Saint James the Apostle School

Advancing Academic Excellence, Fostering Faith, Instilling Integrity

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Welcome to Mrs. Quagliato's 

PreK-4 Class Page


We celebrate Advent and 

count down to Jesus' Birthday!


Welcome Natalia; Madelyn; Audrina; Jeremiah; Hana; Jayna; Sophia; Milania; Carter; Quincy; Slate; Maria; Angela; Jordan; and Sabina! 

We have a severe PEANUT & TREE NUT ALLERGYplease be mindful of this if sending in treats throughout the year.

We will be celebrating the season of Advent in preparation of Jesus' birthday. We will be putting our sequencing, creative and fine motors skills into action as we work on our Christmas projects.

Our Crayon Initiative is up and running. PreK-4 along with the help of our Service Club, “The Way” and Student Council will host this yearlong project. This worthwhile collection program aims to reduce crayons from landfills by recycling broken/discarded crayons into new ones for children in hospitals. We are asking for donations from all students, which we will sort and weigh throughout the year. The Crayon Initiative is a simple way for even our youngest children to make a difference in another child’s life. Please send in your chipped or broken crayons regardless of size, throughout the year. 

As cooler weather approaches we will be introducing self-care by practicing putting on our outer garments and fastening them (buttons, snaps, zippers etc.).

The children are continuing to learn about our world in a simple fashion. We greet each other every morning with hello from another language. This week we take a look at  Greece, "Yassou" as our greeting.

We are hard at work using fine motor and sequencing skills to create unique works of art to transform our hallway into a winter wonderland. I use the children's masterpieces to show case thier talents. So, please do not get concerned if you are used to having crafts or art coming home daily. Displaying the children's work within our classroom and hallways creates  opportunities for others to comment and give encouragement to our youngest artists. 

This week we will spotlight letter E. 

We are continuing to get acquainted with class and school procedures and our list of class rules to remind us to  "Be Safe", "Be Healthy", and "Be Kind".  Class "jobs" were randomly assigned to promote teamwork & responsibility.

Here are a few observations:

Our children are playing and interacting well with new and old friends. 

If ordering lunch, have the ticket filled in completely. 

Provide a nutritious snack and lunch with drinks (a reusable bottle is encouraged). When packing these snacks and lunches be sure to include all necessary utensils and napkins.

We are encouraging our children to concentrate on eating properly and safely. You may hear, "Eat a little bit, drink a little bit”; "Good food first, then the treats" and "let's not talk with food in our mouth"

Sleep mats will be sent home for laundering at the end of each week, return them on Monday.

Lending Library Books are selected by your child to be read at home over the weekend. Please take advantage of this opportunity to share your child's choice of school readings. These readings will be added to our Reading Log. Don't forget to send the book back in the bag on Monday. 

Our prayers include: Hail Mary, Angel of God, Our Father, Glory Be, and Bless Us Oh Lord.


Monday: Technology

Tuesday: Gym - please have children wear comfortable clothing and SNEAKERS.

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: Art

Friday: Show & Tell - Check the schedule for each week's theme

12/2 - Letter E Week - HSA Meeting - 6:30pm

12/5 - Noon Dismissal – Aftercare Available 

12/6 - Show & Tell: Something RED - Pretzel Day - Noon Dismissal – Aftercare Available

12/9  - Letter H Week - Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Mass

12/12 - Last day for Pageant box tops 
12/13 - Show & Tell: GREEN - Ugly Sweater Dress Day, $2 - Christmas Craft Day

12/14 - Breakfast with Santa – Applebee’s 8-10am 

12/15 - Lessons & Carols - 3pm in Church 
12/16 - Letter J Week - Birthday Party for Baby Jesus! 

12/19 - Christmas Pageant Dress Rehearsal - 1pm  - After Care ends - 5 - Christmas Pageant - 7pm 

12/20 - Advent Prayer Service - 11:15pm - All are Welcome - Noon Dismissal, NO After Care 
          - Christmas Recess begins 
12/24 - Christmas Eve, Mass - 4:30pm & Midnight 
12/25 - Happy Birthday Jesus! - Christmas Mass Times 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am and Noon 

Bulilding on the past:

Letter S - sequencing, color identifiaction and fine motor skills by making our Silly Spoony friends; Letter A for Audrina, Angela, autumn, 10 Apples Up On Top, Johnny Appleseed's Birthday and apple tasting; Letter was featured in Tuesday, Thursday; Torentino and Trees as in Autumn Trees; I for in, ice & ice cream; "P", with pumpkins, pumpkin patch, play, Paw Patrol; "N" for November, Natalia, and Noise; 'C" for Carter, cat, corn; "K" is for king, kite,kindergarten


Let's Color God's World...Beautiful!


"Being Christ and carrying Christ to others."


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