Updated 3/29/2020
Attention parents:

As our community is dealing with a state of uncertainty, I want to reassure that our top priority is the well being and health of our students. I miss seeing their smiling faces everyday and I miss teaching my eager first graders! While none of us can predict what will happen in the coming weeks, I want to make sure the young ones are safe, healthy, continuing to be challenged in fun, engaging ways at home until our return!

On the tab labeled "Files and Documents" you will find the distance learning packet that our team created. I have also posted this on Bloomz and attached it to an email. On the packet, you will find ideas for many projects across the curriculum. As a reminder, this is not mandatory nor was it assigned but rather encouraged to help guide student engagement.  

I am also uploading instructions on how to log on to Clever from home. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me during this time. As of now, the plan is still to come back April 14th. 

I am also posting our Phonics snap words for the five units we use. Right before we left, we had just finished Unit 4. 

Again, all of this information can be found under Files and Documents. 

If you have any questions, e-mail me at any time at Huitzjm@pwcs.edu As a reminder, I am constantly posting on Bloomz; parents are also welcomed to privately share pictures among our classroom community. If you need assistance on joining our Bloomz page, please contact me for the code.

Please also keep in touch through our class flipgrid which can be found using the link https://flipgrid.com/huitz109 
Please reach out to me for the password! I am also using Zoom for class meetings, please check my Bloomz for daily posts of when they are happening. If you need access to Bloomz please reach out to me via email and I will send you the code. 


Hello! My name is Ms. Jessica Huitz and this is my second year here at Westridge. I was born and raised here in Virginia and graduated from PWCS. My family is from Guatemala and though they are far away, I enjoy traveling to visit them! One of my biggest passions is to travel and explore the world. I have been to Spain, France, Germany, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. I have also been so several cities in the US. Boston is one of my favorites! I am looking to add Costa Rica to my list soon! 

In the summer of 2020, I am getting married in Guatemala to my best friend whom is also a PWCS teacher so this is sure to be a busy and exciting year! 

I am excited for my second year of teaching first grade!  

Ms. Huitz's Daily Schedule 

Arrival/ Morning Work- 9:00-9:10

Specials/Encore- 9:20-10:05 (see schedule below)

Science/ Social Studies- 10:05-10:50

FAIR- 10:50-11:35

Language Arts- 11:35-12:15

Lunch- 12:20-12:50

Math- 12:50-2:00

Recess- 2:00-2:20

Phonics- 2:20-2:55

Guided Reading- 2:55-2:40

Pack-up- 3:40

***Dismissal at 3:50

Monday: PE 
Tuesday:Library/ Guidance 
Wednesday: Art
Thursday: PE
Friday: Music