Welcome to the FIRST grade blog!

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Success with Snacks


Please be sure that your child can open/close their own snack at recess.  They have a very limited amount of time (15 minutes total) to eat their snack, use the restroom and play. Trying to open snacks can take away from that time, causing them to be frustrated and throw them away rather than spending time trying to open them.   It might be a good idea to practice at home. Placing items in a ziplock bag that is easy to open, cuttting a small slit in the package to get it started for them, peeling oranges ahead of time, and similar steps that can be taken at home are all greatly appreciated. Also, please discourage them from using their teeth to open items…it’s not very sanitary when they bring the item to a friend or teacher to open after they are unsuccessful.

Also, please remind your children that sharing food is not allowed at school. While we understand and appreciate the desire to be kind and share, it is not allowed due to allergies and germs.

Thank you for your support!


Character education is just as important (if not more important) than the other subjects we focus on in school. Dr. McLaren (our principal) will be introducing a new character trait each month, along with a chant to help us understand that trait. We are currently focusing on RESPECT. Here is the chant:

If I respect you and you respect me,
We can work together cooperatively.
Respect means to listen,
to care, to compromise.
Learning to look through others eyes.
Show others they’re important,
because it’s true.
Try it and see what respect can do!

Attention 2018-19 1st grade families

First grade parents are invited to a Back-to-School presentation Friday, July 27th, after school from 1:30-2:15 in your child’s classroom. Come learn about the expectations, standards, and curriculum in first grade. Childcare will be provided. (This is in lieu of the Curriculum Night on August 23rd that other grade levels will be participating in.)