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Teacher Biography 

Mrs. Ward



Hello My name is Mrs. Ward (A.K.A. Miss Jodi) I have been a teacher for 14 years. I graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.  I began my teaching career in the public school system. I taught there for 2 years. I decided to leave public school and began a new chapter in my professional teaching in Catholic school.  I became the full time substitute for the first grade class at St. Athanasius and now, 13 years later I am still the first grade teacher. (Time flies when you love what you do!) I feel it was God's plan for me to become the first grade teacher at St. A's and mold such beautiful young minds.  I teach Reading, Spelling, Phonics, Math, Science and Social Studies.  The students in my class learn through routines, procedures, and a variety of teaching techniques that can reach all students' learning styles.  

Some of my favorites so you may get to know me better:

Favorite Types of Movies; Romantic Comedies and Sports Related 

Favorite Movie: A League of Their Own

Favorite Sitcom: Friends

Favorite Music: I love Motown and Country music 

Favorite Band: Florida Georgia Line (Country band) 

Favorite Singer: Elvis Presley( I've been to Graceland and it was awesome!) Garth Brooks (Country singer).

Favorite Hobby: Watching reruns of the sitcom Friends with my husband Eric and baking!

Favorite Food: Pizza and French fries

Favorite Animal: Lion and an Owl

Favorite Color: Green

I like the Philadelphia Sports teams especially the Phillies and Flyers. I like to travel and see new places and experience new things.  This past summer, I found a new interest in Jazz music!

I am blessed with a wonderful husband, parents, 1 older brother, and a sister-in-law who have two terrific kids, my niece Emilee and nephew DJ.  

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Class News

2018-2019 Welcome Letter

2018-2019 Supply List and Summer Assignment

Please adhere to the school's Handbook on the proper school uniform for both girls and boys.


 Grade 1: Homework Week of May 20th 


Monday 5/20: Letter to Parents in folder-VERY IMPORTANT!

Reading-  First Grade was Blast writing assignment in folder due on Thurs. 5/23

Math- Simple Solution Bk pages 56 & 57 Lesson #28



Tuesday 5/21:Gym day! Wear gym clothes

 Reading-  First Grade was Blast writing assignment in folder due on Thurs. 5/23

Math- Simple Solution Bk pages 58 & 59 Lesson #29


Wednesday 5/22:  Last day for Breakfast and Hot Lunch

 Reading-  First Grade was Blast writing assignment in folder due on Thurs. 5/23

Math- Simple Solution Bk pages 60 & 61 Lesson #30



Thursday 5/23: Pretzels $.50/11:45 dismissal-CARES needs a lunch!

Study for Religion and Spelling Assessments over the long holiday weekend.  School resumes on Tues. 5/28 Final Assessment days 11:45 dismissal days.


Friday 5/24: NO SCHOOL-Closed



May you have a blessed Mother's Day!

Daily Calendar for Gr. 1 for the Month of May:

Wed. 5/1: Test folders sent home sign and return

Thurs. 5/2: Feast of St. Athanasius-DRESS UP DAY!

Thurs. 5/2: Pretzels .$50

Fri. 5/3: Math Simple Solution Quiz

Fri. 5/3: 11:45 dismissal-CARES needs a Lunch

Mon. 5/6: Popcorn Sale Ends

Tues. 5/7: Religion Test

Tues. 5/7: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Thurs. 5/9: Pretzels .$50

Mon. 5/13- Fri. 5/17: Book Fair-buy 1 get 1 free

Tues. 5/14: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Thurs. 5/16: Pretzels .$50

Fri. 5/17: CYO Dress Down Day pay $2.00

Mon. 5/20: End of Letter sent home in Take Home Folder-Rel/Spell study guides sent home for end of year assessments.

Tues. 5/21: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Wed. 5/22: Last day of Breakfast and Hot Lunch

Thurs. 5/23: Pretzels .$50

Thurs. 5/23: 11:45 dismissal-CARES needs a LUNCH

Fri. 5/24: No School-closed-off

Mon. 5/27: Memorial Day-closed-off

Tues. 5/28-Fri.5/31: End of Year Assessments/11:45 dismissal days-CARES needs a lunch.

Fri. 5/31: Last day of CARES





 Mission money collected each day.        Box Tops collected 20 Box Tops= 1 dress pass


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