Last modified Jan 15


  • 1st Grade
I began my teaching career by teaching one year at St. Francis. Then in 1971 St. Mary and St. Francis consolidated and became Notre Dame School of DePere. I am happy to say that this will be my 51th year at Notre Dame. My goal is to help each student to believe in themselves and to blossom into confident learners. My husband and I have one son, two grandsons and one granddaughter. My hobbies are spending time with my family, reading, working on crafts, going for walks and cheering on the Packers and the Brewers.
Jacky Cramer

Welcome to Mrs. Cramer’s First Grade

First grade is a very important and challenging year for your child. Together we can make it an exciting, happy, and rewarding year. Our school theme this year is:

 “For with God Nothing is Impossible.” 

Throughout the year I will encourage the students to praise God as we work with the Spirit, and celebrate with one another – spiritually, academically, and socially. I will remind them to follow God’s example as we care for ourselves and others. Together we will celebrate all the ways we turn to God: “For with God Nothing is Impossible.”

Each morning along with saying our morning prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance we will say our Friendship Pledge and our Mission Statement.

Try your best in all you do-
Reading, math, and sports, too.
Be a leader every day.
By what you do and what you say.
Be a good sport, have some fun,
Show respect and value to everyone!

 Mission Statement:

      Notre Dame School of De Pere provides a Catholic education that guides each student to confidently pursue their academic potential, develop a strong moral compass, and form a growing relationship with God.


   Homework in first grade for the first quarter consists of independent reading books and practicing sight words. Your child will bring home their independent reading book in a Ziploc bag and should be returned in that bag. There will also be a Parent Comment sheet enclosed with each book. Please make sure to sign the sheet and give me your input. We will have weekly spelling tests starting the middle of September. The words will come home on Friday and the test will be on Friday.

Thank you for all your support.

Read All About Us

Jan. 11th


Review of Trick Words: Test Jan. 8th: they, your, was, said, from, have, does, are, were, what, snowman

Unit 13: Test Jan. 15th: kings, banks, songs, lungs, winks, thanks, also, some, come, peace, mitten

Unit 14: Test Jan. 22nd: must, fast, glad, best, drum, jump, would, could, should, prayer, snowball

Unit 15: Test Jan. 29th: help, milk, stop, swim, went, drum, her, over, number, Church, Catholic

Unit 16: Test Feb. 5th: plan, flat, west, such, clap, shelf, say, says, too, holy, shadow


Learning Links

These are fun practice site:

This is a site for practicing math facts.

This is the website for our Hot Pencil Test if you would like to get samples to have your child practice on.

Power School Website:
(where you can check your child’s grades, assignments, lunch balance, etc.)

              Reminder-Important Date

*Wednesday, December 23rd: 11:30 Early Dismissal

*December 24 – January 1st: Christmas Break

*January 4th – 8th: All School Virtual  Learning

*Monday, January 11th: Classes Resume in person

*Friday, January 18th: No School – Teacher In-Service

*Sunday, January 31st: Catholic Schools Week begins



Wish List

  • Gift cards to Barnes and Nobles for independent reading books/guided reading book
  • Gift cards to the School House
  • Gift cards for Teacher Pay Teacher