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

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February 2017

Dear First Grade Families,                                                                        

February is one of my favorite months of the year!  It is a good time to reflect on God’s amazing love.  I pray that you all have experienced His great love in your own lives.

            February is a busy month in first grade.  We will be celebrating our 100th day of school on Friday, February 3.  The children have been anticipating this all year!  We will have a normal class schedule on this day, with 100th Day activities included in many lessons.  Your child will be thrilled to tell you that he or she is 100 days smarter!  Please visit our Sign-Up Genius if you would like to contribute any items for our celebration. We still have several items that are needed to help with our fun day!

            Monday, February 6 is Favorite Toy Day. Please remember, no video games (including phones/iPads/etc) should be sent to school. Electronic toys (toys that have a battery and may make noise/move) may be sent as long as they can be turned off when needed. Use your discretion as to what may/may not be appropriate for a classroom setting.

Our first Bible memory this month will be Commandments 7-10
                        7. You shall not commit adultery.
                        8. You shall not steal.
                        9. You shall not give false testimony.
                        10. You shall not covet.

              This will be due on Friday, February 10.

We are participating in the Spread the Love Campaign once again this year. We are collecting jars of peanut butter and jelly (no glass jars, please!) from February 1-14. The class that brings in the most jars will win a cupcake party! 

            Our Valentine card exchange will be held on Tuesday, February 14, in the afternoon.  Valentines for the class may be sent on or before February 14th.  I am sending a copy of our class list in White Envelopes on Tuesday, February 7.  If your child would like to hand out Valentines to his/her classmates, please be sure to include everyone listed, so that no one gets hurt feelings!  If you are interested in providing a snack for our class, please contact me. Thanks!

This month’s Spirit Day will be Cape Day on Thursday, February 16.  Children are invited by the Student Council to participate.  Student's may wear a cape (store bought or handmade) to school. I can't wait to see our creativity!

There will be no school on Friday, February 17. This is an in-service day for teachers.

There will be no school on Monday, February 20, in honor of Presidents' Day.

On Wednesday, February 22, we will have a visit from an employee of McCormick Orthodontics to discuss the importance dental hygiene.  This is part of our Science unit on health and nutrition.

Please be watching for your Re-Enrollment information which should be coming home sometime in February.

If you have not yet had a chance to be a reading helper, please consider coming to listen to our students read during the month of February. The children love to have visitors! The only requirement is that you have your clearances on file in the school office.  Please visit the Sign-Up Genius link below to sign up!

February Dates to Remember:
***February 1-14 - Spread the Love Peanut Butter & Jelly Collection
***Friday, February 3 – 100th day of school    
***Monday, February 6 – Favorite Toy Day
***Friday, February 10 - Commandments 7-10 due
***Tuesday, February 14 - Valentine Card Exchange
***Thursday, February 16 - Cape Day
***Friday, February 17 - No School (In-Service Day)
***Monday, February 20 - No School (President’s Day)
***Wednesday, February 22 - Dental Health Visitor

Birthdays this Month:
            ***February 14 – Alexa's Birthday
            ***February 17 – Luke's Birthday
            ***February 27 - Annalise's Birthday

God bless you!
Jackie McClure


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