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Welcome Letter

September 2022


Dear Room 6 Families,

Welcome to first grade! I am anticipating a year full of exploring, learning, making new friends, and of course, lots of fun! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with you and your child. Our first days of school will be spent learning the rules and routines of our classroom, getting organized, and participating in Getting to Know You activities.

I have many goals this year. My first goal is to help your child feel secure and happy in school. Reducing anxiety and building confidence will be a priority. Once this is achieved, I can help your child reach his or her full potential and become academically and socially successful in school.

Class rules will be discussed on a regular basis. Your child is expected to follow the classroom and school rules. They are also encouraged and expected to treat adults and peers with respect. It is my practice to address mild discipline issues at school. I will contact you if your child is having recurring incidents. If you have not heard from me, you can assume that your child is following the class and school rules most of the time. However, if you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to share them with me.


We will have a snack each morning. Please send a small, healthy snack and a small drink to school for snack time. If your child is also bringing lunch, make sure he or she is aware of what to eat and drink during snack and what to save for lunch.


Our specials are listed below. I will have your child write the following day’s special in the Robertsville Agenda. This way your child will be prepared for that special.


Monday – Music

Tuesday – Health

Wednesday – Art

Thursday – Gym

Friday – Media/Tech (Library)


We will go to special from 9:55-10:35 each day. Please wear sneakers on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Library books should be returned on Fridays. 


Lunch and recess will be from 1:00-1:45 daily

Please send the following items with your child on the first day. Note that some of these supplies are teacher specific (*) and are not included in the school supply box purchased through the PTO.


* 1 soft, nylon, large 3 hole punched pencil bag (not plastic, not a box)

* 1 deck of playing cards (for math activities) 

  • 3 pens (fun colors your child would like to use for special writing activities)
  • 4 thin, black Expo dry erase markers
  • Pair of scissors (blunt)
  • 1 highlighter
  • 2 glue sticks 
  • 2 boxes of crayons (no more than 24 count)
  • 1 composition notebook, primary, with headline, dotted midline, baseline
  • 1 composition journal, primary, drawing space on top, writing space on bottom
  • Headphones (not ear buds, inexpensive, in a gallon-size Ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name)
  • 1 box of tissues

*1 container of baby wipes (last name A-M)

*1 roll of paper towels (last name N-Z)


Please take everything out of the packaging (except the crayons) and label everything with your child’s name. Do not send large boxes of crayons, markers, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, erasers, or toys to school. 


* The Robertsville Agenda will be distributed on the first day of school. Please look at it every day for important assignments and announcements.


I hope you find the information in this letter helpful. I will be going into more detail about our routines, curriculum, and expectations on Back to School Night, which is scheduled for September 28th. I hope you will attend. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. The best way to contact me is via email. My email address at school is [email protected].  I check this email throughout the day. 


Thank you in advance for your support.


Ms. Denora


*Please have your child wear the enclosed nametag to school on the first day. 

*Please review your child’s bus number before the first day of school. If your child will be attending the aftercare program, please send in a note specifying which days he or she will go to aftercare.

*Please work with your child over the next couple of weeks so they know the following information: full name, parents’ names, birthday, address, telephone number