• Thanks to the Giant of Warminster. We love the balls!

  • Green Team - Taking care of our environment

  • Thank You!

  • Happy Anniversary Ms. Travis!

  • Grade 5 - Pep Rally 2018

  • Office Staff

  • Grade 5: Ballroom Dance Competition

  • 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 Assignments


Black History Show 




Grade 1: Weekly Homework: Homework sheet can be found on page 36 in the Planner.


Monday 9/17:  

Reading: Journeys PB pg. 1

Math: Play First in Math for 10 minutes on Just the Facts.

Religion: Study bible scriptures in "R" book.


Tuesday 9/18:

Reading: Journeys PB pg. 6

Spelling: See sheet in "SP" copybook

Religion: Study bible scriptures in "R" book.


Wednesday 9/19:

Reading: Journeys PB pg. 10

Spelling: See sheet in "SP" copybook

Religion: Study bible scriptures in "R" book


Thursday 9/20: 

Reading: Journeys  PB pg. 12

Math-Play First in Math for 10 minutes on Just the Facts


Grade 1: Daily Calendar

Fri. 8/31: Off

Mon. 9/3: Labor Day- Off

Tues. 9/4: 1st full day of school- Breakfast, Hot Lunch, CARES begins.

Tues. 9/4: GYM DAY-wear the proper gym uniform

Fri. 9/7: Cleaning Supplies due

Mon. 9/10: Planners, Behavior sheets, Take Home folders begin

Mon. 9/10: Summer Reading Assignment due

Tues. 9/11: GYM DAY-wear the proper gym uniform

Wed. 9/12: Back to School Night @ 7pm

Thurs. 9/13: Pretzels sold for $.50

Fri. 9/14: Supply Money due to Mrs. Ward $30.00 in CASH

Tues. 9/18: GYM DAY-wear the proper gym uniform

Thurs. 9/20: Pretzels sold for $.50

Tues. 9/25: GYM DAY-wear the proper gym uniform

Thurs. 9/27: Pretzels sold for $.50

Fri. 9/28: Spelling Study Guide sent home in "SP" book



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