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