Parents - please remember to sign and return the sheet by Friday. If you have not yet returned last week's, please do so. Thank you!
Today your child received their log on information for our Wonders program. We discussed that this paper should be kept in a "safe place" because it is an important paper. (It matters a lot.)
"Would a safe be a safe place?!" was asked. While a safe is a great place to keep important items, we said it would be better to keep it in a safe place that you can get to easily.
Sometimes our first graders will have digital homework to complete on Wonders. Please look out for those assignments and keep this paper in a place that you and your child(ren) feel is safe and easily accessible.
Quest- bigger than a quiz and smaller than a test; a part of our learning journey
Tomorrow, our first graders will have their first quest. This quest is for our first unit in social studies. Yesterday, we reviewed what we have learned in social studies. Today, we completed a "study packet" of questions together. This packet consists of four pages - one for each week - each with four multiple choice questions and two fill- in questions.
The study packet should be the focal point for studying. The social studies papers from the "Weekly Wednesday Work" can be used to supplement the packet if needed, but the packet should be used primarily.
Our social studies quiz has a digital and hand written component. Students will complete a series of questions through Social Studies Weekly on iPads. They will also respond to questions on paper with pencils.
Today is our first "Weekly Wednesday Work" day! In your child's yellow folder is a sheet of paper with a list of assignments that are also in the folder. These assignments should be removed from the folder and stay home.
The sheet with the list of assignments should be signed by a parent and returned by Friday. If you have a question or concern about a specific assignment, please make note of it in the box to the right of it. I will then reach back out to you regarding your note.
This week there are many more papers than what you will typically receive. This "WWW" packet will be going out on Wednesdays - keep an eye out!
The following tool has been designed and shared for any parent who may need to assist their first grader with tonight's math homework.
We will begin our reading logs next week and students will also have some math worksheets to complete. Thank you for your patience as my accounts for our various digital subscriptions get up and running. I'm looking forward to using Spelling City with your children!
Birthday treats may be brought to school for students in Grades Pre-K through Grade 8. Early Childhood students may enjoy the treat during snack. Grades 1 to 8 may enjoy the treat during lunch. It is requested that birthday treats be already prepared in original packaging in individual servings. All treats should be MINIMAL and NUTRITOUS. For the safety of all students, homemade treats cannot be brought, given out or consumed in school. The school nurse and teacher has the right to not allow a treat to be served that does not comply with these guidelines. Candy is not permitted. Balloons, party favors and the like are not permitted.
Birthdays may be celebrated in school, provided the parent requested permission ahead of time. At least one week prior to the event, the parent of the birthday child must communicate to the school nurse through email exactly what is to be served. The nurse will then contact the families of those students with allergies.
Students will be permitted to wear non-uniform clothes on their birthday (Please see non-uniform guidelines).
Invitations for out of school parties may not be given out in school.
No Fuss Lunch has informed the school that they will no longer provide any food to children whose parent did not order it and approve it prior due to liability issues. Parents will be called as soon as possible to inform them that their child does not have a lunch. Please note that fast food and delivery will not be accepted per the handbook. Due to allergy and medical concerns, St. Patrick School cannot provide lunch unless it is purchased by the parent or guardian through No Fuss Lunch or brought from home due to allergy related risk.
I will do my best to determine if your child has forgotten a lunch as soon as possible so that you may be contacted immediately. You will be contacted by either email or phone. Please note our lunch is always at 11:30am.
We are very excited to start using iPads in first grade! Please be sure to return your tech permission form (and textbook form) to school as soon as possible. Thank you!
To access contact information for your child's classmates' parents, please: