Theme Verse

Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Scholastic Code: GYCG9

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March 2015

Dear Parents,                                                                      

With all the cold weather lately, it is hard to believe that spring is not far away.  In just a few short weeks, however, spring will officially arrive, and with it, the glory of God’s creation as it begins to blossom.  If you’ve never taken the time to fully appreciate the signs of spring, do so this year.  Each new leaf, robin, and bud is a gift that God has sent for us to enjoy, and to remind us that He makes all things new.

I received so many lovely Valentines, and I would like to thank each and every child for being an important part of my life.  You are loved and appreciated! 

Some of our memory work for March will coordinate with our March bulletin board.  If you have a chance to come in to see our Woolly Lambs and Mrs. Ingiosi’s Ferocious Lions, please do so!  Our first verse for March will be Proverbs 28:1:  “The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.”  This will be tested on Tuesday, March 10.  The second verse for March will be Revelation 5:12:  "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!"  This will be tested on Wednesday, March 18 .  Please take time at home to help your child learn these verses.  The final memory work for March will be Matthew 28:6: “He is not here, for He has risen, as He said.  Come, see the place where He lay.”  This will be due on Tuesday, March 31.

Thursday, March 26 will be  Book Character Day.  Children are invited to dress as a favorite book character. 

The third quarter will end on Tuesday, March 24.  Report cards will be available Tuesday, March 31.

On Friday, March 27, the first grade classes will be going on a field trip to the Chester County Historical Society for a look at Victorian Childhood.  This is a fabulous trip, one the children are sure to remember.  Parents are welcome to attend.  The cost for parents is $7.00.  Please keep in mind that we cannot allow siblings to attend our field trips.  Permission slips for this trip will be sent home as the date approaches.

There will be no school from Thursday, April 2-Monday, April 6, in observance of the Easter holiday. 

As our year continues to progress, I must emphasize the importance of working with your child at home to reinforce what he or she is learning.  Good study habits begin at an early age.  Take some time each evening to practice spelling words, math flashcards, and the Bible memory verse.  Even just a few minutes for each area can make a huge difference.  Thank you for your continued faithfulness in supporting your child’s education.
Please remember to send items in for our class basket for the Silent Auction.  Our theme is Bundle of Joy, items for mom and baby.  Thanks!

          Classroom Birthdays:
                   March 4 - Elijah
                   March 10 - Anthony
                   March 19 - Emma

Important Dates to Remember:
          ~Tuesday, March 10 – Proverbs 28:1 due
          ~Wednesday, March 18 – Revelation 5:13b due
          ~Thursday, March 19 - Snow Make-up Day - - There WILL be school.
          ~Friday, March 20 – Teacher Inservice; no school.
          ~Tuesday, March 24 – Third Quarter Ends
          ~Thursday, March 26 – Book Character Day
          ~Friday, March 27 – Chester County Historical Society field trip
          ~Tuesday, March 31 – Matthew 28:6 due
          ~Tuesday, March 31 – Report Cards available
          ~Thursday, April 2-Monday, April 6 – No school.  Easter break.
          ~Tuesday, April 7 – School Resumes

Feel free to contact me at any time with any questions or concerns regarding your child. 
          Phone:  610-998-0877 (8am-3:30pm)
                     610-467-0622 (6:00pm-8pm)
          You may also send a note to school with your child.

In Him,

Jackie McClure

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