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Mrs. Michelle Michalik
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish School

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St. Thomas Aquinas Parish School develops students to be disciples of Jesus Christ by learning, sharing and living the Love of God.
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MORNING DROP OFF: When dropping off your children please park in the angled parking lot and walk your child down to the classroom.  I would prefer that the children arrive in the classroom starting at 7:30 every morning.  Class starts at 8:00 with the children doing worksheets or other learning activities.  If a child does not complete the work during this time, the teachers need to find time during work time to complete the activity.  This does interfere with the planned projects and the child's planning time. As parents please have your child in the classroom by 8:00 so they have time to finish their work. 

Homework is due on Wednesdays and Show & Tell is Thursdays.

Mass: The 4-K class will attend Mass every 1st and 3rd. Thursday of the month.  Your child needs to be in the classroom at 7:30 on these days.

P.E.:  The class will participate in Physical Education every Wednesday.  Please make sure your child has tennis shoes for gym class.

Computer Lab:  The children will be going to the Computer Lab every Tuesday.  Please purchase headphones for your children for this class.

The children came up with 127 "C" words!  Congratulations!! The story was "Curly Caterpillar".  The children made Christmas cards, ornaments for the tree in the cafeteria, and Home and School helped the children make Christmas Gifts.  We were unable to go to the Computer Lab this week because we practiced our songs in the Church for the concert.  In Physical Education the class worked on their skills, jumping, skipping, and galloping.  On Wednesday, each student made a birthday cake for Jesus!  They all looked very yummy, enjoy!!
I will see you all tonight for the Christmas Concert.  I wish all of you a very blessed Christmas.  Thank you for all of the wonderful gifts!  See you next year!
When we return on January 5th, the letter will be "J" and the number 4.

 The class came up with 33 "O" words.  Outstanding!! The story this week was "Oh-Oh Octopus".  The children made gingerbread men ornaments for the tree in the cafeteria and their homework was to color and cut out ornaments for the tree on the bulletin board. In the computer lab the children played Christmas games.  Wednesday in Physical Education the class did an obstacle course.  The children learned how to write the number 2 and spell the number two.  The class made handprint reindeers for the door decoration contest.  I hope we win!!

 Next week will be the letter "C" and number 3.  Wednesday is where an ugly Christmas sweater and the children will be decorating individual Birthday cakes for Jesus.  Thursday they will be attending Mass and the Christmas concert is at 6:30 in Church.  Please drop of your children in the Uhen Center (gym) at 6:15. 
The classroom is in need of paper towel.
Tuesday, January 6th is an Open House for 4K and Kindergarten.   All families interested in Kindergarten can come and meet Mrs. Applebee. If you know of a family that has a 4 year old please have them stop by!  

 The children came up with 43 "I" words.  Incredible!!!  The story was "Inky Inchworm".  The children made Advent stars to take home and count down to the birth of Jesus. Are you remembering to take off a link each night?  They also wrote letters to Santa and learned how to draw a Santa.  The class learned how to spell the number 1 and write the number 1.  We used their pictures of when they were one years old to play a guessing game.  Mrs. Michalik tricked everyone by adding her one  year old picture to the pile!!  In the computer lab the children put together alphabet puzzles.  In Physical Education they played scooter hockey!!  They didn't want to come back to classroom!!
 Next week will be the letter "O" and number 2.  The 4K class will be attending a special Mass on Monday.  Please remember to wear church clothes.  Wednesday the students can dress up like Santa, Snowmen, Elves, or a Reindeer.

SCHOOL CALENDAR: Keep up with our school’s events with our fun online calendar: www.saintthomaswaterford.org/all-calendars.cfm Ex: Parent Night, Autumn Gala, etc.

Anyone wishing to volunteer in the school or go on a field trip must attend a 'Safeguarding' class.

You only need to attend this class once.

Safeguarding all of God’s Children class registration information.


1.        Go to www.arhcmil.org

2.        Scroll down on the right side of the page to Promise to Protect, Pledge to Heal and find the “Safeguarding All of God’s Family” (in blue) and click on it.

3.        On the right side under Safeguarding All of God’s Family, click on ”events”

4.        There is a list of all the events being offered by month. Be sure the month is in the month you are looking for an event.

5.        Find the Place and date that you want to attend – on the far right side of the event place is a blue register button – click on it and follow the on screen directions to register.



Scholastic Orders can be made at scholastic.com/bookclubs  

The class activation code is: H3ZGG

Together, we can help your child grow and learn through the school year.  Please feel free to talk to me after class or e-mail me at:

Thursday, December 18th - Christmas Concert 6:30 in Church

Monday, January 5th - Return to school

Tuesday, January 6th - Open house for 4K and Kindergarten

January 25th - 30th - Catholic Schools Week

Thursday, January 29th - VIP Mass 9:00

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