Kindergarten Class News

Kindergarten Teacher, Leslee Johnson



 MANY THANKS to all kindergarten families for an amazing school year.  I have enjoyed teaching your children and watching them grow in all areas of the curriculum.  We have such a diverse group of students.  There are artists, architects, scientists, mathematicians, readers, great helpers, socializing experts, super citizens and Christian role models-to name just a few!  Their smiles light up my day, and their laughter lightens my heart.  Thank you for sharing your children with our St. John’s family. 

 TOMORROW is graduation at 10:00 am in the gym.  Children should arrive in the classroom between 9:30 and 9:45 am.  Please take your refreshment donation directly into the gym.  Remember, no ponytails or hair decorations.  Children go home with you after the program.  The children are ready to sing and dance and do the limbo!  It should be fun.  See you tomorrow.





Monday – No School


Graduation Rehearsal.  READING  DAY.   Students may bring a favorite book or two.  They may also bring a “snuggle buddy” (stuffed animal) for our independent reading time.


Graduation Rehearsal.  GAME DAY.  Students may bring one board game or card game to use in the afternoon.  No electronics or anything messy or easily breakable.


Graduation Rehearsal.  Report cards sent homeMay Reading Logs Due.  PACK UP DAY.  If your child does not have a large school bag, plan to send a separate bag to help carry items home. 


Graduation is at 10:00 am in the gym.  The weather is supposed to be mild, so it should be a pleasant morning.  Students should arrive in the classroom between 9:30-9:45 am.  If you arrive earlier, your child must stay with you until the classroom opens at 9:30.  Please remember to bring your refreshment donation to the gym on graduation day.  Kindergarten children go home with you after the program.  Total time, including refreshments, is about one hour.

-Remember…girls should not wear pony tails or hair decorations except at the nape of the neck.  Sometimes top of the head works, but it’s best to avoid it, if possible.

-Those who signed up to help at graduation will have a reminder in the Friday Folder.

Have a wonderful weekend.  Blessings!




-We reviewed basic skills, challenged our minds with tangram puzzles, learned about simple machines and continued with our preparations for graduation.  We also enjoyed a wonderful visit from Scales and Tales – a traveling zoo.  Children enjoyed getting up close and personal with chinchillas, an anteater, baby chicks, a hedgehog, an owl and a sloth.  What a wonderful experience for the children!

-For Jesus Time we had the story of Jesus’ ascension.  We want your child to trust in Jesus’  promise to stay with us always and to take us to heaven to live with Him forever.  That news is so good that we want to share it!


-We will be finishing up our school year with many writing and reading activities.   Graduation preparation will also be part of our days, so try to make sure your child is at school on time so they won’t miss any of our final activities and preparations.

-Snack Reminder: Monday-Aria, Tuesday-Nia, Wednesday-Avery, Thursday-Elijah, Friday-Andrea.

-Lunch Helpers: Monday-Wright, Thursday-Pancorvo.


-Did you return your graduation RSVP???  If not, please return it in the Friday Folder no later than Monday.  Thank you.

That’s all for this week.  Have a wonderful weekend.  Jesus Loves You!





-We were busy with new word families, practicing addition and subtraction, learning about how plants grow and painting our versionn of Georgia O'Keeffe flowers.

-For Jesus Time we had the story of Thomas.  We want your child to trust, just like Thomas in our story finally did, that Jesus truly has risen from the dead and gives us life.  This news is so good that we want to share it.  Praise God for His love and care!


-We continue to review basic skills and begin preparations for graduation.

-Snack Reminder: Monday-Joshua (Happy Summer Birthday), Tuesday-Henry, Wednesday-Isaiah, Thursday-Madelyn, Friday-Mrs. Johnson.


-Check the Friday Folder for a list of things to know for graduation and for an RSVP to fill out for the number of guests attending.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Have a wonderful weekend.  Happy Mother's Day!




-We had a busy week with sight word review in reading, subtraction activities for math, and learning about citizenship and American symbols for social studies.  Check out the directed drawings of the Statue of Liberty on the back of this note in the Friday Folder.

 -For Jesus Time we had the story of Jesus’ resurrection.  We want your child to know that because Jesus rose, we will not die forever, but will rise again too.  We can be sure we will live again in heaven!


-Snack Reminder: Monday-Mrs. Johnson, Tuesday-Reilly, Wednesday-Gabriella, Thursday-Zoey, Friday-Grace.  We say Happy Summer Birthday next week to Gabriella and Grace!

-The Book Fair and Ice Cream Social are on Friday the 10th.  Check the Parent Bulletin for details.


Our last field trip of the school year will be an in-house event.  Scales and Tales Traveling Zoo is scheduled for Monday, May 13th.  There will be many fun animals that children will have the opportunity to observe and get close to.  Should be fun!

Have a wonderful weekend!  Jesus Loves You!