First Grade- Stockton

December Newsletter

Snow Day Policy – If we have to close the school due to inclement weather we will report this to the local news channels 3 and 8.  We will also post it to our Facebook page.  Please check one of the above before coming to school during the winter months.  Do not rely on calling the school because there will be no one here to take the phone call.

Book It – Students will receive another calendar for the month of December.  The goal will stay the same at 15-20 minutes every day.  This may overlap with homework that is scheduled weekly.  Please have students color in the days as they read throughout the month.  Please sign the bottom of the calendar before turning it in and your student will receive a free pizza voucher.

Winter Holiday Party – We will have our holiday party on Dec. 21st at 2pm.  We will be watching A Charlie Brown Christmas, making a craft, and enjoying snacks.  We will also be doing a book exchange. Please look for a note to come home about our book exchange! We will also be sending a note home with more details and a sign-up sheet for goodies.

Cold Weather – With cold weather, comes snow! Please remember to send boots, snow pants, waterproof gloves, and a hat with your student and make sure everything is labeled with their name.  We will be going outside even if it is snowing.  The only time we stay in is if the temperature is below 10 degrees.  Students will need to have shoes and boots at school.  They will switch into clean/dry shoes once they come in from the outdoors.

Mitten Tree – Evergreen Academy is having a Mitten Tree this year during the month of December.  Please send in NEW mittens, gloves, scarves, and hats.  There is a pretty good selection at dollar stores.  Items will be collected until Dec. 15th and given to the Kalamazoo YWCA.  Students who bring in an item will have the opportunity to decorate our school Christmas tree and get a special treat.

Pajama Party – Evergreen Academy is having our Annual Pajama Party on December 1st from 6pm to 8pm.  Students will enjoy a movie, enjoy crafts, and play games.  Students will need to be picked up by 8pm or before.  The cost is $5 per child.  Parents, we hope you have a fun night out.  A note has been sent home already; please let us know if you need another.

Character Counts: At Evergreen we honor students each month with awards for character, math, and writing. We will be practicing our character trait all month and the student who does a great job representing that character trait will earn the award. November’s winners are Quinten for the character trait honesty. Our math award winner is Jordyn and our writing award winner is Kennedy. Congratulations and keep up the great work!

Ways To Help At Home – Aside from homework and spelling being sent home please have students work on a couple of these other important skills.  (In the car is a great time to practice these).  Also, the online resources we have provided have more activities/games that will help your child be successful.

  • practicing simple addition and subtraction
  • writing numbers 1-200
  • practicing wight words

From my family to yours, happy holidays!  Please, have a spectacular and safe winter break.  See you in 2018!  Thank you for your continued support!

Ms. Stockton