• Welcome to First Grade!

           Welcome to 1st Grade! 

    I am so glad to have your child in my class and I am looking forward to the best year ever! 1st grade is a very important year for your child. This year will be filled with many new experiences that we hope will be fun and productive for your child. Although your children will be my first priority, I really need parental support throughout the year.  
                               Please be an active part of your child’s education to show how important school is!

    Some facts you need to know:

    1.     Label everything your child brings to school. Labeling makes finding the correct owner much easier! (Label jackets and sweaters as well.)

    2.    Please put all money that you send in with your child in an envelope or Zip-loc bag with your child’s name on it, my name, and what the money is for. Your child will place it in the designated place upon entering the room.  I will not check book bags for notes and money!

    3.    I will assume your child will go home the same way every day unless I am notified in writing. I must have a note if your child is going home a different way.

    4.    Give your child a few days to get acquainted with his/her new surroundings. There may be a few small problems that your child may experience at the beginning of the school year, but these problems are alleviated as the children become more familiar with the routine, other children, and me.

    5.    Please check your child’s book bag and folder on a daily basis. Newsletters will go home on a weekly basis.

    6.    It is vital that there is good communication between home and school. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. There are several ways you can reach me: via email at Lydia.Balton@clover.k12.sc.us, or by calling the school office and leaving a message.


    7.    A written excuse is required each time your child is absent. Please include the date and reason for the absences.

          Please check out our class webpage for weekly updates! I hope this answers many of your questions about my class. Please keep this packet to refer to during the school year. I have high expectations for each child I teach. I look forward to working with you and your child this year!


                                                                                              Thank you for your help and support,                                                                                                       Mrs. Lydia Balton

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