Kindergarten

Kindergarten readiness testing will take place in April. (Please contact our school office for specific dates.)  Our kindergarten is a full day program.  Academic subjects of language arts and math are held in the morning with science, social studies and religion being held in the afternoon. There are two recesses per day.  (Note: Parents with school age children attending St. Helen School can enroll their kindergartner during in-house enrollment in February.)

Curriculum

  • In religion, students study basic prayers (Sign of the Cross, Hail Mary, Our Father, and Glory Be to the Father), bible stories (Creation, Nativity, Good Samaritan and Easter), Religious Seasons (Advent/Christmas, Lent/Easter), Service Projects, Weekly Mass (responses, prayers), Saints (Mary, St Theresa) and Faith Families.

  • In language arts, the program Superkids is used as a comprehensive core literacy curriculum. A deliberate text approach built on systematic phonics. It balances all five essential elements of reading. This program integrates reading, writing, spelling and grammar. 

  • In math, students work on numbers 0-20, place value, ordinal numbers, position words, shapes, simple addition and subtraction, graphs, patterns/sorting, measurement, daily math journal and counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s.

  • In handwriting, students work on writing first and last name, letter and number formation, along with  journal writing.

  • In science and social studies, we discuss the days of the week, months of the year, holidays, seasons, rules/responsibilities, maps/globes, jobs/community workers, needs/wants, transportation, magnets, plants, seeds and weather.

  • A field trip to Windmill Farm in planned each year.  In the spring there is a special “Kindergarten Day.” 
     

Students will go to classes in art, computers, library, music, introduction to Spanish and physical education. There are many specials days such as Pajama Day, Gingerbread Day, Polar Express Day, 100th Day of School and holiday parties. All parents are welcome to come be a part of our various special days if they are Virtus trained. 

Mrs. Toni Clarkson
Email: tclarkson@sthelenschl.org

Mrs. Jane Fortener
Email: jfortener@sthelenschl.org

Updated on January 17, 2019

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About St. Helen School

Since its opening in 1954, St. Helen School strives to promote the spiritual and intellectual development of every student.  First in the State of Ohio to be certified as a Virtue Based Restorative Discipline School, students are educated in the Catholic Faith, prepared for the sacraments, and attend weekly Mass. St. Helen, located in Riverside, Ohio, is a community that celebrates diversity and welcomes families from areas including BeavercreekDaytonFairbornHuber HeightsRiverside, and military families from Wright Patterson Air Force Base.