friends, but look forward to hearing all about your time away from school! 
  • Coming Soon
    • Monday, Jan 4 – Friday, Jan 15: Whole School Remote Learning in Session

Practice with Me, Please! 

Our Christmas Song – Oh What a Special Night – I encourage you to practice our song without the video, just the audio. Have fun!

Quick Reminders Please…

  • Dress accordingly for the weather
  • Send clean masks to school
  • Send a change of shoes if boots are worn
  • Check folders/Seesaw regularly
  • When you are able, please send in: disinfectant spray, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, and paper towels – especially after Christmas break.
  • ISO: newspapers

Until next time…
Mrs. Fertig