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 9:45am. 

Tiger Time begins at 8:00am. This is the earliest that you can drop your child off at the Pre-K classroom. The cost is $8.00 per day. There is no charge if the child will be attending CARES or Early Birds 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 Library, Gym or Music.

Please check the Saint Helena School website for continued updates to the calendar.


Lead: Mr. Smith email: ssmith@sainthelenaschool.org

Assistant: Mrs. Dare email: bdare@sainthelenaschool.org

Homeroom Parents

Meredith Burton  gernerd02@gmail.com

Kathleen Morano   katiemorano@gmail.com     


Put money in your child’s classroom folder. NOT their lunchbox or school bag

Monday- Cheese steak $5.50

                 Turkey Hoagie $ 5.00

Wednesday – Chick Fil-A Nuggets $5.00

Friday – $2.50 per slice


Week of February 5, 2022

.Welcome to our fifth theme: Imagine It, Make It

In this unit, the children learn how imagination and creativity shape our world.

Objective for this week: Using My Imagination

Big Idea: I can imagine all kinds of things.

Social-Emotional: Initiative

Alphabet Recognition: Qq

Theme Words: create, imagination, imagine, pretend, visualize

Sign Language: I Love You, focus

Math Words: numerals, quantity

Science Words: incline, magnifier, observe

Story Words: caboose, freight, lace, patient, peak, portholes, squirting

Our letter of the week is: Qq

Our Personality of the Week is: Mary Kate Burton

Our Family of the Week is: The Tuman Family

Clue & Tell this week: Mac & Celia

In your child’s folder is their ABC Journal.  If you have time during the week, you can help your child practice writing the letter of the week *Qq*.  They can also cut out pictures that begin with the letter and glue them into the journal.  Or your child can draw pictures of words that begin with the letter of the week.

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 name on their papers. We will 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 Qq.

In Math this week the children will work on learning sequencing events.

In Science this week the children will observe human made and natural objects.

In Religion this week we will learn about having a good heart.

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!!

Books we will read this week: The Quiet Quail, Pete the Cat’s Groovy Imagination, NOT a Box, Harold and the Purple Crayon, Willow, Ten Black Dots, The Shape of Things, It’s a Tiger!, What To Do With a Box

Calendar Dates To Remember:

Sunday January 29: Opening mass for Catholic Schools Week 11:00am. 

Wednesday February 1:

  • Pre-K 4S attends the Saint Helena Book Fair 10:45 – 11:00am. Parents/Family members welcome to come shop with the children. 
  • Red, White & Blue dress down day. 
  • Pre-K 4 Open House – Parents, younger siblings and family members can join Pre-K 4 for Alphabet Bingo  2:00pm in the cafeteria. For those that can attend we can dismiss from the cafeteria. If you cannot attend we will return to the classroom for Car Line

Thursday February 3: Pajama Dress Down Day

Friday February 3:

  • “Senior Friends” show in the Social Recreation Center (gym) at 10:00am. 
  • There is an 11:30am Dismissal for a Faculty Meeting.

Saturday February 11: SHS Parent Social. Mr. Smith MC’ing the Live Auction

Monday February 13: Super Bowl 2 hour delay. Children can arrive at Pre-K at 9:45am

Friday February 17: SHS Closed – Teacher In-Service Day

Monday February 20: SHS Closed Presidents’ Day

Class List – 18 students

Chelsa Antonelli

Scott Baran

Mary Kate Burton

Liam Garcia

Grayson Graver

Conor Hammar

Lucy Lauterborn

Kross Mandia

Keegan Moore

Grace Morano

Macallan Nathan

David Nato

Celia Rost

Luke Ruina

Stella Sepich

Ellie Shacklett

Wyatt Tuman

Livia Vail