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This Week In PreK3B (May 6th-May 10th)

posted Sep 15, 2018, 1:48 PM by Joanne Sambucini   [ updated May 12, 2019, 1:15 PM ]

We began learning about the letter G and its sounds and will finish it this week. We learned that it makes 2 sounds, the hard and soft G. We made a list of some G words.  We traced the G on dry erase boards and found G on our classroom rug. We started learning about the number 9 and counted out 9 paper sharks from a large pile on our tables. We then glued them and a die cut paper 9 onto our papers. We talked about the color pink and colored our pink pages in our Color Notebooks. The children really enjoyed our Field Day on Thursday!! They had so much fun!! They played so many games and did so many activities and enjoyed ice cream sandwiches afterwards. Special thanks to the our class moms who helped out with the festivities!  

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms!  Have a wonderful day!

Now that we are finished with the basic colors and shapes, in May and June, we will do review papers and play reinforcement games for those concepts. We also have begun practicing our songs for our End of the Year Show Spectacular on Monday, June 10th at 8:30am. More information to follow. We hope to be singing the songs each day to ready for the show!

The children will continue to write their names on their own. I won't be writing their names with highlighter as much anymore. They need to start to try to write it for themselves. It won't be perfect right away, but all I ask is that they try their best. I suggest that you start to have them practice writing it by themselves at home.


Welcome Letter

posted Aug 28, 2018, 12:56 PM by Joanne Sambucini

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Welcome to PreK 3!

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to your child’s first school experience.  We are thrilled that you chose our PreK 3 program at Corpus Christi School for this milestone.  We hope that you are as enthusiastic as we are for the upcoming year. This letter will help to answer the questions you may have as your child begins our program.

This year our PreK3 Orientation will be on Friday, September 7th from 8:20 am until 9:30 am. It will be held in the preschool gym.  Parents and children will meet with the Principal and the teachers to discuss pertinent information about the upcoming school year.   

PreK 3 children will begin their first full day of school on Monday, September 10th.  Doors will open at 8 am for the children, children must be present by 8:20 am as this is the start time of our day. Children should come to school with their backpacks, snack and lunch.  Our hot lunch program and before and after care programs are available for you starting Monday, September 10th.

Our schedule is as follows:

Full Day: 8:20 am to 2:30 pm - Monday through Friday

Half Day: 8:20 am to 11:50 am - Monday through Friday

Each morning, the doors will open at 8 am.  Students will enter the building and go directly to their classrooms.  Before care is available from 7 - 8 am if you need that service.

At dismissal, students are dismissed from the playground gates of the Preschool.  In inclement weather, students will be dismissed from the main entrance of the building.  For your child’s safety, umbrellas are not allowed inside the school building. Each child will be released only to their parent or designated person. If you are going to be late picking up your child from school, please inform the office as soon as possible at 201-288-0614.

Please note: The first Friday of each month will usually be a half day for all children.  Please make arrangements for your child to be picked up by 11:50 am on those days.  Aftercare is available for those children who are registered. Please check our classroom webpages on a regular basis as all pertinent information is listed there.

Students in PreK 3 are required to wear uniforms.  The uniforms are to be purchased at Mr. G’s Embroidery located in Kearny. Please inform Mr. G’s that you are purchasing a Preschool Corpus Christi School uniform.  The website is:, password: pinto.   Children must wear predominately white sneakers (velcro is preferred) with both summer and winter uniforms.  

Items your child will need for the upcoming year are as follows:

Backpack:  Each child will need a backpack to take home daily work, projects and correspondence.  The backpack should be large enough to hold a folder, a snack bag and a lunch box (as well as an additional snack if your child will be attending our aftercare program).  Please label your child’s backpack with his or her name as well as their lunchbox and snack bag. Due to safety concerns, we ask that backpacks do not have wheels.

Folder:  We will be sending home various communications in the way of notes, letters and/or work. The teachers will provide a Corpus Christi School folder on the first day of school.  Also, it is very important that parents check and empty your child’s folder daily.

Change of Clothes:  Accidents do happen throughout the year.  We are asking every child to bring in a full change of clothes (labeled underwear, socks, pants, and a shirt that your child can change themselves into, these do not have to be the school uniform)  Please put these clothes in a labeled shoe box to be kept in the classroom closet. If there is a bathroom accident, parents may be called to come in and change their child.

Supplies: We are requesting that each child bring the following items during the first week of school: a ream of copy paper, 3 pack of large Elmer’s glue sticks, 3 boxes of tissues, one spray bottle of cleaner, one container of cleaning wipes (Clorox), 3 packages of antibacterial wipes and 3 rolls of paper towels.  These items are extremely helpful during our classroom activities. We appreciate your generosity.

Snack and Lunch:  Please pack a healthy snack, drink and napkin for your child.  If your child is a full day student, they will also need to bring their lunch daily.  Your child must have a separate snack bag in addition to their lunch bag. Please label your child’s snack and lunch bags with his/her name. It is extremely important to note that we are a nut free school.  No food products with any type of nuts are allowed. The children will have snack at 10 am, and lunch at Noon.  Our hot lunch program is available for purchase. More information will be given to you at orientation. If your child is using our aftercare program, please also send a separate snack for aftercare.

Absences: Please advise the office by 8:30 am if your child will not be attending school.  Upon their return, please submit a short note stating the reason for their absence.  If you need to pick your child up before dismissal time, please advise us in writing what time you will arrive.

Birthdays: We will be happy to celebrate your child’s birthday in school.  Parents are free to send in nut-free snacks (such as cupcakes, pop-ems etc. for the class to share at snack time).  Please let us know at least one week in advance if you wish to celebrate your child’s birthday in school. Any summer birthdays will be celebrated at the end of the year.  We will be happy to distribute party invitations as long as the entire class is invited. While your generosity is appreciated, it is our policy that no goody bags or other class gifts for birthdays or holidays are to be sent in.

Holidays: For holiday celebrations, a sign up sheet will be in the classrooms on Back to School Night.  Please sign up for items for the holiday of your choice. Our class parents will remind you what you have signed up for.

Student of the Week: Each week a “Student of the Week” will be selected.  Every child will have a turn during the school year. A special poster will be sent home for you to complete and return to school.

Class Parents: You will receive a letter from the Home School Association regarding interest in being a class parent for your child’s class.  The HSA will notify you if you have been selected.

Allergies/Medical Information:  Please inform us in writing of any medical problems, allergies or medications involving your child.  In this packet there is a PreK 3 Information Sheet please fill it out and return it to your child’s teacher at orientation.  It is imperative that we have this information for the safety of your child.

Our website and class pages are updated monthly,  so please go to, go to class pages and find your teacher's name for their personal class page. We list special dates, upcoming events, aftercare information,  what we are learning and other pertinent information on our pages.

Parents will be invited on occasion throughout the school year for special events.  Your attendance is always appreciated!

Most importantly, love and encourage your child and thank God for the blessing He has given you!

We look forward to meeting your child in September!

See you soon!


posted Aug 24, 2018, 5:01 PM by Joanne Sambucini   [ updated Sep 4, 2018, 3:31 PM ]

Hi! Welcome to PreK-3B!  I look forward to a wonderful year together! I can't wait to meet my new group of "Cool Cats"!! We will have lots of fun, learn many new things, and make new friends!! It's going to be a great year!!

This is a time of adjustment for many children as most will be attending school for the first time. The separation from mom and dad can be hard for some, as well as for their parents! Expect some tears, but in time, this too shall pass.  Trust me, it usually gets better in a couple of days! 

Please make sure EVERYTHING your child brings to school is labeled!! I truly can't stress this enough. This includes backpacks, snack bags, lunch boxes, sweat shirts (especially because everyone will have the same type!), jackets etc. At the beginning it is hard for some children to identify what belongs to them. Plus, in case there are duplicates, we will be able to identify them. 
I also ask that if your child is a full day student, please send in snack and lunch in separate, labeled bags. Please include your child's name and the word "snack" or "lunch".  And please do not put the snack bag inside the lunch box. It makes it so much easier if they are separate because the aides take them out of their backpacks in the morning and put them in different places. If your child will be going to aftercare, please keep that snack separate from the others as well and label it with the name and the word "aftercare". I truly appreciate your cooperation in these matters.


Friday, September 7th PreK-3 Orientation. Please meet at the Preschool at 8:20 for a "meet and greet" with our principal. Parents will attend the orientation in the gym and also meet with me and Miss Soraya, our aide. The morning will end at 9:30 and children leave for the day.

Monday, September 10th- This will be a full day of school for the children. Children should arrive between 8:00-8:20. The school day begins at 8:20. Half day children will be dismissed at 11:50, full day children will be dismissed at 2:30. All children should bring a backpack labeled with his/her name, a labeled snack bag, and labeled lunch bag, if applicable. If your child is staying full day, please send in a beach towel (labeled with name) for rest time. They will be using beach towels instead of blankets this year. Please note that before/aftercare will be available starting today. Please note that the hot lunch program will not begin until October for the preschool.

Friday, September 14-  Back to School Social 6-8pm hosted by HSA. More information from HSA to follow.

Friday, September 28th- Half Day-11:50 Dismissal for all children

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