Ms. Karen               2018-19              Mrs. Celaj, Mrs. Zaleski

2/4/19 – 2/8/19

January 28th – February 1st

NURSERY’S CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK SCHEDULE

Monday – Catholic Identity

Religion Lesson – God Made Us All, Caring For God’s World

Song:  Jesus Loves Me

Tuesday – Science Day & Art for Charity

Science Fair – Nursery will visit the 5th & 6th Grade Science Fair in Lyons Hall

Nursery’s Polar Bear Art Project will be framed & available for sale

Parents & Families are invited to visit the Science Fair in the evening 6:00pm-7:00pm

Nursery will review Scholastic Polar Bears, Arctic Animals and conduct an ICE Investigation in class

Wednesday – Pajama/Student Appreciation Day

PJ Day – $2.00 Dress Down. Funds donated to Queens Center for Progress

Nursery will have an in-class Appreciation Day with a surprise gift from Ms. Karen & Mrs. Celaj

Nursery Students will be awarded certificates

Thursday – A Salute to Reading

Nursery will visit the Book Fair in Lyons Hall

Friday – Career Day from 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Nursery Parents who would like to come in and talk for a few minutes about their professions and hand out related materials to our students are welcome.  Please reach out to Ms. Karen or Mrs. Celaj if you are interested so we can arrange a time for your presentation.

Groundhog Day Lesson

MultiCultural Family Night – 6:30 – 9:00 pm in Lyons Hall

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12/17/18 – 12/21/18

Lessons: Winter Season, The Holy Family, Holiday Celebrations

Crafts: Gingerbread Ornaments, Decorating Gingerbread Cookies

Thursday, 12/20/18 – Nursery Holiday Celebration

Friday, 12/21/18 – Half Day Dismissal

Christmas Break – 1/22/18 – 1/2/19

See you back in school on 1/2/19!

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12/10/18 – 12/14/18

Lessons: Nursery’s Holiday Traditions & Foods, Wonderful Me

Crafts: Gingerbread Dough, Wreath Ornaments

Reminder: Please purchase your Christmas Show tickets

Wednesday, 12/12/18 – Last Day for Advance Ticket Purchase by 9:00 am

Tickets sold in advance $8.00; Tickets sold at the door $10.00

Friday, 12/14/18 – Nursery Christmas Performance

Show 6:30-8:30 pm (Doors Open at 6:00 pm)

Nursery Dress Requirements for Christmas Show

Girls: Green or Red Dresses and Dress Shoes

Boys: Button down Green or Red Shirts, Black Dress Pants, Dress Shoes

No Jeans, No Sneakers

Pictures from Polar Express Pajama Breakfast

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12/3/18 – 12/7/18

Lessons: Advent, Food is Fuel, Holiday Food and Traditions

Crafts: Advent Wreath, Handprint Winter Tree

Nursery Dress Requirements for Christmas Show on 12/14/18

Girls: Green/Red Dresses and Dress Shoes

Boys: Button down Green/Red Shirts, Black Dress Pants, Dress Shoes

No Jeans, No Sneakers

Thursday, 12/6/18 – Report Cards Distributed

Friday, 12/7/18 – Half Day Dismissal for Parent/Teacher Conferences

Monday, 12/10/18 – Pajama Drive Breakfast & Storytime

Nursery Students can wear their favorite pajamas to school

Please bring in a new pair of PJs for our Pajama Drive partnered with Scholastic

Friday, 12/14/18 – Christmas Show

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11/26/18 – 11/30/18

Lessons: What I Am Thankful For, The Mitten

Friday, 11/30/18 – Christmas Boutique, Scholastic Orders Due

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF boxes due

Reminders:

Friday, 12/7/18 – Parent/Teacher Conferences Half Day Dismissal

Monday, 12/10/18 – Pajama Drive & Polar Express Breakfast

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11/19/18 – 11/23/18

Lessons: Celebrating the Thanksgiving Feast, Pilgrims & Indians Oufits

Crafts: Handprint Turkey, Turkey Treat Cup

Wednesday, 11/21/18 – Half Day – No After School

Thursday, 11/22/18 – No School – Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, 11/23/18 – No School – Thanksgiving Holiday

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11/12/18 – 11/16/18

Lessons: Pilgrims and Indians, The First Thanksgiving, Leaf Investigation

Craft: Pilgrim & Indian Headpieces and Vests, Giving Thanks Pilgrims, What I am Thankful For

11/12/18 – School Closed for Veteran’s Day

11/15/18 – Lifetouch Individual Pictures

Reminders:

11/21/18 – Early Dismissal for all Grades

11/22 and 11/23/18 – School Closed for Thanksgiving Recess

11/25/18 – Fall Flea Market in Lyons Hall

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11/5/18 – 11/9/18

Lessons: Voting Ballots, Leaf Investigation, Being Helpful

Craft/Activity: Winter Tree Painting, Oreo or Chocolate Chip Voting Ballots

Reminders:

Friday, 11/9/18 – School Closed for Nursery and Kindergarten thru 8th grade

Monday, 11/12/18 – School Closed for Veteran’s Day

Thursday, 11/15/18 – Lifetouch Individual Pictures

 

 

      

            

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10/29/18 – 11/2/18

Lessons: Pumpkins, Halloween & Safety, Patterns

Stories of God’s Love – All Saints Day, November 1st

Projects: Complete Tissue Paper Jack-o-Lantern, Boo! Cotton Ball Ghosts

Homework: Go on a Nature Walk.  The next few days there might be rain.  Hopefully, there will be some sunny days in between on which you can take the children for a walk.  Collect Leaves and tape to worksheet provided – Due 11/13/18

Wednesday, 10/31/18 – Character Day

Friday, 11/2/18 – Early Dismissal; Nursery will dismiss at 11:00 am

Friday, 11/9/18 – No School for Nursery

Monday, 11/12/18 – School Closed – Veteran’s Day

Thursday, 11/15/18 – Individual Pictures – Dress Up – Return Picture Envelopes

Service Project: Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, Boxes distributed 10/26, Due Back to School 11/16/18

Trick or Treat for UNICEF 2018

Some pictures from Nursery’s Pumpkin Investigation  – see more in the Media Gallery

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10/22/18 – 10/26/18

Lessons: Letter Dd, Pumpkin Investigation, Scholastic Pumpkin Science, Five Little Pumpkins Book & Song

Stories of God’s Love:  Jesus is the Good Shepherd

Craft & Display:  Painted Pumpkins, Tissue Paper Jack-o-Lantern

Service Project: Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, Boxes distributed 10/26, Due Back to School 11/16/18

Trick or Treat for UNICEF 2018

Thursday, 11/24/18 – Class Pictures – Please wear full uniform

Friday, 10/26/18 – Halloween Bake Sale – 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Reminder: Please send in bake sale $ in an envelope for the sale on Friday, 10/26

Halloween Family Fun Night – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Halloween Family Fun Night 2018

Wednesday, 10/31/18 – Character Day Celebration – Happy Halloween!

Favorite Book Character Dress Up Day

10/21/18 Autumn Auction

Mrs. Celaj, Mrs. Zaleski and I would like to sincerely thank all of our Nursery families who contributed items for our My First Crayola Class basket for Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy’s 9th Annual Autumn Auction on Sunday, October 21st, 2018 held at Riccardo’s by the Bridge in Astoria.  Because of your help, our class basket was amazing!

We sincerely thank all our Nursery families/parents (both past & present) who attended the Autumn Auction.

Congratulations to all our prize winners!

Congratulation to our 2018 50/50 Raffle Winners, Jillian & Raul Rojas (Astor’s Parents)!

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Week of October 15th – 19th

Letter Cc, Home & Family, Pumpkin Investigation, Feelings

Stories of God’s Love – My Family Cares for Me

Reminder:  Please send a pumpkin in with your child for our Pumpkin Investigation.

Craft & Display: Where do we live? Making houses & buildings with craft sticks & construction paper

Dates to Remember:

Sunday, 10/21/18 – Autumn Auction, Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 1-5pm

Wednesday, 10/24/18 – Class Pictures – *FULL UNIFORM*

Friday, 10/26/18 – Halloween Bake Sale – 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Halloween Family Fun Night – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Halloween Family Fun Night 2018

Wednesday, 10/31/18 – Character Day Celebration – Happy Halloween!

Favorite Book Character Dress Up Day

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Week of October 8th – 12th

Monday – Columbus Day School Closed

Letter Bb, Fire Safety Week, Home & Family

Stories of God’s Love – My Teacher Welcomes Me

Pumpkin Investigation:

Please send in a small pumpkin with your child by Friday, October 12th.  We will be observing size, weight and conducting an experiment to see if our pumpkins float or sink in water.  We will also be decorating the pumpkins.

Scholastic Book Club Reminder:

Book Club orders either online or completed forms are due on Friday, October 12th.  Our class code is QDJPR.

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Week of October 1st – October 5th

How do Apples Grow, Parts of an Apple, Apple Tasting. How many Seeds are in my Apple, Apple Song Book

St. Francis of Assisi and Columbus Day

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Week of September 24th – 28th

Letter Aa, Autumn Colors, Johnny Appleseed

Stories of God’s Love – Jesus Welcomes the Children

Apple Investigation:

Please send in a red, green or yellow apple with your child.  We will be observing colors, size, weight and counting apple seeds.  We will celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s birthday with special crafts.

All About Me:

Project will be sent in children’s folder to complete at home with you

2018 Autumn Auction:

Thank you to all our families that have contributed items for Nursery’s My First Crayola gift basket for our Annual Autumn Auction.  Items are due by Friday, September 28th.  If any parents would like to assist in wrapping our class basket, kindly send a note in your child’s folder.  We hope to wrap the basket on Monday, October 1st, after dismissal.  Thank you.

Scholastic Book Club:

Our September/October Book Club Order Forms will be sent home.  Our class code is QDJPR. You may order online or return completed forms in your child’s folder by October 12th.

We met Johnny Appleseed and celebrated his birthday on 9/26/18.  We colored apples and put them on our tree.

           

 We learned a new song:

Way up high in the apple tree

Two red apples smiled at me

I shook that tree as hard as I could

Down came the apples; Mmmm they were good!

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Week of September 17th – 21st

Getting to Know our Classmates, Classroom & Class Routines & Rules

Tuesday, September 18th

Back to School Parent Meeting – 6:00 pm

Friday, September 21st

Ice Cream Social – 6:00 pm

We Read The Kissing Hand

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Week of September 10th – 14th

WELCOME NURSERY CLASS OF 2018-19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 14th, 2018

 

 

 

 

2/13 – Mardi Gras Bake Sale

2/14 – Valentine’s Day, Ash Wednesday

Nursery Valentine Brunch 2018

2/15 – Stranger Danger and Safety

2/16 – Chinese New Year

President’s Day

Half-Day Dismissal

2/19/18 – 2/23/18

             

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FROM CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

2/5/18 – 2/9/18

Lessons: Diversity, We are All Different, Working Together

Crafts: Finish Melted Snowman, Traffic Light, Valentine Handprint

Games:  Shoe Sorting Game, Red Light-Green Light, Can You Hear Me?

Books:  It’s Ok to Be Different, The Crayon Box that Talked, Be Who You Are, Love the World

Religion: Discovering God’s World

Notes:

2/5/18 – Candy Sale Ends; Submit $ Collected

2/13/18 – Mardi Gras Lesson & Celebration

2/14/18 – Valentine’s Day Brunch for Nursery Students & Parents

2/16/18 – Half Day Dismissal, Chinese New Year, President’s Day Lesson

SOME PICTURES FROM CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

SCIENCE DAY ICE INVESTIGATION/ARCTIC ANIMALS INVESTIGATION

             

             

                       

 

                                                  

PAJAMA DAY –  STUDENT APPRECIATION DAY

    

CAREER DAY – DRESS-UP

Thank you so much for visiting our class Mr. Nunes, Luca’s dad, to talk about the Nursing Profession and hand out tissue packets and band-aids!  Our Nursery students were thrilled to listen to their heartbeats using a stethoscope! 🙂

        

Welcome to Nursery’s Medical Clinic – The Doctors will see you now…

BOOK FAIR DAY – 5th Graders Reading to Nursery

January 29th – February 2nd

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Monday – Catholic Identity

Religion Lesson – God Made Us All, Caring For God’s World

Song:  The Lord’s Prayer

Tuesday – Science Day

Science Fair – Nursery will visit the 5th Grade Science Fair in Lyons Hall

Parents & Families are invited to visit the Science Fair in the evening 6:00pm-7:00pm

Nursery will review Scholastic I am Frozen, Snow Baby, Arctic Animals and conduct an ICE Investigation in class

Melted Snowman Project

Wednesday – Student Appreciation Day

PJ Day – $2.00 Dress Down. Funds donated to Catholic Relief Services

Nursery will have an in-class Appreciation Day with goodies from Ms. Karen & Mrs. Celaj

Nursery Students will be awarded certificates

Thursday – Celebrating Vocations

Career Day from 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Nursery Parents who would like to come in and talk for a few minutes about their professions and hand out related materials to our students are welcome.  Please reach out to Ms. Karen or Mrs. Celaj if you are interested so we can arrange a time for your presentation.

Community Helpers Lesson

Friday – A Salute to Reading

Groundhog Day Lesson

Nursery will visit the Book Fair in Lyons Hall

Please have your child bring his/her favorite book to read in class under our reading tree.

Nursery’s Leaf Investigation Pictures

 

 

 

12/18/17 – 12/22/17

Lessons: Safe Foods, Winter Season, The Holy Family, Holiday Celebrations

Crafts: Handprint Winter Tree, J is for Jesus, Paper Plate Elf Face

Christmas Letter 2017

Wednesday, 12/20/17 – Dress Down for Charity

Friday, 12/22/17 – Nursery Holiday Celebration, Half Day Dismissal

Christmas Break – 1/23/17 – 1/1/18

See you back in school on 1/2/18!

Nursery Christmas Show 2017

 

 

Polar Express Nursery 2017

 

 

12/11/17 – 12/15/17

Lessons: Nursery’s Holiday Traditions & Foods, Wonderful Me

Crafts: Advent Wreath, Santa Face, Christmas Tree, Foam Picture Ornaments

Reminder: Please purchase your Christmas Show tickets

Drawings will be held on Friday and Saturday night to win a 5-foot plush Teddy Bear for Christmas.

To purchase $1.00 Raffle tickets for a chance to win please send a note in your child’s folder.

Wednesday, 12/13/17 – Last Day for Advance Ticket Purchase by 9:00 am

Tickets sold in advance $8.00; Tickets sold at the door $10.00

Friday, 12/15/17 – Nursery Christmas Performance

Show 6:30-8:30 pm (Doors Open at 6:00 pm)

Nursery Dress Requirements for Christmas Show

Girls: Green or Red Dresses and Dress Shoes

Boys: Button down Green or Red Shirts, Black Dress Pants, Dress Shoes

No Jeans, No Sneakers

Pictures from Polar Express Pajama Breakfast

12/4/17 – 12/8/17

Lessons: Advent, Food is Fuel, Holiday Food and Traditions

Crafts: Advent Wreath, Gingerbread Man, Candy Cane, Stocking, Hot Chocolate Cup

Monday, 12/4/17 – Christmas Show Information Distributed

Please check your child’s folder

Nursery Dress Requirements for Christmas Show

Girls: Green/Red Dresses and Dress Shoes

Boys: Button down Green/Red Shirts, Black Dress Pants, Dress Shoes

No Jeans, No Sneakers

Wednesday, 12/6/17 – Pajama Drive Breakfast & Storytime

PJ-Drive-Dec. 6

Nursery Students can wear their favorite pajamas to school

Please bring in a new pair of PJs for our Pajama Drive partnered with Scholastic

Report Cards Distributed

Thursday, 12/7/17 – Half Day Dismissal for Parent/Teacher Conferences

December Scholastic Orders Due

Friday, 12/8/17 – School Closed

11/27/17 – 12/1/17

Lessons: What I Am Thankful For, Five Senses: Touching, Sorting

Wednesday, 11/29/17 – Individual Make-Up Picture Day

November Scholastic Orders Due

Thursday, 11/30/17 – Christmas Boutique

Friday, 12/1/17 – Half Day Dismissal

 

Nursery News-Thanksgiving 2017

11/20/17 – 11/22/17

Lessons: Celebrating the Thanksgiving Feast, The Five Senses (Tasting/Smelling), Turkey Fun

Crafts: Quirky Turkey, Turkey Treat Cup, Paper Bag Turkey Hat

Wednesday, 11/22/17 – Half Day – No After School

Thursday, 11/23/17 – No School – Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, 11/24/17 – No School – Thanksgiving Holiday

11/13/17 – 11/17/17

Lessons: Pilgrims and Indians, The First Thanksgiving, Firefighter Visit, Five Senses (Seeing/Hearing)

Craft: Pilgrim & Indian Headpieces and Vests, Giving Thanks Pilgrims, What I am Thankful For

Reminders:

Please return filled Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF boxes. We received only 3 boxes so far. If you plan to send your box in please let us know so we can wait to submit everything together.

Thanksgiving Pantry Drive – Items Due Friday, 11/17

11/6/17 – 11/10/17

Lessons: Amazing Autumn, Leaf Investigation, Being Helpful, Five Senses

Craft: Branch Out Tree Art, Dancing Leaves

Thursday, 11/9/17 – School Closed for Nursery and Kindergarten thru 8th grade

Friday, 11/10/17 – School Closed for Veteran’s Day

Tuesday, 11/14/17 – Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF boxes due

Friday, 11/17/17 – Thanksgiving Drive items due

10/30/17 – 11/3/17

Lessons: Pumpkins, Halloween, Helping Others, Orange Autumn

Projects: Complete Tissue Paper Jack-o-Lantern, Trick-or -Treat for UNICEF, Kindness Book

Homework: Go on a Nature Walk, Collect Leaves and tape to worksheet enclosed in students’ folders

Tuesday, 10/31/17 – Character Day, Books will be given to Nursery from the 4th grade class

Friday, 11/3/17 – Early Dismissal; Nursery will dismiss at 11:00 am

Pictures from last week’s Pumpkin Investigation


All About Me Display

Halloween Bake Sale Raffle Winner

Luca Marchini-Nunes

10/23/17 – 10/27/17

Lessons: All About Me, Kindness, Helping, Pumpkin Investigation

Craft & Display: Tissue Paper Jack-o-Lantern, Paint Swatch Halloween Characters

Service Project: Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, Boxes distributed 10/24, Due Back to School 11/14

A picture of our All About Me display will be posted after all are submitted

Thursday, 10/26/17 – Please bring in a pumpkin for Nursery’s Pumpkin Investigation

Friday, 10/27/17 – Halloween Bake Sale – 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Reminder: Please send in bake sale $ in an envelope for the sale on Friday, 10/27

Halloween Family Fun Night – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Halloween Family Fun Night 2017

Tuesday, 10/31/17 – Character Day Celebration – Happy Halloween!

Favorite Book Character Dress Up Day

Note: If your child was absent on picture day, the make-up day will be on Wednesday, 11/29

10/22/17 Autumn Auction

Mrs. Celaj and I would like to sincerely thank all of our Nursery families who contributed items for our My First Crayola Gift basket for Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy’s 8th Annual Autumn Auction on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 held at Riccardo’s by the Bridge in Astoria.

A special thanks to our Nursery parent, Mrs. Martha Abreo, who volunteered to help us arrange all of the items purchased into a beautifully wrapped gift basket.

Many thanks also to the Nursery parents who attended the Autumn Auction.

The Crayola Experience in Easton, PA, answered our donation request with 2 admission tickets which we were able to include in our gift basket.

Our Class Basket Winner – Congratulations Mrs. Melissa Mejia!

10/16/17 – 10/20/17

Lessons: Safety, Home & Family, Feelings, Caring for Others

Craft & Display: Where do we live? Making houses & buildings with craft sticks & construction paper

Homework: All About Me – Due: Mon. 10/23

Students brought home an “All About Me” sheet to be completed with their parents.

Please work with the children to attach a family picture labeling each person and pictures of their favorite things. For the favorite color, please just color in the crayon shape on the page only. For the birthday please write in the date of the birthday, month/date/year (00/00/00), and the number for their age. We hope to display this on the wall outside our classroom and will post a picture here.

Dates to Remember:

Sunday, 10/22/17 – Autumn Auction, Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 1-5pm

Wednesday, 10/25/17 – Individual Pictures – *FULL UNIFORM*

Thursday, 10/26/17 – Please bring in a pumpkin for Nursery’s Pumpkin Investigation

Friday, 10/27/17 – Halloween Bake Sale – 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Halloween Family Fun Night – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Halloween Family Fun Night 2017

Tuesday, 10/31/17 – Character Day Celebration – Happy Halloween!

Favorite Book Character Dress Up Day

Johnny Appleseed Under My Tree