January 2019 News:
Library Days
Friday, January 11th
Tuesday, January 22nd
Wednesday, January 30th

100th Day of School
Friday, Jaunary 18th
Be on the lookout for more information about this day coming home in your child's folder!

Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 21st
No School!

Welcoming our newest member of The Stampede, Mrs. Loving!
Mrs. Loving will be student teaching with us in first grade for the Spring semester of 2019. She is a student at GCU and cannot wait to get to know all the wonderful things we do and learn in room 112.
December 2018 News:
Library Days
Tuesday, December 4th
Wednesday, December 12th

Grinch Day
Friday, December 7th
See flyer for more details!

Acacia Spirit Week
December 17-20
Monday: Holiday Head Gear Day
Tuesday: Holiday Sweater Day
Wednesday: Winter White Day
Thursday: Pajama Day

Winter Break
Friday, December 20th- Friday, January 4th
No School! I hope you all have a wonderful break! Happy Holidays!

November 2018 News:
Library Days
Friday, November 9th
Monday, November 19th
Thursday, November 29th

Thanksgiving Break
November 22nd-23rd
No School! Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday!

Phoenix Zoo Field Trip
Friday, November 30th
Zoo flyers have gone home and chaperones have been assigned! Please let me know if you are no longer able to chaperone.

October 2018 News
Library Days
Wednesday, October 3rd
Thursday, October 18th
Friday, October 26th

Spirit Week
October 1st-5th
Monday: Neon Day
Tuesday: Mythical Creature Day
Wednesday: Crazy Hair Day
Thursday: Disney Day
Friday: Acacia Spirit Day

Fall Break
October 8th-12th
No School! Enjoy your well deserved week of and hopefully, some cooler weather!

50th Day of School
Monday, October 22nd
Be on the lookout for more information coming home about our 50th day in first grade! 

Parent Teacher 
October 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th
Acacia will have early release days all 4 days at 1:45 PM. Please plan accordingly!  
Please send in the turquoise conference form ASAP! I will start scheduling right away so please return by Friday, October 5th. I will send home a confirmation time by Monday, October 15th.

Trunk or Treat and Halloween
Wednesday, October 31st
Students will be allowed to wear costumes to school as long as costumes are school appropriate. Please no masks or major accessories that will affect your child's learning. Our class will be having a Halloween party around 12:00 PM. If you would like to donate treats, please let me know! 
On Halloween night, from 5:30-7:30 PM, Acacia will be hosting our annual Trunk or Treat event in our school parking lot. Come trick or treat, dance and eat with the Acacia family! A salmon colored flyer was sent home with more information and ways you can get involved/donate/volunteer! 

September 2018 News:
Please remember to sign your child's reading log and behavior log each night! Homework packets are due every Friday!

Library Days
Friday, September 7th
Monday, September 18th
Tuesday, September 25th

Picture Day
Friday, September 14th at 12:40 PM
Please send flyer with money on this day if you would like to purchase your child's pictures.

Johnny Appleseed's Birthday Celebration
Wednesday, September 26th
We will be celebrating Johnny Appleseed's birthday with lots of apple treats. Be on the lookout for a flyer coming home for more information and if you would like to volunteer to help out!

August 2018 News:
I look forward to an amazing first grade year!

Important Reminders
** Papers coming home: Many forms and papers will be coming home with your child the first week of school. I will attach a checklist with what needs to come back signed. If you have any questions, feel free to message, email or call me!

** REMIND APP UPDATE: I forgot to archive my old class on the app at the end of last year so I had to reset it for this year in order for it to work appropriately. If you signed up the night of meet the teacher, please resend a regular text message with @simpson112 as the message to the number 81010. This will resign you back up to this year's class. 

** Early Dismissal: Every Wednesday, students get out at 1:45 PM!

First day of School
Monday, August 6th
Reminder that school starts at 8:15 AM! This year, we are starting our day a little differently. WHen you drop of your child, he/she will go straight to his/her classroom to begin eating breakfast and work on morning work. Doors open at 7:50 Am and The tardy bell will ring at 8:15 AM.

Be sure to notify me if your child's dismissal changes at any time!

Meet the teacher
Thursday, August 4th
5:00-6:30 PM
It was a pleasure meeting all of you!