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Friday, April 26, 2019

April 26 Newsletter


Mrs. Bali’s First Grade News
April 26, 2019

Review of our week:
         I can’t believe how fast this year has gone. In math we finished our graphing chapter and will start working on 3-D Shapes.  I have also been doing some benchmarks with reading levels. We are starting some fun writing pieces, that you will love when your child brings home their portfolio at the end of the year.  We had a great time at the Reading Celebration.  We have the best PTA.

DIBELS:
         We will be doing our DIBELS testing Wednesday morning.  I would appreciate it if you would make sure child does their reading this week. I sent home some non-sense word pages it would be great if you could have your child practice those.  We have made so much progress this year. I really want it to show on their scores.  We will do a final reading level assessment closer to the end of the year.  Thank you for working so hard with your child at home.  It has really paid off.

Kite Flight for Reading:
         The Kite Festival is Saturday at CMS (10:00-3:00).  We sent home a paper for you to keep track of your child’s minutes on. If your child turns this in, they will receive some great prizes and the school earns money. If you can’t make it please send it with someone who is going.

Animal Reports:
         I will be assigning each student an animal to do an oral report on.  I will send home all of the information is in their folders next week.  Please check the paper in your child’s backpack, so you will know when your child is scheduled to do their report and what animal. Please use the questions as a guide, but write it in paragraph form.  If you have any questions please let me know.  You are welcome to come and watch.

Library Books:
         Tomorrow will be the last day to check out library books.  They will all be due back Tuesday, April 30.  If you have lost them Mrs. Stucki will send home a paper for how much it will cost to replace them. 

Volunteers Needed:
         I know there is a lot going on in the next month or so, but we have some fun things going and we really need some parents to come and help.  
I need 1-2 parents to come and go on the field trip with us.  It will be on Wednesday, May 8. We are going to the library, Ladybug Nursery and Discovery Park. There won’t be  room on the bus, so you will need to drive.
I also need either 1-2 parents to take our class around for.  Field Day.  It is on Tuesday, May 22.

On the field trip your child will need to each school lunch.  If your child usually eats home lunch, you need to pay the office for their lunch for this day.

****** On both of these days, please make sure your child has sunscreen on and has a jacket just in case.  Thanks

First Grade Music Program:
         The First grade classes will start practicing a program that we are going to perform in the gym on Monday, May 20 at 2:00.  We would love to see all of you there.  Please have your child wear their nice school clothes.

Take Home Books:
         Friday, May 3 will be the last day for Take Home Library Books, so they will all be due on Monday, May 6.  If your child has lost their book, you will need to send $5 to pay for it.

Color Run:
         Donations for the Color Run are due on Wednesday.  Every child who gets a donation (not matter how small) will receive a pair of sunglasses.

Upcoming Events:
·      Saturday, April 27 – Kite Flight Festival at CMS 10-3
·      Friday, May 3 – Family Fun Day (Williams Family)
·      Wednesday, May 8 – Field Trip
·      Friday, May 10 – Family Fun Day (Li Family)
·      Friday, May 17 – Family Fun Day (Messer family)
·      Monday, May 20 – First Grade Program in the Gym @ 2:00
·      Tuesday, May 21 – Field Day & Color Run
·      Wednesday, May 22 – Last day of school



**If I have missed a birthday, Family Fun Day or anything else in the Upcoming Events, please let me know.  Thanks



Thursday, April 4, 2019

April 5 Newsletter


Mrs. Bali’s First Grade News
April 5, 2019

Review of our week:
         In math, we finished our chapter on measurement and telling time.  Miss S. finished yesterday.  We will really miss her.  She was a great addition to our class. 
      Thank you for those of you who said you would send eggs.  I could use 1-2 more to send 2 dozen eggs.  If you can, please let me know.  Thanks

FYI:
         We will start putting class lists together.  If you know your child is not going to be at our school next year please let me know and I will let the office know.  Thanks

Family Fun Days:
         If you would still like to do a Family Fun Day and have not signed up please let me know. 

Flat Stanley:
         I already sent a letter, explaining what we are doing with Flat Stanley, please make sure you read it and get me your address as soon as possible. Please pick somebody who will take him and do some fun things with him. This is one of the most fun activities we do. I will start sending them as soon as I have the address. You can even email the address to me.

Upcoming Events:
·      Friday, April 12 – Celebrate Tanner’s Birthday
·      April 15-19 – No School (Spring Break)
·      Monday, April 22 – Celebrate Rowdy’s Birthday
·      Friday, April 26 – Family Fun Day (Clayton Family)
·      Saturday, April 27 – Kite Flight Festival at CMS 10-3
·      Friday, May 3 – Family Fun Day
·      Wednesday, May 8 – Field Trip
·      Friday, May 10 – Family Fun Day
·      Friday, May 17 – Family Fun Day
·      Monday, May 20 – First Grade Program in the Gym @ 2:00
·      Tuesday, May 21 – Field Day & Color Run
·      Wednesday, May 22 – Last day of school