Monthly Newsletters/Events


 There are many wonderful opportunities for fellowship and learning  in our KA classroom and the Corpus Christi School community.  Please scroll down to see important announcements and exciting  events for the 2018-2019 school year.

Kindergarten KApers – September 2018

Dear KA Parents,

Welcome to KA!  I am very pleased to have your children in my class!  I know that we will all work together, making this an exciting learning experience.  Please remember that aside from academics, Kindergarten is the business of faith development, socialization, learning to follow directions, and fostering good work habits.

I am sure that there are many questions regarding the KA classroom.  Our KA Homepage can help to answer all of them.  Please click on Classroom Procedures for all of the information that you will need to know.  Daily assignments and the Show and Tell Topics will be posted on-line.  Just click on Homework Assignments to see them.  An overview of the material that we will be covering this year can be viewed by clicking on Syllabus.  Each month, KA will be exploring the works of various children’s authors.  September’s author will be Kevin Henkes.  Please click on Monthly Authors for background information and suggested titles.  Click on Recommended Websites to link your child to lots of learning fun and extra practice.

There is always something happening in KA.  We enjoy celebrating holidays, birthdays, and the seasons.  During September, there will be a Kindergarten Orientation, Back-to-School Night, and Johnny Appleseed Day.  Please scroll down for complete information.

Thank you in advance for you cooperation and support.  I am looking forward to working with you and your children!

Blessings,  Mrs. T. :)

 

“No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness, and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.  The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.”

                                                                                                          --- Emma Goldman

 

KA Events and Announcements – September 2018

Kindergarten Orientation

Kindergarten Orientation will be held on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:00 AM.  Parents and students will meet in the KA classroom.  Parents must stay for the orientation.  Orientation will end at approximately 10:00 AM.  KA students should leave with their parents at this time.

12 Noon Dismissal Days

All KA students will be dismissed at 12 noon on Thursday, September 6 and Friday, September 7.  Please send a snack each day. Only send lunch if attending after-care.  The cafeteria will not be open on Thursday, September 6 and Friday, September 8.

Back-to-School Night

Parents are invited to Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September 20. There will be a Home/School Meeting at 7:00 PM.  After the meeting, parents are invited to visit the KA classroom.

Johnny Appleseed Day

The children will be learning about the legend of Jonathan "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman on Wednesday, September 26.  We will be reading a story about him and having an "apple tasting" with many different varieties of apples. Yum yum!

12 Noon Dismissal Day

All KA students will be dismissed at 12 noon on Friday, September 28.  Please send a snack.  Only send lunch if attending after-care.  The cafeteria will not be open on Friday, September 28.





















































Kindergarten KApers – October 2018

Dear KA Parents,

It’s pumpkin time again and the children are very excited about our October activities.  This month finds us looking forward to the Feast of St. Francis, Picture Day, and Halloween. 

KA will be exploring the works of Tomie dePaola and Don Freeman during the month of October.  Please click on Monthly Authors on the KA Homepage for background information and suggested titles.

I am very proud of how diligently the children are working.  The children are beginning to read short sentences and copy them from the board.  Please practice with the flashcards that were sent home and continue to review the letters and their sounds.  Be sure to click on Homework on the KA Homepage for daily assignments.  

Remember to check your child’s folder each day for completed work, homework assignments, test, and important messages.  Homework should be completed and returned to school on the following day.  The exception to this is when the children are assigned to read sentences and/or booklets to an adult.  These papers may be kept at home for extra practice.  They do not need to be returned to school.  Tests should always be signed by a parent and returned on the following school day.

I am so pleased about how the children are striving to be well-behaved and reverent in church.  They are very interested in the liturgy and especially enjoy singing along with the choir.  It is a beautiful thing to watch them participate and grow in their faith!

As the weather becomes cooler, the children are encouraged to wear their uniform sweaters.  No other sweaters are permitted in school.  Please be sure to label your child’s uniform sweater with a first and last name.  Many children in our school have the same first name and it becomes confusing when the sweaters are identical.

Thank you for your help and cooperation.  Have a BOO tiful Halloween!

 

Blessings,  Mrs. T.  :)

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love.

Where there is injury, pardon,

Where there is doubt, faith,

Where there is despair, hope,

Where there is darkness, light,

and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may

not so much seek to be consoled,

as to console;

To be understood, as to understand;

To be loved, as to love;

For it is in giving that we receive –

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


KA Events and Announcements – October 2018



School Picture Day

School pictures will be taken in Kindergarten-7th Grade on Tuesday, October 2.  All KA children must wear the winter uniform.  Girls should be wearing plaid jumpers, short sleeved or long sleeved white knit school shirts, navy knee socks, and black or blue shoes.  Boys should be wearing khaki pants, short sleeved or long sleeved white knit school shirts, black or blue socks, and black shoes.  Children may wear cardigans for the individual pictures. Cardigans will not be worn for the class picture. 

Feast of St. Francis

The feast of St. Francis is on Thursday, October 4 The children will be learning about the life of St. Francis, especially his kindness to animals and devotion to the poor.

Walk-A-Thon

The children will participate in a Walk-A-Thon on Friday, October 5 to benefit the Canine Assistants program which is funded by Mickey's Kids, a local charity.  All students should wear gym uniforms and sneakers.  If you have purchased a Walk-A-Thon shirt for your child, it may be worn in place of the gym shirt on this day.

12 Noon Dismissal

The children will be dismissed at 12 noon on Friday, October 5.  Please send snack.  Only send lunch if attending after-care. The cafeteria will be closed on Friday, October 5.

Columbus Day

School will be closed in observance of Columbus Day on Monday October 8.

Faculty Professional Day

The faculty will be attending a professional workshop on Thursday, October 18.  There will be no classes for students on this day.

Halloween Costume Parade and Classroom Party

The KA children are allowed to wear costumes to school on Wednesday, October 31.  Please be sure that your child is able to maneuver in costume and use the bathroom while wearing the costume.  Safe shoes or sneakers must be worn.  Flip flops, backless shoes, and high heels are not permitted.  Family and friends are invited to meet in the small lot on the corner of Kipp Ave. and the Blvd. at 1:00 PM on Halloween.  The children will perform some Halloween songs and then parade around the lot.  Our parade is a long-standing Corpus Christi School tradition and a great “photo op”.  In the event of inclement weather, the parade will be held in the gym.  Following the parade, the children will go back to the classroom and enjoy a Halloween party.  Dismissal time and location will remain the same.  Have a BOOtiful Halloween!



Kindergarten KApers – November 2018

Dear KA Parents,

Thanksgiving time is here!  We will be stressing two important concepts in all of our special activities in KA this month.  First, we have many things to be thankful for, and second, when we all work together we can make wonderful things happen.  Please discuss these ideas with your children and help to reinforce them at home.

Corpus Christi School is sponsoring its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.  Non-perishable items may be sent to school.  Thank you for your generosity.

The monthly authors for November will be Leo Lionni and Eric Carle.  Please click on Monthly Authors on this webpage for background information and suggested titles.

KA will be joining KB for a Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast.  The menu will include turkey and all the trimmings!

Please continue to review the alphabet letters and their sounds, especially the short and long vowel sounds.  The children should be practicing at home with the high frequency word cards and the consonant-vowel-consonant word cards that were sent home on the first day of school.  As new words are introduced in class, they are listed in the Homework section of this webpage.

I wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Blessings,  Mrs. T.  :)

 

                           “Kindness in words creates confidence.

                                              Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.

                                                                         Kindness is giving creates love.”

 --- Lao Tzu



 KA Events and Announcements – November 2018

Winter Uniform

Kindergarten will being wearing winter uniforms on Thursday, November 1.

All Saints' Day Liturgy

KA will join the school community at the 9:00 AM mass in the chapel on Thursday, November 1. Parents are invited to attend.

12 Noon Dismissal

Students will be dismissed at 12 noon on Friday, November 2 Please send snack.  Only send lunch if attending after-care.  The cafeteria will be closed on Friday, November 2.

Thanksgiving Prayer Service

The KA children will be gathering with the student body for the Thanksgiving Prayer Service on Wednesday, November 21 at 9:00 AM in the chapel.  All are invited to attend.

Thanksgiving Feast

KA will be having a Thanksgiving Feast with all the trimmings on Wednesday, November 21.  The menu will include turkey and all the trimmings.  Yum Yum!

12 Noon Dismissal/No After-Care

The children will be dismissed at 12 noon on Wednesday, November 21 to begin the Thanksgiving holiday.  Do not send lunch.  There will be no after-care available on this day.  All children must be picked up at 12 noon.

Thanksgiving Holiday

School will be closed on Thursday, November 22, Friday, November 23 and Monday, November 26.  Enjoy the long weekend.  Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!




Kindergarten KApers – December 2018

Dear KA Parents,

Can you hear the jingle bells?  Christmas is coming!  The children are very excited and I have many activities planned to help channel all of their “extra” energy.

The children will be learning about the nativity story and participating in the lighting of a classroom advent wreath.  Please try to reinforce the importance of the birth of Christ and the spirit of giving during the holiday preparations in your homes throughout the season.

The monthly author for December will be Doreen Cronin.  We will also be reading lots of yuletide tales.  Please click on Monthly Authors on the KA Homepage for information.

Watch out Rockefeller Center!  KA will have its own Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Our 8th grade buddies will be our honored guests.  We will also be visiting the Santa Shop for a little holiday shopping.  The children have been hard at work rehearsing for the Christmas Concert.  I am very proud of them.  They are truly delightful!   

All of you, especially the children, are remembered in my daily prayers.  I wish you and your loved ones a magical Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year!

Blessings,  Mrs. T.  :)

Christmas Beatitudes

By

Joan Wester Anderson

Blessed is December, for Christmas is near.

Blessed are the poor of pocket, for they shall be called parents.

Blessed are they who are heavily laden, for they shall be called shoppers.

Blessed are they who weave paper garlands, produce plays, and wear confused looks, for they shall be called teachers.

Blesses are they who hunger for turkey and all the trimmings (and happily do the dishes), for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed is the sweater knit in secret, coins sent to a food bank, and dinner for a shut-in, for these shall be called love.

Blessed are we, who despite the chaos, hold the real meaning of Christmas close to our hearts.

For we shall be glad.


KA Events and Announcements – December 2018

12 Noon Dismissal Days

The children will be dismissed at 12 noon on Tuesday, December 4, and Wednesday, December 5 and Friday, December 7.  Please send snack.  Only send lunch if attending after-care.  The cafeteria will be closed on Tuesday, December 4, Wednesday, December 5, and Friday, December 7.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, December 4 and Wednesday, December 5 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.  Parents will be seen on a "first come, first served" basis.  There will be no scheduled appointments.  

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Watch out Rockefeller Center!  KA will have its annual classroom Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 7.  The KA children have invited their 8th Grade Buddies to be their special guests.

Santa’s Shop

The children will be visiting Santa’s Shop in December.  Date and time to be announced. KA parents are encouraged to meet their children in the upper cafeteria and help their children shop. If you are not able to attend, another family member may take your place.  If no one is available, but would still like your child to make a purchase, please put the money in the  labeled envelope.

Christmas Concert

KA will participate in the annual Christmas Concert to be held in the chapel on Wednesday, December 19.  Family and friends are invited to attend.  KA boys should wear white turtlenecks, khaki pants, and black shoes.  KA girls should wear white turtlenecks, khaki skorts, white anklet socks, and blue or black shoes.  All of the KA children will be wearing white choir robes over their clothing.  KA students should report to their classroom wearing the clothing described above at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, December 20. All of the KA children will be wearing tinsel garland halos. These will be distributed in the classroom upon arrival.  All parents and guests should proceed to the chapel at 6:30 PM.  The concert will begin at 7:00 PM.  The audience must remain seated during the entire concert.  No one is permitted in the aisles.  Following the concert, the KA children will return to the classroom.  After all of the children have processed out of the chapel, parents may go to the classroom to pick up their children.

Christmas Party

KA will be celebrating with a Christmas Party on Friday, December 21.  The children will be enjoying refreshments and Christmas cheer!  You will not need to send snack on this day.

12 Noon Dismissal/No After-Care

The children will be dismissed at 12 noon on Friday, December 21.  Do not send lunch.  There will be no after-care on this day.  All students must be picked at 12 noon.

Christmas Vacation

School will be closed beginning on Christmas Eve, December 24.  Classes will resume on Thursday, January 3.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



Kindergarten KApers – January 2019

Dear KA Parents,

The children are very excited about the new calendar year – 2019!  May the new year be one of peace, health, and happiness for us all.

The children will be earning about the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this month.  We will be stressing the concept of all people working together in harmony.  The children will be reminded that outward appearance does not matter as much as what you think in your head and feel in your heart.

The January authors in KA are Ezra Jack Keats and Bernard Waber.  Please check on Monthly Authors on the KA Homepage for background information and suggested titles.

Please remember to check your child’s folder each day for completed work, important messages, and assignments.  The children should be practicing consonant-vowel-consonant words and high frequency words with the cards that were sent home on the first day of school.  We are also working on numbers above ten.  Please review these as well.

Catholic Schools Week will be held soon.  There are many special activities planned.  Please scroll down for a list of activities.  We are very proud of Corpus Christi School and invite you to join in celebrating our accomplishments!

Blessings,  Mrs. T.  :)

Recipe for a Happy New Year

Take 12 fine, full-grown months, see that these are thoroughly free from old memories of bitterness, rancor, hate, and jealousy.

Cleanse them completely form every clinging spite; pick off all specks of pettiness.

Cut these into 30 or 31 equal parts.

Do not attempt to make up a whole batch at one time, but prepare one day at a time as follows:

Into each day put equal parts of faith, patience, courage, work, hope, fidelity, liberality, kindness, rest, prayer, and meditation.

Add a teaspoon of good spirits, a dash of fun, a pinch of folly, a sprinkling of play and a heaping cup of humor.

Pour love into the mixture and stir with vigor.

Serve with humility and good cheer!


 KA Events and Announcements – January 2019

School Reopens

Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 3

Noon Dismissal

The children will be dismissed at 12 noon on Friday, January 11.  Please send snack.  Only send lunch if attending after-care.  The cafeteria will not be open on Friday, January 11.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

School will be closed in observance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 21.


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Catholic Schools Week 2019

Opening Mass

There will be a 12 noon Opening Mass for Catholic Schools Week on Sunday, January 27.  All parents and students are invited to attend.

Open House

There will be an Open House from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Sunday, January 27.  Please be sure to stop by the KA classroom to see the display that the children have created.




Kindergarten KApers – February 2019

Dear KA Parents,

The KA kids will be 100 days smarter during the month of February!  In order to celebrate, the KA kids will dressing up as 100 year old ladies and gentlemen.  The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.  The children will be receiving ashes at the 9:00 AM mass.  All are invited to attend. 

The February authors in KA are Laura Numeroff and Jonathan London.  Please click on Monthly Authors on the KA Homepage for background information and suggested titles.

Please continue to practice sounding out consonant-vowel-consonant words and recognizing high frequency words.  The children have been working with numbers above ten.  Our goals are to recognize the numbers, write the numbers and match the numbers to corresponding sets.  We are also working with the concepts of greater than, less than, and equal.  The children are also practicing skip counting by twos, fives, and tens.  Please review these important skills.

As always, your help and cooperation are greatly appreciated!

Blessings,  Mrs. T.  :)


Love is patient, love is kind. It does not seek envy, it does not boast, it is not proud, it is not rude, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices in the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails.

                                                                                                    1 Corinthians 13:4-8




KA Events and Announcements – February 2019


12 Noon Dismissal

The children will be dismissed at 12 noon on Friday, February 1.  Please send snack.  Only send lunch if attending after-care.  The cafeteria will not be open on Friday, February 1.

Valentine Cards

The children are encouraged to send Valentine cards to their classmates.  Valentine cards are not mandatory, but if you wish to send them, please be sure to include one for each student in KA.  We do not want to hurt any feelings.  A class list will be sent home.  Please print the first and last name of the outside of each Valentine.  Place the Valentines in alphabetical order and secure them with a rubber band or place them in a Ziploc bag.  This makes the cards much easier to sort and distribute.  You may attach small treats (stickers, pencils, etc.) to the Valentines.  If you are attaching edible treats to the Valentines, the edible treats must be nut-free.  Please send the original packaging to school so that the ingredient list can be checked.  Edible treats that are not accompanied by the ingredient list from the original packaging will not be distributed.  All cards should be sent to school not later than Monday, February 11.  This will allow us time to sort the Valentines into each student’s mail bag.  Valentines will be distributed on February 14. Thank you for your cooperation.

Valentine's Day Ice Cream Social

KA will be celebrating Valentine's Day with an Ice Cream Social on Thursday, February 14.  Vanilla and chocolate ice cream will be served with a variety of yummy toppings.

100th Day of School

The KA kids will be 100 days smarter in February.  Date to be announced.  The KA kids will be allowed to dress up on the 100th Day of School as if they are 100 years old! Uniforms do not have to be worn on this day.  Ideas for dressing as 100 year olds have been sent home via folders.  Please be sure that your child is able to maneuver safely in the clothes that are worn on the 100th Day.

Presidents’ Day

School will be closed on Monday, February 18 in observance of Presidents’ Day.





Kindergarten KApers – March 2019

Dear KA Parents,

The children are looking forward to March with great anticipation!  The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.  The children will be receiving ashes at the 9:00 AM mass.  All are invited to attend.   KA will be learning about St. Patrick and St. Joseph.  Their feast days are celebrated this month.  

The March author will be Dr. Seuss.  The late Ted Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, will always be remembered as a great creative mind and a champion of social justice.  Please click on Monthly Authors on the KA Homepage for background information and suggested titles.

The children are progressing nicely in the areas of Math, Reading, Phonics, and Penmanship.  Please remember to check folders each day for important messages, completed work, and new assignments.  Thank you for your continued cooperation.

Blessings,  Mrs. T.  :)

An Irish Blessing

May soft the grass you walk on.

May fair be the skies above you.

May true be the joys that surround you.

May dear be the hearts that love you.

 

 KA Events and Announcements – March 2019

Read Across America

KA will participate in “Read Across America Day” in honor of Dr. Seuss on Friday, March 1.  All KA students will be given special Seussian character hats to wear.

12 Noon Dismissal Day

The children will be dismissed at 12 noon on Friday, March 1.  Please send snack.  Only send lunch if attending after-care on Friday, March 9.  The cafeteria will be closed on Friday, March 1.

Mardi Gras

We will be celebrating New Orleans style on Tuesday, March 5.  KA students will be given masks and beads to wear during a classroom parade! 

Ash Wednesday Liturgy

The children will receive ashes during the 9:00 AM mass in the chapel on Wednesday, March 6.  Parents are invited to attend.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, celebrates his feast day on Sunday, March 17.  KA will be celebrating with a party on Friday, March 15

Scholastic Book Fair

The Kindergarten will be visiting the Scholastic Book Fair in the school auditorium in March. Date to be announced. Parents or another family member are encouraged to attend and help us shop. If you or another family member are unable to attend and your child would like to make a purchase, please place the money in an envelope labeled with your child's name, grade, and the amount enclosed.




 Kindergarten KApers – April 2019

Dear KA Parents,

Welcome to spring!  Easter is almost here!  

KA will be hunting for eggs and enjoying a yummy brunch of bagels, cereal, fruit, doughnuts, and orange juice before we leave for the Easter vacation.

April is National Poetry Month.  The children are encouraged to share their favorite poems with the class.  KA will be exploring the works of many children’s poets, including Jack Prelutsky, and Shel Silverstein.  Our monthly authors will be Gene Zion and Jan Brett.  Please click on Monthly Authors on the KA Homepage for background information and suggested titles.

KA is the place for academic adventures!  The children have been working very hard in the Language Arts.  Please continue to review the high frequency words and consonant-vowel-consonant words.  Daily practice will help to instill confidence in our young readers.  KA will soon be working with long vowel sounds.  The children are progressing in Math.  Please review numbers above ten, skip counting by twos, fives, and tens, addition skills, and subtraction skills.  Sharing activities with your child, such as a trip to the store or preparing a recipe, are an excellent way to reinforce number skills.

Have a blessed Easter and a sensational spring!

Blessings,  Mrs. T.  :)

The Jelly Bean Prayer

Red is for the blood He gave…

Green is for the grass He made…

Yellow is for the sun so bright…

Orange is for the moon at night…

Black is for the sin we made…

White is for the grace He gave…

Purple is for the hour of sorrow…

Pink is for the new tomorrow!

 

KA Events and Announcements – April 2019

12 Noon Dismissal

The children will be dismissed at 12 noon on Friday, April 5.  Please send snack.  Only send lunch if attending after-care.  The cafeteria will be closed on Friday, April 5.

Presentation of the Passion

The KA children will be gathering with the student body for the Presentation of the Passion on Tuesday, April 16 at 9:00 AM in the chapel.  All are invited to attend.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny has promised to hide one treat-filled egg for each KA student in the classroom.  We will be hunting for eggs first thing in the morning on Wednesday, April 17.

Easter Brunch

We will have an Easter Brunch on Wednesday, April 17.  The menu will include cereal, milk, bagels, bananas, doughnuts, and orange juice.

12 Noon Dismissal/No After-Care

The children will be dismissed at 12 noon on Wednesday, April 17.  Please do not send a snack or lunch.  There will be no after-care.  All students must be picked up at 12 noon.

Easter Vacation

School will be closed for Easter vacation beginning on Holy Thursday, April 18 and continuing through the next week.  Have a Happy and Blessed Easter!

School Reopens

Classes will resume on Monday, April 29.






Kindergarten KApers – May 2018

Dear Parents,

May is “blooming” with activity!  Please scroll down to see a complete list of activities.

The May author is Mo Willems.  Please click on Monthly Authors on the KA Homepage for background information and suggested titles.

The children are looking forward to a very special event: the Grandparents' Social! Scroll down to Events and Announcements for all of the details.

Our school community has a long-standing tradition of devotion to the Blessed Mother.  The children will be learning how to recite the rosary.  Please help to reinforce this important concept at home.

Please continue to review all of the work that is sent home.  Practice with reading and math skills will help instill confidence in our young learners and prepare them for the transition to first grade.  Thank you for your help and support.

Blessings,  Mrs. T.  :)

 

                “I need to put with two or three caterpillars if I want to get to know the                                    butterflies".                                                                                                                                                           

                                                    From The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

 KA Events and Announcements – May 2018


12 Noon Dismissal

The children will be dismissed at 12 noon on Friday, May 3.  Please send snack.  Only send lunch if attending after-care.  The cafeteria will not be open on Friday, May 3.

Grandparents’ Social

All KA grandparents are invited to the Grandparents’ Social on Wednesday, May 8.  The festivities will take place in the cafeteria.  Time to be announcedThe KA children will entertain the grandparents and then join them for refreshments.  The KA children will return to the KA classroom after the Grandparents' Social.  Dismissal time and procedures will remain the same on Wednesday, May 1.

May Crowning

KA will join the school community in the chapel on Thursday, May 9 as we honor Our Blessed Mother at the May Crowning.    

Faculty Professional Day

The faculty will be attending a professional workshop on Friday, May 10.  There will be no classes for students on this day.

Field Day

Our annual Field Day will be held on Friday, May 17.  The children should wear gym shorts, Field Day shirts, and sneakers.  Please be sure to provide your child with a snack, drink, and extra water bottle. Snack and drink items should be in disposable packaging labeled with your child’s name and grade.  The disposable water bottle should also be labeled with your child's name and grade. The children will be walking to the field, participating in various activities, and walking back to school. 

Kindergarten Field Trip

The Kindergarten Field Trip will be held in May.  Date to be announced.  We will be walking from school to the Hasbrouck Heights Public Library.  The children will be accompanied by Mrs. T., Mrs Rocha, and the KA/KB Class Moms.  The children will tour the library and listen to a story.  We will then walk back to school and have a picnic lunch outside.  After lunch, we will enjoy the play yard across the street at the Early Childhood Learning Center.  All Kindergarten students must wear gym uniforms and sneakers on Thursday, May 17.  All Kindergarten children must bring lunch from home on this day.  We will not be utilizing the cafeteria.  Each Kindergarten child must bring a beach towel to school on Thursday, May 17 to sit on during the picnic lunch.  The children will be chaperoned by the Kindergarten teachers, aides, and class moms.  Arrival and dismissal times and procedures will remain the same.  In the event of inclement weather, the Kindergarten Field Trip will take place on Friday, May 18.

Memorial Day Weekend

School will be closed on Friday, May 24 and Monday, May 27 in observance of the holiday.  Enjoy the long weekend!

Ascension Thursday Liturgy

The entire school community will join together at the 9:00 AM mass in the chapel on Thursday, May 30.  Parents are invited to attend.

12 Noon Dismissal Day

Students will be dismissed at 12 noon on Friday, May 31.  Please send snack.  Only send lunch if attending after-care.  The cafeteria will not be open on Monday, June 10.




Kindergarten KApers – June 2019

Dear KA Parents,

June is here and summer is just around the corner!  We will be celebrating with an end-of-year classroom luau. 

The June author will be James Dean.  He is the author of the Pete the Cat series.  Please click on Monthly Authors on the KA Homepage for background information and suggested titles.

I am so proud of my KA kids!  They have made excellent progress during the school year.  Please remember to review important concepts and skills during the summer months.

THANK YOU to all of the parents who have helped to make this year a success.  My gratitude especially extends to the wonderful volunteers and our dedicated class moms.  You are very special people and I have enjoyed working with you.

Congratulations to my Kindergarten kids!  It has been a pleasure and a privilege to be your teacher.  You will always have a special place in my heart.  May God continue to bless you throughout your lives.

Have a splendid summer!

Blessings,  Mrs. T. :)

                A few words on success - - -

So be sure where you step.

Step with care and great tact.

And remember that life’s a great balancing act.

And will you succeed?

Yes! You will indeed!

(98 and 3/4 per cent guaranteed.)

KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!

                                                                  From Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss


 KA Events and Announcements – June 2019

12 Noon Dismissal Day

Students will be dismissed at 12 noon on Monday, June 10.  Please send snack.  Only send lunch if attending after-care.  The cafeteria will not be open on Monday, June 10.

Kindergarten Luau

Aloha!  KA will be celebrating the end of the school year with a luau on Monday, June 10. The KA children may wear summer clothing on this day (school appropriate attire please, no bare midriffs).  We will be feasting on fresh fruit, ice pops, chips, and punch.  We will also be dancing to island rhythms and wearing leis.  

Kindergarten Graduation

Kindergarten Graduation will be held on Tuesday, June 11.  All KA students, parents, and their guests should enter through the glass chapel doors at 8:30 AM. Please do not enter the building prior to 8:30 AM.  KA students will be met by a staff member and escorted to the classroom. Parents and guest should proceed directly to the chapel.  KA students must be dressed in their summer uniforms (khaki shorts for boys, khaki skorts for girls, white knit school logo shirts, white socks, white sneakers) and caps and gowns.  The tassel should hang on your child's right side.  Please do not decorate the caps.  Corsages and boutennieres are not permitted.  The ceremony will begin at 9:00 AM.  All guest must remain seated.  Please do not block the center or side aisles.  Older siblings who are attending Corpus Christi School will be sent from their classrooms to attend the Kindergarten graduation. Following the ceremony, they must report back to their classroom.  At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Kindergarten graduates will process down the center aisle, up the side aisles, and then position themselves in front of the altar for a "photo op". Following the "photo op", the Kindergarten graduates will return to their classrooms.  Parents and guests may join us in the classroom at this time for an additional "photo op".  The Kindergarten graduates will then receive their report cards and be dismissed to their parents to begin their summer vacation.  Congrats Grads!




Kindergarten KApers – July/August 2018

Dear KA Parents,

Welcome to sunshine and summer adventures!  Please be sure to include valuable educational experiences for our young learners in your summer plans.  Parents can have a positive impact on their child’s education by incorporating learning activities that are fun for the whole family.

The summer is prime time for reinforcing comprehension skills and building vocabulary.  Your local public library can be a fantastic resource.  Take advantage of their reading programs and story times.  Your old friends Curious George, Madeline, Horton, Babar, and many other characters are looking forward to spending time with you!

Travel is very often an education in itself.  New places and new experiences are the perfect time to explore different cultures and gain new interests.  Children’s natural curiosity make them intrepid explorers.  Journaling about travel is a wonderful way to encourage literacy and preserve memories.

Don’t forget the importance of everyday adventures!  A simple trip to the grocery store can be a wonderful opportunity to review math skills.  Families can also incorporate math when playing board games, doing household chores, and repairs, and measuring ingredients for recipes.

Summer is a wonderful time to promote the fine arts.  Concerts, theater performances, and museums open young minds to many possibilities.  Encourage your child’s creativity.  Art supplies, a dress up box, and simple instruments are essential tools for our budding artists.

Most importantly, enjoy your children.  The benefits of family time are immeasurable and far-reaching.  I wish all of you a happy and healthy summer!

Blessings,  Mrs. T. :)

“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”

                                                                                                          --- Henry James


 KA Events and Announcements – July/August 2018

Summer Enrichment Program

The Summer Enrichment Program will begin on Monday, June 25. The program is open from Monday through Thursday.  Math is from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM.  Language Arts is from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM.  Enrichment is from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM.


Packet Pick-Up

All parents must pick up an information packet at the school office.  The information packet contains important details about the upcoming school year.  Packet Pick-Up takes place from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM on Wednesday, August 22 and Thursday, August 23. Please use the Chapel Entrance (glass doors).  




















































































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