A Note from Miss Wiggins

                                                      

Dear Parents,

We had a magnificent time during Grandparents’ Day. The children thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with their very important guests. Please thank your parents for coming to St. Peter’s Friday. A wonderful time was had by all!

We will be collecting funds for the victims of Hurricane Florence for two more weeks. The last day to send in money will be Friday, October the 19th. The fundraiser was started due to our Kindness Unit in reading. It will also tie in with our next unit – The Weather.

With that in mind, let us all continue to pray for the victims of the many natural disasters this year.

Counting my blessings,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Theme: What’s the Weather? – Please explore the theme with your child by looking for articles and pictures addressing the weather. Send any items you find into class with your child. We will add them to our Concept/Question board.

Parents, please continue to predict, clarify, and make connections while reading. We are also starting to identify the beginning, middle, and end of each story.

Math – We are still exploring numbers 1-10. I suggest making a number line with 1-10. Start asking your child, “What is two more than five? What is three less than ten?” These questions will give them a deeper understanding of the numbers.

Science/S.S. – Unit: Our bodies. The students will explore different parts of their bodies.

Religion – devotions; Moses and the Ten Commandments

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

 

Oct. 9 – PTO – 5:30 pm

Oct. 15 – Early Dismissal – 2:00 pm

Oct. 17 – Picture Day

Oct. 25 – PTO Halloween Party – 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Oct. 26 – No School – Teacher Inservice

 

 

Dear Parents,

Hello! I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend. We are having a great week here at school. I wanted to remind you that Friday is Grandparents’ Day. The event for kindergarten will be from 7:30 am – 12 noon. Grandparents do not have to stay the entire time. We will have a photo booth and the book fair open Friday. The K-5 schedule is:

Photo Booth – 9:20 am – 9:40 am (music room)

Book Fair – 10:30 am – 11:00 am (library)

Lunch – 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Recess – 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

You may want to share our schedule with the grandparents, so that they may decide which activities they would like to attend. We are looking forward to having our special guests on Friday.

Sincerely,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Theme: Let’s Be Kind – Please explore the theme with your child by looking for articles and pictures addressing kindness. Send any items you find into class with your child. We will add them to our Concept/Question board.

Parents, while reading with your child ask them to predict what will happen next in the story. Also, use the word clarify to clear up any misunderstandings that your child may have about the story.

Math – For the next several weeks we will explore the numbers 1-10. Help your child compare numbers using the terms greatest, least, more than, and less than. Your child should also be able to compare numbers using the <, >, = symbols.

Science/S.S. – Unit: Our bodies. The students will explore different parts of their bodies.

Religion – devotions; Moses and the Ten Commandments

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

 

Oct. 4 – Blessing of the Animals – 2:30 pm

Oct. 5 – Grandparent and VIP Day – 7:30 am – 12 pm

Oct. 8 – No School – Columbus Day

Oct. 9 – PTO – 5:30 pm

Oct. 15 – Early Dismissal – 2:00 pm

Oct. 17 – Picture Day

Oct. 25 – PTO Halloween Party – 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Oct. 26 – No School – Teacher Inservice

 

 

 

A Note from Miss Wiggins

                                  

Dear Parents,

Good morning. The children are excited about their coin campaign for the victims of Hurricane Florence. We will collect funds until October the 19th. Thank you for your support.

Don’t forget that Grandparent’s Day is next Friday. We are looking forward to hanging out with our super special guests.

Have a wonderful week,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Theme: Let’s Be Kind – Please explore the theme with your child by looking for articles and pictures addressing kindness. Send any items you find into class with your child. We will add them to our Concept/Question board.

Parents, while reading with your child ask them to predict what will happen next in the story. Also, use the word clarify to clear up any misunderstandings that your child may have about the story.

Math – For the next several weeks we will explore the numbers 1-10. Help your child compare numbers using the terms greatest, least, more than, and less than. Your child should also be able to compare numbers using the <, >, = symbols.

Science/S.S. – Unit: How Do We Learn? – Students will measure objects with standard units/tools.

Religion – devotions; Abraham and his family

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

Oct. 5 – Grandparent and VIP Day – 7:30 am – 12 pm

 

 

A Note from Miss Wiggins

 

Dear Parents,

I hope you are having a wonderful week. Hurricane Florence spared Columbia. However, parts of North Carolina and South Carolina were badly battered. Our reading theme this month is Let’s Be Kind; therefore, I thought it would be nice if the students could start a coin campaign for the victims of Hurricane Florence. I will explain our fundraiser to the children today during the introduction of the new unit. The monies collected will be donated to Samaritan’s Purse. This charity is based in North Carolina and has the highest rating with Charity Navigator. Let’s show our kindness and support to those in need.

Beyond grateful,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Theme: Let’s Be Kind – Please explore the theme with your child by looking for articles and pictures addressing kindness. Send any articles and pictures into class with your child. We will add them to our Concept/Question board.

Math – For the next several weeks we will explore the numbers 1-10. Help your child compare numbers using the terms greatest and least. The children should also be able to match a quantity of objects with a written numeral.

Science/S.S. – Unit: How Do We Learn? – Students are still measuring objects with nonstandard units/tools.

Religion – devotions; Abraham and his family

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

Sept. 18 – rescheduled PTO – 5:30 pm

Oct. 5 – Grandparent and VIP Day – 7:30 am – 12 pm

 

A Note from Miss Wiggins

 

Dear Parents,

This week is turning out to be more eventful than any of us wished. Hurricane Florence is making her way to the east coast. The Diocese will make a decision on our school schedule in the very near future. In the meantime, St. Peter’s will continue with its normal routine.

Tonight, we will have our first PTO meeting at 5:30 pm. I hope that I will see some of you there. I want to thank those of you who sold chocolate bars for the PTO. Your hard work and dedication make a difference to our school.

Beyond grateful,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Theme: School – When reading books go over the following: front cover, back cover, title (the name of the book), author (the person who wrote the book), and illustrator (the person who drew the pictures). Also, ask your child to make connections with the story and characters. How is his/her life like the story?

Math – We will classify/sort objects by size, shape, and color.

Science/S.S. – Unit: How Do We Learn? – Students will begin to measure objects with nonstandard units/tools.

Religion – Noah’s Ark

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

Sept. 11 – PTO meeting – doors open @ 5 pm – meeting begins @ 5:30 pm

Sept. 17 – Early dismissal – 2 pm

Sept. 18 – Chocolate sale ends

Oct. 5 – Grandparent and VIP Day – 7:30 am – 12 pm

Dear Parents,

The students are settling into our schedule and routines nicely. The beginning of each year is tough due to the newness of everything. However, the children have been catching on quickly. I am proud of them. I believe the students are enjoying being exposed to more math and science. Both subjects are great for critical thinking skills.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during the transition into kindergarten. Your support means the world to me.

Beyond grateful,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Theme: School – When reading books go over the following: front cover, back cover, title (the name of the book), author (the person who wrote the book), and illustrator (the person who drew the pictures). Also, ask your child to make connections with the story and characters. How is his/her life like the story?

Math – We will classify/sort objects by size, shape, and color.

Science/S.S. – Unit: How Do We Learn? – Students will classify objects. They will also learn about tools and their uses.

Religion – Creation, Adam and Eve

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

Sept. 11 – PTO meeting – doors open @ 5 pm – meeting begins @ 5:30 pm

Sept. 17 – Early dismissal – 2 pm

Sept. 18 – Chocolate sale ends

Oct. 5 – Grandparent and VIP Day – 7:30 am – 12 pm

A Note from Miss Wiggins

 

Dear Parents,

Our class had a wonderful first week of school.  We went over rules and procedures and had lots of fun in between.  This week we will start our kindergarten curriculum. During the first semester, I will build a strong foundation of skills with the students.  This foundation will be the catalyst for much growth in the second semester.  Please be patient as we move through the curriculum.  The most important aspect of kindergarten is creating a love for learning.  This can be attained through hands-on activities, choice, and independence.  These components give children a sense of control.  In turn, self-esteem and confidence will increase.

Ms. Moore and I are looking forward to the 2018-19 school year, and we are glad to have our parents as partners in this journey.  Please contact us if you have any needs or concerns.

Beyond grateful,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Theme: School – If you or your child find any pictures or articles pertaining to school, please send them in. We will post the items on our Concept/Question board to encourage inquiry.

Math – Positional terms: below, above, beside, between, inside, outside, in front of, behind, near, and far

Science/S.S. – Unit: How Do We Learn? – Students will use their five senses to learn about their surroundings. They will also learn to ask questions, observe, compare, sort, use tools, and measure.

Religion – The Sign of the Cross Prayer, Grace Before Meal Prayer

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

Aug. 28 – Back to School Night Parent Event – 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 3 – School will be closed for Labor Day

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Kindergarten

Hello rising kindergarten families,

In August, your child will enter into the exciting world of Kindergarten! Your child’s time in kindergarten will be full of wonder, exploration, and learning!

The summer is the perfect time to help prepare your child for the transition to kindergarten. Below you will find the 2018-2019 school supply list, suggested books to read with your child, and some fun things you can do to get them ready for the fall.

Kindergarten Supply List 2018-2019

50 Books to Read the Summer Before K5

Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

Have a safe and fun-filled summer!

What is K5 Doing This Week? May 29-31

K5 Families,

This week we will celebrate an important milestone: Kindergarten Graduation!

Your child has grown so much over the past few months, and we can’t thank you enough for letting us be a part of their learning experience.

Today and tomorrow we will be preparing for our celebration and finishing up end of the year materials. Children will also be engaging in their favorite centers!

Lastly, we will practice tying our shoe laces (we know you are just as excited as us)! Children who have already accomplished this task will be helping us teach their classmates!

On Friday, K5 celebrated the relationship of Q and U with a wedding ceremony. I have attached the “vows” to the printed newsletter. Never write Q without U!

Graduation Day Reminders:

  • Graduation is on Thursday, May 31  at 10:00am in Neglia Hall.
  • Children need to be at school at the regular time!!!
  • They need to wear their “Sunday Best” dress clothes:
    • Girls: a nice dress and shoes
    • Boys: khakis or a nice pair of slacks, a polo shirt or button down
  • Cake and refreshments will be served after the ceremony.
  • All of your child’s items will be sent home with them on Thursday.

Important Reminders:

  • Wednesday, May 30 – Mass
  • Wednesday, May 30 – 6th Grade Graduation
  • Thursday, May 31 – K5 Graduation at 10:00am
  • Thursday, May 31 – Last Day of School for K4 and K5
  • Friday, June 1 Last Day of School for Gr. 1-6, 11:30 dismissal

Can’t wait to see you all on Thursday!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

What is K5 Doing This Week? May 21-25

Hello K5 Families,

This is our last full week of class! Next week, K5 will be in school on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (graduation at 10am).

In preparation for graduation, the K5 students have been working extremely hard to prepare a performance that you will never forget! We are so proud of them!

As our year comes to an end, we will be spending some time sharing with each other our favorite memories from this past year.

Week of  May 21-25:

Religion: Celebrating God’s Love

Language and Literacy: Learning New Things

Sight Words: off, our, take, too

Phonics Skills: Short /ĕ/ vowel word family

Comprehension Skills/Strategies: main idea/details and questioning

Genre: Informational Text – gives facts about a topic

Math: Cumulative Review

Important Reminders:

  • Wednesday, May 23 – Mass
  • Sunday, May 27 – 11:00am mass for Mrs. Preston
  • Monday, May 28 – NO SCHOOL
  • Wednesday, May 30 – 6th Grade Graduation
  • Thursday, May 31 – K5 Graduation at 10:00am
  • Thursday, May 31 – Last Day of School for K4 and K5

Have a wonderful week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore