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During our school's closure, please visit the First Grade Team Page and go to the 1st Grade Home Learning Page for links to suggested resources, lessons and activities you can do to help continue learning at home. 

As always, if you need anything or have questions, please do not hesitate to email me at Halerg@pwcs.edu!


Hi First Grade Students and Families, 

I am incredibly sad over the recent news that schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year.  It has been an absolute joy working with your children everyday over the last few months and watching them grow as learners. I will miss our time together in the classroom immensely. I hope everyone is staying healthy and enjoying some extra time with their families. 

During this time away from the classroom, I would love to keep in contact with my students. Please continue to send me pictures of the things your family is doing. I would love to keep our pen pal letters going, too.

Thank you for your continued support at home. 

Mrs. Hale 


We hope you had a nice Spring break! We are missing our students terribly. 

As the county implements what it is calling “Phase 4 of the continuity of Learning Plan”, we wanted to note a few changes that will take effect starting this week, April 13. 

As requested by the county, a weekly schedule has been developed that includes the following:

-60 minutes of combined review lessons and student learning time per week

-60 minutes available per teacher for designated virtual “office” hours

-60 minutes weekly for school counseling, special education support, and English Language Learner support

The designated time currently for first grade teacher office hours is every Monday and  Wednesday  from 9:30am-10:00am. During these designated office hours, your child’s teacher will be available to answer questions you have immediately within that window of time. It does not mean you cannot still email your child’s teacher at other times. They will still respond within the 24-hour time period if you email outside of the office hours. 

For the 60 minutes of review lessons and learning, we will still develop and send out a weekly choice board. Reminder, it can also be found on the Nokesville First Grade Home Learning Page. You will find the choice board for the week of April 13th attached. All of the links, activities and web pages included can be accessed by clicking on them directly in the board. Your child does not have to complete all of the choices. These are optional, suggested activities only. They should spend a maximum of 60 minutes per week on each content area. The schedule suggests doing one subject per day for 60 minutes, which could be any combination of one or more of the choices depending on your child. 

The first grade team has divided the work of each subject. Therefore, if you have any questions directly related to any of the activities in the choice board, you can contact the following First Grade Teacher:

Language Arts (Monday): Mrs. Hale halerg@pwcs.edu

Math (Tuesday): Mrs. Zugibe zugibekr@pwcs.edu

Social Studies (Wednesday): Mrs. Cheshire cheshibk@pwcs.edu

Science (Thursday): Mrs. Byer byerln@pwcs.edu

As always, if you have any questions specifically about your child or account passwords, you can still email your child’s teacher.  

We just want to reiterate that all of these activities are optional. All of these skills have been previously taught. The activities and lessons are meant to review and keep your child’s skills in practice during this time away from the regular school schedule. We do not expect you to replicate a traditional school day or spend hours a day on schoolwork at home. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns. 

Thank you so much for your continued support at home. 


The First Grade Team

Raz Kids- The teacher username for our class is: rghale    Your child has his/her own personal icon with their name and a picture password. If you need this information, please email me.

Epic! Reading-The class code is: nxj0884 Choose your child's name and they can start reading!

School Psychologist Virtual Office Hours: Fridays 10:00-11:00 am 
School Psychologist Name and Email: 
Maddi Ralph ralphma@pwcs.edu