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March 11th Newsletter

Dear Turning 3’s Families, It was so nice to conference with you this past week and talk more about your child! We had a fun and busy week at school, as we introduced our Ocean Unit! IMPORTANT DATES AND REMINDERS Spring Break, 3/27-4/3- Students do not have school the week of March 27th. Classes resume on Monday, 4/3/17! Circus Day, 4/11, 9:30- A parent or caregiver is asked to attend with their child and we wi
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Abbreviated Preschool Schedule This Week

Due to conferences and the Thanksgiving holiday, SFX will observe a special schedule this week. Please make a note of the following abbreviated programs and services impacting our preschool students: Lunch Bunch and Enrichment will not be held on Monday and Tuesday. Preschool parents should plan to pick up their students at 11am on both days. There is no After Care on Monday or Tuesday so that faculty may participate
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Mrs. Ellis’ Classroom Newsletter!

The Turning 3’s have been loving our “Community Helpers” unit! We began this unit by learning about Firemen and how they help us stay safe, and protect us, from a fire! The children were so excited to see pictures of real firetrucks and firefighters and also enjoyed wearing a Fireman’s Hat and coat! For our projects about Firemen, the children created Fireman Hats, Firetrucks and had fun paint
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Picture Day!

Picture Day for all SFX preschool students, Seedlings through Jr Kindergarten, takes place on Monday, October 3rd. Please place a picture order online indicating which package you prefer. Parents may visit mylifetouch.com and enter Picture Day ID# RN076023Q0. Lifetouch requests that you place your order prior to October 3rd. Orders placed online require no paperwork or receipt. If you prefer to use a paper order form
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Mrs. Ellis’ Newsletter

Happy Fall Everyone! While our weather has still felt like Summer, we celebrated the change of season this past week! The children were excited to talk about the colors that they see throughout the Fall and we even started talking about how Halloween is in the Fall! Activites that we did were… Used our singing voices to sing an “Autumn Leaves” song, using our colored scarves! Listened to many storie
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Welcome to Mrs. Ellis’ Turning 3’s!!

The Turning 3’s are off to a terrific start!! The children come to school with happy faces and smiles and seem so excited about school, their friends and their teachers! Throughout these past two weeks, the children have… Practiced being good friends by sharing, playing cooperatively and being kind! Showed great listening skills when a story is being read in Circle-Time! Shared their own, personal stories
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Join Us for the 8th Grade Play

Preschool and Kindergarten families are invited to join us this Thursday and Friday, April 28th and 29th, at 7pm in the gym for the SFX Class of 2016’s presentation of “Shrek The Musical, Jr.” This is a fun, family-friendly event, and a wonderful St. Francis tradition. Plus, our youngest Crusaders love seeing our older students in action! Tickets are available at the door and are $5 each. Bring the
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Turning 3 Conference Reminder

Parents of Turning 3 students are invited to book a conference slot with Mrs. Ellis this week. Conferences take place on Thursday, March 3rd from 1-8pm and Friday, March 4th 1-5:30pm. Call the school office at 847/256-0644 to make or update conference slots. Thank you!
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SFX Basketball Pack the Gym Night!

Come and cheer on our 8th grade basketball teams as they take on Faith Hope and Charity on Friday, February 26th! Stay for one game, or all three! The class with the most student attendance throughout the evening will win a pizza party.  The 8th grade boys green team will play at 5:30pm, the 8th grade girls team will play at 6:30pm, and the 8th grade boys gold team will play at 7:30pm. *All preschool-4th grade studen
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November 13th Newsletter!

Thanksgiving Break is almost here and the Turning 3’s have been busy little “turkeys” learning about Transportation, as well as why we celebrate Thanksgiving! This past week we focused on “water transportation” and made boats! We sang the familiar song, “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” and listened to several stories that focused on transportation, the favorite being “Go Dog G
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Parent Teacher Conferences

Turning 3 parents are invited to sign up for parent-teacher conferences with Mrs. Ellis through the conferences page of the website here. Once you enter the system, please set up a parent account (if not already established in past years for your other SFX students). You will need to add your Turning 3 student into the system. Once this is done you will be prompted to select a teacher and slot for your conference. Pl
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October 18th Newsletter!

The Turning 3’s have been learning about the world and community around them! Our unit for the month of October is Community Helpers and we have enjoyed learning about Firemen and Doctors! When learning about Firemen, we focused on fire-safety and how firefighters help protect us and keep us safe by putting out fires! The children enjoyed creating fire-trucks and fire-house dalmatians and also had fun singing m
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Birthday Book Club

As a learning community, our students, faculty, and parents are very supportive of our school library. As your school librarian, I can’t tell you how much this support inspires me on a daily basis. I would like to share with you a new program that can help us gain more library materials for our students. The Birthday Book Club is about birthdays of course! It could be your child’s, a friend’s, maybe even a teac
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October 2nd Newsletter!

Happy Fall and October!! The cooler weather has been a welcome change from the hot and humid days that we had been experiencing at the start of our school-year! We have been so lucky to continue spending a lot of our time outside and have also been enjoying our time indoors working on new projects and themes! The Turning 3’s have started their unit on Community Helpers! This past week, we learned about Firemen
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September 18th Newsletter!

The past two weeks have been busy for the Turning 3’s! We have been enjoying our “All About Me” unit and the kids are having fun learning one another’s names, playing games with each other and telling their friends and teachers all about themselves! Our projects have been about each individual child and how unique and special he/she is! The kids decorated a paper-person to look like themselves
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Back to School!!

We are very happy to say that the Turning 3’s have completed their first full week of school! For most of the children, this is their first school experience and they all seem very excited and curious about school! The morning “goodbyes” have been fairly seem-less and the more and more that the children get used to being at school, the easier saying “goodbye” will be! This past week the
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Blogging Update

2015-2016 blogs are now in place for all homerooms and teachers will begin posting to classroom blogs the week of August 31st. Watch for an SFX School News email this week with a link to subscribe to all blogs and to our school’s Newsblast through a new feed service. All families are asked to take a moment subscribe to these important news sources. Questions may be addressed to jackiepetrozzi@sfx-school.org.
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Park-a-Day Challenge

SFX School is a proud member of The Alliance for Early Childhood, a local resource that promotes the healthy growth and development of children through age 8. We invite all school families to participate in this year’s Park-a-Day Challenge extended by the Alliance, which takes place June 8-12. Learn more here.
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May 1st Newsletter!

Hello Turning 3’s Families!! We have been having tons of fun with our theme, “The Circus” the past few weeks! We have learned all about the animals, food, people and activities that one would find at the circus and accordingly, have done many fun circus-related games, projects, and crafts! We have also listened to some great books about the Circus and have enjoyed learning songs about the Circus! Ou
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March 14th Newsletter!

We were so excited to have warmer weather this past week! We took advantage of our Spring weather, and spent lots of time outside! The snow in our playground has almost completely melted and it was so much fun to be able to play on the playground equipment again! We also brought our the balls and hula-hoops and had fun practicing using our gross-motor skills! Nursery Rhymes that we learned about in the classroom were
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