Monthly Letter to Parents
Can you believe it is the end of the year? It has been a great year in many ways. I feel fortunate to be at a school where learning is emphasized to such a high degree. I would like to thank each of you for your support to 1-R and its staff and for accepting the partnership with the school for the education of your child! I want to share some news and upcoming events with you, if I could.
Retirements The 1-R family would like to congratulate Mr. Jim Boggs and Mrs. Cheryl Eckstrom on their wonderful careers at 1-R. Mr. Boggs has been a speech pathologist for 37 years, and he has served 1-R and the Northwest District for the last 10 years. Mrs. Eckstrom has served 1-R as a special education teacher this past year and the Northwest District 11 years. Please join us in saying goodbye to Mr. Boggs and Mrs. Eckstrom at an open house on Tuesday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Libory. Thank you to both of you for all you have done for the students at 1-R!
Staff Changes Hope McMurtry, the educational consultant for 1-R, will be leaving to take a different position as project search coordinator with GIPS. We wish to thank Hope for all she has done for the students at 1-R and the Northwest District, and we wish her the best in her new position. We would also like to welcome Mr. Brian Sybrandts back to 1-R. He will be returning half days to teach physical education to students in grades 3-8.
Field Day Our field day is Friday, May 3. Information regarding field day has already been sent home, and specific information regarding the day will be sent home Thursday, May 2.
PTO Flower Pickup will be on Friday, May 10, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the gym.
Eighth Grade Recognition Our eighth graders will be recognized for their accomplishments on Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. Tuesday will also be their last day of school.
Last Day of School On May 15, we will have an awards assembly at 8:15 a.m. for our students in grades K-7. Please feel free to attend the assembly. At noon, we will dismiss the students for the summer.
Summer Library Please join us for Reading Roundup this summer! We will kickoff with a “Score Big With Reading” on May 29. Drop in anytime from 9 a.m. to noon to enjoy the festivities. Each Wednesday, the library will be open from 9 a.m. to noon for students to check out books and have the opportunity to earn prizes. All library books will be due on July 24.
Summer Reading Program The summer reading program for grades 1-4 will run from Monday, July 8, to Thursday, July 11, and Monday, July 15, to Thursday, July 18. Mrs. Gloria Dolton and Mrs. Cindy Olsen will provide instruction. More information about this program will be mailed out in June.
Fall Registration will be held Tuesday, June 4, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thanks again for your part in a great school year. If you have any questions, please contact me at 385-6352.