Antoinette DiPalma | Kindergarten

Antoinette DiPalma | Kindergarten

50’s Show

Just a friendly reminder that our school 50’s show will be held tomorrow ( June 10). The children are asked to wear their outfits to school.  PreK-3 to grade 3 will begin performing at 8:30. The children are so excited t!!

Lunch Treat

As a gesture of our appreciation to all our students for all their hard work, dedication and sucesses throughout the year, the kindergarten teachers will be treating the boys and girls to a pizza luncheon on Tuesday, June 11. If your child does not like pizza, kindly pack a lunch for him/her.We will supply water and dessert.


I will not be sending the behavior chart for the month of June. Instead, I will be giving out raffle tickets for good behavior. I will have a drawing for prizes on the last week of school (the more raffle tickets, the better chance of winning).  I know that at this time of year its so hard for the children to STAY FOCUSED AND ABIDE BY THE RUlES, however, kindly remind them of the importance of good behavior in the classroom and throughout the school. If there are any issues, I will send you a quick email or note….. ONLY 10 MORE DAYS TO GO!!!



JUNE 7 – Last day for hot lunch. The children are to pack a lunch for the last week of school.

School Mass- 10:00

Dismissal – 12:00

JUNE 10 – THE 50’s SHOW – 8:30 to 9:30 – Grades PRE-K3 to 3rd…..Please refer to the sheet that was sent home for show “dress- up.”

1:00 to 2:00 – Grades 4th to 7th

JUNE 14 – “Spirit Day”- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Superkids Day

JUNE 3 – “Dress As Your Favorite Superkids Day” – The children are very excited to dress up as his/her favorite Superkid.  The children are asked to come to school dressed in their SUPERKID COSTUME. If your child is not wearing sneakers as part of his/her costume, kindly send a pair in his/her backpack to be worn for afternoon activities. We have planned a fun filled-day with games and an ice cream sundae party. I cannot wait to meet all my “SUPER”kids on Monday!!


The second marking period report cards were available to view on Friday at 3:00 on RenWeb. In order to access RenWeb, you need your login information and password that already has been sent from our office. On the report card you will see three levels of assessment. They include: Consistently Observed (mastered), Sometimes Observed (emerging,progressing) Needs Practice and Support (having trouble with the subject area). Still expect that the majority of the students will fall under the category of Sometimes Observed. They are  continuing to emerge and progress toward mastery.  Also, included are subskills for each subject. A plus or minus sign may be given to show significant strengths and weaknesses. Not all subskills will be marked. The report card will help to familiarize you with skills that will continue to be taught throughout the year. Kindly, take the time to review it. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. If you would like to discuss your child’s progress in person, I would be happy to  set up a conference time with you.



As our OUTREACH PROJECT for October, our school will be collecting socks for the needy. Since St. Joseph School turns 60 years old this year, the goal for each classroom is to collect 60 pairs of new socks. You may send the socks to school with your child. So far, our class has collected 15 pairs. The drive ends on October 31. Thank you so much in advance for your generosity!


LANGUAGE ARTS – It is so hard to believe that June is already here!  The children have worked so hard and have grown in so many ways. I am so very proud of all their successes!! We completed the last book of the Superkids’ Reading Program last week. This week I will be administrating the last Progress Test and the End of the Year Test. I will be spending the last 2 weeks reviewing all the skills that have been taught throughout the year ( phonics, reading, writing, listening, spelling, comprehension, etc.). I will also be introducing the children to writing a simple book report. They will be making a “Bookworm. ” from the reports.  In order to do so, the boys and girls will complete a “bookworm”  body sheet for every Superkid book they read in class. On the last week of school, the children will put their bookworm together. This activity is a great way to practice  reading, writing, and comprehension skills.

MATH –  Last week we began our unit on “Money.” This week the children will continue to identify a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter and its value. I will also introduce Chapter 11. This chapter focuses on MEASUREMENT.

Math Homework –  I will no longer be assigning workbook pages for homework, however, please continue to work in the workbook throughout the summer to go over the kills that will be introduced in first grade. Also, kindly take some time to identify the coins and their value. The boys and girls have been practicing counting sets of pennies (counting by one’s) and nickels (counting by 5’s). This week we will be working with dimes and counting by 10’s.

RELIGION –  The month of May is devoted to the Blessed Mary. During this month, the children will  learn to recite the Rosary.

SCIENCE – We will continue the unit on Force.


BIG BOOK BLENDING – Continue to practice the pages in the book to increase fluency. 


Behavior Chart

 I will not be sending the behavior chart home until I explain our classroom discipline policy to the parents on Back to School night. For the next few weeks, I will be doing a trial run with the children

Kindly, look at the behavior chart each day and initial the appropriate day. If your child comes home with yellow, orange or red, I will write the number of the behavior code in the box. The codes are listed at the top of the calendar. Always discuss proper classroom behavior with your child. Thank you


It is a pleasure to welcome you and your child to KD. I really enjoyed meeting all of my boys and girls last week. We have a great class filled with  a group of children who are so full of excitement and so ready to learn. I am beginning to get know each and every one of them.. They all bring into the classroom their unique personalities that blended together will create a family-centered environment filled with enthusiasm, learning, fun, and many friendships. These first few days of school have marked one of the most important milestones in your child’s life. I am honored to be a special part of it!  I am looking forward to working together with you as a team to make this year an unforgettable and successful educational experience for your child.

It is a pleasure to introduce myself to you. My name is Antoinette DiPalma. I am a graduate of Glassboro State College ( Rowan) with a BA in Elementary Education and a MA in Reading Education and Supervision. I taught primarily first grade in Galloway Township for 25 years until my retirement. I was privileged to re-enter the wonderful profession of teaching here at St. Joseph. This is my sixth year teaching kindergarten. Teaching is my passion, and I am honored to be your child’s teacher.


The children will be having a snack each morning at about 9:30. Kindly, pack your child a light, healthy snack. No candy, please. Since we have lunch at 11:15, one snack will be sufficient,  Please include a juice container or a small bottle of water. Also, pack your child’s snack separately from lunch because it will be placed in his/her cubby. Thank you so much for your cooperation!



 Kindly,  subscribe to my webpage in order to become informed of all my important classroom announcements and information. School events are also posted on the St. Joseph website and calendar. Very few paper notices are now sent home so please take the time to check the site daily.  At times, the children are disappointed because they were not made aware of an important notice or event.  Thanks so much!



1. Please empty your child’s green folder each night. Place all notes, money, and important papers in the folder and return it back to school.
2.  Kindly, check the web page daily for any updates.
3.  Subscribe to the “Special” teachers webpage to be informed of assignments or news concerning their classes.
4.  Click on “School Calendar” to be informed of school – wide important dates.


As part of our school’s Outreach Program, I have adopted the “THE ALCOVE” as our class’s charity in need.  It is a wonderful and caring organization that helps grieving children deal with the overwhelming loss of a parent or loved one. Throughout the year, the children may bring in, at anytime, loose change to put into our class jar.  They truly love watching the jar fill up as they help children of all ages. Thank you in advance for your generosity to this worthy cause.    

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