October 9 – MUSIC DAY – Students should wear their Northside superhero shirts. Also, the first nine weeks ends.

October 12-16 – FALL BREAK

October 22 – Report Cards go home

Mid-terms will be coming home for students on Wednesday, September 16th. Parents/guardians, please sign those and return them back to school. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress, please let me know. I will be glad to talk with you.

Constitution Day is Thursday, September 17th. Have your child wear red, white, or blue if possible!

August 31- September 4

Today begins our fourth week of school! Students seem to be adjusting well to our daily routine and most did well with the homework that was added last week. Spelling words this week are words with the short i sound. Our story for this week is The Storm. Please have your child read this story to you each night, at least once. It is typed on a piece of paper in their folder. The more your child reads, the better he/she will be at this skill!! Remember, we will have a spelling test each Friday, so please help your child study for that each week. If you have any questions/concerns, please feel free to email me, send a note, or call the school and I will be glad to talk with you.

Reminders: School pictures are tomorrow.
Grandparents’ Day is September 8th. (Our class eats lunch around 11:25.)

It is hard to believe that today is the last day of school. This year has truly flown by. I have been so blessed to have had such wonderful first graders and I will certainly miss them! I hope everyone has a relaxing, fun-filled summer. I will be anxious to meet my new students in August!!


The first grade field trip to Salato Wildlife Center will be on Friday, May 22nd!! We are looking forward to a fun-filled day!!

April 13-17

I hope everyone had a wonderful, relaxing spring break. Mine sure flew by!!

We will be reading “The Dot” in our textbook this week.

Spelling words are:


Please make sure your children are reading aloud their story to you each night, as well as anything else they choose to read. We are having a reading competition at Northside. Information about that will be going home on Monday, April 13th. Please encourage your child to participate!!

Report cards will be going home on Wednesday, March 25th. Parents should sign the envelope, but keep the report card at home. If you would like a conference, please check the box on the front of the envelope and I will schedule one with you.

Our Easter party will be held next Friday, April 3rd at 1:30. An informational letter will be coming home soon. We will need some parent volunteers to help with hiding the eggs, etc.

March 2nd-6th (Dr. Seuss Spirit Week)

This week will be Dr. Seuss spirit week! Listed below are the events for each day:

Monday – Dress for Success (School pictures, also!!)
Tuesday – Crazy socks
Wednesday – Crazy hair/backwards clothes
Thursday – Black/white (zebra print)
Friday – Hat day

January 20-23

The story we will be reading this week is, “Where Does Food Come From?”. Parents, please have your child read this story each night. There is a copy of it in his/her folder. There will be a test over the story on Friday. Spelling words are also in folders. Spelling test will be Friday, as well. Please have your children study for the tests each week. I have been very pleased with most of the results!

Graded work folders will be coming home today. Please remove the work before sending the folder back! If you have any questions/concerns over your child or his/her work, please let me know.


I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas! I will look forward to seeing you on January 5th, 2015!!