Announcements

January 21, 2022

Dear Families,


Thank you all for making the time for conferences. I enjoyed talking with all of you regarding your child’s progress. The children are growing strong! Thanks be to God and your parenting!


This week we delved into Winter a bit with making snow dough, learning about snowflakes and talking about the meaning of pairs. We read the book, One, Two, One Pair! By Bruce McMillan. Then colored a pair of mittens. They are beautiful. They are displayed in the hallway of our school. We read the book, Snowflake Bentely by Jacqueline Briggs. In the book we see, there are six sides to a snowflake and they are all different. The children were able to reinforce what they know about the kinds of shapes and use them to make their own snowflakes. Then they counted how many shapes they used to make their snowflake.


Next week, the letter of the week is Ll. We will have Show and Tell on Thursday and Friday. I will send you an email the day before on what day your child will present. Also, the preschoolers are preparing for Catholic Schools’ Week. It starts on January 31 to February 4. We host Red, White and Blue Day to honor our country and those in active Military Service and our Veterans. If you or another family member is either in active Military Service or a Veteran please send Mrs. Plante a picture of you or your family member. Please state the name and service. Mrs. Plante’s email is aplante@sfxacushnet.com.


Every year she creates a beautiful slide show to honor our Military. Those that “Stand Beside Her” and those that protect us. Our students honor our country by learning patriotic songs. Our class is learning God Bless America and This Land is Your Land. I will video record our class singing and performing American Sign Language(ASL ) of This Land is Your Land. We are blessed to have Mrs. Douglass, who knows (ALS) and will be teaching the children ( ASL ) of these two songs. There are many special days during Catholic Schools’ Week so keep your eyes out for the School Email which will state the week’s schedule.


Our classroom is in need of disinfectant wipes. I have counted and we have enough for the next two weeks. There are approximately 16 more weeks of school. If each family could buy one large container of disinfectant wipes we will have enough to last the rest of the year. Your help is appreciated and needed. We use them to wipe our tables, chair backs, and all high touch areas of the classroom. Lastly, if full- day friends could bring in a pair of crocs or hard sole slippers, to use in the classroom after outdoor play, it is greatly appreciated. Winter and Spring bring lots of wet weather which creates a lot of mud. These easy slip-on shoes are well suited to work in the classroom and can be worn outdoors in the event we need to leave the classroom quickly.


Thank you for your participation in the National Honors Society fundraiser today. Your support is greatly appreciated. I hope you all have a safe and joyful weekend.

Ms Cordeiro and Mrs. Douglass








Announcements

January 10, 2022

We had a successful return to school this past week. I hope you all enjoyed the snow day. We can have Show and Tell for the children that could not present on Friday due to the Snow Day . They can bring in something to present the letter Ii on Tuesday. I will send out an email to these families.

This week is Vocation/Career Week. We have some informative presentations from some of our families. Here is a list of our presentations.

The Berube Family- Pharmacist

The Ciano Family- Caretaker for Dogs

The Maxwell Family- ESL Educator

Father Ryan Healey- Priesthood

The Skaar Family- Scalloper/Fisherman

Thank you all so much for taking the time out to create and schedule a presentation. This is interesting to the children and an effective method for them to learn.

Our letter of the week is Kk for king. We will talk about how the 3 Wise Men or Kings visited Jesus. We call this the Epiphany. The days the children present are Thursday and Friday. I will send out an email to let you know what day your child presents.

This Friday, January 14, it is Pajama Day. We are thinking about Dr. Martin Luther King 's Dream of an end to racism in our country. Our Scholastic reader, Let's Find Out, always presents age appropriate information for our preschoolers and Pre-K learners. We will learn a bit about him and his dream and how we can help to make it happen. Dr. Martin Luther King loved God and His law, to love others as yourself. He knew we all were made in his image and likeness. Let's plant the seeds of love for one another in our children with Dr. Martin Luther King's dream of peace.

Lastly, thank you for signing up for the Parent-Teacher conferences. This past week I have enjoyed checking in with these families and I look forward to the upcoming conferences and communicating with you via Google Meet. I will send out Google Meet links just before your scheduled time.

I hope you have a safe and joyful week.

In Christ,

Ms Cordeiro

December 22, 2021

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thank you all very much for your thoughtful gifts and cards. Your kind, thoughtful gifts have brought much joy to Mrs. Douglass and I. It has been very busy in the classroom. The children have worked and played hard. We were able to help the children complete their parent gifts with the help of Mrs. Vigeant. Her presence in our classroom has been loving and helpful to all. Thank you Mrs. Vigeant.

When we return we will be on the letter J for Jesus! We will have Show and Tell on Thursday, January 7, and Friday, January 8. I will email you your child's day to present his or her Show and Tell.

Please scroll to December 10 Announcement below and then scroll down to see the confirmed Parent - Teacher Conferences. If you have not yet sent me two dates and times that work for your schedule, please send to me. Then I can confirm your date and time with you via email. We will be set to return to our New Year.

Mrs. Douglass and I pray you all have a joyful, and safe, Christmas Break. We are looking forward to spending time with our families too. Then we all can be refreshed to start the New Year of 2022.

God Bless you and yours,

Ms Cordeiro and Mrs. Douglass

December 17, 2021

Dear Families,

The children had a very busy week with all our gift and mural making, learning about the letter Ii, and of course continued learning of cooperating and working together as a class family. I do have only a few pictures this week from the children working on creating our Sledding Hill for our mural.

Next week, we will not have letter of the week. We will be finishing up our Christmas projects. We will continue with the letter Ii with having Ii available at the easels for painting. We will make some crystals as well.

This Thursday in the yellow folder and also this Friday in the yellow folder I sent a hard copy of the upcoming January Parent- Teacher Conferences. Please take a look at the schedule. Then write in two dates and times that work for you. I will confirm your date and time via email. If there is not a date or time that works for your schedule, please let me know via email or write it on the hard copy of the schedule. Then return to the yellow folder for your child to bring here for me. Then I will contact you and we can set up a date and time that works best for both of us.

In addition to Parent -Teacher conferences in last week's Announcement it stated we will be having Career Week January 10 to the 14. This is a nice week, for home to school connections. Please let me know if you can share your time and talent with our class by telling them about your Career. The Ciano Family have offered to either Google Meet or create a short video about Mrs. Ciano's work with dogs. Thank you very much Mrs. Ciano. I am hopeful we may have at least two more volunteers to enrich our children.

Finally, the children worked very to create a joyful sledding scene for our classroom window. I am hoping that you can stop by the school this Sunday, December 19 at 4pm for the Holiday Stroll. We will be offering hot chocolate, some light displays, a tree lighting at 5 and then the children at the school will sing Christmas Carols. The preschoolers will start the Christmas Carols after the tree lighting. I hope to see you all there!

I hope you all have a joyful weekend. Remember this week's virtue for Advent is Love. We contemplate on God's Great Love Us to send His Son, Jesus.

God Bless you and yours,

Ms Cordeiro

Announcement for December 10, 2021

Dear Families,


The children were so well behaved at Mass this week. It was beautiful to see them listen to Father and the prayers during Mass. You all would have been so pleased with them. I know Mrs. Douglass and I were very proud of them.


Thank you for your support in having the children bring in their snow pants and boots. It made for a special time of outdoor play.

Next week the letter of the week is Ii for icicles! We will start work to create our Christmas Mural as well. It is to be displayed on Sunday, December 19 at the Holiday Stroll,which starts at 4 and ends at 6pm. There will be some festive light displays, hot chocolate, yard games and a time for the preschoolers to sing one of the Carols they learned this year. There will be more information coming soon, regarding this family event.


In regards to celebrating Christmas, we will have some games on Wednesday, December 22. The children can bring in Christmas cards for their classmates. They can start bringing in the cards when they are available. Each of the children colored their own Christmas Stocking to hold the cards. Also, due to the COVID restrictions, we cannot have families bring in a treat for the children but the children can bring a Party in a Bag. Information about the Party in a Bag went home in the Friday Folder. It states what goes into the bag. Please see that your child brings their Party in a Bag to school by Tuesday, December 21.


Finally, January brings parent-teacher conferences and Career Week. Below I have some dates and times available for each of you to sign up. Please let me know two days and times that work best for your schedule. I will confirm your date and time. If there is no date or time that works for your schedule please let me know via email. I will then get in touch with you and we can figure out a date and time that works best for both of us.


Career Week starts on January 10 and ends January 14. This week we look at some different types of Careers and do a small activity that pertains to the career. Please let me know if you would like to create a video about your career or visit the children via Google Meet to talk with them about your career. You can read a book to the children and then tell them a little bit about your work. For example, last year my friend, an Equestrian Trainer, created a video for the children that viewed the farm where she works. She had someone record her training on her horse and recorded her grooming her horse. Another parent sent in a video of being a school counselor. It spoke about one aspect of being a counselor is to help students decide what college they would like to attend.


Please let me know if you can donate your time and talent to the children. I can help with researching a craft activity or game that can go along with your career.

Lastly, we are all getting some Christmas Baking done. If you happen to have a empty cylinder salt container, please send in to me. I have 12 as of now and am hoping that, by the end of January, I may have enough for one for each of my students. I am hoping to have the children decorate and use as a drum.


I hope you all have a joyful, safe, weekend. Try to attend Mass with your family this weekend. Saint Francis Xavier has Masses on Saturday at 4pm and Sunday at 8am and 10:30.

In Christ,

Ms Cordeiro and Mrs. Douglass


January 4, 2021

3:15 Cabral Family

3:30 Smith Family

3:45 Cohn

4:00 Adams

January 5, 2021

3:15 open

3:30 Berube Family

3:45 Alves Family

4:00 Arruda

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

3:15

3:30 Jacintho Family

3:45

4:00 Duarte Family

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

3:15

3:30

3:45

4:00 Goncalves Family


Tuesday, January 18, 2022

3:15

3:30

3:45

4:00

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

3:15

3:30

3:45

4:00



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Announcements

November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear Families,

We had a busy short week. The children enjoyed the STEM cranberry activities and learning a little of the history about the origin of Thanksgiving Day. The children learned that cranberries can be water harvested. They "harvested" some cranberries and then took their harvest to thread the cranberries on a string. The next day we used the the dried cranberries to see if they would sink or float in different types of liquid. I have posted some pictures of our learning from this week on the Classroom Photos page on our site.

Today, our class received from Saint Vincent de Paul Society a Advent Family that we will be praying for during the the season of Advent .Please continue to pray for this family at home and consider to donate a gift card for this family. The gift cards can be from the grocery store, pharmacy, and a department store like, Target and Walmart. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Please send the gift cards in an envelope labeled with your child's name. Then place in their home to school folder. We are accepting gift cards till December 10.


Next week the letter of the week is Gg for God, Georgia, and Grayson! Please help your child find, draw, or make something that starts with the letter Gg. Show and Tell days are Thursday, December 2 and Friday, December 3. I will send an email on what day your child brings in his or her Show and Tell item. Also, we will be learning about the season of Advent.

We started an introduction about Advent, this week. The children made a paper Advent Wreath to bring home. This is a home to school activity. Please hang in an area of your home that the family can see it and the children can "light" a candle each week. The Advent Wreath helps us to prepare for Jesus' Birthday. There are three candles that are purple and one pink. The first two candles bring to mind the hope and peace of knowing God, the Father, sent His son, Jesus, to save us . The third candle is pink. Its meaning is Joy. We are Joyful in knowing God sent His son for us. The last candle is Love. We know God loves us because He gave us His son so we could have eternal life.

We will be learning a little bit about the season of Advent in the coming weeks. That it is a time to prepare and think about Jesus and His birthday!

Finally, each year I have the children make a simple ornament using Crayola Molding Clay. If there is a family that would like to donate a box of it to our classroom, it is greatly appreciated. I can ask around for a coupon as well to help with the cost. The box contains four packages. I can get 3 ornaments from each package. That is 12 children. I believe I have a couple packages in my closet that I can use for the children's ornaments as well. If you are able to donate, please email me. Thank you very much in advance to you all for your support in our endeavors to enrich your children's interest in learning.

Happy Thanksgiving!

In Christ,

MS Cordeiro and Mrs. Douglass


November 18, 2021

Dear Families,

Looking forward to having our STEM cranberry activities next week. Thank you to the families that donated the Crasins and fresh cranberries for these activities. There will be no letter of the week due Thanksgiving Break.


Today the children painted a plate to make into the Mickey Mouse emblem. They had to cut two circles for the ears. This is no easy task when your three and four. However, they all have been working very hard with creating many cutting activities. Their black circles came out great! Also we enjoyed our time with our friend, Freya.

This week, Mrs. Douglass and I have started formal assessments. These are used in addition to our daily work with your child, to help us see how your child is understanding the activities we do each day.

Finally, this weather can change quickly to colder temperatures, please pack in your child's backpack a hat and a pair of mittens or gloves. Then the children can have them when needed. We hope you all have a restful, joyful, and safe weekend.

God Bless you and your families,

Ms Cordeiro and Mrs. Douglass




Announcement

November 12, 2021

Dear Families,

Next week the letter of the week is F for Family. The children will be making a letter F activity that has them make each person in their family. As the holidays approach, it is a nice time to talk about our families. Also there is No School on Friday, November 19, due to Professional Development. Thursday Show and Tell friends can bring their Show and Tell for the letter Ff on Wednesday, November 17. Then Friday Show and Tell Friends can bring their show and tell on Thursday, November 18. We are celebrating our friend, Jacob's 4th Birthday on Thursday and Mickey Mouse's birthday too. The children can dress down in black and red, or wear a Mickey Mouse shirt or Disney character shirt to school. All the children will be able to get a prize from the prize box. We have filled up the kindness jar again! So happy for them.

Thank you for all your support

Ms Cordeiro and Mrs. Douglass

Announcement

Nov 5, 2021


Dear Families,


We have had a nice start to November with the All Saints’ Day Celebration! Thank you to all the families that took part in having their child dressed as a Saint. Those that did not dress up still had a very special day.


Mrs. Douglass has put in your child’s home to school folder the artwork and information about our fundraiser with Original Artwork. Please make some time to read the information and consider having your child’s art made into a gift for someone special.


Next week our letter of the week is Ee for our friends, Evelyn and Eli, and for elephant! We will still have Friday Friends present on Friday. The students that present on Thursday can present on Wednesday. The children that present on Wednesday are Eli, Evelyn, Freya, Jacob, Georgia, Christian, Grayson, and Madison,


Mrs. Douglass and I have some cranberry centers planned for Monday, November 22, and Tuesday, November 23. If you can donate a bag of fresh cranberries or Crasins please email me to let me know. Your help is greatly appreciated.


We hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Ms. Cordeiro and Mrs. Douglass










Announcements

October 29, 2021

Dear Families,


Next week there will be no Show and Tell. We will be focusing on All Saints' Day, Jesus' Church, and the month of November. We will resume Show and Tell the following week for the letter, Ee. The children that present on Thursday can present on Wednesday, November 10. This is because we have No School on Thursday, November the 11, due to Veteran's Day. The Friday, November 12, will remain with the usual children presenting.

Thank you for all your support in bringing candy for this Friday's Halloween Dance. It means so much to all of us.

Reminder that Monday, November 1, is All Saints' Day. Please dress your child up as a Saint. We have talked about the Fatima Children, Jacinta, Lucia, and Francisco. Our children can dress up as one of them. Also here is a webpage from Catholic Icing with ideas on Saint Costumes.

The children did go home on Thursday, October 28, with a prize from the prize box. We all earned a prize because we filled the Kindness Jar. To earn a jewel for the Kindness Jar the children show acts of kindness and complete the procedures in our classroom, the first time. We are working on filling up the jar again for another special event.

Last and most important is the wonderful news that our friend, Chace, has returned back to school. He is doing very well and we are keeping him and all of our friends in our prayers.

Praise God in all things! God Bless you and your families,

MS Cordeiro and Mrs. Douglass


October 22, 2021

Dear Families,

A big Thank You to the Acushnet Fire Department. We enjoyed their visit. We learned a lot about all the tools they use to put out a fire. We learned about the protective gear they wear and how to exit your home in the event of a fire.


Next week the letter of week is Dd for dinosaur! Please have your child draw, make, or find something that starts with Dd. For your child’s Show and Tell day either Thursday, October 28 or Friday, October 29. I will email you a reminder email.

As the school calendar states next Friday, October 29, is a half-day dismissal at 11:30. If you need extended care it is offered up to 2pm. Your child can have school lunch as well.


Friday, October 29, is the 8th Grade Halloween Dance. A notice was sent home on October 15. It is a fun time for all and a great way to raise funds for the 8th grade’s Graduation Festivities. Please consider to come and join in the Spooktacular Time!

Thank you,

MS Cordeiro and Mrs. Douglass





October 15,2021

Dear Families,

This four day week was busy with creating pumpkins for the festive Autumn Season and the letter Pp. The children drew a pumpkin starting with an oval shape. Then added on to each side of the oval a half circle shape. They continued to add a half circle shape to each side to build a big pumpkin. Then they painted it mixing the colors red and yellow to make orange. These gorgeous pumpkins will adorn our hallway wall for the annual 8th Grade Halloween Celebration on Friday, October 29. Please plan to come to visit that evening. There will be more information on this event in your families' yellow Friday Folder.

Next week's letter is Cc. Please have your child bring in something starting with Cc on either Thursday or Friday. A reminder email will be sent to you for your child's day. Also, Friday, October 22, we have the Acushnet Fire Station visiting.

The Acushnet Fire Station will visit Small Wonders, PreK 3/4 and PreK 4, between 9-9:30 to 10 . They will talk to us about fire safety. Then the children will get a chance to see up close the Fire Truck.

Another up and coming school event is All Saints' Day, November 1. Please start thinking about and talking to your child about dressing in costume as a Saint. Visit Catholic Icing.com for some good costume ideas. In the classroom, we started talking about the Saints. I am hoping it will help in deciding on a costume.

Lastly, but definitely not least, the children helped to create a large heart to send to our friend, Chace. He is recuperating from surgery and is doing well. We miss him and want him to know we are praying for his recovery. Please continue to pray for Chace and his family at home.

There are prayers and songs the children are learning on the prayer and songs page. Also there are some new pictures on the Classroom Pictures and an update on the Weekly Wrap-up Page. Enjoy, checking out our classroom activities.

We hope you have a safe and happy weekend.

Ms Michelle Cordeiro and Mrs. Douglass


October 8, 2021

Dear Families,

We hope you all have a wonderful, and safe weekend. Next week the letter of the week is Pp for pumpkin. Please help your child find, draw, or make something starts with Pp. Thank you to the families that met with me this past Tuesday. I have enjoyed speaking with you. I look forward to speaking to the remainder of our families on Tuesday, October 19.

The rest mats went home this Friday to be washed. Please return on Tuesday, October 12, in a reusable grocery bag. Then we can keep the rest mats from touching other friends' mats.

There are some pictures of the children working on Our Classroom Pictures page. Please take a look.

Thank you for all your support,

God bless you and your families,

Ms Cordeiro and Mrs. Douglass

October 4, 2021


Dear Families,


This week brings us to October. Wow! That went by fast! We have been observing and talking about the changes taking place outdoors. Some children are finding leaves that have already changed their color to Autumn Colors. We have read the book, It’s Fall, by Linda Glaser. It talks about how in Fall we rake our leaves to make piles and then jump in them. We can find acorns on the ground. Please encourage your child to find some Fall changes and bring them to school. Also in the month of October we start to talk about Jesus’ friends, the Saints. This will get us ready for our All Saints’ Day Celebration. It takes place on November 1.

Next week the letter of the week is Bb. Please help your child find, draw, or make something that starts with Bb. Then bring the item to school for Show and Tell on their day, which is either Thursday or Friday. I will send out emails to remind you. Thank you to the families I met with last week regarding their child’s start to the school year. I am looking forward to meeting with all of you in the upcoming weeks. Here is the link to October's Lunch Menu. Please print out and highlight the items you would like your child to have for lunch. Then return to school in your child's home folder. https://www.sfxacushnet.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Lunch-Menu-October-2021.pdf


God Bless you and your family,

Ms. Cordeiro






September 24, 2021

Dear Parents,

We had a busy week of continued learning of classroom procedures. As they are entering the classroom, they are learning to move the person with their name on it on a magnetic board from home to the other side that states at school. Then they unpack their own backpack and put their lunch box on the lunch bench and home folder in their cubby. The last step of unpacking is putting their backpack on their hook in the closet. After unpacking, they can make a choice to play with classmates by moving another person with their name it, on the choice board, to the area they want to go and play. It might not sound like much. However, it really is when you’re a preschooler. They are coming along and I can see the improvement just after 13 days of school.

This week we learned we are in the season of Fall. On Wednesday we read a book about how the seasons change throughout the year. In the big book, Changes, by Marjorie N. Allen, and Shelley Rotner, we saw how in nature the Summer’s green trees change to colorful Autumn or Fall Trees. The start of Fall begins many new and exciting projects and activities too. Next week’s letter of the week is Aa for apple. On Tuesday, September 28, starts Zoom meetings. These meetings are simply check-ins to inform you of your child’s progress. It allows for you to share any questions or concerns with me. Please let me know via email, if you are available to meet with me. I have posted the dates and times available. Please check out these dates and times and send me an email that states the date and time. I will then get back to you to confirm. If Tuesdays do not work for your schedule please let me know via email. Then we can work on scheduling a Zoom meeting on another day.

September 28, 2021

3:30 Smith Family

3:45 Adams Family

4:00 Maxwell Family

4:15 Amaral Family


October 5, 2021

3:30 Duarte Family

3:45 Cabral Family

4:00 Alves Family

4:15 Arruda Family


October 12, 2021

3:15 Pio Family

3:30 Cohn Family

3:45 Goncalves Family


October 19, 2021

3:15 Jacintho Family

3:30 Ciano Family

3:45 open


Thank you for all your support,

MS Cordeiro and Mrs. Douglass











September 17, 2021

Announcement


Dear Families,

The children are learning the procedures well. We have been learning about our students in our everyday activities. Next week, we will start Show and Tell. The letter of the week is Mm for Mary. We will have Show and Tell on two days because of the 3/4 split. I will send you an email what day your child can bring in something for the letter of the week. Also next week, we are celebrating our first birthday of one of our students. Our friend, Evelyn, celebrates her birthday on Monday, September 20. Her family offered to bring in an individually wrapped snack for each of the children. Finally, the children are taking home their rest mats to be washed and returned next week. Please take a look at the Weekly Wrap-up page on our classroom page. Just click the menu drop bar to the right to find the page. We hope you have a great weekend.

God Bless you and yours,

Ms. Michelle Cordeiro and Mrs. Olive Douglass


September 10, 2021

Announcement

Dear Families,

Thank you for all your support. Mrs. Douglass and I had a great first week with our class. We have enjoyed getting to meet and work them. Please continue to send in your child's water bottle each day. Please take a look at the September Lunch Calendar for next week. Then email me your child's daily menu. Then I can put the selection in each morning. I do have two families that printed out the Lunch Menu and then highlighted the lunch choice for each day. Then put the calendar in their child's folder to come back to school. I have the link to the lunch menu enclosed. https://www.sfxacushnet.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Lunch-Menu-Sept-2021.pdf


Looking forward to another great week for us next week.

God Bless you and yours,

Ms Michelle Cordeiro



September 3, 2021

Announcement

Looking forward to our first day!

Thank You !!! so very much for all the love and support with getting your child's belongings here for their first day and for all the wish list supplies that we will be using in our curriculum throughout our year! We are so blessed !

Reminders for our first day on September 7.

8:15 Late Arrival for first day. This is to eliminate the bustling experience of our whole school arrival on their already a bit nervous, first day of school.


Pack in backpack - water bottle, snack, lunch, extended care snack ( if staying extended care) completed forms ie. immunization forms, extended care forms, emergency call information forms.

We are a peanut and tree free school- please remember when packing snacks and lunches.

School Supplies- change of clothes- art shirt ( if these belongs have not already been brought to school)

Notes on Lunch and Extended Care

Lunch- full--day friends please email your child's preference for lunch. You can look at the Lunch Calendar and tell me the lunch choice for the whole week. I have provided the link to the link to the September Lunch Menu. https://schools.mealviewer.com/school/StFrancisXavierElementarySchool


Extended Care - Please let me know if your child is staying for extended care via email and possibly the time and who will be picking them up. Then I can relay this information to Extended Care personnel.

Dismissal - please park in school parking lot and walk over to playground area.

Bring your license.

Thank you and God Bless you and yours,

Ms. Michelle Cordeiro and Mrs. Olive Douglass






Welcome Preschool Families!

I am so happy to start a new year with you all. I am looking forward to seeing you on September 7. This is a late start at 8:15. This is so the preschoolers can enter the school on their first day without the other incoming student family. Please remember to have your child bring a morning snack and a water bottle. The snack is a healthy snack that can be fruit, crackers, cheese, yogurt and with a juice box or simply the water in their water bottle. We do have school lunch available. If you want your child, to have the school lunch simply email me the night before or in the morning. Last year, I had some families that looked at the School Lunch Calendar and let me know each week, what their child would have each day of that week. If your child is staying for extended care, please be sure to email me and let me know. All families, should complete the Extended Care form that is in the folder you received regardless if you will be using Extended Care or not. Please complete the other forms you received as well such as the Immunization, Emergency Contact, ie.



Lastly, if your schedule allows please try to bring your child's supplies to school before the start of Preschool, Tuesday, September 7. There was an All School Email that went out today with the schedule for the drop offs. The days are Monday, August 30, 9:30 to 11:30 and on Tuesday, August 31 9:30 -3:30.

I have been working on the set up of our room. It brings me joy to know soon my students will be here to enjoy this classroom. I am so please to announce as well that our classroom has a new teacher's assistant. Her name is Mrs. Olive Douglass. I am sure you have read about her in the other All School Emails. She comes to our school family with a loving and caring attitude and a wealth of experience and education.

I will use this classroom webpage to announce upcoming events and information about our school and classroom. Right now it is a work in progress because we have students that have various daily attendance. I am thinking as of now our first Show and Tell will be September 23 for the letter Mm. We will be speaking about Mary, Jesus' mother at the start of school. As always, if you need to contact me please email me at mcordeiro@sfxacushnet.com. I will be sure to get back to you within 24 hours or less. Also, if you would rather me call you, please email me that you would like to have me call you.

Thank you,

Ms Michelle Cordeiro







June 4, 2021

Dear Families,

Today was a Fantastic Friday! The children really enjoyed the Fun Run! I did too! They all did great! It was nice that it was over-cast today and not too cold. We enjoyed ice pops and celebrated our friend, Nole's, birthday! I will post some pictures later today and will send you an email when they are up on this web page.

Next week, we will start the week thinking about our Lord, Jesus, in the Eucharist. This Sunday, is the Feast of Corpus Christi. We have the opportunity to pray before the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesday too. After we will create using construction paper in different shapes a replica of a Monstrance with the Eucharist, our Lord Jesus.

Our last day of school is Thursday, June 10. Miss Dandurand and I have planned an active outdoor play day. Please keep nice weather in your prayers. If not, we know how to bring the show indoors. Your child went home with a document stating the dress for the day and what items to pack in your child's backpack. Dismissal is at 2:20 our last day. Our half-day friends are more than welcome to stay the full-day.

Here is information regarding the dress and what to pack for your child for our last day of school. Dress: play clothes Backpack: hat, sunscreen, change of clothes, water shoes or old pair of sneakers. Please do not pack sandals. They can get caught on the playground equipment and cause an accident. Mask for indoor viewing of slide show, home lunch, snack, let me know if their getting school lunch, lastly water bottle.

May 28, 2021

Next week, Show and Tell is Thursday, June 3, for our final letter, Zz. Please have your child find, make, or draw something that starts with Zz. Then send me a picture by Wednesday, June 2. I am not having Show and Tell on Friday, June 4, because it is the Booster-thon Run. Finally, thank you to all the families that have registered their child and have sponsors for the Booster-thon. If you have not registered your child, you still can at funrun.com. Then follow the prompts to register. We only have 8 more days left of preschool.

I will be sending you information regarding our Celebration Day. It will be our last day of school on Thursday, June 10.




May 21, 2021

Dear Families,

We had a beautiful week to enjoy the outdoor space to get some exercise and sun! A big thank you to you all for always providing water bottles for your children. We are refilling more now with the warmer weather. Next week, the letters of the week are Xx and Yy. Please send me a picture of your child with a drawing of something that starts with Xx and Yy by Thursday, May 27. Also, next Tuesday May 25, starts the Boosterthon. It is fun way to raise monies for the school. Please start thinking of family and friends that can sponsor your child in the run on June 4. I will have some class incentives for the children such as if we all get 3 sponsors by Friday, May 28, we will have a freeze pop snack. I have other incentives in mind as well and will keep you posted.

Please take a look at our Weekly Photo post. There are pictures of the children with their self-portraits from the Circle of Grace activity and some pictures of the children painting their drawings of Mary, our Blessed Mother.

Thank you for all your support. I wish you all a happy, safe weekend!

Michelle Cordeiro





May 14, 2021

Dear Families,

Ascension Thursday on the school grounds was beautiful. It was very special to celebrate Mass with the class. I don't think they all had my sentiment about attending Mass. LOL!

Next week our letters of the week are Vv and Ww. We will have Show and Tell on Friday, May 21. Also, I will start the lesson of Circle of Grace on Monday. A reminder the children need glue sticks. We used all of our glue sticks you sent in at the beginning of the year. I had some from last year and we used those up too. We used all the hand soap supplies as well. If each family could send in one bottle of hand soap, and two to three glue sticks we will have enough for the children for the remainder of the year. Thank you very much to the families that have already sent in the requested glue sticks and hand soap.

I am hopeful that the weather remains dry for a few more days. Then we can take another trip to the brook at LaPalme Farm. I have not been going because of the abundance of ticks recently. I will let you know, if and when we do take another trip.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Ms Michelle Cordeiro



May 7, 2021

Dear Families,

Next week, we will have two letters of the week. Monday and Tuesday is the letter Tt. Wednesday and Thursday the letter Uu. We will have Show and Tell on Friday, May 14 for both Tt and Uu. Please have your child make, draw, or find something that with these letters. Then send to me as soon as possible.

We are in need of hand soap and glue sticks. Please send in a bottle of hand soap. If every family sends in one bottle we should make it to the end of the school year. We used all our glue sticks. I had some from last year and we used those too. We are a busy group! Please send in 2 glue sticks for your child.

This Friday in the Friday Folders I put the last Scholastic Book Order Form in them. If you would like to purchase books for your child there are some good books in the flyer. Also, on the Scholastic Website there are other flyers that you can purchase other books.

Please take a look at our weekly wrap-up and then our photo page as well.

Thank you for your support,

Ms Michelle Cordeiro


May 3 , 2021

Dear Families,

This week are letter is Ss. Show and Tell is on Friday, May 7 . Please send in a picture of your child with something that starts with Ss, as soon as possible. Also, we are working on our Mother's gifts and finishing up our Mother's Day cards.

May brings awareness of our own Mom's and all the love they give us. It is dedicated to our spiritual Mom, our Blessed Mother Mary. The children will be praying a decade a day with me and with our school family in the morning.

Wednesday the children can dress down and wear pink. In memory of our dedicated Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Ledoux, because May 5 is her birthday. There is a free will donation to her scholarship fund but it is not necessary in order to dress down and wear pink.

I hope you all have a successful and joyful week.

Ms Michelle Cordeiro


April 26, 2021

Looking forward to our last quarter together! We have much to embrace in the upcoming weeks, continued caring and growth of the tadpoles, Mother's Day, learning more about our Blessed Mother and Jesus 's love for us . The class will be able to express their learning in art, play, and in music. Also, we will continue our learning of some songs we've been singing throughout the year. In anticipation, of our end of the year celebration. The date and time will be announce soon.

Show and Tell is on Friday, April 30. The letter is Rr. Please send a picture of your child with something that starts with Rr by Thursday, April 29. They can find a toy, or game, that starts with Rr. Also,make or draw something that starts Rr.

Thank you!


April 9, 2021

Happy Easter!

Alleluia! Jesus, has Risen!

We have had an exciting return to school! The Easter Bunny did visit our classroom and left us some treats. Our frog spawn was pretty much gone but the tadpoles hatched and are swimming all over in the tank! The children truly had team work in completing our mission to solve our secret message. As Grant and Roisin took turns to tell Nole and Charlie the numbers. Nole found the letters that corresponded on the letter and number wheel. We learned our mission was to find our message out in the elementary playground. It was so cool to find the envelope in an area where we found budding Daffodils which are now in full bloom!

In the children's folders is a notice on the Circle of Grace program. Please take the time to read over and sign and return to school on Monday.

This morning we did have an exciting adventure on LaPalme Farm Trail. We discovered some algae, water bugs, and just fun romping in the stream. Please take a look at our Weekly Photos to get a glimpse of our adventure.

Next week our letter of the week is Qq. Please help your child find, draw, or make something that starts with Qq. Then send me a picture by Thursday, April 15. We will have Show and Tell on Friday, April 16.





March 26, 2021

Today the children did a reenactment of Palm Sunday. This week we read two books about Palm Sunday, Little Colt’s Palm Sunday by Michelle Medlock Adams and The Donkey that Know One Could Ride by Anthony DeStefano . These stories helped the children to learn about Jesus’ Passion and Resurrection the reason we celebrate Easter.

We started our Spring investigation last Friday with planting sunflower seeds. They are already sprouting! It is heartwarming to see the children interested and engaged in the growth of these seeds. We ended off this Letter Pp week with planting more seeds. This time we chose to plant some veggies. We planted carrots, radishes, and lettuce. Thank you to the Smith Family, Grant’s family , for donating the organic soil.

This project is helpful to learn Life Sciences and all that goes with the investigation. I am finding it also helpful in teaching the children about Easter. I explained that is what happened when Jesus was laid in the tomb. He did not stay there but rose to life! The seed does not stay in the ground or even in the seed covering or shell. It grows out and becomes a new plant. It does not die. Just like Jesus’ Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Next week we will not have Show and Tell we will be focusing on Easter. Thank you to those families that have sent in clean, gallon, milk jugs. I look forward to helping the children make them into rabbit Easter Baskets. When we return from Easter Break they will see that the Easter Bunny visited our classroom.

Finally, I have emailed our families the schedule for Parent and Teacher Conferences. Please give me your first two choices. Then I will send you a confirmation of the date and time.

Thank you

Michelle Cordeiro


March 19,2021

Today the children brought home their green Friday Folder. There is information regarding Picture Day on Monday, March 22, and a sponsor log for the our Read - a- Thon Tracker. I am looking forward to our Read-a-Thon. The children are asked to at least read two books per day. I can read with the children at school one book. Please try to read the other book of your choice at home each night.

Also, we planted sunflower seed today for the start of Spring. We will care and watch these seedlings sprout to small plants. Expect to receive them around Mother's Day! organic Grant's family has donated organic soil so we can plant some lettuce and radishes. We have been talking for a few weeks of the arrival of Spring and Summer weather. How we can grow plants and get vegetables from them. We are excited about this new project. Then hope to have some yummy lettuce and radishes before we leave for Summer Vacation.

Our letter of the week is Pp for plants! Please help your child find, draw, or make something that starts with Pp. Then send me a picture by Wednesday, March 24. Then I can prepare a Google Slide for Friday, March 26.


March 12, 2021

Next week we welcome back our two friends, Bryce and Roisin! We are very much looking forward to their return to school. Bryce did come to share his birthday with us on Thursday! We all loved to see him and enjoyed the visit. There are two changes to our schedule next week. First, there is no school on Tuesday, March 16, it is a professional day. Second, dismissal for next week is at the preschool playground. Please park as normal along the driveway. Then walk over to the white fence. Miss Dandurand will be there and will let me know your there to dismiss your child.

Next week is Career Week for Show and Tell on Friday, March 19, the children can dress up as someone in a occupation that they would like to be when they grow-up. For example, they can dress up like a fireman, doctor, hair dresser, astronaut and then tell us something about the work of this occupation. Of course, it is very important to think about the talents that they have, that can help them do the work well. We will be talking about the talents that God gives us next week. That we are all made different. God is pleased with us when we use the talents He gave us.

Finally, Grade 8 is raising funds with their St. Patty's Day guessing jar. Please bring in a $1.00 or $ 2.00 to take a guess or two guesses or more! Help and have fun by trying your math skills with how many chocolate coins are in the jar! Also, here is the link to our school's out reach service for our Lenten almsgiving. Please consider participating. drive.google.com/file/d/1gcx1hkIW9Yqjzt2qD0OpeYd0c4abcY1K/view?usp=sharing

Thank you so much for all your support!

Michelle Cordeiro


March 5, 2021

Dear Families,

A big Thank You! to Mrs. Maldonado that kept the show on the road in my absence. The children had a nice time with her and did not miss a beat. The children and Mrs. Maldonado made my heart so happy Thursday morning, with a beautiful welcome back poster and a pretty, plant with purple flowers. Perfect for us and the Lenten Season.

Next week is Around the World Week. Show and Tell on March 12, your child is asked to pick any country in the world and tell us about it. Please fill out the Cultural Questionnaire in your child's Friday Folder. This is the guide to use for his or her Show and Tell Presentation. Your child may bring in something related to his or her chosen country. Please have the item in by Tuesday. Then I can put away in the closet to be used for the presentation. The cultural questionnaire needs to be returned on Thursday, March 11.

Around the World Week from March 8 to March 12 the class will learn each day a little bit about a different country. On each day, your child can dress down and wear the colors of that country's flag.

Monday- France- wear blue, white, and red

Tuesday- Portugal- wear red, green, and gold

Wednesday - China - wear red and yellow

Thursday - Mexico- wear green, red, and white

Friday- Italy- wear green, red, and white

Career Week is March 15 through March 19 the children will present what they want to be when they grow -up on Friday, March 19, Saint Joesph's Solemnity. Each child can dress up like a person in his or her chosen career. They can tell their classmates what they like about it , what God given talents they have, that will help them in this career. They can tell the class if there are any special tools or equipment they would need to help them in their work.

You are welcome to create a short video or present on Google classroom something about your culture. It could be teaching the children a song, or favorite cultural dessert, sharing a cultural story. This can be done with a video or we can set up a Google Classroom and you can join us there.

You are welcome to share with the class about your career as well with sharing a short video or joining us in a Google Classroom. Topics for sharing about your career are what you do, what you think is the best part of your career, are there any tools you use to help you in your career.

We are pretty flexible if you wanted to join in Google Meet and share your culture or share information about your career. Please send me an email if you are interested.

Thank you,

Michelle Cordeiro






March 1, 2021

Dear Families,

In my absence, Mrs. Maldonado is caring and facilitating the lessons for the children. Last week, they had a wonderful remaining of the week. She will start off this coming week. Please take time to view the pictures of the class enjoying their day with her in the Weekly Wrap-up and Weekly Photos strand in our menu bar.

This week, the letter of the week is Nn. Please help your child draw, make, or find something that starts with Nn. Then send me a picture by Wednesday, March 3. Then I can create the Google Slide to be used Friday Morning. This month we are continuing our Lenten Journey with daily reminders of positive Acts of Service. Below, I have included a link to each week's focus and ideas to implement.

Helpful Links

In the upcoming weeks, the Prek-4 program will highlight some interests in different countries and different careers. The week of March 7 through 13, in addition to letter of the week, Lent, our focus will be other countries. If you would like to enrich this week with creating a video on how to make a cultural dessert or meal, teach or share a tradition, send a link to a song for a cultural dance, please let me know. It would be nice to have some enrichment from the families in our classroom.

In addition, the week of March 14 to March 20 if you would like to share your profession with the class and create a video your help is most appreciated. Ideas for profession can be what tools you use in your work, if you wear a uniform, what service you provide, and of course what you like best about your work. Please send out and email to me if your are interested.

A reminder about the calendar change, March 16 there is no school due to professional development.

Lastly, it is the season of Lent, please look to the Lenten Calendar to incorporate some prayer and acts of service to help prepare us for Easter.

Thank you,

Michelle Cordeiro





Dear Families,

We had a nice return to school in the classroom. We made 100 days in school! Then were able to celebrate Valentine's Day. I find God helps me with teaching the children about His love for us and the church. This week we celebrate Saint Valentine. He was a priest. He was in prison for his belief of Jesus. He did not get down and out but continued to show love to others and teach about Jesus even in prison. He still taught about God's love for us to others and throughout the land. His letters were so much appreciated and happily anticipated that they became known as receiving a valentine. Valentines' Day is about love. The greatest love of all is God's love for each one of us.

His love continues as we start to prepare for Easter through the season of Lent. Ash Wednesday is February 17. Please considered attending Mass.

When we return at the end February, our letter of the week is Ll. Please send me a picture of your child with something that starts with Ll. I hope you have a great week.

In Christ,

Ms. Michelle Cordeiro




January 29, 2021



Dear Families,

As you may already know, next week is remote learning. I will send a Monday Schedule of Activities and would like to have Google Meets on Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30. If this time, does not work with your schedule please email me. I can create a video and schedule Google Meets in the afternoon. The Google Meets are read alouds and time for the children to talk to one another.

The Catholic Schools' Week activities are postponed for now. Our activities will be read alouds, handwriting letters, play dough math, and Let's Find Out. I sent home the children with the Let's Find Out magazine, name handwriting sheet, more paper for handwriting letter review, and a Math Activity for Winter Weather Lost and Found. I will be sending videos or incorporating them with the Google Meets. These activities are not mandatory to complete. Do what you can or want to complete. However, I do think that these activities help to continue the progress your child has already accomplished.

Thank you all for your support. Thank you for making time to meet with me these past two weeks. I enjoy talking to you about your child's progress. If you have any questions please email me, I will be checking my email more over the weekend.

Thank you,

Michelle Cordeiro




January 22, 2020

Dear Families,

Next week the letter of the week is Jj. Please send me a picture of your child with something that starts with Jj. We will be decorating our door for Catholic Schools's Week. The school theme is Disciples of Jesus and our school theme song is Jason Grey's Glow in the Dark. I invite you to look up this song. It is inspirational. It is surely a bright light in our times. I believe the children will enjoy some lively movement to its up beat rhythm.

Also, we will be dancing to an old patriotic song, This Land is Your Land to celebrate on Red, White, and Blue Day during Catholic Schools' Week starting January 31 through February 5. Please read carefully, the Weekly Friday News Email from Mrs. Russo. In it you will find information regarding this up coming week's events.

Thank you, for making time to meet with me. I am grateful for the talks I have had with all you thus far and looking forward to the upcoming Parent meetings next week.

I hope you have a great weekend,

Ms Michelle Cordeiro



January 15, 2021

Dear Families,

I am very grateful to my friend and colleague, Melissa Maldonado, that cared for the children and facilitated the children's lessons this week in my absence.

I am bless and so are the children to have a caring school family. I have posted the pictures that Mrs. Maldonado took of the children engaged in this week's activities. You can look at them on the Weekly Photo page. The children built their own houses for letter Hh. They demonstrated their learning of pairs by coloring patterns and designs on a pair of mittens.They had a great week with her. I am very happy I could end the week with them on Pajama Day!

Lastly, I will be sending out an email in regard to Parent and Teacher Meeting schedule. I look forward to talking to you about your child's progress. I am setting up appointment times for Tuesday, January 19,from 3:30 to 4:30 and Wednesday, January 20, from 3:30 to 4:30. The meetings will be 10-15 minutes.

Thank you all for your support,

Michelle Cordeiro




















November 20, 2020


Dear Families,


Thank you again for your support with our Mickey Mouse celebration. We had a nice day. The children seemed happy and engaged in the activities that were planned for the day.

Last week, the Original Artwork Flyer went home. It is the information about making gifts from a piece of your child’s artwork. The children’s watercolor artwork home went home this week. I have sent an email with the attached flyer about how to purchase gifts with your child’s artwork. You will need the watercolor art that was sent home. You take a picture of the artwork and then follow the instructions on the flyer to have the gift made with your child's art. If you have any issues please email me.

Next week we have two days in school to learn a little more about the first Thanksgiving and the upcoming season of Advent. We will not have the letter of the week.

Thank you to the administration here at Saint Francis Xavier and you, our families, that support extending Thanksgiving break to include Wednesday, November 25.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

In Christ,

Ms Cordeiro









November 13, 2020

Dear Families,

We had a nice week! We could not of had better weather, especially the first part of the week. The children and I did enjoy the weather and have spent extra time outdoors. While we still can, I like to take them outdoors to have snack out near Our Lady of Fatima Statue.

Next week, God willing we will reach 50 days in school! Our 50th day falls on Wednesday, November 18, which happens to be Mickey Mouse's Birthday. Miss Dandurand and I thought it would be nice to have a little of Disney fun in each of our classrooms. The children can wear a Mickey Mouse T-shirt or other Disney character T-shirt. We have a simple craft activity planned, number game, and are making a Mickey Mouse snack.

The snack is made from individually wrapped Oreo Cookies and a few of the mini Oreo cookies poured into a cup. These ingredients will be given to each student on their own wax paper place mat. Then each child will created their own Mickey Mouse treat with guided directions from me.

The letter of the week is Dd. Please send in a picture of your child with something that starts with Dd. Your child can draw a picture of something that starts with Dd as well. Please send in Show and Tell pictures by Wednesday, November 18.

Thank you and I hope you have a great weekend.



November 6, 2020

Dear Families,

Thank you for all your support. I am very grateful for Mrs. Maldonado and Mrs. Russo’s help in my absence last week. The children did not skip a beat due to their help.

Next week, there is no school on Wednesday, November 11, due to Veteran’s Day. In honor of Veteran’s Day I would like to honor family members that served in our Armed Forces. Please send me a picture of a family member that has served in either the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard. Please send it to me by Wednesday, November 11. I will make a simple Google Slide to honor them for Friday.

This past week, the weather on some days was more like Winter than Autumn. Yes, it was great to see the children in their winter coats and hats. I am teaching them to put their mittens in their hat and the hat in the sleeve of their coat. This helps with keeping everyone’s belongings together.

Please dress your child in layers for the upcoming cold weather months. I will be keeping two windows open in the classroom, during these months.

Please check your child’s backpack before they leave for school. Recently, there have been more toys brought from home. Yes, it is okay if your child brings a rest time, lovey, but please put in a gallon size Ziploc bag.

Finally, I want you all to know that the children were excellent at Mass this Thursday!

Thank you,

Ms. Cordeiro







October 23, 2020

Dear Families,


I know I say it every week but we have had a busy week! The children enjoy Choice Time in their day. It is right after Arrival,which includes unpacking, and Prayer. Once they finish Morning Work, the children can go to Choice Time. It is when they can choose where and what they want to play. We have had many extraordinary structures built in the Block Center. There is much going on with Babies. They are being dressed and taken to the doctors. Yes, the children have designed a car using the children’s table and chairs. Then they put the babies in the car seats and put them in the back seat. Yes, this is done with their own initiative. Of course, we have had many that want painting too.


Thank you to the Families I met with this week at the Zoom meetings. I am very happy I had the chance to catch up with you all. I am looking forward to next week’s Zoom meetings. I will send out a link to the meetings the night before.


Next week is a festive week. On Thursday, October 29, It is Can I Dress Down Day? This is when the children bring in a canned good for Saint Vincent de Paul food drive. Yes, the children can dress in orange, purple, black and green if they bring in a canned good. On Friday, October 30, Saint Francis Xavier School's tradition is to dress as a saint. Please have your child dress up as a saint. We will parade in the morning.


Catholic Icing is a website that has awesome and easy ideas for saint costumes. Please take a look at this web site. It will help you very much to help your child participate in the morning event. In the afternoon, we will celebrate Halloween with some very simple dance party ideas and counting activities. The children can wear comfortable clothes under their Saint Costumes. Then they can move and groove to some dance music!


Since we are not at school for Halloween. The children can send me a picture of themselves in their Halloween costume for Show and Tell. Mrs. Plante shared this idea with me and I think it is awesome!


Thank you I hope you have a great weekend

Michelle Cordeiro





Friday, October 16, 2020

Dear Families,

Today the children went home with their Friday Folders. In it is the information for about Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Fundraiser. Please read the blue information sheet regarding important information on submitting payment and dates to submit sales. Thank you very much for your support.

This weekend I will be submitting the Scholastic Book orders. If you wanted to purchase books, please put in order online at the Scholastic Book Club. Our classroom, code is H392H.

I would like to set up a Zoom meeting with all you to talk about any concerns or questions you may have about your child. The dates I will start these meetings are Tuesday, October 20, Wednesday, October 21, Monday, October 26 , Tuesday, October 27, and Wednesday, October 28. I only have two time slots for each day. The times are 3:30 and 3:50. Please send me an email and give me your first and second best date and time to have this meeting. Also,please let me know if these dates or times do not work for your schedule via email. I will contact you to see if there is another more suitable time for you.

Lastly, in today's all school email there is information regarding our traditional celebration of All Saints' Day on October 30. This day we dress like one of our favorite saints or a saint we have learned about or can understand. We have been talking a little about Our Blessed Mother, Mary, and her appearance in Fatima to the three children, Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco. Our children can choose to dress up as one of these saints. Traditionally, I have asked parents to look up a saint with their child and help them learn about he or she. Catholic Icing is a website that has great information and ideas to help your child learn and participate in this joyous and memorable celebration. Please take some time to go there to learn about some of her ideas.




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Friday, October 9, 2020

Dear Families,

I am very happy that we are able to be in school to Columbus Day weekend! We have been in school for 5 weeks, Yes! Please keep this intention in your prayers for healing for those suffering with COVID 19 and its end or immunization shot. Then we can remain in school. I am sure you all have this intention in your prayers.

This week the children are bringing home their Friday Folders with their school pictures. They came out very cute. I am sending home the children's change of clothes because the clothing needs to be updated for colder weather.

Please take a look at the Weekly Wrap Up on our menu. It will tell you about some of the activities we did this week.

Next the letter of the week is Aa. Please send in a picture of your child with something that starts with Aa by Wednesday, October 14.


Friday, October 2, 2020

We are starting our first Fund Raiser this Friday. The information is in your child's Friday Folder.

Next week we will start the letter of the week. It is Mm for Mary. We have been speaking of our Blessed Mother, Mary in the classroom. So it is a good connection for the children. Show and Tell on Friday for letter Mm. Please take picture of your child with something that starts with Mm and send to me via email by Wednesday, October 7.

Please click on the menu bar and click on Weekly Wrap-up to learn more about our activities this week.

I hope you have a nice weekend.

Ms. Cordeiro



Friday, September 25, 2020


This week marked the beginning of Fall. We are reading books in the classroom on how some trees’ leaves change color in the Fall. We are documenting the change with creating Summer Trees. Then when the leaves start to turn colors, we will make Fall Trees.

Today the children went home with Scholastic book orders for October. If you are interested in purchasing books, our classroom code is on the back. Then you can order online at Scholastic Book Order. Com. Our class code is on the back of each form. I will send in the book orders the weekend of October 16. Then if you wanted to gift books to your children or loved ones for Halloween they will be here.

Please do not forget to read about some of our activities this week in the menu bar at the right on Weekly Wrap-up.

I am hoping to post up some of our classroom activity pictures on our web page this weekend. If I can I will send you all a notice.

Friday, September 18, 2020

This week's school email has the school lunch menu. Please refer to this for school lunches. If there is a change, it will be announced before dismissal. Then I will email you the change of menu. If your child is going to have school lunch, please let me know via email either the night before or before 8:15 am that morning. After that time, I am working with your children and am not at my computer.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work through the kinks in dismissal. Please continue to line up along the side of the sidewalk. Then get out of your car to wait at the lobby doors. Please do not line up the cars, beyond the sidewalk. That is the area before the flagpole. This area is for handicap parking.

We have had a fun and busy, full week of school. Please look at the Wrap- Up tab on our menu for more information about our week. I will post pictures soon, as well.

I hope you have a great weekend. Thank you for all your support.

Friday, September 11, 2020

We had a great first 4 days. Next week, if you would like your child to have school lunch or bring home breakfast for the next morning please email the night before or email me the weekly order. I have sent home the calendar for September lunch in the children's folder on Thursday. If you need another one please email me and I can make a copy to send another one.

Please take a look at our Weekly Wrap Up page. The link is on the menu bar.

Lastly, if your child is a full- day friend, I sent home the rest mats. Please wash and return to school in a reusable grocery store bag. I sent them home in white garbage bags but I do not want to use those on a weekly bases.

Thank you


Thank you for choosing Saint Francis Xavier School for your child's Early Childhood Education. I am looking forward to a joyful year with your child. I am happy that we had an opportunity to meet each other with our Zoom Meetings. Now I am looking forward to the start of our year.

At this classroom web page, I will post weekly updates on Fridays. Please take the time now to browse throughout the menu on the right hand side to familiarize yourself as where to find the different types of information.