“OLL's challenging and hands-on science program more than prepared my daughter for the rigor of high school science.”

Heidi Kiersky, parent

Preschool Class Web Page

Teacher: Caroline McLaughlin
Teacher's Aide: Catherine Schultz
Room Parent: Heidi Bruch

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Teacher's Comments

Thank you for visiting the Preschool web page.  

Thank you so much everyone for your wonderful contributions to out Thanksgiving feast.  The children did such a great job serving themselves.  I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving and that those that travelled are back safe and sound.  

Advent is here and we will be learning about the birth of Jesus and what Christmas is all about. We will talk about our Advent Wreath and how Advent is a time of waiting for Jesus to be born.

The Advent wreath represents God's love. The evergreen and the circle (wreath) symbolize that God is Eternal and always with us.  The candle represents Jesus, the Light of the World - the one Light that dispels darkness.
  The four advent candles are lit for each of the for Advent Sundays. The three purple candles reflect the sorrow we feel for not loving Jesus enough. The rose candle is lit on the 3rd Sunday (Gaudete Sunday) in joyful anticipation of Christmas.

  The children will also be learning about the preparations for Christmas.  "Children love to anticipate" ; the star that led the Magi to the newborn king, the empty manger, the nativity scene and blessing of the tree.   Your letters that I requested reinforce the wonder of the waiting time.  The children will be sharing these in the classroom with their friends.

By participating in various time honored traditions the children can engage more fruitfully in the seasons of advent and Christmas.  We will be singing Away in a Manger, Jingle Bells, Silent Night and some other fun holiday songs.

   We will be celebrating the birth of Jesus with our freinds from Pre K on December 16th.  
Be sure to dress your child in weather appropriate clothing for recess.  We will continue to go outside.  Also a quick reminder rain boots are great but hard to wear in the classroom and during PE or Music and Movement.  Please bring a change of shoes for these occasions.

Parent Volunteers
Information will be posted on our classroom door by the Room Parents as needed.

Parent Reminders

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Upcoming Events
Fri, Dec 12 - Pre/PreK/K Applications Due
Tues Dec 16 - Birthday gifts and celebration for Jesus with Pre K
Thu, Dec 18 - OLL Advent ProgramFri,Dec 19 - Noon dismiss
Mon, Dec 22 - Christmas Holiday - January 4th
Mon, Jan 5 - School Resumes
Tue, Jan 13 - All School Open House
Jan 26 - 30th Catholic Schools Week

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Star of the week

December 1 - December 8  Ava Philips

December 23 - Gio's Birthday

Helpful Documents & Links
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Class Schedule
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Times Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30 - 9:00
Free Play
Free Play Free Play Free Play Free Play
9:00 - 9:45 Centers Centers
8.45 am PE Library - Mrs Lovejoy Centers
Free Play
9:45 - 10:00
Snack & Clean Up
Snack $ Clean Up Snack & clean up Snack & Clean Up Snack & Clean Up
10:00 - 10:30 Recess
10:30 - 10:45 Bathroom
Group Time
Group Time Bathroom Bathroom
10:45 - 11:30 11.00 -11.45 Library Group Time
11.00 Music and Movement
11:30 - 12:10
Lunch & Free Play
12:20 - 12:30
Clean-up & Goodbye
12:30 - 3:00 Optional: Kids Club