First Grade Need to knows: ABC's of First Grade
Homework: Homework Information
Library: Our class library check out days are every Tuesdays. Please make sure students’ books are in their backpacks on Tuesdays. Students will be allowed to check out one new book if they return their book from the previous week. As parents, you can also make a library account to check out additional books with/for your child. See Ms. Ferrari for details.
Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) This innovative program is designed to positivelyimpact schools across America by bringing fathers and father-figures on campus.Their committed involvement will help provide additional positive male rolemodels. Dads are encouraged to sign up and spend one (or more!) days at schoolwith the kids.
PTO Please consider joining ourcampus Parent Teacher Organization. They meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 and dues are only $5. This organization raises money for ourschool, coordinates field trips for the students, and plans fun events on campus.This is a great way to get involved and meet other parents.
Box Tops We are actively collecting BoxTops for Education (pink labels) for our school wide competition. The school will earn money for each Box Top collected so start snipping!
Scholastic Book Club Each month we will send home a catalog to order Scholastic books. You can choose the books you want and then send me the order form and a check OR order online. It's easy! Go to www.scholastic.com/bookclub and create a free account using our class code MCNB3. Then, browse the catalogs, choose books, and use your credit card to pay online. Each time a parent orders online, our class gets a free book. All orders come usually come within 2 weeks. https://orders.scholastic.com/MCNB3.
ExpectationsWe are learning the routines and procedures of Kindergarten. All students will be expected to listen, follow directions and try their Kindergarten Best! Please remind your child daily of their responsibility at school and check their folders daily.
Tardy The first school bell rings at 7:50. It is important for your child to be at school on time and start the daywith their classmates. All kindergarten students meet in the aquatics commonsarea and are picked up at 7:50. Students are counted "tardy" after the 8:00 bell rings.
Absences If your child will be absent forsome or part of a school day, please send a written note and/or doctor's excusein your child's folder. All absences should be documented and none can be excused without a note. We cover lots of ground in school each day, and we don't want your child to miss it!
Birthdays On your child's birthday, you may send cupcakes to school and leave them in the office.They will be delivered in the last hour of the day to the classroom for theclass to enjoy. We are not permitted to have 'parties' or celebrations thattake up instructional time. Please let me know in advance if you plan to sendcupcakes that day to school so I can plan accordingly.
Backpacks Please write your child's name inside the backpack. Have your child bring a backpack every day. Many days there will be projects or papers from the day's work tocarry home.
Change of Clothing It is helpful if every child has a change ofclothes in their backpack in case of restroom accidents or spills at lunch.
Lunchtime Our class will have lunch from 11:40- 12:10. Students should turn in lunch money before school so the cafeteria manager has time to deposit it in your child's account. Please contact the cafeteria manager if you have any questions. Parents are welcome to join their child for lunch, but every visitor must sign in at the Office and wear a VISITORS badge.
Weather Unless it is raining we will have recess everyday so please dress your child accordingly.
Please talk with your child about their day. Ask about a favorite part of the day. Encourage your child to answer using a whole sentence, not just one or two words. This is one of the skills we teach and reinforce at school.