It was so WONDERFUL seeing all of the children walking down to our classroom on the first day of school!  They were smiling, full of excitement and ready to get started!  It doesn’t get much better than that! 🙂   We had a great 3 days in 1st grade!  I’m sure Ms. Centeno was PROUD when she saw her former Kindergarten students walk by her room.  The children were excited to learn that they gained a new classmate this year.  Norah has been a nice addition to our class.  This week we will continue getting used to our new routines and procedures, but the children are off to a really good start.  This week in your child’s folder, you will notice “punch cards” for making “super star” choices.  These are to stay in their folders until we are ready for a new card.  I’m sure they can explain it to you, but if not, no worries.  Our “punch cards” are just one of the many things I will be going over at Back to School Night this Thursday.  I’m looking forward to seeing you all then!  Below is a preview of some of the things we’ll be doing this week:

Phonics:

This week we will begin Saxon Phonics (initial letter sounds “n, short & long o”).  More information to come at Back To School Night.

Reading:

We will begin our Reading Series next week.  The children were excited to find out that they will begin taking their reading books home next week for “homework” (stay tuned for more information at BTSN)!

Math:

We will begin our Math books next week!  This week we’re reviewing and sharpening up on some skills to make sure we didn’t leave the skills we learned last year on summer break! 🙂

Religion:

Chapter 1:  Jesus Is Our Friend.   Be sure to ask your 1st grade student on Tuesday to show you what we made to help explain what we learned about the Assumption.

**August Birthdays:  Lukas & Cash.  If you would like to be a guest reader for your FAVORITE 1ST GRADER’s BIRTHDAY, please let me know so we can arrange a date/time for you to come in and read to our class.  If your schedule does not allow, please send in a book of their choice on their birthday (or close to if a weekend date) and I will read it to the class.  Happy Birthday to our August 1st graders!**

Lunch/Recess & Special Schedule:

Daily Recess LC-1st grade:  10:30-11:00 & Lunch 11:00-11:30

Monday:  1:15-2:00  PE w/Mr. Setnor (Kindergarten & 1st grade combined)

Tuesday:  9:30-10:15  Library w/Ms. Sargent

Wednesday:  1:15-2:00  PE (1st grade only); 2:00 Dismissal EVERY Wednesday

Thursday:  8:30  Weekly Mass & 11:45-12:30  Music w/Mrs. Langferman

Friday:  11:45-12:30  Art w/Ms. Sargent

Important Dates/Reminders:

*8/15   Early Dismissal @ 2:00.  Mass @ 8:30 for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (All are welcome!).  Middle School Back to School Night 6-7:30 p.m.

*8/16  Back to School Night for KB-5th Grade 6-7:30 p.m. starting in the PLC (This evening is for parents/guardians only.)

*8/22  Fall pictures (look for more information to come)

*8/26  There will not be an 11:00 Sunday mass.  Instead we will have our St. Rose 150th Anniversary Mass at 2:00 p.m. with Archbishop Charles Thompson joining us.

*9/3  NO SCHOOL/Labor Day

*St. Rose School, along with all Franklin schools, will dismiss at 2:00 EVERY Wednesday this school year.

*If your child arrives to school after the 8:00 a.m. bell, you must stop in the office with your child to sign them in.

*Uniform reminders:  Tan & navy skirts/jumpers are not part of our school uniform, cargo shorts are not part of our school uniform and socks must be worn at all times.  Mass uniforms are to be worn every Thursday or any time we attend mass (Holy Days).  Boys:  Navy pants with a white shirt.  Girls:  Plaid uniform skirt/jumper with a white shirt.

*Please be sure to send me an e-mail by 2:15 or call the school office if there is a change in your child’s after school plans so that we can make sure we get them where they need to be.

*Please check your child’s folder daily.  It might be empty, but this way you won’t miss anything important that might be coming home.

*Be sure to read Mrs. Floyd’s Weekly Roar & classroom newsletters (blogs) every Monday to keep up on all that is going on at St. Rose.  Also, be sure to check out our website www.stroselions.net frequently so you don’t miss out on anything important.  The Google calendar is always full of important dates and upcoming events.  You don’t want to miss out!  

Thanks to the families that brought in snacks this week to get our “snack pile” started for the 1st quarter!  I will let you know when we are running low and need some more donations.  Thanks for all of the school supplies too!  If at any time you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to send me an e-mail at dboring@stroselions.net.  I’m looking forward to working with you and your children this year!