Mrs. Regina Castrorao's

Kindergarten Class

The mission of Saint Bartholomew School is to love, educate, and inspire our children to live the teachings of Jesus Christ.


The countdown is on and we have four weeks to go! Please mark your calendars for a very special day on Friday, June 14. This is our End of the Year Program which will be performed by your children at 10:00 am in the school cafeteria. I will send home a sentence or two for your child to memorize. Please work with them so they know their lines adding a little bit of expression. They are practicing their songs and will be ready to go! All are invited.

In Religion, the children will show respect for all kinds of families and they will know that helping is an important part of family life.

In Math, we classify and sort items by graphing. The children will be introduced to tally marks as a way to count objects and we will practice skip counting by fives.

In ELA, we explore the map of the US and explore some of the landmarks of our great country. Our high frequency word is "this" and our phonics development will be the beginning sound of "qu". We will also discuss what Memorial Day is and why it is a holiday.

I see some good readers coming out of our Kindergarten class as we completed our second group of readers. Our schedule for this week is as follows:

Week of May 20:

Mon - Bryn Tues - Natalie Wed - Sofia Thurs - Allison Fri - Dylan

Week of May 27:

Wed - Lenny Thurs - Rachel Fri - Sophia

Week of June 3:

Mon - Jack Tues - Valerie Wed - Tess Thurs - Briana

Tuesday, May 28 is our class trip to Von Thun's Farm. The children will arrive to school as a normal day. They can wear play clothes and we will eat our snack before we leave the school. Lunch should be packed in a brown paper bag with disposable items and we will return for normal dismissal. A separate note, as a reminder, will go home this week.

If your child has a summer birthday and would like to celebrate his/her birthday in school, please let us know what day is best. You are welcome to join us in the afternoon and read a story to our class.

Friday is an 11:30 Dismissal and this is our last week for Library. Please return books.

Tuesday evening is Chipotle Fundraiser for our Drama Club. Please see Communication Envelope for details.

Pick up your summer reading at our Barnes and Nobles Bookfair on Wednesday evening from 5 - 8pm in East Brunswick. I will be there from 6 - 7 - at the cupcake stand. Come by to visit and decorate a cupcake while you are there. See Communication Envelope for details.

Thanks and have a great week!