Class News

*If you have any questions or concerns, e-mailing me through my school e-mail or through the "Contact Me" tab on our class website is the best way to reach me. I do my best to respond within 24 hours. I am happy to set up an appointment with you before or after school if needed. *Supply lists can be found at under "Parent Resources." Common Dress Code Inline image 1 Daily Learning Plan The Daily Learning Plan (DLP) is a fabulous tool that helps us communicate with you on a daily basis. Our school uses a DLP to document behavior and homework. It is very critical that your child has a DLP every day and that it gets signed by a parent every night. We want to make sure you are aware of how your child's day went and that you know what homework needs to be completed. (If they are in my class for a group, I will post homework on our website as well.) Sometimes, I will write specific notes to you. You are welcome to do the same. I will stamp their DLP every morning. They will get a new DLP every Monday.
Behavior on the DLP is indicated by an arrow up (positive), an arrow down (negative), or a star (neutral). These arrows show what direction a scholar's clip will move on the homeroom clip chart. This helps us be consistent and document behavior as a child travels from class to class throughout the day. Generally, good behavior choices result in stars or clip ups, whereas behavioral issues,
lack of focus, and disrespect generally result in clip downs. At the end of the every day, the DLP will indicate where on the clip chart your child landed. It is okay if they are not on amazing every day. As long as they don't have any clip downs, that usually means they had a good day.

Carpool Carpool starts at 3:15 M-Th & 12:45 on Friday.  If you child is a walker/biker, you must fill out a walker/biker form online or in the office.  Otherwise, your child will be sent to carpool.  We cannot release them as a walker/biker unless this form is completed.

Scholars will be attending reading/spelling and math groups.  When your scholar is placed into a new group, their teacher should send a welcome e-mail so that you know who they are.  Any questions about these classes can be answered through these teachers.  However, if you need further assistance, please let me know.

Imagine Learning & Big Brainz
Imagine Learning and Big Brainz are two great programs to help with reading and math.  If you have access to a computer and/or tablet, it would be great if your scholar could have the opportunity to play these programs at home.  I'll be sure to send you more information soon.

Scholar of the Week

Every week, we will have a “scholar of the week."  I have assigned a week for your child and I will let you know when that will be.  I try to plan it around their birthday, but it might be different if there's multiple birthdays in the same week. They can bring in their own "all about me" poster and it can be decorated however they want with whatever information they want us to know about them.  If you need a poster board, please let me know.  I am happy to provide one! During the week, they will also be able to bring in a favorite toy to share with the class, eat lunch with a relative, and bring in their favorite book to be read.    Birthdays

Birthdays are very fun to celebrate!  You are more than welcome to bring in a treat for the class.  However, do not feel obligated.  Please remember we have 31 scholars and that the school policy is that food items must be store bought.  On their birthday, we will sing to them as a class, they’ll get a birthday pencil and a sticker to wear.  If you do bring treats, please let me know so I can plan accordingly.  If your child has a summer birthday, we will celebrate their half birthday. Snacks Scholars are allowed to bring snacks to eat at recess time. Please have it be simple and quick so that they'll still have time to play. (Ex. fruit snacks, crackers, string cheese, etc.) Water Bottles Water bottles are allowed if scholars are interested. If they want to bring a bottle, please send them with one that is not likely to spill. Also, we ask that you don't put anything in the bottle besides water, to avoid carpet stains. Name Badges We make one badge a year at no cost to our scholars. Returning scholars with a badge and new scholars will get a new 2016-2017 badge after school pictures. Returning scholars who have lost their badge will get a 2016-2017 badge with last year's picture. If they want one with their new school photo, they will have to purchase one. The cost for name badges are $1.00. If it gets lost throughout the year, it will need to be replaced. Lunch Lunch can be brought or bought for $2.25 per day. Any money your child brings for lunch will go directly to the office. You can also pay online. Your child will be provided with a lunch number. Please help them learn this number ASAP. You can check their balance through ASPIRE. Please make sure their account is up to date. Let me know if you need help logging onto ASPIRE. Toys No toys of any kind (including recess toys) are allowed at school, unless they are bringing one to share during their scholar of the week. Recess equipment is provided by the school. Absent Work If your child is going to be absent, please send me an e-mail. If you would like work sent home with another child or left in the office for you to pick up, please let me know ASAP so that I have enough time to gather what they'll need. It would be helpful if you could add their group teachers to that e-mail so that they have time to prepare materials as well. Extended absences will need to be approved in advance. (See website for more information) Change of clothes Sometimes accidents happen! It could be a bathroom accident, a spill at lunch, or a fall in the mud at recess. It is helpful if they keep a change of all their clothes in their backpack to avoid calls home.