• August 2024

    Welcome to First Grade!

    Dear 1-CO Families,

    Welcome to First Grade! My name is Mrs. Conklin and will be working alongside Mrs. O'Neill. We are pleased to be your child’s teachers and to partner with you this coming school year. We have been busy planning a great year for us and getting things ready. We can’t wait to begin our journey together!

    We hope you have had a wonderful summer. We have both spent our summers catching up with friends and relatives, engaging in lots of outdoor activities, doing various projects, and spending lots of quality time with our families. 

    Before school begins, please engage your child in a conversation about all of the activities that you have been up to this summer. Together, think of a 2-D (flat) memento/artifact to bring on the first day of school that your child will share and talk about with the group. The goal of this activity is to build a class community and begin to get to know each other as citizens within our community. Examples of possible 2-D (flat) mementos/artifacts:  

    • A photograph, postcard, map or brochure of a special place your child visited this summer
    • A photograph of something you did or something new your child learned this summer 
    • ribbon or certificate of something your child achieved or did for the first time this summer
    • A recipe of something new your child cooked this summer
    • Directions from or a photograph of a favorite game played this summer
    • A photograph of your child with a favorite book he/she read this summer
    • A photograph of something your child made this summer

    We look forward to meeting and welcoming your child with a warm greeting on Tuesday, September 3rd! Until then, enjoy the last bit of summer. See everyone very soon!                                                                                                                                                               


    Mrs. Conklin and Mrs. O'Neill


     *If you haven’t ordered the First Grade PTA Supply Kit, please see below:



    2 - 12 count Dixon Ticonderoga pre-sharpened #2 pencils

    1 - Sturdy Poly 2-Pocket Folder - YELLOW

    1 - 12 ct. Crayola Thin washable markers (fine tip)

    1 - 12 ct. Crayola twistable crayons

    1 - 1 Pack Expo dry erase markers (fine-tip, eraser on cap, thin/skinny)

    1 - 12 ct. Crayola colored pencils

    2 - Large glue sticks

    1 - Globe-Weis/Pendaflex 3” expandable wallet

    1 - Pair headphones (over the ear)

    * "JLab JBuddies Studio" or "JLab Audio Neon"

    2 - Large baby wipes (soft container)

    3 - Box Kleenex tissues

    1 - 3" x 3" Pack Light Colored Lined Post-its

    1 - College-ruled spiral notebook - 70/80 sheets