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, January 3, 2017

January 2017

Dear First Grade Families,                                                                                       
Welcome back!  I pray that everyone had an enjoyable and restful Christmas.  Thank you to all who helped with our classroom Christmas celebration.  The children had a wonderful time, and I appreciate the effort that went into making it such an exciting day!

Our classroom is full of excited learners this year!  I will be starting our Reading Parent program within the next month.  If you are interested in becoming a reading parent, we must have all of your clearances on file in the office.  I will send information home to those parents who were interested in being a reading parent only if we have your clearances on file.  Thanks.

Please remember to fill out and return the Book-It calendars for each month. I will be accepting December calendars for the rest of this week. January calendars were sent home on Tuesday, January 3. I apologize for not having them out before the break. You may fill in any reading that your child did for January 1 and 2. Book-It is also counted as your child's reading homework grade each month.

In Bible, we will continue our lessons on the life of Moses and learn the Ten Commandments.
Commandments 1-3 are due Friday, January 13. 

            1. You shall have no other gods before me.
            2. You shall not make for yourself an idol.
            3. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.

Commandments 4-6 will be due Friday, January 27.

            4. Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy.
            5. Honor your father and your mother.
            6. You shall not murder.

Commandments 7-10 will be due Friday, February 10.

            7. You shall not commit adultery.
            8. You shall not steal.
            9. You shall not give false testimony.
            10. You shall not covet.

On Monday, January 16, there will be no school, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  During the previous week, we will have discussed the reason for remembering Martin Luther King, Jr., and all that he did for our nation.
We will be celebrating one birthday in our class this month, as well as one half-birthday.

                        Ariel will have a half-birthday on January 2.
                        Eliana will have a birthday on January 4.
                                    Happy birthday, friends!

 On January 19, we will have a school-wide Spirit Day.  This month’s Spirit Day is Wacky/Clash Day.  Have fun!

Please send your child to school dressed appropriately for the winter weather.  This includes a coat that can zipper/button up the front, a hat or hood, and gloves or mittens.  We do sometimes go outside when it is cold.

Important Dates to Remember:

Friday, January 13 – Commandments 1-3 due
Monday, January 16 - No School
Thursday, January 19 - Wacky/Clash Day
Friday, January 20  –Second Quarter Ends
Friday, January 27 - Commandments 4-6 due
Friday, January 27 - Report Cards issued
Friday, February 10 - Commandments 7-10 due

            As always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me by note or email (  Enjoy the winter weather, and stay warm!

In Him,

Jackie McClure

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