Parent / Teacher Conferences

This week are parent/teacher conferences.  I can’t wait to meet with you to discuss all that your child has acoomplished in first grade! 

Wednesday, March 13

4:00 – Sophie

4:15 – Adam

4:30 – Brent

4:45 –

5:00 – Anna

5:15 – Dylan

5:30 – Halle

5:45 – Jessie

6:00 – Joslin

6:15 – Alex

6:30 –

6:45 – Calvin


Thursday, March 14

4:00 – Seager

4:15 – Abbie

4:30 – Abigail

4:45 – D.J.

5:00 – Ellie

5:15 – Ethan

5:30 –

5:45 –

6:00 –

6:15 – Alessia

6:30 –

6:45 – Drew

Valentine Party

In our previous newsletter, I mentioned that the Valentine Party would begin at 1:00.  We will actually begin our party at 12:00!  You are welcome to attend!  Please sign in at the office! 

Love and Logic Training Opportunities

Below are some amazing opportunities passed on from our school social worker, Kris Wing.  If you have an other questions about Love and Logic, please don’t hesitate to ask or check out the Love and Logic Website.

Tuesday, April 16th in Livonia, MI – Love and Logic: Home and School Strategies for Creating Respectful, Responsible Kids with Jim Fay (Co-Founder of Love and Logic!!).  It is a full day, 8:30-2:30p and cost is $99.  More information about registration can be found at or call 1-800-338-4065


Becoming a Love and Logic Parent – Thursdays, April 11-May 9, 6:30-8:30p, at Heritage Elementary in Stockbridge.  Instructor: Mary Pashkevich.  Cost is $15 and includes childcare.  Register by calling 517-851-8222, ext. 2 or check for the registration form.

Don’t Forget…

If you aren’t sure of the spelling words for the week or you can’t find your list, you can always check the Spelling Tab at the top.  I update this page every Monday after school with the week’s spelling list.  You can also find the spelling list on  At this website, your child can practice their test and play games with their words!  Spelling City also has an app for the Ipad.

New Page!

I have created a new page to add the pictures from class.  I will try to keep keep adding pictures as we go so check back once and a while!

The Velveteen Rabbit

As you know we are going to see a performance of The Velveteen Rabbit the week we return from Winter Break.  Please try to have permission slips and ticket cost turned in by Friday, Dec. 14th.  Thank you!

velveteen rabbit

Upcoming Holiday Events

Don’t forget Gingerbread Houses will be on Friday, December 14th at 1:30.  Adults are welcome to attend.

Attached you will find addition information about our gingerbread houses and other holiday events!

Gingerbread Houses

Holiday Festivities 2012

Oct. 19 Newletter and Halloween Party Note

Check the Newsletter Page for an updated newsletter and a note about our upcoming Halloween Party.

Wanted: Volunteers!

 As you know the plan is to begin Home Reading next week…but I need some help.  Every morning the students will bring their Home Reading Folder back to school.  I’m looking for helpers who can check-in folders, listen to students read their book and help students pick a new leveled book to take home the following day.  I will also need your help to “test” students who have been practicing their word wall words and are ready for a test.  I usually prefer to do this activity first thing in the morning, but I can be very flexible.  It may take a little bit longer in the beginning, but after a routine is built I don’t think it should take over an hour.  If enough people are interested I may even be able to put two helpers on one day and that would make it take only about a half-hour.  (I have a helper lined up for Tuesday and Thursday, so I really need people for Wednesday and Friday.  Monday we don’t need one because we don’t take the folders home over the weekend.)  This position is weekly.


I’m also looking for someone who could help with Friday Folders on Friday afternoons.  It might take about 20-30 minutes.  It just requires sorting some papers into cubbies, putting notes for everyone into folders and putting student work from cubbie into their folder.  This position is weekly.


The last job I’m looking for right now is one or two people who could make copies on Thursdays and prep some of the materials that we would need for the next week.  I will teach you how to use the copy machine.  I would like to have a weekly volunteer, but if you could do at least every other week, that would be helpful.


If you are interested in any of these jobs beginning next week.  Please let me know so I can make a schedule to put up on the website.  Thanks so much in your interest to help out in our classroom.  I would also like to have some parents help with centers at some point, but we haven’t been able to start this routine yet.  THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FIRST GRADE FAMILIES!!!  Please email if you would like to fill a position.  Thanks!


**A volunteer can parent,  grandparent or someone you know who is interested and reliable.

Oct. 5th Newsletter

A new newsletter has been posted on the Newsletter Page.