Tuesday, August 28, 2018

August 28, 2018 Updates

Dear Parents, 

We have many important events coming up!  Friday 8/31 Walk-A-Thon! Please send your child to school wearing comfortable clothes, athletic shoes, and sunscreen.  Be sure to pack a water bottle too. Also, please turn in those donation envelope if your able!  

Friday 8/31 is also our Spanish concert.  The kids have been working very hard to prepare.  We hope you can make it!  

Monday 9/3 is Labor Day and there is  no school.  Enjoy your long weekend!   

Friday 9/7 is Track Out Day!  The children will return on October 1st.  When we return we will be in room 212.  Please return all field trip permission slips before we track out.  Your child will not be able to attend the trip if we do not have their permission slip.  You may also send in cash or a check to pay for the trips.  

Make-up pictures will be on October 16th.  Report cards will go home when we return in October.  

Thank you for all of your support! 
Hillary Gilland 

Friday, August 17, 2018

Spanish Concert

Hola padres!

We are SO excited for the 1st graders to show off their Spanish and Music skills at our concert on Friday, 8/31. Our Spanish concert will take place from 1:55-2:40 in the Learning Commons. We look forward to seeing you there. We highly recommend that the students practice their songs at home using this link: https://prezi.com/1bvn88g2essk/1st-grade-spanish-songs/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy. Please email Senora Lipetzky directly with any questions (elipetzky@wcpss.net). 

Gracias! We will see you there!
Senora Lipetzky & Mr. Colon

Thursday, August 2, 2018

August 2, 2018

Dear Parents,  

We are beginning to feel comfortable and come out of our shells.  We have also been working hard on listening to and following directions. 

We have been working on resolving conflict as part of our social studies curriculum.  We have been working to apply this into our own lives. We are learning how to try to solve small problems on our own. We have talked about using strategies such as using our words, telling how we feel, and walking away. Please try to encourage your child to solve conflict at home as well.  

The children will have a spelling test tomorrow on unit 5.  

Thank you for all of your support at home.  We look forward to a great year! 

Hillary Gilland and Jenny Holt 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

July 26th First Grade Updates

Dear Parents, 

The children are settling into first grade!  We were so proud that all students returned their homework last week!  Thank you for your support with this.  Please continue to practice the weekly spelling lists.  Their spelling test for unit 3 was in their Wednesday folder.  Please go over the words they missed and continue to practice them.  There will be a test on the Unit 4 words tomorrow. 

The children have worked very hard in math to collect, organize and analyze data.  Their most recent math assessments will be in their BEE binder.  Please review the math assessments with your child.  A score of 3 means that they met the standards and a 2 means they still need support.  We usually go over the assessments in class before they put them in their binders.  One of the questions that was difficult for the children was then they were asked how many more people picked _____ than _____.  

The children have also been working very hard on their mClass reading assessments.  They are reading books and answering questions about the text.  

Mrs. Anderson will be our class parent this year.  Thank you for responding to her email about class volunteers.  She will set up a volunteer sign up.  

The walk-a-thon is scheduled for August 31st.  This is Brassfield's main fundraiser.  Please send in your donations to the PTA. :)   

Thank you for all of your support!  
Mrs. Gilland and Mrs. Holt 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Spanish Concert

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¡Hola Padres!

Mr. Colon and Señora Lipetzky here!  We are excited to announce that the
students in first grade will be learning Spanish songs this quarter
in their Spanish and Music classes. You are invited to join us for a
concert in the Learning Commons on the following dates. After the
performance, you will have the chance to hear your student share
portfolios about what they have learned in these classes this quarter.
We are very excited for the students to have this opportunity to share
their knowledge of Music and Spanish with you!  
Students can practice their songs at home using this link:
We hope to see you there!

Mr. Colon and Señora Lipetzky

Friday, August 31st, Time: 1:55-2:40 Track 1
Mrs. Gilland’s class and Mrs. Fields’ class

Friday, September 14th, Time: 1:55-2:40- Track 2
Mrs. Varner’s class and Mrs. Hawley’s class

Wednesday, September 12th, Time: 1:55-2:40- Track 3
Mrs. Chern’s class

Thursday, September 13th, Time: 1:55-2:40- Track 4
Mrs. Frick’s and Mrs. Helm’s class

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Welcome to 1st Grade!

Welcome to 1st Grade!

We are excited to begin a new school year! Our first day of school will be July 9th.  Open house is on  Wednesday, July 18th from 5:00-7:00.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Brassfield you must do a background clearance check every year.

The children will need lunch money or a packed lunch each day.  They should also bring a healthy snack for the afternoon.

Supply List for First Grade
Below is a list of school supply items we would like for you to send in with your child.  
Many items will be shared.
Please label these items with your child’s name:
___         A large book bag (NO WHEELS) – label with name
___         Children’s Fiskar scissors – label with name
___               3 sturdy two-pocket plastic folders (1 red, 1 blue & 1 green)
                 (without brads or designs)
___           1 rectangular plastic school box (label) 8 inch size
___         1 set of headphones- these are very important to have! (not earbuds)
___         A full change of clothes in a ziplock bag labeled with your child’s names (socks, underwear,
shirt, bottoms)
                                  Please do not label the following items:
___             12 standard #2 yellow pencils (sharpened)
___             1 box of Crayola brand 24 count crayons – (no larger)
___             1 box of colored pencils
___             2 packs Black Expo Dry Erase markers
___             2 packs of glue sticks
___             2 standard container baby wipes (BOYS)
___             2 rolls of paper towels (GIRLS)         
___             1 large box of tissues
___             3 black and white marble composition notebook (not spiral)
___             1 inch white view binders (clear plastic pocket on the outside)
___        1 set of 5 tab dividers for binders

We would love but it is not required:
___         white cardstock
___             stickers
___             small items for the prize box
___             playground equipment: sidewalk chalk, bubbles, jump ropes, balls, etc.
___             printer cartridges -
                   Laser Jet Pro 400 Black ink;
                     Laser Jet 500 4 colors (blaack CE400X, Blue HE401A, Magenta CE403A,
Yellow HE-CE402A)
___             sheet protectors
___             Avery address labels to print on
___             colored pens
In addition, your child will need to have the following at home to be able to complete homework assignments: crayons, pencils, erasers,
and glue sticks.  

Thank you for all of your support throughout this school year!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018

Spring Carnival – Friday, June 1st – Volunteers Needed
Brassfield’s first Spring Carnival is 2 weeks away! We hope you are planning to join us on Friday, June 1st  in the Lower Field @ 5-8 PM.
Ticket sales are going great, but volunteers are desperately needed at to run game stations. If the sign-up does not increase, then we will have to eliminate a significant number of games. Please help!
Volunteers can sign-up here. Grab a friend and work a station together!