Friday, August 24, 2018

Welcome to Grade One! A Special Welcome to our New-to-AAS Families! It has been a great first week. The first grade teachers truly appreciate your flexibility with our new start-up schedule this week. We feel it has been an exceptional opportunity to get to know your children. We can plan more effectively and begin with greater awareness of what our students need, because we had time to meet with each student in our smaller afternoon groups. Again, thank you for being flexible. Full days all next week!

Me in a Bag – We look forward to learning about our classmates as each child shares his/her All About Me bag, decorated (some classes will decorate at school) and filled with favorite items. What will we learn about your child when he/she shares? Bags can be brought in any day next week. Perhaps your child could practice telling about his/her bag at home to help prepare? Thanks for your help with this!

Who We Are – Cultures – Our first unit is an investigation into culture and what makes you, you. We are excited to learn more about our peers and their family traditions and culture in the coming weeks. Please begin to think about and consider volunteering to share an important family tradition, celebration, dance, music, food or any part of your culture with your child’s class in September.

For My Locker at School I Need: indoor/PE shoes, extra clothes (doesn’t have to be a uniform),  raincoat and boots (for wet days and forest walks).

Swimming Begins – All first grade classes will be in the pool next week and each week throughout the year!  Please bring suit, goggles, towel, cap and deck shoes – all labeled – on your child’s swim day.

1TM – Swim on Wednesdays

1DC and 1AO – Swim on Thursdays

1DE and 1HM – Swim on Fridays

After School Activities – Sign up for activities begins on Wednesday. Please look for the Penguin Life link in next Wednesday’s School Newsletter to sign up.

Important Dates:

Wednesday, August 29 – Tuesday, September 4- After School Activity sign-up week

Saturday, September 8 – PTO Welcome BBQ, Fun Run, Wellness Fair

Monday, September 10 – After School Activities Begin

Friday, September 21 – Parent-Student-Teacher Goal Setting Conferences

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