Sunday, August 25, 2019

Weekly Update 8/26-8/30

Hello, everyone!

Our first day of first grade starts tomorrow! I’m really looking forward to getting this year under way.  My hope is that your child will have a great first grade year.

If you haven’t already, please make sure to subscribe to our blog, so that you will receive my weekly blog posts directly to your email.  Every week there will be important announcements.  About 50% of families have subscribed so far! That’s pretty good for the first day of school! 😊

Here are this week’s announcements

*School begins at 9:05. The playground will be open and staff supervisors will be out at 8:45. Please do not drop your child off before 8:45. There will be no adult supervision before this time.  I will be outside a little early tomorrow to show children where to line up each day. We line up outside by the primary playground, in front of the doors.

*Monday is an early release day.  School will be dismissed at 1:25.  Please make sure your child knows how they are getting home.  Also, please review with them which door they are to leave out of each day. The “back” doors are the doors right by our classroom that lead out to the primary playground. The front doors are the main doors of the building.

*For the first day of school, there is only one hot lunch choice:  Chicken Nuggets!  School lunch costs $2.50 for students, and $3.95 for adults.  If you would like to add money onto your child’s account, you may access their account on-line. Click on the link below, then scroll down to find more information about the Mypaymentsplus website.  If you think you might qualify for free/reduced lunch, click on the link below for more information about this program.

*Book orders are due Tuesday, September 3rd!

*Don’t forget about your parent homework! Parent letters are due Tuesday, September 3rd.

I hope everyone has a fabulous week!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Welcome Back to School!

Hello 1st grade families!

I am so glad you found me here at!
 Each week, I will post an update about our class right here on this blog.  You can have this weekly update emailed to you by subscribing to the blog. Here are the directions on how to do that:

 1.  Enter your email in the box under the heading "Follow By Email".  It is in the right hand column of the blog. 

2.  After you sign up there, you will be sent an email that will require you to confirm your subscription.  Sometimes it goes to your junk email, so check there if you don't see it in your inbox. Find that email.

3.Once you've found that email, click the link in the body of the email that will confirm your subscription.  Once you've done that, you will automatically be sent all of my blog posts via your email.  I hope you will subscribe!  

I thought you might be interested in accessing the district's calendar for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please click on the link below if you would like that for your records.

Of course, there will be plenty of other dates to know such as: parties, field trips, school performances, etc. As the year goes on, I will post important dates on the blog, and they will also come home on a weekly calendar that can be found in your child's home folder.

 If you would like to see our daily specials and lunch schedule, take a look here:

 Specials and Lunch Schedule

I look forward to spending my 24th year of teaching with each one of your children!  I'm excited to get to know them and spend my days with them.  If you ever need to contact me with questions/concerns, anything at all, you can reach me via email or phone.  I check my email throughout the day. I will not likely answer the phone during learning time, but you can certainly leave a message.
Phone:  208-350-4410

Friday, August 2, 2019


Have you heard?  We are having a first grade popsicle party! I hope to see you there!  Stop by any time between 3-6 pm to meet me and enjoy a popsicle!