1E Newsletter: Week of January 3rd

What's going on in first grade!

This Week...

Sunday: World Language, Library

Monday: MSArabic/Explore Time, PE, Music

Tuesday: Art, World Language, FULL DAY of school- 3pm dismissal

Wednesday: PE, World Language, Guidance

Thursday: Art, Music

Welcome Back!

Welcome to 2016! We are looking forward to a great second half of the year in first grade. A big THANK YOU to all the parents who helped with the holiday party and Samuel's mom, Dubraska, for organizing everything. A big THANK YOU for your generous gift as well. That will be put to good use :) I hope everyone had a wonderful break. I loved hearing about all the adventures people had over the holiday. Please take a look at the upcoming dates at the end of the newsletter to see important events coming up.
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Social Studies

We will be researching homes in different ecosystems:

  • online research
  • using Myon (an online database of books)
  • ecosystem project

Collecting Boxes/Paper Towel Rolls/etc.

We are still collecting cardboard boxes such as cereal boxes/pasta boxes/etc. and toilet paper/paper towel rolls. The students love to build and create things with them during explore time and we are going through them pretty fast. A big Thank You to everyone who has sent items in-- we are still looking for more! Please send in your unwanted cardboard packaging so we can create with it in class!

Upcoming Dates

January 3- Welcome back (Winter Break starts)

January 5- Full-day of school, 3pm dismissal


January 10-14- AMA Book Fair

January 19- Full-day of school, 3pm dismissal

January 21- No School

January 24-28- Visiting Artist- Danny Gregory

February 2- ASD Sports Day

February 4- Elementary Swim Champs

February 9- No School, Qatar Sports Day

February 14- Valentine’s Classroom Party

February 14-18- Reading Week

February 23- 1st Grade 100th Day of School

February 23- 2nd Grade Concert

February 26- Friendship Festival

March 10- Trimester 2 Ends

March 17- Report Cards sent home electronically

March 17- St. Patrick’s Day and Shamrock Shamble

March 25-April 4- Spring Break

April- Poetry Month

April 5- Full-day of school, 3pm dismissal

April 8- ASD Fun Day

April 21- Arabic Concert, 7:30pm

April 26-28- Used Book Sale

April 27-28- Student-Led Conferences- Portfolio Day

May 1-17- PK-12 Art Show

May 3- PTA Faculty/Staff Appreciation Lunch

May 8- 1st Grade Writer’s Café

May 12- 5th Grade Play

May 17- KG Music Concert

May 19- Volunteer Breakfast

May 22- No School for Students, Teacher Professional Development

May 24- Full-day of school, 3pm dismissal

May 26- Assistant Appreciation Lunch

June 5- Step-Up Day

June 7- Full-day of school, 3pm dismissal

June 9- Last Day Assembly

June 9- Last Day of School, Report Cards go home