Welcome to First Grade! I’m thrilled that you’re going to be in my class this year. You’re going to LOVE being a first grader! We’re going to have lots of fun learning and sharing our school days together. The only items you’ll need to bring to school are your backpack and if possible, the few items listed below. I’ll have all the other supplies you’ll need ready for you at your very own desk on the first day of school. Until then, be sure to play, relax, and read some great books during these final days of summer vacation. I'm so excited to begin our First Grade journey together, and I can’t wait to meet you on September 5th!
First grade lunch is 12:55-1:25. Therefore, our class will have a daily snack time in the morning. Please be sure to send a healthy snack in with your child every day. Students will not be allowed to have cookies, chips, or candy for a snack in the classroom. Students can have a water bottle in the classroom. Below is a list of some snack ideas.
Fruit (apples, bananas, pears, grapes, etc.)
Veggies (carrot sticks, celery, peppers, etc.)
Cheese and crackers
Recommended School Supplies
1 hard plastic pencil box - any color
4 dry erase markers - fine point (thin - any colors)
2 Mead Five Star plastic folders with prongs and pockets - 2 folders (1 red and 1 yellow)
1 box of tissues for our class supply
**Crayons, pencils, scissors, glue sticks, and notebooks will be provided for your child.
Thursday, Sept. 5th
Tuesday, Sept. 17th ~ Back-to-School Night at 7 pm
Friday, Sept. 20th ~ Kids' Gift Auction & Movie Night
9/20 ~School Spirit Day
Your child will bring books home in the blue reading tote to read for homework each night. These books will be at your child's independent reading level which means they should be fun, fast, and easy. Encourage your child to read aloud to you and be sure to discuss the books too. Your child is expected to read for 15 minutes each night. Please keep track of your child's reading on the reading calendar that will be sent home. The book tote and books should be returned daily. Reading time at home is a wonderful opportunity to snuggle up with your child and create many warm memories and positive reading experiences.
Your support at home is truly appreciated!
Please consider joining our Parent-Teacher Network. Your $10 family donation goes directly back to our students. The PTN generously provides our students with school supplies, assemblies, special family events, and class trips. Please visit the school page for more details. Thank you for your support!
Monday - Technology with Mr. Villecco
Tuesday - Music with Ms. Burnett
Wednesday - Art with Mrs. Thomas
Thursday - Physical Education with Ms. Levi (students must wear sneakers to participate)
Friday - Library with Mrs. Montano
Our lunch period is 12:55-1:25. Your child's student ID# is also his/her lunch number which will be used to purchase school lunch/snacks. You may add money to your child's account online or by sending money to the school. If you send cash, please be sure to put it into an envelope with your child's name and student ID#. The student ID# is on your child's bus pass. It is helpful to practice this number with your child until it is memorized.
Please be sure to send a note/email if there is any change in your child's dismissal routine.
8/6 ~ Happy Birthday, Luna!
8/6 ~ Happy Birthday, Deklen!
8/28 ~ Happy Birthday, Matthew!
9/12 ~ Happy Birthday, Juliet!
9/19 ~ Happy Birthday, Yoidy!
9/23 ~ Happy Birthday, Elizabeth!
Kindergarten Sight Words
Items we use often in our class…..
Sandwich size Ziploc bags
Any donation is greatly appreciated!