Arrival Time: Class begins at 8:55a.m.
Bus Information: Please keep in mind, if there is going to be a change in dismissal transportation please inform me in the morning either by note or calling our office (please don’t leave any phone messages).
Snack Time: Your child will need to bring a snack from home every day. WE ARE A PEANUT FREE CLASSROOM! No nuts or nut oils in ingredients and also watch for "manufactured in a plant that processes peanuts/nuts" warnings. Sticking with fruit, vegetables, cheese and crackers is easiest. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!
Recess: The children will have outdoor recess every day so please dress your child accordingly.
Specials: Monday: Art 1:15 - 1:55
Tues. - Thurs: PE – 1:15 - 1:55
Wednesday: Library 2:35 - 3:15
Thursday: Computers 2:35 - 3:15
Friday: Music 1:15 - 1:55
*Library: In addition to Media Center & Computer Lab time the students will “free-flow” as needed to check out books. The times to do this will be determined on what is happening that day in the classroom.
Newsletter/Notes: Beginning next week, there will be weekly newsletters and occasional notes will inform you about upcoming events and activities. Look for my newsletter on Mondays. It will also be posted on my webpage. Please read all information sent home. It’s important to model and develop school routines from the beginning of the school year. Notes and information from the district come via the internet – look for the weekly E-Connect!
Home Folders and Assignment Notebooks: Your child will be bringing home a folder and an assignment notebook each day. Each night please review your child’s homework assignment(s) and sign the assignment notebook when the work is completed. It’s important to establish the expectation that your child be responsible for completing assignment notebook, completing the work and having his/her notebook signed by you. Turning in homework on time is also expected. I will check for their assignment notebook as well as their homework daily. Thank you for your support.
Classroom Rules: Over our first few days I will develop our class rules along with the students. I will keep you informed as to what we decide and on Curriculum night we will go over how it will be implemented.
School Phone Number: 448-6888
Classroom/voicemail extension: 3819
Phone calls during instructional time will go directly to my voice mail. I will check for messages daily. I prefer to be contacted via email and then we can set up a time to talk over the phone if that is what you would like:)
Visitors: All visitors to Palos West are required to sign in and out in the office and to wear a badge.
Volunteers: At our Curriculum Night (September 8th) I will have opportunities to volunteer in our class. I’m looking forward to seeing all of you that evening!
Important Upcoming Dates:
Tonight! Back to School Picnic at Palos South 5:00 - 7:30! Hope to see you all there!
Wednesday - Aims Web Testing - a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast are helpful:)
Thursday, 8/27 Back to School Ice Cream Social at Oberweiss...4-8pm!
Friday - MAP Testing begins
I’m looking forward to a great year!