Weekly Update 3/15/19

What we are learning next week!

We had a wonderful week in first grade! We have been studying Spring in Science this week and had some beautiful weather to enjoy while observing spring changes that are occurring.

Please continue working on Moby Max Fact Fluency at home! The MOBY MAX FACT FLUENCY CHALLENGE ENDS MARCH 29TH!

Field Day T-Shirt Orders are due by Friday March 29th! Field Day is Friday, April 26th. Our first grade shirts are red. You can order online using this link: https://pswear.com/TrevvettFieldDay.html

Be on the lookout for the 2019 Henrico Schools Survey! Get ready to tell us what you think about your experiences in Henrico County Public Schools. It’ll help us improve and make important decisions about the future. For details, go towww.henricoschools.us and look under “Hot Topics”. You’ll get an email when the survey begins.

Upcoming Events:

March 18-22: Book Fair- Please check your child’s folder for their Book Fair Flyer. The book fair wile open Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening.

Thursday, March 21: PTO Spaghetti Dinner

Saturday, March 23rd: Panther Prowl Fun Run

Friday, March 29th: STEAM Day/Student Half Day Dismissal @11am

Monday, April 1st- Friday, April 5th- Spring Break

Friday April 26th: Field Day -be sure to order your shirt before spring break!

Weekly Update 3/1/19

What we are learning next week

Last week was so much fun! We enjoyed our Read Across America activities, the African American Living History Museum, and special guest readers! First grade has been very busy retelling our favorite Dr. Seuss books. I encourage everyone to read a book at home and practice retelling it to their families. Please don’t forget to practice sight words and phonics features at home also.

We visited the 4th grade Living History Museum and saw many of the African Americans we had learned about come to life.

We had a parent visit and read a great book about Being Kind!

On Friday afternoon we joined the entire school in dropping everything to read.

Interim Reports came home in your child’s folder on Friday, please sign and return to school.

The spring book fair will be March 18-22.

Weekly Update 2/22/19

What we are learning next week

Can you believe that today was the 101st day of first grade! Let’s keep up the great work as we prepare for second grade!

This week we continued our biography unit focusing on African American Trailblazers. Students have enjoyed learning about the lives and contributions of many African Americans of the past and present including Rosa Parks, Catherine Johnson, and President Barack Obama. We even had a special guest reader come in to read to first grade! Please be sure to ask your child who they learned about!

Please be sure to come out on Tuesday, February 26th at 6:00 for the Trevvett Annual African American History Museum presented by fourth grade.

Next week we will be celebrating Read Across America! We will have a spirit week to celebrate Dr.Seuss’ birthday. 

Weekly Update 2/8/19

Be sure to check out what we are learning next week .

We had a very productive week in first grade. We continued our fairy tale unit in language arts. The students enjoyed reading and discussing the theme of several different versions of the classic fairy tale, The Three Billy Goats Gruff. In math we concluded our unit on plane shapes and spent time learning about important Virginian leaders in social studies.

This week was School Counselors Week and our first graders showered Mrs. Bushey with love! We are so fortunate to have Mrs. Bushey!

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Thank you to all who came out for Parent-Teacher conferences this week! I enjoyed meeting with you all and am so proud of the progress our class is making. I will still be reaching out to families who were unable to make it. I would love to talk with you this week.

We will be switching up our classroom behavior chart this week.  All students will start purple at the beginning of the day. To stay there they will need to show their best to keep the spot there. Please remember the daily goal is still green. To stay above that requires adiddional effort. Our goal is to motivate students to take ownership of their choices and work hard to keep the purple.

Report Cards & Awards – Our classroom awards ceremony will be Monday 2/11  at 1:00 pm in the classroom and report cards will come home that day in your child’s daily folder.

Valentine’s Day – A list of names came home in folders this week. Please let me know if you need another copy. If participating, we ask that students provide a Valentine for each classmate so no one feels left out. We will have a Valentine’s celebration Thursday 2/14 afternoon at 1:00 PM. Thank you to those who volunteered to help with contributions or offered your time to assist. The PTO Sign Up Genius can be seen here.

President’s Day – Monday, 2/18th, is now a regular full school day!

Weekly Update 2/1/19

Check out what we are learning next week here.

This week was busy with our First Grade Performance on Tuesday evening. The first graders did an amazing job! I wonder if they encouraged some of the cold weather that followed. Thank you so much for coming out on such a cold and rainy evening to support them. Click here for a video  of part of the performance.

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, February 7th: Parent -Teacher Conferences-sign up here

Monday, February 11th: Classroom Awards Assembly 1:00

Thursday, February 14th: Valentine’s Day Celebration- Details coming soon, see below to help out.

A Message from the PTO:

Hello Trevvett Tiger Parents, Grandparents & Guardians,

We appreciate all the support we received from your signing up for classroom events and parties at Back to School Night in September, however, we would like to try a new system to streamline the communication.  We ask you to “forget” what you signed up for in regards to the Valentine’s Party and to use the following Sign-Up Genius instead. This way, you know if you are the one bringing a specific item.

Every classroom is represented. Scroll to find your teacher (in alphabetical order), then sign up for what you’d like to donate to the party or to volunteer in the classroom.

All food items must be store bought and peanut-free. Number of students will be different for each class based on enrollment. Please check with your child’s teacher for an accurate student number.

Thank you for all your support in everything we do!

Your Trevvett Tigers PTO

TrevvettTigersPTO@gmail.com

Weekly Update 1/18/19

What we are learning 1/22-1/25

We had a great week in first grade. The students anr working hard on their midyear PALS and reading assessments. I am pleased with the overall growth they are showing. Thank you families for your practice at home and encouragement during homework time. We read a book about winter this week and students created a giant snowflake of facts they recalled from the story. Ask them about how winter affects weather, plants, animals and people.

I had the best dinner tonight with the first grade waffle winner who happens to be in our class! Be sure to support the Trevvett PTO and go to the Capitol Waffle Shop before the end of January, to try his Yum De Lum Face Waffle or one of the other Trevvet creations.

Upcoming Events:

  • Jan 22-25 SCA spirit week. Look for the yellow flyer with details in folders, $1 per day donation to participate
  • Jan. 21st-Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (No School)
  • Students will have a holiday on Monday, January 28th.
  • Please come join us for our  First Grade Winter Concert and PTO Meeting on Tuesday, January 29th.
  • There will be a PTO Spirit Night at Zaxby’s on Thursday, January 31st.

Weekly Update 1/4/19

Happy New Year!

What we are learning 1/7-1/11

We had a great transition back to school this week! The children did a fantastic job of falling back into routine in the classroom and it was wonderful to see their smiling faces and hear all of the exciting stories of their winter break. January is a month full of learning and fun. The students will be participating in some mid year progress assessments and working hard on their musical performance. Homework will begin again on Monday January 7th so be sure to look for the  RED folde to come home.  We have a few Monday holidays over the next few weeks. On those weeks homework will be returned on Tuesday.

Please note that parent referrals for gifted identification for students in Kindergarten, first, and second grade are being accepted through January 18, 2019. Please submit referrals in writing (email is acceptable) to our Associate Principal, Jennifer Rhoden at jmrhoden1@henrico.k12.va.us

Upcoming Events:

  • Jan. 21st-Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (No School)
  • Students will have a holiday on Monday, January 28th.
  • Please come join us for our  First Grade Winter Concert and PTO Meeting on Tuesday, January 29th.
  • There will be a PTO Spirit Night at Zaxby’s on Thursday, January 31st.

Weekly Update 12/14/18

What we are learning 12/17-12/19  

What a week it has been! The class has enjoyed sharing all of the fun they had on their extended weekend due to snow and came back ready to work hard. Please remind your child how important it is to maintain their best behavior before winter break. We have a lot of learning and fun planned and will accomplish more of both when we make our best choices. Monday and Tuesday we will follow our regular academic schedule. On Wednesday we will wear our pajamas to school and  have a day of grinchy fun planned.

Parent referrals for gifted identification will be accepted beginning January 3 to January 18, 2019.  As you consider your decision to refer your child, please be sure to speak with his/her teacher to discuss any gifted qualities being observed in the classroom on a consistent basis.  Referrals should be submitted in writing (email is acceptable) to Jennifer Rhoden at jmrhoden1@henrico.k12.va.us during these designated dates.  No referrals will be accepted after January 18.  Subject line of email should state Gifted Referral, and the email should include student’s first and last name, grade level, teacher, and area of referral (English, Math or Both areas).  An email confirmation will be sent within 48 hours.  If you do not receive an email confirmation, please call the school.

December 19th: Winter Party 1-2pm -pajama day

December 20th-January 2nd: Winter Break

January 3rd: School Re-opens

January 3-18 K-2 Gifted Referral Window (see note above)

Weekly Update

Here is what we are learning next week! 

Thank you for all the kind words and notes last week. It was great to be back after Thanksgiving and I am so thankful for the group of students and kind families I have this year. As winter break approaches please help me by keeping your routine as consistent as possible and getting your child to school ready to learn each day . It is extra important to continue reinforcing  high expectations for classroom conduct and work habits as the excitement of break builds.

As the holiday season approaches we will be participating in a 13 Days of Kindness Tree. Each day I will reveal a new “challenge” for our students. An example would be “Give someone a compliment”. First grade is so excited to spread joy this season!

Important News and Dates!

PTO Santa Waffle Dinner-December 5th

The PTO Santa Waffle Dinner is Wednesday, December 5th. This event is at Trevvett Elementary School at 5:00 pm. Tickets are available at the door. My son and I plan to attend, I hope to see you there!

Interims will come home December 7th

Principal’s New Year’s Breakfast

A letter about our Virginia School Report Card was sent home last week in the communication folder. The letter provided information about a Principal’s New Year’s Breakfast on December 4th at 8:00 am. This event is for parents and guardians to come and enjoy breakfast, build relationships with other families, ask questions and share concerns, and learn about our School Improvement Plan. If you are interested in joining Mrs. Broudy for breakfast, then please sign up using the link below:

https://goo.gl/forms/xlOzMem8qMcEUKYi1

Math YouTube Channel

Please visit this website to view step by step video tutorials of math instruction.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-Wd2xbNbqUhVom17rOOaOg 

Please remember to send in your Box Tops! Thank you for supporting our school!

Weekly Update 11/16

Here’s what we will be learning about next week!

It has been a great week in first grade. I am proud of how hard my students have been working in class and the progress they are making. I Have enjoyed talking to a few families who didn’t make conferences last week, and want to reming you to reach out to me any time you have a question. I sen a big thank you everyone who was able to contribute to our school food drive for the Henrico Christmas Mother. The food carts were packed full of donations this afternoon and the stuidents were so proud to contribute.

Next week will be short but busy! Please see below for some important reminders:

Monday 11/19 is picture day, if you would like to buy pictures please send in the envelope with money and the package you choose.

Tuesday 11/ 20 Report cards will be sent home! We will have a brief awards ceremony at 1:00 in our classroom. A flyer was sent home in your child’s folder this week with more details. If you do not sign up ahead you are still welcome to join us, just be sure to arrive early enough to wait in the line top sign in in the office. This is our last day before Thanksgiving break!

Please note that school will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Wednesday, November 21st- Friday, November 23rd.