PITTSBURGH CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS | THREES PROGRAM- 8TH GRADE

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Monroeville, PA 15146

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for 2017-18

Kindergarten

School Calendar
  1. End of First Quarter

    October 31
  2. Parent/Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL)

    November 6 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Thanksgiving Vacation (22nd-27th)

    November 22 - November 27

Mrs. Lisa Knupp

Kindergarten

Dear Kindergarten Parents,
Greetings! My name is Lisa Knupp; I am pleased to be your kindergarten teacher! I look forward to this upcoming school year at Greater Works Christian School.  I am a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with degrees in Special Education, Child Development, and Family Relations.  This will be my 24th year of teaching Kindergarten, which 19 of them where in a Christian school.

I have been married for over twenty years to my wonderful husband, Alan.  We have three children.  Our oldest son, Tyler, will entering into his sophomore year in college.  Our youngest son, Logan, will be a senior in high school, and our daughter, Alia, will be in the sixth grade, here at GWCS.  We have been blessed to have all of our children in the Christian education system their whole lives.   Our family attends Amplify Church in Plum, PA.

When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, biking, and taking my dog, Gracie, for walks.  We are also huge Pitt fans who enjoy attending football and basketball games.  It is not uncommon to run into me while shopping at the thrift stores.

I love teaching kindergarten!  My mission is to help children discover the joy of learning at this early age.  I also have a passion for planting the Word of God into these precious souls. One of my favorite Bible verses as a teacher is Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Together we can make this year the best experience possible for your child.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Lisa Knupp

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)