Eight years ago, Mrs. Browne was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. Scared she might lose her life, she made a pact with God. If He were to spare her, she would always praise His name. Michelle Powers from NET TV produced this report in October of 2016.
I was thrilled to meet my adorable students and their parents.
The children spent the first two weeks getting to know me, each other, the classroom, our class pets, Dory and Tommy, our routines, our class rules , my parent helpers and just understanding why they are in school and all the great things that they will be learning.
We made guardian angels and crosses and we read a poem about our first mark in school and did our hand prints. I have been teaching your children how to make the sign of the cross and our class prayers. They are doing an amazing job. I am really proud of them. We celebrated Camilla’s birthday on the 27th Thank you Mr & Mrs Tan for the lovely birthday treats and celebrating with us. We celebrated Johnny Appleseed’s birthday on the 26th and we had an apple day. We had apples for snacktime, along with apple juice and a special Johnny Appleseed gift to take home, along with our Johnny Appleseed hats and apple handprints keepsake crafts.
Language– I have introduced the children to the alphabet and we were focused on the letter “A”. I have also been working with your children on name recognition. Gross Motor skills– We are learning about body awareness and practicing rolling and bouncing a ball at circle time.
Fine Motor Skills– We have been practicing cutting and tearing.
Science– We are learning about germs and healthy habits and bathroom self-help skills.
Color Focus-Our color for the month was “Yellow”.
Creative Drama- The children are enjoying our classroom play kitchens.
Music and Nursery Rhymes– The children enjoyed learning and singing “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and “Row Row Row Your Boat”.
Math-We have explored the numbers 0,1, and 2 and our shape was a circle.
Social Studies-Your children learned about John Chapman aka Johnny Appleseed.
Social Development-Your children became familiar with the classroom and the playground.
Creative Expression-Your children enjoyed painting on our class easels.
There is a 12:00noon dismissal on Friday October 4th . There is no school on Monday October 14th , Columbus Day
In October, we will be exploring the letter “B”, “C”, “D”, and the number “3”. Our color will be orange and black, and our shape be will a square. Our next nursery rhymes will be “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” and “Little Miss Muffet”.
If you have not sent in your children’s physical and medical forms please do so as soon as possible. Please label all clothing belonging to your children including: School bags, lunch boxes, and containers.
Don’t forget Snack Plus Money and Mission Money are due the first week of the month. Fall project items and family books should be sent in as soon as possible.
Remember to read to your children every day and remind them that Jesus loves them. Please bring your children to church on Sundays. I am the Children’s Liturgy leader for the 10:00A.M. mass on Sundays.
Welcome to St. Athanasius Catholic Academy. Thank you for choosing us for your children’s first academic experience. We are delighted to have this remarkable opportunity to educate your children, your most precious gifts from God. We are so glad that your children are part of our Nursery Family and look forward to getting to know each child as we grow together in God’s love this year. Our Nursery classes will provide each child with a safe and loving learning environment. Each day will be filled with fun and exciting adventures to help your child develop spiritually, academically, and socially. The classes will be exploring many concepts and themes throughout this year and we are excited to begin our journey together.
As we begin there will be an Open House for the Girls on Thursday, September 6th from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M., and for the Boys on Friday, September 7th from 9:00A.M. to 11:00A.M. We look forward to meeting you and your children then. You will also have the opportunity to explore the classroom and meet new friends and their families.
Our official first day of class is on Monday September 9th from 9:00A.M. – 11:00A.M.Dismissal will be at 11:00A.M. for all Nursery students the first week to allow for adjustment. The children will assemble in the school yard from the 61st street entrance. We will meet the children there every morning. Dismissal will be from the same location. Beginning September 16th we will have regular full day sessions 9-2 and half day sessions 9-11. On Thursday September 12th at 7:00 P.M. we will have our Fall Parent Meeting. All parents/guardians are expected to be present. You will have an opportunity to hear from our pastor, to visit the classroom and meet with us to hear about plans for the year.
When you shop for school items, please follow these guidelines. Nursery children must wear comfortable shoes. Sneakers are the most appropriate. You can also choose any shoe with a rubber sole. Nursery children need a standard type back pack, at least 18 x 13(No wheelies please). Please label with your child’s name. Full day Nursery children need a lunchbox that will fit inside their back pack. Please label with your child’s name. Nursery children need to bring in two complete changes of clothes (Winter and Spring) including socks, underwear and an extra pair of sneakers. Please put those items in a large Ziploc bag and label with your child’s name. Full day Nursery students need to bring in a rest blanket for quiet/nap time. Supply List:2boxes of tissues, 1 container of wet wipes, 2 rolls of paper towels, 1 container of Clorox wipes, 1 two pocket folder, 1 bottle of liquid soap, 2 Elmer’s glue sticks.
Looking forward to partnering with you to make this a fun learning experience for your children this year,