Welcome Letter

                                                                                                                       August 2017

Dear First Grader,

     Welcome to the first grade! My name is Ms. Wylie and I will be your first grade teacher. I hope you are having a wonderful summer and I can’t wait to meet you on our first day of school, Wednesday, September 6th. 

     The first day of school is a full day and you will be eating lunch in the cafeteria. Please bring a lunch and a healthy snack that is packed separately. If you would like to buy lunch, please have your parents check the district web site (go to students, then food services for account and pricing information). If you intend to buy lunch, it would be very helpful to know your student PIN number. Please ask your parents to help you memorize it. If you bring in lunch money, please put it in an envelope and mark it with your name and PIN number that your parents can find on Genesis.

     During the first week, I will give you a special toolbox to keep in your desk that will hold some of your school supplies.  There are some supplies I would like you to bring on the first day of school.  Please label all items with your first and last name.

-A backpack without wheels that is large enough to hold folders and a library book
-A box of tissues (do not need to label with your name)
-One pack of baby wipes or cleaning wipes (you can choose which to bring; do not need to label with your name)
-Two folders with pockets along the bottom.  Both folders, any color, must be a 2-pocket poly portfolio (the folders that feel like plastic)
-2 wide-ruled spiral bound notebooks
-A smock for art class (this should be an old, large shirt...practice putting it on!)

***Please send the following supplies below in a gallon sized zip-lock bag labeled with your child's name. 

-A box of 24 count Crayola Crayons (not Twistables)
-A box of 10 count Crayola washable markers (optional)
-A box of 12 count Crayola colored pencils (optional)
-2 dozen yellow Dixon Ticonderoga #2 pencils- Sharpened
-4 black Expo dry erase markers
-4 pads of yellow 3x3 post-its

       To help get to know each other and your classmates, I am asking that you make a poster at home. During the first two weeks of school, please bring in an 18x24-inch poster that tells all about you!  When choosing your poster paper, do not use foam board as it is too heavy for hanging. You should include things you like to do, anything that interests you, your summer vacation, pets, sports, your favorite book, and of course, your family. You can use photographs, ticket stubs or do your own drawings. Be creative!  If you have any questions, I’ll answer them the first few days of school.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and I'll see you soon!

Your First Grade Teacher,

Ms. Wylie