Mon, Aug 19, 2019

Parents, 

I have enjoyed getting to know your boys this past week and I am looking forward to meeting with you on Parent Night (Aug 29). Each week I will update the website, and the update will be sent to you each Monday by email. I will include what we are covering in class, spelling notes, important dates, and reminders. Please be sure to read the update each week for important information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me. I am looking forward to a great year in first grade! 

Have a wonderful week!

In the classroom...

Spelling: consonant-vowel-consonant (cvc) patterns with a focus on short a, o, and u

              *Spelling tests are on Fridays. Please see the spelling notes section for more details on the skill each week. 

Reading: Danny and the Dinosaur and Mo Willems Author Study

Math:  number sense, tallies, </>, more/less

English:  What is a sentence?/Word Order

Social Studies:  What makes a city a city? 

Things to Remember:

*Remember to bring in an extra set of clothes and math money

*Please return all forms from the First Grade Packet and the Parent Survey

*Please check your son's homework folder nightly. He will have his first spelling homework on Monday night and his first reading log this week. I will explain more at Parent Night. Please let me know if you have any questions before then! 

Important Dates:

8.29.19  Elementary Parent Night @ 6pm

9.2.19 Labor Day Holiday (no school)

9.7.19 Jamboree and Picnic, 9 am

Thu, Aug 01, 2019

Dear Parents,

With the start of school right around the corner, I wanted to share some exciting news regarding food service for the 2019–2020 school year.

This year, all food will be cooked on campus with the freshest of ingredients. Overseeing the menu planning will be Rachel Berry. Rachel has a strong nutrition background and knows how to plan delicious meals that boys love. Each lunch will include an entree paired with a fruit or vegetable. Other options will consist of fresh fruit, raw vegetables, salads, and turkey and ham sandwiches. Our goal is to create meals that will have our boys looking forward to lunch each day. Portions will be “boy-friendly,” and there will be plenty of food for everyone on the program. In addition, we will designate days for catered meals to be served from favorite local restaurants.

Our own Lyssa Fisackerly will be administering the lunch program. She will be our onsite manager and your first contact for anything related to lunch. You can reach Lyssa at lfisackerly@pdsmemphis.org or 901–842–4609.

 

Lunch Program Details 2019


PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR CHILD (1st through 6th grades) WILL NEED TO SIGN UP FOR THE LUNCH PLAN THROUGH THE PDS WEBSITE BY AUGUST 8TH.


Sign-Up for Lunch Program

It is time to sign-up for the PDS Lunch Program! We will be offering a vast menu of hot lunches cooked on campus. The cost for the 1st Semester Lunch Plan will be $505. The cost for the 1st Semester Drink Plan will be $95.

Lyssa Fisackerly will be administering the lunch program. She will be our onsite manager and your first contact for anything related to lunch.

Overseeing the menu planning will be Rachel Berry. Menu items will be made from fresh and wholesome ingredients. There will be many options available and each boy should be able to choose a balanced meal even if he does not choose the hot lunch on any particular day.

These items include cheddar and mozzarella cheese portions, yogurt, fresh fruit, raw vegetables, and pudding to name a few. Salads and turkey and ham sandwiches will also be available on a daily basis as well. Ice cream will be offered on Wednesdays and Fridays. A catered meal from favorite local restaurants will be served on designated days about once a week.

You can feel sure that the PDS lunch program will provide a balanced and healthy lunch as well as the convenience of not having to pack a lunch!

NOTE: AUTOMATIC RE-ENROLLMENT

Please note that if your son is enrolled in the 1st Semester Lunch/Drink Plan, he will be automatically enrolled and billed $505/$95 for the 2nd semester. Please let us know by December 1, 2019 if you do not wish to be billed for the 2nd semester.
Mon, Feb 04, 2019

Spelling: r-controlled vowels (ar)

Reading:  What are planets?  How can simple machines help you design a tool to fix a problem when on a different planet?  Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/categorize

Math:   Graphing, Adding to 100 without regrouping; Function Machines; Rocket Quiz Subtraction (-0,1)/Thursday

English:  When do you drop the y and add -ies, -ied, or -ier?  Remember to just add s, d, or r when the y has a vowel in front of it.  Ex:  keys    

Science:   Of what are planets made? What is a simple machine? How do I use simple machines in my daily life? How can simple machines help you design a tool to fix a problem when on a different planet?

Things to Remember:

*2/14/19  Valentine's Day Party @ 1:45 p.m.  (All parents are welcome.  Remember to bring your Valentine's Box)

*2/15-2/18  Winter Break/President's Day

Last modified on February 4, 2019
Mon, Jan 28, 2019

In Class This Week: 

Spelling:  Diphthongs:  ou/ow 

Reading:   What are planets?  How can simple machines help you design a tool to fix a problem when on a different planet?  Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/catagorize

Math:   Graphing; Rocket Quiz Addition Review/Thursday

English: What are possessive nouns? When do I use possessive nouns in my writing?

Science:  What are planets?  How can simple machines help you design a tool to fix a problem when on a different planet?

Things to Remember:

*1/29/19 100th Day of School Celebration

*2/1/19 Parent/Teacher Conferences/ Student Holiday

*2/3/19 PDS Sunday

*2/14/19  Valentine's Day Party @ 1:45 p.m.  (All parents are welcome.)

*2/15-2/18  Winter Break/President's Day

Last modified on January 28, 2019
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