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Dear Parents,

I wanted to welcome everyone to my classroom. I am excited to meet everyone and I look forward to having the opportunity to work with your children. At times, the transition from Kindergarten to first grade can be a struggle for students. Gone are the days of rest time and play centers. While my focus is to create an exciting, creative, and safe environment to foster learning, students in my room are expected to work hard. I wanted to take a moment and give parents and idea of what my classroom is about.

Reading: We are starting our third year of using the Wonders reading curriculum. I am really excited with the growth that I was able to observe over the last two years. The first two weeks of school will be spent teaching the students routines in our classroom and our curriculum. Because of this time spent on routines, you will notice that your child will not be receiving homework or spelling words during that time. Starting on September 11th, you will receive a weekly packet that goes along with our reading program. Two of the pages will be homework for the week while the others will be your child’s spelling list and pages that can be done at home to help practice their words for the week. I will send out another letter with that packet to help clarify my expectations. We will have weekly spelling and reading tests on Friday’s. We will also be waiting until that week in September to start our guided reading groups. Students will bring home a book that we have read earlier in the day. They are then asked to take the story home and practice reading with a parent or a sibling. They will receive a new book every day so please make sure to check their folders when they come home.

Math: We are starting our second year with the GoMath program. I was really impressed with the GoMath curriculum last year, and I am really excited to see how well the students will perform this year.

Science: We will begin our science curriculum in a few weeks with an in-depth unit on solids and liquids. Students will get to learn about types of matter by experiencing hands on lessons. Our second unit will occur in the spring with a unit on weather.

Social Studies: This will be our first year with our new Social Studies curriculum. We will begin by learning about being a citizen and symbols of our government.

Additional Info: This year I will be using an app called Class Dojo to communicate with parents, along with a form of classroom management. How this will work is that all parents will need to sign up with the app and then they will join our classroom. (I will send out information on how to do this separately). I can then use this to send messages, pictures, and videos to parents throughout the day. Parents are also able to send messages to me if there are questions or concerns. In the classroom, your child will earn dojo points that will be used to claim rewards.

Specials Schedule:

Day 1: Music / Library

Day 2: ST Math/ Physical Education

Day 3: Art / Computer

Day 4: Physical Education / Guidance

Day 5: Music / Library

Day 6: ST Math / Physical Education

Day 7: Computer / Art

Day 8: Physical Education / Library Check out

I look forward to an amazing school year. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. The easiest way is to e-mail me at terryparks@pomounties.org or you can call the school and leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible. I can’t wait to meet you at open house.

Sincerely,

Mr. Parks

Our Schools Addresses Phone Numbers Fax Numbers
Osceola Mills Elementary School 400 Coal Street, Osceola Mills, PA 16666 (814) 343-4105 (814) 339-7814
Philipsburg Elementary School 1810 Black Moshannon Rd, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-2870 (814) 342-7526
Philipsburg Osceola Middle School 200 Short St, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-4906 (814) 342-2091
Philipsburg Osceola Senior High School 502 Philips St, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-1521 (814) 342-7521
Philipsburg Osceola Administrative Office 200 Short Street, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-1050 (814) 342-7208
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Our Schools Addresses Phone Numbers
Osceola Mills Elementary School 400 Coal Street, Osceola Mills, PA 16666 (814) 343-4105
Philipsburg Elementary School 1810 Black Moshannon Rd, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-2870
Philipsburg Osceola Middle School 200 Short St, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-4906
Philipsburg Osceola Senior High School 502 Philips St, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-1521
Philipsburg Osceola Administrative Office 200 Short Street, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-1050
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