Mrs. Nelson's First Grade News

May 2, 2016

In the Classroom

it's a great week in first grade! This week we are learning about storm and summer safety!

Here are some important things to know this week:

Lunch Information- No school lunches can be charged in May. All meal charges should be paid as soon as possible and money should be sent to pay for current meals and milk. If your child forgets his or her lunch or has a balance (and is not receiving free meal benefits) a complimentary PB&J and milk lunch and toast and milk breakfast will be provided.

If your child is not returning next year and has a lunch credit, you can complete a "Lunch Refund Request" to have a check mailed to you or you can have it donated to another student. This form can be filled out at the school or it can be downloaded from the Food Service Department's website under "Resources," then "Lunch Refund Request."

Balances may be checked thru your Parent Portal account or contact the Food Service Department at 732-3753 or email

Summer School- Enroll now through May 6 for summer school! This is a fantastic way to keep your child learning and growing this summer! Free breakfast and lunch is provided to summer school students. To learn more or enroll visit,

Roar Run- Join us Saturday, May 7th for the Roar Run. The 5K race begins at 8:30 a.m. and the Fun 1 Mile Run/Walk begins at 8:00 a.m. The proceeds go to each of our school buildings! For more information, visit

Learning This Week

Word Work- This week's sight words are: we'll, it's, don't, can't, I'm. This week's word pattern is -ump (bump, stump, lump, etc.)

Reading- Students will be read stories and identify the elements of fiction stories (characters, setting, problem, and solution).

Writing- Students will do a variety of writing including personal narratives and how-to essays.

Math- Students will identify coins and find a total for a combination of coins.

Science- This week students will learn about storm and summer safety.


Last week's class attendance: 93.75%

Our attendance goal for Sweeny is 96% or higher attendance. In our classroom, we are trying to earn an attendance celebration. Every day that we have 100% attendance we earn a letter. When we spell "perfect attendance," we will celebrate! "If you're not at school, you're not learning!"
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Upcoming Events

May 2- Sweeny PTO Meeting

May 7- Roar Run

May 11- Papa John's Night

May 12- Field Day

May 13- Lunch on the Lawn/Last Day of School

Monday is always spirit day! Wear your black and orange!

Have a great week!