A Big Welcome to Pre-K 4!

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The Pre-K Team is looking forward to a very big school year with our new Pre-Kindergarten family! We are very excited to meet all our students on the “get-acquainted” mornings listed below.

I emailed the invite to sign up for a get-acquainted time earlier today. Please let me know if you did not receive the email and I will send you the link to sign up. Thanks so much!

If you have the school supplies ready, we would love you to bring them with you this morning. The only items you need to label are your child’s folders and bag. There is no need to bring your child’s school bag this morning. Could you also please bring a change of clothes for your child in a Ziploc bag, clearly labeled with your child’s name. The older the clothes in this bag the better, as the bag will stay in school all year.

Please click here to view the Pre-K 4 welcome letter.

Wednesday, Aug 18th: Class lists will be posted via email to all families on Wednesday morning.
5:30- 6:30 pm: Uniform Exchange and School Supply Box pick up is open to ALL parents.
 6:30 pm New Parent Meeting will be held in St. Juliana Church. 

Sunday, Aug 22nd is Back-to-School Sunday at the 9:30am mass. A reception will follow in the courtyard.  This event is being organized by the SJS Parent Ambassadors.

Happy birthday, Margaret! We hope you enjoy your big day!

Monday, Aug 23rd, Preschool 3 & Pre-K 4 Get Acquainted Time:  8.15 am – 11.15 am  15 minutes to get acquainted and drop off supplies (Sign-Up Genius). Please wait inside door #1, the main office door, until your teacher comes to collect you. Please bring school supplies at this time. There is no need to label the school supplies. Please also bring a change of clothes in a Ziploc bag clearly labeled with your child’s name.

Tuesday, Aug 24thPreschool 3 & Pre-K 4 Get Acquainted Time:  8.15 am – 11.15 am  15 minutes to get acquainted and drop off supplies (Sign-Up Genius). Please wait inside door #1, the main office door, until your teacher comes to collect you. Please bring school supplies at this time. There is no need to label the school supplies. Please also bring a change of clothes in a Ziploc bag clearly labeled with your child’s name.

Wednesday, Aug 25th: First full day for PS3, PK4, and Kindergarten. Room 2 students enter through door #8. Doors open at 7.55 am. We will dismiss the half-day group at 11.00 am at door #8 and the full-day group at 2.50 pm at door #8. The half-day students should bring their school bag. The full-day students should bring their school bag, their nap bag, a snack, and a lunch with a water bottle. Thank you for all you do! It might be easier to bring the nap bag containing the blanket with you on the get acquainted morning rather than the first day of school.

Thank you all so much for choosing St. Juliana’s Pre-Kindergarten. We are really looking forward to meeting everyone soon! Enjoy the weekend!

Happy Birthday, Caden!

Happy birthday, Caden! We hope you enjoyed your special day. We loved celebrating with you. We love you, Caden! What a great smile!

This week’s big idea, I always try my best, has been a big idea all year in Room 2. We are very proud of how all the students have tried their best all year!

Is It Light or Heavy?… The children enjoyed using balances to find out which objects were heavier and which objects were lighter. We also encouraged the children to make the balance level. We guided the children to see that when the balance is level, the weight on each side is the same.

Zz is for Zoom…The children enjoyed pretending to be airplanes and spreading their wings to zoom around the room and landing on different letters. We discussed the letter names and sounds and words that begin with that letter sound.


TOMORROW: Last day for hot lunches. All full-day students will need a packed lunch Monday, 7th, and Tuesday, 8th.
Wednesday, 9th June: Pre-K 4’s final morning. 11.00 am Dismissal for all Pre-K 4 students.
Thursday, 10th June: Grades 1st through to 7th final morning.

Have a good night everyone. Please early to bed.

Molly Strong…Please wear orange or cheetah print tomorrow…

Little Bat…A big book this week was Little Bat. Linked to this big book, the children enjoyed a parachute game. We pretended the parachute was a cave and we encouraged the children to fly in the cave as bats and to come out from the cave as one of the other animals in the story Little Bat.

Explore ABB, AABB, and ABC Patterns…The children are pattern experts! The children enjoyed creating ABB, AABB, and ABC patterns. We encouraged the children to predict what comes next.

Try Something New!… We encouraged the children to compare how they feel when they are trying to learn something for the first time and when they are doing something they are good at. We encouraged the children to try a challenging activity such as hula hooping and jumping rope. We were very impressed with the children’s persistence hula hooping and jumping rope.

I Tried…Linked to the big idea, I feel comfortable trying new things, we encouraged the children to tell us about things they have tried recently. We encouraged the children to trace a sentence explaining something they have tried recently.

Molly Strong…Please encourage your child to wear orange or cheetah print to school tomorrow to offer support to Molly Morris, a student attending St. Monica School who has just been diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer. If you would like to participate in the fundraiser for Molly please send your child to school tomorrow with $1.00. Thank you for all your support for Molly.

Thursday, 27th May:  SJS Spirit Day. Please have your child wear spirit wear or green/white to school this day. Thank you.
Friday, 28th May – No School – Teacher Institute Day
Monday, 31st May – No School – Memorial Day
Thursday, 3rd June: Happy birthday, Caden! We will celebrate Caden’s birthday.
Friday, 4th June: Last day for hot lunches. All full-day students will need a packed lunch Monday, 7th, and Tuesday, 8th.
Wednesday, 9th June: Pre-K 4’s final morning. 11.00 am Dismissal for all Pre-K 4 students.
Thursday, 10th June: Grades 1st through to 7th final morning.

Have a good night everyone. Please early to bed.





Tomorrow is Pajama Day…

What Comes Next?…In math this week, we encouraged the children to create ABB, AABB, and ABC patterns. We encouraged the children to predict what comes next. This afternoon in music class, the children enjoyed using the drums they created and Mr. Mroz’s drum to create different patterns and predict what comes next. This activity will be repeated in next Tuesday morning’s music class.

Giraffes Can’t Dance…A big book this week was Giraffes Can’t Dance. The children enjoyed performing the different dances from the book. It was wonderful to see how nicely the children cooperated with their dancing partner.

Persistence Sentences…We encouraged the children to tell us about things that were difficult for them to do but they were going to keep trying to improve. The children enjoyed completing the sentence frame I keep trying by…

This Is Letter Yy…The children enjoyed finger painting the letter Y and creating a letter Y using yellow yarn. At the painting station, the children enjoyed creating a yellow painting.

TOMORROW: We will celebrate Maggie’s birthday. Happy birthday, Maggie! Pajama Day: Please send your child to school wearing weather-appropriate pajamas tomorrow. Please send your child to school wearing gym shoes with their pajamas.
Thursday, 27th May:  SJS Spirit Day. Please have your child wear spirit wear or green/white to school this day. Thank you.
Friday, 28th May – No School – Teacher Institute Day
Monday, 31st May – No School – Memorial Day
Thursday, 3rd June: Happy birthday, Caden! We will celebrate Caden’s birthday.
Friday, 4th June: Last day for hot lunches. All full-day students will need a packed lunch Monday, 7th, and Tuesday, 8th.
Wednesday, 9th June: Pre-K 4’s final morning. 11.00 am Dismissal for all Pre-K 4 students.
Thursday, 10th June: Grades 1st through to 7th final morning.

Please check your email to see photos from Room 2 this week.
Have a nice night everyone! Please early to bed tonight.

X Marks The Spot…

Happy Pirate Day! We had so much fun today. Our favorite activity was a morning treasure hunt! The children’s treasure is in their school bag.

Weather Sketchers…During the learning unit, Nature All Around Us, we entered the children’s weather drawings to ABC7’s weather sketchers. ABC7 has chosen Audrey’s drawing (Room 3) and Gwen’s drawing from our class. Gwen’s drawing will appear at 6.30 am and Audrey’s drawing will appear at 5.30 am on Tuesday, the 18th of May, on the ABC7 news. Well done Audrey and Gwen and all our Pre-K 4 weather sketchers. Let’s all press record and cheer on our Pre-K 4 friends!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Room 2 News!

This week we began the new learning unit, Moving On, and the first big idea, I am ready to go to new places. We discussed new things we have done so far this year. We discussed what things were easy to learn and what things were more difficult. What did we have to do when it was hard? Look Where I’m Going!… In the following center time, we encouraged the children to draw pictures of new places they would like to travel to.

Take a Trip…Today we took a sightseeing trip around the country. We took the cameras we had made in a previous center time with us. We looked at pictures of new places such as canyons, forests, and mountains. We discussed what we could see at each new place. In the following center time, we encouraged the children to create a postcard of the new place they visited.

Where Is It? In math this week we are describing position. Today the children enjoyed moving bears into different positions on a math mat.

Please send in any empty paper towel tubes for a center activity in the next two weeks. Thank you for all you do!

Friday, 14th May: X Marks the Spot…Please encourage your child to wear a bandana and/or an eye patch to school on Friday. We will have a little pirate fun to celebrate the letter X.
Friday, 21st May: We will celebrate Maggie’s birthday. Happy birthday, Maggie! Pajama Day: Please send your child to school wearing weather-appropriate pajamas this day. Please send your child to school wearing gym shoes with their pajamas.
Thursday, 27th May:  SJS Spirit Day. Please have your child wear spirit wear or green/white to school this day. Thank you.
Friday, 28th May – No School – Teacher Institute Day
Monday, 31st May – No School – Memorial Day
Thursday, 3rd June: Happy birthday, Caden! We will celebrate Caden’s birthday.
Wednesday, 9th June: Pre-K 4’s final morning. 11.00 am Dismissal for all Pre-K 4 students.
Thursday, 10th June: Grades 1st through to 7th final morning.

Have a nice night everyone! Please early to bed tonight.

Thank you so much…

A big thank you from Mrs. Sheffert and me for all the wonderful surprises this teacher appreciation week! Thank you so much! Mrs. Sheffert and I really appreciate all our Room 2 parents and students!

Today we began the big idea, I notice how the seasons change. We enjoyed discussing how the seasons change. We discussed how an apple tree changes with the seasons. The children enjoyed working with a partner to create an apple tree for each of the seasons. We were very impressed with the children’s apple trees and how nicely they cooperated with each other. Well done, Room 2!

Please send in any empty paper towel tubes for a center activity in the next two weeks. Thank you for all you do!

Friday, 21st May: We will celebrate Maggie’s birthday. Happy birthday, Maggie!
Thursday, 27th May:  SJS Spirit Day. Please have your child wear spirit wear or green/white to school this day. Thank you.
Friday, 28th May – No School – Teacher Institute Day
Monday, 31st May – No School – Memorial Day
Thursday, 3rd June: Happy birthday, Caden! We will celebrate Caden’s birthday.
Wednesday, 9th June: Pre-K 4’s final morning. 11.00 am Dismissal for all Pre-K 4 students.
Thursday, 10th June: Grades 1st through to 7th final morning.

Have a good night everyone! Please early to bed tonight.

Room 2 News!

This Is Letter Vv…This week the children enjoyed working with a partner to form mountains and valleys using their bodies. At the painting station, the children enjoyed changing the letter V into mountains and a valley.

Mountains, Hills, and Deserts…This week we thought about different landforms. The children enjoyed creating different landforms using different art materials.

Wind Experiment…Today the children enjoyed predicting what objects would blow away in the wind and what objects would stay still. Then using a hairdryer the children enjoyed observing what objects flew away in the wind and what objects stayed still. We discussed our observations.

TOMORROW: SJS Spirit Day. Please have your child wear spirit wear or green/white to school this day. Thank you.
Friday, 21st May: We will celebrate Maggie’s birthday. Happy birthday, Maggie!
Thursday, 27th May:  SJS Spirit Day. Please have your child wear spirit wear or green/white to school this day. Thank you.
Friday, 28th May – No School – Teacher Institute Day
Monday, 31st May – No School – Memorial Day
Thursday, 3rd June: Happy birthday, Caden! We will celebrate Caden’s birthday.
Wednesday, 9th June: Pre-K 4’s final morning. 11.00 am Dismissal for all Pre-K 4 students.
Thursday, 10th June: Grades 1st through to 7th final morning.

Thank you, Kendall, for all your help this week. I enjoyed you being my right-hand girl! Have a good weekend, everyone! Please early to bed this evening.

Room 2 News!

Our Weather…This week we began the big idea, The weather affects what I wear and do each day. Each day we go outside to think about the weather. The children enjoy using their sky viewers to look at the clouds in the sky. In the following center time, the children draw a picture of the weather in their weather journal. We love the children’s weather journals!

Weather Posters…The children enjoyed working in small groups to create a weather poster. We encouraged the children to think about how we might dress for different types of weather and what we might do in different types of weather.

Hot and Cold…This week we introduced temperature. We explained that temperature means how hot or cold something is. Today the children enjoyed using thermometers to measure the temperature of cold ice and warm water.

This week our special friend Kendall is the teacher helper. Kendall has a wonderful noggin! Kendall is a reader! She has worked very hard at home to become a reader. All year Kendall has done a wonderful job completing her homework. Every piece of homework she returns to school looks beautiful. Well done, Kendall! Kendall has so many wonderful qualities. I particularly love Kendall’s honesty and sense of responsibility. Way to go, Kendall! Kendall is a fun friend in Room 2! She always brings an energy and excitement to our free play! We love you, Kendall! Keep letting your light shine!

Friday, 30th April: SJS Spirit Day. Please have your child wear spirit wear or green/white to school this day. Thank you.
Friday, 21st May: We will celebrate Maggie’s birthday. Happy birthday, Maggie!
Thursday, 27th May:  SJS Spirit Day. Please have your child wear spirit wear or green/white to school this day. Thank you.
Friday, 28th May – No School – Teacher Institute Day
Monday, 31st May – No School – Memorial Day
Thursday, 3rd June: Happy birthday, Caden! We will celebrate Caden’s birthday.
Wednesday, 9th June: Pre-K 4’s final morning. 11.00 am Dismissal for all Pre-K 4 students.
Thursday, 10th June: Grades 1st through to 7th final morning.

Congratulations to Jimmy and all the Peters family! Jimmy has a new baby sister! A big welcome, Margaret Bernadette, to our Room 2 family! We love you, Margaret Bernadette! ❤️
Have a good night, everyone! Please early to bed.