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Mrs. Colleen Corkery


Hi!  I am very excited to be starting my 7th year here at Mater Dei as a Kindergarten teacher! I can't wait to see what this year has in store for all of us and the adventures we are going to have - learning together is going to be so much fun! A little about me: My husband Jim and I have been married for 27 years and are both Penn State graduates, where we met. We have two adult children, Mackenzie and Cullen, who share in my love for Disney. I look forward to a great year! I am always available by email, so please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to a GREAT year together.

~ Mary, Guide Our Hearts ~


A reading log will be sent home every week on Monday and can be returned signed on Friday. Written homework will be sent home periodically.

Kindergarten 1: Special Schedule

Monday: Art/Computer

Tuesday: Art/Computer

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: Gym

Friday: Spanish

Welcome to K~1

~Please send in hats and gloves with the children. We are outside everyday and it is getting cold!

~ Our class "Happy Birthday Jesus Party" will be on Thursday December 20th.

~We are having a "PJ" Day on Wednesday Decmeber 19th. We will be watching "The Polar Express" and having hot chocolate and cookies.

~ The Kindergarten and Pre K children will be performing in the "Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus Celebration" on Sunday, December 16th at 4pm. It will be held at Saint Maria Goretti Church. Please have your children wear their "Sunday Best" Clothes. No jeans or sneakers allowed. Please have your children arrive by 3:45. Thank you!!

 This year K1 will be using BLOOMZ as a communication tool! You will be sent an email with the information needed to sign onto our class site. I am looking forward to sharing our everyday activities and special events with you.

~ Winter Uniforms begin November 5th the following is the Kindergarten uniform requirments. 


  • Winter: Grey t-shirt with logo. Navy sweat pants (no logo). Navy nylon sweat pant optional for girls (no logo). Grey hooded or crew neck sweatshirt with school name in large letters. White or black socks that cover ankles.
  • Shoes: Sneakers.


~We are in need of lunch parents throughout the week. If interested please email at

~Please remember if there ever is a change in transportation, write me a note that morning and place in folder.


See What We Are Learning This Week…..Week of November 25th

Religion: We will learn about the Nativity and Christmas

Math: We will continue with Chapter 5, Addition

ELA: We will isolate the initial sounds in words.  We will learn the sound and print of letter, "G".  We will learn the new high frequency word, "here."  We will identify inferences and draw conclusions from a story. We will learn robust vocabulary. Our pre-decodable book is Come In.  Our literature is Mrs. Wishy-Washys Farm and The Little Red Hen and the Ear of Wheat.

Science/Social Studies: We will learn about the story of Christmas amd Advent







Mater Dei Catholic School

Mary, Guide Our Hearts as we develop the values of Faith, Excellence, Service, and Community.




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