Welcome to first grade at Mc Bean Elementary! My name is Mrs. Cummings

    This year, your child is going to learn, grow, and explore so many new things. You will be

    amazed at how much growth your child will show and I am so excited that I will be there

    for the journey!

    All About me:

      This will be my 25th year teaching, and my fifth year teaching at

    Mc Bean. I graduated in December of 1988 from Savannah State University with a Bachelor’s

    Degree in General Business Administration. I also graduated from Central Michigan University

     with my Master’s degree in Elementary Education.   I   graduated from Troy University with a Specialist

    Degree.  I received a Specialist degree from Cambridge College in Administration Supervision.



    I believe that communication is essential to your child’s success in first

    grade. I communicate with parents in many ways, such as using Class Dojo,

    personal notes, phone calls, emails, behavior charts, and graded work logs. Please be sure

    to check your child’s folder daily for any communication being sent home. If you have

    any questions or concerns along the way, please feel free to reach out to me using the

    Remind 101 app, an email to sherrmo@Richmond.k12.ga.us, a note sent with your child, or

    by calling the school at 706-592- 3723.



    Your child will have homework MONDAY – THURSDAY. Homework

    assignments are due the following day. Each week, your child will have a homework

    calendar in the front of their folder. Please refer to that each night and initial. Please

    remember to study spelling words, sight words, and math facts daily. Reading logs are

    also to be completed each night (15 minutes) 


    Folders will be sent home daily with homework assignments, monthly behavior

    sheets and important forms that may need to be signed. Conduct grades will be sent

    home each Monday for the week prior (folders do not come home on Fridays) and graded

    papers will be sent home bi-weekly. Graded paper days are indicated on the back of your

    child’s folder. Please sign any forms in the folder and return the following day.



     Please send a note if your child will go home a different way. If your

    child needs to leave school with someone other than a person listed on the release card,

    send a note to school with your child (a note will not be accepted from the person

    requesting to pick up the child). Also, we will not be able to take a verbal message from a

    child. Written notes are required to make any changes to transportation.

    Attendance: We need all children in school daily unless they are sick. Students who are

    absent from school are required to bring a written excuse for their absence the first

    day back at school (parent or doctor). The school will accept and count 5 days of absent

    notes from a parent but the others should come from your child’s doctor. 

    I am looking forward to working with you and your student to make this a great year!


    Bus arrival – 7:45

    Breakfast – 7:45-8:15

    Tardy bell – 8:25

    Student day – 8:15-3:15