Saint James the Apostle School

Advancing Academic Excellence, Fostering Faith, Instilling Integrity

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Springfield, New Jersey 07081
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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


This month, we will be introduced to some special African Americans that helped create a better world. It is Dental Health Month and we will be discussing good food choices and healthy habits. 

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

Our Star Student this Week is Tyler!

The Arctic is upon us. The children are exploring the arctic region and some of its animals. Each of God's animals have  been given special skills and equipped to live in its icy cold environment. Ask us about polar bears and the benefits of blubber, small ears on the arctic fox & wolf, the narwhal's tooth and more! 

We are 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 the winter, please be sure to visit our Winter Wonderland.

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:

2/6 - Show & Tell – Something red or pink, please no stuffed or plush items 

2/8- Parent/Teacher Conferences – NO school for our children
2/11- 100th Day of School Celebration
2/12- STEM Fair - 9-10am for Children to view
2/13 - Show & Tell – Something Heart Shaped

2/14- Happy Valentine's Day – Class Celebration
       - Gertrude Hawk Candy Sale begins 
2/15-  Dress Down Day, $2 – please consider supporting the children’s fundraising efforts
       -  Sweetheart Dance Prek-5 - 6:30-8:30pm 
2/18-  NO School, President's Day 2/20 – Something Special

2/27 -  Show & Tell – My Favorite book

2/28-  Gertrude Hawk Candy Orders due 

       -  Read Across America - 6:30-8:30pm


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 2/22: 344

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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