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Nancy Petruzzelli Locker

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Welcome to Ms. Petruzzelli's Class!

D-2 School of Fish...Just Keep Swimming!


Read Immediately! First Day Tips

Like all big transitions in life, the start of a new school year can be scary for kids — and for parents too!  Well, have no fear we made an everything you need to know survival guide for the first day of school right here!  Questions like,  "Where do I drop/pick up my child?" or "Will my kids need a snack?" or "How do I set up a lunch account?"  Click on the picture above to get your survival guide.

Class Schedule

D2 Classroom Schedule


8:10 am-First Bell and School begins

9:55-10:15 am Snack Recess

10:15-11:30 am Class time

11:30-12:10 pm Lunch


1:25- 1:44 pm Recess

1:44-2:45 pm Class time

2:45 pm-Dismissal Bell


Wednesday Schedule

8:10 am-First Bell and School begins

10:05-10:35 am Brunch

10:35-12:45 am Class time

12:45 pm-Dismissal Bell


Music- Friday 9:25-9:55 am

Library- Thursday 1:46-2:16 pm
PE-Thursday 9:05-9:35am & 1:45-2:45pm

Back to School Night Information

Thank you to the parents who made it to back to school night!

Monday Letter

May 28, 2018 - June 7, 2018

Paper Bag Project:

Character Bag reports are due this week.Please practice the oral presentation at home remembering to speak in complete sentences.

***DUE DATES are:

  • May 29th for students’ # 17-24,
  • May 30th for students’ # 9-16,
  • May 31st for students’ # 1-8.

Field Day:

  • Please have all the students remember bring their own snack, lunch, and 2 water bottles (with your name on them).Students can purchase their food from the cafeteria.
  • We will eat on the grass so kids may bring a blanket or towel to sit on.
  • Parent volunteers meet at 8:00am to set-up on the field.Field day ends at 11:30am.
  • Our class stations that parents are helping at:
  1. Big Games (checkers, cards, salute)
  2. Paper airplanes, bean bags, & hula hoops.

Last Day of School:

The last day of school is Thursday, June 7th and will be dismissed at 12:00pm.The students will be getting out early so plan accordingly for that afternoon.Please have your child bring their bag to school on the last day.They will take their Monday Envelope home with the report card in it so it does not get lost.If for some reason your child misses the last day of school, you can pick-up their report card after the last day in the front office.


  • Writing: writing about summer and ice cream
  • Reading week 6.4: High-Frequency Words: before, front, beard, push, tomorrow, your; Sounds: 3-letter blends str-, spl-, scr-, spr-); endings –ed, -ing
  • Reading week 6.5: High-Frequency Words: favorite, few, gone, surprise, wonder, young; Sounds: r-controlled wors air, are, ear; compound words
  • Math: measurement & review

P.E.: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday


Tissue/Kleenex Donations:

Help, we are in need of tissue/Kleenex!!  We have gone through all of the boxes. Please bring what you can to donate!

Summer Tips:

Even though summer has come, students will need to be continually reading and writing throughout the summer.They need to be read to also.This is essential to help them maintain what they have learned throughout the year so they do not regress.

Also, have them write in a journal at home each week. They should brainstorm some ideas first before writing on one topic each time.

In math, continue working on addition and subtraction facts to 20.Using flash cards or an app. is a good way to work on them.

Please see the attached page for ideas to help in reading Remember this is helpful to work on so they do not regress over the summer.


Snacks & Lunch

Please send a small, healthy snack with your child daily. Students have one snack recess a day.  Snacks must be in a small, labeled container or baggie. 1st grade lunch bags are not allowed out on the playground. Lunch can be purchased in the cafeteria or brought from home. Please be sure to pack a nutritious and filling lunch daily. Please, do not have the students bring snacks or lunches to school that contain nuts or nut product. Although if students bring nut products, there will be a table set-up to eat them at.


When your child is absent or tardy please send a note explaining  the absence or tardiness with them when they return to school. Please also call the office (925-682-8000 x4469) to excuse your student. If the school receives no verification, the absence will be marked as unexcused. After 72 hours your absence cannot be excused.


Also, when the students is tardy please take them to the office to sign-in. They will then walk to the classroom on their own.

Request for Make-up Work

When an excused absence occurs, the procedure for getting make-up work is as follows: A one day excused absence: student will be given the make-up work upon returning to school.  A two day excused absence: parent/guardian calls the 24-hour absence hotline at 925-682-8000 x4469 before 8:30am and requests the student's work.  The work will be in the office at the end of the day and is to be turned in to the teacher when the student returns to school.  Three or more days: parent should call the 24-hour absence hotline at 925-682-8000 x4469 and leave a message for the teacher.  It will be teacher judgment as to what will be appropriate.

Reading Information


During the first three weeks of school our class will be focusing on key skills that will provide a strong foundation for our learning. Here are some activities you can do with your child to help reinforce the skills we’ll be practicing.

My Words to Know

High-Frequency Words  Play a matching game to review the words I, like, do, to, you, he, can, go, a, has with your child. Write each word on two index cards or pieces of paper. Turn over the cards, mix them up, and spread them out. Have your child choose a card, read the word, choose another card to turn over, and read the word. If the cards match, the child keeps the cards.

Letter-Sound Workout

Sound Search  Say the word apple and have your child say the sound it begins with, say the letter for the sound, and write the letter. Repeat for insect. Then say the following letters and have your child find an object or a picture of an object whose name begins with each letter: m, s, p, t, n, r.

Word Workout

Write the words and sentence below and have your child read them:

mat   sip   nap

Sam and Tim ran.



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