1st Grade Information/Class Procedures
Welcome to First Grade
1st Grade Classroom Information
Snack at 10:05 every day. Please pack a light snack (cheese and crackers, fruit, half sandwich, etc.). Choose easy-to-eat snacks; no messy or sticky snacks,please. Please choose healthy snacks for your child! No juice drinks during snack, but water bottles are encouraged.
Hot Lunch: Hot lunch is available on full school days. Click here for more information.
Milk: Milk is available daily. Milk cards are on sale in the school office.
Homework will come home daily in the student’s "Take Home Folder." Please return the homework and folder the next day. Check the folder daily for notes home.
Going to the bathroom
The bathroom is a “big deal” in first grade. We do not have a bathroom in the classroom. The students use the school bathrooms in the hallway, right near the 1st grade classroom. During the first weeks of school, we will be learning about the bathroom rules and about washing hands to keep clean. It is important for the students to use the bathroom in a respectful and safe manner.
The Parking Lot & Carpool Line -
Drivers, please drive extremely carefully while in the parking lot at St. Matthew School
No talking on cell phones while driving through the carpool line.
When dropping off or picking up a child, please pull as far north as possible, as to make room for cars to stop behind you.
All students should exit the car on the school side of the building (as to not have to cross between the cars).
Drivers, if you need to get out of the car to help your child get a back pack, please do not use the carpool line. In this case, please park, and have your child use the cross-walk.
During morning arrivals and afternoon dismissals, please drop off your child in the parking lot. No dropping-off or picking-up students on 127th street during regular arrivals and dismissals.
Please drop off and pick up your child outside (by the E.S.S. and Music Portable buildings). Students in 1st grade are building independence to enter and exit the school building with their classmates.