Hello! This week you will notice that Weekly Folders are also on Wednesday. Every week now the Weekly Folder will come home on Wednesday instead of Tuesdays. Please sign where requested and make any comments you desire. Return all documents in the folder with your child the following day, usually it will now be Thursday. Returning papers is important as they need to be kept on file this school year at the school.
First Grade is a critical year. Students are making many adjustments from Kindergarten to First Grade. You have to sit longer and there are fewer breaks. We do not take naps in First Grade and when available we take recess at the end of the day. So, our students must learn to build stamina and self-control. Please remind your child about focusing and paying attention to the learning. We have class and individual incentives in place to reward those making positive behavior choices. I have learned over the years that expectations from home about how you are spending your day in school go a long way also. I appreciate your support and encouragement as we work together for your child to be successful in First Grade.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are in a couple of weeks. I will be sending home a notice soon. If I feel it is critical for us to have a conference at this time, I will request a conference from you. Please try to make this happen so we can work together to help your child succeed. If you desire a conference and it was not requested, that is great. Please keep in mind that the requested conferences will be prioritized. Conferences are only 10 minutes that evening and I will make every attempt to see all that request. If you cannot come that evening please let me know so we can make alternate arrangements. Let's set a plan in motion now early on to help your son/daughter to reach their full potential.
I am still looking for a volunteer for Room Parent! :) If anyone has some time to come in or to do some "clerical" type things at home, I could use some assistance. Please let me know.