K-1/Ms. Lauren Merola

Hello and Welcome to K-1!! 

"Teachers Plant the Seeds of Knowledge that Last a Lifetime."

My name is Ms. Lauren Merola. I have my M.S. Ed. in Literacy Education from Long Island University in Brentwood and my B.A. in Child Study from St. Joseph's College in Patchogue. I have been teaching for nine years and have worked in both the primary and intermediate grades. Prior to starting at Notre Dame School, I was a Literacy Specialist for K-6 in the Elmont Union Free School District for two years.

Kindergarten holds a special place in my heart though!! I am very excited about starting my third year as part of the Notre Dame community!!!! I look forward to a fun and exciting year of growing and learning together!!! 

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February 11th, 2018:
Happy February!!!! It's hard to believe that we are more than halfway through the school year!! It was a busy week of learning, playing, and having fun in K-1!! We read a book about making a dinosaur discovery, we learned our twenty-first letter of the week, the Letter "Qq", and reviewed our first sixteen sight words (I, am, the, little, a, to, have, is, my, we, like, he, for, with, me, see). We also learned a new sight word: look. In Math, we continued our unit/chapter on Addition. In Science, we learned about people and different animals' teeth and how parts of their body can look like a heart. In Religion, we learned about how God made us. In addition, we made a Valentine's Day craft about God's love. For more information, please click on "Last Week in K-1."

Here are some important upcoming dates:

Tuesday, February 13th: Fat Tuesday Dress Down Day: Send in $1.00 and wear socks and/or a crazy hat!!

Wednesday, February 14th: Ash Wednesday Prayer Service: 8:20

100th Day of School!! 

K-1 Valentine's Day Party: Please note we will enjoy our treats on Tuesday, February 13th.

Thursday, February 15th: Kindergarten Graduation Picture Retakes

Saturday, February 17th-Sunday, February 25th: February Break

Monday, February 19th: Presidents' Day