Friday, October 16, 2020

October 12 - 16

We attended our first virtual prayer service to celebrate Founder's Day. 

The society of the Holy Child Jesus was founded by Cornelia Connelly, in England, 1846. Cornelia was a wife, a mother of five children, and a religious woman.  Her unique educational philosophy continues to guide Holy Child Schools all around the world. 

Cornelia Connelly

Our letter this week is the letter Aa.

Our letter Aa word wall. 
Can you find words that start with the letter Aa in your house?

Tracing the sandpaper letter Aa.

In Montessori, the sandpaper letters are used to introduce children to the phonetic  sounds.  Children repeat the sound while tracing the letter with two fingers. Using a textured letter allows the child to learn the letter visually and muscularly.  Since the child is encouraged to trace the letter over and over, it becomes a part their muscle memory.

A BIG thank you to the families who have purchased books from our Scholastic book wish list for our classroom!  We are a class of book lovers!  

During the month of November, we will be celebrating religious diversity. If you or someone you know would like to share with a class, a division, or the whole school, please email .

  • Parent-teacher conferences will be held Thursday, October 22 in the evening and Friday, October 23 in the morning.  
  • There is NO SCHOOL for students on Friday, October 23
  • The Mission Party will be held Friday, October 30th.  All children will be dismissed at noon.  There is no HCA PLUS.  More information to follow.
  • Please make sure to practice taking a mask on and off with your child.  Just as a reminder vented masks are not approved face mask for school.  Also, long strings are dangerous; please make sure the mask loops around the ear.  

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Devenney

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