Thursday, September 20, 2018

September 24 - 28

Another week has come and gone. We have been in school for 26 days so far. The year is already going fast.

This week we will be continuing declarative sentences, we will be learning about present tense verbs, nouns, action verbs, silent final e, and we will begin informative text structure.

In math we will continue Chapter 2, Subtraction Concepts.

Please consider joining PAC (formerly PTO). They could really use your help. Please check your email's for more information.

Up coming Events:

Sept. 21 - Vash Mob, 8:45am Valley Academy Parking Lot

Sept. 26- 28 - SEP's Please check your emails for Sign-up Genius to schedule a time.

Oct. 11 - 15 - Fall Break and teacher inservice - No School

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Sept. 17-21

Hello parents and families. We have had a busy week in first grade. Thank you to those who came to our Back to School Literacy Night. If you have any questions about Spalding please ask.

Next week we will have our first spelling test. With our new program spelling is quite intense. We ask you to please practice every night with your child. This is one of the homework assignments for the rest of the year.

Spelling Words:

In math we will finish Chapter 1 and test on Tuesday. Please practice with your child Monday. They will bring their math books home and will need to go over the review in the back of the book one more time. We will start Chapter 2 on Wednesday, Subtraction Concepts.

Please remember pick up time is at 3:00. Also, please check with the school dress code for Friday dress down days no tank top or flip flops.

Next week is Hurricane Homecoming Spirit Week. Please see the following email to know about each day's dress up option.

Next week the 17th - 21st is Hurricane High School's homecoming week. There are some fun activities we want you to be aware of so that you can show your support to our Hurricane Tigers!

Wednesday 12th- Homecoming pageant at Hurricane High @ 6pm. Admissions $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. 

Friday 21st- VAshmob Dance in the front of Valley at 8:45am.
Homecoming parade at 12:30pm. (We will NOT be going to the parade as a school. If you would like to come and check your student out early to attend that would be just fine!) The parade will start by Three Falls Elementary and go down 650 s and 300 w. 
The homecoming football game will be that night at Hurricane High @ 7 pm. 

Valley Academy will be showing our support by having spirit week next week! We will send a paper home as a reminder but here is what you can look forward to! 

Monday: Crazy Sock Day (must be in school uniform) 
Tuesday: Super Hero Day (If your student chooses to not dress up as a super hero they need to be wearing their school uniforms) 
Wednesday: Western Wednesday (If your student chooses to not dress up in western clothes they need to be wearing their school uniforms) 
Thursday: Pajama Day (If your student chooses to not wear PJ's they need to be wearing their school uniforms) 
Friday: Wear Red and Black to support our Hurricane Tigers! 
Part of the Hurricane High football team and cheer team will be here to eat lunch and play at recess with your students on Friday! 

Upcoming Events:

9/19 PAC - Formally known as PTO, Meeting  at 3:00pm

9/17-9/21 - Spirit Week

9/21 - Vash Mob 8:45 am in the parking lot

/26-28 - SEP's more info coming soon

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Sept. 10-14

We have been working hard finishing up our ABC phonograms and phonemes. We will begin using them and learning more as we begin our new Language Arts program. Please come to our Literacy Night on Monday, to learn more about Spalding.

We will continue chapter 1 in Go Math, Addition Concepts.

On Sept. 11th we will be celebrating American Hero's.

Please remember to have your child here on time each morning. We bring them in at 8:25 and get right to work. When you bring them, if they do not eat school breakfast, please make sure they have eaten breakfast.

Please do not allow your child to bring toys or technology to school. We have been removing lots of toys in the classroom and our collection is growing.

Upcoming Events:

Sept. 10 - Literacy Night 6:00 Monday night at Valley

Sept. 21 - Vash Mob (flash mob) 8:45 am at the school.

Sept. 26-28 - SEP's We will be sending out a Sign-up Genius soon.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Sept. 4 - 7

We hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend. We have been working hard in class learning class procedures and reviewing our numbers and letters. I hope you have all taken time to notice the great numbers and letters they are forming and give them a little praise for their hard work.

This week in language arts we will finish up our ABC's.

In Math we will begin Go Math Chapter 1 on Tuesday morning, Addition Concepts.

Please return the school questionnaire from the office regarding transportation. And thank you to all of you whom have sent it in already.

Monday is pizza day in the lunch room. If your child would like an extra piece of pizza they need to bring an extra $1.

Friday is $1 dress down day. If your child does not bring a dollar they may not dress down. If they continue to come dressed down without their dollar they will have to call you and you will need to bring them a uniform. Thank you for your help with this school fundraiser.

Upcoming Events:

Sept. 3rd - No School - Labor Day

Sept. 10 - 6:00- 7:30 - Literacy Night. Please plan to come for a night of information on our new literacy program.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

August 27 - 31

Welcome back to school. We have completed our benchmark testing. We are in the middle of ABC's and colors review. We will begin our number review next week. Please read through the entire blog post as we will be detailing important information.

First we will be addressing the dress code. Please read the dress code found on our website. The biggest issue that we are seeing right now are light up shoes.  PLEASE teach your child how to tie their own shoes. There are many different videos on youtube that can help you with easy ways to teach your child.

You may send a healthy (no candy, chips or other high sugar foods) snack for your child to eat at morning recess.

Your child may have a LEAK proof water bottle to keep in the class.

The school is looking for parent volunteers to join the School Land Trust Committee. Please contact us if you are interested.

If you are interested in being a room mom/dad please contact your child's teacher. They will be in charge of class parties.

Please contact your child's teacher or the front office for a free/reduced lunch application. We would like to have all homes fill this form out.

We will be having $1 dress down day on Friday's. If your child is not wearing their uniform on Friday please send $1 with them. This is a school fundraiser.

If you are sending birthday invitation with your child to pass out please make sure that everyone is invited. If everyone is not invited they will be sent home and you must pass them out outside of school. We will make an exception for all girl/boy parties. We do not want any of our students to feel left out.

Please return the transportation request from the school ASAP.

Upcoming Events:

9/3/18 - Labor Day, there will be no school.