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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!

Full Day Preschool Newsletter September 17, 2021

Looking Back… *”Bb” week was messy and fun with outdoor bubbles! *We brought our bears to school and made our own Capital “B” bears. *Watercolor butterfly painting was our Friday alphabet project. *Our religion discussion was about the smiles God gave all of us, even though they are sometimes hard to see under our masks....
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Full Day Preschool Newsletter September 10, 2021

Looking Back… *This week we learned all about the letter “Aa” and made alligators and apple trees. *We started Jolly Phonics and sang a song about ants crawling on our arms! *Fr. Elmer visited us on Wednesday and said a special prayer with us. *Red Day rocked!  We painted with red paint,  wore cool red...
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Half Day Preschool September 10th, 2021

Half day preschool has been so busy, even on our short week! We learned about the letter C and the kuh sound it makes in words like car and caterpillar.  We heard the castanet song and saw how castanets work and how they sound. We have learned the A, B and C letters. There are...
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Full Day Preschool Newsletter-September 2, 2021

Looking Back… *We created our class rules chart together and discussed why we have rules.  We each made our very own “Preschool Classroom Rules” book to take home to share      with our families! *Walks with our friends from Junior Kindergarten were lots of fun.  It was exciting to name all the shapes we...
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September 3 2021 Half Day Preschool

We have had a busy week !   We talked about the letter B and the many things we know that start with B.  We made a beaver and learned to use our glue sticks a bit more this week.  We pray in the morning and are getting very good at turning to face the crucifix...
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Full Day Preschool News-August 27, 2021

Our first week of full day preschool was a great success! We spent our week learning many of our full day routines: *Pledge of Allegiance *Rest time procedures *Eating lunch in our classroom *Fire drill procedure We learned the Sign of the Cross in Religion.  Everyone did a great job.  Next week, we will learn...
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Half Day Pre K August 27th , 2021

What a wonderful week we had learning and playing in half day prek!   The letter A was the main focus surrounding our academics!  We used center time activities to practice our  motor skills, our imagination and  sharing.  We must say, we have seen all these skills blossom in such a short time! We continue to...
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Full Day Preschool News August 20, 2021

Today, I am happy to share our first newsletter with all of our Preschool Families!  All of us cool cats had an awesome time rocking in our school shoes with Pete the Cat! We spent lots of time learning our classroom routines.  We learned the “Days of the Week” song and “Beautiful Day” by Jack...
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Half Day Preschool Newsletter – August 20th

  We had a wonderful first few days getting to know the classroom and each other!  We worked together to decorate our bulletin boards and let Pete the Cat tell us about his new shoes. On Thursday we had our first gym class and on Friday we visited the library!  We can ‘t wait to...
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