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.

Week of September 20, 2020 


Welcome to our first theme: Ready For School

In this unit, the children will learn the expectations, routines and behaviors of school.

Objective for this week: Making Friends

Big Idea: I will make friends at school.

Social-Emotional: Cooperation

Alphabet Recognition: Aa

Theme Words: friends, play, help

Sign Language

Math Words: beside, between, in, on, under

Science Words: body, describe, explore, safe

Story Words: lid, note, scope, splendid, wonderful

Our letter of the week is: Aa

Our Personality of the Week is: Sophia Capparella

Our Family of the Week is: 

Clue & Tell this week: Sloane & Warren

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

In Math this week the children will learn about positional words.

In Science this week the children will learn about germs and washing hands.

Religion this week we talk about “new beginnings” in Pre-K. (Lesson #1)

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: Friends at School, Adventures of Abby Alligator, I Just Like You, A Splendid Friend Indeed, Counting Chickens, My New Friend Is So Fun, How To Be A Friend, All Kinds of Friends

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

Our Home Room Parents are: 

Calendar Dates To Remember: 

Monday September 14: Pre-K 4S Orientation sessions at 10:00am and 11:00am

Tuesday September 15: Pre-K 4S begins!!!!

Monday September 21: “Early Bird” program begins in main school dining hall

Tuesday September 22: Back to School Night (virtual event) 6:30pm

Friday September 25: 11:30am Dismissal

Friday October 2: Individual School Photo Day

Friday October 9: 11:30am Dismissal due to Faculty Meeting

Monday October 12: SHS Closed for Columbus Day


Class List:

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