I look forward to a wonderful school year. 

***Please check our class webpage for frequent updates, announcements and spelling lists.



Welcome to 5th grade with Mrs. Wells and Mrs. Zulic

Inside this packet you will find all the information you will need to know for 5th grade.

If you have any questions, please email us at any time

(however; please allow 24 hours for a response).

Mrs. Wells: wellsc@platoacademy.net (Math & Science)

Mrs. Zulic: zulics@platoacademy.net (Language Arts)

Plato Academy Largo Website:  http://largo.platoacademy.net/home

New phone number:  727-228-9519


"The mission of Plato Academy Charter Schools is to assist students in

achieving their full potential by requiring and nurturing high

academic and behavioral standards in a safe, supporting, challenging

and enthusiastic environment fostered by a commitment and cooperative

effort between the school, students, parents, and community."


Who are the teachers?


Mrs. Zulic

I graduated from the University of South Florida in May 2010. I have a BA degree in Psychology and I am a certified educator since 2014. I was a substitute teacher for Pinellas County before becoming a full-time teacher in 2015. This is my second year at Plato Academy and I am looking forward to teaching your child(ren).  I consider myself a a kind individual who loves children of all ages. I am fluent in Bosnian, I enjoy traveling with my family, I am married and we have a two  year old daughter who we love and adore. In my spare time I enjoy going to the beach, spending time playing with my daughter, reading, and cooking for friends and family.

 

Our Goals for the year:

  • To give your child the academic and social skills they need to progress to the next grade.

  • To provide a supportive and fun classroom environment.

  • To help your child make new friends and discover new interests.

  • To help your child build strong character and self-discipline.


Responsibility for Coursework:

It is the students’ responsibility to:

  • Come to class prepared with ALL of the necessary supplies (notebook, textbook, planner, and appropriate writing tools)

  • Know due dates, and submit all coursework on time.

  • Complete any unfinished classwork for homework to be turn in the next day.

  • Show me their completed work to receive a grade. 


Homework Policy:

.Students may be required to use the internet to complete online homework assignments also.  

  • Homework will NOT be accepted late.  Homework is used for review and therefore is very important and must be completed.   The student may turn in an assignment late if they are absent the day the assignment was given.  All makeup work is to be turned in based on the amount of days absent (ex: 2 days absent = 2 days to make up & turn in work).


Please note that unfortunately, all assignments that are not completed on the due date will be marked as Missing/zero in the grade book.


We will be using a grade book where you will be able to monitor your child’s grades.  The grade book will be available beginning the second week in September.


Attendance/Tardy:

  • It is the students’ responsibility to arrange to pick up homework from the office during an absence or to check the “Absent Student Folder” in the classroom upon returning.

  • Please make sure your child is at school on time every day. If your child will be absent please email your child’s teachers or call the school and let them know. In order for your child’s absence to be excused, you will need to provide a doctor’s note or a note explaining your child’s absence.

  • Class starts promptly at 8:40 am. If you arrive to class later than 8:40 am, you will need to provide your homeroom teacher with a tardy slip from the front office.

(Please be aware that 3 unexcused tardies are equivalent to an unexcused absence.)


Classroom Etiquette:

  • The Golden Rule- Treat others as you would like them to treat you.

  • There are four rules that the students MUST follow:

1.  Be Respectful

2.  Be Responsible

3.  Be Safe

4.  Be On Task

  • The time devoted to learning is very valuable, so please be responsible by being on time and having all materials ready for class.

  • Students will be asked to wait quietly outside the classroom door in single file and wait to be greeted by myself and/or another teacher before entering my classroom.  Please do not enter the classroom if a teacher is not present.  

  • Please turn in completed homework at the beginning of each class, and promptly begin daily seat work quietly.

  • Make sure to copy day’s homework exactly as assigned into the agenda and leave open for teacher to check.


Classroom Behavior Policy:

In class, it is expected that every student respects themselves, their peers, and adults at all times.

We are confident that student will meet our expectations for ALL students to be SAFE, RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLIE, and ON TASK at all times!

  • Making a poor choice will result in a:

  1. Verbal Warning

  2. “Give Me” – Lunch Detention, loss of recess, etc.…

  3. Behavior Reflection Formgoes home for parent(s)/guardian(s) to sign & return

    1. Students will also receive an infraction for more severe actions and/or repeated unacceptable behavior.

    2. After receiving 4 infractions a referral will be given.


GRADING POLICY: grades are based on the following grading scale

      A     100 – 90 D         69-60

      B       89 – 80 F          59 and lower

      C       79 - 70


*M missing work=0 in the grade book,

  • Grades in Language Arts will be calculated as follows:

    • 30% Tests

    • 20% Quizzes

    • 15% Classwork/ Participation (including attitude/effort)

    • 20% Writing Samples (All Subject Areas)

    • 15% Homework/Projects


  • Grades in Social Studies will be calculated as follows:

    • 30% Tests

    • 30% Quizzes

    • 20% Class work/ Participation (including attitude/effort)

    • 20% Homework/Projects




  • Plato Academy Schools utilizes Pearson textbooks and e-learning integration curriculum along with supplemental resources by Pearson for our K-5 and FLVS Global for grades 6-8, in addition to innovative teaching methods, and  the Socratic method of teaching, our students gain a thorough command of reading, mathematics, science, writing, social studies and language arts throughout their years at Plato Academy.





Uniforms:

Only Plato Academy approved uniforms are to be worn. If a child is found at any time violating dress code, they will be sent to the front office to call their parent or guardian to bring them the correct uniform. Boys are to wear black slacks or shorts (Plato Academy approved) with a Plato Academy red, white, or blue polo shirt. If the boys are wearing a button up collared shirt, the shirt must be tucked in. Girls are to wear blue slacks, shorts, or skirts (Plato Academy approved) with a Plato Academy red, white, or blue shirt. If the girls

are wearing button up collared shirt, the shirt must be tucked in. Girls, only red, white, or blue undershirts may be worn (tank tops).  Students should wear tennis shoes, please no boots or sandals.  Please make sure that your child’s hair color is natural (no pink, blue, purple, etc.)  


Computer Use:

  • You are responsible for using your assigned computer ONLY each time and returning it to its original location after use.

  • Students may only access approved websites and software that are relevant to the unit of study.

  • The computer has settings pre-established and are not to be changed (screen savers, backgrounds, pointer, etc.)   

  • The “History” will be checked periodically in order to maintain your progress in the required assessments and practice models assigned.


Arrival and Dismissal:

  • Doors to the classroom do not open until 8:15 am.  Students should arrive ready, in their seats, and working on their morning work by 8:40.   Students should not be in the classroom or waiting outside in the halls before 8:15 am.  

  • Our school wide dismissal is at 3:10.  The teacher will let the students know when it is time to clean up/pack up and dismiss them to leave.