• Recess/Snack/Lunch: 
      The students will have outdoor recess everyday weather permitting. Please make certain that your child is dressed appropriately, especially in winter, as all children must go out with the class.   

      The children will be able to enjoy a snack every day, mid-afternoon. I strongly encourage you to send in fruit, yogurt, cheese and crackers, a bar, or some other type of healthy snack. If your child's snack requires a spoon or other utensil, please send one in with them.

      Lunch accounts can be set up at: 

      School Hours: School begins at 8:55am. Students may enter the building at 8:40am. Any child arriving after 8:55am must report to the front office before proceeding to the classroom.  Dismissal is at 3:10am. Walkers/car pickups will be dismissed through the front entrance. If you pick up your child, please wait outside and be prompt. Any departure from your child's regular dismissal procedure requires a note. If your child has a different means of departure one or two days a week for a prolonged period, or throughout the school year (ex. Religious school, Sports Club, etc.), one note is all that is required. 

      Supplies:  Pencils, markers, crayons, glue sticks and scissors are provided for your child. Throughout the year, should you wish to donate items to the class, we can always use the following; soft tissues for sensitive noses, gallon size heavy duty Hefty Zip lock storage bags, Ticonderoga pencils and EXPO dry erase, fine point, black markers are always appreciated. Your child is welcome to bring a water bottle to school to keep on his or her desk.  I ask that the water bottle have a pop up top, or one that has a straw so that they can drink from it easily, reducing spills.

      Labels: Please make sure to label all of your child's belongings -  bags, lunch boxes, coats, backpacks, sweatshirts, etc. You would be amazed at the number of unlabeled clothing and personal belongings that accumulate throughout the year. 

      Extra Clothes: Please send in an extra pair of clothes in a labeled bag (pants, shirt, socks, underwear) for your child to keep in their locker for the year. This will help when a drink spills, or an accident occurs.

      Birthdays: For a variety of reasons, food treats for birthdays are not allowed. First graders are still welcome to celebrate their birthday in school. If you would like to send something in for the celebration, I suggest sharpened pencils, stickers, or other small items. Also, if your child is having a birthday party outside of school, please do not send birthday invitations to school to be handed out, unless the whole class is invited. (We don't want any hurt feelings.)

      CORI Check: If you plan to volunteer in the classroom or school you must complete a CORI check. Please stop by the office so that you can pick up the forms. They will also need to copy your license. Once your CORI check comes back complete then you will be able to volunteer.

      Things You Can Do At Home: 
      Early bedtime is VERY important.
      Please make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast. 
      Look at your child's daily work and talk about it with him, or her, each day. 
      Practice counting to 100.
      Practice counting by 2's, 5's and 10's.
      Practice writing the alphabet with the correct handwriting strokes.
      Practice rhyming words. 
      Read to your child daily and talk about what you have read.  
        Who are the characters? What is the setting?  Can you make a connection?
        What is your favorite part?  Can you retell the story with a beginning, middle and end?
      Allow your child to handle coins and become familiar with their names and values. 
      Try not to repeat directions more than once. This will help them to develop better listening skills.

      Contacting Me:  If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please don't hesitate to contact me. I will get back to you as quickly as possible.
      You may: 
      Send in a note with your child.
      Leave a message at school (781) 784-1580 
      Emai me at p_pirrello@sharon.k12.ma.us