General InformationThe First Grade team is both excited and thrilled to be a part of your child’s education this year!AttendancePlease remember to call the attendance office when your child is going to be late or absent. Our attendance hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may call or email the attendance clerk directly.
Every child’s safety is very important to us and we want to make sure they are safe and accounted for when they are not here on school days.
Attendance Hotline (480) 279-7200 option #2 (24 hours a day)
Office Number (480)279-7200 option #0
Attendance Direct (480) 279-7209
It is a state law that we know where your child is when he/she is enrolled in a public school, even if they are home sick or going to be late. To report all absences and tardies you must call or email the attendance office or hotline.
The children are encouraged to bring a nutritious snack to eat during our break. Please do not send dessert items or candy. If your child would like a snack, please send one in each day as I do not have snacks to give the students. Also, I encourage each child to bring a water bottle to keep at his/her desk. Juice and other "colorful" drinks are fine for lunch, but it can be messy in the classroom and it will not be permitted in the classroom.
BirthdaysPlease let me know if you are going to be bringing a special snack for your child’s birthday. Remember, our classroom is a "nut-free" room. Birthday snacks need to be store bought and must be on the HUSD approved nut free snack list (located in your child's take-home folder). Please keep treats simple, as we do not always have a lot of time. We will celebrate birthdays during our afternoon recess. Please check with me on how many children we have as our numbers may change throughout the year. If your child has special dietary considerations and is unable to participate in birthday treats, please be sure to send something in that I can keep in the room throughout the year so your child doesn't feel left out.
HomeworkReading for at least 20 minutes a night is expected. This can be your child’s independent reading time or a time where you read to each other.After School Pick-UpIf you pick-up your child after school, please remember the pick-up location for first graders is at the front (north) side of the school. Your child must say goodbye to me. If alternate arrangements have been made for your child to leave school, please make me aware of the changes through a written note, or phone call, or remind me if you see me in the morning. If you cannot reach me before the end of the day for last minute changes, you can call the front office and they can relay the message to me. If you are picking your child up at school, please either stay in your car, or park in the parking lot. Please do not pull up in the line of traffic and exit your vehicle as this holds up all traffic. Please understand that this procedure is in place for the safety of your child. Thank you for understanding!
VolunteeringWe welcome and encourage all parents to participate with us in any way you feel comfortable. Help in the classroom is always welcomed. For many of you who work, we understand that this isn’t possible. Please feel free to jump in whenever you are able. Please give me the first two weeks of school to get to know the students and after that there are many things I could use your help with. Thank You!
Here are some ways you can be of help to us, both in, and out, of the classroom:
Art Masterpiece Volunteer
Classroom Helper (small groups)
Field Trip Volunteer
Thank you in advance for your cooperation, participation and time. I am really looking forward to a great school year!