Monday, October 22, 2018

Week of October 22nd





Good Afternoon & Happy Monday,

I hope you all had a very nice weekend.

We added our new popcorn words today to our booklets, some students did not have their books today so if you could please send them in tomorrow and they will add the words in the morning.

Halloween Goodie Bag donations are due this Friday October 26th. Thanks to all who have donated so far. Families and younger siblings are also invited to come to our Halloween parade & party on Wednesday October 31st at 1:00 pm.

Now that it is getting colder, please send children to school in layers and please label their sweatshirts.

We are getting close to the end of our ABC bootcamp already!  A letter will go home by the end of this week with some more detailed information regarding our upcoming “Fashion Show”. : )

We do not have library this week, students may keep their books at home until next Thursday.

Here are our themes/concepts for this week:
1) Reading/Language Arts/ Phonics:
-Letters (Bootcamp)- Q, R, S, T, U
-Sight Words- a, do, have
-Color Word- Green
-Reading Comprehension- Sequencing & Characters

2) Mathematics:
-Numbers in base ten- identifying, writing, and sorting numbers 11-20
-Intro to greater than, less, than, equal to
-Patterning

3) Religion-
-Praying the Rosary
-Honoring St. Therese & Mother Mary
-God Provides for All We Need
-Daily Prayers

4) Social Studies:
- Citizenship Unit- We will be concluding this unit this week with a review

5) Science:
-Pumpkin Investigation Week! We will be learning all about life cycles of a pumpkin and have our next “Fun Day Friday STEM Day” this Friday with our wonderful room moms!  

Thank you for your time, I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Love & Prayers,
Mrs. Tironi

Monday, October 15, 2018

Week of October 15th



Good Afternoon & Happy Monday,
I hope you all had a very nice weekend.

Tomorrow we will be having a fundraiser to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Michael in Florida. Students are asked to wear/bring sunglasses and they may dress down out of uniform for the day. We just kindly ask for a small monetary donation of any value you wish so we can help those in need.

Just a friendly reminder that our Field Trip Report homework is due back tomorrow, as well as tricky tray donations are due as well.

This Friday October 19th will be our October TAG Day for the 8th Grade Class, the theme for this month is “Halloween/ Black & Orange” themed clothes (not costumes).

Halloween Goodie Bag donations are due next Friday October 26th. Families and younger siblings are also invited to come to our Halloween party on Wednesday October 31st at 1:00 pm.

We added our new popcorn words today to our booklets, some students did not have their books today so if you could please send them in tomorrow and they will add the words in the morning.

Here are our themes/concepts for this week:
1) Reading/Language Arts/ Phonics:
-Letters (Bootcamp)- L, M, N, O, P
-Sight Words- see, my, like
-Color Word- Orange
-Reading Comprehension- Characters, Plot

2) Mathematics:
-Numbers in base ten
-Identifying, writing, and sorting numbers 11-20

3) Religion-
-Praying the Rosary
-Honoring St. Therese & Mother Mary
-God Provides for All We Need
-Daily Prayers

4) Social Studies:
- Citizenship Unit

5) Science:
-Bats Mini Unit

Thank you for your time, I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Love & Prayers,
Mrs. Tironi

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Week of October 9th


Good Afternoon Wonderful Families!


We had a fantastic start to a great week ahead! Tomorrow is our field trip to Tranquility Farms- a very important reminder letter went home today in homework folders. If you did not receive this reminder, I have posted it below at the end of this message as well. We will NOT be having bootcamp tomorrow, letter J will be on Thursday.

A letter about our Halloween party also went home today. We are requesting that each family please donate one small package of at least 20 prizes for our class goody bags. Our room moms will be compiling the prizes for us and we are asking for all donations to be in by Friday October 26th. Thanks so much!

Mr. Dunnigan has asked me to mention to you all that unfortunately there has been several cases of Fifth’s Disease going around in our class. The nurse was out today but there will be a more detailed letter from her going home this week. We have been working very hard on keeping the classroom clean, washing our hands/using hand sanitizer, not putting things in our mouth and properly covering our mouths when we cough or sneeze. Unfortunately germs like this are stubborn and spread so quickly no matter how hard we try. If your child is showing any symptoms (a major sign is fever but not every child will have a fever) please keep them home until they are cleared by the doctor. Once they develop a rash, they are no longer contagious and are allowed to return to school.

On Thursday we will be having our STS Walk-A-Thon in the morning at 9:00 am.

This week we will not be adding any new popcorn words since we have a short week and our field trip this week.

We will be reviewing the 9 words we have learned thus far.

Here are our themes & concepts of the week:
1) Reading/Language Arts/Phonics:
- Letters (Bootcamp)- I, J, K
-Sight Words- blue, to, is
-Color Word- blue
-Reading Comprehension Skill- Characters

2) Mathematics:
-Number Sense 0-20
- Identifying, writing, and counting numbers 0-20
-Making and identifying groups

3) Religion:
-Honoring St. Therese & Mother Mary
-God Provides for all we need
-Daily Prayers

4)Social Studies:
- Citizenship Unit

5) Science:
- Life Cycles
-Germs & Staying Healthy

Here is a copy of the field trip reminder:
The K & 1st Grade classes are attending our field trip to Tranquility Farms tomorrow, Wednesday October 10th.   
Drop-off time is the same as a normal day for students.
Chaperones must be in the 1st Grade classroom by 8:45 am and park in either the Learning Center or Church parking lots. We will leave school at 9:00 am and will return to school by 2:00 pm.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable trip, please remind your child that during this trip they must:
-obey instructions of teachers, parents, supervisors, and bus drivers
- remain with his/her assigned group
-wear complete gym uniform (sneakers, sweatshirt, sweatpants/shorts, STS gym shirt)
-bring a brown bag lunch, including snacks and drinks, clearly marked with their name (NO GLASS PLEASE)
-Chaperones may purchase lunch at the farm if they please.
-Children may bring money for the ice cream & farm shop, but it must be in a sealed envelope with their name clearly marked so their chaperones may hold on to it until it is time to shop.
Thank you for your time, have a wonderful week!
Love & Prayers,
Mrs. Tironi

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Happy October!


Hello Wonderful Kindergarten Families,


Happy (almost) October! We have SO many exciting events/activities ahead of us this month. 

Here are some reminders & information about this week for you:


-Tomorrow we will be continuing on our ABC Bootcamp Adventure with Letter E. Please have your child bring in an item (or picture) that begins with the /e/ sound. 

-Our Reading Folder Assignments are due tomorrow, September READO Boards and Reading Logs. Please also send in Popcorn Word Booklets inside their reading folders so we can add our new words. Children will be able to receive a special prize if they completed the reading for the month. Our October READO Boards and Reading Log will also go home tomorrow. 

-Starting tomorrow the whole school will be praying a decade of the rosary during our morning prayers in the gym. Our 8th grade buddies will stand with us and assist us in following along on our rosaries. I have a class set of rosaries for Kdg to use, so you do not need to send in your own set. :) 

-There is no school this Friday October 5th or Monday October 8th. 

-Chaperone Letters will be going home tomorrow to all parents who signed up to volunteer to chaperone our field trip on Wednesday October 10th (rain date of the 17th). Please look for this paper tomorrow and send back the chaperone fee by this Thursday. Thank you in advance!

-Please send back any unsold Calendar Raffle Tickets. 

I will be posting a full review of our weekly themes/concepts & our month ahead tomorrow afternoon. 

Thank you very much for your time, have a lovely evening.

Love & Prayers,

Mrs. Tironi 





Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Quick Reminder :)

Good Afternoon Awesome Kindergarten Families,

A few reminders for you:

1) Some paperwork went home in some students' backpacks that must be completed and returned to school ASAP, they include emergency forms from the school nurse and permission slips for our trip. 

2) Stewardship forms went home this week and they are due back this Friday. Please consider volunteering at any of the wonderful events. :)

3) Tailgate & Chili forms are due back tomorrow if you are interested in coming. 

4) October Pizza Money is due Friday. 

5) Please return any unsold calendar raffle tickets.

6) No school Friday Oct. 5th and Monday Oct. 8th. 

Thank you & have a wonderful evening! 
Love & Prayers,
Mrs. Tironi

Monday, September 24, 2018

Week of September 24th



Good Evening & Happy Fall!

We had a fantastic start to our third week of school, I can’t believe it is the last week of September already!

I am very excited to announce that starting tomorrow our class will be doing the ABC Bootcamp Program. A detailed letter went home in folders today that explains how we will work on one letter/sound each day for the next 26 days.

When we reach the conclusion of the 26 days we will have a special Fashion Show to celebrate our students’ mastery of all the letters and their sounds. This highly effective program is backed with research that shows how students who learn all 26 letters/sounds in the beginning of the year have more success expanding their reading & writing skills.

To help make the real-world connection, we are asking students to bring in one small object each day that begins with the letter of the day.

There is a calendar in your child’s folder that details each letter of the day and a list of some ideas to help think of objects to bring. Students may also print/draw a picture of an object that starts with the letter of the day as well if they cannot find anything at home with that letter. This is meant to be a fun and easy way for students to connect what we are learning to their home life as well.  :)

Here are our themes & concepts of the week:
1) Reading/Language Arts/Phonics:
- Letters (Bootcamp)- A-D
-Sight Words- little, and, of
-Color Word- yellow
-Reading Comprehension Skill- Sequence

2) Mathematics:
-Number Sense 0-20
- Identifying, writing, and counting numbers 0-20

3) Religion:
-God Gives Us Light
-We are Peacemakers like Jesus
-Daily Prayers

4)Social Studies:
- Citizenship Unit

5) Science:
- Apple Week! This week we will study life cycles of apples, discuss Johnny Appleseed, and have our first “STEM Fun Day Friday” revolving all around apple science activities!  

Other Important Reminders & Information

1) October Pizza Money is due this Friday.

2) Permission slips are due for our field trip this Wednesday.

3) There is no school next Friday October 5th or Monday October 9th for Professional Development & Columbus Day.

4) The St. Therese Walk-a-thon will be on Thursday Oct. 11th in the morning. This is a great fundraiser for our school. More information went home today.
5) Trunk or Treat is on Friday October 26th. Forms went home with more information today.

Thank you for your time. I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Love & Prayers,

Mrs. Tironi

Monday, September 17, 2018

Week of September 17th

Good Afternoon Wonderful Kindergarten Families,

We are off to a tremendous start to our second full week of school! The students are really learning and remembering our daily routines and starting to work very hard on their assignments. I am greatly looking forward to our year ahead.

Here are this week's themes/concepts:

1) Reading/Language Arts/Phonics:
-Letter of the Week- Bb 
-Sight Words- Review I, am, the 
-Color Word- blue
-Reading Comprehension Skill: Characters

2) Mathematics:
- Identify Numbers 0-10
- Number Formation 0-10 

3) Religion
- Story of Creation
- God Made All Things
- Practicing our daily prayers

4) Social Studies:
- Citizenship Unit- how to be a good citizen, using our manners, being helpful/kind, we are all equal members of the Kindergarten team!

5) Science:

- Germs- keeping ourselves healthy, getting rid of germs, stop spreading of germs

Here is other important information/dates ahead: 

1) This Thursday September 20th is Back to School Night beginning at 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

2) This Friday September 21st is Picture Day. Students may come to school in whichever outfit you would like them to be photographed in. If ordering pictures, please be sure to send in your order form on/by Friday morning.

3) Wednesday October 10th is our field trip to the farm with 1st grade! Please send in permission slips and chaperone forms (if interested) by this Friday as I must secure the busing for the exact amount of attendees. 

4) Looking ahead to October- there is no school on Friday October 5th and Monday October 8th for Professional Development and Columbus Day.

5) Reading Folders may be kept home until  Monday Oct. 1st, as we will not be adding daily work into our folders until October. Please send in student's popcorn word booklets on Monday mornings so they may add the new words on Mondays. 


Thank you for your time. I look forward to seeing all of you on Thursday evening at Back to School Night!

Love & Prayers,
Mrs. Tironi 

Week of October 22nd

Good Afternoon & Happy Monday, I hope you all had a very nice weekend. We added our new popcorn words today to our boo...