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  Dear Parents/Guardians,  
     
  I’m writing to welcome you and your child to preschool and to invite you to the orientation session.  Orientation is for the parents, but children are welcome to accompany them.  Children will stay in the classroom with the aide and the parents will go to another room for the meeting with me.  At this meeting, I will explain our preschool program and help you get ready for an exciting school year.  
     
  Mrs. Cathy Boretzky is the aide in the 3 year class.  
  Mrs. Amy MacDonald is the aide in the 4 year class.  
     
  Orientation  
  The 3 year old orientation will be Thur. Aug. 31, 2017 at 9:30AM in the preschool room, and the 4 year old orientation will be Fri. Sept. 1, 2017 at 9:30AM in the preschool room.  
     
  Please see the attached supply lists for each class.  
     
  First Day of School  
  The first day of Preschool will be Tues. Sept. 5, 2017 for the 3 year olds and Wed. Sept. 6, 2017 for the 4 year olds.  
     
  The last day of preschool for the 2017/2018 school year will be May 24, 2018 for the 3’s class and May 25, 2018 for the 4’s class  
     
  If you need to contact me this summer- please call the school office 412 741-5540 ext. 100 or email me at jswalgasjs@yahoo.com  
     
  I am looking forward to teaching your child and enhancing their hearts and minds in the Catholic faith.  Enjoy the rest of your summer!  
     
  Mrs. Janet Swalga  
  St. James School Preschool Teacher  
 
 
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February 2018

 
     
  February is full of fun things to do in preschool.  Our theme for the month is “Discovering Dinosaurs.”  Show n’ Tell will focus on a dinosaur theme in February.  
     
  We will also be talking about Lent this month as our religious theme.  
     
  Catholic Schools Week is Jan. 28- Feb.2.  The all school mass to begin CSW will be on Sun. Jan. 28 at 9:30AM.  We will meet in the gathering space by 9:15 and will sit with our buddies.  There is a donut social following mass in the school cafeteria.  General CSW activities will include the preschool, such as birthday bags and food drive.  If preschool is in session for an activity such as crazy hair day- they are welcome to join in. More details about the week will follow.  
     
  The Valentine’s Day party will be on February 12th for the 4’s and February 13th for the 3’s.  Please send in valentines for your child to exchange and a decorated (labeled) valentine box.  We ask that you do not address the cards- only sign your child’s name to them.  There are 14 children in the 3 yr. old class and 16 children in the 4 yr. old class.  A sign-up sheet will be posted for treats.  No snack is needed on party day.  
     
  **3 Yr. Preschool students will be singing Valentine songs after the Valentine party.  Parents are invited to join us in the preschool room at 11:00AM, and dismissal will follow our singing.  
     
  There is no school on Mon. Feb. 19 due to President’s Day.  
     
  A big “THANK YOU” to all our families that contributed to our “Mitten Drive” for the Center for Hope.  Your generosity was truly inspiring!!!  
     
  Happy Valentine’s Day!  
     
  Mrs. Swalga, Mrs. Boretzky and Mrs. MacDonald  
     
     
 

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