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 2020-21

Kindergarten

Ms. Rachel Satira

Kindergarten

My name is Rachel Satira and I will be your child’s kindergarten teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. I graduated from Seton Hill University in May with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education PK-4 and Special Education PK-8. I am excited to have this opportunity to teach and get to know you and your child!

I am a Pittsburgh, PA native and graduate of Plum Borough Senior High School. At Seton Hill University, I was part of the women’s volleyball team. I have been playing volleyball since I was in fifth grade, which started here, at Greater Works Christian School. I attended GWCS from preschool to sixth grade. I attend Greater Works Outreach too. Aside from playing, I am the assistant volleyball coach at Plum Borough Senior High School. I also coached for a Junior Olympic Volleyball Club that gathered high school players in the Greensburg and surrounding areas for the past four years. When I am not in the classroom or on the volleyball court, I enjoy creating art and crafts, watching Netflix, shopping, and spending time with my nine-year-old Golden Retriever, Macy.

My prior experience in the classroom include observations, student teaching for fourteen weeks within the Hempfield Area School District, and substitute teaching within Hempfield as well. Each classroom I have been in has provided me with wonderful experiences that has prepared me for my own class. I am looking forward to a great year in kindergarten at Greater Works Christian School!

Sincerely,

Miss Satira

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)