September 8, 2017

September 8, 2017

Dear First Grade Parents,

We had a busy week in GRADE ONE!  We spent a lot of time reading books that relate to the start of the school year.  We have focused particularly on rules, treating people respectfully and following directions.  Next week we will get right into the actual curriculum.

On Mondays (or the first day of the school week) we will have something called Weekend News.  It is the time we set aside for sharing.  The children can bring something small, such as a toy, photograph, etc.  The item must fit in a gallon zip-loc baggie.  Most children simply talk about their weekend or anything else of importance to them.  It is similar to Show and Tell.  Please do not send things to share on other days; our schedule does not allow time for that.

Children who do not ride a bus in the mornings will enter through the main doors and then wait in the cafeteria until the buses arrive and are unloading, when they will be dismissed to the classroom by the adult in charge.  They do not go directly to their lockers or to the room.  You must send something in writing if your child’s afternoon routine changes.  Keeping track of verbal requests from parents is difficult and can lead to mistakes.  Send all correspondence in your child’s folder to insure receipt by me or my assistants.

Book orders went home this week.  You can return orders to me or order online using our classroom code. All orders will be delivered to me at school and I will send them home with your child. You can also access our classroom book order page directly on my classroom website following the link to the left. The deadline for this order is next Friday 9/15.        

We have already had some illnesses in the K-2 classroom.  Please remember that as per district policy (and found in the JCS Student and Parent Handbook on page 14) your child may not return to school until 24 hours have passes from the last episode of vomiting, diarrhea, or a fever.  This must be without the use of medication to control symptoms.  Please adhere to this policy as it is unfair to the other children and families to spread illnesses unnecessarily. We have also had one case of head lice.  Please check your child’s hair daily and report any cases to the school nurse in order to prevent further spreading. Students with long hair should consider wearing it tied up.  Although this is not a “cure all,” it does help!

Andi Cammer

You can access needed information on my webpage at and click on classroom pages. Mine is the first one to come up!