First Grade Classroom Information
Select your child’s teacher hyperlinked in blue below to see the full list of volunteer opportunities in their classroom. If purchasing food or drink for a class party or event, please note the classroom size and allergy precautions listed below.
Each class at POPCS has a number of PTF Room Representatives who help the events listed below. The 2017-2018 first grade representatives are as follows:
Mrs. Herget’s classroom:
Teacher Assistant: Mrs. Jane Sheldon
Lead Classroom Rep: Melissa Cobb
Mrs. Hahn’s classroom:
Teacher Assistants: Ms. Megan Murfee
Lead Classroom Rep: Kendy Visniewski
Although the events listed below are not PTF sponsored they are supported and staffed by PTF members and families. These events are for the entire first grade year. Field trip volunteers will be gathered through separate email requests as they are planned. Any first grade family is welcome and encouraged to get involved and participate. Thank you in advance for your help. You make a difference.
Teacher Appreciation Lunch Relief
To show our thanks to our amazing faculty and staff, PTF sponsors special lunches throughout the school year. Help is always needed to help cover lunch duty school wide. Dates are October 20, 2017, December 6, 2017 and April 18, 2018.
Harvest Hoe Down
This event is sponsored by the PE department as a celebration of fall and a culmination of the rhythm and dance unit in PE. Each grade learns several dances and performs a specific dance before the entire school and parents. Volunteers are needed to drop off snack, drinks and paper products in the morning October 27. This event is a great photo opportunity so don’t forget your cameras!
The class will spend several weeks transforming their classroom into “Eagleville”. Parents are invited to come visit our “Eagle Mart” grocery store, grab a snack at the “Eagleville Café” or drop by the “First Veterinary Clinic”. Community Fair Day will be on November 16.
Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day
This is a very special time at POPCS! Grandparents and special friends are invited to come to the school on Friday, November 17 and see just what POPCS is all about!
Birthday Party for Jesus
Volunteers will be needed to provide snacks, drinks, paper products, set up and clean up. The party will take place on December 15 from 10:30-11:00 am.
Valentine Box Decorating Party (with parents)
Parents come join your child for a fun afternoon on February 9, beginning at 2pm in your child’s classroom. Parents bring in decorations and together you create a valentine box with your child. The afternoon ends with sharing a cookie snack.
Valentine Exchange Party
Children will bring in a valentine for each of their classmates. The party will take place in February 14 from 2:30-3:00pm. Children exchange valentines, create a craft and enjoy a snack.
Achievement Testing Week
First grade students will be taking their achievement tests during the week of February 26-March 2. Volunteers are needed to provide snacks and water every day that week.
Children create a craft and enjoy a snack on April 3 from 2:30-3:00pm.
The children perform their program with speaking parts and numerous songs. The performance takes place in the Fine Arts Center on April 27.
End of the year fun filled athletic celebration/competition between all of the 1st through 5th grade children attending Lutheran schools in Dallas. Each school has children competing in 6 different field events designed to give kids a taste of track & field, healthy competition and just plain fun. Volunteers will be needed to provide water, snacks, blankets, canopies, and event helper. Field Day occurs on Friday, May 4 from 9am-12:00pm.
First Grade Fun Day
May 23 is a time for teachers and students to enjoy their last full day of class together. The students and teachers spend the morning playing games outside. They have a picnic pizza lunch followed up with ice cream sundaes, movie and popcorn! Volunteer will be needed to provide snacks, drinks and paper goods.
We will attend the Perot Museum ( September 28) and the Dallas Arboretum in the spring.
Field Trip Chaperones
Chaperones going on a class field trip will need to drive their own car and be prepared to pay their own admissions unless they are the designated bus chaperones. Only two parents will be able to ride the buses with the children. Some field trips will only allow two parent chaperones total (such as theater field trips); so more information will be given per field trip.