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Welcome to the home of Our Lady Charity's PK1 class news, up dates and much more.  

Good day to you!

"Play is a child's work."  In our room, the children learn through play.  Our days are built around the activities that the children choose and we are modeling, facilitating and teaching in each of those moments. Click on the left and read more about play.

Mrs. Bogacki and I feel blessed that you have chosen Our Lady of Charity for your child's learning experience.  I've been teaching at OLC since 2009.  Prior to coming to OLC, The Cardinal Bernardin Early Childhood Center in Lincoln Park was where I hung my hat and taught from the time it opened in 1998 until its closing in 2009.  But, if you want to know anything that happened at OLC prior to my coming, have a conversation with Mrs. Bogacki.  She has taught at OLC over 20 years, only to retire in June, 2015 - for the second time, and become my assistant extraordinaire in the fall of 2015!  I am so glad she retired! 

I do not use Facebook.  My communication with family and friends is through the U.S. Postal Service, yes, I buy stamps at the Post Office and actually write letters, in cursive, imagine that!   I also use the telephone.  I do still have a land line, imagine that!  I do send e-mails but my family will tell you they love getting mail in their mailbox and NOT their in-box.

My main communication with parents is via your child's communication envelope as well as by e-mail.  You will be able to see the newsletters in full color on this web page.  If I have your e-mail address, you will periodically receive photos from our class time and I will also send up-dates that way.

Let me know, through your child's communication envelope or via e-mail if you have visited this page.

May your day be blessed!

Your children's teachers, 

Miss Talbot

Mrs. Bogacki 

Susan Talbot, MA Early Childhood Education, Certified Catechist, Archdiocesean Heart of the School Award 2008, ELL Endorsement 2016    stalbot@olc-school.org

Karen Bogacki, BA Elementary Education, Archdiocesean Distinguished Service Award 2012, Certified Catechist 2016     kbogacki@olc-school.org


Mark your calendars - We have a great line up for our presentations this year!

Ashley Adler, OLC's Speech Therapist from District 99 - The Gift of Language  November, 2016

Dr. Marie Masterson - Positive Parenting Success! January 25, 2017

Deb Bible - Literacy and Jolly Phonics  Thursday, April 27, 2017

Angelica Guzman - Young Children and Stress  Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Click on Parent Presentations to the left.

Welcome to 2017!

May, 2017

Early Release, Wednesday, May 3  All students dismiss at 2:10

Olympic Day, Friday, May 5 PK1 will represent the Philippine Islands.  Your child should wear yellow to represent the SUN and STARS on the Philippine flag.

Meeting with Director of Early Childhood for the Archdiocese, May 5 - Yes, that means I will not be present on Olympic Day.

Young Children and Stress, Wednesday May 10 - 5:30 light supper, 6 - 7 p.m. Presentation 

Wagner Farm trip, Monday, May 15 Dress for the weather.  We will be outside most of the day.

April, 2017

Dr. Rigg, Superintendent of the Archdiocese Catholic Schools visits Tuesday, April 11

Holy Thursday - April 13 - Participate in the remembrance of Jesus' Last Supper at your church

Good Friday - No School - April 14 - Commemorate the Agony in the Garden, the Trial of Jesus and his Death at your church

Easter - April 16

Easter break - April 13 - April 23 Enjoy your children and the new life that is abundant.

Parent Presentation - Literacy and Jolly Phonics - Thursday, April 27 5:30 light supper 6 - 7 pm presentation

March, 2017

March news can be found by clicking on Monthly News to the left.

Remember to register for next school year!

Dr. Seuss week - February 27-March 3

Early Dismissal - Wednesday, March 8

Field Museum trip - Thursday, March 16

Teacher In-Service, No School - Friday, March 17

February, 2017

Directions for making the Valentine is under monthly news, to the left.

Begin going to Mass - Tuesday, February 7

Disney on Ice - February 9

Teacher In-Service, No School - February 10

Valentine Exchange - Make 1 Valentine at home bring to class February 14

Parent Teacher Conferences 11:45 - 5:15 p.m. - February 17

President's Day, No School - February 20

Ash Wednesday - March 1

January, 2017

Activities to put on your calendars:

Monday, January 9  We are back in session

Wednesday, January 11 Early Release 2:10 dismissal

Monday, January 16 No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Saturday, January 21 SNOW BALL OLC Auction

*Parent-Teacher Conferences scheduled for Friday, January 27 MOVED to February 17

Sunday, January 29 OLC Open House start of Catholic Schools Week

December, 2016

Click on Monthly News to read PK1 newsletter, see important December dates and find out who our future builders are.

Thanks to all who came to hear Ms. Adler speak on language and ask questions.  Feel free to contact her at AAdler@cicd99.edu with additional questions or put a note in your child's communication envelope and I will make sure she gets it when she is in our building on Tuesday's.

Also, if you have not sent in your circus thank you note, please do so as soon as possible.

Did you children tell you how delicious the soup was?  Oh, my.  It was good!  Many children wanted to have a second serving and they ate that , too.  Don't let them tell you they don't like vegetables.

November, 2016

Click on Monthly News to read our newsletter

1 All Saints Day

2 All Souls' Day

2 Early Dismissal 2:10

4 Picture Re-takes

11 Veteran's Day - Fly your American Flag Remember our Veterans

22 Stone Soup Day

24 Thanksgiving Day - No School - 23 - 25

29 Parent Night - Ashley Adler - The Gift of Language

October, 2016

See your sleeping children, click on Our Daily Schedule to the left.

Click on Monthly News, to the left, to read more and see our newsletter.

Dates to Remember

4 Fall Picture Day - Wear Sunday Best - No jeans

5 Early Dismissal

6 Parent-Teacher Conferences

7 No School - Teacher In-Service

11 Vision and Hearing Screening

17 Monday - Apple Orchard Trip - We made apple sauce in September.  See the photos in Children in Action.

September, 2016

9 September 
Click on Children in Action to see the photos that are up on the wall in the hall ...  Here are my hands for ... 

This week - 
A case of World's Finest Chocolate will be coming home on the 13th.  

1 September  
If this is your first time to our PK1 page, I hope you find the information I choose to share helpful, informative and another way to connect with your children. 

Click on Monthly News to view our September newsletter.  Enjoy.