Mrs. Vora's Campground News...

"Don't forget to have FUN!"...



Here is what I know for sure...
I believe in your child!
I recognize your child's uniqueness and talents.
 I am here to listen and support you and your child as they grow and learn...we are a TEAM! 
I believe that mistakes are proof you are trying and learning.
I believe in teaching the whole child.
 I promise that we won't forget to have FUN!

About Mrs. Vora...


My name is Robin Vora and I am honored to be teaching at Eagle Ridge Elementary again this year and look forward to teaching 1st grade! This will be my 22nd year of teaching. I have spent most of my career in the primary grades which I am very passionate about. I have 12 years in 2nd, 1 year in 4th, 5 years in Kindergarten, and 4 years in 1st grade. My favorite thing about teaching the primary grades is that I have the privilege of teaching children the joys of reading, writing, number sense as well as how to be the best little person they can be! I love to see those "light bulb moments" where children learn something new or they have wrestled with a concept and it finally "clicks!" I also believe that mistakes are proof that you are trying and learning. In my classroom,  it is safe to make mistakes as we grow and learn from them in our daily lives. First grade is a big learning year,  not only academically, but socially and emotionally as well. I have both an Undergraduate and Masters Degree from Regis University in Curriculum and Instruction with minors in both biology and child psychology.

When I am not teaching, I love to paint and draw, go to the movies, gardening, reading, hiking, travel and working out. I love my family time and I am married and have a 14 year old daughter who is a 9th Grader at Rock Canyon High School!  I love the Broncos, CU Buffs as well as going to concerts! One of my favorite quotes from my grandfather is "Don't Forget to have FUN!" I live by this quote and I promise that we will learn a lot and have FUN doing it! Thank you for sharing your child with me this year!

Kindly,
Robin Vora





Campground News from Mrs. Vora...

Dear First Grade Families,

First off, I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to read this email.  There's tons of really important information included.  I also realize it's quite possibly the longest email we have ever sent from first grade.  There's so many changes this year and we just want everyone to be aware of everything.  I would recommend printing this email or bookmarking it for your reference. Thank you so much for your time.

#1. Morning line-up and dismissal for first grade will be behind the building on the lower playground.  Please look for our names at the front of the lines.  Teachers will be out to supervise starting at 8:25 for the first couple of weeks to make sure that things go smoothly and students stand on their "eagles" in line.  Parents are welcome to stand with their child, however you must be wearing a mask too.  To avoid large groups of students trying to get out of the building at the same time, we will stagger our dismissal times. 1st graders will be dismissed through the same doors we enter in the morning (lower playground on the back of the school) at 3:20! That is different from last year when dismissal was for everyone at 3:30. 1st grade starts the soft dismissal for the school at 3:20!

#2. After your child's orientation day this week, they will be coming home with a variety of new items. These will include:
  1. an iPad, iPad charger (to keep at home and ensure 100% charged when it returns to school for in person days)
  2. a back and forth folder with logins stapled inside and work to complete for at home learning days 
  3. This week your child will receive an "at home learning" ziploc bag of "stuff" to keep at home. In the ziploc bag you will find...
  • an at home writing journal 
  • a pencil  
  • and flashcards for sight words and math facts.
  1. PLEASE KEEP ALL OF THAT IN A SAFE PLACE AT HOME AS YOU WILL BE USING IT ON OUR AT HOME LEARNING DAYS!
  2. In order for the iPad to go home everyone must complete the following technology agreement. We would like ALL students to use our iPads from school. They will come pre-loaded with all of our apps we will use which will be very simple for students to access at home.
  3. Here is the link for the technology agreement if you have not filled it out yet. Once again, we cannot send the iPad home until this form has been completed by all families.


#3 I have created a morning check-list for you to keep on your refrigerator or somewhere special for students to run through before they head off to school.  It includes everything they'll need to be successful at school that day. I've attached it below.  If your mornings are crazy, like mine, it might be a good idea to have everything packed the night before.   

#4. On Friday, August 21st, I am going to hold a trial run of Google Meets @ 9:00AM. 
  • Stapled into their back and forth folder will be a google meets login card (this is also their email account).  
  • Once in google meets (an icon on their iPad) students will see an invite from me to click and join our google meets live class.  Again, this is not a live new learning, just a quick trial run to make sure everyone can access google meets for the upcoming Fridays as it will be imperative they join us on Fridays for live learnings. 
  •  It will also be a great time for parents to jump on too and ask us any questions you might have before we start our first full hybrid week on August 24th.  
  • Please mark this in your calendars.  We are hoping to have 100% attendance for this trial run!  :) 

#5 We will supply all the soap and paper towels possibly imaginable.  However, if you would like to send in a personal supply of hand sanitizer to be used by your child only, please do so!  They can store it safely in the supply tub.  Hand washing/sanitizing will be encouraged many times throughout the day.  

#6 Last but not least....students will have a mask break at recess, both morning and lunch.  We are not storing their masks for them.  They will be in charge of keeping their mask safe outside on them.  We are supplying every child with a yellow hook lanyard that we will store at school.  If the lanyard by mistake goes home, please return it to school for the next in person learning day.  We will be limited on replacements.  We will do our best to remind them to place it in their personal cubbies at the end of each day.  If students have a super cool one from home and would rather wear that at school, by all means, please send it in.  

I hope this finds everyone well and excited for the week ahead.  I know it's going to be an adjustment for everyone but I can't tell you how excited we are to welcome everyone back.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  I also attached the supply list again in case you should need it. 

Kindly,

Robin Vora
First Grade Teacher 
Eagle Ridge Elementary

robin.vora@dcsdk12.org










Birthday's in Mrs. Vora's Class

In Mrs. Vora's class we sing a silly song, are crowned royalty, and receive a birthday gift from Mrs. Vora. This year please NO FOOD or CANDY for treats. We have so many students with allergies and food/dietary restrictions that the food becomes a health issue that can be life-threatening and/or unnecessary tears! Thank you for your understanding! Another option which is TOTALLY OPTIONAL, you may send in fun party favors such as a pencil, eraser, little toy etc. Thank you in advance for your support! 



THANK YOU'S from Mrs. Vora:

  • Thank you for sending your child with 1 snack each day and putting them in your child's backpack!
  • Thank you for checking your child's Thursday Folder and celebrating their hard work!
  • Thank you for reading this website!
  • Thank you for your support and dedication to your child's learning and to our classroom!

Please stay in-touch!  

My hours are 8am-4:30pm daily and the best way to contact me is through email:  robin.vora@dcsdk12.org   Also, be sure to contact the front office if you are going out of town, change of after-school plans, or your child is ill @ 303-387-7077.