Sep.03.12 Elementary August Eagle Courier
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS
We are so happy that we are having a wonderful start of the school year. The students seem enthusiastic about coming back to see friends and meet their teachers. The parents during Open House could not have been more excited about their children’s teachers. Thank you for making Open House night a success!
A huge welcome to our new students and staff:
Students in grades 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 3C, 4B, 4C
1B Substitute Assistant
To the parents who are sending items to the different classroom which were on the class wish lists. We have received umbrellas, treats for students, zip lock bags, construction paper, plastic baskets and pillows, among other items.
As parents begin using Power School, we want to remind you that the Elementary input grades for every class once a week. Our students are assessed based on standards and therefore will assess them at different times. Remember our goal is to achieve Mastery at the end of the year, so right now you will only see A-, A, A+ or B. Also, special teachers (Music, P.E, Library, Art and Computers) do not assess as frequently as the homeroom and Spanish teacher because they only see the students once or twice a week. Do not worry if grades are not posted as frequently as in those other classes. Remember the report cards show grades for the special teachers on a semester basis, not on a quarterly basis. What you will see for these classes are
Work Habits only, 1st and 3rd Quarters.
A reminder to all parents to please check all of your children’s teachers’ sites. In the Elementary the weekly information is posted by 8:30 am on Monday. You must click on one of your child’s grades to view the teacher’s site.
Also a very important reminder to make an appointment with your child’s teacher if you have a concern/question. Please call the office so we can leave a note for the teacher to get back to you and in gr. 2-5, a note in the Assignment Notebook will do the trick. Teachers hold the information and out of respect, it is important you meet with them first if you want to ask something related to your child. The Elementary Office is always open if your need to discuss your concerns further.
Thank you so much to the parents who wait for students at designated areas at dismissal time. Having clear halls help walk the children faster and in a safer way.
Always let teacher know when you are taking him/her out of the line so they do not worry when they do not find your child at the bus or car areas at the end.
Important also is that you send a written note to the homeroom teacher if your child will be leaving school with a friend or someone different than the normal procedure.
Students should not be making these arrangements from school. A note must be sent by the parent the day of. Teachers are working on a common discipline code and during the first 3 weeks have worked on classroom procedures. Beginning this week you will notice students will be doing more in than out of class. Please check sites, Assignment Notebook and the School Info e-mails so you keep up with what is happening.
Thank you for your cooperation these first weeks of school.
DATES TO KEEP IN MIND
September 7th 1st Quarter Progress Report go home
September 10th Día del Niño free popsicles at 11:50 am and 12:30 pm. Free color’s day
September 11th Late Start for students 9:30 am.
September 13th Detention in Computer Lab
September 14-17th Holiday
September 18th Yearbook Pictures for 1A-2A-3A-4A-5A
September 20th Yearbook Pictures for 1C-2C-3C-4C-5C