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Welcome letter sent to families 2022

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year



Dear parent(s)/guardian(s) of a 1st grader,

I’m Mme Rivard and I will be your child’s teacher this year. I can’t wait to meet you and your child. I’ve been teaching 1st grade at LNFI since 2012. I grew up in the South of France. 

I hope that you will be able to attend our Open House on Thursday, September 1st from 5 to 6:30. You and your child can visit Upper Campus and our classroom (2nd floor, room 2215). I can also answer any questions you may have. 

If you already have school supplies, please bring them in at this time, even if you don’t have everything yet. Could you please bring your child’s iPad to the open house if you’re going to attend (if not, on the 1st day of class)? Setting up iPads takes a lot of time, this way I can get a head start. I will return your child’s iPad by the end of the first week.

Forms that need to be filled out

If you would like to get a head start on filling out forms, you can fill these forms online anytime. The transportation form needs to be filled out before the 1st day of school. Please, fill out the other forms by the end of the first week. 

Transportation information for your child: https://goo.gl/forms/z5RIMNCOuRrWeJQt1 

Contact information: https://goo.gl/forms/M29LcotSCOX6IXKV2 

Child information: https://goo.gl/forms/RV24b6ljj9FelCsy2 

If you are not able to fill out these forms online, please let me know and I will give you a paper copy.


School supplies

General school supplies for 1st grade

  • 1 Backpack (no wheels, big enough for large library book) - Labeled

  • 6 Ticonderoga pencils - pre-sharpened

  • 8 fine tip dry-erase Expo markers (not ultra-fine tip)

  • 8 large/chisel tip dry-erase Expo markers

  • 4 glue sticks

  • 1 box of Crayola crayons (24 ct)

  • 25 heavyweight sheet page protectors


School supplies specific to our class. They are NOT included in the list sent to you by the school or available on the school website.  Please label them with your child’s name.

  • 1 water bottle (this bottle will stay at school during the week). Please make sure your child is able to open the water bottle by himself/herself and it should not leak if it falls on its side.

  • 1 plastic pencil case (not the really small ones or the extra large ones - 

see picture - they are often on sale for $1 at this time of the year).


Optional - to donate to the class (do not label these supplies)—appreciated but not required:

A-E Last Name:

  • 1 box of gallon size freezer Ziplock bags

  • 1 bottle of liquid glue

  • 1 extra pencil plastic pencil case


F-L Last Name:

  • 1 box of quart size freezer Ziplock bags

  • 1 extra pencil plastic pencil case

  • Extra dry erase markers

M-Z Last Name:

  • 1 box of sandwich size freezer Ziplock bags

  • 1 pack of cardstock (not construction paper) - Colored preferred

Please, feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. My email is alexandra.rivard@spps.org