Welcome to First Grade!

Please refer to this page for information about First Grade.

The information found under Mrs. Kokoszka's students pertains to current first graders! (click on the arrow next to grade 1 in class pages)

Please send your child with a snack and water bottle every day!

Dismissal Procedure:  Classes will head outside promptly at 2:50p.m. Classes will be lined up like they do each morning in front of the school. They will be facing the playground.  Parents will park their vehicles in the parking lot and cross driveway to wait in front of the playground fence area for their child/children. The children will be dismissed by their classroom teacher.  At 3:00p.m., the bus children go to the teacher on bus duty and the rest of the children will be sent to After School Care to wait for parent pickup.  Parents will be charged a fee accordingly by ASC.

Summer Reading and School Supply Lists (for entering 1st grade)

First Grade Supply List 

Summer Reading List (poems are found under printable downloads in the left hand column on this page)

 **Free online summer math program link

Wish List:

Thank you all for your generous donations to the classroom! It is greatly appreciated!

Grade 1 News

Specials Schedule:

Monday: Gym (Coach Burke)

Tuesday: Values (Mrs. Bombara),Computers (Ms. D), Library (Mrs. Neal), Art (Mrs. Rogers), Spanish (Mrs.Lynch)


Thursday: Music (Mrs. Rett) 


Student of the Week: I will be sending home a paper with each student when it is their turn to be student of the week. They can fill out the information on the shapes, color lightly and cut out the shapes. They should be returned to school on Monday of their special week. They can also bring in pictures of themselves, family etc...They can also bring in a favorite toy, stuffed animal, collection, drawing, trophy etc.. that they would like to share(ie:show and tell - it will stay on a special shelf for the week and be returned on Friday). They are also allowed to bring in a favorite book to share with the class. It can be a book for me to read, for them to read or they may invite a special reader to come in sometime that week to read to the class. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. It will be fun to learn a little more about each other!

Take Home Folders: The students have a folder to make home/school communication easier. Please check these folders daily.

Homework: The students will be receiving a weekly homework packet on Monday. These packets will contain homework that correlates to the week's reading, math, religion, science and social studies lessons. Please have your child complete the homework packet and return it to school on Friday. They will have a weekly spelling test that coincides with the reading lessons. I will post the spelling words on the website. Please help your child study these words. The students will also be introduced to AMAZING WORDS. These are new vocabulary words from their reading story.  Feel free to go over these words with your child.

Attendance: If your child is going to be absent please call the main office. Please let me know if you would like to pick up your child’s make up work. I will send work home with a sibling whenever possible. The student will have one day for each day they were out to complete the work (ie: absent for 2 days, 2 days to finish work).

Lunch Envelopes: Lunch envelopes are sent home on Tuesday or Wednesday. Please return them on Friday for the following week. Lunch is $3 and includes milk. Milk alone is $ .50. If your child is out on Friday and they plan on buying the following week, please call Mrs. Anderson, in the main office, to add them to the lunch count. Money can be sent in with the child when they return to school.

Important Dates



27- Picnic in the Parking Lot!

28 - 1st day of school















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