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    ABC's of First Grade
     
    Important information:

     

    Daily Folder:    We have a Wrightstown Raven folder ready for your child!  Please check the folder pockets and return EVERY DAY! Talk with your child about the work he/she is bring in home.  Encourage your child to self-reflect on his/her work. 

     

    Supplies:         Please see the attached letter regarding school supplies.

     

    Homework:      Daily assignments Monday through Thursday.  District policy states ten minutes per grade level.  Therefore, grade one = 10 minutes.  

     

    Absence Notes: Please send an absence note on the day your child returns to school either on-line OR send in a note that will be forwarded to the school office.  Be sure to include the date(s) and reason for the absence as well as your child’s name.

     

    Transportation:   Any changes in your child’s transportation MUST be in writing!  If another parent is picking up your child there must be a note from BOTH parties! Please remember to include  the date of the change.  We cannot allow any changes in your child’s regular routine without written permission.  It’s for their safety as much as ours.  Students may not ride  another child’s bus home.

     

    Lunch:  Students may bring lunch from home or purchase lunch. We encourage parents to purchase a lunch ticket (send checks payable to CRSD Cafeteria Fund- please send in an  envelope labeled  with your child’s name and WES Cafeteria). The lunch ticket is kept on file at the cafeteria  It eliminates needing to bring (and too often losing!)  daily lunch money.

                                                                           

     

    Snack:  Daily 2:00-2:15 please teach your child to open/close/manage his/her own snack.   Keep snacks child-sized.  Remember we only have 10-15 minutes to eat!! PLEASE pack a PEANUT FREE snack everyday!!!! 

     

    Recess:            Outdoors, twice daily – down to 20 degree wind chill!  SEND APPROPRIATE SHOES AND CLOTHING!  Now is a good time to reinforce self-reliance with zippers, buttons, etc.

     

    Specials:         We will affix a sticker to the inside of your child’s daily folder to let you know our schedule.  All first graders participate in art, music, gym and library.

     

    Birthdays:        We will hold our celebrations during our snack time ).  Please feel free to join us.  Small, nut-free treats are welcome.  Please be sure to plan for  19 children*.  We appreciate your advance notice of birthday treats.  One reminder – napkins are a must! (* this number may change)

     

    Conferences:   The first scheduled conference will be held in November.  Additional conferences can be requested to discuss your questions/concerns regarding your child’s progress.  If you need to reach us, please leave a message with the secretary or send an e-mail and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

     

    Report Cards:  Distributed 3 times per year - February, April and June.  Report card folders need to be signed and returned to school the next day for 2nd and 3rd marking periods.

     

    Name Writing: Please reinforce correct letter formation – begin with a capital letter followed by lower case.

     

    Emergency Plan: In the event of an unplanned school-wide early dismissal (yes- it DOES happen!) what will your child do?  Please discuss and review periodically your plan of action with your child.  An Emergency Communication Plan form for you to complete and return will be sent home in the first few days of school.

     

    Homeroom Parents:  To be selected and announced by PTO in early September.  We will also need classroom volunteers to help with many miscellaneous activities throughout the year. We will send requests as needed.

     

     Toys:  Toys belong and should remain at home!

     

     

     

    We are eager to begin the new school year and look forward to meeting and working with you.  Please help your child have a successful year by staying involved.  We hope to have the opportunity to meet you at Back- to- School night.  Enjoy the last remaining days of summer.  See you soon!