Mary's Weekly Update 9-8-16

posted Sep 14, 2016, 11:02 AM by Cynthia Friedman

We have had a wonderful first week!  The students are awesome!  Thank you for letting us work with them!

We will be starting to settle into a normal working routine next week, so expect much more information in next week's Friday Folder.  For right now, I just want to highlight a few things.

Parent Meeting

Our classroom's Parent Meeting is on Wednesday, September 28th, from 6:30 to 7:30pm in the classroom.  I strongly encourage everyone to attend since this is where I will be communicating our plans for the year and the explaining many of the guidelines that we will use in the classroom.  Your student is welcome to attend the meeting with you. 


We encourage everyone to have a water bottle in the classroom so that they stay hydrated.  The water bottle needs to have a lid so that it does not spill when tipped over.  We also ask that everyone have a personal chapter book they are reading every day (there are books available in the classroom to borrow).  Part of the homework expectation this year is that students will read for at least 20 minutes a day.

Birthday Bash

This year we will be holding a monthly "Birthday Bash" for all of the students who have a birthday that calendar month.  Our September Birthday Bash will be next Friday, September 16th.  Due to the close date of the event, the September Bash will be catered and arranged by our own wonderful Room Parent, Kathee Palfy. If your student has a birthday in September, you are welcome to send a healthy snack that morning.  I will speak more of Birthday Bashes at our Parent Meeting.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions (

 PS:  Please return the Friday Folder to the classroom on Monday!