Sunday, August 13, 2017

August 13

Welcome to the first grade blog. This blog gets posted each week on a Sunday and will be our main venue to communicate with our first grade community. It is there to inform parents and caregivers about what is happening that week and remind you about any upcoming events. We are so excited to meet our new first graders and can't wait to get started!

First Grade Team:

Charlie Saunders - 1S - Room 101
Heba Ezz El Din - 1S teacher aide - Room 101
Taryn Carr - 1C - Room 103
Sarah Hafez - 1C teacher aide - Room 103
Gaby Morales - 1M - Room 106
Ranya El Khafif - 1M teacher aide - Room 106
Gill Penney - Learning Support Services Co-Teacher
Jackie Redhage - English Language Learner Co-Teacher


  • Swimming starts this week. Your child will be swimming during their 60min lesson.
    • 1C - Sunday
    • 1S - Monday
    • 1M - Thursday
  • It is highly encouraged that in the mornings you apply sunscreen to your child on these swim days.
  • Please bring a separate swim bag from your regular backpack and library bag.      In your swim bag, please bring a towel, goggles and wear slip-on shoes. Remember to label all items.

Library News

Welcome back from the ES library. We hope you did a lot of reading this summer and we can't wait to hear about it! In fact, stop by the library outside of your class time and tell us what you read and we'll give you a little surprise to celebrate. 
And don't forget: ALL summer checkouts are due back on August 16.

All elementary students need to have a cloth bag to transport their library materials to and from school. The school's new and improved Spirit Store has bags for sale, but you can use any CLOTH bag as long as it is large enough for books and is labeled clearly with your name. Bring it with you to school on the days your class is scheduled for check out. The library has some bags that we can lend on a temporary basis, but everyone should have their very own. We suggest you keep it far away from your swim bag!Hope you have a year full of reading fun!

Look for our next newsletter on Sunday, August 20, for more information to help you and your child have a successful week in first grade.

If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact your classroom teacher.

Your Partners in Learning,
Taryn Carr (
Gaby Morales (
Charlie Saunders (

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