May 28-30

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.

Please look for the Fountas & Pinnell Reading Benchmark Test update in your child’s Tuesday folder. Please sign and return by Wednesday, May 29. 

On Friday, K5 celebrated the relationship of Q and U with a wedding ceremony. They had so much fun! I have attached the “vows” to the printed newsletter.

Also, at the end of the week I will be emailing a summer packet that can be downloaded and a list of recommended books. Please take the time to work with your child daily to avoid the summer slide.

Graduation Day Reminders:

  • Graduation is on Thursday, May 30 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 Wednesday.
  • Children will dismiss for summer break following graduation. 

Important Reminders:

  • Wednesday, May 29 — Last School Mass (Mass uniform)
  • Thursday, May 30 — K5 Graduation at 10:00am/Dismissal following
  • Friday, May 31 – Last Day of School for Gr. 1-6, 11:30 dismissal

Have a wonderful week! 

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore 

May 6-10

K5 Families,

I hope everyone is having a great week. Please note that our Spring Musical Performance is on Thursday. Please arrive by 6:30 at the USC Band Hall. It will be an incredible performance and a wonderful opportunity for your children’s talents to shine!

Also, I will be finishing the Fountas & Pinnell Reading Benchmark Tests this week. I am proud of all the progress the kids have made this year. Once I am finished, I will send home your child’s Independent and Instructional Levels. Students will also be taking the MAP Math Growth test tomorrow. On Monday, May 13 they will take the MAP Reading Growth test. Please make sure your child is getting plenty of rest and a good breakfast. 

Once again, please keep in mind that May is a very busy month. It is important to check your child’s folder for information and details regarding upcoming events. 

This Week in K5:

Theme and Unit of Study: Ocean Animals

Religion: Important Prayers

Language and Literacy:

  • Phonics Skills: Blending, segmenting and substituting phonemes, pausing for punctuation, and reading with fluency.
  • Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Finding the main idea and asking questions about what you are reading.
  • Sight Words: off, our, day, take, too, show

Math: Counting on coins. Counting on coins reinforces counting skills. 

Important Reminders:

  • Wednesday, May 8 — School Mass (Mass uniform)
  • Thursday, May 9 — Spring Music Performance at 7:00pm
  • Monday, May 13 — 2:00pm Dismissal 
  • Friday, May 17 — Family Picnic at 5:30pm
  • Monday, May 20 — May Procession & Rosary 8:30am
  • Thursday, May 30 — K5 Graduation at 10:00am

April 29 – May 3

K5 Families,

This week we will be learning about how plants grow. The children are excited about planting their own plants! If you are a gardener, we would love to have you come and share your expertise with the class. Please email me at ecreech@stpeterscatholicschool.org if you would like to come in and talk about gardening! 

Also, please keep in mind that May is a very busy month. It is important to check your child’s folder for information and details regarding upcoming events.

This Week in K5:

Theme and Unit of Study: Plants 

Religion: Seeds Are Good—A seed dies to give a plant new life. Jesus died to give us new life so that we can live in love as He did. 

Language and Literacy:

  • Phonics Skills: Blending, segmenting and substituting phonemes, pausing for punctuation, and reading with fluency
  • Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Using details to figure out more about a story and visualize what is happening as we read
  • Genre: Fiction – a story that is made up. 
  • Sight Words: do, went, just, down, little, only

Math: Identifying and counting pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters

Important Reminders:

  • Wednesday, May 1 — School Mass (Mass uniform)
  • Tuesday, May 7 — Midlands Gives
  • Thursday, May 9 — Spring Music Performance at 7:00pm
  • Monday, May 13 — 2:00pm Dismissal 
  • Friday, May 17 — Family Picnic at 5:30pm
  • Thursday, May 30 — K5 Graduation at 10:00am

Have a great week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

April 22-26

K5 Families,

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth.” Genesis 1:1

I hope everyone had a safe and blessed break! This week, students will learn how they can be good stewards of the Earth. Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for reducing, reusing, and recycling everyday items. 

We will be attending the Symphonic Winds Concert for Kids this Thursday, April 25. Permission slips were sent home prior to the break. If you haven’t already, please return the slip with $6.00 by tomorrow, April 24.

With May right around the corner, I want to remind all that it is important to check your child’s folder for information and details regarding upcoming events.

This Week in K5:

Theme and Unit of Study: The Three R’s — Reuse, Reduce, Recycle 

Religion: “God wants me to be a good steward.” Stewardship is how we take care of everything God has given us.

Language and Literacy:

  • Phonics Skills: Blending and segmenting phonemes, pausing for punctuation, and reading with fluency
  • Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Author’s Word Choice and Inferring/Predicting
  • Genre: Fiction – a story that is made up. 
  • Sight Words: make, them, give, play, say, new

Math: Identifying and counting pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters

Important Reminders:

  • Wednesday, April 24 — School Mass (Mass uniform)
  • Thursday, April 25 — Symphonic Winds Concert for Kids
  • Tuesday, May 7 — Midlands Gives
  • Thursday, May 9 — Spring Music Performance at 7:00pm
  • Monday, May 13 — 2:00pm Dismissal 

Have a great week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

April 8-12

K5 Families, 

I hope everyone is having a great week. The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Legend of the Lenten Pretzel on Friday. I hope they came home and excitingly shared with you everything they learned.

I sent home a letter yesterday regarding the Easter Egg Hunt. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer please email me as soon as possible.

Please take the time each day to look through your child’s homework folder and work with them. Every Tuesday your child completes the first sheet of each new word family in their small groups; the remainder are for homework. 

Note: Please remind your child to treat the books in our classroom nicely. We’ve discussed how to treat them, but have had many damaged in the past two weeks. 

This Week in K5:

Theme and Unit of Study: Easter 

Religion: The Jellybean Prayer and Stations of the Cross

Language and Literacy:

  • Phonics Skills: Blending and segmenting phonemes, pausing for punctuation, and reading with fluency
  • Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Cause and Effect and Sequence of Events
  • Genre: Fiction – a story that is made up. 
  • Sight Words: go, here, soon, for, they, up

Math: Addition and Subtraction review. After spring break we will begin our unit on Money. 

Important Reminders:

  • Tuesday, April 9 — PTO Meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, April 10 — School Mass (Mass uniform)
  • Friday, April 12 — K5 Easter Eggstravaganza at 10:30am and 11:30am dismissal
  • Monday, April 15 – Monday, April 22 — Spring/Easter break

Have a great week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

April 1-5

K5 Families,

I hope everyone is having a terrific week. If you have not signed and returned your child’s report card please do so. Also, homework folders will not go home on Mondays. They will be sent home Tuesday-Friday. Please return your child’s folder daily as we use them in small groups. It is important that you take the time to look through the folder and work with your child on a daily basis. 

Last week the children thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the life cycle of butterflies. This week, they will write about what they would do if they were a butterfly. We will also be learning about the Stations of the Cross and the Legend of the Lenten Pretzel in preparation for Easter. 

Note: Next Friday, we will have an Easter egg hunt prior to the 11:30am dismissal. A letter will be sent home this week regarding the event.

This Week in K5:

Theme and Unit of Study: Properties of Matter 

Religion: Stations of the Cross and the Legend of the Lenten Pretzel 

Language and Literacy:

  • Phonics Skills: Blending and segmenting phonemes, pausing for punctuation, and reading with fluency
  • Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Author’s Purpose and Figurative Language
  • Genre: Informational text – gives facts about a topic.
  • Sight Words: will, into, your, be, that, who

Math: Vertical subtraction assessment

Important Reminders:

  • Wednesday, April 3 — School Mass (Mass uniform)
  • Monday, April 8 — 2:00pm dismissal 
  • Tuesday, April 9 — PTO Meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm
  • Friday, April 12 — K5 Easter Eggstravaganza and 11:30am dismissal
  • Monday, April 15 – Monday, April 22 — Spring/Easter break

Have a great week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

March 25-29

K5 Families,

This week we will be learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. Your child will learn that unlike humans, butterflies transform or change shape though four different stages during their lifetime: egg, caterpillar (larva), chrysalis (pupa), and adult butterfly. This process is known as metamorphosis

Also, please return your chid’s homework folder daily. We use them in small groups. 

This Week in K5:

Theme and Unit of Study: Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Religion: Church is Good

Language and Literacy:

  • Phonics Skills: Blending and segmenting phonemes, pausing for punctuation, and reading with fluency
  • Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Sequence of events and word choice
  • Genre: Informational text – gives facts about a topic.
  • Sight Words: find, from, but, this, came, on

Math: Vertical subtraction 

Important Reminders:

  • Wednesday, March 27 — School Mass (Mass uniform)
  • Monday, April 8 — 2:00pm dismissal 
  • Tuesday, April 9 — PTO Meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm
  • Friday, April 12 — 11:30am dismissal 
  • Monday, April 15 – Monday, April 22 — Spring/Easter break

Have a great week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

March 19-22

K5 Families,

I hope everyone is having a great week. Happy Spring! Spring is a great time to remind us just how powerful and amazing God is. This week we will be focusing on the season of spring and the joy it brings to so many! 

Please take the time to look through your child’s Tuesday folder as there are many important papers. The new homework folder will start going home this Thursday. We are currently using them in small groups and allowing the children time to get familiar with using them. As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

This Week in K5:

Theme and Unit of Study: Spring—In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

Religion: God Made the Season Spring

Language and Literacy:

  • Phonics Skills: Blending words and phonemes and pausing for punctuation
  • Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Identifying details and the main idea
  • Genre: Informational text – gives facts about a topic.
  • Sight Words: is, of, many, how, so, where

Math: Vertical subtraction 

Helpful learning links: 

Important Reminders:

  • Wednesday, March 20 — School Mass (Mass uniform)
  • Monday, April 8 — 2:00pm dismissal 
  • Friday, April 12 — 11:30am dismissal 
  • Monday, April 15 – Monday, April 22 — Spring/Easter break

Have a great week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore


March 11-15

K5 Families,

As we begin our Lenten season, kindergarten is learning about doing good deeds to help others in need!

“I am going to do something to fill someone’s bucket today.”

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? By Carol McCloud and Illustrated by David Messing

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 13, your child will be having their kindergarten graduation photo taken. Please have your child come to school dressed in formal attire for Mass and individual photo. They will change into school uniforms (normal Mass attire) after individual photos are taken in order to take a class photo. Please refer to the letter that was sent home last week!

Also, starting next week your child will be bringing home a daily homework folder. The folder will contain weekly math and word work, sight words, and leveled readers from our reading series. A letter will be sent home next week with the folder to explain the process. We are so eager to witness the excitement as your child’s ability to read improves and grows! 

This Week in K5:

Theme and Unit of Study:  Rainbows

Religion: Good Deeds and St. Patrick

Language and Literacy:

  • Phonics Skills: Blending words and phonemes and pausing for punctuation.
  • Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Identifying details and the main idea
  • Genre: Informational text – gives facts about a topic. 
  • Sight Words: is, of, many, how, so, where

Math:  Completing subtraction sentences

Important Reminders:

  • Please make sure your child has a snack DAILY. 
  • Please take at least 20 minutes a night to read with your child!
  • Wednesday, March 13 – School Mass and Kindergarten Graduation Pictures
  • Saturday, March 16 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 5 Points. St. Peter’s students are invited to walk in the morning parade
  • Monday, March 18 – 2pm dismissal

Have a great week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

February 25-March 1

K5 Families,

We have an exciting week of learning ahead! This week, we will be finishing up our unit on addition and learning about Dr. Seuss, and the wonderful stories he wrote!

Don’t forget that the Character Parade is this Friday, March 1 at 2:00 pm on the playground. Please reference the letter that was sent home two weeks ago in your child’s Tuesday folder. Keep in mind that your child will be in their costume all day, so it needs to be bathroom accessible. *No masks, toy weapons, super hero, television or movie characters. Students must also wear regular shoes.

Also, you should have received an email from Doodle regarding parent-teacher conferences. If you would like to have a conference please sign up using the link that was sent to you. Conferences will be held at various times from Monday, March 4 – Thursday, March 7.

This Week in K5:

Theme and Unit of Study: Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss

Religion: God Calls Us to Forgive

Language and Literacy:

  • Phonics Skills: Blending review, word building, and pausing for punctuation.
  • Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Sequencing of events and analyzing/evaluating
  • Genre: Informational text – gives facts about a topic.
  • Sight Words: review words: come, me, with, my, you, what, are, now

Math:  Addition review and assessment. We will begin subtraction next week!

Important Reminders:

  • Please make sure your child has a snack DAILY. 
  • Please take at least 20 minutes a night to read with your child!
  • Wednesday, February 27 – School Mass (Please refer to the handbook for proper Mass uniform attire)
  • Friday, March 1 – Character Parade at 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 2 – Angles in the Vista Auction
  • Wednesday, March 6 – Ash Wednesday Mass
  • Thursday, March 7 – 11:30 am dismissal
  • Friday, March 8 – No School

Have a wonderful week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore