1st-3rd Grade

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the staff at Paakuma’ School, we are happy to welcome you to the new school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

  1. Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience.

  2. Completes all homework assignments given by teachers.

  3. Reads daily to develop a love of reading and to improve literacy


  4. Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and go on to


We are attaching a copy of our 1s t grade- 3r d grade policies so that you and your child can review them together. If you have any questions about the policies and expectations, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher. It is very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding standards related to appropriate behavior for a safe and productive school year.

We thank you for your support and look forward to a successful school year!


The 1st - 3rd 
Grade Team

1st - 3rd Grade Policies and Expectations

Students will be allowed to bring backpacks to school. With this, please regularly work with your child to ensure that non-essentials (toys, gum, candy, games, etc.) do not find their way into the backpacks.

Water Bottles
During instructional time students will be allowed to keep water bottles with them at their desks. (No juice, soda, flavor packets, etc.)

Students will be allowed to use the restroom as needed, but are encouraged to use the restroom at recess and lunch.

Birthday Parties - Kinder-3rd Grade ONLY
Students will be recognized in the classroom and throughout the day on their birthday. However, in order to maximize instructional time, birthday parties will not occur. This is a school-wide policy.

Parent are permitted to bring treats to school for their child's birthday. HOWEVER, arrangement must be made with the classroom teacher 2 days in advance. Treats MUST also be store packaged, no homemade food.

If balloon or flower arrangements are delivered to the school they will remain in the office until the end of the day.

If you would like to deliver treats or be in the classroom you MUST complete the parent volunteer application. Please see the parent volunteer tab for more information.

Homework Packets
Homework packets will be distributed on Friday to be returned the following Friday. Late homework packets will always be accepted for full credit. Any questions about homework can be clarified by contacting your student’s teacher via email. Homework packets will begin being sent home on Friday, August 11th, and will be expected back on Friday, August 18th.

Cell Phones
Cell phones will be permitted. However, they are expected to be turned off and put away during school hours.

Make-up Work
Make-up work will only be available for absent students. O
n account of absence will be sent home with the student when he/she returns to school. Parents should review assignments with their child.

Contacting Your Child’s Teacher
The easiest way to get in touch with us is by email, but you may also call or schedule meetings 
through the front office. If we are unable to take your call because we are teaching, we will return your call as soon as possible.

Please see the attached Parent Letters for each teacher's individual classroom and homework expectations

1st grade Parent Letter.docx.pdf
2nd grade Parent Letter.docx.pdf
Ms. Cajiuat Parent Letter.docx
Ms. Elliott Parent Letter.docx
Ms. Hodges Parent Letter.pptx
Ms. Guillen Parent Letter .pdf
Ms. Vance Parent Letter.pdf

1st Grade Supplies
1-5 Classroom Expectations
k-5 Playground Expectations