• Christmas Bazaar

  • Thanksgiving cards for Ronald McDonald House - PreK

  • Saint Athanasius School

  • PreK: Community Helpers Week: Dentist

  • Making cards for the Ronald McDonald House

  • 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 Assignments


Black History Show 


Grade 1: Weekly Homework: Homework sheet can be found on page 58 in the Planner.


Monday 12/3:

Reading-Journeys PB pg. 83

Religion- Do Writing paper in "Take Home Folder"



Tuesday 12/4:Gym day!

Reading- Journeys PB pg.88

 Math- Simple Solution Lesson # 9 pages 18 & 19

Spelling-   See sheet in "SP" book.



Wednesday 12/5: 

Reading- Journeys PB pg. 87

Math- Sadlier Bk pg. 62 #'s 7-12

Spelling-   See sheet in "SP" book.



Thursday 12/6: Test folders sent home/Pretzels

Reading-  Journeys PB pg. 94 (this is also Spelling homework.)

Science-   Complete the paper in S & S book.




Grade 1: Daily Calendar December:

Come Lord Jesus

Tues. 12/4: Gym day! wears gym clothes

Wed. 12/5: Christmas Show Letter sent home

Thurs. 12/6: Pretzels sold .50

Fri. 12/7: Math Simple Solution Quiz Lessons 5-9

Tues. 12/11: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Wed: 12/12: Religion STUDY guide sent home in "R" book

Thurs. 12/13: Christmas Show at LaSalle HS @ 7pm

Thurs. 12/13: Pretzels sold .50

Fri. 12/14: Polar Express PJ day

Fri. 12/14: Spelling study guide sent home in "SP" book

Tues. 12/18: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Tues. 12/18: Spelling test

Wed. 12/19: Religion Test on Chapter 1

Thurs. 12/20: Christmas Card Exchange Day

Thurs. 12/20: Pretzels sold .50

Fri. 12/21: 11:45 dismissal/Christmas Break Begins!

No CARES on 12/21.










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