1E Newsletter: Week of April 10th

What's going on in 1st grade!

This Week...

Sunday: World Language, Library

Monday: MSArabic/Explore, PE, Music

Tuesday: Art (12:30 dismissal)

Wednesday: PE, Technology, Healthy Teeth Presentation

Thursday: Art, Music

Please Sign and Return

There are a number of graded papers coming home. Please sign the yellow assessment/rubric papers and send them back to school. They will be put in the portfolios. Thank you for going through the weekly graded work to see what we're learning in class and to see how your child is doing. Please let me know if you have any questions.


We are celebrating poetry at school. We will be sending home a poetry pocket where student are encouraged to bring in a favorite poem to share with people at school. There will also be Poetry Jams in the library on Monday and Wednesday if students are interested in sharing during recess.

Library Used Book Sale

Once again it is time for our library annual used book sale. Beginning April 10th, we will accept any gently used books (clean, no pages missing) for this annual sale. The sale will be April 26, 27, and 28, including the Student-led Conferences. For every donation of three books, you will receive a coupon for one free used book.


We are continuing our unit on Matter. This week we are looking at how matter can change state:

  • sorting solid and liquids
  • changing a solid to a liquid
  • IT integration: Foss Web Change It simulation

Health- Caring for Your Teeth

We will be having visiting dentists come teach us about healthy habits for caring for your teeth. Thank you to our Health department and dentists for arranging this visit for the students.

Collecting Cardboard for Explore Time

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

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