Welcome to a new school year! I will be your child’s first grade teacher, Marie Noonan. I am excited to work with you and your child as they enter first grade! Our classroom number is 115 and we are section 1B. This is my eighth year teaching first grade and I cannot wait to meet your children on August 23rd! It will be a great year full of learning and fun activities!
1 clear plastic "Sterilite" 6 Qt./5.7 L shoe box with removable lid. These can be found at WalMart, K-Mart, or Target. Please label this with your child’s name and 1B. This will serve as a drawer in their desk. Please do not get one with side locks, as these have a hard time fitting in the desks. Since they have this, students will not need a pencil box.
½ inch binder with a clear protective front pocket. This will be used as a take home binder and can be any color.
1 pair of child size scissors
1 pack of glue sticks
1 “chunky” pink eraser
1 box of tissues
1 set of headphones
You do not have to send in all of the supplies on the first day. It is fine if you would like to send them throughout the first few days of school.
This will be the first time students have the opportunity to buy lunch. If your child is buying, please send in money ($2.45) in a zip lock bag or a sealed envelope. You may have your child participate in the POS lunch program where they have a “bank” of money they can take from daily. Checks for this account can be sent in any day of the week. More information can be found on the district homepage or at www.payschoolscentral.com.
Every Friday I will send a newsletter home stating the homework and what we will be doing in each subject that week. The first newsletter will be given out on Curriculum Night with information for the first two days of school. The newsletter and homework will also be posted on our class website.
Our class website will include homework, special events, spelling words, and resources for Go Math. To access this website please visit the North Allegheny homepage, select NA Schools, and then McKnight. From this page please select Building Staff, where you find an alphabetical listing of all the staff. You will find me under the “N” section!
Find Your Classroom/Curriculum Night
Our school “Find Your Classroom” day is scheduled for Thursday, August 16th. I will be in the classroom from 12pm-2:00pm, and during this time you may meet me, bring in school supplies, tour the classroom, and pick up some special presents! You are welcome to come in anytime from 9am-3:30pm to locate our classroom, although the door will be locked during the hours I am not in the room.
August 21st will be Curriculum Night, which will be held in our classroom. We will be discussing the first grade curriculum, classroom procedures, upcoming events, and highlights of first grade. You will also have an opportunity to look through our Harcourt reading anthology, phonics workbook, and our Go Math workbook. When you first arrive in the classroom, please be sure to sign in, as well as choose your November parent-teacher conference day and time. There will also be volunteer sign-ups for special first grade activities such as Apple Day and Mystery Reader. There will be a file folder filled with information inside on your child’s desk that you may begin reviewing while we are waiting for others to join us. My Power Point and presentation will last approximately 40 minutes to an hour.
If you ever have any questions or need to get in touch with me, please do so! My email address is MNoonan@northallegheny.org. You may also leave a message with the office or send a note in with your child. The office phone number is 412-635-4105 or 412-635-4101.