Kindergarten » Overview


Classroom Teachers

Science LAB (K-5) - Mrs. Kate Shanley

Instructional Assistants

KA - Mrs. Karen Fritz
KB - Mrs. Catherine Rainville

"Specials" Teachers

ART:  Mrs. Megan O'Hanlon
COMPUTER:  Mrs. Therese Green
LIBRARY:  Mrs. Beth Renzette
MUSIC:  Mrs. Ana Quijano
SPANISH (K-5):  Mrs. Gabriela Venero 

Basic Curriculum

The STCS Kindergarten team follows the Diocese of Arlington curriculum guidelines. This curriculum includes Religion, Reading, Language Arts, Handwriting, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, Physical Education, Computer Education, and Spanish. All subjects are taught with the development of Catholic values in mind, and with Christ as our main teacher.

Our days will be a combination of large and small group instruction, individual seatwork, group centers time, rest, and of course, play! 

School Supplies

Kindergarten students submit a supply fee with application papers. The supplies have been ordered and are already in the classroom. In addition, some items must be purchased and brought in from home some time during the first week of school:

  • 1 box of tissues
  • 1 package of baby wipes
  • 1 roll of paper towels
  • Art Smock (in a gallon zipper bag, labeled with child’s name)
  • Headphones (in a gallon zipper bag, labeled with child's name).  Earbuds NOT recommended.
Students must bring a backpack every day (not a rolling one).


Please see the individual class pages for K-A and K-B.

School Policies and Protocols

Please refer to the current Parent/Student Handbook for questions on school policy and procedures. Each family must sign and return the handbook agreement form. 


Students should bring a morning snack and a lunch each day. Please pack healthy snack items that your child is comfortable opening, although help will be available.

With morning snack, the students may drink water. At lunch, the students may purchase milk (this is a one-time order for the whole year—the school office will provide information), or bring in a drink from home. Please make sure that your child can open and close (tightly) their water bottles.

Hot Lunch and Subway sandwiches will be available for purchase on certain days. The school office will provide details about when this will start up for the year.

The children are not allowed to share food because of allergies. Please remind your child of this policy.


To contact us, you may use email ([email protected] for K-A and [email protected] for K-B) or you may send notes in with your child using the Take Home folder. We will check and empty the folder each day.

Any communication you need to send to the office (payments, notes, etc.) can be delivered directly to the office or sent with your child via the Take Home folder. Please label it as for the School Office, and we will deliver it for you.

It is important that you check the contents of and empty your child’s Take Home Folder each day. We will send communication home to you by emailing and using the Take Home Folders.

The STS office uses email as its primary means of communication. STS also utilizes the school website and the weekly newsletter emails. Emergency and last minute announcements may occur via our school messaging system. Please make sure you check your email account daily to get the latest news and information. Updates to email address, home address, phone number, etc. can be made using the Family Information Update form on the STS website–under Parent Resources/Forms.


Kindergarten SCHOOL Uniform:

  • Blue or Maize Lands’ End polo (short- or long-sleeved) with STS logo
  • Navy Micromesh nylon gym shorts OR Navy sweatpants
  • White athletic socks
  • Sneakers with non-marking soles

St. Theresa students will have P.E. once a week. They are not required to wear a P.E. uniform on P.E. days.

Notifications for spirit wear days and dress-out days are noted on the school calendar and noted in the weekly newsletters. Winter uniform dates are announced in the newsletter. There is a used uniform sale in the spring.