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

Mrs. Dare’s email: bdare@sainthelenaschool.org

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

Week of January 17, 2021 


Welcome to our fourth theme: Awesome Animals!

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

Objective for this week: Creepy, Crawly Insects

Big Idea: I am very curious about bugs.

Social-Emotional: Attention

Alphabet Recognition: Nn

Theme Words: bug, crawl, insect, pinch, stinger, stings, swarm, wings

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

Math Words: column, grid, row

Science Words: collect, need

Story Words: carry, creeping, flutter, fuzzy, gnaw, hunt, meadow, mossy, survive

Our letter of the week is: Nn

Our Personality of the Week is: Ryan Whelan 

Our Family of the Week is: The Guckerts

Clue & Tell this week: Sophia & Lila

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

In Math this week the children will olay a game to review shapes.

In Science this week the children will learn about bugs.

Religion this week we talk about the Bible. (Lesson #16)

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 Nicest Newt, What Do Insects Do?, BUGS!, Butterfly, Ladybugs, Over in the Meadow, Best Book of Bugs

Calendar Dates To Remember: 

Monday January 4: SHS resumes classes

Friday January 15: 11:30am Dismissal for Faculty Meeting

Monday January 18: SHS Closed to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Class List:

Emma Burton

Sophia Capparella

Anthony D’Orazio

Kellan Ford

Blake Graybehl

Charlotte Guckert

Faith Humay

Shayla Kennedy

Bentley Kim

Lila Kopitsky

Greyson Mattes

Sloane McPhilemy

Olivia Moser

Chase Olivetti

Ryan Whelan

Warren Whitman