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Week of August 27-31 Lots of Learning Going on!

Hi Pitner Family!

I can’t believe we are in our final week of August!  We have been busy learning in school and the time is flying by!  Fall is just around the corner and I am really looking forward to cooler weather and beautiful falling leaves!

Please take a minute to catch up on what’s going on in school for this week and the next few weeks!

THIS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29 IS AN EARLY RELEASE DAY FOR TEACHER TRAINING.—SCHOOL WILL DISMISS ON WEDNESDAY AT 12:30 P.M.—-OUR LUNCH ON THAT DAY IS 9:49-10:19.

SO MANY THANKS to all of you great parents who are taking this great journey of learning with us this year! Last week, most every student  had their homework done and turned in every day;  most every student read 3 or more books for the week as requested;  and Spelling Grades soared last week because you took the time to study the Spelling Words throughout the week!!—-PLEASE KEEP HELPING AT HOME AS THE EXTRA PRACTICE AND SUPPORT FROM YOU MEANS SO MUCH TO YOUR CHILD AND THEIR SCHOOL SUCCESS!

Monthly Reading Logs:   CONGRATULATIONS TO SAVANNAH  WHO WAS THE FIRST STUDENT TO COMPLETE HER MONTHLY READING LOG FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST!—SHE READ 15 BOOKS AND WAS THE 1ST PERSON TO QUALIFY FOR THE FRIDAY READING CLUB FOR AUGUST!— YOUR CHILD STILL HAS THE REST OF AUGUST  TO GET THEIR 15 BOOKS READ!—–I WILL TAKE UP THE AUGUST READING LOGS ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD AND YOUR CHILD WILL BE GIVEN A NEW MONTHLY READING LOG FOR SEPTEMBER!

 FYI:  THE “FRIDAY CLUB”  IS A CELEBRATION OF ALL STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR MONTHLY READING LOGS.—STUDENTS WHO QUALIFY,  JOIN ME IN MY CLASSROOM FOR LUNCH ON THE SELECTED FRIDAY AND GET TO DINE WITH THEIR FRIENDS AT ONE OF OUR CLASSROOM TABLES!    THERE IS ALWAYS A “SPECIAL TREAT”  FROM ME FOR THOSE WHO GET TO ATTEND!—-FRIDAY, SEPT. 7 IS THE FIRST FRIDAY CLUB FOR BOOKS READ IN AUGUST!

 

Grandparent’s Day: Pitner will be celebrating our student’s Grandparents with an “ICE CREAM SOCIAL” on Thursday, Sept. 6 & Friday, Sept. 7 AT 1:00 p.m.—-A PURPLE NOTICE WAS SENT HOME LAST FRIDAY IN STUDENTS FOLDERS.—1ST GRADE GRANDPARENTS ARE INVITED TO COME ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 @  1:00 P.M.—If your child’s grandparents can come, please return the bottom portion of the notice to school by this Friday, August 31.—(A $1.00 fee will be charged for the ice cream; Please send your $1 cash FOR EACH PERSON EATING ICE CREAM on the day of the ICE CREAM SOCIAL.)

 

THINGS HAPPENING IN SCHOOL SOON:

THIS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29—-EARLY RELEASE DAY @ 12:30 P.M.—Teacher Training—OUR LUNCH WILL BE 9:49-10:19 ON THIS DAY.

THIS Friday, August 31—Pitner Spirit Night @ Escalade, Kennesaw, 6-8 p.m –$12 covers the cost of 2 hours of fun, pizza,& water.

NEXT Monday, Sept. 3—Labor Day—No School !

NEXT Friday, Sept. 7—Grandparent’s Day—A purple invitation came home last Friday.—More information above!!

Monday, Sept. 24—Friday, Sept. 28—–FALL BREAK!—SCHOOL IS CLOSED ALL OF THAT WEEK!

 

 

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Week of August 20-24, 2018 Lots of Learning in Room 207!

What a busy week we had at school last week, Many students did a great job of getting their homework done on the 1st week we had Homework Assignments, studying their weekly Spelling Words for the Friday Quiz, beginning their book check-outs from school,  and reading 3 or more books at home for the August Reading Log!

 

Thank-you to the parents who made sure your children got the homework done and found a few minutes to read most every night!—I think that you will really notice a big difference in your child’s reading ability as the weeks and months fly by this year!  —PLEASE REMEMBER:  YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL SUCCESS IS A TEAM EFFORT!  I truly need each parent to be actively involved at home and to assure that your child has the support at home he/she needs to get homework and the Reading Log finished during the school week!

 

DON’T FORGET!—-Homework covers skills we have been working on in school and should take your child no longer than 15 minutes to complete. 

 

Monthly Reading Logs:  Your child should be reading 3 or more books each week for a total of 12+ books per month. They are  checking out books  from my class library, but may also read books from Pitner’s Media Center, your home, or the local Public Library.—PLEASE READ:  TO YOUR CHILDWITH YOUR CHILD—OR,  HAVE YOUR CHILD READ ALL OR PARTS OF THE BOOK TO YOU!

 

Dates To Remember:                            THIS TUESDAY, AUGUST 21—PICTURE DAY FOR OUR CLASS! 

                  YOU MUST SEND IN YOUR ORDER FORM & PAYMENT  IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE THE PICTURES!

 

Wednesday, August 29—Early Release Day for Teacher Meetings—School will dismiss @ 12:15.

Monday, Sept. 3—Labor Day—No School !

Monday, Sept. 24—Friday, Sept. 28—–FALL BREAK!—SCHOOL IS CLOSED ALL OF THAT WEEK!

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEK PITNER FAMILY! 

 

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Week of August 13-17 Looking Forward To Another Great Week in 1st Grade!

LAST WEEK WAS ANOTHER AWESOME WEEK!   My 1st grade class is doing a great job of showing that they are “big kids” now!   They are learning our class & school routines, maintaining self-control and following directions, focusing and becoming good listeners, and learning to give their best effort in everything they do!

Thank-you to the parents who attended the Pitner Open House last Thursday evening—August 9.—It was a pleasure to see you again and to give you a “snapshot”  of what we will be learning this year in 1st grade!

Parents who were unable to attend Open House on Thursday, August 9, were sent all informational hand-outs that were given out in your child’s blue folder on Friday.  PLEASE KEEP THESE HAND-OUTS FOR YOUR REFERENCE AS THEY HAVE LOTS OF SCHEDULES AND INFORMATION THAT MAY BE USEFUL TO YOU AS THE YEAR PROGRESSES.

Homework Assignments begin this week!–Homework covers skills we have been working on in school and should take your child no longer than 15 minutes to complete.  Any worksheets, etc, that your child may need for the night will be in the folder that day.—PLEASE CHECK THE DAILY SCHEDULE AT THE TOP OF THE HOMEWORK SHEET FOR THE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT FOR EACH NIGHT.—COMPLETED HOMEWORK IS DUE BACK TO SCHOOL THE NEXT DAY!

Monthly Reading Logs:  A HOME READING RECORD OR “READING LOG”  for the month of August will be in folders on Monday, August 13. Each student is expected to read 3 or more books every week for a total of 12+ books per month. –Your child may check out books from my class library, but may also read books from Pitner’s Media Center, your home, or the local Public Library.—PLEASE READ:  TO YOUR CHILD—WITH YOUR CHILD—OR,  HAVE YOUR CHILD READ ALL OR PARTS OF THE BOOK TO YOU!

 

Dates To Remember:

Tuesday, August 21—PICTURE DAY @ PITNER!—Our class will take pictures @ 10:06 a.m.—MORE INFO. TO COME!

Wednesday, August 29—Early Release Day for Teacher Meetings—Dismiss @ 12:15.

Monday, Sept. 3—Labor Day—No School !

Monday, Sept. 24—Friday, Sept. 28—–FALL BREAK!—SCHOOL IS CLOSED ALL OF THAT WEEK!

 

 

 

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Week of August 6-10, 2018 The First Full Week of School!

Wow ! We had a great start to school last week! HUGS TO YOU & YOUR STUDENTS FOR BEING PREPARED AND READY TO GO EACH DAY! It’s going to be a great school year!

On the 1st day of school, each student brought home a black & red Cobb County Information folder with many important papers inside.—The folder included 4 important papers that teachers must have for each student. If you have not already sent in these 4 papers, please get those in this week:

1. CLINIC CARD—We must have a completed card for each child in case of a medical emergency for your child.—Our School Nurse will use these forms to contact you if your child becomes sick or injured at school.
2. INCLEMENT WEATHER FORM-–We must have pick-up information on file in case school is dismissed early due to a weather emergency such as an incoming snow storm or ice storm.
3. RECEIPT OF THE FAMILY INFORMATION GUIDE—-Please sign that you have read the Information Guide and Student Code of Conduct.
4. ORANGE LIBRARY AGREEMENT—States that books that are either lost or damaged by a student, must be paid for. *****The Media Center must have this signed orange form before your child can check out books from the Media Center this year!

Homework Assignments begin next week!— Homework covers skills we have been working on in school. It should take your child no longer than about 15 mi

Monthly Reading Logs.—More info. about checking out books from Ms. Menutes to complete.—More info. @ Open House.!ek’s class and the Monthly Reading Log at our Open House this Thursday!

Dates To Remember:
Thursday, August 9—OPEN HOUSE: 6:00—7:45 p.m.—Come hear about our 1st Grade Curriculum & Expectations.

Tuesday, August 21—PICTURE DAY @ PITNER!—Our class will take pictures @ 10:06 a.m.—MORE INFO. TO COME!

Wednesday, August 29—Early Release Day for Teacher Meetings—Dismiss @ 12:15.

Monday, Sept. 3—Labor Day—No School !

Monday, Sept. 24—Friday, Sept. 28—–FALL BREAK!—SCHOOL IS CLOSED ALL OF THAT WEEK!

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