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 Class 1-1

 Ms. Critelli

   January 21, 2020


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The School Store Fundraiser has begun! 

An envelope filled with information was put into the children's folder. 

Please read the contents. 

It's easy AND your child gets a prize when you send the envelope back with the prize code written on the front of the envelope.


                     Please send in a small shoe box (not boot box) by February 10th to make our game for our Parent Event in March.


Our class is in need of tissues and glue sticks.

Thank you as always for your donations. XOXO



Tuesday, January 21st - 8:30 a.m. Mass / R.S.V.P due for Grandparents Day

Friday, January 24th - $3.00 Dress Down / 8th Grade Bake Sale / Candy Bar Sale Begins




(More information to follow for Catholic Schools Week - Jan. 26th to 31st)

Sunday, January 26th - Mass ( 10:30 a.m.) and Open House

Tuesday, January 28th Grandparents Day, 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Day begins at church with 8:30 a.m. Mass. Refreshments & activities following in school.  *Please note this event is solely for grandparents & grandchildren. All forms must be returned no later than Tuesday, January 21st

Wednesday, January 29th - Student Appreciation Day - Carnival Day!

Thursday, January 30th - Open House, 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m

Friday, January 31st -  Teacher Appreciation Day Dismissal at 12:00.



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                                                                       Pretzel and Bake Sales 

 Pretzel and Bake sales will be held the following days during lunchtime only: 

January 24th (Bake), February 25th (Pretzel), March 19th (Bake), April 23rd (Pretzel), May 28th (Bake)

Pretzels are $2.00 each. (Nut-free items will be available during the Bake sale for purchase as well).



Parents are cordially invited to attend our First Grade Parent Event on Thursday, March 12, 2020, from 9:45-10:30. Please complete the bottom portion of the invitation (sent home on Monday, October 28th) and return it no later than February 12th


                                                                                               We are a Bucket Filling Classroom!



 Smiley Activity- The notebook and Smiley will go home on Mondays and must be brought back to class the following Monday. Take 2 to 3 pictures of your child, (with Smiley in the picture), doing a chore: (making their bed, helping set the table, feeding a pet), helping a family member: (helping a sibling with homework, sharing a chore) or anything that shows the student doing a good deed :). Glue the picture, (one on a page), and have your child write a sentence or two describing the activity. During Circle Time on Monday, your child will share their pictures and sentences describing the pictures. The student may draw a picture, instead of a photo as well. 

    Smiley will go home with Teddy this week!  Please return Smiley and the notebook on Monday, January 27th

Thank you, Danna, for your wonderful presentation!


January Birthdays

No class birthdays this month


We have 20 students in our class. 9 boys and 11 girls.

We have a Tree Nut allergy in our class so please be mindful when sending in treats/snacks. Please look for labels that say "manufactured with tree nuts", and avoid sending in these products. This is very important to look for before sending in any treats for birthdays, holidays, etc. Thank you.


GUT or NUT cards may not be used on days we celebrate Mass.

       Scholastic Class Code: NP489 

Dear Families,

This is a friendly reminder that your Book Clubs orders are due by 01/24/20. You can place your orders online at using my class activation code: NP489

Happy Reading!
Ms. Critelli

If your child is absent, they must bring in an absent note when they return to school. Please do not email the absent note.
Extra help will be offered on Mondays and Tuesdays by invitation only. Please arrive no earlier than 7:45 a.m. by Mrs. Angotti. 

Students need to comply with school rules in all areas of the school (classroom, hallways, cafeteria, schoolyard, etc.).

If improper behavior persists, you will be contacted by e-mail and your child may receive a time-out. If improvement is still not seen, it may be necessary to contact you for a phone or face-to-face meeting. If something occurs that needs immediate attention, you will be contacted that day.

Incentives for positive conduct and listening are always stressed.

Conduct and classwork are included in the Personal Progress area of your child’s Report Card.

Mid-Trimester Progress Reports are also sent home for areas needing improvement in conduct and academics.


 Please note:

All students must be adhering to the uniform policy listed in the handbook.  Specifically, BOYS must be wearing a short OR long sleeve white shirt AND tie. Boys may not wear a polo.  Girls may wear a polo (short or long sleeve) or a white button-down blouse with blue slacks or jumper. Only shoes listed in the handbook may be worn. Black sneakers are NOT school shoes. Girls of any age may not wear ANY makeup or nail polish.



Monday: Art (please be in the building no later than 8:05 a.m.)

Tuesday: Computer

Wednesday: Library

Thursday: Music

Friday: Gym (wear sneakers and gym uniform). Please be in the building no later than 8:05 a.m.)


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          (Please allow 24-48 hours for tests to be graded and put on Option C, and for email responses as well).  If there is an emergency, please call the office.   

Homework for the Week of January 20th

Please sign Sight Word test and return by Tuesday, January 21st


Weekend News is on Monday mornings! Please review what you did with your child over the weekend, (any activities, special family time), before school on Monday so it is fresh in their minds. When they come in on Monday, they will write in their "Weekend News" notebook a sentence or two and illustrate. This will be an activity we do every Monday morning all year.

Read to Succeed Contest!  Please download the Reading Log on e-envelope. Have your child read 10 to 15 minutes nightly. Reading Logs will be collected from all students every Friday.  Your child will write the title of the book, number of pages and one sentence to tell what the book was about. Parents will print the number of minutes read daily and sign each day. 


Please practice long vowel sounds.

Note that "the e at the end of a word, makes the vowel before it say it's name." (most of the time, not all of the time).


There will be a Phonics Test on Tuesday, January 28th. Please practice all the sounds we have learned so far in Fundations program (no long vowels will be on this test). The test will be to write sentences that are dictated by the teacher, identify picture names and to correctly complete sentences (3 answer choices given with a picture).


Sight Words and Vocabulary Words


Tuesday - Work on your Sight Word packet and Spelling Menu.

Wednesday - Work on your Sight Word packet and Spelling Menu.

Thursday - Work on your Sight Word packet and Spelling Menu.


Our Sight Word Test and Spelling Test have been moved back due to no homework being given for Student Appreciation Day on Wednesday (1/29).


Sight Words: Your child will be receiving a Sight Word packet every other Monday. There are activities in the packet that can be completed in any order. A suggestion is to put each sight on an index card and study in random order, mixing up the words frequently.Your next Sight Word packet given on January 21st will be due on Friday, January 31st. Your Sight Word Test will be on Friday, January 31st.

The format of the Sight Word Test is to fluently read the ten current sight words and to fluently read three sentences using previous and current sight words. Please note: Sight words need to be memorized, not sounded out. In order to receive credit for reading fluently, students will need to read sentences in a flowing manner without sounding out words . This will begin with the test on January 31st.  

Sight Words:   

   into        has        more        her         two       

like        him        see           time       could 


Spelling Words: Your child will be receiving a Spelling Word Menu Sheet every other Monday. There are activities on the sheet that can be completed in any order. Please attached the activities (staple or paper clip) to the menu. A suggestion is to put each spelling word on an index card and study in random order, mixing up the words frequently.Your next Spelling Menu assignment will be given on Tuesday, January 21st and will be due on Monday, February 3rd. Your Spelling Test will be on Monday, February 3rd.

Spelling Words:

about        well        with        have        sled

      first           this         which     when       what


There will be a Math Test on Chapter 5 (Addition and Subtraction Relationships) on Wednesday, January 22nd. Please refer to the pages we have completed for this chapter. You may use pages 315 to 318 or any pages not done in class for Chapter 5 to study for your test.

Please cover your Go Math! book by Thursday, January 23rd. Please print your child's name on the front cover (label or use a marker).


Tuesday - Study for tomorrow's test.

Wednesday - 353

Thursday - 359

*Your child will take home their Math book to complete their homework assignment and return it the next day.



Religion: Pray Hail Mary daily -Our Blessed Mother loves to hear from you!

There will be a Religion test on Thursday, January 23rd. Please study pages 172-182. Be sure to know the meanings of any bold type words.  The test will be multiple choice, fill in the blank and short response. Please send back the religion book daily for lessons.


Wednesday - Study for tomorrow's test.

Social Studies


 Grading Policy:


Assessments (Grammar, Phonics, Vocabulary)  50%
Writing Assignments: 20%
Comprehension: 20%
Spelling Drills: 10%
Assessments: 75%
Math Drills: 25%
Assessments: 75%
Lab: 25%
Social Studies 
Assessments: 75%
Projects: 25%
Assessments: 50%
Projects: 25%
Prayers: 25%



Subject Title Publisher ISBN # Copyright


Go Math

Houghton Mifflin




Phonics Level A

Modern Curriculum Press




New York Progress



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We Believe




 Reader: Here and There
Reader: Catch a Dream
Reader: Gather Around
Reader: Time Together