PITTSBURGH CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS | THREES PROGRAM- 8TH GRADE

Values Based Education

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(724)327-6500 Ext. 135

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301 College Park Dr

Monroeville, PA 15146

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for 2018-19

Kindergarten

Mrs. Hope Clemens

Kindergarten

Hello Parents/Guardians!

My name is Hope Clemens and I will be the new kindergarten teacher at Greater Works Christian School. I am both excited and blessed to have the opportunity to teach your child/children! I am a graduate from Clarion University. I have a B.S.ED. in Early Childhood Education and a B.S. in Liberal Studies with an Educational Concentration. I also have a minor in Special Education. I have had much experience working with young learners. During my education in college, I worked with preschoolers for three and a half years at an early learning center. I also had one of my student teaching placements in Kindergarten.

I am a very faith-based person. God is first in my life. I’ve attended church my whole life and been involved in various church/ministry related activities. I’ve lead and been a part of Vacation Bible Schools, International Youth Conventions, mission’s trips, teaching koinia kid classes, as well as being department head and teaching the pre-k, kindergarten students at my current church on Sunday mornings.

To give you a little more information about me, I have lived around the Pittsburgh area now for almost two years. I moved this way when I got married and my husband and I were both from the New Bethlehem area.

I look forward to this new school year, as well as meeting you and your child/children!

Sincerely,

Hope Clemens

 

CURRICULUM

KINDERGARTEN

COMMITMENTS

  • To fulfill Greater Work’s mission of educating the “whole” child through a solid Christian education committed to academic excellence
  • To provide a safe, loving, nurturing atmosphere and positive learning environment
  • To implement developmentally appropriate techniques specific to the needs of the younger child
  • To provide group and individualized instruction
  • To cultivate individualized attention through low teacher-student ratios and one-on-one relationships with faculty
  • To teach scripture memorization and application of Biblical truths
  • To encourage parental involvement
  • To provide on-going family support and facilitate strong social connections and long-term friendships within the school

CURRICULUM

Greater Works Christian School early childhood curriculum addresses each area of development according to our mission statement – spiritually, academically, physically, socially, and emotionally. Students are taught using a developmental approach in self-contained classrooms. A solid Biblical perspective will reinforce the application of scriptural principles. They will develop their fine and gross motor skills: snap, tie, and zip, social and emotional skills, work habits, listening and speaking skills.

  • MATH – Number Recognition, counting objects & numbers, writing 1 to 30, counting orally from 1 to 100, patterns, shapes, addition, subtraction, right & left
  • PHONICS – Blending: at, am, ap, ig, in, ip, it, en, et, op, ut, un, ug, up, ad, an, ot, ox, us, um
  • LANGUAGE – Letter recognition and Letter Sounds from A to Z.
  • BUILDING READING SKILLS – Sight Words: A, I, the, we, go , to, do, what, no, one, here, my, like, you, have, see, look, little, are, on, come. By the end of the school year your child will have added 200+ words to their reading vocabulary.
  • Penmanship, Citizenship, Bible, Science & Social Studies

SPECIAL SUBJECTS

  • Characer Development, Missions, Physical Education, Spanish, Music

ACADEMIC EVALUATION

Students are assessed by qualified teachers using both objective and subjective data to determine grade level readiness. Grading is completed during four (nine-week) report periods. Parent conferences are held following the first grading period. Additional conferences are scheduled upon request.

School Supply List

Please write your child’s name on everything.  Please bring in your child’s school supplies during parent/teacher orientation and place in your child’s locker.  At parent/teacher orientation, we also need to know how your child will leave school daily, by bus or parent pick-up.

Backpack – standard size
2 folders
1 shoe box or tote box to store all their extra supplies in their locker
2 boxes of large crayons, assorted colors, box of 8
1 pencil box, standard size
5 large glue sticks
2 boxes of thick markers
1 watercolor paint set
Child size scissors, 5”
Box of #2 pencils, 12 or less in a box
2 boxes of Kleenex
1 bottle of hand sanitizer
2 rolls of paper towels
Complete change of clothes (please label all items with students name)