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~ Mary, Be Our Vision~

Mrs. Katie DePaul
Classroom Pre-K 4C


Welcome to Mater Dei Catholic Preschool Program! The purpose of our program is to provide a positive early educational experience for your child. The program offers each child activities which address his/her total needs: physical, emotional intellectual, and spiritual. Our commitment is to bring Jesus to the hearts of the children entrusted to our care. We will strive to provide a loving and safe environment that encourages socialization, creativity, experimentation and 21st century learning. A "hands on" approach to learning is stressed


Welcome to Imagination Playhouse! The Imagination Playhouse is a two day a week program for our youngest Mater Dei students. This program will run on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00am-11:30am. It is designed for 2 1/2 - 3 year old children and will incorporate a hands on and multi-sensory approach to learning within a nurturing enviornment. Stories, music, art, and play will support and enhance our themes. Children will also learn and practice their social skills and problem solving. This will be a great first step into your child's journey of learning!

Important Dates

2/13 - Valentine's Day Party

2/17 - No School 

February Themes

2/4 - Hearts & Valentines Day

2/11 -Friendship & Valentines Day

2/18 - Shapes

2/25 - Dental Health

**In case of a two hour delay at Mater Dei, there will be no Imagination Playhouse. Thank you!**

For our class Valentines Party on 2/13, we will provide a drink and snack. You do not need to send in an additional snack unless you would like to! If your child would like to send in valentines to exchange, we have a total of 10 students in our class. If you have any questions, please let us know! Thank you!

Important Dates

  • 2/12 - Cubs Club  3:15-4:15
  • 2/12 - Valentine's Day party (children only)
  • 2/14 - Polar Plunge Pep Rally 9:30 Dismissal 11:30
  • 2/17 - No School Presidents Day

In case of a 2 hour delay, doors will open at 10:10am. Half-day children are welcome to come to school however, they will still dismiss at 12:15. We will not have snack if we have a delay.

Please make sure your child is wearing sneakers to school everyday.  They can not wear boots. They are not safe for gym class or on the playground. If it is snowing and you want them to wear snow boots to school, please pack sneakers for them to change into when they get to school.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Adventure Awaits, Mater Dei Summer Camp (on Mater Dei Campus) - Get Your Boarding Passes Ready!

  • Camp Day 8:30-3:30, Before Camp CARE begins at 7:00AM and ends at 6:00PM
  • Activities will include STREAM Learning (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, and Math), Summer Reading, music, arts & crafts, sports, and service learning projects.
  • Each week, campers will travel and explore a different country to learn about their saints, customs, culture, and language.
  • The five countries are United States, Italy, Malawi, Colombia, and Japan.
  • Registration and More Information can be found at 
  • Contact for more questions and more information

This week we will be learning about God's Gift of Animals. We will learn that animals are very important in our everyday lives. We will learn about zoo animals, and pets. We will learn that God wants us to care for his animals. We will also meet Mr. Z with his zipping zippers. We will learn the correct way to print letter Z and we will make a list of words beginning with the letter Z. This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent. We will not be going to church with the rest of the school. After mass one of the Deacons will come to the classroom to give the children ashes. I will prepare them a head of time so they understand what is happening. I will not make any child receive ashes if they are not comfortable. During the season of Lent we will focus on getting our hearts ready to celebrate Easter by being kind and helping one another.  I will introduce the class bean jar we will use throughout the season of Lent. Every morning each child will have the opportunity to tell the class a good deed they have done. For every good deed we will place a bean in the jar. When our bean jar is full, the children will receive a special surprise. I hope everyone has a wonderful week! 

.  Specials Schedule

Monday - Music - 11:20-11:40

Wednesday - Gym - 9:00-9:30

Friday - Spanish - 8:40-9:00

Reminders & Important Information

  • We are a peanut and tree nut free class!
  • Please label all of your child's belongings including jackets, lunch box, water bottle, etc! If an item is not labeled, we will put a piece of tape with their name on the item. Thanks for your help!
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Hello! My name is Katie DePaul. I teach the four year old, three day a week program, Imagination Playhouse, and run our Lunch Bunch program. I attended DeSales University and earned a bachelor's degree in both Elementary and Special Education. I have taught preschool for the past seven years at St. Anthony's Preshool & Child Care in Ambler. I currently live in Southampton with my husband Peter and our son Gabriel. I am looking forward to a great year! 

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