• Hi! My name is Stephanie Albertini and I am your child’s first
grade teacher. I like to take this opportunity to introduce
myself both professionally and personally.
• I received my undergraduate degree from Emmanuel
College in Business Management and Psychology. After
deciding to make a career change I returned to Emmanuel
where I earned a Master’s degree in Education.
• Personally, I am married with 2 children, a girl 17 years old
and a boy 15 years old. My husband and I enjoy being
involved in all aspects of their lives.
Expectations For Students,
Parents, and Teacher
Follow Wrentham Public Schools core
Continuous Growth and Learning
How can you help the teacher?
• Label all your child’s belongings.
• Put your child to bed at a reasonable hour.
• Practice shoe tying, address, birthday, zipping and buttoning, correct
scissor use, and phone number.
• Teach personal hygiene.
• Encourage using polite words and good manners at all times.
• Teach cleaning up after yourself.
• Don’t tell them you will pick them up if don’t plan on it.
• Don’t tell them if you don’t feel good go to the nurse and I will pick
• Help your child stay organized. Have homework folder, sneakers for
gym, library book, etc.
• Read at least 15 minutes a night with your child- practice, practice,
• Let me know if there is anything going on personally- divorce, death
• Every day be sure to provide a snack with
a drink. Children have an option to buy or
bring their own lunch. If your child is
buying lunch, milk is included. Mrs. White
offers a main choice, chef’s salad, chicken
patty and pizza everyday for $2.25. Milk
only is $.50. A pre-paid lunch ticket is also
available. The cafeteria is open tonight if
you would like to sample food and check
• If your child is going to any other destination
other than his or her assigned bus stop you
must get permission from Dr. Peterson.
• If you paid to ride the bus please have the
bus pass attached to your child’s backpack.
• Please try to keep pick up as consistent as
possible to ensure that your child gets to
where he/she needs to be.
• Children are picked up in
the Delaney cafeteria.
• A note will be required for
• Unexpected dismissal
need to be called into the
office. Do not e-mail or
call me because a
substitute teacher can’t
access my e-mail.
• To celebrate birthdays children will take a
trip to the birthday basket, wear a special
hat for the day and receive a birthday
pencil from Dr. Peterson. Summer birthday
will be celebrated in June.
• Weekly volunteers are used to run book groups, play
math games, help with writing, etc.
• Please fill out volunteer form in folder if you are
interested in volunteering.
• When there is a special event and I need several
volunteers I will send home a general notice with the day
and time. All classroom parties will be coordinated with
my headroom parent.
• When visiting always sign in at the office.
• All volunteers are required to fill out a Cori form. This
may be done in person in the Superintendent's office.
• Children of volunteers must act appropriately.
• Confidentiality is a must!
• Our reading program has been designed to develop successful,
lifelong readers. This comprehensive program targets skills like
reading comprehension, vocabulary, spelling, phonics, grammar,
sequencing and oral speaking skills.
• Vocabulary (Word Wall Words) and phonic skills are taught at the
beginning of each week. The students then apply their
accumulating decoding skills to the main literature selection for that
week. This program also provides Leveled readers to reinforce
reading and language skills for varying proficiency.
• The reading program also has a writing component which includes
journal and story writing. I supplement the program with a Writer’s
Workshop which will begin in December or January. When the
children begin writing independently I encourage inventive spelling.
The only words I expect written correctly are the Word Wall Words.
• A Family Times letter will be sent home every week informing you of
the skills the children are learning.
• Wrentham Public Schools is in its seventh year using the Harcourt
Math program. It consists of 6 units teaching various concepts such
as, math vocabulary, addition/subtraction, graphs, money, time,
measurement to name a few. The children will learn math through
workbook pages, hands on activities, games and technology.
• At the beginning of each chapter a school/home connection letter
will be sent home. It will inform you of the concepts being taught in
• Approximately every week the children will be tested on the skills
learned in the chapter. A review worksheet will be sent home for
homework the night before the test.
• Harcourt math has a great website that reinforces skills learned in
the chapter. I have put directions in your folder.
• Handwriting is taught twice within the seven-day schedule. A
handwriting handout is attached so proper techniques can be
reinforced at home. Please encourage neat handwriting and
• Science consists of 3 units: Balance and Motion, Plants and Air and
Weather. This is a hands-on, observation and investigation program
that encourages exploration and higher level thinking.
• Social Studies is explored through literature, crafts, videos,
technology and discussion. Topics that are covered are
Geography, Economics, Civics and Government.
• Open Circle is conducted 1-2 times a week. It a comprehensive
social and emotional learning program that supports elementary
school children in developing the skills needed to be good learners
and to form healthy, positive relationships with people throughout
• Teachers assess all abilities (cognitive, social, and
emotional) to determine if “challenge” work should be
• One major challenge in first grade is learning patience
and listening to others. Those skills are essential in the
process of becoming life long learners.
• In order to be given challenge work, students
must be able to:
-Independently read and understand directions
-Work quietly without any help
-Not disrupt teacher or class during lesson time
• School policy for First Grade is 10-20 minutes a
• Please supervise the homework and have your
child use correct letter and number formation.
• Encourage neat careful printing and coloring.
• Check to see if they printed their name on their
• Many students need to be guided all year long.
Conference and Report Cards
• Report cards will be sent home four times per year:
November, February, April, and June.
• We meet for conferences in November and May.
• Report cards will be sent home before our conference.
• If you have any questions and concerns don’t hesitate to
• You can contact me by e-mailing, sending in a note or
leaving a message. I will get back to you as soon as
• Fall conferences will be held Nov. 16th in the
afternoon and Nov. 18th in the evening. Sign up
sheets will be available at open house.
• No school work will be supplied ahead of
time for vacation. This policy is in the
• School work will be collected during the
time your child is absent. One week will
be given to make-up any work
Who is Who?
• Dr. Marsden- Superintendent of Schools
• Dr. Peterson- Principal of Delaney School
• Mr. Grenham- Principle of Roderick School
• Mrs. Richardson- School Nurse
• Mrs. Traversi- Computer Teacher
• Mrs. Hendy- Art teacher
• Mrs. Drake- Health teacher
• Mrs. Jones- Music teacher
• Mrs. Lamb- Reading Specialist
• Mrs. Stocking- Reading Specialist/Ell teacher
• Mrs. Lovejoy- classroom aid
• Mrs. Robinson- classroom aid
• Mr. Moon- Gym teacher
• Mr. Maguire- Gym teacher
• Miss Maloney- Sixth Grade teacher whose class we “buddy” up with
small prizes for prize box
small water bottles
• First Grade is an exciting time. I look forward to
a wonderful year of learning and growing
• Please try not to compare your child’s progress
or work with that of an older sibling, a friend or
any other child. Each one is a unique individual
who learns at his/her own pace.
• There are 3 different reading programs being
taught in first grade. Reading Street will be fully
implemented next year.