Welcome to the 2017-2018

School Year

Welcome to a new school year and welcome to 1st grade! We will build many wonderful memories throughout the year, so let's get started with some of the essential things you need to know in order to make this year a success!


You should be receiving information from me via email. Please let me know if you're not. Send me an email at cindy.oshaughnessy@leanderisd.org with the email addresses you would like me to use to keep you informed. :)

Flexible Seating

One of the first things you will notice about our classroom is the flexible seating arrangement. Thanks to the awesome donations made by my students' parents from last year, we were able to put this seating arrangement into effect. However, it is still a work in progress. Please take a look at the O'Shaughnessy Owls Amazon wishlist to see ways you can help to make our classroom environment even more flexible. You can find the list by using my email address (cindy.oshaughnessy@leanderisd.org)

Many thanks!

Just a few reminders:

*Remember to send in a healthy snack with your child every day.

*Be sure to write your child's name in permanent marker on any new jackets, sweaters, etc. This will make it easier for lost items to be returned to the correct child.

* A few weeks after school starts, your child will receive a yellow Reading folder. Please help your child to remember to return the yellow folder on a daily basis. A good rule would be to place the folder immediately inside the backpack after reading for the night.

We have several students in 1st grade with food allergies and sensitivities that vary from mild to more severe which could possibly be life threatening. Please remember that we are not a “Nut Free” campus and that there are other severe allergies to other foods as well.

Please help us remind and teach your students to “NOT” share food. They should ask an adult if another student needs food.

It is even a good idea to daily keep a change of clothes in your student's backpack – even upper grade as sometimes clothing malfunctions occur, or milk or glue or some other thing gets spilled on their clothing.

Transportaton Changes

Please remember, transportation changes, if needed, need to be made before 1:00 pm each day.


As we continue to integrate technology into our curriculum, students will be learning how to log in to Google, so they will have access to my Google Classroom. Google Classroom will be an area for me to post assignments, questions, videos, etc. that will help to enhance our learning. To begin, I will be asking you to log in as a parent to familiarize yourself with what your child will be engaged in doing. The code for my Google Classroom is 3rlnw. Please go to https://classroom.google.com/ to sign in. To help at home, please see the Google Login page to help your child write down his/her Google login to practice, so he/she will eventually be able to log in by himself/herself.


Please remember all volunteers must register through LISD and be approved before volunteering. Please go to the www.leanderisd.org under the parent/student section to register.

Parent Orientation Presentation

Parent Orientation will be held on Monday, September 18th in the 1st grade neighborhood. We hope to see you there. However, if you are unable to make it, please view the Parent Orientation Presentation above and email with any questions.


If you haven't already, please don't forget to sign up at Bloomz.net. Below you will find instructions.

Join Bloomz.pdf


There will be time for a snack every day. If possible, please send something that is healthy and is easy to eat. Also, please send your child with a labeled water bottle every day. My procedure is for students to keep their water bottle on their desks, so that it is easily accessible.