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Q3 Lunch Bunch & Enrichment Registration

The school office is now accepting changes to our 3 Yr Old and Jr Kindergarten students’ Lunch Bunch and Enrichment registrations for the 3rd quarter. If you are satisfied with your current enrollment in Lunch Bunch and/or Enrichment programming, then no action is needed at this time and your child will continue with his or her current preschool selections through the end of the 3rd quarter. If you wish to drop
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Weekly Update 1/7-1/11/19

Weekly Update 1/7-1/11 Activities: Last week we welcomed all of our friends and teachers back to school after a joyful winter break and had a busy first week of 2019! We have been sharing stories of our adventures over the holidays and favorite gifts received. We’ve heard about fun times in Arizona, Florida, and New York, and neat presents like bicycles, barbies, baseball bats, backpacks, new lunch boxes, remote cont
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January 8, 2019

Dear Parents, Happy New Year!  Miss Butterworth and Mrs. Gazda are looking for volunteers to help wash the rest time blankets from Enrichment.  Every Friday, volunteers will pick up 2 loads of blankets to wash over the weekend and return to school on Monday morning.  Please see the link for further directions and to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0949a4ad22a2fe3-enrichment. Please direct any questions to
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Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Hoping you had a very Merry Christmas and wishing you all the Happiest New Year!! Here’s to 2019! See you back at school on January 7th!    
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Weekly Update 12/10-12/14/18

Weekly Update 12/10-12/14 Important Dates: December 17th -Early Childhood Christmas Show, 10am in the church December 21st- Follow the Star (see the Newsblast for details) December 21st- 1:35pm Enrichment Dismissal  December 22nd- Begin Christmas Break January 7th- School Resumes The Christmas Program will begin promptly at 10am. Our students will be on the left when facing the altar. Please send your child to school
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Weekly Update 12/3-12/7/18

Weekly Update 12/3-12/7 Activities: We made candy canes by gluing red pieces of construction paper onto white paper, used the paint dotters to decorate bells, ornaments, and stars, and we put together a winter snowman puzzle. We also practiced pouring containers of yellow and blue water to make green, learning more about color mixing, as well as how to carefully control our movements so as not to spill the liquid! We
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Weekly Update 11/26-11/30/18

Weekly Update 11/26-11/30 Activities: We decorated trees by crumpling and gluing tissue paper onto them, strung red beads onto white pipe cleaners to make candy canes, and used dotters to make wreaths and Santas. We’ve been using dry erase markers to practice writing on the white board, painted at the easel and explored color mixing, and played with the blocks and people. We used our fingertips to create reverse fing
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Weekly Update 11/12-11/16/18

Weekly Update 11/12-11/16 Activities: This week we used crayons to color various turkey pictures. One of our classroom gluing works provides the students with the body of a turkey, feathers, legs, and an eye. This helps develop bilateral coordination and decision making skills. The students were able to work with the glue to put the turkey together. When finished, they added it to the wall! We also practiced our sort
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Weekly Update 11/5-11/9/18

Weekly Update 11/5-11/9 Activities: We made cards for Veteran’s Day to send to the brave men and women who fought for our country, and we read a Veteran’s Day poem remembering their courage and sacrifice! We practiced pouring popcorn kernels, and took turns using tweezers and our strong thumb muscles to pluck the kernels off of Indian Corn. We are working on strengthening our hands  and fingers which will prepare us
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Weekly Update 10/29-11/2/18

Weekly Update 10/29-11/2 Activities: We had so much fun celebrating all things Halloween!! We carved a pumpkin and took turns scooping out the insides. We talked about the parts of a pumpkin and pointed out the skin, stem, ribs, pulp, seeds, and fibrous strands. We named and chose various shapes for the face of our pumpkin-triangle, square, heart, and a ‘silly’ mouth, then the pumpkin was carved into a Jack O’Lantern
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Weekly Update 10/22-10/26/18

Weekly Update 10/22-10/26 Activities: We used our dotters to make orange pumpkins, added more jack-o-lanterns to our pumpkin patch, used the pumpkin lacing frame to tune our fine motor skills, and glued spiders onto their webs. We painted and worked on fall art projects, and talked about the life cycle of a pumpkin. We went for a nature walk, collecting the most beautiful red, yellow, and orange leaves we could find!
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Weekly Update 10/15-10/19/18

Weekly Update 10/15-10/19 Activities: This week we were so lucky to be visited by Mrs. Pritchard, our technology specialist, better known to the preschoolers as our resident SFX ‘Robot Lady!’ She introduced us to the Bee-Bot robots. The children taught the Bee where to go by using the arrow keys to code the Bee to move and turn, then had fun watching the robot move from place to place! The Bee-Bots are a tool for tea
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Weekly Update 10/8-10/12

We had a short but busy week! We used red and green paint dotters to fill in apples and leaves, we practiced gluing and pasting, cutting with scissors, and painting at the easel. We are continuing to work on our fine motor skills as well as our hand strength with activities such as using push-pins to punch out various shapes, transferring acorns with a pair of tongs, and using crayons to make leaf rubbings! We are wo
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Weekly Update 10/1-10/5

This week we celebrated our amazing school on becoming a back-to-back National Blue Ribbon Award Winner!!! We are so proud to be Crusaders at Saint Francis Xavier! This week we also changed our classroom jobs and began going over our calendar for the first time this year-putting up each numbered day, discussing the season and weather, going over the names of each weekday, and singing the Days of the Week song. On Oct
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All About Family

This week we finished sharing our All About Me pages and putting together our classroom Preschooler book, ready to go on our book shelf by next week! We’ve started to learn more about families and read The Family Book and All About Families. Now we are making our very own Preschool Family book by adding the family photos you submitted and sharing with our friends! If you’d like for your family photo to be included, p
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All About Friends

This week we learned all about our classmates by taking turns standing in front of the group and sharing from our All About Me homework questionnaires. We learned about each others’ favorite colors, songs, desserts,  places to visit, animals, subjects in school (seems play-doh is a big hit!), and what we’d like to learn this school year. We’ll need to add ice cream and cake baking to the curriculum! 🙂  We hung up our
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All About Me!

All About Me! This week we learned more about our classmates and ourselves as we dove into our “All About Me” theme! We talked about hair color, eye color, favorite foods, used paint to make handprints, peeled and placed stickers in the shape of the first letter/sound of our names, and used crayons to draw self portraits! All of this is helping to build our fine-motor skills. We read stories at circle time such as I
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Welcome to School!

Welcome to the 3’s and our class Blog!! We had the absolute best first day at Pre-K and a busy start to the school year! We began by introducing our friends, our teachers, and our classroom. We sing and greet one another each morning before we start the day. We also have been working really hard on developing classroom routines and creating clear expectations, which is helping us to strengthen our independence. We’ve
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