June 20, 2019


    Dear New First Grade Parents,


    I would like to take this opportunity to say “Welcome” to First Grade!!!  I am looking forward to teaching your child and watching him/her grow and learn!!


    A school supply list will be handed out on the first day of school.   If you would like to get your child’s shopping done early and take advantage of the sales, here are the items your child will need: pencils, pencil box, crayons, glue sticks, erasers, a pair of headphones/earbuds, and a sturdy folder with two pockets (one side for homework and the other side for school notices).  Please label your child’s supplies with a permanent marker.  There is an electric pencil sharpener in the classroom (only operated by adults) so your child does not need a sharpener.  Sharpeners are best kept at home for sharpening pencils for homework.  Also, please no markers because they stain the tables and no colored pencils because it can be difficult for me to find the time to sharpen the colored pencils during the day when the students want to use them for Writer’s Workshop, etc.  I have colored pencils and washable markers that the class can use and I always have an extra supply of sharpened pencils!!


    The classroom is always in need of boxes of Kleenex, Clorox Wipes,  

    Band-Aids, Expo Dry-Erase markers (low odor), and Gallon-size Ziploc bags.


    I am looking forward to a wonderful year!!!  Have a safe and healthy summer!!   See you on Tuesday, September 3rd!!!!!



    Mrs. Marcello 

    First Grade Teacher

    Room 17