Friday, January 23, 2015

CSW donations for Pre-K

The children have been asked to bring in travel sized toothpaste and/or toothbrushes on Monday, January 26, for the homeless at the Franciscan Center.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Pre-K Parents,
Please respond to the January Monthly that requests an RSVP for both Parent Open House on Jan.28 and Grandparent & Special Person Day on Jan. 30. 

Parents of Three's,
Neither of the January dates are days the 3's will be in school. Of course, parents are welcome any day of any week during the school year to visit us. If you would like to visit during Catholic Schools Week, I am suggesting that you let me know whether you want to visit on either Tuesday (Jan. 27) or Thursday (Jan. 29).  I'd like to know ahead of time in order to be prepared with extra snacks and/or regular sized chairs. Please let me know by Thursday, January 22.

We will plan a Grandparent/Special Friend Day for the 3's for springtime. I am considering the week before our Easter break. Possibly March 31 (Tuesday) or April 2 (Thursday) for a special visit. I thought that possibly families may have grandparents visiting for the holiday. Input regarding this idea is welcome.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Food Allergy Information for PK-4

Dear Parents of PK-4,
When you are sending a snack for birthdays or parties, please keep in mind we have the following food allergies to consider…
  • Nuts - may have other food items produced at a facility that also processes nuts
Please keep in mind the following when packing your child’s lunch…
  • We do not have the facilities to wash fruits and vegetables, please do that at home.
  • Please include napkins
  • Please include silverware when necessary
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Ms. Barb

Food Allergy Information for PK-3

Dear Parents of PK-3,
When you are sending a snack for birthdays or parties, please keep in mind we have the following food allergies to consider…
  • Peanuts/Peanut Butter - the children may have if “...content was manufactured in a facility that also processes nuts…”
  • Walnuts - absolutely NO walnuts!
  • Hazelnuts - 1 child
  • Almonds - 1 child
One child’s allergies:
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Soy
  • Corn
  • Chocolate
  • Nuts
  • Strawberries - 1 child
  • Peaches - 1 child
  •   crabs
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Ms. Barb

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Elkridge Food Pantry Monthly Donations List

A reminder will be posted each month as well as the due date. This is also on the Documents page.

Monday, September 8, 2014

How to Use the Blog


Use the tab labeled "Reminders" to see key dates and information for upcoming events.

Use the tab labeled "Weekly Schedule" to see what we will be doing in the classroom each week.

Use the tab labeled "Documents" to see information that will be utilized throughout the year, such as Food Pantry donations.

See the Show and Tell Calendar for your child's day.

See the Classroom Calendar for special events and any changes to the usual schedule.

The labels on the right side of the page will help you to narrow your search if you are looking for a specific page or post.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


The most amazing job….
Your tiny baby needs lots of hugs.
Rock her …hold her….she won’t be spoiled! And…
Cherish the moments.
Your toddler must be allowed to make decisions.
Only appropriate for the age…limits are important, and…
Cherish the moments.
Pre-school …patience, explain, pause, laugh, listen, answer every question, and…
Cherish the moments.
School days start.
Encourage friendships, tell her to be a good friend, teach her to treat others as she wants to be treated, and…
Cherish the moments.
School days continue. Be there for her. Guide her.  Support her. Listen to her. Love her no matter what, and…
Cherish the moments.
Pre teen years are confusing for everyone. Be strong. Be supportive. Let make decisions within limits, and …
Cherish the moments.
Teen years can be challenging. Listen. Listen. Listen. Love her especially on the rough days! Hold her with an open hand….and…
Cherish the moments.
College ….you gave her roots now give her wings! …and…
Cherish the moments.
Cherish the memories.
Barbara Filar

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I love this...

from Eliot Wigginton:
We teach, and at the same time allow ourselves to be taught by those we teach. We talk, and at the same time, listen. We experience the world anew through another's eyes. And therein lies the secret of renewal. It comes, in part, from allowing students some of the same positive energy we try to put out into our lives. We refuel each other.