1E Newsletter: Week of January 10

What's going on in 1st grade!

This Week...

**January 10-14: Arab Mothers' Association Book Fair

Sunday: World Language, Library

Monday: MSArabic/Explore Time, PE, Music

Tuesday: Art, World Language, Guest Reader slot available!

Wednesday: PE, World Language, Technology

Thursday: Art, Music

New Procedures and Dragon Bands

** hard copy sent home today and also in Sahifa**

Dear Parents,

Starting January 17th, 2016 there will be some changes for students and parents entering the ASD Campus​ supporting student safety.​

​All students will be required to scan their Dragon Wristband entering and exiting the campus. It is recommended that you remind your child to wear their wristband daily. Replacement Dragon Bands may be purchased at the front desk of the Administrative entrance for 50 qr. Wristbands will be distributed to Lower Elementary Students on Thursday, January 14th. Your child’s dragon band will be labeled with their name by a key tag. We kindly ask parents to keep this label on the wrist band for easy identification. Thank you for establishing a routine for the Dragon Bands at home.

Parents and domestic staff will not be permitted through Gate 5 for morning drop off.​ ​S​tudent​s​

may enter through Gate 5 using their wristbands and teachers will be there to supervise starting at 7:40 AM. Parents wishing to accompany their children to classes are asked to enter through Gates 8 & 10. ​

Pick-up procedures will remain the same, parents will be able to enter and exit the campus through Gate 5 from 2:45 - 4:15 PM. Pick up procedures for PACT Tuesdays and our Pre-K Students will also remain the same, parents will be able to enter through Gate 5 at 12:15 PM.

We kindly ask parents and guests to enter through Gate 8 during the school day.

Upon arrival at school, students will store their Dragon Bands for the day. They will be available for lunch. Please be sure to discuss with your child if he/she is purchasing lunch each day. Thank you for going over the importance of being responsible for these bands.

We thank you for your continued patience and cooperation as we work to keep our school safe and continue the improvements to the ASD campus.


ASD and 1st Grade Teachers

Things Coming Home

A few things that are coming home...

  • Math Unit 2 test to sign and and return
  • High Frequency Word Lists update- here is another copy of the HFW lists with an update of how your child is doing. Thank you for continuing to practice these at home.
  • New Dismissal Procedure and Dragon Bands (letter above)

Social Studies

We are continuing to explore the four different ecosystems: desert, tundra, grasslands, rain forests:

  • clothing in different locations for different environments
  • Children plan a vacation and pack a suitcase full of clothing appropriate for their destination. (desert, grassland, tundra, rainforest)
  • continuing to work on ecosystem poster/project
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Collecting Cardboard for Explore Time

We are still collecting cardboard boxes such as cereal boxes/pasta boxes/etc. and toilet paper/paper towel rolls. The students love to build and create things with them during explore time and we are going through them pretty fast. A big Thank You to everyone who has sent items in-- we are still looking for more! Please send in your unwanted cardboard packaging so we can create with it in class!

Upcoming Dates

January 10-14- AMA Book Fair

January 19- Full-day of school, 3pm dismissal

January 21- No School

January 24-28- Visiting Artist- Danny Gregory

February 2- ASD Sports Day

February 4- Elementary Swim Champs

February 9- No School, Qatar Sports Day

February 14- Valentine’s Classroom Party

February 14-18- Reading Week

February 23- 1st Grade 100th Day of School

February 23- 2nd Grade Concert

February 26- Friendship Festival

March 10- Trimester 2 Ends

March 17- Report Cards sent home electronically

March 17- St. Patrick’s Day and Shamrock Shamble

March 25-April 4- Spring Break

April- Poetry Month

April 5- Full-day of school, 3pm dismissal

April 8- ASD Fun Day

April 21- Arabic Concert, 7:30pm

April 26-28- Used Book Sale

April 27-28- Student-Led Conferences- Portfolio Day

May 1-17- PK-12 Art Show

May 3- PTA Faculty/Staff Appreciation Lunch

May 8- 1st Grade Writer’s Café

May 12- 5th Grade Play

May 17- KG Music Concert

May 19- Volunteer Breakfast

May 22- No School for Students, Teacher Professional Development

May 24- Full-day of school, 3pm dismissal

May 26- Assistant Appreciation Lunch

June 5- Step-Up Day

June 7- Full-day of school, 3pm dismissal

June 9- Last Day Assembly

June 9- Last Day of School, Report Cards go home