October 13

Notice for AOL Email Accounts

Dear Parents,

If you are an AOL email user, please be aware that you may not receive email notifications due to AOL policies. We are working to resolve this issue with AOL.

Thank you for your patience while we work with AOL to make sure you get classroom notifications from your teacher.


Technology Department

September 8

Remind App

If you haven’t already done so, please take a few minutes and register your phone number with the Remind app.  It’s free, and it allows me to communicate with parents quickly and effectively!


August 18

Welcome to First Grade!

Welcome to first Grade at William Ford Elementary School, room 109. My name is Mrs. Burkholder and I will be your child’s teacher this year. First grade is an incredible adventure, filled with wonderful activities and experiences. We will have fun with science experiments and math investigations, we’ll make new friends, write stories, read fantastic books, and learn how to be a much more independent learner!

In our school, learning is a team effort, and you and I have a common goal…to help your child become an independent, joyful learner. To do this, I will utilize every available minute of our day to enrich your child’s learning. I will also send homework which supports classroom instruction, keep you informed of classroom and school events, and offer a web page with classroom, building, and district information, news, and links. If you do not have internet access, please notify me ASAP so other arrangement can be made for you to receive the information.

As for your support, I would suggest helping your child complete their daily homework, find ways to read to them as often as possible, accompany them to our school activities, call, email, or stop by when you have questions, concerns, or just want to visit, and finally, support them during the various challenges of becoming an independent eight-year old.

Please check back to our blog daily to be up-to-date on everything happening in our classroom and school!  If you subscribe to the blog (right side of page), you will be emailed when information is added or changed.

I look forward to a fantastic year with your and your child!!