• Welcome to First Grade! 

    I am looking forward to teaching your child this school year. This is a very important year in your child's education. These are my expectations for each child in first grade:
    • Come to school each day and be on time (7:45)
    •  Be prepared to listen and learn
    •  Follow directions
    • Make every effort to complete all assignments
    • Abide by classroom, school and the Birmingham City School System rules
    • Respect themselves, other students and faculty members/staff at Minor
    • Have a Positive Attitude

    Attendance is extremely important.  Please be sure your child is at school on time, each day unless they are sick.  When your child is absent, remember to send a written excuse the next day. 

    All first graders need to READ, READ, READ.  I can't stress that enough.  The only way to become fluent readers is to practice, so I need you to be sure your child is reading every day at home.  This makes such a huge difference in reading ability. 

    If you need to talk to me please feel free to send me a note or leave me a message in Minor’s school office at 231-6555 or email me at tleonelli@bhm.k12.al.us.

    You are also welcome to come eat lunch with your child. Our lunch is scheduled from 10:50 to 11:20.


    I will work hard and expect to have a very successful school year.