1G Weekly News

September 6, 2015

Notes and Updates

Dear Parents,

We survived our first full week of school and are learning more about one another and how things work in our classroom each day! I have been getting to know students both personally and academically by performing some assessments to understand who your child is as a learner. The survey you completed, as well as the Star Student page, has also helped me to see your child through your eyes. In class, students are growing as a community, building stamina for reading and writing, learning or reviewing the ASD values, and getting to know who they are as a mathematician. I can tell we are going to have a great year ahead!

Scroll down to read about what we will be learning next week and important dates and information for next week.


Shannon Keane

Special Announcements

Back to School Night

Coming up this week, ASD will host Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 9. Doors open just before 6:00. First grade's presentation will run from 7:00 - 7:25. 4th grade has their presentation at the same time. Therefore, if you have a 4th grader, or another students in 1st grade, please stop by between 6:00 - 7:00. I will be happy to go over the important information at that time. If for some reason you are unable to attend on Wednesday night, please let me know and I will work hard to find a time that will work to brief you.

School Lunch

A few students are choosing to eat school lunch. Dragon Bands are working well and the school lunch, while few options, is actually quite nice. Students have a choice of several different types of sandwiches, either a fruit or vegetable bowl, a digestive biscuit, and either milk or juice for the cost of 13QR. Miss Raina and I encourage students to eat and if they don't finish, we ask them to put what is left in their snack box just so you can see how much - or in some cases, how little - your child is eating. It is important that students eat enough at lunchtime to get them through a very busy afternoon. If you have a picky eater, packing a lunch from home might be a better option.


When temperatures reach 38 degrees C, the nurse's office hangs a red flag in the hall way which indicates that we are having Red Flag Recess. On these days, students have several options for recess time. They can select from 5 different indoor options, including going to the Library or MPR, or one of the 3 classrooms that hosts Building, Drawing, Puzzles and Games. Student may also go out to several covered play areas, but are not allowed to run. Any student going outside takes their water bottle and can move to the library should they decide it is too hot to be out. Hopefully, it will begin to cool off very soon!


There are students in your child’s class who have nut allergies. A child with nut allergy can develop mild or severe reactions if they come in contact with the said allergen. Please take note of the following measures:

· Please be considerate of your child’s classmates when sending in snacks (if possible, to avoid sending any nuts or nut products)
· Children should be encouraged to wash their hands before and after lunch, prior to returning to the classroom to avoid any cross-contamination.
· For any special occasions, please be reminded that any food brought in to the class should be nut free.

Please contact the nurse office or your homeroom teacher if you have any questions or concern. Thank you for your cooperation

A Peek at the Week Ahead

Back to School Night

Wednesday, Sep. 9th, 7-7:30pm

1G Classroom Room 1312

Doors open just before 6:00. The 1st Grade Presentation will run from 7:00 - 7:25. If you have a child in 4th grade or another child in 1st grade, please feel free to stop by any time after 6:00 and I can go over important information with you.

Picture Day

Monday, Sep. 14th, 8:15-8:30am

ES Presentation Room