General InformationNotes and Reminders for Parents:Birthdays: Birthdays are celebrated with non-food items only. Should you want your child to celebrate his/her special day with his/her classmates, here are some suggestions:
Invites: If your child will be handing out invitations in school, please make sure that everyone in the class is invited. Invitations may not be handed out to only a few children in school.Toys: Electronic devices and trading cards are not permitted in school unless specified by the teacher (such as on a special game day).
- Send something with your child to hand out to their classmates like stickers, pencils, small erasers, and/or bookmarks.
- Donate a copy of your child's favorite book to the classroom library in honor of his/her birthday.
- The birthday child can bring in a game to share with the class. You can donate it to the classroom if you wish.
Outdoor recess: All students will go outside for 20 minutes of fresh air and exercise every day when it is warmer than 32 degrees. If your child has a medical need which prohibits him/her from going out please send a doctor's note to the nurse.
Snack: We have snack every afternoon. Please pack your child’s snack separately from his/her lunch. We ask that you not send glass containers to school. The teachers do not provide snack.
Money: If your child chooses to buy lunch, or bring in money for a special event, please seal the money in an envelope or wallet labeled with your child’s name. Please do not send loose money to school with your child.
Also, we encourage independence in first grade and are trying to build responsible patterns in our students. Please encourage this at home as well by making sure your child is responsible for his/her own schoolwork, backpack, etc.
A responsible student is a successful one!
Thank you for your cooperation!