Thankful for Our Room 5 Friends & Families 🙏❤️🤗

Thanksgiving is upon us! For some students, tomorrow will be their last day before break and Tuesday for the rest. Whichever applies to you, we wish you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving. However your family celebrates this year, hold your loved ones close and please keep our SJS families in mind. We pray we all are able to return Monday, November 30th healthy and ready to continue our preschool adventures – together!

Thank you for your contributions to both the Food Drive and Parish Sharing Program. We were a smidge short on meeting our class goal, but nothing short of goodwill and generosity. Collectively, we were told SJS raised a record-breaking number of donations for the Parish Sharing Program. That’s certainly a lot of happy hearts made this holiday season. Thank you, again!

This short week will be spent reviewing and showing our gratitude for the things that matter the most in our lives. Monday is our Day of Thanks. Dress in your best, cozy Fall outfits or come fancy in your Thanksgiving dinner party clothes! Whichever you choose, be sure to be warm! It’s supposed to be chilly this week. Also, please note, Preschool’s report cards will be going home tomorrow instead of Tuesday. Please check your child’s folder for it.

  • Family Survey With the holidays upon us, we talk a lot about gratitude, what makes us happy, love, and family. Please help us with some of our holiday projects by filling the following Family Survey.
  • Staying Safe in Room 5 (ISO) If you are able to find any of the following items (disinfectant spray, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, and paper towels) and get them for our class, that would be greatly appreciated. Our currently supplies should take us through the remainder of November and up to Christmas break, but we’ll definitely need to replenish, especially on paper towels. If you can get the items before break – that’s great! If you can get the items after break – that’s great, too! I understand families will need these items personally, too, so we’ll work with whatever you’re able to contribute. Thank you in advance!
  • STEAM Project (ISO) We’ll be building a Christmas tree soon. If you happen to have boxes (preferably around shoebox-sized or flat Amazon boxes) ready for recycling, please consider sending them to school instead. Thank you!
  • This Week
    • Monday, Nov 23: First Trimester Report Cards Go Home; Preschool’s Day of Thanks!
    • Tuesday, Nov 24: Music & P.E.
    • Wednesday, Nov 25 – Friday, Nov 27: No School (Thanksgiving Break)
  • Next Week
    • Monday, Nov 30: SJS Spirit Day (Wear SJS Spirit Wear/School Colors)
  • Coming Soon
    • Friday, Dec 11: No School (Staff Development Day)
    • 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)
    • Monday, Dec 21 – Friday, Jan 1: Christmas Break
    • Monday, Jan 4 – Friday, Jan 15: Whole School Remote Learning in Session

A little “Rock-and-Worship” 😊 Enjoy!

Until next time…
Mrs. Fertig

Congratulations! One Trimester Done, Two More to Go!

Hope everyone had a nice and cozy weekend! My apologies for the late night update – it’s been another poor internet day (😩 sigh) so I’ll stick to the highlights! 😊

  • Family Survey With the holidays upon us, we talk a lot about gratitude, what makes us happy, love, and family. Please help us with some of our holiday projects by filling the following survey (Go to Family Survey).
  • Preschool’s Day of Thanks Our class will celebrate Thanksgiving next Monday. It will be similar to our Halloween celebration in which we did Thanksgiving-themed activities for the day, but sans treat bags. Come [optionally] dressed in your best, cozy Fall outfits or if you’re feeling fancy, feel free to wear your Thanksgiving dinner party clothes!
  • Staying Safe in Room 5 (ISO) We’d normally make this request after the holidays, but with Covid19 cases on the rise, I anticipate essential supplies will begin to disappear quickly. If you are able to find any of the following items (disinfectant spray, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, and paper towels) and get them for our class, that would be greatly appreciated. Our currently supplies should take us through the remainder of November and up to Christmas break, but we’ll definitely need to replenish, especially on paper towels. If you can get the items before break – that’s great! If you can get the items after break – that’s great, too! I understand families will need these items personally, too, so we’ll work with whatever you’re able to contribute. Thank you in advance!
  • STEAM Project (ISO) We’ll be building a Christmas tree soon. If you happen to have boxes (preferably around shoebox-sized or flat Amazon boxes) ready for recycling, please consider sending them to school instead. Thank you!
  • Virtual Scholastic Book Fair Did anyone make it to the Drive Thru Fair on Saturday? The online shop continues until November 22nd! Books make great gifts – maybe an opportunity to get some Christmas shopping done?
  • St. Vincent DePaul Food Drive and the St. Juliana Parish Program A handout went home last week regarding our school’s service project. If your family is able to, please consider sending in a food and/or monetary donation this week. Thank you for your generosity!
  • School Pictures Your child should have brought their pictures home last week. If you are planning on having them retake their picture on Wednesday, please remember to return their original photo package and don’t forget – don’t wear green clothes.
  • This Week
    • Monday, Nov 16 – Friday, Nov 20: St. Vincent DePaul Food Drive & St. Juliana Parish Sharing Program Collection Week
    • Monday, Nov 16 – Sunday, Nov 22: Virtual Scholastic Book Fair Continues (Go to Fair Page)
    • Tuesday, Nov 17:  Music & P.E.
    • Wednesday, Nov 18: Music; Picture Retakes
    • Thursday, Nov 19: Library
    • Friday, Nov 20: End of First Trimester
    • Saturday, Nov 21 – Sunday, Nov 22: St. Vincent DePaul Food Drive
  • Next Week
    • Monday, Nov 23: Preschool’s Day of Thanks!
    • Tuesday, Nov 24: First Trimester Report Cards Go Home
    • Wednesday, Nov 25 – Friday, Nov 27: No School (Thanksgiving Break)
  • Coming Soon
    • Monday, Nov 30: SJS Spirit Day (Wear SJS Spirit Wear/School Colors)
    • Friday, Dec 11: No School (Staff Development Day)
    • 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)
    • Monday, Dec 21 – Friday, Jan 1: Christmas Break
    • Monday, Jan 4 – Friday, Jan 15: Whole School Remote Learning in Session

Practice with Me, Please! 

  • The Sign of the Cross – Tip: Try this in front of a mirror with you standing beside your child.
  • Putting on outerwear – Many of our students have been trying to help each other! It may help to have them practice with their coats hanging on a chair.
  • Scanning Seesaw QR codes

Quick Reminders

  • Please dress accordingly for the weather. As long as the real feel temperature is above 25 degrees and there’s no severe weather, we’ll continue to go outside daily.
  • Please send clean masks to school
  • Please send a change of shoes if boots are worn
  • Please check your child’s folder/Seesaw regularly

Until next time…
Mrs. Fertig