Antoinette DiPalma | Kindergarten

Antoinette DiPalma | Kindergarten

It is hard to believe that the end of this school year is quickly approaching. The children will be enjoying some fun activities to end the school year. Please take note of the important dates below.

June 8 – The children will meet with their 8th grade buddies to say good – bye and wish them luck as they journey to high school. This is an emotional time for our class as they have grown very attached to them. As a momento, the children made their buddy a handprint gift with a picture and poem.

June 10 – 1:00 dismissal / $1.00 Dress Down Day

June 12 – “Dress Like Your Favorite Superkid Day”/ Ice Cream Sundae Party /Piano Recital

June 14 – Summer Birthdays Celebration / popsicles

June 15 – 1:00 dismissal

June 16 – “Spirit Day” – The children will have fun participating in games and other fun activities. Our team color is yellow.  The children are asked to wear a yellow shirt along with  their gym shorts and sneakers.

June 16 – Last day of school – 11:30 dismissal

The children truly enjoyed learning how to read this year with the help of the SUPERKIDS. As a culminating activity to our kindergarten SUPERKIDS program, we will be celebrating “Dress As Your Favorite Superkid Day” which will be held on Monday, June 12. The children are asked to pick a Superkid that they would like to dress as. You may get ideas from the Superkids workbooks that have been sent home throughout the year or the Superkids website. We will also be having an ice cream sundae party as part of the celebration. If you have any questions, please feel fell to email me.

Due to allergies and colds, our supply of tissues is very low. If possible, kindly send in a box of tissues with your child. As usual, thank you so much for all your help!

Language Arts – All the letters and sounds of the alphabet have now been introduced. We will review the sounds and use them to blend words containing the short vowel sounds. The children will continue to read stories to enhance fluency and comprehension. They will also write stories and edit them for correct punctuation and capitalization.

Big Book of Blending –  All the pages in the Big Book of Blending have been completed. Kindly, take about 10 minutes each day to continue to practice the blending skills in the book to enhance fluency and comprehension skills.

Math – The children did a great job  with “The ‘Money” unit. They learned the name and value of the penny, nickel, dime, and quarter. Continue to review the coins at home. Last week Chapter 11 (Measurement) was introduced. The children will enjoy measuring different objects using standard and nonstandard forms of measurement.

Math Workbook – any pages in Chapter 11 

Religion –  The children learned about Pentecost Sunday and what it represents.

Science – We will continue to discuss the weather as well as the  effects of the sun. The children will observe the temperature of different object when placed in the sun.






It is a pleasure to introduce myself to you. I am married to my husband, Pat, and we have an 18 year old son named, Dante. 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 small snack each morning at about 9:15.  Our class is a PEANUT and Tree NUT FREE CLASSROOM. Due to a child who suffers from this allergy,  I am kindly asking that you do not pack your child a snack that contains these types of nuts.  You may pack foods that are made from nuts for lunch since the children with allergies eat at a PEANUT FREE table.  My main concern is the safety of my children so I THANK YOU SO MUCH in advance for your cooperation in this matter. 

 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 folder each night. 
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