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Nancy Petruzzelli Locker

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Please visit this website to sign-up for volunteering.  We will need volunteers for motor skills and extra fun activities with the school.

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

April 16, 2018 - April 27, 2018


Aesops Fable Play:

Play parts went home already.Today the costumes part to wear to school on Friday, May 25th, are highlighted for each students.They are on a yellow paper highlighted in pink.We will be adding the accessories once they are at school that day. Thank you!


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!


Volunteers Needed for Friday P.E:

We are looking for a parent to be able to help on Friday P.E. in the afternoon from 1:45pm-2:45pm.

P.E. is run a lot like motor skills, where they rotate in stations.

Upcoming date needed for help will be after spring break:

       April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25.

Please let me know who can help!

Volunteers Upcoming Dates:

Thank you to the Volunteers!


Friday Fluency @ 8:15am:


           April 20- Allison Trestor

           April 27- Allison Trestor

           May 4- Jorge Serano

           May 11- Allison Trestor

           May 18- Jorge Serano


Friday P.E. @ 1:45pm:


            April-20- ???

            April 27- ???

            May 4- ???

            May 11-???

           May 18-???

Wednesday Stations @10:35am-12:45pm:


**April 25:- Carmen Harrington

                    Dolores Boughton

                    John Rogers


**May 2:- Carmen Harrington

                 Dolores Boughton

                 Bryn Boughton


                Mariya Peneva


**(Anyone else may come in addition to help if fingerprinted)




  • Writing: description on pizza & Science for how to grow flowers
  • Reading week 5.4: High-Frequency Words: color, early, instead, nothing, oh; Sounds: -ou, -ow (like now); endings –er, -est
  • Reading week 5.5: High-Frequency Words: above, build, fall, knew, money, toward; Sounds: -oy, -io; endings –ble, -ple, le
  • Math: more strategies for addition/subtraction facts to 20 & inverse operations
  • P.E.: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday


Important Dates:

  • 4/20 (Fri.) -Homework slip 5.3 & writing (Transportation) due
  • 4/27 (Fri.) – Homework slip 5.4 & writing (Clowning Around) due
  • 4/17 (Tues.) – Fancy Nancy & Dapper Dan Day (Students get to dress the part!)
  • 4/25 (Wed.)- Spring Spruce-Up Day @ Monte Gardens 1-4pm.  Please come and help beautify our school grounds and clean-up our neighborhood.
  • 5/25 (Fri.) - 1st Grade Play on Aesop’s Fables @ 2:15pm for the parents (Please save the date & time)

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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