Saint James the Apostle School

Advancing Academic Excellence, Fostering Faith, Instilling Integrity

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Springfield, NJ 07081
Welcome Letter
Class Procedures
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Halloween Guidelines
Building on the Past
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Welcome to Mrs. Quagliato's 

PreK-4 Class Page


We are diving deep into PreK-4!


"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

- Philippians 4:13


The children are being introduced to the Church season of Lent. we are discussing ways to be knid and to show love and respect to one another. We are exploring plants and flowers in the upcoming weeks and look forward to warmer temperatures. 

When sending money to school, please include a note.

Please refer to the Main Page calendar and Panther's Beat for more information.

Our Star Student this Week is Blake!

We continue exploring the changes of seasons and charting the weather. As you know the children plan, design and create many of our class decorations. The children are so proud that I use them throughout the rooms and hall to showcase our talents. Each of these projects involve many developed and developing cognitive and fine motor skills: coloring/writing, scissor, gluing, sequencing, problem solving, and some critical thinking. The children's beautiful works will be our hallway decorations for Spring.

I do take and share photos regularly, so if you haven't been receiving any, perhaps I have an incorrect address. Please send in an email address and I will make the correction.  

The cost of a full lunch is $3.50 please refer to our class procedures tab for ordering instructions.

Dates to remember:


4/1- Star Student – Blake

         HSA Meeting @ 6:30 pm

4/3 – Show & Tell – Something purple

4/5- Noon Dismissal - Aftercare available

         Pretzel Day

4/8- Spring Pictures

4/10 - Show & Tell – Something Oval

          Delivery of Gertrude Hawk Candy

4/11- Dress for a Cause, - $2

4/12- Forces & Motion Assembly

4/15 - Star Student – Shepherd

          Easter Egg dying!

4/16- Retreat Day

4/17- No Show & Tell

         PreK Easter Egg Hunt & Celebration

         Prayer Service @ 11:15 am Noon dismissal - NO Aftercare available

4/18- NO School- Holy Thursday 

4/19- NO School - Good Friday

4/20- Holy Saturday Easter Vigil @ 7:30pm

4/21- Have a Blessed Easter Sunday!

4/22- 4/28 Easter Break – School is closed

4/29- School reopens

4/30- Parish Festival


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

Reading to our children is vital to reading readiness and becoming a lifelong lover of literature. This summer I met with the Children's librarian at the Springfield Public Library to discuss the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. I understand the many children begin this program at an earlier age but I believe we can make a substantial dent in the 1,000-book benchmark. Keep in mind that literacy is an important component in our PreK program, on average we read/share 4 books a day, with 180 school days in our calendar that's 720! I know that more stories are read daily at home and each repetitive reading count. Therefore, that fourth time of "Good Night Moon" or other favorite story counts for 4 readings and adds to your tally. No need to write or keep track of titles, just make the appropriate tally mark(s) on your child's "Reading Log" either daily or weekly.

Our Tally as of 4/1: 452

Ready, Set, Read!

Our Specials are:

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Gym (children must wear sneakers)

Wednesday: Computers

Thursday: Gym (children must wear sneakers)

Friday: Art

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