Our first grade class continues to work hard on ALL subject areas! Mrs. Sheedy and I continue to remind them they are now closer to second grade than to being back in kindergarten! They continue to blossom socially, academically, and most important, spiritually.
We are now in the season of Lent! What is Lent: “Lent is a time to open the doors of our hearts a little wider and understand our Lord a little deeper, so that when Good Friday and eventually Easter comes, it is not just another day at church but an opportunity to receive the overflowing of graces God has to offer. Lent is an intensely penitential time as we examine our sinful natures and return to the God we have, through our own rebelliousness, hurt time and again. Lent is also an opportunity to contemplate what our Lord really did for us on the Cross – and it wasn’t pretty. But ultimately, the purpose of Lent does not stop at sadness and despair – it points us to the hope of the Resurrection and the day when every tear will be dried (Rev. 21:3).”
I have sent home a Lenten Checklist that your child is required to go through during the Season of Lent. As they accomplish each task they may put a check mark in the box next to it. This is due no later than Monday, April 15th and will count for a project grade. Please make sure your child is not simply marking the paper but actually accomplishing each task and understanding its importance during the Season of Lent. I encourage you all you do this as a family.
It’s THAT TIME OF YEAR in first grade! CHICKEN TIME! I will be sending home more information as soon as I have a date of when we will get our eggs. I will also be collecting $3 from each of the students to help feed and take care of our chicks for the 3 weeks we have them in the classroom.
We will continue with our 100 Book Challenge this month! First graders are encouraged to read as many books as they can on the assigned list. This is optional (but highly encouraged). Students will earn extra button badges for their hard work in practicing reading.
FALL/WINTER Uniform is now in effect! Please make sure your child has their sweater EVERY DAY as well as sweatshirt and sweatpants on Thursday for PE! Thank you!
Important Reminders for the school year:
Please make sure your child has a HEALTHY snack packed for school.
Please make sure your child has their sweater every Friday for Mass.
Anticipated Absence: When an absence is anticipated, the parent must submit a written note to the classroom teacher with an explanation and dates of absence. This note is forwarded to the Principal. No assignments will be given to the students prior to their planned absence. The student is responsible to request make up work upon return. The student is required to have completed all missed assignments and tests within three days of return for an extended absence unless otherwise specified by the classroom teacher. The classroom teacher, in consultation with the Principal, may adjust this requirement if extenuating circumstances warrant this. Parents are strongly urged to plan family trips and vacation during school holidays and summer vacation. Please consult the school calendar to determine these days. The importance or regular attendance and punctuality is reflected in academic achievement.