September 2, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome! My name is Lisa Akl and I am thrilled to be your child’s teacher. I am certain we will build a great partnership and have a fantastic year together. Communication is key to this relationship and therefore I will have several platforms for us to keep each other informed.


Classroom Blog: The Classroom Blog is a place where you can get monthly updates as well as find out about our monthly Learning Goals to support your child’s learning at home.

Twitter: The Twitter account is a place where you can get a quick snapshot at some of the learning taking place in our class. @LisaAkl1

Remind: Remind is an app you can get on your smartphone. You will receive short messages and reminders. Please see the sheet that was sent home the first day for information on how to set this up.

Agenda: The Agenda will go home each night. You are asked to sign it and return it the following day in the Ziplock bag provided. If you have a message for me, you can write it in there.

Phone Calls and Interviews: Feel free to let me know if you would like a phone interview or a face to face interview at any time. I am always glad to discuss your child’s progress.


Your child will have a Homework Folder that will go home each night in the Ziplock along with the Agenda. Regular homework routines will begin later in the month. More information on this will come. In the meantime, please make sure you do nightly reading with your child.


Please make sure your child has a lunch and 2 snacks (morning and afternoon). Healthy food choices are encouraged at school. Please do not send sugary drinks. Also, we are a NUT FREE school. Please make sure you read all packages carefully before you send them.

Requested Materials

  1. Indoor shoes (non-marking running shoes for gym, no laces unless your child can tie them independently)
  2. Over the head headphones
  3. 1 box of tissue
  4. 1 large box of Ziplock bags
  5. 1 bag of plastic spoons or forks for the class
  6. 1 pencil case for your child with a glue stick, scissors, crayons

Other Information

-Please have your child at school on time; tardiness can cause disruptions to the flow of our day. Also, pick up time is no later than 3:45.
-If you need to change your child’s dismissal routine, please write a note in the Agenda or call the office before 3:00.
-There is NO parking in the bus zone.
-If you are picking up your child at the end of the day, please wait outside the fence.
-Please label all your child’s items.

God Bless,

Mrs. Akl