Dear Parents and Guardians,
I am excited for the year to come! I look forward to working with you and your child to give them the best learning experience possible. I welcome your phone calls, notes, and emails with questions or concerns. You are welcome to volunteer or visit at anytime. The following information will help us start the year off smoothly.
Snacks- We will be taking a snack break once a day. Please have your child bring healthy choices for snack each day.
Recess- Please label your child’s sweatshirts and outdoor clothing as they often get left on the playground. Please dress appropriately for the weather.  During the winter/snow months, we require students to wear winter outerwear. Regular shoes are needed for class time.
Parent Portal- We encourage all of you to sign up for the parent portal as a way to access online your child’s lunch account, attendance, and report cards at the end of each quarter.
Sharing/Show & Tell- We will have Show & Tell once a week.
Take Home Folders and Team Books- Take home folders and team books will be sent home daily. Please check team books for important notes.
Gym shoes- All students are required to have tennis shoes for gym. They do not need to be new,  just clean and free of rocks.

Birthdays- Treats to share are welcome if you choose.
Attendance- If you know ahead of time your child will be absent, please send a note. If you don’t know ahead of time, please call the office in the morning to notify them and then send a note when they return to school. Being on time is important!
Spelling- Tests will be given on Friday. Studying for 5-10 minutes each night will make for a wonderful test on Friday.
Messages- If you need your child to change their end of the day transportation plans, please give the message to the office and have them inform your child’s respective homeroom teacher. I would hate to miss the voice mail message with something so important.  If I do not have a note or a call to the office about after school plans different from what has been set up, I must send students home by their usual mode/route of transportation.
I am looking forward to working with you and your child!
My school contact information:
Mrs. Thiel
218-666-5221 ext. 5107

Together in learning,
Mrs. Thiel