School begins at 9:00am. Students need to be in the classroom and ready to work at 9:00am. If a student arrives at class after 9:05am, he/she will be marked tardy. Students will be allowed to come to the classroom at 8:55 am and no sooner. Children arriving before 8:55 will wait in the cafeteria.
4th Grade students are dropped off and picked up at Door 12!
If you want your child to have breakfast, drop them off at 8:40-8:45. Breakfasts and lunches are free.
· Please remember there will be some late starts on Wednesdays. Watch for the school blog and /or my blog pertaining to the dates of these days.
· If your children are going to be absent, please call the office and let them know.
· Please plan family vacations according to the school’s calendar.
Our school day ends at 3:55pm. Please arrive at 3:55pm to pick up your children. I will bring your child to door 12 for dismissal. When your child sees you, he/she must “fist bump” my hand and tell me who is here to pick him/her up. This allows me to know exactly when a student is leaving and with whom.
IF someone other than you will be picking up your child, please be sure that his or her name is on the Emergency Card in the office and that you either call the office and tell the secretary or send me an email. I will not release your child without this information.
Younger siblings will dismiss with older siblings.
We have snack around 10:45. Students will only be allowed to eat a healthy snack. Healthy snacks include: fruit, vegetables, crackers, cheese, healthy dry cereals such as Cheerios, granola and cereal bars, pudding, yogurt, etc. Chips, cookies, candy, fruit chews, etc will not be eaten as snacks. Your child will have to save it for lunch. We do not have a drinking fountain in the classroom, students will be allowed to bring a small bottle of water only. Please no juice, pop or lemonade. If spills become a problem, I will not allow your child to have one in the classroom. Thanks.
Communication Folders ·
Students will receive a Black Communication Folder that must be kept in his/her backpack. Any homework or notes going home or coming back to school should be placed in this folder. All folders must then be placed in the purple bin each morning.
I would like to make myself available to talk with parents as much as possible but please understand that I am very busy in the mornings preparing for the day and will not be available to talk. Please give your child a note in the morning and I will read it as soon as possible. If you would like to talk, leave a note in my mailbox, send a note in with your child, or send me an email. My address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Email is the best way to reach me
Please visit and sign up for my blog on the district website. I will post homework, notes, and most parent communication through my blog. It is very important that you check your email for my posts.
This year birthdays will be celebrated at the end of the day. Children may bring in a small treat for the students to eat. Examples include cupcakes, brownies, cookies or individual bags of chips. No elaborate gifts or party bags will be allowed. If you’d like a healthy alternative, send in a fruit tray or decorative pencils/erasers.
Birthday invitations are NOT allowed!!! If you are giving your child a birthday party and want to invite certain children from the class, you will have to give out those invitations outside of school. You may pass out invitations only if you are inviting the entire class. Too much class time is spent on consoling those who are left out.
We (the class and school) are looking forward to a wonderful year!