Enjoy your summer break!
Practice math facts!
After-school pick-up: If You are driving through the pick-up lane, please leave placards in the window until your child is loaded into the car. This helps teachers who are on duty. Also, placards must be visible. Placards that are down on the dash or hanging on visors are often not as visible. Dark window-tinting can obstruct the name.
During the school year, every adult must wear a school-issued name badge or a temporary office-issued visitor's name tag while on campus.
There are many websites where flashcards can be downloaded and printed. One site I have used is www.aplusmath.com. There are also several smart phone apps that you can try. One that I have tried and like is called "Math Fact Master"
Please send a labeled water bottle with your child daily. Water bottles must seal tightly.
Important Dates This Week
Dress code reminder: Long sleeve shirts worn under polo shirts should be white or the same color as the shirt. Socks must be a solid dress code color (solid white, navy, hunter green, light blue, khaki, or black). Tights may be worn however they must not be footless, and they must be worn without socks. One or the other is dress code appropriate, not both together. No leggings of any kind are allowed. Inside the classroom, jackets/sweaters must be dress code appropriate. No hooded jackets or sweaters are to be worn in the classroom.
Please do not send any glass containers to school with your child. This includes water bottles and food containers in lunch boxes.
Toys of any sort should not be coming to school. This would include Pokémon cards, Rubrics Cubes, stuffed animals, and other items such as phones and electronics. This extends to Coyote Club, as well, where games are provided. Items will be taken away if they are seen by any of the school staff.
Lip gloss is also not allowed. If your child needs chapstick (non-tinted), it should be kept in his or her backpack.
Poems – Students may recite their poems early! Write a short note on your child’s green sheet letting me know that he/she is ready to recite the poem.
Remember that we are a Spalding school, and students are expected to always use their best Spalding penmanship in all subjects.
A proper heading is expected on all work. A point will be deducted for each missing item. Also, if the students misspell their name or the date is misspelled/incorrect, points will be deducted. The date is written on the board, and there is a large calendar posted in the classroom. If the heading is haphazardly written, points will be deducted. The heading should always be written neatly. Scribbling is not acceptable.
Students who choose to not follow verbal and/or written directions on their work will receive a five-point deduction on their paper/s. Following directions is an important skill. Clear directions – both written and verbal – are given with each assignment. Directions should be followed the first time they are given.
Overall, the students who pay attention to details and check their work carefully and consistently earn higher scores on their assignments. Encourage your child to take the time to complete quality work.
Bring in your labels!
Please collect Box Tops and Labels for Education. We also collect Prang labels and Ticonderoga/Dixon UPC codes. These earn money for the school.