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  • Title: St. Frances Cabrini School
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. Prospective Families.. Principal's Letter.. Pastor's Welcome.. An Overview.. Why Choose SFC?.. What to Expect.. Tuition: Cost & Assistance.. Class Pages.. Pre-Kindergarten.. Kindergarten.. 1st Grade.. 2nd Grade.. 3rd Grade.. 4th Grade.. 5th Grade.. 6th Grade.. Junior High.. Summer Work.. Parents.. Family Connection.. Auction.. FACTS.. Forms & Documents.. Parents' Club.. School Commission.. Calendar.. Contact Us.. Development.. Alumni.. Welcome To Our School.. St.. Frances Cabrini School is Accredited by The Northwest Accreditation Commission.. This school is recognized for promoting and maintaining a well-balanced education program and for meeting or exceeding standards considered essential for quality education.. Welcome to Our School.. Continuing a tradition started more than 2000 years ago and building bright futures for tomorrow.. "Train the children in the way they should go and when they are old they will not turn from it.. " (Proverbs 22:6).. Our Mission.. Frances Cabrini School exists to further the mission of the Catholic Church of Western Washington.. Our goal is to provide a  ...   teaching, and adheres to high academic expectations.. Our Motto.. "Be it known to all who enter here that Christ is the reason for this school.. He is the unseen but ever-present teacher in its classes.. He is the model of its faculty and the inspiration of its students.. ".. 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. 5.. School News.. August 20, 2013.. It's Almost Time!.. Attention New Families!.. August 27, 2013.. September 3: A New School-Year Begins!.. Frances Cabrini.. School Office:.. (253) 584-3850.. Development Office.. : (253) 584-5748.. FAX:.. (253) 584-3852.. Address:.. 5621 108th Street SW.. Lakewood, WA 98499.. Parish Website:.. www.. cabrini.. us.. E-mail :.. General Information, New Student Inquiries, Endowment and Development:.. sfc@cabrinischool.. org.. Webmaster:.. Lynnm@cabrinischool.. Welcome Visitors, Parents, Benefactors, Students and Alumni!.. We proudly serve the communities of Lakewood, Steilacoom, DuPont, Joint Base Lewis McChord, Parkland, Spanaway, and all outlying areas.. Military Families are especially welcome!.. Learn More.. Frances Cabrini School 2013.. |.. Sitemap.. Site design and development by.. SiteCrafting Inc..

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  • Title: St. Frances Cabrini School > Prospective Families
    Descriptive info: ".. (Proverbs 22:6).. 2013-14 Budget Presentation.. Welcome to St.. Frances Cabrini School!.. We hope you will find our site informative and sense the vibrancy of our school and our faith community.. We are enthusiastically proud of St.. Frances Cabrini School and what it has to offer children and their families.. Our objective is to efficiently provide you with the information you seek.. If you cannot find answers to your specific questions, please.. contact us.. Our Mission Statement.. Frances Cabrini Catholic School exists to further the mission.. of the Catholic Church of Western Washington.. Our goal is to provide a quality Faith-centered education which challenges, inspires, and.. motivates each one to be an active Disciple of Christ,.. a life-long learner, and a respectful responsible citizen.. Frances Cabrini Catholic School, in partnership with parents,.. strives to foster the formation of the whole child.. Frances Cabrini School, a diverse community, provides a safe, nurturing environment.. where students are empowered to develop to their fullest potential.. Our  ...   academic program (validated by high scores on national tests).. Up-to-date textbooks, technology and facilities.. Dedicated, caring and qualified faculty and staff.. Graduates prepared for successful high school and college careers.. Considering Cabrini?.. We invite you to.. Start with reading the.. Overview.. section which addresses curriculum, enrollment, and other highlights.. The.. provide parents with an overview of each grade level and a sense of the learning environment.. You can also view our students' most recent achievement test scores.. Our school's history.. provides another glimpse into our culture.. Parent involvement.. is essential in the vibrant life of our school.. We are a.. Fair Share.. school.. That means that we ask each parent to provide their fair share (within their ability to pay) for their children's cost of education.. There are several grant and aid programs to assist in bridging any gap between ability to pay and the full cost of education.. You can arrange a tour of the school and classes;.. for information and enrollment applications..

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  • Title: St. Frances Cabrini School > Principal's Letter
    Descriptive info: To commemorate National Catholic Schools Week 2012, students were asked to reflect on the theme.. Faith.. Academics.. Service.. Click here.. to read what some of our 7th Graders had to say.. Email:.. principal@cabrinischool.. Welcome from Mr.. Ian Home.. Frances Cabrini School.. I am thrilled and honored to be a part of the tradition of excellence in Catholic Education here.. At Cabrini you will experience a true partnership as teachers, students, parents, volunteers, parishoners, alumni and all community members work together to ensure that each child receives an education that nurtures the spirit as well as the mind.. Since the school first opened in 1953, St.. Frances Cabrini has been a place where Gospel values are modeled and woven into the fabric of each school day.. Please explore this website to experience more of our school.. STAFF:.. Our very qualified staff accepts salaries considerably below our public school counterparts, not because it s easier to teach in a Catholic school, but because there is something in their hearts that wants to respond to God s call to serve.. They love children.. They love the challenge of helping children grow and learn.. They choose to teach in a Catholic school because they know our school makes a difference in their lives and they make a difference to each child.. Our school is able to serve most children, but, like many Catholic schools, we don t have the funds or facilities to accommodate children with serious special needs.. Every teacher provides learning accommodations in the classroom, and we have a reading specialist.. This supports those children with mild learning disabilities.. Pre-registration assessment determines whether we are able to meet a child s needs and the child s opportunity for success in our school.. We are blessed with a successful working relationship with the local public school district and with a part time resource teacher on staff.. DISCIPLINE:.. Our children learn well because they are in an orderly, caring atmosphere where "What would Jesus do?" is the motivation for developing self-discipline, the kind of discipline needed to succeed in life.. The children feel safe, loved, peaceful and successful at school.. They know they are  ...   the children know that they can and do make a difference.. Our children believe in themselves because so many others believe in them through their many outreach activities.. PARENTS:.. Many parents who choose Catholic education for their children make sacrifices to afford the cost.. Often their choice means going without some of the material things that today s society tells us we should have.. Our families range in income levels from those on welfare to those who can afford the full cost.. Fair Share and generous donors make this possible.. Tuition assistance funds are raised each year through our Annual Giving Campaign and our Endowment: The 21st Century Fund.. The Parish helps active parish families through Parish grants.. We are most grateful to the many who contribute very generously to help these families.. Their giving is evidence that they understand the importance of Catholic education.. Come into the school and see our Endowment display and you will see the names of those who have given to provide perpetual support to help children receive a Catholic education.. Parents know and experience that the material sacrifices they make are worthwhile.. Their children are receiving the best education education of their child s mind heart, spirit and soul.. Today s society seems to demand that we invest many dollars in our children s physical well-being with braces, participation in programs, for athletics, lessons in art, dance, music, in video games and everything else.. How much of an investment do we make in the care of their souls?.. Throughout the pages of our website you will get an idea of the many special qualities of our school, of the joys and successes of our students.. God blesses the fruits of our labors.. If your child is currently in a Catholic school, God will bless you and reward you for the sacrifices you make, for making your child s education your top priority.. If your child is not in a Catholic school, or you are new to the area and looking for the best school for your child, I invite you to visit us.. If you choose to enroll, you will find the rewards are great!..

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  • Title: St. Frances Cabrini School > Pastor's Welcome
    Descriptive info: Dear Friends,.. One of the great joys of being a Pastor in a parish with a school is the enthusiasm and energy that the kids bring to the life of the parish.. Having grown up attending Catholic schools myself, I am convinced of how powerful it is in the lives of kids to be able to share and live and grow in one s own faith, not just at home but also while at school while with peers.. Our kids are growing up in  ...   going on in their lives; whether it is birth of a new brother or sister or the divorce of their parents; they want to see how Jesus is present to them and loves them dearly.. This school provides all of our families a home to be secure and grow, where the kids can grow in their love for God and love for their neighbor.. Thank you all for your love and support of our school and parish.. May God bless you all,.. Fr.. Peter Mactutis..

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  • Title: St. Frances Cabrini School > An Overview
    Descriptive info: Extended Care.. Curriculum.. Serving children from PreKindergarten through grade 8.. Meets all requirements of the State of Washington and all teachers are certified and qualified.. Textbooks and instructional materials are up to date.. Technology is integrated with the content studies of each grade.. Enrichment provided through music, 4th-8th band, public speaking, and sports programs.. Junior high electives include aerobics, math enrichment, creative arts; science and computer lab available.. Art, music, physical education, technology are taught in PK-8 and technology in grades 1-8.. Religion is taught daily and integrated each day through prayer, service to others, and weekly Mass.. SFC is approved by the Archdiocese of Seattle and the State of Washington and is a member of the National Catholic Education Association, the Washington Federation of Independent Schools, and is accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools and the Western Catholic Educational Association.. Enrollment..  ...   Club (to which all parents belong) and School Commission (our school's advisory body).. Model the values taught by the school.. Staff.. Teachers and Principal are always available to parents and encourage communication regarding each child's education progress.. All teachers are State certified; several have their master's degree.. Principal has MA in administration and curriculum, and many years of experience.. Support staff includes technology, music, physical education, library, development, extended care, and reading specialist.. Other Highlights.. Before and after school child care program.. Small class sizes in the middle-school grades provide opportunities to grow in learning and leadership.. PreK (4-5 year-olds): AM and PM half-day sessions of 12-15 children per session.. Kindergarten (5-6 year-olds) is a full-day program.. Yearly achievement tests scores place SFC students in the top 20% of nation.. Family-like environment; older children learn responsibility through mentoring and as buddies for younger ones..

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  • Title: St. Frances Cabrini School > Why Choose SFC?
    Descriptive info: Why Choose St.. Frances Cabrini School?.. People believe in Catholic Schools because they have a proven record of success.. So does Cabrini.. People believe in Catholic Schools because they are safe, secure places.. So is Cabrini.. Nationally, Catholic school students from all racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds have achieved success.. So it is at Cabrini.. National research supports these facts.. At Cabrini, as in all Catholic schools, students are taught about their responsibilities to other people.. Students are given opportunities and challenges to act out their Christian values.. SFC enhances the self-worth of students by providing them with Christian motivations for their actions.. This is total education.. At Cabrini, your child receives an education that nurtures the spirit as well as the mind.. All Cabrini teachers are certified by the state, are highly motivated and committed to fostering educational excellence.. We teach in an atmosphere of Faith, care and respect.. Our PreKindergarten and Kindergarten programs recognize that each child is on the brink of many new and wondrous discoveries about self, others and the world in which we live.. These programs provide many enriching activities and opportunities that will develop and increase your child's spiritual awareness social/emotional growth and physical, intellectual and creative skills.. Kindergarten is a full-day program.. PreKindergarten is offered in two, half-day sessions, Monday through Friday.. The morning class meets from 8:30am-11:15am, and the afternoon class meets 12:15pm to 3pm.. Extended Care offers a quality and creative program by an experienced staff.. For a nominal fee, this child care program is available before and after school hours for students enrolled at St.. We encourage and expect parents to be involved at school.. Parents and teachers work together to create a.. partnership.. of mutual support in which your child grows best.. Teachers provide learning experiences in all developmental areas - religious, social, intellectual, emotional and physical.. We see each child as an individual who learns and grows in  ...   a choice outside this philosophy can expect consequences which sometimes include community service for the school.. The Cabrini school community practices the Gospel message, "Love God and your neighbor as yourself.. " We reach beyond the classroom to care for others.. We collect food, clothing, and funds for food banks; visit, write and entertain senior citizens at health care centers; and visit and write to the home-bound.. Extracurricular activities support Cabrini's dedication to the development of the "whole" child.. Programs for personal choice involvement include CYO inter-mural sports, piano lessons, outdoor education camp, student council, and many other activities.. We invite you to experience Cabrini.. Tour our school and see for yourself.. Contact us.. to arrange a visit and see why St.. Frances Cabrini School may be the best option for your child's education.. What People Say.. about St.. Here is a sample of what parents say about their reasons for choosing SFC for their kids:.. "My child will be in a safe, loving environment.. "We seek a well rounded curriculum, smaller classrooms, incorporating religion and communion preparation classes and solid family values.. "My daughter has only been in school here for two weeks.. In this short time, however, she has already displayed some signs of Christian growth.. The questions she asks about life and death are probing and complex.. As parents these questions enhance our Christian growth, as well.. "The school's greatest strengths are many, but discipline and keeping parents informed of student progress seem to stand out.. "The school gives great attention to the needs of its students, plus it is relatively small.. The school has high standards of achievement.. "By attending St.. Frances Cabrini School, my child will gain the continuation of respect, tolerance, self discipline and the caring for others.. "I experienced a Catholic education and believe it gave me an excellent foundation for life.. "We want structure, religion and love demonstrated to our children at school..

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  • Title: St. Frances Cabrini School > What to Expect
    Descriptive info: Infuses.. Catholic teachings and Christian values into each school day.. Our days begin.. and end with prayer, classes attend Mass each week, and liturgical seasons are celebrated with many rich and meaningful experiences that are both traditional and new.. God can be discussed in science and social studies just as well as religion.. Our children grow in Hope and Faith and have many opportunities to serve others.. It's all woven into the fabric of each school day.. Emphasizes.. student success beginning with a strong learning foundation in basic skills.. Students consistently score well on annual standardized tests with average test scores in the 80th to 90th percentile.. Fosters.. a sense of community and of belonging.. As a small school, there are many opportunities for older and younger children to share activities, develop friendly, responsible relationships and build character and confidence.. We are a school that strives to reflect the family of God.. Our students are of many ethnic backgrounds.. We value economic diversity amongst our families as well..  ...   the building throughout the school day.. Help Expectation.. At least 15 hours of service to the school is required from each parent.. Most parents enjoy it so much that their hours number in the hundreds.. Parents are a support team for teachers and school staff.. They also play essential roles in fund raising and school governance.. :.. All parents belong to this essential arm of the Cabrini community.. The Parents' Club provides educational, emotional, financial and spiritual support for students, parents and Cabrini's staff.. This group sponsors fundraisers which provide many 'extras' for the school's programs and facilities.. is a small group of parents who provide leadership to the school by advising the pastor and principal in school planning, policy development, finance, public relations and evaluation.. Open Communications.. To foster each child's learning, teachers and the Principal encourage communications with the parents.. Weekly School Bulletin and 'take home envelope' (and this web site) are designed to keep parents up-to-date on what is going on in their child s school..

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  • Title: St. Frances Cabrini School > Tuition: Cost & Assistance
    Descriptive info: Intent to Register Form.. New Student Profile.. Admissions Policy.. Cabrini School is a wonderful investment in your child's future.. Frances Cabrini School admits students without regard to race, color, sex or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students in the school.. It does not discriminate in administration of its policies.. Students who are able to benefit from the programs provided by St.. Frances Cabrini School shall be admitted on a.. space available.. , first come, first served basis within the following guidelines:.. Current school families.. Siblings of those students returning the following academic school year.. Registered, active members of St.. Frances Cabrini and St.. John Bosco Parishes.. Registered families of another Catholic parish.. Other Catholic families.. Others who desire Catholic Christian Education and support a Christian way of life.. This is only a summary.. of our Admissions Policy.. Please see our Student-Parent-Staff Handbook for the full text of this policy.. Registration Procedure for New Families.. Pre-Registration:.. Complete and return the following forms.. :.. Prior to acceptance into the school, parents must present copies of the child s report cards and test scores - report cards for two prior years, achievement and/or assessment scores and other evaluations.. SFC may schedule an assessment appointment for your child/ren prior to acceptance and registration.. After Acceptance:.. Financial Agreement form plus Parish Grant and/or.. Fulcrum Tuition.. assistance forms.. Student Information and Registration form.. Request for Records form (Gr.. 1-8).. Provide SFC with.. Copy of Birth Certificate.. Certificate of Immunization Status.. Baptismal Certificate.. Pay Registration fee.. Fair Share Tuition.. Frances Cabrini School is a.. FAIR SHARE.. That means that every family is expected to pay their Fair Share of what it actually costs to educate each child.. Fair Share strives to make Catholic education affordable to all who commit themselves to the purpose and goals of the school.. Each family is expected to prayerfully examine their household budget and determine the maximum amount it can pay in relation to the cost of education.. Some families cannot afford the full cost.. If the family is truly able to pay only part of the cost, the family must decide how much of the actual cost it can afford.. Then, with verification of income, the family may apply for  ...   school gives financial support based on demonstrated need.. A financial disclosure form and income tax report are required as part of the application process.. The amount of financial assistance depends on the number of requests and the amount of funds available from donations to the Annual School Fund Drive and our Endowment Fund.. The SFC application form is the same as the form located on the.. Fulcrum website.. Follow the directions there, and then you can print it and send the copy to SFC.. Financial Commitments.. Registration Fee for 2013-14 School Year.. : $250.. per child for returning families;.. $300.. per child for new families.. It must be paid in full at the time of registration.. ($300 and $350, respectively, if paid after the due date).. This fee is non-refundable AND non-deductible.. Fund Raising Options.. Every family is required to commit to.. $250.. in fund raising.. or.. pay the.. additional.. cost.. The fund raising commitment options are:.. Work a minimum of.. five hours.. on an auction/raffle committee.. and.. meet a total.. per family commitment by one or a combination of :.. Buy/Sell Raffle Tickets.. Donate and/or procure new Auction item/s, services.. Add $250.. per family to the total tuition to be paid.. Tuition Schedule 2013-14 School Year.. PreKindergarten = $3393.. Kindergarten Grades 1-8 = $4712.. Tuition Payment Options.. Pay directly to the school in full by June 20.. Pay directly to the school in two equal installments by June 20 October 20.. Pay through automatic withdrawal system (F.. A.. C.. T.. S) in eleven (11) equal installments from June through April.. (There is a non-refundable yearly application fee of.. $35.. ).. Additional Commitments for Parents.. Commitment Hours.. Parent commitment of time and talent also keeps tuition costs down.. Therefore, every SFC school parent is required to commit to a minimum of.. 15 hours.. or pay.. $25.. 00.. per hour for hours not worked.. Registration Fee - $10.. 00.. Hourly rate for monthly, registered users - $4.. Drop-in rate - $6.. 00 per hour with a minimum one hour charge per child per session.. Non-registered drop-in rate - $1.. 00 per five minute period per child per session.. Late (after 6 p.. m.. ) pick-up rate - $1.. 00 per minutes as noted on the clock in the Extended Care room..

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  • Title: St. Frances Cabrini School > Class Pages
    Descriptive info: Schoolwide Learning Expectations.. A Graduate of St.. Frances Cabrini School will be:.. A Faith-filled Christian who.. Is Christ-like in word, actions and relationships.. Knows and practices Catholic teachings and traditions.. Demonstrates a relationship with God through participation in prayer, worship and ministry.. Exhibits informed moral and ethical choices.. Demonstrates respect and stewardship for all God s creation.. An Active Learner who.. Uses various resources, skills and strategies to increase knowledge and understanding.. Demonstrates critical thinking skills.. Has acquired a strong foundation in academic skills.. Writes and communicates effectively.. A Responsible Citizen who.. Serves the needs of the community and the world.. Demonstrates respect for self and others.. Makes sound decisions, obeys laws and works for social justice.. Demonstrates good citizenship.. Works independently as well as cooperatively.. Expresses feelings and opinions in a respectful, non-aggressive manner.. A Well-rounded Person who.. Sets goals to achieve personal best.. Takes responsibility for own actions.. Develops habits that promote health of mind, body and spirit.. School Staff.. ADMINISTRATION.. Pastor -.. Principal -.. Mr.. Assistant Principal -.. Mrs..  ...   Art.. Stacey Larson.. Allen Nelson.. Facilities.. Rebecca Sanchez, Mrs.. Maria White.. 7th Gr.. HR, Religion, Language Arts; 8th Gr.. Language Arts, US History.. Kathy Williams-Spencer.. Development Director, Alumni Relations.. Tim McCarthy.. 8th Gr.. HR, 7/8 Math and Science, 7th Social Studies.. Patsy Walker.. Development Assistant.. Judy Summers.. Verona Lunsford.. Extended Care Director.. Extended Care Assistant.. "What greater work is there than training the mind and forming the habits of the young.. -St.. John Chrysostom.. "Teaching lays the foundation for Faith and life in our children.. The major reason for our school's existence is to develop Christ-like people.. The methods have changed over the years.. Instead of the old stories of teachers who smacked the student's knuckles with rulers, today we develop an atmosphere of close relationships, a strong supporting environment.. Instead of old-fashion teaching, we teach our students to live out their Christian beliefs through service to others, unity in diversity, hope and sharing in the midst of a demanding materialistic world.. -- Stephanie Van Leuven (Former Principal, St.. Frances Cabrini School)..

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  • Title: St. Frances Cabrini School > Pre-Kindergarten
    Descriptive info: Welcome to Pre-Kindergarten.. Teacher, Ms.. Patricia Delgado, holds a BA from Seattle University and an Early Childhood degree from Pierce College.. She has taught both the Head Start and ECEAP programs for many years before coming to Saint Frances Cabrini School.. In 1997, the Pre-Kindergarten class was opened with Ms.. Delgado as its first teacher.. She is currently working on her Catechist Certification for personal faith development and to enhance the faith dimension in Pre-Kindergarten.. Education for the Pre-Kindergartener involves the whole child as a very active learner.. At this age children need a safe, nurturing environment to foster individual development.. Our curriculum supports whole child development and learning.. Pre-Kindergarten children learn best through play and interactions.. They are constantly on the move, curious about their environment and things in it.. They are developing their motor, social, and communication skills and are acquiring the foundation for academic skills and a basic knowledge of religion on which to build.. Pre-Kindergarten Child Development.. Spiritual:.. A Pre-Kindergarten child s faith and spiritual development relies on tangible experiences:.. Starts with the family and what has been modeled.. Prayer and tradition is learned through repetition.. Bible stories are heard, but recalling and articulating them may be challenging.. Social/emotional:.. Pre-Kindergarten children are typically egocentric but have the capacity to learn how to care for others and demonstrate caring behavior.. Play is usually solitary or in pairs.. They will learn and practice how to have positive peer interactions and resolve differences with peaceful resolutions that are taught and modeled.. Interest is sustained if the activity is something they like.. Physically:.. Pre-Kindergarteners development relies  ...   and making thumbprint angel cards for those in need of support and recognition.. The Pre-Kindergarten children have come to be known as the Pre-K Band of Angels.. Religion:.. This is at the core of Pre-Kindergarten.. Children are on the brink of discovering God and His importance in every aspect of their lives.. Positive social interactions and stewardship go hand in hand with daily learning.. It is important that the child hears stories from the Bible, learns religious songs and participates in service to others.. Language Arts:.. Interest in the spoken and written language is maximized through daily activities which include stories, finger plays, poems and writing challenges.. Math Readiness:.. Opportunities to count, sort, pattern and name numbers are given during tub time, center enrichment and small group activities.. Art:.. The emphasis is on open-ended art that allows the children to explore with tools and materials in a variety of ways.. Music:.. Twice each week, children have the opportunity to dance, practice new songs, learn about keeping the.. beat and play simple instruments such as rhythm sticks or bells.. Motor Development:.. The children participate in a once a week P.. E.. class and outside recess.. Small motor activities and the use of a variety of manipulatives help form the basis for pre-writing skills.. Large motor activities promote the development of muscles for walking, running, jumping and skipping.. Self-Help:.. Children have opportunities to feel empowered by the many things they can do independently such as; carry their own back pack, pin on a name tag, zip a coat, set the snack table, wash hands, manage transitions, and many more..

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  • Title: St. Frances Cabrini School > Kindergarten
    Descriptive info: Welcome to Kindergarten.. It is my privilege to welcome you and your child to SFC Kindergarten.. My name is Cindy Cornwell and I have been teaching for 28 years and kindergarten for 24.. I earned my degree from WSU.. My postgraduate work was completed at PLU and UPS.. I have been teaching at SFC for 20 years, and my two daughters graduated from St.. The kindergarten child learns best through touch, exploration and movement; through activities that engage the whole child.. I believe that every child has the right to an education in a safe, compassionate and spiritual environment.. Child Development.. The kindergarten child has a natural sense of wonder and awe.. Experiences God through parents and guardians from whom they experience God s love.. Prayer (formal and spontaneous) comes naturally; enjoys ritual and ceremony.. Interprets Bible stories literally.. Emotional/Social:.. The kindergarten child typically gets along well with others.. Plays best with friends in pairs rather than in larger groups.. Begins to understand rules, the concepts of winning/losing and working together.. Affirmation of their abilities and dignity as persons vital to their development.. Physical:.. Changes occur rapidly in the growth and development of a kindergarten child.. They vary greatly in height and weight and coordination is not  ...   sharing our time and talents.. The kindergarten class straightens the hymnals, envelopes and pews of the church.. We begin each session with a ritual prayer and blessing of our hands, hearts and minds as we prepare to do God s work.. Religion:.. Through songs, stories, class prayer services and interaction with their peers, the kindergarten child learns the gospel values of community, faith, hope, courage, love, reconciliation, service and justice.. Language Arts.. Includes listening, speaking, reading, and writing.. Letter recognition, letter-sound association, letter formation and basic sight words are taught through stories, playing games, singing, memorizing poems, making books and journal writing.. Mathematics.. Patterning, naming shapes, counting to 120, number recognition, adding and subtracting numbers through 5, ordering of numbers and calendar concepts.. Math concepts are taught through a variety of activities such as math games, graphing, whole group instruction, math centers and stories.. Social Studies.. Develop an awareness, cooperation, and appreciation of themselves and others as member of a community.. Understand that all groups need rules and standards.. Learn to express feelings appropriately.. Learn about traffic, fire and personal safety.. Science.. Explore elements of the scientific process (observe, predict, gather data).. Life cycles of plants, animals and insects.. Art, PE, Music and Library.. enhance the kindergarten curriculum..

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