School House

elcome to First Grade at South School!

First grade is such a special and important time for your child and I am so excited to be a part of it! My name is Stephanie Cournoyer, First Grade Teacher. Our classroom, as a learning environment, is safe, friendly, respectful and fun! It is also a community that encourages a love of learning! I look forward to a great school year with you and all your precious little ones.

We are very fortunate to have Julie Raza and Sasha Drennan as our Developmental Instructional Assistants to support our classroom in the morning. 

On this web page, you will find general information, ways to reach me, our daily schedule, our homework policy and some useful websites.

Other Information

Supplies for your child:

  • A pair of comfortable headphones (in a plastic baggie).  Please label the baggie and headphones with their name.
  • 3-pack of large/jumbo glue sticks (in a plastic baggie).  Please label the baggie and/or glues sticks with their name.
  • A 2-pocket folder to bring notes and notices back and forth to school (labeled with their name).
  • Please have pencils (and erasers) and crayons at home for homework.  We will provide pencils, crayons, and scissors for the classroom.
  • A lunchbox and backpack are also helpful items.  When choosing a backpack, please consider one that is large enough for a folder, a lunchbox, and possibly snow gear but one that your little one can easily handle. 

Wish List: Donations are greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!

  • Tissues
  • Paper Towels
  • Baby Wipes
  • Plastic Baggies (any size)

Absences: Please report all student absences to the main office via the absentee line at 432-6956 or through the Pickup Patrol app.

Dismissals: If there is any change to your child's regular dismissal routine, please use the PickUp Patrol app.

Recess: Please dress the children appropriately for the weather as we will be outside as often as possible, weather permitting. Please label backpacks, lunchboxes, snow pants... with your child's name in the event they are misplaced.

 computer Great Websites

The following are some websites that you and your child can visit for additional practice of first grade skills.


Reading and Phonics Practice

Create Math Facts Flash Cards

General Practice