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Mrs. Jill Rucker

August 2023

Dear First Graders,

           It’s hard to believe the summer is almost over and we are getting ready to start first grade! My name is Mrs. Rucker and I will be your teacher this year! It is time for me to put away my bathing suits, beach bag, and sunscreen and prepare Room 123 for you! It has been a relaxing and fun-filled summer. I went to the beach, lacrosse tournaments, swam, and worked as a divisional director at a local day camp. Emma and Abby, our daughters, keep Mr. Rucker and I very busy. We can’t believe we have an Eighth and Nineth Grader and I will miss spending everyday with them, but I am also excited to begin a new school year with all of you!

           Thursday, August 31st is going to be a special day for all of us! Meet and Greet is a time for all of our friends to come into our new classroom, find where we sit, and see some of the activities we’ll do in first grade!  I hope you and your family will be able to visit between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. This is a super time to bring in all of your new school supplies. This way you can put away your own first grade tools and you’ll be all ready for the first day of school!

           On the first day of school, all you’ll need is your backpack, no wheels please, a healthy snack, lunch or lunch money, and a happy face. Make sure you get lots of rest the night before school starts because we have a very busy and fun day planned.

         I can’t wait to meet you and your family. I know we’ll have a super year in first grade!

                                                                                                                                                           Your Friend,

                                                                                                                                                           Mrs. Rucker