• Presidents' Day

  • 100 Days

  • PreK - Phanatic about Reading

  • Gr1 - Using the smart board to enhance math skills

  • BoxTop

  • Office Staff

  • Green Team - Taking care of our environment

  • Building Robots

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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


During Inclement Weather please adhere to the OPTION C alerts and watch the news for updated school delays or school closings.  

Students who wear snow boots to school-MUST bring their school shoes to change into at school.  Boots can not be worn all day!  

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


 Grade 1: Homework Week of February 18th  homework sheet found on page 80 of the planner.


Monday 2/18: No School-President's Day




Tuesday 2/19:Gym day! Wear gym clothes

Reading- Journeys PB pg. 160

Math-  SS bk pages 36 & 37 Lesson #18



Wednesday 2/20: 

Reading-  Journeys PB pg. 163

Math-  Complete worksheet in "M" book

Religion-  Study guide sent home in "R" book begin studying for test on Wed. 2/27



Thursday 2/21: Pretzels/Test Folders Signed

Reading- Complete the Homophone paper in "E" book

Math-  Sadlier book page 204

Science- SS book pages 24 & 25 Lesson #12

Religion- Study for test! 



Spelling Homework Sheet Wk of 2/11-2/18:

Spelling Words with /ch/:











 Have a heart be kind to one another!

Daily Calendar for Gr. 1 for the Month of February


Fri. 2/1: 11:45 Dismissal-CARES Needs a lunch

Tues. 2/5: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Wed. 2/6: Phillies Day! wear your Phillies shirt or red and white

Thurs. 2/7: Picture Day! wear your regular school uniform

Thurs. 2/7: Pretzels

Fri. 2/8: 100th Day Celebration-dress like your 100 yrs old!

Tues. 2/12: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Thurs. 2/14: Math Test on Chapter 3

Thurs. 2/14: Happy Valentine's Day-cards due

Thurs. 2/14: DJ Party for students who qualify

Thurs. 2/14: Pretzels

Fri. 2/15: No school for students-Teacher Professional Development

Mon. 2/18: President's Day-NO SCHOOL!

Tues. 2/19: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Wed. 2/20: Religion study guide sent home in "R "book

Thurs. 2/21: Test folders sent home

Thurs. 2/21: Pretzels

Tues. 2/26: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Wed. 2/27: Religion Test

Thurs. 2/28: Pretzels

Fri. 3/1: 11:45 Dismissal-CARES needs a lunch!



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


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