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Fantastic First Graders (updated for 2016-17)

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Mrs. Donna Keener (formerly--Ms. Donna Sager)

Phone 896-7153 ext. 1110



Miss Staci Stines

Phone 896-7153 ext. 1114


Ms. Debbie Dye

Phone 896-7153 ext. 1112


Mrs. Tracey Gump--Intervention Specialist for First and Second Grades

Phone 896-7153 ext. 1108


Mrs. Tracy Dawson--aide

Phone 896-7153 (an of the other  first grade extensions)

yes**Don't forget to check out calendar each week.  

***Click on the Calendar links on the left side.**

****Look down our whole page to see pictures.


              Mrs. Keener                              Ms. Dye                                       Miss Stines                               


                                    Mrs. Gump                              Mrs. Dawson



Dear students, parents, and guardians,

     Welcome to our website!  Thanks for taking a look!  We're looking forward to a great year!  
     First of all, we continue this year with our same team members from last year:  Staci Stines, Debbie Dye-Giehls (Ms. Dye), Tracey Gump, and Donna Keener.  Miss Stines took the first grade position that was open after Mrs. Barnette's departure in 2015.  Miss Stines is a graduate of UC and a resident of the Dayton and soon-to-be Carlisle area.  Ms. Dye and Mrs. Keener have taught first grade and other grades for several years.  Mrs. Gump is an Intervention Specialist for the first and second grades and she formerly worked for the Lakota School District and other places.  We also wanted you to know that all of the first grade team will be coming in contact with all of the first graders at some time during the day even though they may not be your child's regular classroom teacher.  
     We also have the help of Mrs. Tracy Dawson this year.  Mrs. Dawson is new this year as an aide for first grade, but she was an aide last year for preschool.  She has also worked with other schools and now works with us.    She will be working along with us in different capacities. We are very happy to have her with us this year!  (Some students also work with Mrs. Mobus, aide for the second grade.)
     We thought you'd like to know that we put a calendar for the week on here and other important information.  Click on the coordinating link on the side of this introduction page.  We want you to remember to check your child's folder and Homework Log/planner sheet.  Each teacher will have things come regularly and certain things will need to be returned every day.  Please read through all of the papers, sign, and return what is necessary each week.  Please check the Homework Log/planner sheet closely for changes each week.  Folders still will not be sent home on Fridays.
     Together, with you, we can be a wonderful combination of love and help for your child.  Please feel free to contact us at any time this year for any reason that you feel necessary (896-7153--ext. 1110-Keener, 1112-Dye, and 114-Stines).  Leave a message if we can not answer and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.  You can also send a note or an email to the address at the top.  Class Dojo is also an excellent way to keep in touch with your child's teacher.  We will update this site as much and as soon as possible.  Keep up the good work and it will turn into a great year for all of us!

Mrs. Keener, Ms. Dye, Mrs. Gump, Miss Stines, and Mrs. Dawson

<----See past newsletters by clicking on the Newsletters' page on the left.

Most recent newsletters are sent home.  Each first grade teacher makes their own paper copy to send home specific to their own classroom for the 2016-17 school year if they choose to.

                                                                        Important to Know

     This year, 2016-17, we have our Specials always on the same days each week.  We also have a fourth group of students that are a mixture of all three classes of first graders.  Your child should know if he/she is in the Mixed Group.

Mixed Group of 1st graders--



Wednesdays-Life Skills/Tech






Wednesdays-P.E (Gym)

Thursdays-Life Skills/Tech



Mondays-Life Skills/Tech



Thursdays-P.E. (Gym)



Mondays-P.E. (Gym)

Tuesdays-Life Skills/Tech




                                 Things to Know for September 2016

No School--Labor Day--Monday, Sept. 5, 2016

No School--Teacher Work Day--Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

Picture Day--Monday, Sept. 19, 2016--Envelopes should be coming home.  Send back with a check or write in credit card number.   There is a way to pay online also.

Conferences--Tues, Sept. 20 and Thurs., Sept. 22--Look for papers about the days and times.


                                      Photos from 2016-17

Working in the Classroom



Pep Rally--Sept. 2, 2016