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Miss Kate Mitchell


Hello! My name is Miss Mitchell, and I am the Pre-K teacher for the full time three-year-old class. I began working in daycare during the fall of 2004, and absolutely loved it. I knew at that moment, I was meant to be in the classroom. I graduated from West Chester University in May of 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, and began substitute teaching for both North Penn and Central Bucks School Districts. I have been teaching for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia since the Fall of 2010. I look forward to creating a wonderful environment for the growing minds of your children!

~ Mary, Guide Our Hearts ~

Welcome to the Mater Dei 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 in 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.



**Our December Newsletter and Important Dates have been updated! Also, if you lose your papers for our December parties, they can be found in the "Helpful Links" section!**

We met our "Shepherd on the Search" and his name is John the Shepherd! Be sure to ask your child where we found John each day as I'm sure they will be excited! (The Shepherd on the Search is our alternative to the Elf on the Shelf. You can see what it's all about by clicking here. We thought it would be fun to have some magic that was related to the reason for the season!)

**In the event of a two hour delay throughout the year, the Preschool doors will open at 10:10. The half day children will dismiss at 12:15 as usual. We will not eat snack on two hour delay days, however, we will eat snack on scheduled half days. Thank you!**

**Dear Parents, We really need your help now that the weather is getting colder. Many children are coming to school with coats that are not labeled. The children are often unsure of which coat is theirs because we have so many coats that are similar. Please be sure to label ALL of your child’s belongings. This includes jackets, coats, hats, gloves, etc… We appreciate all the help you can give us. Thanks so much!**



My classroom aides are Mrs. Cathy Butch and Mrs. Michelle Malcolm

Important Dates:

12/7: Scholastic book orders due
12/7: Special Food Day. Must be pre ordered. No NP lunch
12/12: "The Star" PJ Day! (Children only)
12/16: Early Childhood Christmas Show, St. Maria Goretti, 4pm
12/19: Christmas Party (Children only)
12/21: Last Day Before Christmas Break


Mater Dei Catholic School

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




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