fABulous in first

Welcome to first grade! You will be amazed at just how much your child will grow this year. Most likely, your child has had the seeds of reading and writing planted, and during first grade those seeds will grow and blossom, making your child an accomplished reader and writer! You will see changes in your child’s thinking as they become familiar with abstract concepts and symbols. The change will be dramatic -- just compare a tiny seed with a full-grown sunflower. That’s the kind of growth you’ll see this year!

FEBRUARY UPDATES




Can you believe it’s February already? With Valentine’s Day approaching we wanted to go over celebration guidelines for this year. We will be celebrating and decorating Valentines on February 11th. With COVID precautions in mind, we are sad to say we will not be exchanging valentines or allowing any outside food or beverages. To help make the day special, students will have the opportunity to make Valentines for their family at home as well as participating in other kindness themed activities.


As a reminder there is no school 3 days this month:

  • Friday, February 12th

  • Monday, February 15th (President’s Day)

  • Friday, February 26th


Daily
Remote Schedule

At home learning expectations:

  • Only use my device for learning and school work

  • Have a learning space for school work

  • Store my device in a safe place

  • Charge my device in a safe place outside of my bedroom

  • Complete all my assignments Monday-Friday

Daily IN-Person Schedule

Student drop off starts at 8:25 am. Only students are allowed to enter the building at this time.
All students are welcome to pick-up a free breakfast on their way to class.

Students MUST wear a mask and perform a brief screening each day.

Pick up for students begins at 3:30 pm with students riding the bus boarding at 3:40.

We ask that your students bring their Chromebook, charger and headphones every day as they are an important tool for our learning. Please help them to find a safe place to charge it after school, so it is ready to go in the morning.

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Helping Your Child bloom

The loveliest flowers usually have the best gardener -- and that’s you! Staying involved in your child’s education is the key to a successful year. Engage your child in conversation about their day. Look for moments to read with your child--just a few minutes each day. Have fun finding numbers in the world, group them, ungroup them, what is 10 more or 10 less, play with numbers to build number sense. Most importantly support them by getting them to school ready to learn each day.