• Dear First Grade Families,

    Welcome to the start of a brand, new school year!  I am delighted that your child is going to be in my class (B104).  I look forward to meeting you and starting our new year of fun and learning at Tawanka.  It’s going to be a great year! 

    Mark Your Calendars:

    • Tuesday, August 31st 1:00 pm-2:00 pmTawanka Supply Drop Off.  Please bring in your school supplies, see your new classroom (B104), and meet your teacher.
    • Thursday, September 2nd First Day of School! So excited! 8:50 am- -3:35 pm
    • Wednesday, September 22nd Back to School Night--6:00 pm-6:40 pm for first grade 


    • A backpack
    • an art smock or large, old shirt with child's name on it
    • 1 plastic standard size pencil box (8"x 5")
    • 12 sharpened pencils
    • 1 pack of 24 crayons
    • 1" white binder with clear-view cover
    • 1 package of tab binder dividers (about 8)
    • 4 black dry-erase markers 
    • An old sock or whiteboard eraser
    • 1 pair of children’s scissors
    • 4 glue sticks
    • 1 RED plastic folder with prongs and pockets
    • 1 pair of "straight, single-jack" headphones in a Ziploc bag, write name on headphones and baggie
    • 2 large pencil erasers
    • Clorox wipes OR a bottle of hand santizer
    • 1 container of play-doh (any color)
    • A supply of sharpened pencils, a pencil sharpener, glue sticks, crayons, and scissors to be kept at home for homework   


    LUNCH--Your child may buy lunch at school or pack a lunch. Please label your child's lunch box or bag.

    SNACKS & WATER BOTTLES—Each child should bring a water bottle to school as well as a quick, healthy, easy-to-open snack for our daily snack time.  Please be sure to send a snack each day even if your child is buying lunch as your child will get hungry during our long day.  It’s also extremely important for your child to get a full night’s rest and a good breakfast.  

    DISMISSAL—Make a NAMETAG--Please make a nametag for your child and secure it on his/her bookbag.  Include child’s name, teacher’s name, and how your child will go home: Kids Club, Walker, Car Rider, or Buser write his/her afternoon bus number on the tag.

    In addition, please complete the Transportation Home Form 2021-2022 using this link Transportation Home Form and send it to me ASAP so that I am aware of your child’s daily dismissal plan.

    See you soon!  : )            


    Mrs. Kathy Rydzewski