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!




                January 14th- January 18th

Important Dates

Thursday, January 17th–6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.–HSA Meeting

Monday, January 21st–Martin Luther King Jr. Day–No School

Reading –  Scholastic book orders due by January 14th.  

Math-   We have begun Chapter 5 on Addition and Subtraction families. 

Social Studies–  We learned about our Hero, Abraham Lincoln last week.  This week we will continue working on more information about Abe and also discuss each child’s family HERO.  Please be sure to complete your family  HERO poster.  It is due this week.  Each child will also be becoming a Super Hero.  We will discussing what their Super Powers are.  Stay tuned. 

Spelling-  Please encourage your child to practice printing weekly Spelling words using their very best printing.  We are now in the second part of First Grade which means that they will be expected to be working on preparing for Second Grade.

Science-  The kids will be finishing up work on Scientific Methods this week.

***Catholic School’s Week Theme this year will be Heroes .  A family project will be coming home on Monday.  Each family will be choosing a Hero that represents their family.  This could be a family member that may have had cancer, served in the military (alive or deceased), or a person who you always admired because of their very good character.  The details will be outlined on the sheet that will be coming home for you to look at.

Our class will be learning about Abraham Lincoln.  He is a Hero to many people.  One main reason is because of his HONESTY.  We began our discussion on Abraham Lincoln last week.  We will be learning more about this great man during the month of January for our Catholic School’s Week theme.


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.