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Welcome to our Pre K classroom!

I am very excited to be your child's teacher and I look forward to creating many wonderful memories with you this year!

I have my degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Rivier University. Before coming to St. Christopher's, I taught Kindergarten for a year. Additionally, I worked as a Special Education Para educator in Massachusetts for six years. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Mrs. Sandy McCabe is the Pre-K R aide.



May News!

Dear Families:

It’s hard to believe we are entering the last full month of school and a busy month it will be!  Please make sure to check our school calendars for all our activities.

In April we celebrated the Week of the Young Child. Thank you Mrs. Costa for coming in and planning a fun activity. The class really enjoyed building a structure with tooth picks and marshmallow’s! We ended April by celebrating Earth Day. Unfortunately the weather kept us inside but we were able to spend the morning with our buddies!


May 17th there will be a teacher appreciation lunch at 12pm. I am looking for at least two parent volunteers to come in to the classroom for 30 minutes so Mrs. McCabe and I can attend the lunch. If you are able to volunteer please let me know ASAP. Thank you so much!

Book Fair:

We will be attending the used book sale on Friday, May 12th from 10:40-11;00am, if anyone is interested you may join us or you may just send in a little money for your child to purchase a few books. Each book is 50 cents. Donations of used books are also being accepted and can be sent in to our class anytime between now and Thursday, May 11th.

May 26th we will celebrate Brown bears birthday by having a teddy bear picnic in his honor! Please bring in one small stuffed animal to join us on our celebration.

Summer Birthdays.

During the months of May and June we will be celebrating summer birthdays. If your child’s birthday falls after June 9th we will plan a special celebration to honor their individual birthday. A few days before the celebration we will send home a note letting you know when to bring in a special treat.

Spring Concert

The children have also been practicing very hard with our music teacher, so please don’t miss their spring concert on Wednesday, May 31st at 10:00am in the Church. Children are asked to dress in their best spring outfits! Jeans may not be worn. The Concert practice will be Tuesday afternoon. Half day students may return at 1:30 for the practice.

Field Day/ Fun Run- Friday May26th- Half Day students may stay for the entire day.

Here are some of the activities we are doing in May….

Language Arts:

We are starting the month by learning about Fairy Tales. We will read and enjoy different stories and even act out parts of our favorite fairy tale.  This month we will complete our study of all 26 letters of the alphabet .We plan to finish up working with Q and U and move on to letters C, O and K. The children are doing a great job with knowing their letters and the sounds that they make. They are also starting to know more and more sight words! Keep practicing these skills with them at home.  We will also continue to work on our rhyming and pre writing skills this month.


We will continue to work on recognizing and writing numbers. We are focusing on sorting and organizing as well. This month we will continue practicing adding two number together as well as introducing tally marks.


We will begin our unit on the Ocean. We will explore ocean life, look at different types of seashells and even go on a virtual field trip to an aquarium! We will end the month with our K is for Kindergarten unit!


May is the month of Mary, before we left for vacation we started to learn the Hail Mary and now during this month we will pray the Hail Mary every day.  We will explore simple bible stories and focus on our Blessed Mother, Mary. On Friday, May 19th the school participates in the May Crowning of Our Blessed Mother.


Attached are the May/June Scholastic book orders.  Please remember to continue reading to your child over the summer.  Reading every day is important in developing good pre-reading skills as well as providing some great quality time with your child.  The book orders both paper and on-line are due on Friday, May 19th

The end of the year is always busy. I will send out as many reminders about things as I can. Nevertheless, here is a list of important dates coming up …

May 12 Used Book and Uniform Sale – 10:20

May 17 Teacher Appreciation Lunch

May 19 May Crowning – 9:15 AM – Church

May 21 School and Parish Mass – 10:00 AM – Church

May 21 Open House for Prospective Families – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Lobby

May 22 Fine Arts Festival – 6:00 PM – Church

May 24 Walk to School – 8:15 AM – Sargent Ave Park

May 25 Ascension Thursday Mass – 9:15 AM – 3D & 3G preparing

May 26 Brown Bears Birth Day

May 26 Field Day/Fun Run – 12:40 PM – Sargent Ave Park Half Day students may stay a full day

May 29 NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day

May 31 PREK-2 Spring Concert 10am Church Doors open at 9:30

June 2 Mass – 9:15 AM – Church – 4D preparing

June 2 BBQ – 5:30-7:00 PM – Back Parking Lot

June 9 PreK Last Day of School and Ice Cream Party – Early Dismissal


Trying to catch a Leprechaun!






Valentines Day and the 100th Day of School!


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