First Grade 411
Students will bring home a green folder every Friday. Student work, homework, weekly newsletters, spelling lists, behavior sheets, and other important information will be in these folders. Behavior sheets should remain in the folder. Please help your student remember that homework, reading logs, and folders are due back to school every Thursday.
We will go to special area each day from 1:05-1:50.
Students are on a seven day rotation for special area
Music, Art, Guidance, Media, and P.E. x 3
Any money sent to school should be in a clearly labeled envelope. Please write your child's name and the purpose of the money on the envelope: Activity fee, lunch money & lunch number, fundraiser, scholastic book club, etc.
Snack and Lunch
We will have morning snack everyday. Please remember to send your child with a small healthy snack daily. Sometimes this is a 'working' snack, so please, no juice boxes or messy snacks. Students may bring a refillable water bottle to keep at his/her desk. Our lunch period is 11:15-11:40. Lunch may be brought from home or purchased from the cafeteria for $2.00. A lunch menu is posted on our school website. Parents are welcome to join your student for lunch. We have designated tables in the cafeteria and the courtyard for family lunches. Students may choose a friend to join them when eating inside. If you bring food to school, please only share with your child, not his/her friends.
Birthdays are special, especially for our little ones! We recognize birthdays with a small token, hugs, and a song. While we cannot host birthday parties at school, parents may send in a small special treat for the class to help celebrate the day. We know cupcakes are traditional, yet they tend to be too much for these occasions. We see so much waste! Please consider these alternatives. From our experience, they are enjoyed just as much, if not more: a non-food item, loli-pops, popsicles, mini-cupcakes, bite sized candy, or cookies. Contact your child's teacher beforehand to ensure that any allergies or dietary restictions are considered.
Our Media Center is awesome! Students may check out one or two books at a time. Books are due back after two weeks. Students have free choice of which books to check out, yet as we approach the second marking period, we will encourage students to check out books on his/her reading level. This will come in handy when we start AR and students are striving to reach goals.