Throughout the school year our teachers and parents come together to create special events for the children.
During the month of October, Halloween is one of the focuses of the children. They do enjoy dressing up in their favorite special costume and sharing songs they have learned since starting school in September. Children participate in a school-wide costume parade and end with trunk or treating in the school parking lot. Parents and younger siblings are invited to attend!
Even young children can learn to give thanks and share with others. A mini-feast of their favorite Thanksgiving foods are enjoyed along with prayers and learning about the historical significance of the first Thanksgiving. Each class is responsible for preparing one item for the school feast.
Every December, the children share stories and songs in a performance about the celebration of Christmas. All the children gather in St. James Church for an intimate recital and perform classic holiday songs. Families are invited to join as each class gets a special treat and visit from Santa. Every year is unique and enjoyable for the students, younger siblings, and their parents!
Interactive Winter Village
In January, the school prepares a fully interactive village complete with shops and activities sized for the students. They learn how to follow a shopping list, count the pieces (fractions) of a pizza, or help take care of an animal in our pretend veterinary’s office! They learn about road safety with mini cars and a road complete with town square! A favorite memory of all St. James’ Preschool Alumni!
Wild West Day
Wild West Day is an American Western themed event including panning for gold, a ride on the pony and pictures at the dude ranch. Children wear their own boots and receive a cowboy or cowgirl hat to complete their image for this Wild event!
Carnival Day takes the fun of an outside festival and brings it to life in our school gym. Children get to participate in classic carnival games, face painting, photo booth, and even win prizes.
Just in time to get ready for summer break, children come to school ready for a day at the beach. They play games on our pretend board walk, win prizes, and create a special craft. The children enjoy bringing their own beach towel for a picnic snack time, just like at the beach!
In May, the children present one more final show with all of the songs they have learned in the school year. Students receive a ceremonial diploma and a keepsake medallion with the St. James Preschool logo engraved with the school year. Towards the end of our school year we enjoy a picnic at Core Creek Park in Langhorne with activities and games.