Welcome to St. Aloysius Gonzaga Preschool

We are currently enrolling students for the 2018 - 2019 school year. Space is limited. Contact Beth at 587-3978 or wolfzorn_b@saintals.org for more information.

Important Dates:

February 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:00 pm

February 16 and 19 - No school

February 16 -Lenten Fish Fry's begin - St. Aloysius Gonzaga Cafeteria: drive through, carry-out or eat in

February 28 - Book orders due

March 2 and 23 - Preschoolers bring the desserts for the Fish Fry

March 16 - Gator Call

~For weather related closings and delays, we will follow Oak Hills Local School District.

~Show your school spirit and wear you "Little Gators" t-shirt every Thursday or Friday. Still need to order a shirt, check the Gator Gazette or contact Kathy Hicks at bunjihicks@hotmail.com

Have you read to your child today?

Focus on the LIBRARY AREA

The Library Area is a very important part of our classroom and of your child's life. It's where children gain the foundation for reading and writing. It's also a place where children can relax and enjoy the wonderful world of children's books.

We encourage children to look at books, to retell stories, and to scribble and "write" throughout the day. We read stories to the children every day. Reading introduces new ideas, helps children learn how to handle problems that come up in life, and mostly encourages them to develop a love for books. As children listen to us read, their own reading skills begin to develop. Here are some of the things we do as we read.

- We look at pictures and ask: "What do you see?"

- We encourage children to predict what will happen next.

- We encourage children to repeat words, rhymes and phrases they've memorized.

What can you do at Home?

Research has shown us the important role families play in helping children learn to read and write. The single most important thing you can do is to read to your child every day. When your child sits next to you as you read, he begins to connect books with good feelings. Here are a few more things you can do with your child.

- Encourage your child to talk about stories you read.

- Ask questions like, "I wonder what will happen next?' or "I wonder why..."

- Try to relate the story to something in your child's life ("That dog looks just like Grandpa's").

- Visit the library and check out books that interest your child.

- Give your child paper and pencils, pens, or markers and let him experiment with writing.

If you'd like some help choosing books - or guidance on how to read with your child - please contact us. When you take time to read to your child every day, you are doing the very best thing to help your child grow up to be a successful reader.

*Adapted from The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, 2002