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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-Year-Olds Full Day 9/22/2022

This week we begin exploring Living Things and Non-LivingThings, how Living Things change/grow over time, and what Living Things need.  We examined apple seeds, learned about the apple life cycle, and painted with apples.   The students sorted Living Things and Non-Living Things. We also begin learning about the change of seasons, and Fall, which we will continue to explore next week. The...
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Half-day Preschool-September 23, 2022

Looking Back… *Our week was all about the letter Cc.  The caterpillars we made are hanging out in our classroom.  We learned about how they will become beautiful butterflies.  Clicking castanets was lots of fun with our new Jolly Phonics song.  Aa and Bb were also reviewed every day. *Each day, we continue to find...
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3/4 Full Day Preschool News

Happy Fall Everyone!  Even with it being a short week, we were able to get so much accomplished!  We learned about the letter “T” and the sound it makes.  Our word list took up two pages!  This week our letter poem was about Thomas the Turtle.  Make sure to ask your child to recite it...
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Half-day Preschool-September 16, 2022

Looking Back… *What an exciting week in Half-day Preschool.  We attended our first Tuesday Mass with our Buddies.  It was so nice to be together with them in Church again.  We listened to Father Mike talk about God and then we sang Happy Birthday to Father Mike. *Red was the color of the week!  We...
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Preschool 3-Year-Olds Full Day 9/16/2022

This was a very busy week for our class.  The highlights include the following: God and our names – We spent the week talking about how much God loves each of them, and how they are unique, starting with their name. We continue to work on recognizing our name and learning the names of our...
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Fulll Day 3/4 Preschool

What a jam packed week we have had!  Monday we wore our red, white, and blue for Patriot’s Day.  Tuesday we attended our first weekly all school mass with our buddies.  Wednesday, we were able to enjoy extra play time outside.  Thursday, we visited the library with our 5th grade buddies, and Friday we attended...
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Half-day Preschool-September 9, 2022

  Looking Back… *Letter “Aa” was our first letter of the week.  We made alligators with circle eyes and triangle teeth.  Jolly Phonics began this week and we sang a song about ants on our arms.  We focused on the sound that the letter “Aa” makes and found lots of things that begin with that...
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Preschool 3-Year-Olds Full Day 9/9/2022

Hello Families! In our lessons this week, we continued learning about the letter “Aa” and its sound.  We attempted writing practice at the smart board – which the children loved.  We learned about our first shape – square. Children modeled the square shape with Play-Doh.  I was excited as they extended our lesson into snack...
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Oodles of Fun in PreK

What a busy week we had even with having Monday off.  We learned all about the letter “S” and had fun learning a silly poem about Sam the Slimy Snake.  This week we had our second fire drill of the year and kicked off the 2022-2023 school year with our first PBIS assembly.  Make sure to...
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