Antoinette DiPalma | Kindergarten

Antoinette DiPalma | Kindergarten

Christmas Show

Our Christmas Show will be held on Tuesday, December 19 at 8:45 am. The children are to wear their “Sunday Best” to school on 5this day. They have been practicing hard and are very excited to perform for you!

Dates to Remember

December 12 – Field trip to see the movie “The Star”

December 14 – Santa Sale ( please send shopping list and money on the day of the sale)

December 15 – End of the Book Drive for the Needy…..Our school goal is to collect 500 b00ks. We have already collected about 150 so it’s not too late to send in books. Books do not need to be wrapped, just tie a ribbon around them. Thanks in advance for your generosity.

Dercember 19 – Kindergarten, first, and second grades Christmas Show – 8:45 am in the cafetorium

December 20 – Christmas Caroling at Shore Memorial Hospital. Come and join us as we bring good cheer to those who are not feeling well. 

Behavior Chart

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. I am beginning to get know each and every one of them. It is wonderful to share their enthusiasm and excitement as they enter kindergarten. They all bring into the classroom their unique personalities that together will create a family – centered environment filled with fun and learning. I am looking forward to working as a team with you to make this year an unforgettable and successful educational experience for your child.

Week of December 11, 2017


Language Arts –  This week the children will be meeting the Superkids, Tic , Tac, and Toc. They are good friends who like to have triple fun and get into triple trouble.They will help teach the  letter /Tt/. The children will identify the initial and ending sound of /Tt/ in words and pictures. They will also learn how to correctly write the upper and lower case of /Tt/. Other skills include reading and writing words that contain the _ot and _it families, writing words by identifying the beginning, medial, and ending letters in the word, and recognizing capital letters at the beginning of sentences and periods at the end.

Big Book of Blending – Letter /Tt/ p. 9-10

The Big Book of Blending is an essential component to our Superkids program. In this book the children will practice blending combination of letters and words. Blending letter sounds smoothly is one of the most important skills for children to master in learning to read. I am kindly asking that you practice the assigned pages at least 10 – 15 minutes per day, in addition to the practice they are receiving in class. By doing this, you will help improve your child’s fluency and comprehension. Please do not go ahead in the book as the pages are assigned according to the letter that is being taught. However, it is recommended that you take the time to review the previoud pages assigned. Enjoy working together with you child as he/she begins the journey into the wonderful world of reading.

Math – This week the children will be solving addition sentences within 10 and record the equation.They will be using strategies to find the missing addend in each sentence.

Math Workbook -p. 91 – 94

Science – The children will explore the different places that provide shelter for animals.

Social Studies – We will start a new unit entitled “Christmas Around the World.” The children will be learning about the  traditions and costoms of different countries. This week Mexico and Italy will continue to be focused.

BEHAVIOR CHART – Since December is such an exciting month for the boys and girls, and at times, it is very hard for them to contain their excitement (LOL!). I have decided to give them an early Christmas present and give them a break from the behavior chart. They know Santa is watching so I’m sure that they will try to do their best!! The chart will resume in January. In case there are any major behavior issues, I will let you know. 




It is a pleasure to introduce myself to you. I am married to my husband, Pat. We have an 18 year old son who just enterd his freshman year in college. My interests include reading, cooking, crafts, and spending time with my family. I am a graduate of Glassboro State College ( Rowan) with a BA in Elementary Education and a MA in Reading Education. I taught primarily first grade in Galloway Township for 25 years until my retirement. I have previously been a member of the St. Joseph family as a parent, volunteer, substitute and classroom assistant. I was privileged to re-enter the wonderful profession of teaching, here at St. Joseph, as a kindergarten teacher. 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 in a disposable bag. You may include a juice container or a small bottle of water.


 Kindly,  subscribe to my webpage in order to become informed of all 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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Saint Joseph Regional School is located within Somers Point, NJ.  With close proximity to Atlantic and Cape May counties, it is a short drive to surrounding areas like Ocean City and Absecon Island.

A Diocese of Camden Catholic School Serving Preschool to Grade 8