Dear 1st Grade Families,
Field Day is on Wednesday, May 30th. A note went home in the yellow folders stating which color each child should wear to school that day. Please send your child to school in the correct team color (out of uniform day!) and gym shoes.
If your child has a yearbook, please send it with them to school on Tuesday, May 29th. The 1st grade teachers will set aside a time for yearbook signing. Yearbooks will not be allowed in the classroom before then unless if it is being brought to the teacher to sign before the end of the year.
If your child doesn’t have a yearbook, the teachers will create a little autograph book for them to get signed so that everyone can be involved in the fun!
Your child will start bringing items home from school as the year comes to a close. One item the kids are so excited about is their portfolio. It contains memories of the first grade year including pictures, assignments, crafts, etc. A special thank you to Cheryl Howman for helping to put those together! Please spend some time with your child going through all of the fun moments of first grade once again.
Thank you so much for allowing me to spend the year with your child. I have enjoyed getting to know you and your child and being a part of life’s incredible journey. I have received so much support from all of you whether it was your kind words, prayers, assistance in the classroom, donating items, etc. Parents make a huge difference in the school year for not only for their child, but for the teacher too. Have a wonderful summer and thank you once again!
Please continue to use the Raz-Kids website. I believe you will be able to use it over the summer too. The program helps create fluent readers because the kids can listen to the book, read the book, and then there are comprehension quizzes afterwards. No parent assistance is needed 🙂 I update the website whenever I change your child’s reading level so that the books they read reflect their current reading level.
May 28: No School
May 30: Field Day
June 1: Last Day of School
A Little Bit about Myself
There is nothing better than growing up in a house in the country covered with trees and a creek running through the backyard. Peace and privacy….Well, except for when the occasional car drives down the dirt road. I am a country girl through and through. I loved playing with all of the animals and insects: dead or alive. An imagination thrives when you have an outdoor palate to create and explore.
I grew up in a loving household with my parents and two older sisters. We attended mass together as a family and my mom taught our 2nd grade religion classes for many years. I sang in the youth choir, was an altar server from 4th grade – 10th grade, and then became an Eucharistic Minister after my Confirmation in 10th grade. Attending Catholic Youth Camp (CYC), Discipleship Week, multiple Steubenville retreats, TEC retreats, and mission trips were some of the best memories I had growing up. This is all thanks to a strong faith and a family who openly shared that faith.
Family is my life. My supportive family is such a blessing. I look up to each person for different reasons.
Mr. Conry: My husband has taught me how to relax and enjoy life all while being unafraid to try new adventures and to follow every single one of my dreams. He is my support and comfort. I’ve learned how to look at the world in so many different and positive ways due to his career and constant drive to further educate himself.
Dad: My dad just retired after teaching for 33 years. I’ve gone to his classroom almost every year since I was a little girl. It started off with ‘Bring Your Daughter to Work Day’ and morphed into me assisting in his classroom. Every time I go into his classroom, I just sit there and watch him transform into such a caring, supportive, loving, joking, serious, everything kind of teacher. Hands down, he is the teacher I hope to be someday.
Mom: A mother is a figure of love without a doubt. Besides that, my mom is a figure of selflessness. She has always gone out of her way to help those in need and to go above and beyond to make sure that every person she comes across realizes how important they are. In a world filled with so much negativity, it is a blessing to have that ray of sunshine at all times. She exudes God’s love and lives his message.
Sarah: My oldest sister is strong. She is a protector. Standing up for what is right is not always easy, but she makes it look that way. I have always admired her confidence and wished for that strength myself. As the little sister, I always looked up to her as the leader of the pack, and that hasn’t changed. Sarah is my rock.
Alison: Being the middle sister probably isn’t that easy. However, I know what skill-set it gave her: intent listener. You know how difficult it can be to find that one person you can trust and tell anything to? That one person who won’t judge you? That is Alison. She sits and listens patiently to everything you have to say and knows just what to say to make everything better. She may be gifted in words, but it is her ears that truly do the talking.
I have been blessed to have my family expanded with two brother-in-laws, two nieces, and two nephews.
All of these people have changed me for the better. My hope is to take what each of them has gifted me with, and bring each of those gifts to your child.