Students attend school from 8:30 am and to 3:00pm. Please do not bring your child to school any earlier than 8:30 am as they are not permitted in the classrooms before this time. Children who walk home are dismissed before the buses are called. If you pick up your at dismissal time at 2:55, you must sign him/her out in the lunchroom.
If you plan to pick up a child that normally rides the bus, you must send a written note or call the school. Do not rely on your child to tell me this information, because children may give the message incorrectly to me. If a note or message from the office is not received, your child will be sent home by his/her usual method of transportation.
If you need to pick up your child during the school day, you must sign him/her out in the office. One of the secretaries will call your child to come to the office over the intercom.
Your child's regular and prompt attendance at school is crucial to his/her success. I can't emphasize this point enough! Please view school as a priority, and see to it that your child attends everyday except in cases of illness or emergency. Patterns for school attendance are set at an early age!
Establishing good classroom discipline is essential to each child's success, confidence and well-being. Every child should feel that the classroom environment is safe and secure; free from all threats of physical or emotional harm. In addition, it is important that each child learn to develop self-discipline and good work habits, to resolve conflicts peacefully, and to think independently. For these reasons, the discipline plan I have chosen has several components.
First, the children will learn the purpose of classroom rules and develop the idea that our classroom is a community with the common purpose of learning, growing and becoming friends. Through class discussion and rules making, the children and I compose a list of classroom rules that protest each student's right to safety and respect, as well as, outlining the responsibilities that each child has in maintaining class order. New rules will be added if the need arises.