Class Announcements

Dec 11 - Dec 15

posted Dec 11, 2017, 2:18 PM by Ameila Giordano

I hope everyone has had a great weekend! Just a few notes and reminders for this week! Small World Gift shop will be this Wednesday, December 12th. Please be sure to have all money in the labeled envelope with your child's name. Thursday is our field trip! Students must be in their regular uniforms, please NO GYM UNIFORMS. The forecast is around 20 F, please be sure your child is dressed warm and has a full packed lunch. Our  expected walking commute is about ten minutes from our bus drop off area. Please make sure you are studying the YELLOW and GREEN Sight Words with your child. We will have a spelling test on Friday. Also just a reminder Friday all Christmas cards and Secret Santa gifts are due. I am looking forward to another great week. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me.

Nov 27-Dec 1

posted Nov 27, 2017, 5:09 PM by Ameila Giordano

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving! A big shout out to James for making Star Student of the Week! A big congratulations to James!! I would like to thank you for all the food donations! I would also like to thank all the parents for constantly ordering Scholastic books! Our transitions class already read 150 books! This Friday, December 1st will be a half day with no after care due to parent conferences. There will be brief parent-teacher conferences from 1-3 pm and 5-630 no appointments necessary. I just want to remind you that it is a brief conference just to go over your child's progress. You are always free to email me to set up an appointment for extended parent-teacher conference.s On Friday I will not be able to show you everything your child has learned so far trust me its a huge portfolio that I have on each child that cannot be shown in 5 minutes. I am so proud of each of children in my class! They have learned so much in these last 3 months and I'm amazed myself!! I have some little elves in my class!! Tis the season Pablo our class elf will be making grand debut on Friday so please ask your children all about Pablo! I hope everyone has a great week. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me. 

PS:  I promise to upload pictures soon :)

Nov 13- Nov 17

posted Nov 12, 2017, 10:08 AM by Ameila Giordano

I hope everyone has had a great weekend!  I would like to thank everyone for the cereal that they donated for the food drive. This week we will be working on the letter "T" and in Science we will be working on rocks. Please have your child collect two medium rocks from outside. Please have them in on Tuesday. A big congratulations to Mark on making Star Student of the week! Math test will be coming home, please review sign and return them back to school. New Site Words are coming home on Monday please return them on Friday! I am looking forward to another great week. If you have any questions or returns please feel free to email me!

Nov 6 - Nov 10

posted Nov 3, 2017, 3:36 PM by Ameila Giordano   [ updated Nov 3, 2017, 3:37 PM ]

I hope everyone has had a great weekend!  Last week we had a very exciting week celebrating Halloween! We had lots of fun activities in school, like in Science we made lava lamps - the kids absolutely love Science!! We also made Scarecrows, make sure to come check out our bulletin! This week we will not be moving on with our Sight Words, we will be reviewing the last few weeks. Homework will be on Sight Words, writing them 3x each. Congratulations to Alex on being Star Student last week. There will be no Star Student this week, it will begin in two weeks again. November Scholastic orders will be coming out on Monday and will be due on Nov 13th. I would like to thank all the parents who continuously support our Transition class, we received 10 free books ( so thank you again!) Please send in Permission Slips with money for Montclair State University Theater before Friday. Please DO NOT forget that tomorrow Nov 4th St Leos School will be having a clothing drive. The more clothes = more St Leos benefits! We will be starting our Food Drive, as soon I know which foods our class will be collecting I will let you know. For our St Leos School Wide Thanksgiving Feast each student in transitions is asked to bring in 2/3 cans of Turkey Gravy. This week we will also be celebrating two birthdays Alex & Fiorella!  I am looking forward to another great week. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me! 

Oct 30- Nov 3

posted Oct 27, 2017, 8:54 AM by Ameila Giordano

I hope everyone has had a great weekend! On Monday October 30th we will celebrating Vivaan's 5th Birthday! Your child does not need snack or lunch. On Tuesday October 31st we will be celebrating Halloween! Class Parents can attend our party at 10 am (no earlier) all other parents can attend the Halloween Parade in the backyard at 11 am. There will be a 12 pm dismissal NO AFTERCARE. All pumpkin contest start on Monday, Please bring in your decorated pumpkins! All permission slips are due on Monday. We are walking to the Police Station (we are only walking two blocks & no parents are needed for this trip). Sight Words will be going out on Monday and please return them on Friday! I am very proud of the children they are doing great with their Sight Words. Weeks 1-3 I have been very impressed! Friday Nov 3rd. It is the first Friday of the month we will be attending Mass. It will be a half day WITH aftercare. This week in Science we will be making lava lamps. I also want to thank all the parents for their support with Scholastic, this order totaled $72 and we received 10 free books! Monday we are starting our Student of the Week. A big congratulations to Alex for working so hard and earning Student of the Week. I would like to thank our 3 mystery readers Ms. Glentz, Mr Palmieri and my daughter Amanda! You can always sign up if you're interested in surprising your child as a mystery reader feel free to email me! If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me!

Oct 23- Oct 27

posted Oct 20, 2017, 3:12 PM by Ameila Giordano

I hope every one has had a great weekend! On Friday October 27th there will be a half day with NO aftercare. This week we will be carving out a pumpkin. Please make sure all old white button down shirts are in on Monday. Also the Halloween Gingerbread men need to be in on Monday October 23rd. Please keep sending pennies in our jug is almost full. All bagel orders are due in on October 24th. Please ask your children questions, we have been doing a lot of great things! I am looking forward to another great week!! If you have any questions or concerns please feel to email me.

Oct 16-Oct 20

posted Oct 15, 2017, 3:38 PM by Ameila Giordano

I hope everyone has had a great weekend! On Monday October 16 there will be no school. Elmwood Park Fire department will be coming Wednesday October 18th. This will be the last week for Fire Safety Week! Please do not forget to wear your pink breast cancer T-Shirts on Fridays! St Leo School is doing a Penny War, please send in your pennies so that our class can fill our jug and win a Pizza Party! I am looking forward to another great week! If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me :)

October 9 - October 13

posted Oct 6, 2017, 2:17 PM by Ameila Giordano

Happy Columbus Day! There is no school on Monday October 9th! Tuesday our new Site Words will be coming home and should be returned to school on Friday morning. Thursday we will have Fairlawn fire department and truck coming in at 10 am. There will also be no school on Monday October 16th. Please ask your children about our science lesson on leaves. We did leaf reporting and the children were able to look through microscopes to find veins in the leaves. Again please ask your children questions about our leave reporting project they were so excited! If you purchased a breast cancer pink t-shirt your child is allowed to dress down every Friday in the month of October ONLY if they were their PINK Breast Cancer T-shirt!  I hope everyone has a great week if you have any questions please feel free to email me.

Oct 2- Oct 6

posted Sep 29, 2017, 3:24 PM by Ameila Giordano

I hope everyone has had a great weekend! Monday will be the start of respect week. There will be dress down, please wear your school colors blue and gold. On Wednesday have your child wear their favorite sports team for Team Up Against Bullying! I would like to thank the parents who ordered Scholastic, our classroom received 9 wonderful fall books! The children are so excited for us to read them!! Friday will be a half day with 12 pm dismissal with aftercare (if needed). Family photo / and a self portrait of your child is due on Monday. We will be discussing leaves, please have your child collect 8 leaves and have them in school for Wednesday. A letter went home on Friday explaining the Site Word Envelopes. The envelope will be sent home on Monday and will be returned every Thursday. Please practice Site Words daily will your child. This weekend is our Fall Harvest Festival, please come out and support our school there will be pumpkins and mums and etc. I look forward to another great week! If you have any questions please feel free to email me

Sept 25 - Sept 29

posted Sep 22, 2017, 2:44 PM by Ameila Giordano   [ updated Sep 22, 2017, 3:06 PM ]

I hope everyone has had a great weekend!  Picture Day has been move to Wednesday September 27th please have your child dressed in full uniform. Morning Prayers are going well in the gym with the whole school (the children love it!) also the children are eating in the lunch room and going outside for recess with the rest of the kids.   Please ask your children about Johnny Appleseed, we finished on Friday! We made apple pastries to complete Johnny Appleseed week. Please also ask your child about the religion projects we completed "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" These will be coming home next Friday. Friday was the first day of Fall, please take a look at our Fall projects in hallway. They came out amazing!! I am looking forward to another great week. If you have any questions/concerns please feel free to email me. 

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