Mrs. Joanna Hendershott



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Mrs. Joanna Hendershott

Hello First Graders and Parents!

Homework and Folders

We started off great with our books in bags! Thank you so much for taking care of them and bringing them back. We only have a few that have not been returned. Please remember to read with your child each night. Some of you also received 4 lists of sight words today. They are to stay in your child's folder until all 4 lists are mastered. Start with list 1 and when your child can read each word without effort, move to the next list. Let me know so I can ask them to read them to me at school for a prize!

Please remember to check your child's folder DAILY for work and notes home!  All papers sent home are yours to keep unless otherwise noted. Please remove them and keep at home.


We still have quite a few students who have not returned Money and/or their field trip form. They are due this Wednesday. We have to buy the tickets and without money, we will not be able to purchase them.  If you need another form, please let me know so I can send it home. Remember, even if you were an approved volunteer last year, you still need to reapply for your volunteer status this year. We would love to have you help us out by chaperoning or volunteering in the classroom!

Class Dojo

If you have not signed up for Class Dojo yet, please do. It's the easiest way to get updates, information, and pictures of what we are doing! If you don't have the code I sent out at Open House, let me know and I will get you another one! 

Thanks for all your support!


  • Daily Schedule for First Grade


    8:35-8:30 Homeroom

    8:30-10:50 Block 1

    10:55-11:30 Lunch

    11:35-12:15 Electives

    12:15-1:35 Block 2

    1:35-2:05 Recess/Snack

    2:05-3:20 Block 2 

    3:20-3:30 Prepare for Dismissal



School Announcements

  • Lunch on 12/17 & 12/18

    Lunch on 12/17 will be chicken nuggets, chicken pastry, or turkey and cheese sandwich. Corn and baked potato, and pinapple tidbits will also be served. Lunch on 12/18 will be tornados, chicken fajita, or cheese bread sticks. Black beans, broccoli and cheese, and apples will also be served.

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  • 3rd Grade CogAT Testing

    Third grade students will be taking the CogAT assessments November 27th-29th. Linked here are letters with more information: English Version Spanish Version

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  • Kindergarten's Thanksgiving Program

    Our Kindergarten classes will have their Thanksgiving Program in the gym at 1:00 on Friday, November 16th. We hope to see many parents in attendance. Our students and their teachers work very hard preparing for this event. This is always a cute performance. :)

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  • Red Ribbon Week

    The week of Oct. 21st is Red Ribbon Week, which is a special week celebrated each year during the last full week of October. The purpose of Red Ribbon Week is to bring awareness to the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, and to encourage good decisions and healthy lifestyles. Help show your support for awareness to the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs: Tuesday, October 23: Wear Red Thursday, October 25: Put a Cap on Drugs (Wear caps/hats)

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  • Menu Changes for Monday, 10/15

    Menu Changes for Monday, 10/15: breakfast will be Breakfast Pizza Boat or Grape filled Crescents, fruit/juice. Lunch will be 4 cheese pizza, pepp pizza, or fiestada pizza with broc salad or baked sweet potato & fruit.

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