First Grade News 11/6/23

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September Poem


In September for a while

I will ride a crocodile

Down the chicken soupy Nile.

Paddle once, paddle twice,

Paddle chicken soup with rice.

Classroom News – 9/5/23

Monthly Reading Calendar and Book Report

This went home with your 1st grader last week. The goal is to read 15 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week. Two of the books should be non-fiction. There is an attached Book Report for your child to complete. The Reading Calendar and Book Report are due at the beginning of next month.


Monthly Poem

Each month the kids will learn to recite a poem, from the Chicken Soup series. Ms. Newton sent home September’s poem. Please be sure to practice with them at home. This month they will recite the poem as a class. October’s Poem will be tested individually.


Back to School Night – Sept. 11th

Back to School Night begins at 6:30pm in the Church with a presentation by Principal Pinkofsky followed by teacher presentations in the classrooms and a reception in the school courtyard with refreshments. This is a parent-only event.


1st Grade WhatsApp

Each grade has a parent WhatsApp group which is a great way to communicate quickly with other parents. Please note that this is an unofficial form of communication and it is not school-sponsored. To join our 1st Grade WhatsApp Group, click here:


Virtus Training, Fingerprinting, and TB test

Virtus training, fingerprints, and TB test results are required for any school volunteers including but not limited to field trip chaperones, lunch/playground volunteers, and classroom volunteers. Make sure to complete these early so you don’t miss out on school activities!

Sept 21 – Virtus re-certification 10:00am to 11:30am at SPA. This is for parents who have already completed the initial training 4 yrs ago and are due for renewal.

TB Testing – please return results to Nurse Van Anderson (

Please contact Mayora Hiney for more information or to sign up for the Sept 21st Virtus Training.

Welcome to 1st Grade!

Welcome to 1st grade