Mrs. Tolnay

1st Grade Teacher

Hi, my name is Mrs. Lisa Tolnay. I have been teaching for over 30 years. I have taught 5th, 2nd, 3rd,  Kindergarten, 1st in my second school, Infant of Prague and now again beginning 2017-2018 school year here. I don’t have a favorite. I loved something about each and every grade. Teaching is such a rewarding occupation. The kids are always making me feel so blessed to be part of their lives. In addition to teaching I am a mother of two daughters who have made me so proud as well. My daughter Emily is a fashion designer in NYC and my daughter Rachel works in health care. I love spending time with my family whenever we get the chance. Much laughter and love is always part of my time with my family and students! I am in charge of running the Summer Sparklers program each summer. Each year it is a fun filled program and I look forward to it . The teachers and I work hard to make the program the success that it is every year. My free time is spent with my husband and friends, traveling and finding great deals is what I enjoy when I get the chance!




                September 17th-September 21st

Important Dates

Wednesday, September 19th-School Mass -10:30 a.m.

Thursday, September 20th- HSA Meeting-6:30 and Meet the Teacher Night

Please remember to send in a healthy snack with your child every day because the kids are hungry mid-morning and it’s a good way to boost their energy before their ENCORES each day.

Race for Education information is coming home this week.  Please try to fill the label sheet with Relatives and Friends names that you think would like to sponsor your child.  The great thing about this fundraiser is that 100% of all of the money will go directly to our classroom for school field trips .  Thank you for your support!!  Label sheets and attached green sheet are due on Monday.

Reading-  We have been reviewing different consonant sounds and short vowel sounds.  We will continue to do this for the remainder of this month.  

Spelling/Writing-  The first Spelling test for this year on short vowel sounds was a success.  Everyone was prepared and it showed with their grade.  Every Monday your child will be getting new words which will then be written 3x’s each on Mondays and Tuesdays.  As we learn more about writing sentences in school the children will then be able to use what they learn by writing sentences using some of their weekly spelling words.  

Math-  We continue to work on adding groups.  

***Please be sure to always check your child’s homework before it comes back to school.  Spelling words are written in spelling journal.  We do #1-5 on Mondays and 6-10 on Tuesdays.  I don’t give them all 10 at once because they have Math homework also.


Encore Schedule

Monday- Library and Computers-Library books need to be brought back the following week or your child may not take out another book until it is returned.  Fees may be charged at Mrs. Lucas’s discretion.

Tuesday- Gym and Music

Wednesday- Fitness

Thursday- Gym

Friday- Art-All kids need an Art smock old mom’s and Dad’s t-shirts are the perfect art smock for your child.

Gym and Fitness classes require all kids to have sneakers to change into and wear their St. Amelia gym shirt either with their pants(boys) or under their jumper or with the uniform skirt (girls).