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SFX PreK Update

SFX PreK3 Update 1/20-1/24/2020 In continuing to learn about the Arctic, we worked on polar bear process art, using blue watercolors! In this reverse-art project the preschoolers painted around a polar bear cut out, then removed it to reveal a white polar bear inside and blue arctic ice/snow on the outside – focusing on process over product! We did penguin tracing- building our hand strength, practicing holding
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SFX PreK Update

SFX PreK3 Update 1/13-1/17/2020 We played in the gym last week and out in the snow for the first time this year!! Some of our Centers included the little people and doll house, taking care of the babies, and playing with the dinosaurs. We also glued penguins -learned ‘penguino’ in Spanish, and practiced shape recognition, talking about triangles, ovals, rectangles, squares, and circles when building our p
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SFX PreK Update

SFX PreK3 Update 1/6-1/10/2020 We had a fantastic first week back and beginning of the new year together! We heard all about adventures over winter break from road trips, Disneyland fun, staycations, family visits and more! We also learned all about the gifts we gave and received during Christmas, and welcomed two new students to SFX- Henry and Adele!! We are so excited to have them join our 3’s! We played with
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SFX PreK Update

SFX PreK3 Update 12/16-12/20/19 We had a super special visitor come to the classroom- Santa!!! We sang ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ then we heard jingle bells ringing and Santa appeared at the door!! He gave us candy canes and we took pictures with him 🙂 Before break we were busy decorating wreathes, trees, coloring, painting, dotting, and playing with cars and trucks for centers. We read stories such
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MERRY CHRISTMAS

Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.” Thank you all for the care and your generous support you show the teachers, the students and the entire SFX community.  It is very much appreciated. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!    
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SFX PreK Update

SFX PreK3 Update 12/9-12/13/19 During our centers we played with the barn and the farm animals, alphabet puzzles, used the large Duplo blocks, the Imagination Playground, dress-up, and the stackers. We decorated Christmas trees and ornaments, used our fingertips to make string lights, and worked on patterning! For Scholastic My Big World with Clifford we learned about ‘Busy Holiday Helpers’-  focusing on
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SFX PreK Update

SFX PreK3 Update 12/2-12/6/19 During our centers we played with cars, built castles, practiced stacking, put together Mr. Potato Head and the tubes, and used the large Duplo Blocks.   We practiced name building by using green triangles with alphabet letters on them to begin to recognize the letter sounds and shapes in our names- building them to look like trees! We also used red and green and painted Christmas trees
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

It’s time to set the to-do lists aside And gather with grateful hearts! I hope you find joy in your togetherness……        in your child’s giggles, backyard football games with cousins,          or any special moment of           connections with loved ones. The 2s and Prek 3 staff wish you all a joyful and memorable Thanksgiving Holiday.  See you all Monday!  
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SFX PreK3 Update

SFX PreK3 Update 11/18-11/26/19 This week we got ready to celebrate Thanksgiving! We talked about wild turkeys and the parts of the turkey like the snood and the wattle, how they roost in trees, take dust baths, and live in flocks with other turkeys. We practiced turkey counting, listened to the book on tape The Littlest Pilgrim, and read The Thankful Book. In Scholastic’s My Big World with Clifford, we talked about
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SFX PreK 3 Update

SFX PreK3 Update 11/11-11/15/19 Last week we continued to prepare for the SFX Glow Run and participated on Thursday!! We watched character videos and learned about kindness and humility. We worked toward earning pledges, we were visited by our Boosterthon reps, and had so much fun running laps in the gym with our seemingly endless energy! 🙂 Thank you to all who helped support us! In Music we sang “Blessed be th
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PreK3 Glow Run Update

SFX Glow Run Families, The SFX Glow Run is tomorrow! Thank you to all of our families who have been working hard to raise funds for our school. We truly appreciate your support! There is only one day left in the program. That makes tonight THE LAST NIGHT FOR PLEDGING before the SFX Glow Run. We are currently at 31 states, and we are trying to get pledges from ALL 50 STATES!! Would you consider reaching out to one or
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SFX PreK3 Update

SFX PreK3 Update 11/4-11/8/19  In Spanish this week we learned niño vs. niña (boy vs. girl), and practiced counting in Spanish how many girls in class and how many boys. We learned the word baila-dance, and agara-grab.The students were able to hold puppets and help act out a story about a perro (dog) and a gato (cat). Before Señora Adriana left, she taught us an hasta luego (see you later) song!  In Music we sang 
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SFX PreK3 Update

SFX PreK3 Update 10/21-11/1/19  Together this fall we’ve explored sensory bins filled with sticky, goopy black worms and spiders (spaghetti dyed black and plastic spiders). Sensory bins provide opportunities for learning in meaningful ways with our eyes, ears, and hands. Learning experiences where we can see, smell, touch, and hear are more effective, and provide opportunities for open-ended, creative, explorative pl
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Early Childhood Parent Get-Together

We are offering a twist on the traditional Early Childhood parent night out! All parents of Preschool and Kindergarten students are invited to join us for a FREE social/fitness opportunity at Shred415 this Friday, November 8th at 6pm. The class will run about 40 minutes, and parents who wish may stay after to use the locker rooms/shower facilities. We’ll hang for a while after class at SHRED with some H2O, adul
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PreK3 Weekly Update

SFX PreK3 Update 9/30-10/18/19 We’ve had a busy few weeks in PreK welcoming autumn, noticing signs of fall, and watching and feeling the weather begin to change… all while gearing up for Halloween! In Spanish we had our last session with Señora Rocha. We listened to a story called May I Please Have a Cookie? /¿Me puedes dar una galleta, por favor? all about learning our maneras (manners) – saying please and tha
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Lunch Bunch & Enrichment Registration for 2Q

Three year old and Jr Kindergarten families interested in adding or changing their registration for Lunch Bunch or Enrichment during the 2nd quarter are now invited to submit preferences through this form. Changes to Lunch Bunch or Enrichment programming during the 2nd quarter must be shared through this enrollment form by this Friday, October 25th and spaces are awarded on a first come, first served basis. If your f
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Fall Updates

The 2 Year Old and 3 Year Old Preschool classes have settled in nicely to the routine of school! All our teachers are so happy to see these little angels when they come to school! Fun photos of what’s going on in our classrooms continues to be posted to our Blogs for both 2’s and 3’s. Parents of 3 Year Old Preschool students who wish to follow us on Twitter are also invited to subscribe to the Twitt
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Prek3 Weekly Update

SFX PreK3 Weekly Update 9/23-9/27/19 Happy Fall! We used red, green, and yellow paint with noodle tube pieces to make apple imprint artwork this week! Our apples are displayed outside of the classrooms and we’ll be discussing and observing all things autumn in the coming weeks!  In Spanish we listened to Buenas Noches, Luna (Goodnight, Moon) and we learned two new games from Señora Rocha- practicing arriba/abajo (up
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Prek3 Weekly Update

SFX PreK3 Weekly Update 9/16-9/20/19 We’ve had a busy start to the school year in the preschool classes!! We’ve been getting to know each other better, learning ‘all about me,’ and sharing about our families, as well!  In Spanish we practiced saying ‘hola, buenos dias, y adios.’ We listened to the book Margarita y Margaret. Margaret speaks English but not Spanish, and Margarita speaks Spanish but not English, despite
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Preschool Pick Up Procedures

Dear Early Childhood Families, We are thrilled to kick off extended day programming for our littlest Crusaders today, September 3rd. Should you have any questions regarding your Lunch Bunch/Enrichment selections this morning, please email office@sfx-school.org and we will be happy to confirm your enrollment. Please review the overview below for pick up of all Preschool students: MORNING PICK UP 11am dismissal for Jr.
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Welcome to 3 Year Old Preschool!

Thank you for subscribing to Ms. Vanderbosch’s Three Year Old Preschool blog! Subscription feeds for the 2019-2020 school year were set Friday evening, August 23rd. If you subscribed to blogs prior to that time your selections may have changed. To confirm your 2019-2020 selections now that new feeds have been established, please submit a new subscription form here and check every box (for both Newsblast and ALL
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School’s Out For The Summer!

“A child can  teach an adult three things: *To be happy for no reason *To always be busy with something and *How to demand with all his/her might that which they desire” I have truly learned that this year.  Thank you to the families and especially the students who contributed to this being another outstanding year at St. Francis Xavier! I wish everyone a safe and relaxing summer.  I hope to see you all i
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4Q 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 4th 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 school year. If you wish to drop
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JANUARY 17, 2019

IMPORTANT DATES: January 21st-No School, MLK Day February 1st–3s will help lead the all school mass with their 7th grade buddies. February 4th-No School, Professional Development February 18th-No School, President’s Day Please check the SFX web site for all the fun camp offerings this summer. Luke has snack the week of 1/21 Elise has Museum of Me All the students will celebrate Catholic Schools Week begin
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