Preschool & Kindergarten Notes

Thank you to everyone for such great parent/teacher conferences. Your hard work, dedication and preparation really comes through. I hope that everyone was able to enjoy the much deserved three-day weekend…and to stay warm!

This coming week we have Grandparents Day! For preschool, you should be receiving small bottled waters via a HSA sign up genius. No other food will be provided, you can do your snack as usual on that day. For Kindergarten and above, you should receive bottled water, pre-portioned apple slices and small packages of pretzels. We will have tables in the hallway set up for your grade level snacks - how you choose to serve them will be up to you. Also note that Grandparents Day IS NOT A SPIRIT WEAR FRIDAY.

I have started Informal Observations, once your observation is complete, please review it and reach out to me with a time to meet (either plan period, before/after school) within the next 7 days. Also, please be sure to read the email that sent last week (if you haven’t already) with the explanation for the post-observation document.

Have a great weekend!

This Week's Schedule...

Click here for this week's schedule - Week of October 14th

In This Week's Notes For Your Reference....


  • RW's weekly information

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences and Sign-Up Genius information

  • Teacher Committee Selection

  • Club Dates

  • Friday Mass schedule

  • Club Dates and information

  • Things to do when taking attendance

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Sign Up Genius information

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be on Thursday, October 10th from 3:40-7:40 pm and again on Friday, October 11th from 8:00 am -12:00 pm. You will have time on Tuesday 10/1, during PD time to work on progress reports, as well as to create your Sign Up Genius. The Sign-Up Genius MUST go out on Tuesday at 3:45 pm.

  • Click here for the directions for the Sign-Up Genius - This is for teachers of students in grades PS-3rd and STEAM teachers, if needed. If you need help creating the Sign-up, I would be happy to help. Please note, that for my step-by-step directions to make sense, you will need to click “Back to Classic Builder” on the upper right side of the ‘Create a Sign Up’ screen. For theme - Choose “School Desk 2” (the school grades doesn’t exist anymore! Oops!)

  • Click here for the link to the body of the email that you will use in RenWeb to send your families your Sign Up Link. Please note there are multiple places where you need to insert links that are unique to you and your class.

  • In an email sent from RW on 10/1 - There will be a link and directions from Rachel Gemo, to a form that parents can use to fill in any topics they would like to talk about in your conference. I included directions on how to create your own copy.

Club Dates for the 2019-2020 School Year -
click here for a hard copy

Fall Club Dates:

  • ES begins on September 9th - November 1st (8 week) - Yellow Club proposals due to RW by 9/3; flyers to home/in the Buzz on 9/5

  • PS begins on September 16th - November 1st (7 Weeks) - same as ES

    • NO CLUBS ON:

      • Monday – 10/14

      • Thursday – 10/10

      • Friday – 10/4, 10/11

 Holiday Club Session:

  • November 11 – December 13 (4 weeks; 5 weeks for Mondays) - Green Club proposals due to RW by 10/25; flyers go home/in the Buzz on 10/31

    • NO CLUBS ON:

      • Wednesday – 11/27

      • Thursday – 11/28

      • Friday – 11/8, 11/ 29

 Winter Club Session:

  • January 20 – March 6 (7 weeks) - Blue Club proposals due to RW by 1/6; flyers go home/in the Buzz on 1/9

    • NO CLUBS ON:

      • Monday – 1/20, 2/17

      • Thursday – 2/6

      • Friday 2/7, 2/14

 Spring Break March 16-22
Easter Break April 10-13

 Spring Club Session:

  • April 13 – May 29 (7 Weeks) - Pink Club proposals due to RW by 3/27; flyers go home/in the Buzz on 4/2

    • NO CLUBS ON:

      • Monday – 4/13, 5/25

      • Friday – 5/8

Preschool screening - Click here for the age calculator

Please be sure to check not only the Breaking News on the dashboard daily, but you need to check both Early Childhood and the Inclusion and Instruction tab each week.

 Click here for the Early Childhood Friday Mass Schedule 2019 - updated 8/22/19

Things to do when taking attendance: (K-5)

  • - Take daily attendance by 8:30am each morning

  • - Every student needs a mark (P, AU, TU) DNA is a mark used for preschool, please do not use that mark.

  • - IF AU is marked, you MUST put a comment!

  • - Put a comment even if it is the same comment from the day before (for a kid who is missing a few days in a row.)

  • - If you don’t know the reason for the absence, you MUST still comment: "no note," or "not sure" or "I don’t know," and even ‘idk’ will be acceptable!

  • - You can make changes up to 9:00am

  • - If it is after 9:00am and you need to make a change, contact Carol