Mrs. O’Day

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Mrs. O’Day

Pre-K 3

I have been in Catholic Education since graduating with my teaching degree almost 20 years ago. My son, Grade 2, and my daughter, Grade 6, have been students at St. Amelia since Pre-K/K.  Three years ago, after closing 2 other Catholic schools, I joined the St. Amelia family as an educator.

The things I love most, besides my family and students, are Mickey and Minnie Mouse and spending as much time reading as I possibly can. The best part about my job is that it is not a job… it is a vocation. Everyday is spent nurturing and enlightening God’s greatest gift.

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Classroom Information

Welcome Pre K 3 Families!

  Please remember that I am always available at aoday@stameliaschool.org

This week in Preschool we will continue to add more content to our Morning Meeting time.  Morning Meeting, for those that are not aware, is the way we begin everyday in our classroom.  We sing songs, pray, share stories, and get ready for a great day.  It is a way to build our sense of community and friendship.  Please practice the sign of the cross and the Our Father with your children at home.

This week Al talked with us about taking turns and sharing with one another.  He said that he watches us try to make good choices and take turns everyday when we are in school.

In Religion we continued to discuss that Jesus is the Good Shepherd.  He watches over all of us and tries to keep us safe just like a shepherd takes care of his sheep.  Jesus will always help us find our way to Him .  The kids enjoyed making their own discovery bottle in which they could always search and find their lost sheep.

Last week we practiced all of our emergency drills with the kids.  They were so attentive and quiet when  we had to listen to directions for the fire drills and lock downs.  We were so very proud of them.

Thank you for helping to make our Race For Education a huge success.  It was so great to see everyone come together as a school family with parents, grandparents, and such.

If you were not able to sign up for a Parent/Teacher Conference Time for November, please do so as soon as possible.  This sheet is up on the board outside the classroom.

This week we will begin talking about Fire Prevention and to stay safe in case of a fire. On Thursday we will have a visit from a firefighter and a fire truck will be coming to the parking lot for us to explore.

If you have not returned the Entertainment Book or money that was sent home please do so as soon as possible.  Deadline for this fundraiser is Monday.  Thank you to everyone that has done so already.

If your child is absent please make sure you are filling out a Home to School note each time.  I will put it in your child’s folder to be filled out upon their return to school.

Please make sure that you have provided a complete set of emergency clothes in your locker that is weather appropriate.  If your child has an accident you must send back a new set of clothes the following day.

Full day children- Make sure you have a rest mat, towel, etc and one stuffed friend or doll to sleep with if you would like. In the morning be sure to order lunch for your child and make sure you mark After School or Parent Pick-Up.

Afternoon:  Please make sure you are marking After School or Pick Up upon dropping your children off.

Water bottles- Each child may bring in a water bottle daily.  Please only fill this with water ONLY.

Everything needs to be labeled with your child’s name.

Snack- Remember, the October calendar is on  the back of our September calendar.  If you are a morning student you should provide snack and drink for 9 children.  Afternoon and Full day students need to provide enough for 21 children. we prefer juice boxes or small water bottles as opposed to large juice bottles.  It is easier if we do not have to worry about pouring and spilling in the classroom.  Please no HUGS drinks.  Please remember we are a peanut and tree nut free classroom.

Book orders- The first order has been placed.  You should expect to see these come home once a month.  If you choose to order you may do so by sending the form back with payment by check only (no cash) or you can order directly online using our class code QWFCN.  Any questions let me know.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact me via email.  My first priority during the school day is your children’s safety and education.  I will only check my e-mail on breaks and during lunch.  If  you need me for any reason during the course of the day that requires immediate attention, please contact the office.

September Student of the Month:

Respect- Hayden Nasca

Personal Best- Roy Kauldhar

Responsibility- Savannah Brown

Important Dates:

October:

16- Happy Birthday Dominic O.

25- Picture retake day

31- Details to follow soon. Parade at 1:00.

Reading  just 20 minutes every night will help your child develop a lifetime love of reading.