First grade is a place where your child will continue to build a solid
academic and social/emotional foundation for their future schooling. I
have planned many exciting units for your children. If you can spare
some time from your busy schedule to join us by sharing a hobby, talent
or occupation to enhance one of these units please write me a note. Your
personal experience is very valuable and would add so much to each
child's understanding. Learning about our self, our family and our
community is an important part of first grade.
You may have questions or concerns during the school year. If so, please do not hesitate to call or write a note.
Show and Tell will be held everyday. Please send your child in with
something to share with the class one day a week. This will allow time
to give everyone a turn.
A schedule for our special classes is listed below. Sneakers should be worn during gym class.
Day A Music
Day B P.E.
Day C Art
Day D Library
Two nutritious snacks should be sent in with your child daily. We will
be having a snack break each morning and afternoon. You may send in
lunch or your child may purchase lunch from our school cafeteria. A menu
will be sent home at the beginning of each month.
We will be working on a self-concept unit during the first few weeks of
school. Please send in a current photo, as well as a baby photo of your
child to enhance this unit. I will be using these two photos in a
variety of activities during the school year.
I would again like to remind you to send me a note if there are any
changes in the person who will pick up your child or the place where
he/she will be dropped off. Your child's safety is of utmost importance
to the faculty and administration of Chester Elementary.
I hope this letter contains information which is useful. I am looking
forward to getting to know your child and helping him/her have a fun,
productive and successful school year.