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Mrs. Edgell

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Nice to Meet You!

     Hi, I'm Mrs. Edgell, and I'm so excited to be your child's new 1st grade teacher. Currently I live in Rio Vista with my husband Garry, and our 2 adorable pups, Bella and Mia.  I've been teaching 1st grade for 23 years, and at Tassajara Hills since we've opened. Prior to teaching, I stayed home with my children and had a licensed family day care for 13 years. So.... I've always loved working with children!

     While teaching is one of my “loves”, I also treasure the time I spend with my family.  Garry and I have 3 grown children, Jamaica, Loren and Gavin. The boys are both graduates of Monte Vista, as well as my husband, (graduated MV’s 2nd year). Loren has 3 delightful children and is getting remarried this upcoming May. Gavin and Tara were married last September and just bought a new home. Jamaica recently returned to the Bay Area and is enjoying her new life with her 2 kitties. Sooo thrilled! We are incredibly fortunate they all live within an hour away, and life is always on the go! When we do have spare time though I love relaxing by working in my garden, cooking, reading and doing crossword & jigsaw puzzles. We also love to travel to Europe when we can! :)

School Website & Forms

Book Faire April 22-26


Weekly Schedule


Monday - P.E:  9:20-10:05

(PE shoes & water bottle!)

Tuesday - Computer Lab: 1:10-1:55
Wednesday - P.E.:  9:15 - 10:05

(PE shoes & water bottle!)

Thursday - Music: 9:20-10:20

Science:  11:15-12:05

Friday - Library:  11:35-12:05




Linsday Museum Trip - Sooo Fun!!
Linsday Museum Trip - Sooo Fun!!

Our Wonderful 1st Grade Class News!

Hi P-1 Families,


I hope you are having a great week. We're loving this sunshine (despite some of our bad allergies) and had a wonderful week in first grade. We had our 2nd Jr. Achievement lesson from Mrs. Plettner, and "cashed in" some of our "Fun Friday" free choice time yesterday. Please be sure to check the homework cover sheet for upcoming dates and activities, or our class website. 


-Our first grade performance is during Multi-Cultural night, next Thursday 4/25 from 6-7 PM in the MPR! Please see the attached flyer. It was also attached to last weeks homework in their homework folder.  Multicultural Night Flier #3=4-25-19.pdf (PDF)

Student's are kindly asked to arrive at the classroom at 5:45 and wear a black shirt and black pants. We can't wait to showcase all our hard work! Will you please let me know if you are/are not planning to participate with us. 


Important Dates:


-4/22: Class Earth Day Celebration  & Spirit Day = Wear "Earth Day colors" (bright green, ocean blue, recycle clothes).  We will also have a special picnic lunch on the playground.  Please try to send lunch & snacks in containers that can be recycled rather than thrown away, if possible :)

          Dino-Mite Book Fair Begins *We will be going to the book fair as a class on Tuesday from 9:30-10:00 to complete a "wish list", or to purchase books if they have money.  - Your child may bring money in a labeled baggie to purchase books at the book fair. (Please include tax when sending money for purchasing books.)

-4/25: Multi-Cultural Night and First Grade Performance 6-7 PM in the MPR *students arrive at 5:45 , P-1= Wear black pants & shirts.

-5/10: Volunteer Tea, 10:00-11:00 - If you have volunteered this year, please join us in the Library to say THANK YOU for your support!

-5/16 - Earthquake Drill

-5/23: Open House - Whole School - more info & time home soon

-5/27 Memorial Day Holiday - No School

-5/29 Field Day - Parent volunteers will be needed - signups will be coming soon.

-5/31 Last Day of School: Minimum Day, everyone out at 12:10,  Report cards home.


Our staff is beginning the process of creating new classes for the 2019-20 school year (Ann Dodson sent more information this last Friday). Parents who feel their child has special needs that should be considered in this process can submit a student information form to the principal by April 26th.  This form is available in the school office. Forms will not be accepted after this date. Forms should include specific information about your child’s learning style and/or needs in relation to the type of classroom environment that would be most conducive to your child’s learning. Please do not state a specific teacher’s name, but rather provide for us any information about your child that would be helpful in selecting the most appropriate learning environment for him/her.


The Book Fair is coming to Tassajara Hills and we need your help!  We are looking for volunteers for the DinoMite Spring Book Fair which runs from  Monday, 4/22 through Friday, 4/26.


Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask. Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Easter!

Debbie Edgell

Contact Information

Debbie Edgell
Tassajara Hills Elementary
School phone: (925) 855-7800
Cell phone: (925) 323-5481

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Volunteer Opportunies

If you'd like to volunteer, we'd love to have you.

For All Sign-Ups together:


For Math Centers - Fridays 10:30-11:30 :


For Guest Reader:


Computer Lab - Tuesday 1-2:00 =


The kids especially love you here!

Remember to Cut & Save!
Remember to Cut & Save!
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