Pre K 4 Announcements

NEW UNIFORM for Preschool Students 2017-2018

In order to create and maintain a sense of community at OLV, it has been decided to create a new uniform for the incoming

 preschool (PreK-3 and PreK-4) students beginning in August, 2017.

Preschool children will be required to wear navy blue shorts (warm weather), navy blue skorts (girls), navy blue

 sweatpants, short/long sleeved navy, white or light blue shirts (collared polo or t-shirt), navy blue sweatshirts (zip-up or hoodie) or OLV Spirit Wear 

  as well as closed toe, sturdy sneakers/school shoes. No flip-flops, Crocs, sandals or 'fashion' boots.


Pre-School Home Page

Important information for the beginning of school: 

PreK-4 MUST HAVES for Back to School:

3-pack of disinfecting wipes (for tabletops)

1 roll of paper towels

 2 packages of baby wipes. 

We are always in need of "stuff" for our projects.  Many items can be found around the home, others at craft/dollar type stores. Some items we use often are: glue sticks, seasonal stickers, glitter, googly eyes (all sizes), and plastic milk/juice bottle caps. Donations are always appreciated- Thank You!

OLV participates in the Box Tops for Education program. Throughout the year we will be collecting box tops and competing against the other grade levels to see which class can bring in the most box tops throughout June - So get those scissors sharpened and clip away! Ask your friends, neighbors and grandparents to help with the collection too!

During the first few weeks we will be sending home a packet of items including:

Our monthly newsletter - which is always available on the school website as well.

A practice page for our "letter/sound(s) of the week"  will be sent home every week.  Please have your child practice printing both the upper case and lower case for the current letter.  Thank you!

What your child should bring to school:

Backpack – Please be sure it's clearly labeled with your child's name and large enough to hold 8.5 x 11 papers. Inside the backpack should be a snack, lunch, extra water bottle and a folder (which we will provide).  If your child likes to rest with a blanket and/or a special rest buddy, you may send those along, we just ask that they fit inside the backpack/cubbie. We ask that you do not send in toys from home (aside from 1 rest buddy), they sometimes get misplaced, and we have lots of toys to play with!

A labeled water bottle every day.  We go outside daily and its important that the children stay hydrated with the warm weather we sometimes have in the early fall. Thank you!

Complete change of clothes-   All children in this program must be completely potty-trained, however, we completely understand that accidents can still happen.  The change of clothes comes in handy for spills also!  We will keep this set of clothes in your child’s cubbie and will send home any soiled clothes in a plastic bag to be replaced on your child’s next school day. *(Please be sure extra clothes follow the school uniform policy)

Mat Cover – We have mats for each child for rest-time. Please send in a clearly labeled mat cover (crib sheets fit perfectly). If your child likes to rest with a blanket, you may send that  along, we  just ask that it fits inside their cubbie (no pillows please). We send these covers home periodically to be cleaned.  If you prefer to take it home at the end of each week, just let us know!

Snack -  Please send a healthy snack each day along with a drink in a bag separate from the lunch box.  We recommend fruit, veggies, yogurt, cheese, crackers…these healthy choices help keep children focused and energized for their busy school day! *(Donations of napkins and plastic spoons and forks would be appreciated!)

Lunch – We eat lunch in our classroom, not in the cafeteria. We have found  that many preschoolers simply prefer the comfort of their food from home!  If you prefer to buy a school lunch, the menu will be posted on the school website.  We recommend you print that out and circle the days you are buying to help keep track of which days to send a lunch for your child. We will send a lunch envelope home on Mondays which must be returned by Friday to order lunch for the following week.  

OTHER INFORMATION

VolunteeringWe love volunteers!  In order to be able to come into the classroom, all volunteers are required to complete a CORI form and attend a one-time 2 hour safe environment training as well as have fingerprinting completed through MorphoTrust in Milford (Retain your receipt as proof of fingerprinting).  If you have any questions, please contact the Main Office.   We are looking for volunteers to read to the children, occasional lunch duty in our classroom, and assistance with special day events.  Also. if you would like to assist  "behind-the-scenes", perhaps you can help with the play-dough club (we have the recipe) or would like to help with assorted busy work, cutting, creating, etc.!

Scholastic Book Orders – Each month we will be sending home book orders for you to look through.  Reading is an important part of learning and such a fun way to spend special time with your child.  Orders can be placed on-line, or by check.  Each time you place an order on-line the classroom receives a free book.  We always appreciate you participating in this program. Click here and you can order directly on-line! 

Curriculum – During Religion, the children will learn about God's wonderful creation and reverent prayer.

 Through instruction, music, movement and "play" the children will explore:

Social and Emotional Development

Language and Communication Skills

Emergent Literacy - Reading (phonemic awareness, phonics) & Writing

Math and Science

Social Studies

Art and Music

Technology

Physical Development

There will be 2 assessments done throughout the school year enabling us to evaluate your child’s progress. 


Please know that we are always available to address any questions or concerns you may have.  You can e-mail or send a note in your child's backpack at anytime I will get back to you as soon as possible. 




 

Our Lady of the Valley Regional School | 75 Mendon Street - Uxbridge, MA 01569 | 508-278-5851

Fax: 508-278-0391 | Email: principal@ourladyofthevalleyregional.com