Classroom News

  • Conference Week

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 11/8/2023
    Here are a few things to know for conferences:
    • Please be on time. I have a very tight schedule and will have to keep to it.
    • This conference is for the adults only. Your child will wait outside of my classroom if they need to come with. This will allow for uninterrupted time for us to discuss their progress.
    • Book Fair- the book fair is happening in the library if you would like to check it out before or after their conference.
     Thanks and see you soon!
    Amy Petrini
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  • Conferences/Halloween

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 10/27/2023
    • You should have received my email for the link to sign up for conferences. Please sign up as soon as you are able.  Here is the link (copy and paste into your browser): 
    • All conferences will be in my classroom. Please get in touch with me if none of these times work for you.
    • Halloween- send your child with their costume on Tuesday.  We will have a small celebration at the end of the day, and they'll change into their costume at that time. I will not need any volunteers. Here is a link if you would like to donate for a snack for us to enjoy during our celebration:
    • I appreciate any heads up for missed days/times. Next week I'll be finishing up assessments for report cards so it is very important that your child is here.
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  • Conference Link

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 10/26/2023

    Hello Families,

    Please sign up for a conference using the following link:

    (Copy and paste into your browser.)

    All conferences will be in my classroom. Please get in touch with me if none of these times work for you.

    I appreciate you signing up as soon as you are able.


    Thanks and see you then!

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  • Week of October 9th

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 10/13/2023

    Hello Families,

    Here are a few reminders/important info:

    • Birthdays- we will celebrate with your child's favorite book. You may also choose to buy a copy of the book, sign and date, and donate for their special day. I will also give them a birthday bracelet. We will not celebrate with treats. Thanks!
    • Trips- you will need to fill out paperwork for your child if they will miss more than 3 days of school. I appreciate knowing either way, even if you are picking up your child early for just the day.
    • Short week- we will only have school M-W next week.

    Thanks and have a great weekend.

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  • Week of October 2

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 10/6/2023
    Hello Families:
    Here are a few quick notes:
    • This week we had a lesson in our school garden with a couple of farmers from Garden City Harvest/PEAS Farm. They made vegetable "rainbow" soup for us. Your child has a copy of the recipe in their folder today.
    • Book orders were sent home today.  Please order by next Friday if you are interested. It is easiest to order online, but you are welcome to send a check with your child if that is easier for you.
    • Next week is PE. Our soccer field has been very muddy. If possible, make sure that your child has a back up pair of shoes to wear just for PE.
    • Water bottles get sent home every Friday. Make sure that it is cleaned and ready to bring back on Monday.
    • This month we are focusing on RESPONSIBILITY. Please see attached letter about ways you can extend this trait into your home lives.

    Thanks and have a great weekend.


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  • PEAS Farm/Birthdays

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 9/15/2023

    Hello Familes,

    Here are a couple of quick reminders/corrections:

    •  Next week is PE. Please send your child with appropriate shoes and a water bottle.
    • PEAS Farm is on Wednesday at 1:15.
    • Birthdays- invites can only be sent home if the whole class is invited. Our school policy also includes no treats- due to allergies and loss of instructional time. Your child may bring a special book to read and/or donate to our class library to celebrate their special day.
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  • PEAS Farm

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 9/13/2023

    We will be going to the PEAS Farm on Wednesday, Sept. 20th. We will leave school at 1:15 and return at 2:45. Please let me know if you'd like to join us.

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  • First 2 Weeks

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 9/8/2023

    Dear Families,

    Hello! I am really enjoying getting to know all of your kids. I think that we have a super class.  I am so excited for the rest of the year to see how much they grow and learn.
    Here are a few reminders/quicknotes:

    • Next week is PE. Please make sure that your child either wears or brings a pair of tennis shoes. Also, make sure that you send their water bottle. I keep them here through the week and then send them home on Fridays to get cleaned.
    • Green folders went home today. I like them back on Mondays and send them home on Fridays.  Please clear them out of your child's backpack and empty out the contents over the weekend.
    • For the month of September our school is focusing on the trait Be Kind:Respect. I'm attaching a letter from our Character Strong program that promotes discussion and reinforcement from home.
    --Thanks and have a great weekend.Respect
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  • Hello and Welcome!

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 8/28/2023

    August 28, 2023


    Dear Families of First Graders,


    Hello! I am so excited to have your child in my classroom this year.

    I look forward to getting to know you and your child.  Our first week we will work on building community, reviewing school rules and procedures as well as setting expectations in our classroom for an ideal learning setting.  On Wednesday I will be sending home a few forms needed by myself and the school.  Please complete and return as soon as you are able to.

    I hope you’ll be able to come by and say a quick hello on Tuesday night, during Back to School Night from 5:00-6:00.  Please use this time to find your child’s cubby and place their supplies in their designated areas around my room.  I will attach my supply list at the end of this letter. There are some mistakes that were listed for our grade level but my class website is updated and includes items needed.  I will have extra supplies for the first days of school so no worries if you don’t have everything right now.

    Please see my staff page on our school website for updated information and more about me.


    Amy Petrini

    Here are a few highlights from my summer:


    I ran into a former student and his brother when I visited Santa Barbara.  He was in one of my very first classes and is now 27!


    Collecting beach glass is one of my favorite things to do when visiting the ocean.


    I spent lots of time on the river, roller skating, puzzling, hiking, and visiting and catching up with friends and family.



    ***My daughter just pointed out that I don’t have a group shot of my family that includes all of us from this summer. I’ll add an updated pic of my family to my webpage later. (My oldest just got his wisdom teeth out on Friday and is still quite swollen so it will be a few days or more).

    Mrs. Petrini’s School Supply List


    These supplies will be shared.  Please avoid sending “special” ones.

    • Box of 24 crayons
    • Pack of #2 pencils
    • 1 rubber eraser
    • 1 box of wide tipped markers
    • 1 package of small Elmer's glue sticks
    • 1 box/package of black Expo erasable markers
    • 1 pack of Clorox and/or baby wipes
    • 1 box of tissues


    Please purchase and label the following items:

    • 1 composition book (not spiral)
    • 1 pair of scissors
    • 1 pencil pouch (not box)
    • 1 pair of headphones
    • Water bottle with non-spill spout
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  • Class Book and Library Fines

    Posted by Amy Petrini on 6/1/2023

    Hello Families,

    Our class has been hard at work on creating a story for publication.  Our book is about a first grade rattlesnake who wants to lose her tooth. (Please ask your child for more details.) Each child has at least 3 contributions with words and artwork in our book.  Unfortunately, I am quite late with getting it to the company for publication. It should be ready about mid June. In the past I have given it to students at the beginning of second grade or before school let out. This year I was thinking that I could drop it off at your house if you would like to receive it before then.  I will be sending home order forms and envelopes with your child today. Please fill out the form and send it back to me ASAP but no later than Monday. I need the form back even if you do NOT want to buy one.  Please also  let me know if you would like to sponsor a book for a child in our class so that everyone can have their own copy. I assure you that they love getting their own book. This will be my 4th year in a row doing it.   
    I also sent home past due notices for the library. Please return and/or pay for your child's book before school lets out.
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