Classroom News

  • Field Trip/Spirit Week

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 9/19/2022

    Please let me know if you plan to join us for our field trip tomorrow. We will meet you at the front office and walk over to the PEAS Farm at 1.  You are also welcome to meet us at the farm around 1:15.

    If you're interested....

    Griz Homecoming Week- spirit week for staff and students

    Wednesday 9/21- Rattlesnake day (dress in green and yellow or school attire)

    Thursday 9/22- Sports day (favorite jersey or whatever is sporty to you)

    Friday 9/23- Montana U colors or attire

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  • Week of September 12th

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 9/16/2022

    We are just completing our first full week of school.  Here are a few reminders, upcoming events, and other important information:

    • Green folders- these will come home on Fridays and should come back the following Monday. Please help to remind your child to take it out of their backpack to unload over the weekend. On Monday, remind them to give it to me.
    • This week's folder includes book orders. I would like your orders back on Monday too. Check out the online ordering option for more variety and ease of paying. I also have a wishlist if you would like to contribute to our classroom library.
    • Please let myself AND the office know about any scheduled absences or days/times that you will need to pick up your child early. This helps me to rearrange my schedule if needed.  I prefer an email but you can also call the office, and they will forward it to me.
    • We will have our first field trip to the PEAS farm next Tuesday, September 20.  We will leave school at 1 and return around 3. Please let me know if you can join us either by walking with us or by meeting us there.  You will need to fill out the "opt out" form if you would NOT like your child to participate.
    • Speaking of forms... please make sure that you have all of your child's forms signed. These were sent via email by the district.  I particularly need the forms regarding field trips and permission to use computers.  Here is some info from our principal:  You should have received an email directly from the district encouraging you to fill out the required annual forms.  These include things like:  annual field trip form, technology use forms, Google Suite permission and more.  If you are in need of hard copies of these forms, please let me or the office know.  I will be happy to send them home.  Annual forms may be completed online for this school year using the Infinite Campus Parent Portal found on the MCPS website ( Step-by-step instructions for filling out these forms in Infinite Campus are attached to this email. 



    Thanks and have a great weekend. Fingers crossed that we get more of these blue skies.

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  • Back to School

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 8/24/2022

    I look forward to meeting you and your child on our Back to School Night on Tuesday August 30th from 5-6. This will give us a chance to meet, and for you to bring your child's supplies in as well as get acquainted with where some things can be found with in our classroom and school.

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  • Last week/PEAS Farm

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 6/6/2022
    Tomorrow is our field trip to the PEAS Farm. I have lots of volunteers and am looking forward to having you all.  Please meet us in the front office at 1:15 if you are planning on walking with us. Our tour starts at 1:30 if you want to meet us there.
    Please continue to send your child with their backpacks this week. They will be bringing home lots of things throughout the week. Report cards will go home on Friday in a manila envelope.
    Friday is our last day, We will get out at 11:00.  Your child can order a sack lunch to take home if wanted.
    Thanks for a great year. I have encouraged all students to read throughout the summer. Check out the library's summer reading program for incentives.
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  • Field Trips

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 5/24/2022

    We will be going on a couple of field trips in the next few weeks. Please let me know if you would like to join us.

    Wednesday, June 1st- Missoula Art Museum @9:30-11:30. We will be walking to the bus stop and riding the bus downtown. We will then walk to the museum.

    Tuesday, June 7th @1:30-2:45 PEAS Farm. We will walk there and back. You are welcome to meet us there if you would like.

    Please continue to let me know if your child will be absent and/or picked up early. I will be finishing up assessments and report cards, and it helps me to plan ahead.

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  • Show and Tell

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 5/18/2022
    Our class has earned a "Show and Tell" Day as an incentive for the amount of money that we have raised thus far for our boosterthon. Your child may bring 1 item to share in the next few days. The item needs to:
    1.  fit in their backpack
    2.  not be breakable
    3.  not be irreplaceable
    4.  no electronics
    Please have them practice 3 things that they want to tell us about their item.
    Thanks for your donations to our school!
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  • Book Reminder

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 5/11/2022 1:00:00 PM

    Your child is becoming a published author!

    Our students have been hard-at-work writing and illustrating a one-of-a-kind book!

    I sent home an order form where you can pre-order a copy of our book if you’d like. It is not necessary to purchase, but I need your slips signed and returned in order to receive our free classroom copy.

    Bonus! When you pre-order using the link below you can save up to $3 on the purchase of your child’s book.SAVE up to $3 ONLINE

    Simply go to

    Please be sure to pre-order a copy of your child’s book by Thursday morning to take advantage of these savings.

    You'll love seeing your child's writing and illustrations captured in this treasured keepsake and watching their face light up when they see this high-quality book of their work.

    This is an exciting opportunity to showcase our student's creativity! We are so excited to become published authors and to share our work with family and friends.

    -Mrs. Petrini

    P.S. Be sure to ask your child what we're writing about!
    P.P.S. If you’d like to pay-it-forward by donating a copy of our book to a deserving child in our class, you can do so online.

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  • Class Book

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 5/10/2022 7:00:00 AM

    On Friday I sent home an order form for our class book. We worked with Brianna Randall (Talon's mom and local author) to write a story together that will be sent to a company for publication.  I need all of the order forms back whether your child buys one or not (this is the company's policy and unreturned forms will hold our order up).  Our book is called Bobby and Snowball's Cosmic Adventure. I need the forms back by Thursday at the latest. Let me know if you have any questions.

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  • Boosterthon Day 1 Kick Off

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 5/9/2022 3:00:00 PM

    Team Day 1 Email

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  • Blue

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 4/19/2022

    We are really enjoying "I Love Reading Week."  Tomorrow is color day and our class will be wearing BLUE.  Thursday will be "Stuffy Day", and your child may bring one small stuffed animal to school that day.


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