Director's Letters and News

Jog-a-Thon

Dear Families,

It is hard to believe the Jog-a-Thon is only 5 days away.  We are on our way to meeting our goal of $20,000.00, to update our outdoor play equipment.

There is still time to sponsor your child online at https://give.classy.org/jogathon.   Thank you to everyone who has donated.

All children are invited to participate in the Jog-a-Thon.  If Wednesday is not your child's normal school day, they may come for the morning, and must be picked up at 12:30 pm.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!!!!

We are looking for parent volunteers in each class.  We also encourage parents to come watch your child run.  

WE ARE ASKING FOR ALL CHILDREN TO BE AT SCHOOL BY 8:45 FOR THE ALL SCHOOL PHOTO AT 9 AM. 

HERE IS OUR SCHEDULE:

9 am: Group picture

9:20 am:

Snack for KP1 and KP2 in arbor

Snack for PK1 and KP1 in classroom

9:30 am to 9:45 am:

Explorer 1 and Explorer 2 jog (in shark tank)

followed by popsicle in classrooms

9:45 am to 10:00 am: 

KP2 jog in bike yard

PK2 jog in ball yard 

followed by popsicle in arbor

10:15 am to 10:30 am:

KP1 jog in bike yard

PK1 jog in ball yard

followed by popsicle in arbor

We look forward to seeing you this coming Wednesday, April 18th.

Blessings,

Suzie and Rebecca

 

March 1, 2018

Dear Parents:

Here is a calendar of events for Sacred Heart Academy Preschool for March through September 2018.

 

March 14th-16th        Spring Pictures (class schedule TBA)- 

                Children in spring/pastel colors.  

                Bunnies Scheduled to be on site for pics

 

Friday, March 16th        St. Patrick’s Day Parties 

                Children wear green!

 

Wednesday, March 21st    Easter Parties and Egg Hunt

 

March 29th & 30th        Holy Thursday and Good Friday – Preschool Closed

 

Monday, April 2nd        2018-2019 Pre-Registration Packets distributed

 

Monday, April 9th    Zoo Field Trip – (TENTATIVE DATE!) More info to follow -  Preschool closed 

 

Wednesday, April 18th    5th Annual SHA Preschool Jog-a-thon

 

Friday, April 20th        2018-2019 Pre-Registration Due (Existing Families)

 

Monday, April 23rd        Registration open to Waiting List Families

 

Wednesday, May 9th    Muffins with Mom - 7:30 – 9:00 am

 

May 14th-17th        Parent Conferences

 

Friday, May 25th        Staff Development Day – Preschool Closed

 

Monday, May 28th        Memorial Day – Preschool Closed

 

Wednesday, June 13th     Donuts with Dad – 7:30-9:00 am

 

Friday, June 22nd    Graduation for KinderPrep 1 and 2 students going to Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten. Graduation will take place at Sacred Heart Church at 3:00 pm. 

                ******Preschool will CLOSE at 12:30 pm. ALL children will need to be picked up right after lunch, so all staff may participate in the celebration.******    

 

July 2nd-6th                    Summer Break – Preschool closed

 

July 9th - August 24th            Summer Session at Sacred Heart begins!

                                                     -FREE dress all summer

                        -Children must wear closed-toed shoes each day

                        -Please apply sunscreen on your child before 

                          you drop off at preschool

 

August 27th-31st        Fall Preparation Break – Preschool Closed

 

Monday, Sept 3rd        Labor Day – Preschool Closed

 

Tuesday, Sept 4th         First Day of Fall Classes

 

Blessings,

 

Suzie Wydra                    Rebecca Godina

Director                          Asst. Director

New Year's Letter for Parents

Dear Parents:

The first week of preschool in 2018 has been great.  We are looking forward to another wonderful year here at Sacred Heart Academy Preschool.

A few notes for parents:

1.  We will be closed on Monday, January 15th for Martin Luther King Day.

2.  Please have your child come to school with:

- a school uniform.  Tops are red, white or navy.  Bottoms are navy or khaki (tan).

- closed-toed shoes.

- a jacket labeled with their name.

- a sippy cup or water bottle labeled with their name.

- a lunch each day, including a drink and utensils if necessary.

- optional lunches are Pasta Tuesdays and Pizza Fridays.  Please use the hot lunch envelopes located in the hall next to office to prepay for lunch.  Each lunch day is $3.

- extra clothes, in a Ziploc bag, labeled with their name (socks and underwear, too!).

- for nap time, a crib-sized sheet, blanket and soft stuffed toy.

3.  Please leave all toys (unless requested for sharing days) at home.  Toys from home will most likely be lost or broken at preschool.

4.  It’s cold and flu season.  Please keep children that are sick at home.  Children must remain at home for a minimum of 24 hours after a bout of vomiting, diarrhea or a fever.  

Thank you for allowing us to teach your children and to make a difference in their lives.  We love you all!

Blessings, Suzie and Rebecca

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Dear Parents:

This month has flown by!  December events will be so much fun!

Friday, December 1st:  Pajama Day!  (All Fridays in December are PAJAMA DAYS!)

Friday, December 1st:  Mr. Salvador’s Birthday!  We are blessed with Mr. Salvador’s dedication to our school.  We are sure he would appreciate homemade cards from your child. 

Saturday, December 2nd:  OB Parade.  Meet on Ebers Street and Newport Avenue by 4:30 pm.  Parade begins at 5:05 PM.  Look for the Sacred Heart banner and then we will all walk together as a group.  Children must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.   

Wednesday, December 6th:  Holiday Performance at Sacred Heart Church.  Preschool CLOSES at 3:00 pm.  Children return in Christmas attire between 4:45 and 5:15 pm to the CHURCH HALL located at 4776 Saratoga Ave (attached to Sacred Heart Church). The performance begins at 5:30 pm. 

Friday, December 8th:  SANTA visits preschool!  All children will need a wrapped and labeled book for Santa to give to them.  Bring all books to the preschool office by Thursday, Dec. 7th.  THIS IS ALSO A PAJAMA DAY!  

Friday, December 15th:  

1) Pajama Drive, as well as Pajama Day!  Please bring a pair of new pajamas as we will be collecting them to donate to children less fortunate than ours. 

2) We will also be presenting our staff with a special holiday breakfast and treats!  

Wednesday, December 20th:  Last Day of Preschool for 2017. 

Thursday, December 21-Monday, January 1st:  Preschool closed for Holiday Break.

Tuesday, January 2nd:  Preschool resumes!  

Blessings, 

Suzie, Rebecca and Staff 

 

New School Year 2017

Dear Parents:

We are so excited for the first day of fall classes at preschool.  The first day is Tuesday, September 5th, 2017.  The hours for full days are 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.  The half-day hours are 7:00 am to 12:30 pm.

We welcome Ms. Mikayla Nielson as the teacher for our PreK-1 class.  She is a graduate of Chico State University and we are thrilled to have her at Sacred Heart.  Ms. Christina will now co-teach our KinderPrep 2 class with Ms. Sarah.  

 

Here are the teaching teams for this Fall:

KinderPrep 2 - Ms. Sarah, Ms. Christina and Ms. Laura

KinderPrep 1 - Ms. Brandy, Ms. Serena, Ms. Geri and Ms. Emma

PreK-2 class - Ms.  Corinna, Ms. Michelle and Ms. Jaclyn

PreK-1 class - Ms. Mikayla, Ms. Olivia and Ms. Liz

Explorer 2 class - Ms. Samantha, Ms. Adriana and Ms. Yasmine

Explorer 1 class -  Ms. Maritza and Ms. Tatiana

 

Our wonderful floating teachers are Ms. Barb, Ms. Jamie and Ms. Alex. 

 

Here are some guidelines for the new school year:

*Children will be back in uniform from September 5th through June 2018.  Polo shirts are red, white or navy blue.  Bottoms (pants, shorts, jumpers, skirts) are navy blue or khaki.  You may purchase uniforms at the store of your choice.  Children should be in close-toed shoes.  Please label all items.  

*Children will need an extra set of clothes to be left at preschool.  Parents of children in diapers/pull-ups will bring them for their child.  Wipes and cream (if desired) will also be replenished by the parents.

*Snacks are provided for the children – one mid-morning and one in the afternoon.  Parents will provide their child with a daily lunch that includes a drink.  We will continue with hot lunches on Tuesdays and Fridays.  We will offer Pasta on Tuesdays and Pizza on Fridays for an additional fee.  Children will also need a labeled daily water bottle.

*Tuition is due each month between the first and fifth of the month.  The new tuition rates were posted in May.  A tuition rate sheet is attached to this letter.  Please make checks out to:  Sacred Heart Academy Preschool.  Many families also choose “Bill Pay” from their bank for monthly tuition.

*Each child has a folder, located across from our office, for important paperwork, newsletters, art projects, etc.  Please check this folder daily.

*Please have your child to preschool by 9:00 am so they may benefit from the curriculum that is planned.  Children that arrive late to preschool can miss important developmental activities.  Children are to be picked up by 6:00 pm, or a late fee will be assessed.

*Drop-offs in the morning are through the side gate, by the outdoor playground.  Per licensing requirements, children must be signed in and out daily by an adult.  Children may not sign or draw on the sign-in sheets.  These are legal documents that we must maintain per Licensing.  Please drop off your child in their designated morning drop-off classroom as this allows the daily student count to be accurate.

*Nap items are to include a crib-size sheet, small blanket, and soft cuddle toy.  Due to storage space limits, pillows or large sleeping items cannot be accommodated.

*Please refrain from sending any toys to preschool as they tend to get lost or broken.  The preschool provides age-appropriate toys for each classroom.

*There are 4 options (separate fee) activities at preschool that take place between 9:30 and 10:30 am.

 

Amazing Athletes (formal PE class) on Mondays – ages 3 and up

Soccer Shots (Soccer and sports activity) on Tuesdays – ages 3 and up

Kinderdance (ballet, tap, tumbling) on Wednesdays – ages 3 and up

California Music Works class on Thursdays – ages 2 and up

 

An introduction to Spanish will be incorporated into our weekly curriculum!

We are looking forward to a wonderful year!

 

Blessings,  

Suzie Wydra        Rebecca Godina

Director              Asst. Director

June Events

Dear Parents:

May was just a whirlwind of activity.  How is it possible that today is June 1st?  We are winding down our school year, but just as busy as ever!  Please look over the upcoming events and jot them down on your personal calendar.

Exciting June Events:

1) Wednesday, June 14th: Donuts with Dad 7:30-9:00 am.

2) Friday, June 23rd: Graduation for students going to Kindergarten.  Graduation will take place at Sacred Heart Church at 3:00 pm.

*****Preschool will CLOSE at 12:30 pm.  ALL children will need to be picked up right after lunch, so all staff members may participate in the celebration. *****

3) Monday, June 26th:  Free dress through the end of the summer.  

Please Note:  Children should be wearing closed-toe shoes/sandals with straps.  We discourage Crocs.  They are not safe shoes for school. No flip-flops!!

4) Friday, June 30th: All school Potluck at 11:00 am.  Sacred Heart Preschool will provide the hotdogs.  There will be sign-up sheets the week before for families to contribute side dishes and drinks.  All children are invited to attend school that morning.  If this is not a normal attendance day, your child will need to picked-up by 12:30 pm.

Extra-Curricular Activities that continue through the summer:

          * Amazing Athletes

          * KinderDance

          * My Music Workshop

We are trying something new.  We will be offering hot lunch Pizza Days on TUESDAYs and FRIDAYs all summer.

Blessings, Suzie and Rebecca

May 1, 2017

Dear Parents:

April was an exciting month with many important events.  We had Spring Pictures, Pre-Registration, Pajama Day and our 4th Annual Jogathon!  Thank you to all the parents and volunteers that helped us accomplish our April goals!  We are busy calculating the results of the Jogathon and will keep you posted with the gift card recipient.

Exciting May Events: PLEASE NOTE SOME DATES HAVE CHANGED FROM PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS.

1) Monday, May 1st:  SeaWorld Field Trip. All school trip, preschool is closed if not attending.

2) Thursday, May 11th:  Teacher Appreciation Day.  We will honor our teachers with lunch and treats.  Parents and students have the option of honoring their   teachers as well.

3) FRIDAY, May 12th:  Muffins with Mom from 7:30 to 9:00 am. Please note:  This is a change in dates for this event.

4) May 15-25:  Parent Conferencing.  Signups will be posted early May.

5) Friday, May 19th:  Graduation Photos 9-11 am for graduating students only.

6) Friday, May 26th:  Staff Development Day – Preschool Closed

7) Monday, May 29th: Memorial Day – Preschool Closed

8) Wednesday, June 14th: Donuts with Dad 7:30-9:00 am.

9) Friday, June 23rd: Graduation for students going to Kindergarten.  Graduation will take place at Sacred Heart Church at 3:00 pm.

*****Preschool will CLOSE at 12:30 pm.  ALL children will need to be picked up right after lunch, so all staff members may participate in the celebration. *****

Blessings, Suzie and Rebecca

March 1, 2017

Dear Parents:

Here is a calendar of events for Sacred Heart Academy Preschool for March through September 2017.

 

April 3rd – 5th                Spring Pictures (class schedule TBA)

Friday, April 7th             4th Annual SHAP Jog-a-Thon (more info to follow)

Monday, April 10th        2017-2018 Pre-Registration Packets distributed

April 13th & 14th           Holy Thursday and Good Friday – Preschool Closed

Friday, April 21st           2017-2018 Pre-Registration Due (Existing Families)

Monday, April 24th        Registration open to Waiting List Families

Monday, May 1st            Sea World Field Trip – Preschool Closed (more info to follow)

Wednesday, May 10th    Muffins with Mom - 7:30 – 9:00 am

May 15th – 19th             Parent Conferences

Friday, May 26th            Staff Development Day – Preschool Closed

Monday, May 29th         Memorial Day – Preschool Closed

Wednesday, June 14th    Donuts with Dad – 7:30-9:00 am

Friday, June 23rd           Graduation for KinderPrep 1 and 2 students going to Kindergarten.

                                     Graduation will take place at Sacred Heart Church at 3pm.

                                     ******Preschool will CLOSE at 12:30 pm. 

                                     ALL children will need to be picked up right after lunch,

                                     so all staff may participate in the celebration.******    

July 5th - August 25th   Summer Session at Sacred Heart begins!

                                      -FREE dress all summer

                                      -Children must wear closed-toed shoes each day

                                      -Please apply sunscreen on your child before you drop off at preschool

July 3rd & 4th                Independence Day Break – Preschool Closed

August 28 – Sept 1st    Summer Break – Preschool Closed

Monday, Sept 4th         Labor Day – Preschool Closed

Tuesday, Sept. 5th        First Day of Fall Classes

 

Blessings,

Suzie Wydra                      Rebecca Godina

Director                             Assistant Director