We’ve got mail…. from Disney!

Back in December, along with all our holiday lessons, Pre-K4 109 learned all about sending Christmas cards and the mail/post system. In doing so, we all were able to write a Christmas card to our favorite Disney friends. We decided what to write to them, sent them our best holiday wishes, put it in an envelope, stamped it and sent it off. We were very surprised to find that this week we got a letter back from them! We even got post cards for each of us to take home! It truly was a great way to start our day filled with lots of Disney magic! 

February Newsletter

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Even though February is the shortest month of the year we have so much going on! It is National Children’s Dental Health Month. We will discuss the benefits of good oral health. The students will learn letters L-O this month. We will create picture webs in class for each letter to practice each letter sound.

In Religion, the students will learn about St.Valentine. Our Valentine curriculum will feature many art explorations using theme colors and heart shapes to decorate our classrom. We will also continue with winter related Art and Craft projects. The students will learn about animals that live in the Arctic such as penguins, walrus’s, and polar bears.

In Math, the students will be able to identify what a pattern is and predict what should come next in patterns. Students will be able to create an AB pattern. The students will be introduced to Measurement. They will explore with uni-fix cubes to create long and short lengths. The children will be provided with many opportunities to order objects by size. They will experiment with real objects to help them understand measurement concepts. We will focus on numbers 15 and 16. The shapes we will focus on will be a diamond, trapezoid, and a heart.

February is Community Helper Month.In Social Studies, the students will learn about some of the different types of helpers in our community. President’s Day is also in February and is a day to celebrate the leaders of our country and learn a little about our United States history. Our Circle Time is such a great time for children to learn the social skills of being togteher as a large group. We will discuss what the president does and explain briefly his job. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask me.


Important Dates
February 5th – Home Academy Meeting 7:30 / Winter Concert
February 14th- Valentine’s Day
February 15th – Professional Day/School Closed
February 25th- School Resumes
February 26th- Candy Sale Begins

December 10th-14th

Marvelous Monday – name worksheet and letter sounds review worksheet

Terrific Tuesday – counting worksheet and building snowman letter worksheet

Wonderful Wednesday – hibernation and letter writing worksheet

*Library is tomorrow. Please return your book if you would like to borrow a new one.

Thoughtful Thursday – Grinch letter writing review worksheet

*Gym is tomorrow

*We will not be having show and tell tomorrow due to the Christmas Pageant. Please wear red and dress your best. I can’t wait to see you all!

  • The first show is 12:30. 12:30 dismissal students will be dismissed after the pageant end. 
  • For the 6:30 show, if you so chose to have your child come back to perform, please have your child be back at the school at 6:10.

Fun Friday – Have a great weekend!

*Monday is our Bricks 4 Kidz in school field trip. Please send in permission slips if you have not already done so. 

“Christmas is a together-y sort of holiday,” said Pooh. “That’s my favorite kind,” said Piglet. -A.A Milne 


October Science fun

During the month of October, Pre-K4 109 were spooky scientists and did many fun Halloween themed activities.

We learned all about witches, in reading “Room on the Broom” and were able to mix up our own witches’ potion! We used our own magic to make it our color of the week and bubble over! 



During our social studies unit on families/homes, we were able to use our science skills to learn all about bats and where they live. We then we able to use our STEM skills to make our own bat homes! It was so much fun!








In preparation for the holiday, we also learned all about candy corn,  and were able to see what happens to the candy in different liquids. We observed that in water, water/baking soda, salt water and water/vinegar, the sweet disappeared! Our favorite part of the experiment, though, was when we were able to make the candy disappear! Yum!  


During our book study of “The Goofy Ghost” , we used our growing science skills by predicting and testing which one of four paper ghosts were super goofy and would spin instead of float!  

Lastly we read “How to Catch a Monster.” During this book study, we worked on our STEM skills by creating our own monster traps! It was so much fun! 



October 29th-November 2nd

Marvelous Monday – Letter E writing worksheet and name writing worksheet.

Terrific Tuesday – number/color review worksheet and letter E worksheet.

*Halloween Parade is tomorrow. It will begin at 9:30 and last for about 45 minutes.

Wonderful Wednesday – Enjoy your Halloween!

*Library is tomorrow. Please return your book if you would like to borrow a new one.

Thoughtful Thursday – number writing review worksheet and square worksheet.

*Gym is tomorrow. Please wear sneakers.

*Bring in, draw, create or print out something that begins with the letter E or is the color green for show and tell tomorrow.

Fun Friday – Have an amazing weekend!

If you can dream it, you can do it! – Walt Disney

September Newsletter

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I’d like to extend a warm welcome to returning parents and students, as well as to all the new families joining our St. Helen Catholic Academy community. Prekindergarten is a great time in your children’s life and I am beyond thrilled and more than honored to be a part of it! I look forward to this school year and am eager to take part in watching each of your special little ones grow physically, cognitively, socially, and most importantly, in their faith.

The upcoming year promises to be one full of learning and fun activities. During the month of September students will be introduced to new friends that will make up our classroom family. We will discuss how special each of your children are, as we focus on an “All About Me” theme. During the last few weeks of the month, new concepts in Math, Science, and Social Studies will be introduced though fun fall themes. We will also begin our studies in letter/sound, number and color of the week. Throughout the year we will focus on various strategies to support each child to become independent kindergarten ready students.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.



Ms. Aceste


Important Dates

September 7th – Opening Mass 9:00 AM

                                  -Pre-K4 Orientation 10:00 AM

September 11th – Mass 9:00 AM 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

                          -Home Academy Meeting/Classroom Visit 7:30 PM

September 17th – Mom & Me begins

September 28th Adult Paint Night