ReligionThe primary goal of our program is to help each child recognize their specialness and experience God’s love. It is important that we instill a love for all by treating others the way Jesus loves us. Prayer, Christ-like attitudes, and our faith in action including attendance at Mass are crucial to the spiritual development of your child.
ELA Language/Reading and WritingAll subjects including reading, spelling, grammar and writing skills are blended together to enhance language.
MathHands on experiences and the use of manipulatives provide students with an understanding of math concepts.
Homework HWHomework will be listed on our website. Each child is responsible for specific homework assignments. Children will mark HW on the page to be completed. Reading word lists from handbook must be practiced daily. Math written HW will be on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Spelling is given weekly with a test at the end of each lesson. All homework pages need to be signed. Your signature indicates approval of correctness and neatness. The website is updated regularly, please check it regularly.
Home FolderEach child will receive a sturdy folder to hold Panda Bear paper and other important papers. This folder is to be taken home each day. Loose papers may be taken out at the end of the week unless specified.
Panda Bear PaperTo reinforce the positive, a paper with specific behaviors will be marked. Unacceptable behavior will be indicated on the back. An acceptable day will be indicated on the calendar side with a stamp or sticker. Please place your initials each day in the box. Keep the Panda Bear paper in the plastic sheet in your child’s folder for the present marking period.
CorrespondenceAll correspondence, notes and money should be in an envelope marked with the child’s name and room number. When your child is absent, please use an index card and state the reason for absence.
All belongings should have proper identificationIt is recommended that all workbooks be covered with clear contact for easy identification. It is not necessary to cover copybooks or their reading books. Children need at least 5 sharpened pencils daily.
DismissalA note must accompany any change of dismissal lines. Or call the office before lunch to allow for proper notification.
DisciplinePlease be supportive as warnings are issued. Children need to be held responsible for their actions.
BooksBooks are sent home for several reasons. Check for HW on the page for written homework. Books are guides for what is being taught. Skills may need to be practiced. Sign any pages and make corrections to any mistakes.
Story Time and CraftsVolunteers to read and or do a craft with the children are welcomed. Let us know and a schedule will be sent home. Please be advised legal forms are necessary for any volunteer work done in school. Check the office for details.
Snack RecessChildren may bring a healthy snack (no candy please) for snack recess. They may have a drink (water or juice bag) and a small snack. Pretzels can be purchased for the week. This money is due the Friday before the order.
BirthdaysBirthdays may be celebrated in our class only. No food items are allowed. Invitations to parties must be for all classmates or all gender specific classmates.
LunchPlease label lunch containers. Be sure to pack extra napkins and a placemat. Lunch is eaten in the lunchroom (gym). Secure all lunch containers tightly. I am looking forward to working, growing and being a special part of your child’s first grade.