Pre-K – Mrs. Dawn Hennessy

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Welcome to Mrs. Hennessy’s class page! This will be my fifth year at St. Elizabeth Catholic School teaching in the UPK program.

I have my Masters in Literacy, a NYS teaching license in Literacy B-6th grade and a NYS License in Early Childhood B-2. I have been teaching for 13 years. I have 8 years experience in Pre-k and several years teaching children from Kindergarten to 8th grade in a pull out reading program. I Am married and have 3 wonderful children. Two are in College and one in High School.  

I am very excited to be here working with your child and look forward to using my experience and knowledge to help your child to learn and grow!


Hi my name is Mrs. Guzman. I have been a teacher’s aide in St. Elizabeth  Catholic Academy PreK For All program for 7 years.  Prior to that, I was across the street for 7 years in the position of Kindergarten Aide.  I truly enjoy working with the little children; they all bring such joy.  I am married and I have 2 sons, both graduated from St. Elizabeth.  My older son works in Manhattan and my younger son is studying for his PhD at Ohio State University.


If you have any questions or concern please reach out to me either by email or our school phone.


Tentative Calendar for 2020-2021

Posted on October 5, 2020


September 10: First Day of School for Students


October 12: Columbus Day- SCHOOL CLOSED


November 11- Veterans Day- SCHOOL CLOSED 

November 26 AND 27: Holiday Break- SCHOOL CLOSED



December 11: Parent/ Teacher Conference- Early Dismissal 12:00 p.m.

December 23 UNTIL January 3: Holiday Break- SCHOOL CLOSED


January 4: Classes Resume

January 18: Martin Luther King Day- SCHOOL CLOSED


February 15 UNTIL February 21: Mid- Winter Recess- SCHOOL CLOSED

February 22: Classes Resume


March 25: Parent/ teacher Conference- Early Dismissal 12:00 p.m.




April 5 UNTIL April 11: Spring Break- SCHOOL CLOSED

April 12: Classes Resume


May 31: Memorial Day- SCHOOL CLOSED


June 25: First Possible day for School Closing

Calendar is tentative. There will be 4 Professional Development Days throughout the school year. On these days, there will be no school for students. One the dates are released by the Department of Education a notice will be sent out!

October Theme

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October’s theme is all about Trees! We are observing and comparing trees to learn:

 *What lives in them?

 *What food comes from trees?

 *Who cares for them?

 *How they change and what can we do with parts of trees?

If you are able to take a “tree walk” with your child, we would appreciate your help in collecting tree parts to investigate.  You and your child can collect things such as fall leaves, acorns, pinecones, twigs, branches or tree bark. Please send in a ziploc bag with your child’s name. This is a great opportunity for your child to talk about their findings!

Family Connection for October

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Throughout the year we like to keep our family members involved as to what is going on in your child’s classroom. We encourage you to read to your child every night and talk to them about their day in school.

During this month you can do these fun activities with your child and they can share with the class.

Go apple/pumpkin picking, bring in apples or pictures.

Bring in different colored leaves, pine cones, bark, stick and acorns.

Make leaves by using rubbing crayons. Write the word “leaves”.

Bring in a picture of your child raking or playing in the leaves.

Have your child paint or draw a picture of a tree labeling the different parts.

Bring in fruits that grow on trees.

Go on a hike, to the park. Examine the trees with your child.

Count the trees on your block.

Have your child trace leaves and color.

Collect parts of trees. Encourage your child to sort them. Your child might also enjoy making a collage by arranging and gluing tree items on paper.



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**Please remember to sign up for our Google Classroom using the username and password that was handed out to you. Also please sign up for the Remind app. Any questions please email me at

**Please remember to fill out and send in a health form everyday with your child.

**Our Breakfast and Lunch is provided from NYC DOE. Their menus can be found on the website under Prek-8 Express cold lunch.

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