KINDERGARTEN

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Religion

he child’s growing awareness of himself as a child of God and a member of God’s family is the focus in our Religion Curriculum. The children learn about God’s love through the world and people that God has made. Our Kindergarteners learn Bible Stories, attend Mass on a regular basis, and learn age-appropriate prayers.

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Academics

Our Curriculum uses a thematic approach to learning. A thematic approach involves integrating all subject areas together under one theme. Our theme units incorporate reading, math, science, social studies, and art for a well-balanced curriculum. Our Kindergarteners explore and learn through large and small group activities where they are introduced to and practice academic skills. Each day the children are given the opportunity to engage in learning centers and free-play activities. Our Kindergarteners also participate in Art, Music, Computers, Spanish, and Physical Education classes each week.

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Technology

The use of Smartboards, computers, and ipads in Kindergarten is not only a fun addition to a child’s learning experience, but also an important and valuable part of education. These technology tools are used in our classrooms to enhance and accelerate learning in all subject areas.

Welcome to Kindergarten!

 It is our belief that a child’s experience in Kindergarten lays the foundation for continuing social, emotional, and cognitive development throughout the school years. Our Kindergarten Program provides a meaningful environment that is rich in experiences, activities, and purposeful play.  

 

We provide a loving environment in which each child develops a strong educational foundation and a love of learning. Our Program offers the special extra of being Christ-centered.  Our love for God and His love for us are integrated in every aspect of our day.

INCLUDED IN THE COURSE

STUDENT OF THE WEEK
LEARNING CENTERS
CLASS BOOKS
CHRISTMAS MASS PERFORMANCE
JOLLY PHONICS
COMPUTERS, ART, MUSIC, SPANISH, P.E.
SEESAW
END OF THE YEAR CELEBRATION

Teachers

Mrs. Marjorie McPartlin

I joined the staff of St. Michael School 13 years ago as the creator and teacher of our Kindergarten Program. I have over 25 years of teaching experience in the areas of Early Childhood and Special Education. I love 5 and 6 year olds and I love being their teacher!

Mrs. Susan Hahn

I graduated from St. Xavier University with a Masters degree in Elementary Education in 2009 and hold a K-9 teaching certificate. I also have a B.S. in Marketing from St. Joseph’s College. I worked as a study director for several marketing research firms prior to raising my children. I fulfilled my dream by returning to school when my children were in high school and have experience in many grade levels. However, I think I was destined for Kindergarten. I absolutely love teaching Catholic faith values and making a difference in a child’s learning, as well as, incorporating current technology, music, and the arts to inspire lifelong learners.

FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is there a snack time in Kindergarten?

Our schedule allows for a 15 minute morning snack/washroom break. A small healthy snack and water is to be sent to school each day with your child.

Do the Kindergarten children have daily recess?

Yes, the children have daily outdoor recess, weather permitting.

Do the Kindergarten children attend Mass?

Yes, Kindergarten attends Mass two times per month.  Our Mass attendance is split between the all school Masses, which are held once each month and an 8:00 A.M. Mass on our given weekday.  All families are welcome to join us!

Will my child receive homework in Kindergarten?

Daily written homework is not given in Kindergarten.  Your child may receive something to complete at home a few times each week. We encourage you to read to your child each day.

Do the Kindergarten children wear school uniforms?

Yes, please refer to our SMS Handbook for information regarding our school uniform guidelines. On gym days the children wear their gym uniforms and gyms shoes for the entire day.

How do you handle discipline in Kindergarten?

The behavioral expectations in our classrooms are well-defined and age-appropriate. Our classroom environments are positive and affirming.  Throughout the school year, we implement a variety of techniques and incentives to promote strong values and positive behavior.

Are there any opportunities to volunteer in Kindergarten?

Our school and classrooms offer a variety of opportunities for you as a parent to volunteer and become involved in your child’s school life.  All volunteers must be in compliance with the Protecting God’s Children (Virtus) requirements.

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