Welcome to Pre- 4S


Welcome to St. Helena Preschool.  We look forward to working with you and your children this year!

If there is a Two Hour Delay then drop off for Pre-K students is 10:00am. There will not be a formal Car Line. Please just park your car, walk your child to the door and ring the bell.

“Tiger Time” begins at 8:00am. This is the earliest that you can drop your child off at Pre-K. The cost is $7.00 per day. There is no charge if the child will be attending CARES that day.

Weather permitting, we will go outside every day!  Please dress your child according to the day’s weather. Even if it is raining we may have to walk over to the “Big School” for an activity such as Music or Library.

Please check the website for continued updates to the calendar.

St. Helena is collecting box tops.  Please ask your families to save their box tops to benefit our school.  You can put them in your child’s folder. Thank you!

Math website:  mathletics.com 

Your child’s username and password are taped in their folders.

Week of May 19, 2019 


Welcome to our eighth theme: Moving On

In this unit, the children will reflect on all the ways they have grown and changed during the year.

Objectives for this week: We’re Big Now!

Big Idea: Look at what I can do now.

Social-Emotional: Persistence 

Alphabet Recognition: Review Various Letters

Theme Words: kindergarten, practice, proud, succeed, success

Sign Language: stop, listen, focus, thank you, I love you

Math Words: heavier, heavy, light, lighter, weight

Science Words: balance, predict

Story Words: clay, locker, merrily, notebook, pedals, rushes, sneaks, treats

Our letter of the week is: Letter Review

Our Personality of the Week is: Kyla Pantaleo

Our Family of the Week is: 

Clue & Tell this week: Danny (Ii) & Kyla (Kk)

In your child’s folder is their ABC Journal.  If you have time during the week, your child can practice writing the letter of the week “.”  They can also cut out pictures that begin with the letter  “” and glue them into the journal.  You can send the journal back to school in their folder.  The children will then share their work with their classmates.

The children will learn to write their first and last name on their papers. We will continue to discuss the rules of the classroom and how to treat each other and learn about good manners.  We learn how to bless ourselves and say the Our Father, the Hail Mary and Grace Before Meals.  We will also learn the Pledge of Allegiance, Star Spangled Banner and Grand Old Flag.  We will discuss the days of the week and the months of the year.  We will discuss the weather and learn what a thermometer is and what causes the mercury to move up and down the thermometer!

In centers this week we will practice writing the letter “.”  In Math this week the children will use a balance to determine which objects are light and heavy. Science this week the children will learn about different habitats. Religion this week we will talk about remembering God over the summer.

Our sight word reader is:

Our sight words to date are: did, it, I, see, help, at, this, is, we, get, ride, on, what, in, will, fly, find, the, you, and, run, said

To assist your children, you could create flash cards with our sight words on them for home.

They will come home with a copy of the Sight Word Reader on Fridays. Please have your child read this book to you. They can use these books to build their own library of Sight Word Readers!!

Tuesday is library, Music is on Thursdays, Wednesday or Friday is gym, 

Books we will read this week: Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten, If You Take a Mouse to School, My New School, The Wonderful Things You Will Be, What If…, The Best Kid in the World, If I Never Forever Endeavor


Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns at: ssmith@sainthelenaschool.org.

Our Home Room Parent is: Mrs. Dianne Esbensen  (diannerhoads@hotmail.com)

Calendar Dates To Remember: 

May 1: 11:30am Dismissal – Faculty Meeting – Teacher Appreciation Day 

May 3: SPCA visits Pre-K

May 5: Family of the Week – Lonergan

May 7: Group Class Photo

May 10: May Fair

May 13: Pre-K Field Trip to Schuylkill Valley Nature Center

May 24: Pre-K4 Garden Party 12 – 2:30pm

May 27: SHS closed  – Memorial Day

May 30 & 31: SHS closed  – Ascension Thursday observed

June 6: Pre-K Closing Ceremony at 9:30am – Summer vacation begins for Pre-K students


Class List:

Luke Bocchino

Ashton Esbensen

Catalena Gomes

Grace Hillsley

Porter Lonergan

Daniel Olivetti

Kyla Pantaleo

Ben Phelan

Margaret Tobin

Preston Wilson