1st Grade » Welcome to First Grade!

Welcome to First Grade!

Dear First Grade Families,

It is my pleasure to teach your children here at St. Finn Barr Catholic School. As an educational institution, academics are why we are here. Yet, we hope to make 1st grade as much about enjoying learning as the learning itself. Through a love of learning, we become confident lifelong learners. As a Catholic institution, we are more than academics. We prepare young, diverse minds for a future as critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and compassionate children of God.

Looking at 1st grade, literacy is a primary focus. As such, we will be doing a lot of reading and writing. You are encouraged to take an active role in your child’s literacy development by reading with your child daily. Math is also an important subject as 1st graders build the foundations they will need for math in grades to come. Other subjects include religion, science, Spanish, social studies. Art is incorporated into the curriculum.

I look forward to a wonderful 1st grade year. Please feel free to email me at a.lawrie@stfinnbarr.org if you have any questions.


Kindest regards,


Mrs. Lawrie