Parent Welcome Letter

August 2017


Dear Parents,
I am so happy to have your child in my class!  First grade is an exciting time as children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning. This is a year of important transitions, as well as one in which acquisitions of new skills are accelerated.  I am looking forward to a challenging, fun year with your child.          

During First Grade, your child will learn how to become a remarkable reader, an amazing author, a master mathematician and a skillful scientist. Your child will also attend classes with the art teacher, library teacher, and two periods weekly of music and physical education.  We will also have a snack time each morning before lunchtime.  Please send a healthy snack and drink with your child.  Please label this  with your child’s name. The first grade schedule is carefully planned to accommodate our youngest all-day learners.          

The first day of school is a full day, so your child will be eating lunch in the cafeteria.  If you are packing a lunch for your child, please pack it separate from your child’s snack and make sure your child knows which is lunch and which is snack.  If your child is purchasing a lunch, please refer to the district website.  Specific lunch information about our school cafeteria can be found on the Dutch Neck web page.

As you get your child ready for school, please make sure your child wears shoes that are safe for both playground and classroom.  Sneakers are required for gym and would be a good choice for everyday wear. 
The best way to contact me is through email. In order to obtain your contact information, I ask that you please email me at In that email please provide your name, phone number, and your child's name. The email address that you use will be the one that I add to my class contact list. If there is an additional email address that you would like me to use for classroom emails, please include that as well. Thank you!

I am looking forward to meeting your child in September! I hope to make your child's first grade learning experience a fun and exciting one, and I hope to instill a love of learning that will last throughout your child's years of schooling. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support.


         Mrs. Kavita Sinha