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Welcome to Pre-K 1!

Mrs. Blanco and Ms. Isabel

This Month in Pre-K 1

Upcoming Dates:

Pre-K 1 October 2022 Calendar

Wednesday, October 5th: Pre-K Open

Friday, October 7th: Pre-K Open, After school is available. Early drop off will begin at 7:30am in Mrs. Cannella’s room (the door to the left of our Pre-K doors).

Monday, October 10th: School Closed, Columbus Day


Unit: Welcome to Pre-K!


Student Outcomes for this unit:

  • My classroom and program are safe places where I learn, play and have fun.
  • I am an important member of my classroom community; my thoughts, needs, ideas, and abilities matter.
  • My family, teachers, and other children make up my classroom community; their backgrounds, thoughts, needs, ideas and abilities matter.
  • The teachers and other adults at my program keep me safe, care about me, and support my learning.
  • In my classroom I use materials carefully and make choices about where I work and play.
  • Classroom rules and routines help me learn and stay safe. 

Specials Schedule

Tuesday: Gym with Coach Russo

Friday: Music with Mr. Russo 



Handwashing Steps

Guide to Pre-K

Parent Guide to Literacy

Parent Guide to Authentic Assessment


Scholastic Reading Club
About once a month a Scholastic Reading Club catalog will be sent home in your child’s folder. You may purchase seasonal and thematic books, as well as your many of your child’s favorite books, at using our classroom code LKDQ9. Each purchase you make earns points that can be used to purchase exciting books and literacy tools for our classroom!

 Participation is always completely optional.


October Breakfast and Lunch Menus

sept breakfast lunch menus updated

Pre-K 1 Weekly Newsletter 9/30

Posted on September 30, 2022

Family Engagement 9.30.22

Weekly Letter 9.30.22

This past week, we wrapped up our Welcome to Pre-K unit by reading the book I Like Myself  written by Karen Beaumont. We discussed things that we like about ourselves (hair, eyes, hands, and so on).

The children were invited to come to the Art Center and draw a self-portrait.  The children noticed that we all have things in common, like hair, eyes, and other body parts.

The children were also asked what they like about Pre-K.  They enjoyed hearing each other’s answers, which included playing with the toys and new friends, the playground, as well as which Center they liked the best.

Next week we will be starting our new theme of All About Us by continuing to look at how we are special and unique.


  • Please check your folder and return to school daily.


  • Please be sure to dress your child in sneakers, especially on Tuesdays for gym class! No crocks please.


  • Please label all belongings including lunch boxes and drinks.

Special Announcements: 

Pre-K is open on Friday October 7th! Early drop off will begin at 7:30am in Mrs. Cannella’s room (the door to the left of our Pre-K doors). After School is available as well.

Events and Birthdays:

October 5th– Pre-K is open

October 7th– Pre-K is open

October 10th – No School  (Columbus Day)

Pre-K 1 Weekly Newsletter 9/23

Posted on September 23, 2022


Family Engagement 9.23.22

Weekly Letter 9.23.22

This week we have continued to practice our routines in the classroom.  We have been continuing discussions on how to be safe in our school (classroom, outside play, fire drills, stairs, etc).


We read On Monday When it Rained by Cherryl Kachenmeister. This book focused on different types of feelings.  The children had an opportunity to act out different feelings and have also been encouraged to talk about them, especially when something upsets them, such as not sharing toys.  We have been learning about how our actions can make others feel.  


We also introduced our class feelings chart.  This is an area where the children can put their picture on the emotion that they are feeling.  They are welcome to move that picture to another feeling as the day progresses. 


Next week we will explore all the things we like about ourselves! We will be learning how to create a self portrait.


Pre-K 1 Weekly Newsletter 9/16

Posted on September 16, 2022

Weekly Letter 9.16.22

Handwashing Song

We had a great first week of school! Over the first few days we have watched students learn and actively participate in our daily routines. 

We read the book Chu’s First Day of School and discussed our feelings during our first few days of school, as well as some of our special skills and interests!

Students are slowly being introduced to our learning centers. This week in the Art Center students learned how to use glue sticks while creating free art with collage materials including feathers, sequins, and foam pieces.

We have started to discuss school rules, including the rules we will follow during a fire drill. We have talked about being kind, listening to friends and teachers, and keeping our bodies calm inside the classroom.

Next week we will continue to learn our daily routines. We will also be talking about our feelings during the school day.



Pre-K 1 Weekly Newsletter 9/9/22

Posted on September 9, 2022

Weekly Letter 9.9.22

Welcome to Pre-K!

Each week we will post a newsletter like this telling you a little about what is happening in the classroom related to our monthly theme. (These will be available on our webpage and Google Classroom).

For the past two days your children have been settling in and beginning to find out what happens in Pre-K, exploring some of the different areas of the classroom, and meeting new friends. We look forward to sharing more next week.


Full days start on September 12th with arrival (8:00 am) and dismissal (2:20pm) at the portico doors on Alameda Avenue.

Extended care after school begins on September 12th for those registered.


  • Please DO NOT park on the yellow lines outside of the school. These are marked for school buses.


  • Please be sure to follow the directions on the emails sent out to sign up for Google Classroom and Remind as soon as possible.
  • If you haven’t already sent in your photos, blankets, and spare clothes, please be sure to send in on Monday.
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