Mrs. Thomas' Class News

January 22, 2018

This Week in First Grade......

Language Arts: This week is a regular schedule for reading and language arts. Students will have Reading Logs (Homework), Reading Bags will come home, spelling (same as last week Jan 16-19 words due to snow day and delay), and Sight Word Karate this week. Thank you for your continued support of reading at both school and home.

Math: This week students will be learning about data and graphs.

Unit: This week we will wrap up our unit about Polar Bears and Penguins. Students will have the opportunity to hear many different Jan Brett books.

*If you need to reach Miss King her email is

Important Reminders:

*** Please remember that all students are responsible for bringing their own small healthy snack each day. We have a short 10-15 minute working snack each day in class. Thank you for your time and help with this.***

*Please note that we do have a food allergy in our room now. The student is not allowed to eat gluten, wheat or peanuts. It is ok to have these items in the classroom....but please be aware of this new food allergy when thinking about healthy BIRTHDAY SNACKS!

Dates to Remember:

Thursday, 01/25 - Report Cards Issued
Thursday, 02/01 - Early Release for Students @ 1:00 pm ; Parent / Teacher Conference Day;

PTA Spaghetti Dinner @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, 02/02 - No School for Students

Friday, 02/16 - Classroom Group Pictures


Yearbook Sales: January 16th - January 29th

If you did not purchase a yearbook in August on “fee day,” your child will be bringing home a yearbook order form. Until January 29th, the cost of a yearbook is $14. If there are extra yearbooks at the end of the school year, the cost will be $18.

Box Tops!

Peak View PTA is collecting Box Tops. The class that collects the most Box Tops wins a PIZZA PARTY. All Box Tops must be turned in on or before February 23, 2018. Please click on the link provided for a list of products with Box Tops.

Notes from the Office:

Emergency Closings and Delays: Please visit the RCPS website, under “Parents/Students” then “Subscribe to Notifications” to register for direct email or text notification of inclement weather delays and closures.

Breakfast will be served on inclement weather delay days.

In order for Peak View Elementary to contact you in case of an emergency, please notify the PKVES Office in writing of any change in your personal information (name, address, phone number, work place, work phone, etc.).

Peak View has approximately 70 self-identified families who have indicated a need for food assistance on the weekends. We are currently feeding 145 children every week. Our program, which has grown exponentially this year, is looking for financial support. The cost to sponsor one child for an academic year is approximately $200. Would you consider supporting this worthwhile cause to help end hunger for children in our school community?

Our PTA will gladly accept any donation offered. Checks can be made out to: Peak View PTA Backpack Program. You will be issued a receipt as this is a charitable donation.

Pioneer Pack Program: Click on the link below to learn how you can assist our program.