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Important Information About Our Class!

Below you will find some important information about our classroom and school! Please feel free to reference this informaiton throughout the school year if you have any questions or concerns!

 

Transportation

It is very important that the Transportation Information page be completed and returned to me on Open House night!  If you’ve accidentally taken this page home, return it on the first day of school.  It is vital that I know where your child is going and how he/she is getting there.  If you have concerns about who is allowed to pick up your child, please make me and the front office aware of your concerns.  I am aware that things do come up and last minute changes sometimes need to be made, but please let me –OR- the office aware of changes in transportation as soon as possible!  If you know in advance, it is best to let me know about changes in writing.

 

Notes & Lunch Money

Please send any notes (i.e. doctor’s note regarding absence) or lunch money to school in your child’s take home folder. Lunch money needs to be in an envelope or Ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name and lunch number.

 

Newsletter

Be on the lookout for the class newsletter in your child’s Thursday envelope.  The newsletter is a great resource for keeping up-to-date on what’s happening in our classroom and important events such as field trips, testing schedules, changes in the calendar, etc.  Please be sure to take a few minutes each week to read the newsletter so that you can stay well informed of our classroom happenings!

 

Thursday Folders

At NES, we use Thursday folders to send home school fliers and announcements.  In your child’s take home folder on Thursdays, you will also find your child’s graded/checked activities from the previous week.  Please check your child’s backpack every Thursday for his/her work.  Take a few minutes to look through the information and graded papers with your child.  Folders need to be returned to school empty each Friday.

 

Drop Off & Pick Up

  • Drop off in the morning: Students who are car riders can be dropped off in front of NES.
  • Pick up in the afternoon: Students who are car riders can be picked up on the side of NES at the gym entrance each afternoon.

 

Homework

Students will have a weekly homework pack that will go home each Monday.  In that packet, there is homework for each night that must be returned the next day. If homework is not turned in daily, it will be completed at recess. The following contents are included in your child’s homework packet for each day:

  • Reading Log (Students read 20 min. each day and this must be filled out and signed daily.) OR Reading passage with questions.
  • Math Fluency Practice
  • Math Practice Sheet (focuses on skill we are currently learning)

 

Open House Paperwork

 Do not feel obligated to complete all of the Open House Paperwork tonight; however, it is very important that you fill out your child’s Transportation Information and information sheet at Open House!  Please feel free to take the rest of the paperwork home and return it to me on the first day of school.  It is very important that all pages be 100% completed and returned so that your child's school files are accurate.  Please note that there are supposed to be two emergency information cards in your stack of papers.  Both cards need to be completely filled out and returned to school.  Let me know if you have any questions.

 

Behavior Expectations

I have high expectations for my students.  I expect students to always try their hardest and do their best work.  Please realize that this does not mean that I expect perfection and only right answers from your child…just their very best effort!  In order to create an environment in which all students can succeed, I set the following rules in place in my classroom:

1. Listen when someone is talking.

2. Follow directions the first time they are given.

3. Treat everyone with kindness and respect.

4. Take care of our school and classroom.

5. Work and play safely and quietly.

 

As a class, we will spend time during the first few weeks of school discussing what each rule means and what it “looks like”.  We will also visit “common areas” throughout the school (such as the cafeteria) to discuss the expectations for those areas.  We will have multiple discussions about the consequences of violating our classroom and school rules. I will be using a card turning system to help monitor these behaviors.  You will receive more information in your child’s take home folder during the first or second week of school.       

 

Take Home Folders

Your child will be responsible for a take home folder.  In this folder, you will find weekly homework, daily behavior and reading logs, along with occasional class announcements.  It is important to check your child’s folder every night and return it to school every day.  Homework packets will come home weekly.  Homework provides an opportunity for your child to practice skills at home that they have learned at school.  Homework packets will be sent home beginning the second or third full week of school.

 

Things You Can Do At Home To Help Your Child At School:

  • Make sure your child reads each night.
  • Ask your child to tell you about what they read.
  • Encourage your child to tell you about what they are learning at school.
  • Make sure they get enough sleep.
  • Ensure that they have plenty to eat and plenty of time to be active.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

 

Specials

Our specials schedule goes on a five day rotation.  This means that if we miss a day of school, the rotation starts where it left off on the day we return.  The following is our specials schedule for this school year:

 

Day 1: Gym

Day 2: Music

Day 3: Spanish

Day 4: Technology

Day 5: Art