• Here are some tips that will help you and your child to be successful in First Grade:
    • Please have your child bring a backpack to school each day.  Please label the backpack with your child's first and last names.
    • Please send a lunch and a snack for your child each day.  If you are participating in the school's lunch program,  please send a snack for your child to enjoy at morning recess.  Since the children are working hard to remember all of the new routines in first grade, it is often difficult for them to remember to order lunch in the morning.  It will be helpful if you remind your child to order lunch in the morning when you drop them off.  If you would like to find out more information about the school's lunch and/or milk programs, please contact the front office.



    • Please label all outerwear with your child's name so that it can be returned to them if it is left on the playground or misplaced. 


    • A daily folder will come home every day.  Please check the folder daily and make sure that your child returns his/her daily folder to school every morning.  Completed student work will be sent home each Friday after the first week.  Some items are kept in class for display and conference purposes.  Homework and nightly reading will begin after Back to School Night.


    • Playground supervision begins at 8:25. Your child should not be on the playground until the 8:25 bell rings. Please have your child hang his/her backpack on the hooks outside our classroom and go to the playground for recess until the 8:40 bell rings.  If you arrive after 8:40am, please go with your child to the office to get a tardy slip before he/she enters the classroom.  


    • Dismissal is at 3:00pm.  If your child rides the bus, attends River Rec, or gets picked up in the car lane please let me know.  If you are picking your child up at school, dismissal is in front of the classroom.  Please wait outside until the bell rings at 3:00.  .  For safety reasons I cannot release your child to anyone who is not listed as a pickup person on your child's emergency form.  Please plan ahead and let me know if anyone other than you will be picking up your child.


    • Your child may be exhausted during the first weeks of school and will need a good night’s rest. Children who get a good amount of sleep do better in school and are more able to adapt to change.
Last Modified on January 6, 2020