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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Specials Schedule 2016-2017

Monday- Library (books) 
Tuesday- P.E. (sneakers)
Wednesday- P.E. (sneakers)
Thursday- Art
Friday- Music

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Dear Families,
         The following list of items would be most useful for this school year. If possible, please bring these items to “Meet Your Teacher” Day so that your child does not have to carry them on their first day of school.

For Classroom Community Use:
      1 plastic pencil box (large enough to fit crayons and pencils)
      Crayola Crayons
      Large or Small Washable Markers
      Plastic Sleeves (to go in your child’s portfolio)
      1  box of tissues
      1 pocket folder with any picture/design on the front                  (for your child to use during independent work time)
      1 or 2 extra socks (to be used as whiteboard erasers)
      a 1 ½-inch, 3 ring binder with a clear plastic cover insert
(this will be used for your child’s 1st grade portfolio)

For your child’s personal use, please send in a change of clothes in a plastic bag. Please LABEL your child’s clothing! These will be returned at the end of the school year.

Other helpful items for our classroom include:
Sandwich-Size Ziploc Bags
Skinny Black Whiteboard Markers
Paper Towels
White Envelopes (large or small)

         Thank you for your consideration and support!

Welcome Letter

Dear Fantastic First Grader,

Welcome to first grade!!! I am so excited for you to be a part of my class. I can’t wait to meet you on “Meet Your New Teacher Day”, Friday August 26th between 1:00PM and 2:00PM.  At this time you’ll be able to stop in to visit your new classroom and say hello.
We are going to have a terrific year!  Some of the exciting themes that we will be exploring this year are: insects, Endangered Species, families around the world, plants, fairy tales, and weather. 
If you have any questions before we meet, please feel free to e-mail me at eyork@sau16.org

      If you are not able to attend “Meet Your New Teacher Day”, please send a note with your child on the first day of school (8/29) letting me know the following information regarding the first few days of school:
      Will your child be getting a snack drink (chocolate milk, white milk, apple juice, or orange juice)?
      How will your child be getting home (bus # or who will be picking them up at school)?

      Will your child be bringing a lunch, or will they have hot lunch?

Friday, August 5, 2016


Welcome First Graders and Families!

I am really excited for this school year with you! If you are able to, please e-mail me at eyork@sau16.org so that I can update my address book with your information. Feel free to include your name(s) and your child's name, along with something fun you did over the summer. This will help me to create a mailing list, before school officially starts. I look forward to meeting you on Friday (8/26) between 1:00-2:00! -Emily York :)