First Grade News
Welcome to the First Grade Newsletter!
We are excited to share this monthly newsletter with you as we continue to build our home-school connection. Please read and contact your child's teacher if you have any questions.
Click the Newsletter tabs at the top to see the news for each month!
First Grade Daily Schedule
7:20-7:45 Greeting, Unpack, Morning Meeting
7:45-8:30 Critical Thinking - Problem Solving
9:25-11:30 ELA (reading and writing)
12:30-12:55 Finish Writing
2:45-3:00 Pack up /Dismissal location
Traffic patterns for arrival and dismissal:
Our traffic patterns have not changed - they are the same for arrival and dismissal as they have been in previous years. Please refer to the pictures in the Lil' Bobcat Newsletter for clarity. Lil' Bobcat Newsletter link.
Please be sure to send an email to LakeviewElem@nisdtx.org and your child's teacher by 1:00pm to communicate ride changes. We will not release students to ride changes without confirmation from parents regarding ride changes.
Label jackets, backpacks, and lunch boxes
Please be sure to label your student's jackets, sweatshirts, backpacks, and lunch boxes. While our local charities appreciate our yearly donations, I know you would like to keep a hold of your student's items.
Facebook and Social Media
Social media is a great way to keep up with and in contact with friends and family. When you are posting regarding Lakeview, please keep a few things in mind:
1. Think before you post, your words have power.
2.Do not post pictures or information of children who are not yours. Privacy is important so do not post pictures or information about other students without parent permission.
3. If you have a question regarding events or information regarding Lakeview, your best bet is to always email your child's teacher or call the front office.
4. If you are unhappy with a situation or would like to share a concern, please always email your child's teacher or contact our front office.
5. Finally, stay positive. No one benefits when community members disagree on line.
The beginning of the year can be a stressful transition for students and parents alike. However, our traffic patterns have not changed from last year. Please know we will do our best to make things run smoothly, but having patience and being flexible will go a long way to help the process. You can expect longer car lines and some traffic confusion to start the year, however, these always improve once we fall into our routines.
We understand students miss school for various reasons. However, please understand that if your child has missed more than 8 school days (excused or unexcused) you will receive a letter from Lakeview regarding attendance. As the state requires students to be in attendance 90% of the year, Lakeview will continue to follow state guidelines regarding this issue. If you have any questions we are happy to talk you through the process.
Absence notes are due no more than 3 days after the date of the absent. After 3 days, the absence will be marked as unexcused.