Pre-K Mrs. Goetcheus, Mrs. Kelley and Mrs. Gaenzler




Welcome to Pre-K at St. Jane de Chantal School!

Pre K brings, the 100th Day Party, very exciting songs, projects and more! We look forward to enjoying each and every moment with your children this school year. 

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Please read on to see what we will be working on each week as well as information every Pre K parent should know at De Chantal.


Mrs. Kelley, Mrs. Goetcheus and Mrs. Gaenzler


 October 26th - October 30th


I hope everyone enjoyed the three day weekend. The teachers had an excellent virtual collaboration day with the entire ADW. We learned many strategies for virtual and hybrid teaching. This week, Pre-K will have their pictures taken on Tuesday.  Our all-virtual students may sign-up for their picture time slot, which will take place Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday is a virtual day for all students as usual. Thank you to all of our families who bought pies and supported the HSA Fall Festival! Our community is stronger with involved families :)

Pre-K's winter uniform are the Dechantal blue sweatpants/sweatshirt with their sneakers and green t-shirt.

Pre-K will have their Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 30th. Your child may wear their costumes. Please no props (swords, handcuffs, etc), no Halloween masks (still wear your regular COVID mask), and please make sure your child is able to use the bathroom wearing their costume. Your child can wear sneakers to school and does not need to wear the uniform under the costume. Friday, Oct 30th is a half day.Please send a Halloween treat with your child on the day of their party to enjoy at snack time. We are not allowed to bring treats for the students from our homes and parents aren't allowed to send in treats for the whole class. Thank you for understanding. We will provide fun games, activities, and crafts for the party! 

We will officially be ALL-VIRTUAL the week after Thanksgiving. Monday is still a no-school day (as per the set calendar) but Tuesday- Friday will be all virtual with our normal virtual schedule of 8:30-2:45 and Wednesdays watching our videos after our Morning Meeting Zoom. Hopefully families will return from their travels and take that week to make sure no illnesses arise before returning to school in person on December 7th. 



This week it is all about the letter "H"!!!  The books that we will be reading are " In the Haunted House", "Humbug Witch" and "There was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat".

Math we will be working on a haunted house color number and graphing Halloween erasers, learning about adding and subtracting 

Reading/Writing will be making a letter H book, cut and paste the letter H, writing in our journals about our costumes, and writing the letter H

Art will be super fun this week because we will be decorating halloween bags, painting pumpkins, and creating the humbug witch!!

Social Studies: Read about "My First Halloween" and play a trick or treat game

Science No Science this because of no school Monday

Religion God to the Rescue/God Makes a Way/ the parting of the Red Sea craft

Let's Find Out, we will learn all about the pumpkin

Important Dates:

Virtual Wednesday!!

October 26- Teacher Collaboration Day, No School

October 30- Half day 12pm Dismissal (Pre-K Celebrates Halloween)


****Important  Reminders****

- Please pack your child a snack, lunch, drink, trash bag (small newspaper bags work well), and a wash-cloth to use as a place mat EVERYDAY- even half days.

 - We are a nut-free classroom. Please do not send your child with items that contain nuts or are processed in a factory with nuts for morning snack. All birthday treats must be nut free and not processed in a factory with nuts. 

- If you are sending your child to extended day, please remember to fill out the form located online:

- Important papers will typically be sent home in your child's red folders.  Please empty the folder before sending back to school the next day.

- Please practice self-help skills with your children (opening lunch containers, zipping backpacks and lunch boxes, tying shoes, buttoning clothing items). These are skills used in the classroom daily.  

- If there is any change in your child's dismissal routine (i.e. going home early, or being picked up by someone else, etc) you must send a note in that morning.  Please do not email us with time sensitive dismissal info because I may not get it in time for dismissal.

- Don’t forget to label everything your child brings or wears to school, we have many children all wearing the same thing, it is hard to trace clothing and lunch boxes back to their owners!

- When sending money in to school please place in sealed envelope and label the outside with a To: and From: as well as what it is for.



Important signs of illness are:

  • temperature greater than 100.4 degrees
  • nausea/vomiting/diarrhea/stomachache
  • pale or flushed face
  • headache
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • sore throat
  • thick discharge from nose
  • rash or skin infection
  • red or pink eyes
  • loss of appetite
  • decreased energy level /body fatigue
  • new loss of taste or smell
  • earache

** Please contact your healthcare provider and discuss symptoms to see if COVID testing is recommended.**

 If a student tests (+) for COVID 19, they will stay home per CDC guidelines. A note will be required from your healthcare provider before returning to school

(Non- COVID illness), Children should stay home for at least 72 hours after onset of an illness and/or if they are sent home from school.

Children should be without a fever for 72 hours without Tylenol &/or Ibuprofen before returning to school

Children should NOT come to school if they have recently been exposed to someone with COVID 19.  Please discuss with your healthcare provider, and  complete quarantine period (without becoming symptomatic or diagnosed with COVID-19.)