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St. Mary's Visitation Catholic Parish School exists to direct children toward God and toward Christian service to society through Catholic religious formation, academic challenge and continuous improvement.

Virtue-Based Early Childhood in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee 

Guiding Principles 

The Virtue Based Early Childhood Program in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is committed to providing all children enrolled in their 3 year old, 4 year old, and 5 year old kindergartens a strong religious and academic foundation for all future learning environments. We hope to foster, through hands on experiences and intentional playbased curriculum, a sense of wonder and curiosity aimed at developing the social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual aspects of the whole child. 

The schools will engage each child in: 

 Higher ordered thinking in a creative environment using sound, developmentally and age-appropriate practice and curriculum based on sound research 

 Intentional age appropriate faith formation. 

 An environment in which the Catholic Christian virtues of Faith, Hope and Love are taught, demonstrated and modeled. 

 Relevant and meaningful play that stimulates the intellectual, social, physical, emotional and spiritual development of the whole child.



MRS. SCHNEIDER'S K5 CLASS

2018-2019

WE WORK, WE PLAY, WE DANCE AND SING!



IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS!

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE K5 SANTA'S HELPERS!!




DECEMBER
December 25     Karim (1/2 birthday)
                                                                        
                                                                                      
SUPER STAR 
         December 3-7     Cici                   
                                                                                               December 10-14     Leo
                                                                                               
REMINDERS 
  • Monday, December 17: Polar Express Day- The children should wear warm, appropriate pajamas, and tennis shoes to school.  They may bring a pair of slippers to put on later.
  • Tuesday, December 18: Holiday Treasures for K5- Please send any money for shopping in the envelope that was sent home.  Let your child know who they should be buying for before they come to school.
  • Wednesday, December 19: Spirit Wear Day
  • Thursday, December 20: Ugly Christmas Sweater Day!  The children may wear Christmas colors, ugly Christmas sweater, etc.  No uniforms today!
  • Friday, December 21: Dismissal at 11:00!  Living Nativity after Mass in church.  K5 Christmas Party from 9:45-10:45!
  • Christmas Break begins at 11:00!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!!
  • Library Books: Please remember to send library books to school by Friday each week! 
  • Please practice sight words/popcorn words! They should be able to see the word and say it!!  I will send the new flashcards each week. Remember, there are many ways to practice the words as we indicated on the letter I sent home at the beginning of the year.
  • Read the alphabet books the children make at least three times.  Save the books and take them out to read for extra practice.
  • Please remember to check your child's home folder each day! Notes from the office and teacher, homework, as well as projects they have done are in the folder.
  • SMV Virtual Backpackhttp://www.stmaryeg.org/virtual-backpack.html
  • Safeguarding Training for all chaperones and volunteers in our school is required.  If you have not taken the training course, you may follow the steps below:
  • 1.  Go to the Safeguarding page on the Arch website (http://www.archmil.org/offices/safeguarding.htm), click on where it says "Register Here" and create an account - please keep a note of your user name and password so you could log back in if necessary.
  • 2,  Enter your personal information. 
  • 3.  Give consent for a background check to be processed.
  • 4.  Do a short online training for the Code of Ethical standards and Mandatory Reporting Responsibilities (please make sure it says you have completed this)
  • 5.  Sign up for a Safeguarding training class.
  • 6.  Email Chris Kinzy to let her know you have completed the steps online so that she can process your background check - ckinzy@stmaryeg.org
  • 7.  Once you have completed your Safeguarding training and your background check comes through clear (should give this at least a week), you will be able to volunteer.

 

  • "SPECIALS" SCHEDULE:

    • MONDAYPhy. Ed and Library
    • TUESDAY: Music
    • WEDNESDAYPhy. Ed and 5th Grade Buddies
    • THURSDAY: Music 
    • FRIDAY: Library * Send books back by Friday each week!
    • MASS DAY:*Generally the K5 children will go to Mass every Tuesday beginning in October. Due to holy days and other schedule changes, this may change. Please watch for the school calendar you will receive each month from the office!