• Dear Families,

    I would like to welcome you and your child to first grade!  How exciting!  I am looking forward to an enjoyable and successful school year where your child will grow both socially and academically.

    In the first few weeks, our classroom focus will be on rules, routines, and expectations.  These three areas lay the foundation for the rest of the school year.  They are essential for the classroom to run smoothly.  We will also spend this time getting to know one another and establishing a sense of community.

    The following is a list of supplies that your child should have on the first day of school:

    • Art shirt (with name on the front)
    • 3 composition notebooks
    • eraser
    • school box
    • pencils
    • crayons
    • scissors
    • glue sticks

    Remember to label ALL of your child's belongings!

    Our specials will be on a 5 day rotation schedule.  Our schedule is:

         Day 1-Art

         Day 2-PE

         Day 3-Music

         Day 4-PE

         Day 5-Library


    Day 1 will begin on the first day of school with Art.  Please remember to wear sneakers on PE days!

    Our lunch time is 10:40-11:10.  Since our lunch is early in the day, please send a healthy snack for your child to eat during the afternoon.  We will have snack time every day. Each student is responsible for bringing their own snack from home.

    I am looking forward to working with you to make first grade a fun and rewarding experience for your child!


    Mrs. Shields