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12 December 2019

Dear Families,

The pilgrim presentation went very well. 

The students worked hard on their lines,

and used clear voices to present their parts. 

We are very proud of them. 

Notes: Thank you for the cookies from our

Lutheran church Wednesday night Advent Worship attendees. 


You made their celebration extra special by your caring.


Veterans Thank You - The first graders sent cards of caring to the Veteran's Home in NH.


The facility sent a thank you for the students caring about them. 


Scholastic book orders are due tomorrow.  I am hoping the order will be back by Christmas break. 


Wow!  The students earned 8 cookie circles in ART class for on-going good effort and behavior.

We celebrated with a real cookie! 

Weather reports:

The students presented their 5 day weather reports with gusto! 

I think we have some budding meteorologists. 


Have a blessed evening! 


December 5, 2019

Dear Families, 

Here are some updates.

*Advent cookies are due Monday, Tuesday. and Wednesday. 

Thank you for sharing and caring. 

1 hour of parent volunteer time will be given for each dozen. 


*No share next week. Students will be presenting their weather reports.

They made their posters in class.

The home assignments is for your child to see or hear

a weather report on a device, radio  or TV.   Thank you!


*Christmas program clothing will be dressy Christmas attire. 

Do make sure your child is comfortable in the clothing.


*New Year request:

All the students could use a new package of markers. 

Consider sending your child in with a new set for the New Year. 

Thank you.  They just don't make things like they used to.


*December 18th - The first graders will present a Pilgrim program

during chapel. 

Come and see the cuteness!  10:45 am in the church sanctuary


* Snow clothes -  Thank you for sending in snow clothes for

the students.  They are delighted to play in the snow at recess. 

Thank you for drying it out at night and sending it back. 

Do help our children remember their inside shoes or sneakers. 

Thank you very much! 


* Reading packet:  A reading packet went home today. 

The one page stories are examples of the Oral Reading Fluency

prompts that are part of the reading assessments. 

Keep them for an extended opportunity to practice reading at home,

and to prepare for the assessments.

The assessments will be a story they have not seen. 

Have a restful and safe weekend. 

God's blessings,  AnnMarie ?


Dear New-Student Parents and Guardians,

Our Gr. 1 - 8 Christmas program is at 6:30 on December 18th

in the church sanctuary.   Maybe your family would like to attend.

Our class schedule looks like this:

Students are usually seated by 8:25 am.  Students begin arriving at 8:10. 



Sometimes a new school parent might want to stay for a bit and

watch their child get acclimated.  That is always fine. 

Students bring full snow clothes for outdoor play during the

11:30 - 12:00 recess. 

Each child brings a large snow clothes bag for wet items.

Parents provide for 2 snacks, and a lunch time each day. 

Friday is pizza order day (see our office person for the order forms)

and bake sale treats day (all treats are 50 cents).

1 Wednesday most months, students may order something

called "Breakfast for Lunch" - hot lunch. 

(Some parents buy the lunch and join their children in the cafeteria.)

I don't want to overwhelm you with too much information,

but I want to let you know what our children do during their days. 

We will get you caught up in no time.  ?

Thank you!  AnnMarie 



November 26, 2019

Grade 1 hosted a buddy group get together today. 

We invited 3rd and 4th grade to our classroom for

popcorn, juice and a Thanksgiving animated movie

called The Mouse on the Mayflower

We received letters from our buddies as well. 

The buddies asked some holiday questions in their letters. 

The letters went home for extended reading enjoyment. 

The students are excited for their holiday. 

They are excited to be with family. 

They all have their favorite foods too. 

It seems strange to say - but I will see you in December.

God bless you all! 

AnnMarie Riendeau


October 24, 2019

Greetings Parents,

The first graders created bird feet with clay to show their knowledge of animal design. 

First Grade Notes:

Community Kitchen food donations are accepted for the next 2 weeks. 

Student photos went home Friday - Of course, they are super cute!

Classroom  photos will go home on Monday in a yellow envelope.

Phonics readers:

These paper copy stories go home most days. 

They were read in class and need to be practiced.

They are home work for students to read to an adult.

Enjoy celebrating student success and reading confidence.   ?

They may be added to the monthly reading log. 

Conference sign ups:  A schedule went out in a group e-mail. 

I have been receiving responses.  Thank you! 

Book returns:

Gr. 1 book bag opportunities with leveled readers - add to reading log.  Send in the bags with books for a trade. 

Friday is TCS library day.  Some books are over due.  Return any day of the week. 

This coming week:

October reading logs are due.  October Bible verses are due.

Have a restful, rainy day.  ☔? 

Blessings, AnnMarie 







Thursday, October 3, 2019

Good Evening Families,

*Tomorrow is our apple orchard field trip.  ?

Do send in outdoor boots or a change of shoes.

Layered clothing for cooler weather is a good idea.

Send in car seats.

*TCS Library tomorrow - books are due.

*Keene Public Library applications are due tomorrow - orange form. 

*All Family photo projects are due on Monday,October 7th.

* Casual Dress - allowed on Tuesday, October 8th.  ?

*Gr. 1 book bags can be sent in (for an exchange) on any day.

Have a great evening! 



24 September 2019

Greetings Dear Parents,

The first graders did some cooperative problem solving today in math class. 

It was great to see them work together to put the days of the week cards in order. 

I did not need to help them - Wow! 


We have our Library field trip tomorrow (1:15 - 2:40) - we are all set for drivers. 

Thank you chaperones.

Chapel tomorrow 10:45- First graders help. 

Ice cream social tomorrow - 6:30.  We hope to see you!  ?

✳Great Report - the first graders got a good report in both Gym class and Music class today! 

Way to show the Fruits of the Spirit kids!  ?

Reading lesson books - Students are assigned to read their

Xerox book to someone each night to practice the skills.

Thank you!  ?

Mrs. Riendeau

September 19, 2019

Hello Parents,

Here are some updates:

*Tomorrow is Friday school library book return.

*Return Gr. 1 book bags after child enjoys the two books.

I will help child choose 2 more. 

*Friday is no longer casual dress day. 

It is school dress code.

*TCS dress code (plain colored)  sweaters or sweatshirts

are allowed in the classroom.  The days are getting cooler.

Maybe you'd like for your child to leave one in their locker. 

*School Store is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:10 to 8:28. 

Some children need help from home with their feelings about school store.

I support all family perspectives.   Kiddos can accept their family's plan.  


* Money at school- The students are very kind and caring to each other,

and want to share their money for store and bake sale. 

I let them know that they are kind, but shouldn't share $

because someone will be left out, and someone might

get food or items that parents do not support.


?Congratulations to the first graders! 


They got good reports in both Gym and Art today! 


*Do sign those Kid Sight permission slips- this is a great (free) opportunity! 


Enjoy this beautiful evening- A gift from God! 



Thursday, September 12, 2019

Hello First Grade Families,

In support of our first 5 day week,

I've been planning in more breaks and movement time. 

We had been doing well until today.

The kids had trouble with listening today.

They were popping like popcorn.  ?


I will chat with each child tomorrow on the details.

It is important that they understand how they can improve. 

I think their enthusiasm and friendships are great,

but we will work on a balance with focus and following directions.


We did accomplish some special lessons today despite the interruptions.

For a few examples, we made mushrooms with clay,

and enjoyed an experiment with an air blowing machine. 


Onward and upward tomorrow. ?

Blessings, AnnMarie

1st Grade Teacher


August 14, 2019


Dear First Grade Families,

I hope and pray you are having a great summer!

God's beauty and bounty are all around us.

I look forward to hearing  the children share their stories of summer.


As you already know, on Thursday, August 22nd,

we will host an open house for first grade.   We will meet in the

chapel at 6 pm with introductions and some updates.

Then, I will see you back in the classroom for a brief welcome presentation

(with important information & handouts) and some fellowship.  ?


Do let your child know that the toy corner will not be open that evening.

I will be explaining toy time when we are in school.


The classroom is coming together!

On Thursday, students might enjoy looking for their name in different locations.

They should try out their  desk and chair.

On August 22nd, (before you leave) I recommend

you take your child for a walk from the back door

to their locker to help them to feel comfortable when school starts.


For the first day of school, you may come in with your child,

take a photo, and get them situated.


Feel free to drop off their supplies on the 22nd if you'd like.

Putting your child's name on everything helps a lot.


I am excited about the school year with this delightful group of students,

and awesome parents!   I will see you on the 22nd!


God bless your weekend and the rest of the summer!

*Don't forget a stuffy toy for the back to school bear theme.


In His Service,

AnnMarie Riendeau

May 9, 2019


Hello First Grade Families,


We have a field trip tomorrow to Hooper Institute.

Drop off car seats in the morning.

Thank you chaperones from these families - Francis, Parker, and Ruczko.

We will see you tomorrow morning at 8:55 am.

Let's load up the kiddos by 9:00 am.

We are headed to Prospect Hill Rd. in Walpole, NH.

We will need your help at the various tool centers.


Cereal Commercials:  Wow!  I would buy the

wonderful cereal products that the students

invented and advertised.  They all used their

enthusiastic, selling voice, and offered some

great benefits!

Great job everyone on the fourth quarter project!


Science:  Parents ask your students what is digestion?

Today we talked about God's design for digesting food.

The students did an experiment with munching food into mush.

They used a baggie, water, and a set of model teeth.


Have a blessed evening, AnnMarie


April 30, 2019

Good Afternoon, First Grade Families.

Please read these few updates:

First Grade wrote letters to Mayor Kendall Lane and invited the Mayor to our school.

He has accepted the invitation.

He will be here on May 13th to meet the first graders.

We are very, very excited!

The first graders wrote a class book called Down By The Bay.

They sang the story song to Gr. K students.

Wow, it is almost May!  The blossoms and green buds are lovely.

There will be a sub in first grade tomorrow, Wednesday, May 1st.

Mrs. Francis will be with the children. I am sure they will show their best , helpful effort for her.

Thank you Mrs. Francis! I will be at the Lebanon hospital to support my son and his family.

Thank you for your prayers and support at this time.

I can feel God's peace and hope for the situation to bring God glory.

Notes: Car seats on Friday for the Langdon Place field trip.

Students should wear something a little dessy for their program.

The Hooper field trip form went home yesterday. It is due on May 6th with $5.00 cash.

Cereal Commercial boxes are due on Monday, May 6th.  No other share that week.

The Scholastic book orders are due on May 13th. This is the final order for the year.

Thank you!

I should be back on Thursday.

Happy May Day!

In God's service,


Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 11:35 AM

Working with Maps

Today students worked with maps.  They  heard a story about map symbols.

They worked in teams.  Each team made a map of TCS. 

It was amazing to watch them problem solve the space and collaborate with ideas.

They decided on a word bank needed for labeling their maps. 

Great job first graders! 


*Xerox books go home most days for home reading.  Add to your monthly reading log.

* Cereal Box commercials are due on May 6th.   No regular share that week. 

* Langdon place permission slips are due on April 29th .  I will contact chaperones.

God's Blessings, 

AnnMarie Riendeau.


April 12, 2019

Dear Families,  Have a restful weekend.

Our math lesson on Thursday was about using a calculator. 

The students used the addition and subtraction function. 

Notes: Thank you for the Lenten Cookie donations. 

An hour of parent volunteer time was submitted for your

family for each dozen.

The Lutheran Church congregation says , "Thank you very much!"

April 18th - Noon Dismissal

April 19th - No School

Have a blessed Easter!  Our Lord has won the victory for us!  

AnnMarie Riendeau

January 17, 2019, Trinity Christian School -

1st Grade Project

Third quarter (home) project: 


It is time to begin the recycle robot projects.


Save some boxes, bins, bottles, and

cans to construct a fun robot.


It does not need batteries or welding. 


It can be kid-powered, and put together with wires or duct tape.


It is due on February 18th.


There will be no regular share on that week as kids will be showing their robots.


In class, students will write a story about their robot and make an illustration.

The educational emphasis of this project is ...


science-simple machines and technology, social- presenting / inventing,

and environment- recycling and reusing.


There is a notice on your child's folder with more information.


Enjoy the sunshine.  ?

Ann Marie Riendeau