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Grade 1 News

Friday September 18, 2020
Dear American Academy Parents,
We all had a wonderful week of surviving another hot week and creating fun STEM projects. Please read below for important updates and information.
PG Movie Permission
Please send in these emails as soon you can. We all have had about half of our classes respond. We really appreciate it! At times throughout the school year we will be using movies in class to supplement lessons or as a reward for good behavior. While we do our best to select G-rated movies, there is the possibility of some movies having a rating of PG (parental guidance).
For example, to wrap up a couple of our Core Knowledge units, we might show a movie that supports our curriculum unit. There are also other various unrated shows we would like to show, like School House Rock and the old Charlie Brown Peanuts shows. Please know that we do screen all movies to ensure they are appropriate.

Please copy and paste the form below into an email, indicate if you do or do not give your permission, then send it to your child’s homeroom teacher as soon as possible. If you choose not to give your permission, an alternate activity will be provided. First and foremost, we will respect your wishes for your student. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your homeroom teacher.

Student Name:
Homeroom Teacher:
Yes, my student has permission to watch PG movies in class.
No, my student does not have permission to watch PG movies in class.
Math Vocabulary Practice
We will be sending the math vocabulary cards home at the beginning of each new chapter for you and your child to practice the definitions. We practice them in class but it is always helpful to have more practice at home. Thank you for your help with this.
Specials Schedule Next Week
Pearson- Music
Pumphrey- PE
Moody- Technology
Upcoming Events
Sep 18th No School- Remote Learning Day
Sep 24 Dress of Choice
Sep 25th No School- Professional Development for Teachers
For more event dates, please visit the Event Calendar on For questions or concerns about an event date, please contact Michele Quintana.

Thank you so much for your partnership with us!

Your First Grade Team
Brittnie Pearson, Catherine Moody, Jorie Pumphrey, Amber Marion, Jessica LeClair, and Katie Vining