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Weekly News: October 23, 2015

SAILOR FEST TONIGHT!

I'll be at the outside ticket sales at 6:30-7:30! Can't wait to see yall! Sailor Fest goes on RAIN OR SHINE!


Three first grade teachers will be kissing the pig at 6:45 on the cafe stage!!!

Dress Up for Red Ribbon Week Begins on Monday!

Monday, Oct. 26th, 8am

4400 Austin Parkway

Sugar Land, TX

Next Week, October 26-30, 2015 is Red Ribbon Week. APE is promoting a Drug Free campus and lifestyle for all students and their families. We are encouraging students to dress for the theme of each day.


Monday, Drug Awareness: Wear Red clothing


Tuesday, APE Stomps Out Drugs: Wear Cowboy Gear (boots, clothes)


Wednesday, I won’t get mixed up with Drugs: Wear Mixed- matched clothes


Thursday, I’ve got the power to be drug free: Wear Superhero shirt or clothes


Friday, Achieve your Dreams- Don’t Use Drugs: Wear Pajamas

Picture Retake Day is Tuesday

If you were absent or if you are taking a new photo, Re-take day is Tuesday the 27th. If you want re-takes, you need to send back the original photos you ordered. Thanks!

Book Fair is Almost Here! (Nov 2)

Our Scholastic Book Fair coming Nov 2! Get ready to shop!

Info will be sent home next Friday.

Nov 2-Nov 6, 7:30-3:30

Thursday Nov 5-evening shopping until 6:30

All About ME!

Each Friday afternoon is reserved for the All About Me Student. You may choose the Friday you'd like so that you can coordinate with your work schedule. Please consider choosing a date later in the year if your child is very shy about public speaking.


If your child has a June, July, or August birthday, they may bring cookies to share with the class on their All About Me Day in honor of their summer birthday.

First Grade Most Important Dates


  • Corn Shucking- Nov. 20, 2015 (Send in 2 ears of corn. No need to come but you are welcome to.)
  • Gingerbread Houses– Dec. 11, 2015 (Parent/Special Someone Must Attend!)
  • America Program- February 25, 2016 (You won’t wanna miss this!)
  • Dad’s Day Picnic- TBA-Usually in March (Dad/Special Someone Must Attend!)
  • Earth Day Bookswap- April 22, 2016 (No need to come, send in gently used books from home.)
  • Field Trip –May 19, 2016 @ Children’s Museum (We love chaperones!)
  • Mother’s Day Tea- May 6, 2016 (Parent/Special Someone Must Attend! So sweet!)
Look for more information to come for all these special events.

Scholastic Book Orders

Thanks for all the book orders! We got a wonderful free book for our class, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes.

Be sure to let me know if you want me to keep a certain book a SECRET from your child!


You'll need my class code the first time you sign up: LRB4F

A Note About Guided Reading

The Guided Reading Journal comes home INSIDE the Guided Reading Bag daily. Thisis the bag your child uses at the teaching table with me and practices reading the books at home. The book log inside the front cover is for Teacher Use Only, Please. You many initial books that are sent home. Students will keep 3-4 books inside their Guided Reading Bag at all times and I will rotate the oldest one out as we get a new book each week.


The Homework Journal can stay in your child's backpack. That's just a place for them to have to work. I know its lines are tiny, but please feel free use any paper you want.

Dismissal Changes

An email must be sent to Mrs. Miller before 2:15 p.m.

iris.miller@fortbendisd.com


***Email must include the following:

a. Student’s name

b. Teacher’s name

c. Your name and relationship to student

d. Your phone number for verification purposes

e. Time of pickup (no dismissals after 2:45 p.m.)

f. Reason for last minute change


Absence Excuse Notes also need to be emailed or cc’ed to iris.miller@fortbendisd.com

Please initial the DAILY folder every day. RED FRIDAY FOLDERS go home every Friday. Please read, sign and return all important papers the following Monday.