Classroom News

  • Week of December 5th

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 12/10/2021
    Hello Parents,
    This is a list of wants/needs:
    Last week the PTA sent home a green envelope for your child's folder. Please consider making a donation to our school to help with such things as field trips, special guests, classroom funds, etc. This week an additional envelope was sent home.
    Slippers/change of clothes- it would be great if your child could bring a spare pair of shoes/slippers to keep at school to change into on wet and/or muddy days. Spare clothes would be great too. If you send clothes please send them in a plastic bag that can be kept in their locker. Wet clothes can then be sent home in the same bag.
    Spill/leak proof water bottles are still needed for your child on a daily basis. Next week we have P.E. and they are especially needed then. I also send them home on Fridays to be cleaned.
    Email me  if your child will be missing days/leaving early for vacation next week.
    Fun hats and socks day  is on Tuesday, if your child would like to participate.
    Ugly Holiday sweater day is on Friday if your child would like to participate.
    Thanks and have a great weekend.
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  • Thanksgiving

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 11/23/2021

    Happy Thanksgiving Break. I am so thankful for all of your children. It was great to meet with you for your child's conference. Please send me any follow-up questions and concerns that you might have. Enjoy your break, safe travels, and I'll see your children back next Monday.

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  • Conferences and Pajama Day

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 10/28/2021 12:00:00 PM

    It is time to sign up for your child's conference. Conferences will be held via Zoom. Please sign up ASAP.  Copy and paste the link below:

    Tomorrow is pajama day. Our school has chosen this in place of students wearing their costumes. We will have a small celebration and Halloween themed learning activities during the day to celebrate.
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  • Week of October 4th

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 10/8/2021
    Here are a few important things to know:
    • This is a friendly reminder that students must have their acceptable use agreements/technology agreements on file in Infinite Campus by Friday, October 15th. The IT Department will disable the accounts of all students that do not have the form on file on Monday, October 18th. I currently have about half of our class that has this taken care of.
    • Book orders were sent home today. Please either send your forms and payments back by next Friday and/or fill out orders online by next Friday morning.
    • Although we are not currently sending homework home there are a few ways in which you can help your child. Here are a few ideas:
                  1.READ with and to your child. If you are not able to then have them listen to a podcast or story online and discuss elements of the story such as characters and setting.
                  2.Work on the doubles with your child. 1+1 to 10+10. They should have all of these memorized. 
     Both of these can be practiced in the car, while making dinner, etc.
    Thanks and have a great weekend.
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  • Week of September 27th

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 9/29/2021 6:00:00 PM

    Tomorrow we will going on our field trip to the PEAS Farm. We will leave school at 9:45. Please meet us at the front doors on the playground if you are planning to join us. We have been asked to wear masks so bring one with you.  We should be back to the school around 11:30.

    I'm planning on sending your child's homework folder home tomorrow as there is some information regarding the Monster Project at  the ZAAC that is happening tomorrow night from 3-6.

    Also in your child's folder will be information for picture day  which is on Monday the 4th.



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  • Friday September 17th

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 9/17/2021 5:00:00 PM
    Today we finished up our 13th day of the school year.  We have been very busy working to build a safe, kind, and respectful environment for all learners while also spending some time reviewing some of what they learned in Kindergarten. You may find that your child is hungry and/or tired when they get home. Unfortunately we do not have snacks in the classroom, but they do have the opportunity to choose breakfast items in the morning free of charge.  The first grade school day can be quite rigorous and we will continually be working on building stamina and attentiveness for learning throughout the day.
    Here are a few things to know and remember:
    Green folders- I am just going to send these home on Fridays. One side will have completed work and the other side will include notes from the office. Please send your child's folder emptied out on Monday.  There will be no homework for first graders at this time.
    Library Books-  Check out days are on Tuesdays. Your child will be able to check out a new book if they have returned their current book.
    Messages- Please send any messages such as a change in your child's pick- up plan via e-mail or with a call to the office if it is after noon.
    Field Trip- We have a field trip scheduled to the PEAS Farm on Thursday September 30th. We will leave the school around 9:45 and should be back around 11:30. Please let me know if you would like to join us.
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  • Open House

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 8/28/2021

    See you at Open House on Monday, August 30th from 5:30-6:30. Please bring your child's supplies in a labeled lidded plastic shoebox.

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  • Last Message

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 6/11/2021 5:00:00 PM

    Hello Families,

    I just wanted to thank you all for a great year. I appreciate your understanding, patience, flexibility, and support that you have provided myself and your child this school year. I have to say that I have been quite emotional all week. I am just so utterly proud of ALL of us. I think we all learned so much, and there were many silver linings this year. It honestly feels like an abrupt ending to our time together. I truly did not want to see your children leave my classroom. I feel like so many of them were just really starting to show such amazing growth (my favorite part of teaching this grade). Nontheless we had to end our year.  I want to remind you that your child's report card might  not reflect all of the growth that they made this year. The expectations for certain markers were still the same as the report card/assessments weren't changed regardless of the lessened time that I was able to spend with them and deliver instruction. Report cards will be mailed out Monday. Please spend time celebrating with your child all of the accomplishments that they DID make this year.  Ideally I would love to have you child continue to read and be read to this summer, but ultimately please enjoy your time together. I will miss this special crew of caring, hard working children who showed amazing perserverance.  I'm hoping to hug them when they return for second grade.

    Thanks for sharing them with me. Happy Summer!

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  • June

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 5/27/2021 3:00:00 PM

    Hello Parents,

    We are winding down our last few days together. Here are a few reminders:

    • Please return library books as soon as possible.
    • Please make sure that your child has a water bottle. Our days are getting hotter, our drinking fountains are closed, and I have run out of Dixie cups to use for students who don't have bottles.
    • Our last day is on Wednesday the 9th. Dismissal will be at 11:30.
    • Your child is welcome to bring a book to share and/or donate to our class for their birthday if their birthday happens during the summer break. 

    Thanks and have a wonderful long weekend! 

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  • Last Remote Learning Day

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 5/14/2021

    Can you believe that we only have 14 more days of first grade?  

    This Monday will be our last Remote Learning Day.  The first grade teachers have decided to do a project in place of the normal packet.  I sent home a sheet with all of the information about it today in their homework folders. I will also attach it to this email.
    Next week will also be the last week for Reading Logs. Please return what your child has completed at the end of next week.
    Book orders were sent home earlier this week. Please return and/or complete online orders by next Tuesday.  This will be the last order of the year.
    Please send your child with a water bottle as we are still unable to use our drinking fountains.
    Thanks and have a great weekend!
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