Welcome to First Grade! I am delighted to have your child in my class this year and I look forward to working with you and your child. As partners we share the responsibility for your child's success. I have high expectations for your child and I will do all that I can to help your child achieve those expectations. Together we can make this a very rewarding and fun year in First Grade.
I hope you can join us for "Meet Your Teacher Day" on Monday, August 31st from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. You are welcome to bring your child's school supplies with you so the students don't have to carry everything into school on the first day. A list of school supplies can be found on the school web page. Please put your child's name on their folders and pencil cases. Also, please remove the supplies from the packaging and send in the pencils sharpened and ready to go.
Please put a stick on name tag on your child's uniform for the first few weeks of school. Please include their name and how they are going home that day; car line, CARES, or bus #. If you have a change in transportation please call the school office. I don't always have time to check emails before dismissal and I don't want to send them home the wrong way.
Please send your child to school each day with a simple healthy snack for morning snack time. Do not send in a morning snack with peanuts or other nuts, as some children have allergies and we eat morning snack in the classroom.
I hope you can join us for "Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 2nd at 7:00 PM in the Church Auditorium. Information about the school year is presented in the Church Auditorium and then parents are sent to the classrooms to review classroom information.
Please be sure to visit the first grade page of the school website often, all of the information you need for back to school may be found atwww.sischool.org . The 1st grade page will include classroom news, information, links, and forms. The student's homework will also be listed on the 1st grade page of the school website. The homework assignments are listed in a daily agenda format using Google Calendar. Clicking on each subject will display the homework for that day.
Please don't hesitate to email me with any questions you may have or with information about your child that you would like me to know.
See you soon,
Mrs. Cathleen Hastings
First Grade 1B Teacher