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Preschool at St. Ann - October Monthly Newsletter

(Early Learning Center page)


OCTOBER 1, 2016


Dear Parents,

September flew by and it is hard to believe that October is already here!

Your children have adjusted well to their new friends, and routine during September. They appear to feel secure and free to explore their new classroom, make new friends and develop new skills.


Thank you so much for all of your help and support. You are the best!   We are looking forward to a blessed and wonderful school year with your children.


Highlights this month: Theme: My Community and My Community Helpers

October: The Month of the Holy Rosary

                Fire Prevention Month


Lesson Plan (Pre-K - 4 years old):

*Writing: Identifying and tracing Alphabets D-G. Associated Words and sentences

*Math: Revision of Number Concepts 1-5. Introduction to shapes

*Science: Fall. Signs of Fall. Why do leaves change color, How Animals prepare for Fall- Hoarding, Hibernating, Migrating. How families work together. Colors- Exploring the world of colors…Pumpkin, seeds- basic concepts.

*Religion: The concept that God made my helpers. People help us in many ways. Significance of Guardian angels day. The Bible is God’s love letter to us. The Bible tells us about God’s Love. Saints, Bible stories, phrases and songs.

Lesson Plan: (Preschool - 3 years old):



  • Identify specific tasks performed by different community helpers
  • Identify and name parts of a fire truck
  • Re-tell stories or events

- Demonstrate good hygiene techniques

- Identify healthy and unhealthy foods




Community, community helper, safety, dentist, toothbrush, police officer, veterinarian, fire fighter, doctor, 911, water hose, siren, tooth paste, medicine, fire


  • "My Big World with Clifford", a magazine for your child. It features engaging nonfiction articles that help build knowledge and vocabulary. It also has many early-learning activities on its website. You can visit the My Big World website at home. You and your child will be able to:

Listen to articles being read aloud

Watch short videos that build knowledge

* Play simple education games

Print activity pages

            Go to www.scholastic.com/mybigworld

            Click on the "Student Sign in" button and enter the classroom password: songworm821


  •      October 31: Halloween Party! We will begin with the Costume Parade around the school at 9:30am, followed by a fun day of events with crafts, games and treats! Children may come to school in their costumes, however no weapons or masks will be allowed.


Thank you for allowing us be a small part of your child’s life.

Love and prayers,

 Sr. Trinh Nguyen (LHC)

 Sr. Huong Vu (LHC)