Teich's Tidbits

News from 1st Grade

Upcoming Events...

Silent Auction Basket for Feb Fest

Dear Parent,

This year we are excited to announce our Fireside FebFest fundraising event on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 11am-2pm ! (Please note, this reflects a recent time change for the event.) This community event will include game booths, rides, inflatables, live DJ, raffles, food/snacks from a food truck vendor and lots of fun for the whole family!

Tickets for FebFest are on sale now !

Here's a link for more details...


One of the components of this fundraising event will be a "Classroom Basket Raffle." Each class will work with their teacher, students and families to create their very own unique themed class basket for the event.

Our class basket theme is "Beat the Heat Summer Fun" .

So far, this basket will include (4) season passes to Wet N'Wild Water Park and a FREE MONTH jump membership to AZ Air Time. I am still calling businesses to see what other great activities we can include!

Here's where we really need your help...

We would GREATLY appreciate your assistance with a $15-20 donation per student . Donations can be made via cash or check payable to Amanda Malock. These funds will be used towards the purchase of the Wet N'Wild Passes. Since this is our only fundraising event for the remainder of the school year, we are hoping that you feel comfortable making this contribution. If you would like to support our classroom fundraising effort in some other way, please feel free to contact Amanda Malock. We will be sending home a donation letter/envelope this week in your child's Take Home folder, so be sure to keep an eye out for it.

We kindly request that all donations be submitted to Amanda by Friday, February 12th .

Wait, there's more! PTO thought it would be great to celebrate our teachers with a “Send Your Teacher Packing” raffle! If you or anyone you know in the community is willing to donate a weekend stay at a local resort for a great cause. . .let us know!

Finally, we have many volunteer opportunities for this event, so please visit www.firesidePTO.com/volunteer to sign up! There are some great "event incentives" for our volunteers!

As always, we thank you for your partnership as we support our children, teachers and amazing school. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

Let's get ready for some fun!

Amanda Malock

Mrs. Teich's Room Parent

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Valentine's Day Card Exchange & Celebration

Friday, Feb. 12th, 2pm

Mrs. Teich's Room

Valentine's will be handed out in the morning around 9am. In the afternoon, students will participate in 2-3 fun games (as a class) and enjoy a snack while opening their Valentines. No parent volunteer's are needed for this event, but all are welcome to join in the fun! An update to confirm party time will be posted/emailed prior to the event.
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Saturday, Feb. 27th, 11am-2pm

3725 East Lone Cactus Drive

Phoenix, AZ

Get EXCITED!!!! It's Fireside's fantastic fundraiser! Fun for the WHOLE family! Check out the information here:


Buy your tickets online here:


PTO Mustang Minutes

If you missed the last PTO Meeting... Check out the minutes to stay up-to-date on current events!


Dear Families,

Welcome to Teich's Tidbits! :) I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself... My name is Amanda Malock and I am the Room Parent and PTO Liason for your child's 1st grade class.

My son Adam Malock is in this class and having a blast with all of your kiddos. The purpose for this newsletter is to update you on important upcoming events and information for both the classroom and Fireside PTO. Stay tuned for the latest info:) Looking forward to seeing you soon!


Amanda Malock

All About Mrs. Teich

I have been in the Paradise Valley School District since I was 6 years old... I attended schools in our district from 1st grade thru high school! I received my BS in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University and a Master's Degree from Nova University. My endorsements include Early Childhood education and ELL. As this year begins, I mark my 32nd year in the Paradise Valley School District! Wow!!! It just doesn't seem possible :) I have taught various grade levels: Gifted (grades 2-6), 5th grade, 4th grade,

Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and now 1st grade. I love teaching and always strive to keep things fresh :)


Bobbi Teich