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Welcome to First Grade!

Dear first grade parents and guardians

My name is Miss Alto and I will be your child’s teacher this year. I am excited to meet your children and get to know more about them while helping them grow this year.

A little bit about our first grade classroom:


Parent teacher communication is extremely important. If you ever have any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions I am more than happy to visit with you. You can call, email, or stop by the school. The North Star webpage and our first grade Facebook page will also be updated frequently.


This year the North Star school is trying to connect with parents through Facebook. The school has a page; “North Star Schools” that will post school related information. I will also have a page for first grade. The group will be secret and only guardians of my students will be invited and able to see what I post. If you would like to be invited to the secret group please let me know your Facebook email and I will invite you.

We will also have a private classroom Facebook page that will be available only to the guardians of the students in our classroom and the North Star administration. If you have not been invited to the Facebook page and would like to, please email me. The classroom page will have updates, important information, pictures, and more!

Take Home Folder

A black school folder will stay in your child’s backpack. One side will contain papers to be returned to school. The other side will be papers to stay at home. Please check your student’s backpack nightly.


Everyday your student will be learning new information so it is important they come to school. If they will be absent please let me know and I will help keep them on track.


We will have weekly spelling tests to go along with each Reading skill we learn. Your student will not have homework unless they choose not to use their time wisely in school or if we have a project that may need parent assistance. Spelling words and homework will be sent home in the take home folder and they will also be on the Facebook page and my school webpage.


North Star Elementary students are offered a milk break each afternoon. You may choose to send a healthy snack with your student each day for milk break.

Your child may bring in a water bottle each day and will be allowed to keep it at their desk to drink throughout the day.


  •  1 Box pencils (Ticonderoga)
  • 2 Erasers-rectangular/pink
  • 2 Large glue sticks
  • 1 Pair of scissors
  • 1 Box of 16 crayons
  • 1 Wide lined notebook
  • 1 Box of tissues
  • 1 Box of 8 Crayola markers
  • Water bottle
  • Velcro Shoes for Gym
  • Velcro Shoes for Daily Wear

Please feel free to contact me at school at 701-968-4416, by email at I welcome your thoughts and am looking forward to working together to make first grade a successful year!

Miss Alto


“Individually, we are on drop. Together we are an ocean.” ~Ryunosuke Satoro

“The more you use your brain, the more you’ll have to use.”

Dr. Seuss