It’s hard to believe we are already into the month of November; our weeks are just flying by! First I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that helped with our Halloween party. Our party was a big success and this would not have happened without all of the donations and extra help we received. Your time and donations were greatly appreciated!

Your child’s report card should be in his/her “Friday Folder” along with this letter. Very few report cards will include much in terms of comments this quarter unless something has changed from our conference time or if a teacher from another class included a comment.  Please be aware that we do not test for Religion, Social Studies and Science in first grade. Your child’s grade for these subjects is based on their participation and the quality of their work. If you have any questions regarding your child’s report card please do not hesitate to contact me. You may keep your child’s report cards for your records but please send the envelope back to school with your signature, thank you.

I am also sending home a special Turkey in Disguise project for your child to work on at home. A letter is included explaining this project. Please make sure your child cuts out their turkeys before they disguise it.  I would love the disguised turkeys back as soon as possible but no later than next Friday.  We will complete the writing portion of this project at school. I look forward to seeing what kind of disguises the children come up with. Have fun and encourage your child to be creative. I anticipate that your children will really enjoy this project.

We will be going to St. Mary’s University’s Page Theater next week Wednesday to see Pinocchio. Your child’s permission slip for this event was sent home yesterday. Please make sure to sign this and send it back to school as soon as possible.

On Tuesday November 20th our class will celebrate Thanksgiving together. I am hoping each child can share a favorite Thanksgiving food for this celebration. Foods like breads, muffins, fruits, vegetables, nuts, sausage, cheese or any type of dessert would be great. I will supply the cups, plates, napkins, drink and one of my favorites, pumpkin bread. From past experiences this turns out to be quite a feast, and the children really enjoy it.  You are always welcome to bring any items in early, but if you do please mark them “Thanksgiving Sharing” so I don’t mix them up with our regular snacks. Any leftover items that can be saved will be used for future snacks, which is also very much appreciated.

I would like to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving. I hope you are able to enjoy the holiday with good food, family and friends. I am fortunate to have so much to be thankful for; I have a beautiful family and many wonderful friends. I am also very grateful to have the privilege of being your child’s teacher! Your children are truly another blessing in my life, thank you for sharing them with me!


Thanksgiving Blessings,

Mrs. Walker