Saturday, June 17, 2017

RazKids Summer Reading

Today each family should have received an email with your child's user name and password (picture icon) for their summer RazKids account.  When you access the RazKids site, please remember to search for our class using the teacher user name "mrkefgen."

If you have not received your child's information, please let me know.

Thank you and happy reading!

Monday, June 12, 2017

First Grade News

Hello First Grade Families!

There will be no newsletter this week, but here is some important information about our last week together:

Our field trip is tomorrow!! A few reminders/notes:
Please remember to send a NUT FREE lunch with your child, as we will be eating at the village. First grade students will not be able to purchase a school lunch tomorrow!!  If possible, please send in a disposable lunch so that your child will not have to carry it with them.
Your child is invited to wear his/her class t-shirt, but we recognize that the forecast for tomorrow is hot and steamy! If your child would prefer to wear something cooler, that is fine with us.
It would be a good idea to put sunscreen on your child!
If you are chaperoning and riding the bus, please be here at 9:50. If you are meeting us at the village, please be there by 10:10.

Also, our class party will be taking place on Wednesday morning from 10:30am-noon. All are welcome to join us as we celebrate the end of a great year!!

Finally, our last day of school is Friday, June 16. We will dismiss at 12:05!

Looking forward to a fun week!
The First Grade Team

Friday, June 9, 2017

1st Grade End of the Year Party

Please see the below link for information regarding our grade level end of the year party!  The room parents have been working hard to put together this special event and are looking for volunteers for next Wednesday, June 14.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Schedule for the Week of 6/5 - 6/9

Monday (C) - Music
Tuesday (D) - PE
Wednesday (A) - Art & Music
Thursday (B) - Media Center
Friday (C) - Music

Please remember to bring gym shoes on days we have PE.  Also, all library books should  b returned to the media center for the end of the year.  Any remaining missing book notices have been sent home.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you!

Field Day
Our Field Day will held, this Wednesday, June 7.  the K-2 activities will begin 9:15am.  If you are volunteering this year and have any questions, please contact Mr. Price at

Please remember to send your child in gym shoes and their orange class shirt.  Red water bottles will be coming home in your child's backpack today.  Please wash them and return them on Wednesday.

Do I Belong to Your Family?

This griddle was left in our classroom during our Valentine's Day party.  If this belongs to you, please let me know and I will send it home with your child.

Thank you in advance!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Book Swap Reminder

This is a gentle reminder that tomorrow, Friday, May 26, Harlan will be holding a Book Swap.  Mrs. Stayer has invited the children to bring a book from home that they would like to donate in exchange for book donated by another Harlan student!  Our class will be visiting the Book Swap at 2:45 tomorrow afternoon.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Dear Helper Team Members,

We have received an abundance of books to add to our class libraries, and we need some help, please! We would like to set up a work space in the hall on June 1 and June 2, where parents can look up levels on the computer, label books, and group them by class. We are so excited to get these books into our students' hands! These books will benefit all of our first graders at Harlan.

Thanks for considering!