Weekly Round-up-October 29-November 8


Monday, the 29th

  • Regular class schedule (even though Wyoming Schools are not in session.)

Tuesday, the 30th

  • Halloween Parties!  9:30-11:00 (No Regular Classes)

Thursday, the 1st

  • No school-Fall Break

Friday, the 2nd

  • No school-Fall Break

Monday, the 5th

  • Regular class schedule
  • Second tuition Payment due
  • Canned food drive begins

Tuesday, the 6th

  • Regular class schedule

Thursday, the 7th

  • Regular class schedule

Friday, the 8th

  • Regular class schedule
  • 8:45 Staff meeting
  • MUC-Please bring an item shaped like a circle today


Preschool Office News:  (Mrs. Cindy)- If you haven’t done so already, please bring your Halloween party donations to school on Monday.  It helps to make our party set-up easier.  Also, if you are available to help set up tables in the parish hall on Monday, please let me know. Thanks so much!


Mixed-up Chameleons News-(Kindergarten prep.)- (Mrs. Sandy & Mrs. Mandy) Today we read the book There’s a Nightmare in my Closet by Mercer Mayer and made some “spooky nightmares” in closets for art.  We illustrated a picture of our house for our “All About Me” book and worked on learning our address.  We continued to learn about the letter “H”, and our word of the day was house.  Today we also read some Halloween poems, learned some Halloween songs, talked about fears and how to handle them, and participated in the fingerplay “Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate.”  We finished our color lessons today with the color black, and will begin our shape lessons starting in November.   At home:  Count and sort your Halloween candy and make Halloween decorations!  Also, keep working with your letter flashcards and practice writing the letters, too.


Very Hungry Caterpillar and Very Busy Spider News:  (Mrs. Sandy & Mrs. Mandy)- “H” is for happy, hoot, haunted, house, and Halloween!  Each day this week, we hid a spooky Halloween shape in our classroom to find.  We smiled for our class pictures, made happy jack-o-lanterns, hooted with RAPTOR’s Jeff Hays and the owls, made haunted “bats”, and read lots of books about Halloween fun.  We sang and danced to “Spooky Loo” and “Fly Little Bats”.  Starting in November, we will be going “Inside Autumn”, so remember to start collecting for our sorting bins.   At home:  Enjoy some Halloween fun!  Make paper jack-o-lanterns to hang in your windows.  Make paper bats and tissue ghost to hang from lights.   For the brave, make trash bag ghosts to hang from your trees outside.


Friday Fun News-(Mrs. Susan)-(9:15-11:45)  No school this Friday, November 2nd!  When the children return, we will move onto learning all about Thanksgiving.  What it means, what foods we eat, turkeys and how to set a table.  Our letter will be I and we will continue with name recognition.  The children have been doing much better getting into the routine of Fridays.  I try to keep it similar to the rest of the week but with a few changes that they have adapted to well.


Brown Bear/Polar Bear News:  (Mrs. Katrina & Mrs. Kim)-  The children are enjoying our Monster felt board story, Jack-o-Lantern felt activity, “What do Monsters Do?” fingerplay and Ghost fingerplay.  We are singing “Happy Monsters” and “Jack-o-Lantern Smiling Bright.”  The children love to tell the monster to go away in the book Go Away Big Green Monster, and we are also reading a book where the children have a costume parade and Halloween party.  Our letter this week is G and the shape is an oval.  This week we made some spooky ghosts and some witches’ cauldrons filled with a glittery potion – we are getting ready for Halloween!!

A quick note about the 2’s class and the Halloween Party.  If you feel that your child will be more comfortable having you accompany them during the Halloween Parade, we strongly encourage that.  If you’re sure that your child will be fine, feel free to wait along the parade path and get some good pictures.  To those of you new to the Halloween Party, here is a heads-up.  The party is self-run by you and your child.  It does get loud and crowded.  If you are bringing younger siblings (which we encourage) it is helpful to bring another adult along.  Remember to stay until the end when the entire two’s class will get up and perform some songs (or stand there and stare at you.)  Either way, it’s soooo cute!