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q If a child fails to complete an
assignment, we generally send him/her to the work room. The work room is simply a place where
students can get one-on-one help from the teacher on duty.
Parent Portal and Grade Sheets: The best way to keep up to date on current
topics of study is through the Parent Portal.
Here you can find predicted test dates, study guides, helpful links,
extra practice resources and more. You
can also check your child’s current grades.
If you cannot access the Portal, I can easily print a grade sheet to
reflect your child’s current progress at any time.
Contacting me: I can be reached at 724-479-9077
during the school day. My phone accepts
calls into the classroom directly, but I cannot call outside the building from
my desk phone while students are in the room. The best time to call is
in the AM before 8:25 or during my plan time (1:10-1:50) or after school
Contacting you: I
will gladly drop you progress notes as needed or requested if you give me your
email address. I actually like being able to drop you a note right away if a
child is missing a paper or if they had a problem at school that might need
additional attention. Email me at email@example.com. I
use this email only for professional communication and I would ask that you not
send “forwards” or jokes to me at this address.
I also occasionally write messages on the Parent Portal where your
child’s grades are posted for each subject. I also use REMIND.COM to send short text message alerts. Text @a99b87b to the number 81010 to join the conversation.
Please use the daily schedule as a guide
when making doctor and dentist appointments. According to this schedule, late
afternoon appointments would be preferred.
Reading and Language: Mr. Kotelnicki is your child’s reading
teacher. Feel free to contact himvia
the school office if you have questions or concerns. firstname.lastname@example.org
Science and Social Studies: Mrs. Hays is your child’s science
teacher. Feel free to contact her via
the school office if you have questions or concerns. email@example.com
give the word list for the next week in the Friday Folder for those families
who appreciate the extra two days of practice.
I ask the students to write the words three times each in cursive for
handwriting practice. This homework is
due the first day of the week which is typically a Monday. We pre test on the first day of the week and
I send home those results the same day so you will know which words are more
challenging for your child. We do
workbook pages in school and send home sentence practice worksheets as
well. We might play a game for practice
on Thursdays and I give the final test on Friday or last day of the school week.
There is a more detailed explanation on
the Parent Portal with word lists (at Spelling City) and projected testing
there is a family emergency, difficulty, or special circumstance that
interferes with homework, please send in a note.
your child is absent and he needs to make up work with the assistance of a
teacher, we will send him/her to the work room for help.
or more teachers are now assigning homework for your child. We are working together to make sure we don’t
send too much at a time but there is that possibility that we could all give
homework the same nights.
Book Clubs: I
send in the book order on or around the 15th of each month. I prefer checks but you can send cash. Make your check out to Scholastic Books or if
you prefer, you can order books on line and pay for them directly. There is a label in your child’s Assignment
Book with our class code. I am happy to
order books for birthday or holiday surprises.
I am constantly telling kids the number one way to become a better
reader is to read: I encourage you to
consider building your child’s home library with these inexpensive books.
Important Ways to Stay Connected through Technology:
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