Belleville School #9

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 Welcome to First Grade!
My name is Donna Roensch (wrench), I've been teaching in Belleville for 10 years.  I've taught first and second grades during the 10 years.  
First grade is a lot of fun.  You will be amazed to see how much your child will learn and grow throughout this year.  
This year is exciting due to a new ELA program.  We will be using a program called Wonders.  Belleville is continuing to use our Math series from last year EnVision Math.  
I look forward to working with all you this year.  If you have any questions please email me

Recent Posts

Last day of first grade!!!!!
I just wanted to say I really enjoyed all of the students this year.  They worked hard and achieved so much.  I will miss all you over the summer.  If you are not coming back to our school I wish you luck and best wishes.  Please keep in touch through email or come and visit!!! 
Have a great summer everyone.  

 Last full day of school!!!
Thursday and Friday are early dismissal days.  (12:35)
The students earned a Pizza party with their Belleville Bucks.  I will be getting pizza tomorrow.  You do not have to send in a snack unless your child does not eat pizza.  
Friday: Please bring in a snack.

 We had 5 caterpillars.  Now we have 1 Chrysalis, 2 forming their j's getting reading for their chrysalis, and two just hanging on the top on the jar!  The kids are so excited!  So am I...

Reminders for June

Happy June!!!!!
1. June 9th, Spring Concert (flyers are going home today)
3. June 14th: 12:35 dismissal
4. June 15th: Field Day
5.  June 15th 6:00-8:00: All-District Elementary Art Show (High School Gym)
6. June 22nd: 12:35 dismissal
7. June 23rd: 12:35 dismissal (Last day of school)

Good afternoon,
Just a reminder there is no school Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26.  We are also closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.  
We do not have Spelling this week due to the short week. 


  • Book Fair start tomorrow.  You can send in money with your child.  Please put the money in an envelope with your child's name on it.  I do not want any money to get lose.  I usually collect the envelopes and will give the students their envelope when it is time to shop. 
  • May 19th: The school Dance flyers were sent home for this event 
  • May 25- May 29: School will be closed for Memorial Day break.

Due to the snow days, the spelling we had this week will be brought to next week.  There will be NO Spelling test this week.  
Tonight is the Pot Luck PTA dinner.  Please come and have fun with all your friends at School 9. 

Good Afternoon! Last day of February! I can't believe it.
  • The Scholastic book order is due Friday, March 3rd. If you would like to order you can order online or send in the order form (filled out) with a check.
  • The Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser for the American Heart Association is due on Thursday.  
  • A flyer was sent home yesterday about Dr. Seuss Day. If you would like to come and read to our class please call Mrs. Zarro to set up a time.  (Thursday, March 2nd) 


  • Tomorrow, is dress down day for $3.  All proceeds will benefit the 5th grade at School #9.
  • School is closed 2/16- 2/21.  School resumes on Wednesday, February 22, 2017
  • Due to the short weeks we will be reviewing.  There will NOT be any spelling during this time.  Spelling will resume February 27,2017.  
  • Please try to attend our PTA Meeting on Wednesday, February 15th at 7:00.

Congradulations to our February student of the month,  Nicolaos! 
Nicolaos is a hard worker, has good manners and is a great friend! 
Good Job Nicolaos! 
This is a picture of our Ruby Bridges projects and class 5 Ws poem that were displayed at the Black History month celebration. 

Good Afternoon! 
I hope everyone had a safe and fun snow day!  I did attend the Black History Month Celebration Wednesday night.  There were so many people there it was hard to see who was there.  What a great turn out for our community!  Students performed songs and poems it was wonderful.  In the spring, we are looking forward to a Multicultural Celebration.  
Today is our 100th day of school already.  The students made necklaces to celebrate their 100th day of first grade. 
I am sending home a few flyers today:
  • Dress Down Day on Valentine's day $3 per student proceeds will benefit the 5th grade graduation.
  • School #9 Goodie Gram Sale.  Parents and family members can send them to the children and students can send them to their friends. 
  • A class list.  If you would like to send in Valentines for the class.  Please NO CANDY, NO NUTS, or anything with EGG.