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The St. Cletus Preschool program focuses on the development of the whole child in a faith-based atmosphere. Throughout the day children participate in the following activities: prayer, play, music, math, art, calendar, technology, stories, and more. The Preschool curriculum provides children with the opportunities for social/emotional development, large and fine motor development. In all our grade levels, faith is taught across the curriculum and in Preschool we incorporate the “Allelu!” curriculum. St. Cletus Preschool is open to all children who will be turning 3 or 4 by September 1st.

St. Cletus Preschool offers both full day and half day options. Parents may choose for half day Preschool Monday – Friday, Tuesday/Thursday, or Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 8:00 am to 10:45 am. Full day Preschool is offered Monday – Friday. Full day Preschool students attend special classrooms which include: Spanish, Music, Library, TLC, and Gym.

Here’s some of the things Preschool students’ learn each day:

  • Social skills like sharing and self-control.
  • Fine motor skills to prepare us for holding writing tools.
  • Gross motor skills like coordination and balance.
  • Creative expression and taking pride in our work.
  • Literacy skills like book care and recognizing familiar letters and/or words.
  • Math skills like counting, sorting, and comparing.
  • Science skills like constructing, experimenting, and observing.

Below is our schedule for specials. Please view our school calendar to see the most up to date information. We follow a Monday through Friday rotation throughout the year for our specials.

Room 99

  • Monday – Art
  • Tuesday – Spanish
  • Wednesday – PE
  • Thursday – PE
  • Friday – TLC

Room 100

  • Monday – Art
  • Tuesday – Spanish
  • Wednesday – PE
  • Thursday – PE
  • Friday – TLC

99

  • 20 Students

100

  • 20 Students 

Due to COVID 19 – Students are to bring their own snacks each day.

Have you been wondering why your child always seems to be playing instead of working in our classroom?

It’s because play IS the work of a child!

Research has shown that play is the most effective way to teach preschoolers.

 

  • Preschool Readiness Checklist:
    • Follows 1 and 2 step directions
    • Speaks clearly
    • Can express and describe feelings
    • Recites alphabet
    • Identifies upper case and lower case letters
    • Identifies phonemic sound of each letter
    • Shows interest during read alouds
    • Retells a story verbally and with picture cards
    • Traces letters, name, and numbers
    • Stack 18 or more blocks
    • Correctly hold crayons and pencils
    • Practices correct scissor skills
    • Copy straight lines, curved lines, and common shapes
    • Compare objects
    • Identify basic shapes
    • Count to 20
    • Runs with ease
    • Skips, jumps and hops

Please feel free to ask any questions you might have about our curriculum.  Rest assured – your child is learning AND having fun!

Preschool 3-February 23, 2024

  Our penguin week was a lot of fun!  Many penguin books were read this week.  A guest reader from the 3rd grade also joined us to read about a special Christmas penguin.  We learned many facts about penguins and watched videos of real penguins.  Be sure to ask your child all they learned about...
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Preschool 3-February 16, 2024

  Love was in the air this week in our classroom.  We read lots of stories about Valentine’s Day and kindness.  Our party was so much fun.  We decorated cookies, created beautiful bags for our cards, played games and ended our party passing out our valentines and yummy treats.   Thanks to all of the families...
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Preschool 3-February 9, 2024

Our new month began with our letter of the week octopus creation and beautiful sunny weather.  We were so thankful to enjoy this great recess weather all week long!  It looks like the groundhog may have been right:)  Our Jolly Phonics song was all about Oliver turning the light on and off.  During ECLIP, we...
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Preschool 3-February 2, 2024

  Catholic Schools Week was the best.  We started our week with Family Mass and Open House.  Thanks to all of our current Preschool families and to the new families for visiting.  It was so nice to see everyone exploring our classroom and seeing all that we have done.  Monday we wore our favorite jersey...
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PreK News 2/2

What a fantastic Catholic Schools week this has been!  We wore our favorite sports jerseys, we donated soup to our parish food pantry, we celebrated our teachers and students and ended the week with our annual St. Cletus School tradition, the Red and White Game!  This week really opened our eyes for us to see...
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Preschool 3-January 26, 2024

It’s hard to believe we started the second semester of school!  We are half-way through our school year.  So much learning and fun have taken place and yet there is still so much more ahead for us.  During the second semester we will begin to practice writing our names, count to 20, identify numbers through...
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PreK News 1/26

January has been a busy month and is going to end with such an amazing week, Catholic Schools Week!  On Sunday we invite everyone to attend our 10:30 Mass and come visit our open house after.  While you are here we ask that you come visit your child’s classroom so see some of the fun...
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Preschool 3-January 19, 2024

  Our theme this week was winter and snow!  The weather certainly supported our theme:)  Still, our three-day week was a busy one.  Our snowman show-and-tell was the highlight of the week.  The snowmen and snowwomen were even more creative than our disguised turkeys!  It was amazing to see the growth in students’ speaking ability...
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