Our Students will be expected to be RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, and READYWe will continue to stress the use of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Kids:
I use the principles of Love and Logic to run our classroom.
- Be Proactive
- Begin with the End in Mind
- Put First Things First
- Think Win-Win
- Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood
- Sharpen the Saw
Those principles as stated to your children are:
- I will treat you with respect so you will know how to treat me.
- Feel free to do anything that doesn't cause a problem for anyone else.
- If you cause a problem, I will ask you to solve it.
- If you can't solve the problem, or choose not to, I will do something.
- What I do, will depend on the special person, and the special situation.
- If you feel something is unfair, whisper to me, "I'm not sure that's fair," and we will talk.
The following information helps to explain parts of your child's daily experience in our classroom. Please print this information as you may want to refer to it throughout the year.
Field Trips: Field trips will not take place in the 2020-2021 school year. Permission slips will be sent home when field trips are scheduled. Children may not go on field trips without parent permission.
Internet Policy: If you have questions or concerns about the Internet Permission Form that you signed at the beginning of the year please contact me.
Homework: Students are expected to read every evening. On occasion there will also be writing assignments or projects. All of this information can be seen on our Calendar. Please check over your child's homework. This is a great time for them to share what they are learning with you. If your child needs extensive support from you at home, please write a note on their homework to inform me, so I can provide additional support at school.
Absences: The school policy on make up work is that it will be collected and sent home with the child when they return to school. If we are given prior notice, or if the absence will be for an extended period of time, we may be able to send some of the work home prior to your child's return to school. Most of our classroom work is hands-on in nature and cannot be sent home. This is because the unique nature of each learning situation cannot be duplicated outside of class. Therefore, it is very important that every effort is made for your child to come to school each day. Absence for vacation is strongly discouraged. When your child returns to school, they will be able to find their make-up work in a designated place. It is their responsibility to pick up their make-up work and turn it in when completed. If you would like to see what we are doing daily in class, have your child sign into https://classroom.google.com to see the daily assignments.Parent notes: Please date any note you send to school. Children are not allowed to stay in during recess if they are not feeling well. There is not adequate supervision. Notes are to be sent every week for Brownies, basketball, etc. This is so that we can be sure that your plans have not changed.Snack: There will be no snacks unless they are medically necessary due to safety precautions. Water bottles are encouraged, but any other beverages are not permitted. Drinking fountains in the school are disabled.Guidance Services: Amy Dorsey is our school guidance counselor. She can be reached by calling the main office. She is available to meet with parents and students.Birthday Treats: If your child would like to bring a treat for their birthday, it must be a nonfood item.Conferences: Formal conferences will be in October and February. Other conferences can be scheduled by request.
I look forward to a wonderful year. As always, please contact me with any questions. If you need to contact me, you may send email to Matt McGown at email@example.com. You can also leave a message with the office by calling (330) 653-1256. I will try to return your messages as soon as possible, but most likely that will be at the end of the school day.