January Newsletter

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope you all had a Happy New Year!  Many blessings for this upcoming year to all!  As the season changes and the weather is getting colder, the students will be learning all about winter.  In science, we will begin learning about hibernation.  Students will learn what hibernation means and which animals hibernate.  We will also learn why some animals hibernate and why food becomes scarce.

In Social Studies, the students will learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The students will learn about Dr. King’s hopes for America.  We will learn about his efforts to create equal rights for all Americans.

We will continue learning letters and their sounds and number recognition.  This month will focus on the letters J to L.  We will focus on numbers 6 to 8 this month.  We will also continue creating arts and craft projects!

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.


Ms. Surdo

Important Dates: 

January 6th- School Resumes

January 10th- Card Party

January 17th- No School Professional Day 

January 20th- No School Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 24th- Family Fun Night

January 26th to January 31st Catholic School Week!

January 26th- 9:30am Mass & Open House 10:30am to 12:30pm

January 27th- Scholastic Book Fair & Student Prayer Service

January 28th- Scholastic Book Fair & Open House 3:00 to 4:00pm

December Newsletter

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I can not believe that it’s December already! Your little ones have grown so much already this year! It has been a great joy and privilege for me to watch their continued progress each day!

This month we are very excited for Christmas, not only will the students complete fun Christmas crafts and projects, we will be learning about advent.  As the birth of our savior and Christmas time quickly approaches, we will continue to grow in faith as they learn all about the true meaning of this holiday. We will also have our school Christmas Pageant on December 13th at 12:30pm. I have no doubt that their performance will be one of the very best!!! 

Additionally, some of the other concepts that will be introduced to your children this month will include the continued practice of letters and sounds, number counting, all about snow, gingerbread men, and hibernation.

As always if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me!


Ms. Surdo

Important Dates  

December 3rd – 11:50 Dismissal and Report Card Conferences

December 5th- Alley Pond In Class Trip 10:45-11:30am

December 9th – No School: Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 13th – Christmas Pageant 12:30 pm (more info to follow)

December 18th- Polar Express Fun: Wear your pjs to school =) (notice to follow)

December 19th – Gingerbread Activity (parents invited – notice to follow)

December 23rd – January 5th – School Recess. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Back to School on Monday January 6th

November Newsletter

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Dear Parents & Guardians,

During the month of November, some of the many topics covered will include the continued study of letters and sounds, number and number recognition and God’s days of creation. We will also learn all about Thanksgiving! We will discuss the first Thanksgiving with Native Americans and Pilgrims, describe all the things that we are each thankful for, and do many fun holiday crafts and activities!!!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. 


Ms. Surdo


Important Dates

November 5th- Picture Day  (2 day children Tuesday and Thursday) & Class Picture

November 8th – No School. Professional Day

November 11th – No School. Veteran’s Day

November 12th – Home Academy Meeting 7 pm

November 13th – 3 and 5 Day Children Individual and Class Pictures

November 22nd- Family Fun Night (Children’s Paint Night)

November 26th – Thanksgiving Feast (Details to follow)

November 27th- Early Dismissal 11:50am

November 28th-29th – No School. Happy Thanksgiving!

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October Newsletter

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Dear Parents/Guardians, 

Can you believe your children have been in school for one month already? I can’t! During the month of October your children will experience exciting learning activities. We will be learning about community helpers, the five senses (look, smell, taste, touch and hear) and pumpkins. We will learn about our community and how community helpers can help us such as firefighters, police officers, dentists, doctors, teachers, and more. We will learn what our five senses are and how we use them everyday in daily activities. 

We will begin our pumpkin theme, children will learn the life cycle of a pumpkin and the different parts of a pumpkin. We will describe how a pumpkin looks and feels inside and outside using our senses. During Religion, we will learn the Rosary and a Pumpkin prayer. We will continue practicing the Our Father prayer.


Ms. Surdo

Important Dates: 

October 9th- Rosary Rally 9:45am (Families are invited to visit classroom and do a craft)

October 14th- Columbus Day (No School)

October 15th- Yankee Candle Sale Ends

October 25th- Family Fun Night Halloween Party

October 28th- Walk-a-thon 

October 29th- Sugar Pumpkins

October 30th- Walk-a-thon (Rain Date)

October 31st- Halloween Parade 9:15am

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September Newsletter

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Dear Parents/Guardians, 

Welcome Back!  Our brand-new classroom is a new environment for our PreK-3 108 children to explore!  This month we will discuss an “All About Me” theme as the children are getting to know their peers.  I sent home a brown paper bag (which you may decorate if you like) for you and your child to fill with small objects/pictures describing themselves.  I can not wait to see the items and learn more about what makes your child unique.

We will begin an Apple theme, discuss the change in weather and everything that changes in the environment as Autumn approaches.  We will begin learning our letters, starting with the letter “A,a”.  We will be able to identify, recognize, say the sound, and practice how to form the letter on paper.  In Mathematics, we will be learning to identify the numbers 0 to 5.  We will start with zero and continue to review each number.  We will begin to practice fine motor skills as the children learn to trace straight and zigzag lines.  We will will practice how to hold a crayon and a pencil properly.  In Religion, we will practice the forms of the sign of the cross, the grace meal prayer and the Our Father prayer.  The children will engage in exciting arts and crafts activities. 

If you have an questions please do not hesitate to ask me.  Write me a note in your child’s folder, email or send me a remind message! 


Ms. Surdo

Important Dates:

Friday, September 27th– Carnival

Monday, September 30th– Yankee Candle Sale Begins

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