Who We Are – Culture – The children have begun to make some very meaningful connections in our culture study because of our families sharing. Please consider sharing something from your culture if you haven’t done so already. We would love to know more about your family and what makes you, you! Please check your schedule and see if there is a time when you can share a celebration, dance, food, tradition, etc. that is part of your family’s culture. If you cannot come into school, you may like to assist your child to prepare something at home (photos of a festival, a traditional food to share, information about a family tradition, etc.) and he/she can bring it in to tell about it. Our cultural study is so much more meaningful when it comes from our families! Please contact your child’s teacher to volunteer to share!
Reading Every Day – Parents, thank you for listening to your child read each day! Doing this the same time and place every day will help make this a reading habit and avoid any need to coerce students to read. Always, this should be an enjoyable experience for both of you. Students should also be building independence and getting in the habit of putting the book back in their folders and in their school bags so a new book can come home the next day. Thanks for your help with this.
Activities – Our first session of after school activities begins next week. Students with activities are escorted to the cafeteria at 3:20 where they may eat a snack from home or purchase one with their lunch card. The activity leaders will meet the students in the cafeteria. Please make sure that students, drivers, nannies, bus monitors, and bus companies are aware of your child’s schedule changes for next week. First graders should be picked up at 4:30 from their activity room. Please note the rooms where your child’s activities take place.
Photos – Get ready for our yearbook photos! First grade photos are scheduled for the next two weeks. Students wear formal uniforms for photos – button-up shirts and ties! Here are the first grade photo days:
1RE – Wednesday, September 13
1DC – Thursday, September 14
1HA – Friday, September 15
1HM – Monday, September 18
1AO – Tuesday, September 19
Room Parents – Help! We need one or two parents from each first grade class to serve as room parents. You will assist the teachers in planning and preparing for classroom parties. Please email your child’s teacher and volunteer to be a room parent if you can help with this. If you have already volunteered through the PTO, please let us know.
Saturday, September 9 – PTO Welcome BBQ and FunRun
Monday, September 11 – After school activities begin
September 13-20 – School photos – Formal uniform for class photo day
Friday, September 22 – Field trip to the puppet theater (details coming soon!)
Friday, September 29 – Conferences – Parent/Teacher/Child goal setting conferences- formal uniform
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