My name is Heather Beahm and I will be your child’s first grade teacher this year! I love first grade! I am sorry I didn’t get the chance to meet you today, but I am currently on FMLA (family medical leave) after the birth of my little girl mid-May. I will be returning to the classroom full time right after October break! In the meantime, I will be working behind the scenes to help support our fabulous long-term substitute, Amanda Tamo, in starting off our school year. You are in good hands! I also have a first grade son this year, as well as a preschooler and a 2 year old, so I will be on campus most days for drop off and pick up, so please feel free to say hi!
First grade is such a wonderful year – reading, writing stories, making friends, math, spelling tests, art -- real “big school” things! Together, we will enjoy your child’s successes; this will be a year of wonderful growth in all areas, including responsibility and independence! Do share in all of your child’s wonderment and joy, it will be a fun year!
Going home today are many school information papers that need to be returned to school as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your cooperation, I’ll be sending home other classroom information later.
Information about parent volunteers will come later; we need a little time to get to know your children before we make schedules for you to help out! We appreciate all that you can do for us! I look forward to meeting each of you and sharing the joy of first grade with you and your child. If you have concerns during this time, please email Mrs. Tamo or Mr. Bivens.
Also, please remember to send your child a snack for morning recess, they get very hungry and try to eat their lunch!
Happy First Day of School!
--Heather Beahm and Amanda Tamo