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Apple Works Field Trip Information:

Thanks to all of the chaperones that have signed up to go on our upcoming field trip to Apple Works on Tuesday, October 25th.   Thanks for completing your Safe & Sacred Training and getting current background checks on file.  I have the following chaperones attending:  Mrs. Bennett, Mrs. Bobish, Mrs. Bowker, Mr. Butler, Mrs. Flores, Mrs. Goins, Mrs. Louden, Mrs. Marshall, Mrs. Pappas, Ms. Limp, Ms. Pennington, Mrs. (Lisa) Smith, Ms. Thomas, Mr. Voland, Mrs. Houchin & Mrs. Wooten.  If there have been any changes or you see an error, please let me know ASAP.  Please remember we do not allow siblings to attend the Kindergarten field trips.  We need all of your attention on “our” little ones.  Thanks for your understanding!   I will need the chaperones to be in the atrium no later than 8:10 Tuesday morning (children need to be in the room by 8:00 as usual).   Once we take care of our morning procedures, we will join you in the atrium.  Hopefully the bus will be here to pick us up no later than 8:20.  We will return to school between 11-11:30 (the children will eat lunch at school, it just might be a little later than usual).  Please have the children wear their apple shirts that are coming home today.  They can wear jeans or pants with their shirts (comfy shoes for walking).  It’s a good idea to send a jacket  or sweatshirt with them as well just in case it’s a cold morning.  Please keep an eye on the weather, but as of right now it looks as if we are going to have a beautiful day!  We cannot make a rain date so please pray for good weather!  If time allows, the children will be able to visit the small petting zoo before we leave.  The children can bring 2-3 quarters (not mandatory; no more than 3 please) if they would like to buy food out of the machines to feed the animals.


This week’s story, The Bus for Us, was a fiction story about different modes of transportation. As I mentioned recently, the children are really doing well identifying the difference between a fiction and non-fiction story.   The children did a great job identifying different types of transportation. We also read about different signs and symbols we see throughout the community in our Big Book of Explorations.  This week we focused on the letter “T,”  learned the popcorn word “see” and worked on making predictions.  I’m hoping the children came home and read their mini reader (with high-frequency words) “I see Sam” to you.   The children are doing a TERRIFIC job reading these books with each unit. I’m very pleased with their progress. Please be sure to reinforce the letter sounds and popcorn words that we are learning here at school. The more practice they get, the more fluent and confident they will become as beginning readers. They are THRILLED when they realize they are beginning to blend sounds, read words and sentences.   Hopefully you are seeing this at home as well!  After talking to many of you at conferences, it sounds like you are which is so good to hear! 🙂



Roman was our STAR student this week!  He was born on June 29, 2010.  Roman was so EXCITED to help his mom decorate his door on Monday morning.  His classmates really liked the background paper he used on his door as well as the sports and police officer stickers he added.  Roman told us all about his family.  He LOVES his family very much!  Roman is the PROUD big brother of Silas, who is 1 and he looks up to his cousin, Kaleb, who is in 2nd grade here at St. Rose.  Roman showed us lots of “selfies” he likes to take with his family.  It’s evident they like to have fun and enjoy being together because they are always smiling. 🙂  Roman said he likes building blocks with his mom.  He also likes to help his dad build speakers.  I know they do a good job too because I’ve heard how good the music sounds coming out of them.  🙂  Roman enjoys going fishing with his Poppy and grandma Lori.  He also enjoys building Leos with his cousin, Kaleb, when they are at their grandma Lori’s house.  Roman likes to play soccer and can now ride his bike without training wheels.   His favorite food to eat is pizza, especially when it’s from Enzo’s.  His favorite color is blue and he wants to be a police officer when he grows up.  Thanks for sharing, Roman!


*10/22  Mass @ 4:30.  All are welcome!

*10/23  Mass @ 8 & 11 (Includes Liturgy of the Word).  All are welcome!

*10/25  Apple Works field trip.

*10/26  Pink or Purple NUT day for a donation.  All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.


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*10/27  We will NOT be having mass next Thursday.  It will be on Friday (10/28) at 8:30 followed by the living Rosary at 9:30.  All are welcome!

*10/31  Black/Orange or Halloween shirt NUT day; Halloween party at 1:30 (more information in next Friday’s newsletter).

* I will BEGIN assessing October goals next week.  A few students said they haven’t started practicing their new goals yet.  Please be sure to see the Kindergarten Blog from 10/7  (go to www.stroselions.net; click on “Blog” in the blue tab and then go to Kindergarten Blog) to make note of these goals if needed.  I’m hoping that some of the children will try the challenges this time.   If your child does not complete all of their goals during their assessment, I will send a “goal sheet update form”  home to inform you of the goals they need to continue to work on.  Please be sure to let me know if your child will be doing the challenges.

Students are no longer allowed to wear shorts until after Spring break.

*The mornings have been pretty cool lately, especially when we go outside for recess at 10:30.  Please be sure your child wears a jacket or a sweatshirt to school now that fall has arrived.  It’s also a good idea to keep a St. Rose uniform sweatshirt or navy/white sweater in your child’s backpack in case they get cold throughout the day.  Be sure to write your child’s name on the inside tag.  Our lost and found has been growing so this helps us to locate the owner.

*Upcoming STARS:  10/31-11/4  Alex; 11/7-11/11 Brady; 11/14-11/18  Bristol

*Please be sure to go over the papers that come in your child’s Friday folder each week with them so they can see what they are doing well and so they can learn from their mistakes.  Please be sure to practice handwriting at home if need be.

*Please be sure you are checking out the St. Rose website frequently to keep up to date on all that is going on at St. Rose School.


*Thanks to all of our volunteers who came in to help us make our apple shirts this week!  We truly appreciate your help!

*Thanks to all who have signed up to attend our upcoming field trip on Tuesday!

*Thanks to all who have signed up to help with our upcoming Halloween party!

*Thanks again to PRIDE and anyone that helped with the snacks, food and decorations for our teachers during parent/teacher conferences!  You sure know how to SPOIL us!  We appreciate your love and support!

*Thanks for continuing to help with our daily snack!




…the sound for “t” and some words that begin with the “t” sound.

…some different modes of transportation.

…some of the signs and symbols we see in our community.

…the fable we read, “The Turtle and the Rabbit.”

…how we can sort apples.

…the different parts of an apple.

…testing parts of an apple to see if they sink or float.

…tasting apples and graphing our results; which kind of apple our class liked the best.

…how apple trees change in every season.

…the important job bees have to help apple trees grow.

…the story of the “little red house with no windows, no doors and a star inside” (cut an apple horizontally to see the star).

…our number writing book we are working on.

Have a wonderful weekend!