Nursery 2 – Ms. Jessica C. Ruddy & Ms. Jennifer Clinton

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This February, the students in Nursery 2 have had many new experiences. We had a Mardi Gras parade and a breakfast of freshly made waffles on Fat Tuesday, we exchanged Valentines for Valentine’s Day, and learned how to wish each other a “Happy New Year” in both Mandarin and Cantonese for the Chinese New Year. On February 16, we received red envelopes and enjoyed some authentic Chines cuisine. We look forward to all of the adventures we will have in the coming months!











Nursery 2 had a lot of fun kicking off January by having a New Year party together in class. We danced, toasted with apple juice, had snacks, and watched the ball drop on our smart board. This month, we are learning about winter weather, snowflakes, Arctic animals, snowmen, and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. We created our MLK Jr. projects using a balloon painting technique. We also had a surprise visit from our first mystery reader! Thank you, Mr. Marlon for joining us for story time!









































December was a fun and exciting month for us in Nursery 2. We have been anxiously awaiting Jesus’ birth, singing and dancing along to Christmas classics, and exploring all different types of winter activities.  We have created Christmas tree ornaments, guardian angels, penguins, and snowmen to make our hallway and classroom look merry and bright.  We visited church and made our very own Advent wreaths to take home and “light” with our families. We took a ride on the Polar Express and Ms. McCann was our conductor! We even had a surprise visit from St. Nicholas who left candy canes in our shoes!  We look forward to ringing in the New Year together after we return from winter recess. Happy holidays and a joyous New Year from our Nursery 2 family to yours!










This month we will be learning about leaves, autumn, Thanksgiving, the Mayflower journey, turkeys, and what it means to be thankful for all of the wonderful things with which we are blessed.

Nursery 2 will be celebrating our Harvest Feast on Monday, November 20th, in the Parish Hall at 9:30 am.

Some Important Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, November 7th: Election Day – School Open 

Thursday, November 9th: No Classes for Nursery

Friday, November 10th: School Closed in observance of Veteran’s Day

Tuesday, November 14th: Coffee with the Principal for Nursery and Pre-K (Parents only attend)

Thursday, November 16th: $1 Dress Down for the Eighth Grade Spirit Fundraiser

Friday, November 17th: Final Collection for Food Pantry

Monday, November 20th: Harvest Feast Celebration in the Parish Hall for Nursery 2

Wednesday, November 22nd: Noon Dismissal, No After School

Thursday, November 23rd: Happy Thanksgiving!! School Closed

Friday, November 24th: School Closed for Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 27th: Classes Resume


Our Lady of Mercy’s Thanksgiving Food Drive

Please help us feed the hungry by bringing in the following items. All donations are welcome. We will accept monetary donations as well!


Nursery students may donate boxes of cornbread mix and stuffing.


Please bring all donations by November 17, 2017

 Thank you for your kindness and generosity!






9 September 2017


We had a great first day on Friday, September 8th! It was wonderful meeting all of our new students and we can tell we will have a great year together.

Our first full week of school will begin on Monday, September 11th.

  1. Full Day: Please send your child with a healthy snack and lunch.
  2. Half day: Please send your child with a healthy snack.
  3. Class dismisses at 2:00 p.m. for full day children every Wednesday.
  4. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: Class dismisses at 2:45 p.m.
  5. Please label everything that your child brings to school with his or her name. This applies to snacks, lunch boxes, clothing, backpacks, etc.
  6. Please send your child with 10 pictures of him or herself to use for class projects!
  7. Please send back school forms at your earliest convenience. 🙂

Thank you! We can’t wait to jump into learning!


Ms. Jessica & Ms. Jennifer




Daily Schedule

Posted on September 10, 2017

Below is the daily schedule for Nursery 2:

Nursery Daily Schedule


Nursery Daily Schedule


8:00-8:15 ~ Arrival


8:15-8:35 ~ Circle Time: Prayer & Pledge of Allegiance, songs about weather, the days of the week, & months of the year, sharing of experiences, discussion about our plans for the day


8:35-9:00 ~ Skill Based Activities/Theme Exploration


9:00-9:45 ~ Center Time


9:45-10:05 ~ Snack Time


10:05-10:20 ~ Bathroom Break


10:20-10:50 ~ Movement Time: Gross Motor Activities


10:50-11:50 ~ Creative Play


11:50-12:05 ~ Bathroom Break


12:05-12:55 ~ Lunch Time!


12:55-1:15 ~ Story Time/Finger Plays


1:15-1:55 ~ Rest Time


1:55-2:15 ~ Table Time – Fine Motor Activities: Drawing, Manipulatives


2:15-2:30 ~ Goodbye Circle Time: Prayer and Recap of the Day


2:30-2:45 ~ Pack up & Dismissal

Welcome Letter – Nursery 2

Posted on

3 September 2017

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy!

                 We look forward to beginning an exciting educational journey with your child this this year.  We have many fun-filled activities planned to inspire a love of learning that will remain with them throughout their lives.  This year will be filled with many new adventures and we are excited to be by your child’s side during this journey!

Some friendly reminders as we prepare to start our year:

  1. We will meet briefly on Friday, September 8th. This will serve to introduce the children to their new classroom and teachers. Children in the A.M. group – introductions will be from 9:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m. Children in the ALL DAY group – introductions will be from 10:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m.
  2. Please line up with your child at your designated time on the side of the school building next to the church. We will come to greet and take your child to the classroom at this time.
  3. We will be providing your child with a folder on Friday. This folder will be used for parent-teacher communication, student work and projects, and important school letters.
  4. We will need ten wallet size pictures of your child for class projects. Please send these pictures to school as soon as possible.
  5. Formal letters regarding nursery guidelines, procedures, and information will be distributed at Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 5th.

We feel that communication is a very important aspect between teachers and families.  We are all in this together to help our children reach their full potential.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time.  


Ms. Jessica & Ms. Jennifer

Class Prayers

Posted on September 6, 2017

Class Prayer

God made the Earth,

God made the sky,

God made the fish and birds that could fly.

Animals, flowers, trees so tall

God made everything

Great and small.

God made all that I can see.

God made you and God made me.


Mealtime Prayer

Our hands we fold,

Our heads we bow,

For food and drink,

We thank you now.



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