First Grade Newsletter

Week of August 19-23, 2019

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Welcome!

Welcome to our weekly newsletter! This newsletter will be sent out every Monday in your teacher's weekly email. Please be sure to read it thoroughly as this will be our main source of communication to you about all things First Grade! We hope you find this resource helpful!

What is my child learning this week?


Sight Words: the, of, and, at, to, me, do, is

Word Work: Review of letter sounds, and vowels.

Grammar: Review of the difference between a letter, a word, and a sentence, correct letter formation.

Writing: Matching pictures to words

Reading: How can I choose a just right book for me?

Math: How can I group objects to help me count faster?

Science: What is a scientist and what tools do they use?

Social Studies: Why do we have rules and laws at home, school, and in my community?

Signed Paperwork

If you haven't signed and returned the forms in the manila envelope from Meet Teacher Night please do so by Wednesday. We need these forms in order to best serve your child!
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Headphones Needed

If your child has not brought in their headphones yet, please do so by this Friday, August 23rd. We will start needing them daily.

Arrival and Dismissal

Where does my child go in the morning?

Starting Monday, August 19th we will start our normal morning schedule. Students will walk to their designated morning locations independently. Teachers will be there to monitor and then walk them to class.


Morning Areas

K, 1st, 2nd and 3rd - Cafeteria

4th and 5th - Gym

AM Drop Off

- Students can begin arriving to school at 6:45am. If your child is arriving to school before 7:15am, they will enter the side doors between the Gym and the Cafeteria.

- Parents, please use the Kinder/bus loop before 7:15am. All other doors will be locked until 7:15am to ensure the safety of our students and staff. At 7:15am the front and back main doors will be unlocked.

- Both the front and back of the school can be utilized during 7:15am-7:45am depending on the direction you are coming from on Somerville Drive. Kinder will continue to utilize the bus loop by the Gym/Cafeteria.

*If you have a student in Kinder AND a student in the upper grade, please utilize the Kinder car line for drop off.


PM Pick Up

- We will continue to dismiss A-L in the front and M-Z in the back, with Kinder dismissing at the bus loop.

*If you have a student in Kinder and a student in an upper grade, they will both be dismissed from the Kinder car line.

-Parents must have the school provided car tag to pick up their student.


Walkers

- Walkers will be dismissed through THREE designated locations. We have added a new location. Walkers will be dismissed through the Gym, Music Room and West Entrance.

- Walkers MUST utilize the crosswalks with crossing guards.

- K-1 students will not be allowed to walk home alone. If you would like your child to walk home with an older sibling and/or neighbor, please fill out a permission slip at Meet the Teacher.

-Parents picking up their student and walking home must have the school provided car tag.

New Visitor Badge System and Procedures

Over the summer, all Prosper ISD schools installed a new visitor badge system to further ensure the safety of our students and staff throughout the school day. Please keep in mind the following for the upcoming school year.


- All visitors will have to re-scan their driver's license at the beginning of the school year. We recommend coming throughout the day at a convenient time for you prior to our first school event.

- All visitors will have to show their driver's license at the front vestibule window, and will only be allowed to enter the front office once they have a visitor badge. This will occur each time you visit Folsom.


Thank you for your understanding as we continue to make changes to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

Lunch Information

Lunch Schedule

Kinder - 10:15 am

1st Grade - 10:45 am

2nd Grade - 11:15 am

4th Grade - 11:45 am

5th Grade - 12:15 pm

3rd Grade - 12:45 pm


Lunch Visitors

We ask that you please not visit during lunch until after Labor Day. This will allow your student to have plenty of time to become familiar with lunch time procedures and develop friendships!


Lunch Accounts

Did you notice your child may have purchased a lot of "extras" or ice cream in the cafeteria line this week? If you would like to make restrictions to your child's account, please fill out this form. The form can also be found on the Prosper ISD Website, Parent tab, Child Nutrition tab, and then Meal Restriction tab.

Transportation Changes

This year, ALL transportation changes need to be made through Polly in the front office. If there is a change please notify the front office by no later than 2:15. Please do not email your child's teacher! We are no longer able to accept transportation changes by email, and we don't usually have time to check our email during the school day. Notifying the front office will ensure that your child goes home the correct way!

Dismissal Reminders

- We will continue to dismiss A-L in the front and M-Z in the back, with Kinder dismissing at the bus loop.

*If you have a student in Kinder and a student in an upper grade, they will both be dismissed from the Kinder car line.

- Walkers will be dismissed through two designated locations, the gym and music room. Walkers MUST utilize the crosswalks with crossing guards.

- Parents must have the school provided car tag to pick up their student at the gym, or in a car line.

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Do you want to volunteer this year?

If so, you must complete a yearly volunteer background check! We love to have helpers at school for the following things: lunch helper, copy mom, field trip chaperone, and classroom helper. We recommend you do it now, even if you don't plan to volunteer until later in the year. Then it's done!

Copy Moms Needed!

If you are interested in helping teachers out with their copies every Thursday, please use the link below to sign-up.


Copy Mom Sign Up

Save the Date

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Easy Access Links

My SchoolBucks

Click here and you can add money to your child's lunch account easily!

Dr. Watkin's 2 Minute Drill

2 Minute Drill 8-14-19