Welcome to Pre- 4S


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

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 January 13, 2019


Welcome to our fourth theme: Awesome Animals

In this unit, the children learn about life science through the exploration of animals and animal life cycles.

Objectives for this week: Animals Grow and Change

Big Idea: Animals grow and change just like me.

Social/Emotional:   Attention

Alphabet Recognition: Mm

Theme Words: adult, baby, change,develop, grow, growth,stage

Sign Language: stop, listen, focus, thank you

Math Words: after, before,during,today, tomorrow, yesterday

Social Studies Words: product, wool

Science Words: change,grow

Story Words: chrysalis, cozy, frolicking, glum, hatch, sip, snug,wiggly

Our letter of the week is: Mm

Our Personality of the Week is: Preston Wilson

Our Family of the Week is:  The Esbensen Family

Clue & Tell this week: Grace & Porter

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 “Mm.”  They can also cut out pictures that begin with the letter  “Mm” 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 “Mm.”  In Math this week the children will will work on sequencing events. In Science this week the children will match pictures of animal babies and their parents.  In Religion this week we will learn about God’s gift of light.

Our sight word reader is:

Our sight words to date are:

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:  Monkey’s Miserable Monday,Martin’s Dream, The Colors of Us, Butterflies, A Nose Like An Elephant, Dora’s Eggs, Frogs!, Caterpillar and Polliwog, Actual Size, Oopsie Otter, A Very Special Snowflake


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: 

January 3: Classes resume

January 9: Faculty Meeting 11:30am Dismissal

January 21: SHS Closed – observing Martin Luther King Day

January 27: Opening of Catholic School WeekMass at 11:00am

January 29: Senior Friends Day Show 10:30am in the Rec Center (gym). Pre-K will be on stage for the opening song

January 30: Pre-K 4S Open House at 1:30pm – In our classroom we will make pine cone bird feeders to take home.

February 1: Pajama Day with special lunch that must be pre-ordered

February 2: Home & School sponsored Family Spaghetti Dinner and auction at 6:15pm

February 6: Faculty Meeting 11:30am Dismissal

Class List:

Luke Bocchino

Ashton Esbensen

Catalena Gomes

Grace Hillsley

Porter Lonergan

Daniel Olivetti

Kyla Pantaleo

Ben Phelan

Margaret Tobin

Preston Wilson