Kindergarten 123 April News

Hello Families! Happy Spring!

Weather/Clothing

We have all noticed that the springtime weather has been rather unpredictable this year. Please be sure to send your child with clothing appropriate for the weather. We are out for recess three times each day unless it is pouring rain, so they still need splash pants and warm jackets until the weather warms up. The general rule of thumb in our classroom is, “if your family sent you to school in it, you wear it.” This rule is relaxed of course, when we have those strange days that start out freezing and end up at 15-20 degrees!

Easter

During this holy season, we have been reading a short bible verse every day throughout Lent to help prepare for Easter. Our school’s Easter Food Drive is drawing to a close-this Thursday will be the final day for food donations to be sent in with the children. This Holy Week, the children have the opportunity to create Easter crafts and we are sharing many Easter books.  Due to Covid restrictions, we won’t be able to make Resurrection Rolls in our classroom this year, but you might want to try them at home. They are easy and fun to make-the recipe and accompanying Easter lesson can be found at the bottom of this newsletter.

Library Books

Just a reminder that our library day is Wednesday. If your child has two or more books left at home, they will not be allowed to take out another book until those are returned. Unfortunately, we are not able to make special trips up to the library to exchange late returns throughout the rest of the week. Thanks for your understanding.

Take Home Reading Folders

We are so pleased that we are able to have our take-home reading program up and running again this year. We have noticed that many of the children who are participating regularly are making great gains in their letter recognition, letter-sound connection, sight word recognition and reading comprehension skills. Please help your child stay in the habit of bringing their reading folder in their zip bags on the weekday written on the front of their folder. This is also the day that they have small group writing work and it is during that time that we do reading assessments, listen to them read and exchange their books. We are currently running short on many of our alphabet readers as well as our lower level readers because they are not being returned. This makes it difficult to provide adequate readers for all children. We appreciate your assistance with this matter.

Health Matters

Over the past several weeks, we’ve noticed an incline in the amount of illness in our class. This is to be expected as the children are now being exposed to more everyday germs. Please be considerate of other families/staff and make arrangements for your child to stay home when they are sick. Children should be symptom-free (without medication) for 24 hours before returning to school. Many children have been returning to school with hacking coughs, mucus-filled noses, and sore tummies. Although we practice frequent handwashing, keeping our fingers out of mouths/noses and covering coughs/sneezes in the classroom, this isn’t enough to protect the children from spreading illness. Thank you for helping us through this!

Earth Week

Earth Day is Friday, April 22. We will be participating in a school yard clean up and continuing to practice our recycling skills. As a home and school connection, please encourage/review recycling at home with your children.

Looking Ahead

Wednesday, April 13 – Rosary Apostolate online visit

Friday, April 15 – Good Friday (no classes)

Sunday, April 17 – Easter Sunday

Monday, April 18 – Easter Monday (no classes)

Friday, April 22 – Earth Day

First week of May – Catholic Education Week

Thank you!

Mrs. Sadlon, Ms. Panico and Mrs. Franchetto

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