Welcome to Pre- 4S

I look forward to seeing the children on my various Zoom meetings. Wednesday we will discuss the letter Uu and I will read a book. Friday we will read a book and do the “word wall.”

As we make our way through this historic event I wanted to give you some potential resources and ideas as you have your child home with you.

I would suggest having your child to continue to practice writing their first and last name. Last week we would have covered the letter Uu. This week’s letter is Vv. Please feel free to review the letters we have already covered. Not only letter identification but the phonetic sound/s and how to write the upper and lower case version.

Make flash cards of the sight words listed on this webpage and practice them.

I realize that we want to limit screen and tv time but some academic suggestions include:

  • Singing Walrus- good resource on the alphabet
  • Magic School Bus
  • Little Einsteins
  • PBS Molly of Denali
  • Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

ABC Mouse is offering free membership while schools are closed with code: SCHOOL7771

Elmwood Park Zoo has an education hub at elmwoodparkzoo.org/education/bubbys-club/

Elmwood Park Zoo also does a daily Facebook Live stream of animals

The National Park Service is offering virtual tours of different national parks.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood offers different educational tools at http://ow.ly/x5M350yPakW

Visit the Berenstein Bears at https://www.berensteinbears.com/kids.html for educational items


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 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 Saint Helena School website for continued updates to the calendar.

Week of March 29, 2020 


Welcome to our sixth theme: Growing Up Healthy!!

In this unit, the children will learn about their bodies and how to take care of themselves.

Objectives for this week: Taking Care of Myself

Big Idea: I know how to be healthy.

Social-Emotional: self-awareness

Alphabet Recognition: Uu

Theme Words: exercise, fitness, healthy, hurt, medicine, nutrition, rest

Sign Language: stop, listen, focus, I Love You

Math Words: equal, less, more, most

Science Words: germs, health, healthy, hygiene

Story Words: fever, fling, scrape, sneeze, snuggles, whimper

Our letter of the week is: Uu

Our Personality of the Week is: Nolan Moore

Our Family of the Week is: 

Clue & Tell this week: Addy & Emma Pilo’

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 “Uu.”  They can also cut out pictures that begin with the letter  “Uu” 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 “Uu.”  In Math this week the children will learn about capacity and volume. In Science this week the children act out daily healthy routines. Religion this week we will learn God’s gift of life.

Our sight word reader is: Ride On (ride, on)

Our sight words to date are: did, it, I, see, we, get, help, at, 

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!!

Monday is library, Music is on Wednesday, Wednesday or Friday is gym, 

Books we will read this week: Umbrellabird’s Umbrella, In The Garden: Who’s Been Here?, It’s St. Patrick’s Day, Arctic Spring, Spring is Here!, Busy Bunnies’ Five Senses, Eating the Alphabet, I Am Sick, How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?


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

Our Home Room Parents are: Lisa Traver (lisa.traver@ppdi.com) and Collenn Mallozzi (colleenmallozzi@gmail.com)

Calendar Dates To Remember: 

March 13: St. Patrick Bingo 

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Party in classroom (student only) 1:30pm

March 27: Denim and Diamonds fundraiser

April 8: 11:30am Dismissal for Easter Break

April 14: SHS Classes resume


Class List:

Kaitlyn Canuso

Avery Clark

Ella Clark

Maddie Clark

Logan Hammar

Robert Hunt

Ava Iacovelli

Madison Mallozzi

Nolan Moore

Addy Organsky

Emma Pilo

Billy Pironti

Ella Rodemer

Thomas Rogers

William Traver

Joseph Zazworskey

Vincent Zepp