First Grade Newsletter

Week of January 13-17, 2020

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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: day, don't, too, come

Word Work: -ed, -ing

Writing: Editing and Revising

Reading: Author's Purpose

Math: 3D Shapes

Science: Objects in the sky, day and night

Social Studies: MLK

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Inclement Weather Procedures

Inclement Weather Procedures

When inclement weather is a possibility, Prosper ISD district officials continually monitor weather conditions during the overnight and early morning hours. The district takes several factors into consideration before making a decision to cancel school, delay school, or dismiss school early due to inclement weather. These primary factors include:


  • The health, safety, and welfare of students and staff; and the safe transport of students and staff to school.
  • Teenage drivers on the roads and their safety


Cancellations, Delays, and Early Releases – How Decisions are Made

When inclement weather threatens normal school operations, the following steps are taken:


  1. District officials evaluate the roadways and travel conditions across the district.
  2. The Superintendent consults with Prosper ISD transportation staff and district safety and security personnel.
  3. After taking into account all the information that is received from external and internal sources, the Superintendent will make a decision as early as possible whether to delay or cancel school.


The Communication Process – What Happens Next

When a decision is made to cancel school, delay school, or dismiss school early, the district will notify parents using Blackboard Connected through email, phone, and text notification alerts and the Prosper ISD website will be updated as quickly as possible.


Information about school closures, delays, or early dismissal will also be communicated through the following media, including but not limited to:


  • Prosper ISD Twitter: @ProsperISD
  • Prosper ISD Facebook
  • Prosper Instagram: @prosper_isd
  • Local television stations
  • Local radio stations


Because of the uncertainty of weather conditions, we ask that parents and staff monitor local media, the Prosper ISD website, and email before heading to school or sending children to the bus stop. An important rule of thumb to note is, if there is no announcement from Prosper ISD, then classes will be held on a normal schedule.

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Yearbook Orders

Attention Parents: It’s the LAST CHANCE to order your child’s yearbook! You must order by Friday, January 31st to reserve your copy! Make sure that your child doesn’t miss out on our yearbook tradition. It’s the only book that captures the year’s events, activities, friendships, experiences and memories. Order online at jostensyearbooks.com or click on the following link: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01003449


5th Grade Parents: 1/31 is also your LAST CHANCE to create and pay for your child’s ad. You must have this completed by Friday, January 31st . Go to https://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/router.mvc?affiliateId=1011775 to create and purchase your ad!

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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!

First Grade Lunch Helpers Needed

First Grade would like one parent helper to volunteer during our lunch time. Your job would be to stand in the lunch line and help students make their food choices in a timely manner, then help supervise the students at their tables during lunch time. Please click on the link below to sign up!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4FAAAE2FA4F49-lunch

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

Transportation Changes

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!

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!

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Dr. Watkin's 2 Minute Drill

2 Minute Drill - 1/8/20