First Grade Event Contract: The 1st grade team, along with the principal's approval, has set forth an event contract effective for all first grade students. Please review the letter sent home last week with your child and return it to school signed by no later than Friday, March 4th. We feel that field trips and school events/celebrations are a privilege, not a requirement. Good behavior is a must in order to participate, along with turning in math worksheets and spelling/vocabulary homework notebooks on time according to our homework schedule. In addition, proper Friday formal uniform is also required as stated in the 23rd Edition's Cheetah Chatter. Our last field trip is scheduled for Friday, April 15th. If the contract letter is not turned in by March 4th and signed by both, you and your child, he/she will not be able to attend. Thank you for your continued support! :)
Agendas & Homework folders: Please make sure you check agendas and HW folders daily for important information and news from the school, such as field trips, Cheetah Chatter, notes/letters from teacher, events, school-wide testing, etc. I also post this information on this website. Many students are still not turning in spelling/vocabulary homework notebooks. A composition notebook was given to each student back in September for spelling and vocabulary homework. I collect and check notebooks on Thursday and Friday, so they have all week to complete homework. Now that we are in the 3rd quarter, the phonics/spelling skills are becoming more challenging. The spelling homework along with lessons/activities provided in class allows them to practice and reinforce those skills.
Report cards: They will be issued on February 9th. Please remember to sign and return the envelopes the following day. Report Cards are for you to keep.
School Supplies: As we begin our 3rd marking period and are halfway through the school year, we need to restock on some supplies. Please check with your child to see if they need crayons or scissors. Many students take these items home daily and they don't always return to school. Also our class is in need of the following items.
Volunteer Hours: Due to the cost of printing receipts, the school is issuing volunteer receipts once a month. Office staff and teachers are working together to make sure we make note of the hours owed to you. Thank you for your continued support!
Agendas & Homework folders: Please make sure you check agendas and homework folders daily for important information and news from the school, such as field trips, Cheetah Chatter, notes/letters from teacher, events, school-wide testing, etc. I also post this information on my website. Some students are in need of scissors. Please ask your child if they need a replacement. A large number of students are still not turning in spelling/vocabulary homework notebooks. A composition notebook was given to each student back in September for spelling and vocabulary homework. I collect and check notebooks on Fridays, so they have all week to complete homework. As we end our 2nd grading period and start the 3rd, the phonics/spelling skills are becoming more challenging. The spelling homework along with lessons/activities provided in class allows them to practice and reinforce those skills.
Spelling Bee week begins January 10th. More info coming soon.
Field Day: Our CSE Field Day is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 10th. A letter was sent home today with all details. Parents are welcome to volunteer. You may send a note with your child or sign up at the office. Our class t-shirt color is red. Students may wear cheetah shirt if royal blue shirt is not found or available at home. Boys may wear their navy blue school shorts. Girls may wear navy blue shorts. All Students should wear tennis shoes.
Toy Drive: Our CSE Toy Drive begins December 1st and will run until the 16th. You may help by donating an unwrapped, age-appropriate toy for either a boy or girl.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
Report cards will be issued and the Honor Roll Assembly will be on Thursday, November 18th at 1:30 pm at St. Malachy Catholic Church (across from Parish Hall).
Student of the Month - Noah Capricien
Golden Pencil - Justyn McKenzie
Good Character (Patience) - Mercedes Sampson
No School on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
No Spelling and/or Vocabulary Homework this week. Math and reading logs remain the same. Due to the short week, students will not have a reading and spelling test.
* No candy is allowed for Fall Festival.
* All students will need to change back to their formal Friday uniforms after the character parade.
* No scary costumes allowed (ghosts, witches, goblins, monsters, masks, weapons, etc.)
Fall Festival: Our Fall Festival is scheduled for Friday, October 22nd. This is a great opportunity for parents to earn volunteer hours. Students may dress up as their favorite story book character for the parade. Please make sure to have your child bring their book to school and their uniform, as the students will be changing after the parade.
In addition, we will need volunteers to man our booths. First grade will have two booths that need volunteers from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Please have all donations in by Wednesday, October 20th.
**Interim Reports went home on Friday, September 24th, please remember to sign and return them
Student of the Month - Vancott Woods
Golden Pencil - Stephanie Yepes
Good Character (Responsiblity) - Belen Ruiz
**Student of the Month Ceremony on September 30th at 2:00 in the Cafeteria**
Week of 9/13/10 - 9/17/10
Homework: Spelling and vocabulary homework begins this week. All spelling and vocabulary homework is to be done in their Homework Notebook.
Tests: Students will have a spelling and reading test every Friday, which will cover the phonics and reading comprehension skills for that week. Math and Science test dates will vary depending on length of chapters and units. For science, a Test Prep Chapter review will be done in class two days before the test and sent home as a study guide. All tests will be graded and sent home for you to review. Please make sure you sign and return tests. They will be filed for each marking period and then sent home as a packet for you to keep, along with report cards.
Week of 9/06/10 - 9/10/10
Fieldtrip: Thursday, a library fieldtrip permission slip and a library card application was sent home. Although, our first fieltrip is not until September 27th, permission slips and library card applications are due September 8th, so that I may turn these into the library for processing. Thank you to all parents who offered to chaperone the fieldtrip. Next week, I will be notifying the parents who were selected to chaperone.
Reading Logs: Reading logs are kept in the student's folder or at home. They are turned in monthly (every 4 weeks). Students will receive a total of 9 reading logs for the school year. They will write in their agendas when reading logs are due.
First week of school 8/23 - 8/27
Parent Handbook: Please review all forms and literature. Turn in all required forms and lunch applications. If you have any questions regarding enrichment and bus transportation, please contact the front office.
School Supplies: The most essential supplies your child will need for the first week are a pencil box or pouch with 2 sharpened pencils, 1 pink eraser, and 1 box of 24 crayons inside. 3 Mead composition notebooks, Zaner Bloser 1st grade handwriting paper, 2 glue sticks, and child scissors. In addition to these supplies, I have posted a wish list on this website.
Homework: Students will be writing their homework assignments daily in their agendas. They will not have spelling and vocabulary words for the first two weeks, since we will be doing a "Back to School" review. All spelling and vocabulary homework is to be done in their Homework Notebook. They will write spelling and vocabulary words every Monday in their agendas. I will also have these words posted on Educator Pages website. Homework notebooks will be collected every Friday morning and checked. Saxon Math homework is turned in and checked daily.
Volunteer Hours: You can start earning your volunteer hours by purchasing supplies from my wish list and by makings copies for the class. If you are interested in being a copy parent, send me an email or write a note in your child's agenda. I will send a copy request folder with your child. You can also earn hours by volunteering at school-wide events, field trips, lunch room, etc.
Cheetah T-Shirt Order Forms: T-shirt order forms went home this week. If you choose to place an order, please include cash or check with each order form.