Kindergarten,
Miss Kristina Maiers

“To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love, For it is in giving that we receive. . .”
~ from The Prayer of Saint Francis

    Greetings & welcome to Holy Cross Catholic School!

    Your child will be in my Kindergarten class! I really appreciate that you want to partner with us in educating your child and look forward to working with you during the upcoming school year. I am so happy to begin my second year at HCCS with this wonderful, caring community.

    I would like to tell you about myself. My name is Kristina Maiers and I am originally from northern California where I attended Sacred Heart in Saratoga. My family moved to Boulder, CO in 1999 and I returned there after college graduation in 2010. I received my BA in Early Childhood Education from the University of Arizona in Tucson. I have been teaching for 7 years and this will be my 3rd year teaching Kindergarten. I have previously taught 2nd grade and Preschool, so I have a great sense of where my Kindergarteners are coming from at the start and where they need to go by the end of the year. I am eager to help your child learn and try their best to succeed. In the classroom I plan to engage, support, and challenge individual students and to help strengthen their skills in each academic area.

    I have lived in Portland, OR for over a year now and am enjoying meeting new people and exploring this beautiful state. This summer I went kayaking for the first time and took a weekend trip to Bend. In my spare time I enjoy reading, hiking, camping, skiing, yoga, and watching movies. I am very excited about the coming school year, getting to know & teach my new students!

    Contact Miss Maiers

    Learning Corner:

    Religion- God Loves Us
    Math- Scott Foresman, Addison Wesley Mathematics, Saxon Math & supplemental materials
    Literacy- Journeys Common Core whole group, grammar & writing, and small group lessons each day
    Core Knowledge Language Arts phonics & early reading skills
    Science- Mystery Science

    Forces, Machines, & Engineering

    Weather Conditions, Instruments, & Seasons

    Plant & Animal Needs
    Social Studies- Harcourt & supplemental materials
    Health- Call to Protect, Second Step Social Emotional & 5 Senses
    Specials: Music, Library, Computer, P.E., Art

    Service Corner:

    The Kindergarten class visits the elderly at Assumption Village several times throughout the year. We perform songs in costume at Halloween, sing Christmas Carols in December, and spring songs about baby animals and Our Mother Mary in April.

    We also participate in school-wide food pantry projects and making prayer cards/ bookmarks for parishoners.

    Faith Formation:

    Please join us for weekly Mass on Fridays at 8:30am.

    Our Bible quote for this school year is "We are the Light of the World." Matthew 5:14

    Important Dates

    School Auction- 2/10

    Valentine's Class Party- 2/13

    Field Trip: Pete the Cat The Musical 2/15

    100th Day of School celebration- 2/21

    Dr. Seuss' Birthday- 3/2 (Tentative Kindergarten Mass 8:30am)

    Whole class K zoo