Announcements

Welcome to 1st Grade!

Our goal for the school year is to create classroom environments where students will always feel welcome, safe, and, most importantly, excited to learn!

Check back regularly for updates and important information.

Please take some time to browse our First Grade website. Each tab at the top has a drop down linking to more information. We work hard to keep the website up to date and often you can find answers to many of your questions by visiting the website.

Red Ribbon Week & Halloween Activities

October 26-October 30

Click here for the Red Ribbon Week Calendar with live links

On top of fun dress-up days all week, including Halloween costumes on Friday, there are many fun Red Ribbon Week & Halloween activities all week! Here are a few highlights:

  • 10/26: Share your Red Ribbon Week Pledge on the BL Padlet

  • 10/28: Share your Coach Jean "Toss Challenge" on Flipgrid

  • 10/28 by 5PM: Virtual Pumpkin Patch: submit an entry via this Google Form. Submissions due Wed. 10/28 at 5 PM.

  • 10/30, 2:00-3:00: "Boo-Thru” Halloween Car Parade @ Bay Laurel. Check for the RSVP form that was sent on Monday, 10/19 at 8:00 AM

Makeup Picture Day

Makeup Picture Day is on Thursday, Nov 5th. Same protocols as last time. Here is the schedule:

  • Last Names: A-Laki, 10-11 AM

  • Last Names: Lakj-Z, 11AM-12PM


Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

October 26-November 8

BL Virtual Scholastic Book Fair October 26-November 8

Conferences

November 16-20

There will be a modified live instruction schedule to accommodate conferences from 8:15-9:30

Conferences will be held via Zoom & teachers will send out conference sign-ups closer to the date

Distance Learning Information

Please bookmark the First Grade Information App that the teachers will email families. We have compiled important information beyond what we can include on the website. That is where we will post weekly assignments, Zoom schedules, and links. Check out the Distance Learning tab for additional digital resources we have gathered since last spring for optional enrichment opportunities.

Carpool Line Reminders

**Check back for any updates to carpool procedures when we return to school in person**

  • First Grade teachers will accompany students out to the carpool line for the first couple weeks of school while they learn the routine and rules. It is very important that you are on time to pick up your students so they do not have to wait longer than necessary. After the first few weeks, students will be escorted out at the end of the day, but only the staff member on carpool duty will be out at carpool line. Please help follow the carpool rules so everyone can be picked up safely and quickly. Thank you!

  • Please do not wait at the classroom for your student or crowd the hallway as students exit. The front of the school is far more spacious and it will help kids get to their families quicker.

  • Carpool Line Reminder: Please help do your part and pull all the way forward in both morning and afternoon carpool line before having your child leave or enter your car. If cars ahead of you are about to move, please wait and pull forward to help the line move along. Often times in the morning, staff is unable to park due to parents either not pulling forward or just parking at the curb. IT IS NOT SAFE TO LET KIDS EXIT OR ENTER THE CAR WHILE AWAY FROM THE CURB. This is for the safety of everyone at school that we ask that you follow these carpool rules. Thank you for your support in following BL rules.

Upcoming Important Dates