Ms. Gunther's Pre-K 4's Page

Welcome to 1/2 Day and Full Day Pre-K 4 with Ms. Gunther! I'm so excited to be with you this year as you continue to learn and grow. In preschool we work hard, though our form of work might look like play to everyone else. While we play, we are working on our social/ emotional development, language, math, science, social studies, and religion! Along with playing, we also spend time creating with paints, crayons, markers, paper, and glue. Playing is hard work in preschool! 



Please,  make sure if your child is wearing a dress to school that they have a pair of shorts on underneath. We have had multiple discussions now on keeping our dresses down, but somehow they keep getting lifted by the child. 
Thank you so much for assisting us with this matter. 
-Ms. Gunther

The orders for the Book Club has been submitted on Saturday. The order should get here within 10 business days, once it is done being processed. When the order arrives I will put your books in a bag and put them straight into you child's backpack, unless it's a big order then I will hand the bag to you at drop off or pickup.
Thank you so much for placing an order and helping our class get new books for our classroom library. 
Book Club Flyers are sent home every month, and there are always more options online.  Check out the page on our blog titled Scholastic Book Club for the link and our class Id for ordering. 
-Ms. Gunther 

Handicap Ramp and Stair Railings

Please, make sure your children are not using the railings and ramps by our stairs and by the Holy Name Room Porch as a playground. The children should not be hanging on/ climbing the railings, and should not be running up and down the handicap ramp. Before school and afterschool especially, when classes are lining up and dismissing. We know its tempting for them, but it is a safety hazard. 
Thank you for your cooperation. 
-Ms. Gunther

Class List

Hi everyone, 
It was so great seeing all the new smiling faces that will be in our class this year! We can't wait to have everyone on Monday.  That being said, there has been an update to our class list totals. 
We have 6 1/2 day and 15 full day students. 
Coming up next week:
Before Care and After Care begin. 
Next week we have P.E. on Tuesday for everyone (remember gym shoes must be worn) and on Friday for the full day students. 
Spanish class with Ms. Lorena Tapia will start on Friday.
Have a great weekend!
-Ms. Gunther

Extra/Change of Clothes..Opps

I was just asked about the extra clothes, and in all honesty we were so caught up with our last few days, we completely forgot to send home the extra/change of clothes. 
So.... on Monday, when you drop off your child, we will give you their clothes. Any clothes not passed back before hand will be given at the end of the celebration when your child collects their certificate. 
We apologize for this Opps moment. 
Thank you for your understanding. 
-Ms. Gunther

End of the Year Pre-K Celebration

Dear Parents,

Great News! The end of the school year is almost here and we get to CELEBRATE together! Our last regularly scheduled day will be Friday, June 3rd. On Monday, June 6th we will celebrate our preschoolers in the gym!

Children are to arrive at 8:30 to their regular classroom doors on June 6th. Once the child is in the classroom, parents will proceed to the gym and find a seat in the bleachers.

 (Gym entrance located on Lemont Ave). 

The celebration will begin at 9:00.

What to look forward to: 

  • Opening by Mrs. Schultz
  • Parents prayer by Miss Talbott
  • Prayer
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • A couple of songs. 
  • Closing by Ms. Gunther
  • End Prayer
  • Meet Teachers by designated tables to receive their Preschool Certificates
  • Time to Socialize
    • Photo Opportunities with Teachers & Friends
    • Snacks 

Have a Great Summer!


Your Pre-K Team

Ms. Gunther         Mrs. Schultz

Miss Talbot            Mrs. Segreti


(Note sent home 5/25)

Superhero Day! Tues. May 31st

Dear Parents, 

In honor of the end of the school year and doing the best we could to reach our UPP raffle ticket goals, we will still be celebrating Superhero day! It will take place on Tuesday, May 31st. We will be honoring/ talking about the qualities and characteristics of a Superhero, including both fictional and non-fictional everyday heroes. 

The children may wear “Superhero” themed articles of clothing.

We will offer a variety of activities for the children to engage in, each focusing on a different “Superhero” ability. 

Thank you for helping us reach our goals!

Hoping to have a Super and Heroic Day!

-Ms. Gunther

(Note sent home 5/24)

Picnic Lunch with Faith Partners!

On Wednesday, June 1st we will be having a picnic lunch with our 5th grade Faith Partners as we meet one last time before our year ends. 
Lunch will take place at 11:35-12:15pm, and our 1/2 day friends are invited to stay with us and be picked up at noon. A note will be going home to confirm if your child can stay or not. Children should bring their lunches as usual, and 1/2 day can bring their lunches to school for the 1st time, if they are able to stay. 
We can't wait to see our Faith Partners and celebrate the end of the year with them!

Stations of the Cross

Here is the video of our Full Day group telling us the Stations of the Cross. Each one colored their own station.

Last week to sign up for Spring Clubs

This week is the last week to sign up your child for a Spring Club. Clubs will begin next week Monday. The sign up is in the Red Folder, and I had posted it a few posts back on the blog. If you have any questions about a club please don't hesitate to ask. 
-Ms. Gunther

Our Teddy Bear Picnic will be held on Thursday March 24th. Each child will be allowed to bring in 1 stuffed animal of their choosing. We will have a variety of activities to celebrate the day. 
We currently have 86 tickets sold and we need 100 to reach our next goal. Our top goal is reaching 150, so please help us reach our goals by selling those tickets. We really appreciate all that you do to help us. 
A big thank you from our class. 
UPP Raffle Ticket Update!
Last week we reached our 1st two goals by having 70 raffle tickets sold. 
This week we will have our popsicle day on Tuesday, March 1st, while celebrating Mardi Gras. This was for selling 25 tickets. 
Later in March we will have our Teddy Bear Picnic (more details to follow closer to the date) for selling 50 tickets. 
Our next goal is to have 100 tickets sold for our Movie Theater Day. 
The grand total of 150 tickets told will earn our class Superhero Day!
We can't say thank you enough for helping support our school through the UPP events. Please continue to sell your tickets to help us reach our end goal of 150 for our classroom!

Spring Clubs

Here is the flyer for the spring clubs if you wish to register your child. If your child is 1/2 day they are welcome to come back at 3:00 when we dismiss normally and we will take your child to club. 
There are 4 clubs being offered for PreK 4 to hopefully offer some variety.
I shared with you yesterday the two clubs that will take place in our classroom.
Please note the flyer doesn't have the clubs in weekday order. All club times are from 3:10-4:10 except for Tuesday which will take place at 2:10-3:10. The clubs run for 8 weeks with a pause for Easter Break.
This is a great opportunity for children to meet other children in the school, even in their own grade levels and we are so happy to be offering these to your children.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.