Director's Letters and News

Themes for Summer 2019

July 8-12:  Let’s Go to the Beach

July 15-19:  Superheroes & Princesses (All types of costumes this week)

July 22-26:  A Camping We Will Go

July 29-August 2: Let’s Join the Circus

August 5-9: Cowboys and Cowgirls - It's a Western Rodeo

August 12-16: How to Train Your Monster

August 19-23: Pirates - Ahoy Mateys!


Every Wednesday in July  is PAJAMA DAY.

Every Wednesday in August is WATER DAY.


Preschool closed August 26-30.  

First day of Fall classes Tuesday, September 3rd. 


Blessings, Suzie and Rebecca

May 2019

April 26, 2019 

Dear Parents: 

May is going to be a busy month!  

Tuesday, May 7th - Staff Appreciation Day - We will provide a delicious breakfast for staff! If you would like to honor our teachers, here is a list of our wonderful staff members! 

  • KinderPrep 2:  Ms. Sarah, Ms. Catherine, Ms. Liz
  • KinderPrep 1:  Ms. Rachel, Ms. Sherri, Ms. Serena
  • PreK-2: Ms. Michelle, Ms. Jaclyn, Ms. Geri
  • PreK-1:  Ms. Maritza, Ms. Laura, Ms. Sharon
  • Explorers 2:  Ms. Lori, Ms. Tatiana, Ms. Miyah
  • Floating Staff:  Ms. Barb, Ms. Jamie, Ms. Corinna

Wednesday, May 8th – Padres Game Field Trip – This is an all-school field trip to Education Day at Petco Park.  Preschool will be closed.  Tickets will be distributed next week.  Gates open at 9:30 am.  Education program starts at 10:30 am.  The game begins at 12:40 pm.

Thursday, May 9th – Muffins with Mom - The children are working on Mother’s Day gifts for our wonderful Moms!  The Muffins with Mom event is always so much fun.  The event will run from 7:30 to 9:00 am.

Monday, May 13th – Graduation Pictures for students graduating from Sacred Heart  - 9 am to noon.  More information to follow.

Friday, May 24th and Monday, May 27th – Preschool will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday.

Thank you for allowing us to be a special part in your children’s lives!

Blessings, Suzie and Rebecca 


February 2019 - September 2019

Sacred Heart Academy Preschool School Calendar

February 14, 2019         Valentine’s Day Parties

February 18, 2019         President’s Day – School Closed

February 19, 2019         Tooth Fairy Visits SHAP

March 4-6, 2019            Spring Pictures

March 4-8, 2019            Dr. Seuss Week

March 15, 2019             St. Patrick’s Day Parties

April 3, 2019                  Jog-A-Thon (more info to follow)

April 18-19, 2019          Easter Break – School Closed

May 8, 2019                   Padres Game Field Trip – School Closed

May 9, 2019                   Muffins with Mom at SHAP

May 24, 2019                 Staff Development Day – School Closed

May 27, 2019                 Memorial Day – School Closed

June 13, 2019                Donuts with Dad at SHAP

June 21, 2019                Preschool Graduation – School closes at 12:30 pm 

July 1-5, 2019               Summer Break – School Closed

July 8 – Aug 23, 2019    Summer Session – School Open 

August 26-30, 2019      School Closed for Fall Preparation

September 2, 2019         Labor Day – School Closed 

September 3, 2019         First Day of Fall Classes

September 2018

Dear Parents:

We are so excited for the first day of fall classes at preschool.  The first day is Tuesday, September 4th, 2018.  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.

Here are the teaching teams for this Fall:

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

KinderPrep 1 - Ms. Brandy, Ms. Rachel and Ms. Sherri

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

PreK-1 class - Ms. Mikayla and Ms. Joanna

Explorer 2 class - Ms. Adriana and Ms. Lori 

Explorer 1 class -  Ms. Maritza and Ms. Tatiana

Our wonderful floating teachers are Ms. Corinna, Ms. Barb, Ms. Geri, Ms. Jamie, Ms. Serena, Ms. Liz, Ms. Sharon, Ms. Tori and Ms. Kaylynn.

Here are some guidelines for the new school year:

*Children will be back in uniform from September 4th through June 2019.  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 April.  All tuition payments will be completed through the FACTS tuition system. See Tuition page for instructions for establishing your family FACTS account.

*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, using a full signature, 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 optional (separate fee) activities at preschool that take place during our morning hours.

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

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

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

4.California Music Works class on Thursdays – ages 2 and up

An introduction to Religion will now be offered on Mondays.  This class is free to families wishing to have their child begin a basic understanding of Catholicism/Christian values.

An introduction to Spanish will be incorporated into our weekly curriculum in our KinderPrep classes. 

We are looking forward to a wonderful year!


Suzie Wydra                Rebecca Godina

Director                       Asst. Director

Jog-a-Thon Final Report

June 22, 2018

Dear Parents,

Our 5th Annual Jog-A-Thon was a huge success.  We are so grateful to our amazing sponsors, our parents who came out to help and cheer on these kids, and of course every single child who came and ran their heart out.  

Thanks to you, we raised $10,700.00!

We also want to announce the winners (of a $50.00 Visa Gift Card) for this year’s Jog-A-Thon fundraiser:

Total Donations – Highest:        Jack Lipari

Most Individual Donations:       Mikayla Blaylock

We have an extra special thank you for Josh and Nicole Keel!  Josh donated a Logitech speaker which we are able to use in our Explorer I classroom. 

Nicole has donated a Mini Photography Session from Clarity by Nicole Photography ( for one of our families.  All families were included in a drawing and the winning family is:  

The Wood Family (Thomas & Maria Rosa).

One of our playground renovations has already started.  We are adding a third fenced area in the play yard. We have begun looking at new play structures and will be working with the Finance Council from the church to upgrade the Shark Tank later this summer. 

Thank you all again for your support!


Suzie and Rebecca

June 1, 2018

Dear Parents:

Here is a calendar of events for Sacred Heart Academy Preschool for June through August.

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 be 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 begins.           

                                         -FREE dress all summer

                                         -Children must wear closed-toed shoes.

                                         -Apply sunscreen at home before drop off.

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

Monday, Sept 3rd               Labor Day – Preschool Closed

Tuesday, Sept 4th              First Day of Fall Classes


Suzie Wydra               Rebecca Godina

Director                      Asst. Director 


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   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.


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



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.


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




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!  


Suzie, Rebecca and Staff