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Welcome Wonderful Ones!

Dear Parents,

I am so excited about our first grade adventures together! This year will be a great one – I can just tell from meeting the children on the last day of school in June. 

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I am looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday, August 17th for Open House. Bring your school supplies with you!

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School Supply List



Class Supply List

  • 2 boxes Crayola Crayons (24 count)
  • 1 pair Fiskars scissors
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 1 pack of broad Crayola washable markers (classic colors)
  • plastic pencil box
  • pencils (Dixon Ticonderoga)
  • 2 spiral wide-ruled 70 pg. notebook
  • 1 container of wipes
  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • hand sanitizer and liquid soap (or refill)
  • $5.00 for National Geographic Magazine
  • Backpack (no wheels!)

Extras, if you can:

  • 1 pack of 24 twistable crayons
  • Ziplock baggies – gallon, quart, or snack size


Bring your school supplies to Open House, Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 3:00 – 6:00.

Safe Snacking at McHarg


photo permission by flickrcc

You may be wondering how to stay within the school’s wellness policy, be respectful of nut allergy students in our school, and satisfy your child at lunch and snack time… these are big questions if you haven’t had to think about them before!

I was looking around for some ideas myself, as I often purchase snacks for children who don’t bring any. I found this SnackSafely.com list and it is updated often. It also has a disclaimer, that even though a snack may be listed on their document, it is up to you to read the label and the manufacturer to provide current conditions on their labels. The list helps me to be more of a label reader and think ahead. We want all of our McHarg Terrific Kids to be safe!

They even have a Screen shot 2013-08-29 at 9.08.17 PMboard!

Click the Pinterest icon to check it out!

Wellness at McHarg

photo used with permission


Fun and healthy snack ideas are always welcome here at McHarg. We want to provide opportunities to grow healthy minds and bodies, so if you are bringing birthday treats, please consider something healthy.

Here are some quick ideas that many children enjoy:

Bananas, mini muffins, small apples, trail mix, snack bags of popcorn, mini boxes of raisins, and grapes,  just to name a few.

Leave a comment if you have other ideas you’d like to share with the class!


Classroom Collections

Our school participates in the Box Tops for Education program. Every box top coupon clipped is .10 for our school.


We have a cardboard coffee cup sleeve collection going! Bring in your used coffee cup sleeves (we’re reusing!) and making books for a writing project. Then we will have stories to share!