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.”

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May 2018

Dear First Grade Families,                                                                   

            It is hard to believe that we are now entering our last full month of school!  It doesn’t seem like very long ago when my classroom was full of brand-new first grade students, ready for an exciting new year.  I have enjoyed watching those eager students grow and learn over the past months. 

            There will be no school on Tuesday, May 15, due to the election on that day.

            Thursday, May 17 is a Spirit Day for Preschool-8th grade. This month our spirit day will be Favorite Book or Movie Character Day.

            Thursday, May 17, we will have a Silent Auction preview and chicken dinner. Please send in your chicken dinner orders if you plan to attend.

            The Race for Education will be held on Friday, May 18.  All students will be participating and families are invited to come and cheer for the children as they run (or even run with them!).  You are encouraged to sign your child out after devotions (in the church) and spend the day with them. We only ask that you be sure your student is at the starting line when it is our race time. I am trying to get an accurate picture of how the day will work, so I am asking each of you to please let me know if you do or do not plan to attend the race.

            Our final Bible memory work for the year is as follows:
Proverbs 3:3-6 -
Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
                        This will be due on Thursday, May 31

Just a reminder that there will be  no school on Monday, May 28,  Memorial Day.

            On Friday, June 8, we will have Pet Day in our classroom. I will be sending a Sign-Up Genius link for 10-minute time slots to bring pets for a visit. Small, non-furry pets who live in cages or bowls (hermit crabs, lizards, fish...snakes!) may be brought for the day, but furry pets may only come for 10 minute visits. If your child has a rabbit for a pet, please send a picture only. I am very allergic to rabbits and even 10 minutes in the classroom would cause a reaction for me. If you have any questions or concerns regarding Pet Day, please don't hesitate to contact me.

            I am still in need of one or two parents who are willing to take over the planning of our end of the year celebration picnic. Please contact me ASAP if you are willing and able to help.

            Here is a list of important dates to remember in May:
~Tuesday, May 15 - No School
~Thursday, May 17 - Favorite Book/Movie Character Spirit Day
                                     Silent Auction Preview and Dinner
~Friday, May 18 - Race for Education
~Monday, May 28 - No School, Memorial Day
~Thursday, May 31 - Proverbs 3:3-6 due  
~Tuesday, June 6- Field Day
~Friday, June 8 - Pet Day
Monday, June 11 - Last Day of School; 1/2 Day of School

Have a wonderful Mother’s Day, and a beautiful month of May.
In Him,
Jackie McClure        

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