Shine Like a Star!

Mrs. Grimmett's Class News

Holiday Party

Our party (lunch) will be Thursday, December 17th from 11:30-12:30. We will be having Chick-fil-A nuggets for our lunch! Please visit the webpage below to sign up to bring an item. I also have included some items that will be used the next day for our Polar Express Day.


http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4fa8aa2ea6f58-2015

Fun Run Information

As you connect to sponsors for the Fun Run, make sure all pledges are entered on funrun.com. The more pledges we get, the more incentives our class earns on our Pledge-O-Meter. Plus, for every $30 per lap our class pledges, a pair of shoes will be sent to a person in need in another country through the Great Shoe Takeoff giveback program. I know our students are excited to rise to the challenge!

Thank you for your generosity and supporting our school. If you have any questions, please let me know.

PS - Make sure to register your child on funrun.com. He or she will receive a FREE GIFT just for being signed up. Use our school registration code: 951874

NEW SCHOOL CALENDAR

The district school board approved a new calendar. Please note that our early dismissal days are now FULL days. Also, we will be getting out of school in May instead of June. Visit http://goo.gl/atwWSe to see the explanation and find a link to the new calendar.

Change to Dress Code

We recently received an e-mail noting a change in the district dress code for students.


· Solid color or school appropriate patterned dresses, skorts, skirts and jumpers may be worn. Dresses, skorts, skirts and jumpers must be appropriately sized and must be worn no shorter than slightly above the knee. Dresses must have sleeves or a shirt or jacket with sleeves must be worn with the dress.

Important Dates

December

1 - College Spirit Day! Wear your college t-shirts!

1 - Boosterthon Fun Run Pep Rally for Students

9 - Fun Run

10 - Math CBA

14 - Fun Run $ Due

17 - Holiday Party (11:30-12:30)

18 - Polar Express Day

18 - Early Dismissal

19-31 - NO SCHOOL


January

1 - NO SCHOOL

4 - NO SCHOOL

5 - New Semester Starts! - Welcome back!

5 - College Spirit Day! Wear your college t-shirts!

15 - Science Fair

18 - NO SCHOOL

21 - Reading CBA

21 - Family International Night


I will try to make dates available for 2 months. If there are any changes, I will update them as well.

Specials

This is our PE rotation. Make sure that your child has the appropriate footwear on the days they go to PE.


Please also make sure that your students brings their library book to school daily. They are allowed to read them while waiting to enter class in the morning. They are also able to visit the library to exchange books on days that they do not go to the library during specials. They do need their library books on the days that they go to library!

Writing

We are continuing to work on our stories. We are sharing them with a partner and giving each other feedback (what we like, what changes could be made). We will be editing and revising our stories to produce a completed book!

Reading

This week we are looking at fiction vs non-fiction. We will be focusing on the elements of a non-fiction book.

Science

We are continuing to look at energy. We will be focusing on light energy this week.

Math

We will be looking at time to the half hour and beginning to review for our CBA next week.

Social Studies

We are beginning our Winter Customs unit. We will be talking about holidays that are celebrated around the world. This unit will take us through the next three weeks.

Notes and Reminders

Please check and sign your child's communication folder each and every day.


School starts at 8:00, tardy slips are now being given at 8:01.


School ends at 3:25


All car riders need to remember their car rider color and number for dismissal. If you still need a car rider tag, please stop by the office to be issued one.


First Grade is able to have visitors for lunch on Wednesdays!


Please practice lunch numbers and car rider numbers with your child.


Don't get tripped up at school! Practice tying those shoe laces! Safety first! :)