Welcome to 1st Grade and to Room 409!

The first day of school is just around the corner!  Our classroom is looking great and I am looking forward to seeing it full of happy faces!

Some important things for the first days of school:

*  Water Bottle - Please pack an extra, spill-proof water bottle for your child to keep inside the classroom.
Related image     This helps us stay hydrated and saves us time from standing in line at the drinking fountain.  {please fill with water only}

*  Snack - please pack a small, healthy snack daily.  This snack should be separate from your child's lunch bag, and can easily be tucked into the        front zipper pocket of the backpack.  Reusable snack bags/containers are definitely okay!      {no need for a second 'lunch box'}

*  Lunch - Your child should bring a healthy lunch daily, or be prepared to buy lunch at school {cost is $3.75}.  Lunch is at 11:30 each day.  

For more information about lunches (including menus and setting up a pre-payment account) please visit this link:  PUSD Nutrition Services

* Schedule for all first graders the first three weeks of school (8/13 - 8/31):

- M, Tu, Th, F:      8:15 - 1:55 pm

- Wednesdays:      9:15 - 2:50 pm

* Staggered Schedule will begin on Tuesday, September 4th.  From that day forward, our schedule will be as follows:

Early Starters:  8:15 - 1:55
Late Starters:  9:00 - 2:50

Wednesdays:  All students, 9:15 - 2:50

* Arriving at school:

When you arrive at school, hang up your backpack and put your lunch box into one of the two wagons in front of our classroom.  Please keep your snack in your backpack.  

For the first day of school, students can line up on by their backpacks by our classroom.  On the second day (and the rest of the school year) students will line up on our room number out on the playground (we will be experts at this for sure by the time we finish our first week of school).

*  Dismissal - All students will be dismissed at the front gate between Kindergarten and First Grade for the first three weeks of school.  This will change for early birdies once we begin our staggered start schedule (to be discussed further at back to school night).

*  Back to School Night is on Thursday, August 16th We will meet in our classroom from _____tbd_____ p.m.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about our classroom, first grade, how staggered day will work, to sign up for Volunteer Positions and to let me know your Staggered Day preference as well. Please remember that this night is for parents only.  

*  Assessments Please click here ---> 'Assessments'  or click on the Assessments tab on this website to sign your child up for an after school assessment.  These assessment slots are during the first three weeks of school.

*  Parent Email Addresses ~ parents, please send me a quick email so that I can easily add your email to a contact list for our class.  If both parents would like to receive my emails, please add that information as well. No need to write a long email to me...unless you want to!  :) 

My email address:  lbury@pleasantonusd.net

* 3 Google Forms to Fill Out ~ if you'd like to get a head start, feel free to click on the '3 Google Forms' tab on this website to fill out some information for me.  I will be discussing these at Back to School Night as well.  

Okay, that's plenty of information for now!  I am looking forward to getting to know you this year.

~ See you on on the first day 

Linda Bury