Theresa Salvato

Early Childhood: Pre-Kindergarten

Theresa Salvato | Pre-Kindergarten 4


PARENTS :   PLEASE promote our school to your friends, neighbors and relatives who have young children ages 3 and 4 and are going to attend PreKindergarten!!

We need your help as our enrollment is lower  for this  COMING  (2019-20) year in PRE K 3 year olds and PRE K 4 year olds!!  You know how GREAT OUR SCHOOL IS…..NOW PLEASE GO AND SHOUT IT OUT!!  Of course, we welcome enrollment in all of our grades, KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 8TH AS WELL!!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP! YOU ALWAYS COME THROUGH FOR US!!


MONDAY, JUNE 10:  PLEASE plan to come to see the PRE k 3 AND 4 YEAR OLDS,  Kindergarten, First, Second and Third grades in a show highlighting songs from the years 1958-59, the year that St. Joseph Regional School opened!   We are celebrating our 60th Year in song at 8:30 a.m.!    It will be a 1:00 p.m. show for students in grades 4, 5 , 6 & 7.

That day we are asking that girls wear a skirt, White shirt and a a small pink scarf in their hair. Boys can wear jeans and a white T-shirt. This will be their “1950’s look” costume for the performance.

Children who do not attend on Mondays, may be dropped off in our classroom at 8:00 (no later than 8:10 ) as we must line up and get down to the gym. After the show ends around 9:30, children who do not attend on Mondays must be picked up by their parents, if their parents are not attending. Thank you very much!

THURSDAY, JUNE 13;  Our Pre K promotion ceremony at 1:00 PM  in church.

Children that do not normally attend school on Thursdays, we are asking them to please arrive arrive between 12:15 and 12:30. We must line them up in the classroom in order to walk them over around 12:45.

PLEASE PARK ONLY IN THE CHURCH LOT or on the street. The buses will be arriving around 2:00 so Please DO NOT park in the Front school lot.  Thank you.

Refreshments will be served immediately following in the church basement.  We ask that at least ONE family member be present for each child. This is a special day for them!

Children may wear ‘dress up’ clothes as well.  The children will have lunch in school that day so PLEASE pack a lunch! Thank you.  After care will be available that day, also.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful children with me this year!  I will truly miss them all!  Have a safe, happy and blessed summer! Hope to see you in September!

















Week of June 10 – 13


We will be part of the 1950’s songs show at 8:30 this morning.  Please be sure that you have your child is here by 8:10 as we must line up and get to the gym!  We hope that you can attend!!  It is going to be fun!!

Read:  Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. This is a story about all the alphabet letters climbing up a coconut tree only to tumble down!  This rhyming story is always a laughing favorite with the children.

Later we will watch the DVD of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

Practice for our Promotion Ceremony at 10:30 in Church.

Read the story of “Zacchaeus” from the New Testament. When Jesus met Zacchaeus, Zacchaeus changes his life. He was a tax collector and not a very nice man. When he heard Jesus was coming to town he wanted to see Him. Zacchaeus was a very short man, so he climbed a tree so that he could see Jesus better.  When Jesus saw him, He said “Zacchaeus come on down, I am coming to your house today”. The people were shocked that Jesus wanted to go with him, because no one liked Zacchaeus. After his encounter with the Lord, he changed his life, gave money to the poon and was no longer mean or dishonest.

This story shows how we must model acceptance and tollerance for all people just as Jesus shows us.  The story comes with a CD and they will learn the song about Zacchaeus.

Art:  make a Zinnia flower for the letter ‘z’ for their alphabet book.

Color the cover of their alphabet book.

Language activity page:  Green tags: Write z’s; color zipper and zebra; draw something that begins with ‘z’ on the back.  Yellow tags; trace/write Z’s: color zebra; draw something that begins with ‘z’ next to it.  Red tags: trace/write Z’s; color zebra and zipper.

Continue Happily Ever After testing in small groups.


Today is our ‘Fun Day’ and celebration of Summer birthdays beginning at 10:00.

Many thanks to the parents of the children who are celebrating summer birthdays, for their contributions to their snack. And thanks to all the parents who are volunteering to help us on Tuesday!

Continue Happily Ever After testing in small groups until summer birthday snack.

Language activity page:  Review letters W, K and Y.  Color, cut and glue pictures that begin with these letters on to the umbrellas labeled with each letter.

Fun Day Stations Outside, weather permitting. If it rains we will reduce the amount of stations and have it indoors. (beginning about 10:20):   Water play,  Sidewalk chalk,  Hula Hoops,   Hopscotch,   Bubbles station,   Shave cream art.

Inside Stations:  Watercolor Art,  Musical chairs,   Bean bag toss.


Practice for the Promotion Ceremony in church at 9:15.  This will be about 45 minutes.

Read:  Dr. Seuss’ ‘Hop on Pop’. Use rhyming word cards with the words from the story. Have the children take turns in small groups to find a rhyming word that matches the one that I place on the chart by looking for the last two letters that match the one on the chart.

Language activity page: Cut out ‘Dale’ a rhyming word booklet; trace the words that rhyme:  whale, bale, scale.  Write the first letter of these words on the last page.  Practice ‘reading’ together.

Art:  cut out a Whale shape from the watercolor picture they made yesterday. Make it into a Father’s day card.


Morning activities:   Read: Kindergarten Here I Come!

Play Cereal Box Bingo:  Each child has a cover of a cereal box instead of a bingo card; as letters are called they place Cheerios on the letters. When all their letters are covered they say, ‘ BINGO!’ Then eat their cereal!

Language activity pages:  Letter Identification practice: circle the upper and lower case letters in each row that match the upper case letter in the left side box. Letters:  Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X.  Trace the letters and write on the back.

Happily Ever After Blackline masters:  Practice with letters X, Y and Z.

Their BIG DAY HAS ARRIVED!  Our Promotion Ceremony will be in Church

At 1:00 p.m.  Please be seated by 12:50.  Please keep the CENTER ISLE CLEAR, as we will be processing down the isle.  Thank you.  Please read my ANNOUNDEMENTS PAGE for any more details.

Dismissal will be at 2:30 from the church basement after the party.  After Care is available if you need to leave your child.  If they are staying for After Care, PLEASE LET US KNOW, and BE SURE to deliver your child to one of us in the church basement before you leave.  Thank you.

THANK YOU  for sharing your wonderful children with me this year! I will truly miss them!  Have a safe, happy and blessed summer!!

Books we will read:  Alphabet Salad: An ABC Book,  Yay, You! (a story about moving up and moving on. A suitable story for a graduation).  Countdown to Kindergarten ,  Kindergarten, Here I Come!


Show and Tell

As we are in the last week of school there will not be Show and Tell this week.







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11 Harbor Lane, Somers Point, NJ 08244
Phone: 609.927.2228 

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