Mrs. Libby's 1st Grade Class

Your questions

RE: Homework, Wish List, Volunteering and Upcoming Dates

Hi Parents,

Thanks so much for your emails and questions. I'll get right to it...


You will be getting a corrected Spelling Grid tomorrow to replace the one that you received in the sheet protector. Please disregard the first one you received and keep the second in the sheet protector and at home.

You will be doing three activities each WEEK from the grid and your child can pick ANY three. They do not have to be 3 across, down or diagonal. Just ask them to label which one they are doing at the top of their paper and then staple the three activities to the back of the homework packet (Spelling, Writing and Math pages this week). Due every Monday.

Going forward, you will need to check the class website for homework assignments and instructions:

Spelling Tests

The kids will be tested every Friday on the Spelling lists for their homework. Because of the upcoming holidays, the next test day after this Friday will be September 13th.

Wish List

Mrs. Libby will be updating the wish list on her website whenever she receives an item so please check there:

If the item is on the website, it is still available.

If you are interested in purchasing one of the higher value items, you can email me and Joel ( to make sure that the item is still available or if you just want to make a contribution to an item.


1-Wiping tables

Mrs. Libby would like to have the tables wiped with antiseptic wipes in the morning. If you get to school early enough to do it, her room is open after 7:45am.


A quick vacuum over the classroom rug could be done in the mornings as well. The after school programs use our classroom, so cleaning up in the mornings is best.

3-Monday morning homework packets

Mrs. Libby could use help on Monday mornings putting together the homework packets for that day. It would require organizing, stapling and putting them into the kids homework folders.


Mrs. Libby is also looking for parents to come in and read to the kids every couple of months. I will let you know when that will start and then put it up on Sign Up Genius.

A Sign Up Genius email on volunteering opportunities will be coming to you shortly.

Class Roster

Have you been able to check the roster and make sure that all of your information is correct? Here is the Google Doc link again:

I will be forwarding the spreadsheet to the office and to Mrs. Libby by the end of the week so please let me know of any changes. I can send you an .xls or .pdf format if you prefer. Thanks!


Mrs. Libby will be going over birthday celebrations at the Back to School night (September 10th from 5:30-7:30pm). But if your child's birthday is approaching, she will contact you individually ahead of time to go over her celebration policies.

STAR After School Registration

The Nova Enrichment catalog is out! You should have received a copy in your folders, but the information is available online at!west-hollywood/cig6

STAR Education will offer enrichment classes after school starting September 9th. Register online at starting August 23 at 9am. STAR representatives will be in the garden area behind school this Friday, August 23 from 7:45-8:30am and 2:45-3:30pm to distribute catalogs. Contact Olena at with questions about enrichment classes.

Important Dates

Friday, August 23 - STAR Nova enrichment registration begins

Wednesday, August 28 - Town Hall Meeting, 8:30am, auditorium

Friday, August 30 - No School, Admissions Day

Monday, September 2 - No School, Labor Day

Tuesday, September 3 - Volunteer Fair, 8:30-9:30am, auditorium

Wednesday, September 4 - Spirit Wear for sale, 7:45am, front of school

Thursday, September 5 - No School, Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 6 - Spirit Wear Day

Monday, September 9 - STAR Nova enrichment begins

Tuesday, September 10 - Back to School Night, 5:30-7:30pm

Always check the FOWHE website for all the up-to-date news and information at Thanks for all of your questions and comments! Keep them coming!