Welcome to First Grade!

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to our First Grade classroom! I am delighted to be part of the St. Mary community and I look forward to working with you and your child throughout this academic year.


We believe in educating the whole child in partnership with parents.


We believe each child is a unique gift from God who is called to share his/her talents.


We believe that our students will leave our school with a strong academic and spiritual foundation to meet the challenges of our changing world.


We believe that we are a family committed to living our Catholic Faith.

Important information to remember:

Homework folder
Each day your child will bring home their homework folder.  Each day, please check your child's folder and remove items which need to stay home and return assignments which need to be returned the next day. Homework on the left side; stay home on the right side.  weekly newsletters will be sent electronically unless otherwise requested.

Our St.Mary's traveling bear; Peanut B 
Each weekend the child of the week will be bringing home the St. Mary's bear and a white 3 ring binder enclosed with writing paper.  The student is to write about their weekend adventure with the bear and draw a picture of one of the adventures.  Each student must write a minimum of five complete sentences. Optional: actual photos with the St. Mary's Bear.  This page of the St. Mary's bear will be shared during our Monday afternoons; therefore, it is imperative that the bear and the binder return promptly on Monday morning.

Please refer to the St. Mary Parent/Student Handbook to view rules and regulations regarding this topic. If your child is absent please send a note back to school. If your child had a doctor's appointment they must have a note from the doctor in order for the absence to be excused.

Please refer to the St. Mary Parent/Student Handbook to view rules and regulations regarding this topic.

Remember to put your child's name on all items worn or brought to school.

Field Trips
Selected field trips are planned throughout the year to enrich our curriculum. You will be notified of dates and how you can assist. Please send a bag lunch on field trips that are during lunchtime or if they last all day. Remember to cancel hot lunches as well. Uniforms will be worn on most field trips. Buses are used unless we walk locally.

All money sent to school must be in an envelope with your child's name and amount.

Please put all late lunches/homework on the table near the office. Please do not bring them to the classroom.

I know how special a birthday can be, especially for these first graders! In addition to classroom recognition at the end of the school day, you may also bring in non edible items for each child, if you choose to do so. 
**Those of you who have children with summer birthdays please contact me for an alternate day to celebrate.

Classroom Boundaries
Be positive
Be safe
Be respectful
Be kind
Be a good listener
Be your best

First Grader Rules created by First Graders
1. No running
2. Keep supplies in toolbox.
3. Be kind to one another.
4. Raise your hand.
5. Keep you chair on the floor.