Hello Kindergarten Families!

What a rainy weekend to welcome Fall!

We will continue our language arts, math, phonics, and religion programs this week.  This week in Language Arts we will begin Unit 1.  We will listen to stories and work on activities about Friends!    This week's topics include:  fall, friends, stories, and letter/sounds for i and u.   We will update the Fundations Parent Letter at the top of the page.  It has some great information about tips, coaching, pencil grips, and much more!!  Check it out... During Religion, the lesson is entitled 'God Creates Us'.

Upcoming topics in Math will include:  one-to-one correspondence, counting, ordering, writing, representing numbers 0-5.   Five Frames, Ten Frames, manipulatives, and tally marks may be used throught the lessons.  

This Thursday is our first opportunity to buy lunch from Tommy's Food Service.  It is a pizza day!   Lunch account numbers were sent home or will go home on Monday.  You can add money to the account either online or by sending in a check for Tommy's Food Service.  We will be sure the checks get to the cafeteria's office.   Please discuss lunch options with your child.   In additon to the school lunches, Tommy's offers extras...such as..  chips, cookies, yogurt, etc... at an additional cost.  Check the school menu and talk it over with you kiddos!!  It can be found under the Parent Button-Resources-Hot Lunch, on our school's website.

If you have not done so, start working on VIRTUS certification!   Our Zoo Field Trip is set for October 25, 2023.  Each student may take one parent on the trip.  No siblings are permitted.   Permission slips will come home this week.  Students should dress in PE uniform or SOTI Spirit Wear...Parents and teachers can wear SOTI gear too!!   Parents/students may pack lunches or purchase at the Zoo!   Trip is rain or shine, so watch the weather and plan accordingly!

Please be sure to label  your child's items....sweatshirts, water bottles, jackets, snack containers!!  Speaking of sure to send in fruits, cheese, veggies, nuts (no peanuts)...etc. Crackers, chips, yogurts, syrupy fruit cups will be allowed in the cafeteria.  They can get pretty messy on the carpet.  Thanks for your cooperation!

Check below for important dates and the newsletter for you classroom!

Be well,

The Kindergarten Team

Important Dates

9-26-23 to 10-5-23 Scholastic Book Fair

9-28-23 Cafeteria Open for Kindergarten, Pizza Day

9-29-23 12:15 Dismissal and HOMECOMING day...2:30-7:00...

10-6-23 School Closed for Professional Development Day

10-19-23 Individual Portrait Day for Pre-K-4th Grade...

10-20-23 12:15 Dismissal.  ESP Students pack a lunch, please.

10-23-23 School Closed for students.. Faculty Retreat Day

10-25-23 Kindergarten Field Trip to the MD Zoo in Baltimore!

Important Reminders

**grab some labels or a Sharpie and label water bottles, lunchboxes, sweaters, snack bags/containers...etc...**  It is a lot easier to return items which have been labelled...

**snacks should be a healthy snack such as fruit, cheese, veggie, nuts, however, we are a peanut-free school....please save yogurt, syrup fruit cups, juices chips/crackers for the lunchroom, as those messes can be hard to clean up on the carpet.**

**we will go out for recess and breaks each day, so dress for the weather.  We will stay in if it is too snowy, rainy, or bitterly cold......a warm coat, hats, and gloves will be needed.**

The kindergarten team's email addresses are listed below.

jcorrigan mmorton

mkindness    acrowley

jrehanek mfitzmaurice