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    Welcome to first grade!  I’m very excited to begin a new school year.  There are many new things to learn and explore!   I look forward to meeting all of you at our Back to School Night on Monday, September 24th at 7:00.  A lot of additional information will be shared, so I hope you can attend.  In the meantime, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  

             Here are just a few notes about First Grade:

     

    • School Dismissal

    If for any reason there is a change in your child’s dismissal, please send me a written note.  

     

    • Weekly Specials (9:45-10:25)

    Monday- Gym (Sneakers need to be worn)

    Tuesday- Library (Return books the following Tuesday)

    Wednesday- Music

    Thursday- Health

    Friday- Art (Smocks need to be brought in)

    • Lunch Money

    When sending your child with lunch money, please send it in a sealed envelope or zip-lock bag with their name on it.  If your child is a frequent lunch buyer, I strongly recommend that you purchase prepaid lunches. It makes life easier for you.

    • Homework

    Homework will begin within the first couple of weeks of school.  Look for spelling practice assignments, short reading passages to build comprehension skills/fluency, and daily math homework.  

    • READ, READ, READ!  First Grade is all about reading!  Please look forward to reading each night with your child to enhance their reading fluency and comprehension skills.

     

    • Additional Reminders
      • Please make sure your child brings a book bag, take-home folder, and any notes and completed homework to school each day.  
      • Label everything!  This avoids confusion or loss of personal belongings.
      • No toys or valuable items should be brought into school.

    Continuing this year, we are focusing on having a positive “Growth Mindset”.  We will strive to develop a Growth Mindset by believing through hard work, good strategies, and input from others they can achieve anything.   I look forward to a fantastic school year!!