Dear Parents,

This year SAS is piloting a new approach to teaching handwriting for children in PreK-2nd grade. Please find attached below information about this new program, Handwriting Without Tears. We will discuss this in further detail at the Open House. If you have immediate questions before the Open House, please contact your child’s teacher.

Handwriting Information


Grade 1 Team

Welcome to Grade 1!

Welcome to the Grade 1 Team Blog!

This is our second year¬†piloting a new approach to communicating with families. From this team blog site you will have access to each classroom teachers individual site. The purpose of this team blog is to ensure consistent information is shared amongst grade 1 parents. On this site you will find access to all sorts of information, including, but not limited to, ¬†grade level benchmarks and standards, important dates, parent communication information as well as articles and research to help you guide your child through this important time in their lives. To learn more about what’s happening in each classroom, please click on your child’s class.

One item that the entire grade 1 team believes is important is the safety and well-being of your child. SAS has a temporary guardianship form that they require to be filled out in the event that the primary caregiver is out of town. Please find the link below and complete and return it to the Elementary office.


We look forward to a wonderful year together and please do not hesitate to ask any of us if you have any questions or concerns!


Jennifer and Marlyn (1JF), Lindel and Marilyn (1LL), Andrea and Vera (1AJ), Noah and Jessica (1NF) and Emerald and Lucy (1EG)