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 classroom. The cost is $7.00 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.

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

Mr. Smith’s email: ssmith@sainthelenaschool.org

Homeroom Parent: Mrs. Meg Whelan (megwhelan@yahoo.com)

Week of November 29, 2020 


Welcome to our third theme: Our Community

In this unit, the children will learn about the role of the community in their lives and the importance of good citizenship.

Objective for this week: Things That Move

Big Idea: Transportation is for doing jobs and getting around my community.

Social-Emotional: Responsibility

Alphabet Recognition: Jj

Theme Words: driver, passenger, safety, traffic, transportation, travel, vehicle

Sign Language: I love you, focus, listen

Math Words: pattern, repeat

Science Words: motion, speed, position

Story Words: factory, linger, ribbons, scoops, squelch, sweepers, swoosh, whir

Our letter of the week is: Jj

Our Personality of the Week is: Emma Burton

Our Family of the Week is: The Whelan Family

Clue & Tell this week: Chase & Olivia

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 “Jj.”  They can also cut out pictures that begin with the letter  “Jj” 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 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 “Jj”

In Math this week the children will review patterns.

In Science this week the children will review fire safety.

Religion this week we talk about God’s  gifts of Earth and plants.

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: Jaguar Jamboree, Getting Around by Car, I’m Your Bus, Trucks, Carlo Likes Counting Books, Dig Dig Digging, Traveling by Airplane

Calendar Dates To Remember: 

Wednesday November 25: SHS Closed for Thanksgiving Break

Monday November 30: SHS resumes classes

Wednesday December 2: 11:30am Dismissal

Friday December 4: SHS Closed

Friday December 11: 11:30am Dismissal for deep cleaning of school

Friday December 18: 11:30am Dismissal for deep cleaning of school

Tuesday December 22: 11:30am Dismissal for Christmas Break


Class List:

Emma Burton

Sophia Capparella

Anthony D’Orazio

Kellan Ford

Blake Graybehl

Charlotte Guckert

Faith Humay

Shayla Kennedy

Bentley Kim

Greyson Mattes

Sloane McPhilemy

Olivia Moser

Chase Olivetti

Ryan Whelan

Warren Whitman