Monthly Updates


The children have been working hard over the past few months. They are reading so well now. I can’t believe how far they have come. I’m so proud of them! The students have been attending mass every Friday and will soon be going to the Stations of the Cross during the Lenten season.

  Thursday, March 6th-Trimester 2 Report Cards went home. Please send back the empty envelopes the report card comes in.

  • Monday, March 9th- No School!
  • Friday, March 27th-St. Baldrick’s Day!
  • Tuesday, March 31st- Open Gym begins for Kindergarten. Open Gym will be held each Tuesday from 2:45-3:45. There is no signup required.
  • Thursday, April 9th-11:30AM Dismissal
  • April 10th-April 19th-Spring Break! Enjoy the time with your family and friends 


Again, thank you so much for helping your child with their homework and reading their Decodables. I know that they are working really hard and it shows! I appreciate the homework folders coming back each week. Continue to work on RAZ-Kids and the monthly sight words that are sent home! It is so great to work as a team to have such a successful school year 


We had a wonderful time celebrating the 100th day of school! We paraded around the school in our 100 year-old costumes and t-shirts. They all looked great! We counted our groups of things by tens to 100. It was a very fun and busy day for us!


  • Thank you to all of the wonderful families that make SCA such a great place to be! Also, a big thank you to FSA. They delivered a care package to our room with great learning games to make learning fun! They also awarded the Kindergarten a grant for some enrichment materials! Thank you so much FSA.


  • Friday, February 7th:Please bring in a large brown grocery bag (please no reusable bags). We will decorate these bags to hold our valentines.
  • Thursday, February 13th:Valentine’s Day Celebration- students can bring in valentines and treat to go with it (if they choose). If they bring in cards, they must have one for each child. We have 23 students in our class. Please don’t have your child put names on the cards for their classmates. This will make things run smoothly when we pass out the cards for their classmates. 
  • Thursday, February 13th1:00PM dismissal. No aftercare will be available. 
  • Friday, February 14th and Monday, February 17th:No School!


It has been so great to be back with the children. I loved hearing about all of their adventures over break and how much fun they had. 
We have a few things that will be coming up:

  • Thursday, January 16thScholastic Book Order Due!
  • Monday, January 20thNo School! 
  • Friday, January 25th1:00 PM Dismissal
  • Sunday, January 26th: Catholic Schools Week begins with 9:00 mass followed by Open House until 12:00 PM. Be sure to stop by our room to see all of the fun things your child is doing! It is also a great opportunity to check out the 1st grade classrooms J
  • Monday, January 27th:100th day of School! We have been counting down to the 100th day of school. The children may come to school dressed like they are 100 years old or they can wear 100 things on a t-shirt. We are looking forward to this special day!
  • Tuesday, January 28th: Celebrate Students & Dress Down Day!
  • Wednesday, January 29th: Celebrate Teachers!
  • Thursday, January 30th: Celebrate Parents!
  • Friday, January 31st: Grand Friends Day! Information will go home about this day in the white envelope.
  • The students will be starting RAZ-kids. Your child’s login, password, and information is attached. This is a computer program that allows the students to listen to and read books on their own. You are able to log on to your child’s account and practice reading at home. More is explained in the RAZ-Kids parent letter and on their website. This program will help encourage good reading!


We had a great time on the field trip to the Beverly Arts center! The students seemed to really enjoy the play. They were wonderful and so excited to ride the bus.

 Once again, we have a busy month ahead of us in December. Here is a look at what’s to come…

*Wednesday, December 4th: The students will be going to Santa’s Secret Shop. If you want your child to purchase a gift, please be sure to send money in a labeled envelope.

Tuesday, December 10th: $1.00 Dress down for Ryan Sisters

*Wednesday, December 11th: The students have their Christmas show at 7:00PM in the church. Students should wear nice clothes and should be dropped off in their classroom before the concert at 6:50PM. They will also perform the concert during the school day at 1:00PM.  

Wednesday, December 18th: Polar Express Day! Your child may wear their pajamas to school and have fun doing Polar Express activities. Please have your child wear gym shoes to school (no slippers!!). 

 Friday, December 20th: Christmas Dress down and Christmas break begins at 1:00 PM!

Monday, January 6th: Classes Resume

Thank you to all of the room parents for planning such a fun Halloween party for all of the children! The kids looked great in their costumes. We have been very busy in Kindergarten and have many events coming up in November.

 Monday, November 11th: Reward Movie day! We have collected over 600 brag tags as a class. They have worked so hard to earn them and we will be celebrating with a movie day. The students may bring one thing (a stuffed animal or a small blanket/pillow) for movie day. It must fit in their backpack. 

 Thursday, November 14th: $1.00 dress down for JDRF

Thursday, November 14th: 1st Trimester Report cards will be sent home.

Monday, November 18th: We will be attending the Book Fair as a class. If you would like your child to purchase books, please send money or a check in an envelope labeled with your child’s name. 

Monday, November 25th:
 Beverly Arts Center Field Trip! More information and a permission slip will be sent home.

Tuesday, November 26th: 11:00 Dismissal 

Tuesday, November 26th: Parent/Teacher Conferences 

Wednesday, November 27th- Friday, November 29th: Thanksgiving Break. Have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends J

Thursday, October 31st is our Halloween celebration. When planning your costume, please keep in mind that no masks or weapons are allowed. The costumes must be easy enough to come off when we use the washrooms. The all school parade will be at 1:00 PM and then there is an assembly in the gym. The children may be prepackaged treats to pass out if they would like. Please do not send any type of treat containing nuts. We have students with nut allergies in Kindergarten and we want to make sure all of our students are safe. We have 24 students in our class. Please only label the treats with who it is from. They will not be eating these treats during the day. They will be passed out and sent home in treat bags. For our treat bags, please bring in a large shopping bag (with handles is best) for your child to use to hold their treats. I am looking forward to seeing all of their great costumes!

Other Upcoming Dates:

Friday, October 11th: 1:00 PM Dismissal

Monday, October 14th: No School!

Thursday, October 31st: Halloween Parade at 1:00 PM


Thank you for all of your cooperation and support! It is wonderful we can work as a team to have a great year! As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. 

September News

The boys and girls have been doing such a great job learning our Kindergarten behaviors and routines! They have started pre-decodables and learning all of the vocabulary that goes along with them. We will soon be sending home September sight words to practice. 


We have library each week. Please have your child bring back their library book on our assigned library day.

Room 109- Thursday
Room 110- Tuesday

We will have gym twice a week. Students may wear their gym uniforms on these days.

Room 109- Thursday and Friday

Room 110- Wednesday and Friday

 Mark your calendar J

Tuesday, September 17thHot lunch begins. Please continue to pack a snack for your child!

Wednesday, September 18thPicture Day

Monday, September 23rdFull Uniforms

Thursday, September 26th$1.00 Dress down for Pediatric Cancer

Friday, October 11th1:00 PM Dismissal

Monday, October 14thNo School!

August News

I would like to welcome you and your child to our Kindergarten classroom. My name is Mrs. Williams and I will be your child
s teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. In order to ensure every child’s success, I encourage open communication with parents, so please feel free to contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns. You can reach me by calling the school at (708) 425-5547 or emailing me at awilliams@scaoaklawn.orgYou can also place a note in your child’s take home folder, which will travel back and forth to school. Please check your child’s folder each night. It will contain important forms, newsletters, and other information.

Please send a snack and lunch every day with your child.

We will be starting our “specials” on Thursday (gym, library, music, art, and computers). I will send home a specials schedule in the first newsletter. On gym days, students can come to school in their gym uniforms. While the weather is hot, students are allowed to wear their gym uniforms each day.

**More information will follow the day of Open House (Wednesday, August 28th). 

**Students may bring a water bottle to keep at their table on hot weather days!

**For birthdays, you are welcome to send in item(s), which will be sent home with students at the end of the day. More information for birthdays will be given at Open House.

I am looking forward to getting to know both you and your child. I hope you are as excited about this year as I am!