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SCHOOL TELEPHONE-903-295-5120

SCHOOL COLORS-blue & gold

SCHOOL BREAKFAST COST $.75--LUNCH COST $1.25--EXTRA MILK COST $.25

BUSES-Run at 7:30AM-students may go to the cafeteria or gym. Students go to the room at 8 and the tardy bell rings at 8:10 and they must get a tardy slip in the office. Attendance is taken at 10:00 and they will be marked absent if not at school at 10. Students are dismissed to load buses or cars at 3:00. For the safety of the children, I must allow them to go home every day in the usual way unless I have a note from you. If a change is to occur, please send me a note, or for unexpected change, notify the office, and I will receive the message. The children are not allowed to go home with a friend if it means riding a bus other than their own. If your child is to walk home or ride a bicycle, please send me a note giving your permission.

VOLUNTEERS are welcome at P.T.E. but please wear a badge for safety reasons.

SPECIAL CLASSES-Library and computer classes will begin soon. Please return the library books each day!

HOMEWORK

Reading-Our goal is to encourage each child read and to develop a lifelong love of reading. As with anything else we learn to do, the more practice we receive, the more skilled we become, and the more we enjoy it. With this in mind, your child will need to read at least 20 minutes every night. He may choose anything he enjoys reading and will be responsible for recording what he reads each night on his reading log. It will be in their notebook.

Math-Each child will need to memorize the basic addition and subtraction facts this year. Additional math homework will be set home as needed to review a skill that needs to be reinforced.

Spelling-A spelling test will be given on Thursday and will consist of 15-20 words used in writing. A word list will be sent home in a folder on Monday. Please help your child review the words each evening.

Notebooks-Please check your child's notebook each day for various practice work, tests, notes, and other information. Any daily work or test with a number grade has been recorded in my grade book. Taking a few minutes to go over these papers and correcting mistakes will benefit your child greatly! Please check the work daily where you can congratulate them and help them with anything that may have been a problem. There is a place to initial that you have seen your child's work inside the notebook. Please help your child get into the habit of bringing the notebook back to school each day. The purpose of the notebook is to help your child stay organized and to ensure good communication between home and school. Please remind your child to put the notebook in their backpack to return it to school. If you are out of town, another person may sign it for you. It is important to return it to school every day! You can write comments or questions on the agenda form and I will try to answer your questions. Thanks for your help!

Grading-We have four reporting periods or nine week reporting periods during the year. Report cards will usually be sent home on the Friday following the end of each grading period. Check the Classroom Calendar or School Calendar for the dates. We will have scheduled conferences in the fall and spring or if needed. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have a concern.

Medications-All medications must be administered by our school nurse. Please send her a written note so that she may administer it to your child. If your child has a health problem, please talk to the nurse directly so that she can meet the needs of your child.

Birthdays-Birthdays are a special time. If you would like to send treats for your child's birthday, please feel free to do so. A note in advance would be appreciated. Please mail birthday invitations unless the whole class is invited. This will avoid hurt feelings.

Class Parties-We will have four parties this year: Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, and End of Year. Please sing up to help with these parties. We usually have some special class events like the Apple Festival, Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas Around the World Program, 100 Days of School Event, Field Day, St. Patrick's Day, and several others if we have enough volunteers so please sign up to help. We have a trip to the zoo in the spring and will need all of you. Thanks!

Discipline-We have a discipline plan for our class. Please read this carefully with your child, sign it, and return it on the first day of school.

Thanks for sharing your child with me. I am confident that second grade will be a wonderful experience for your child!