Class Rules: 1. Listen when your teacher is talking. 2. Follow directions quickly. 3. Respect others, respect yourself, respect our school. 4. Raise your hand to speak or stand. 5. Be safe, be kind, be honest.
These rules are from the Whole Brain Teaching method where students learn hand gestures to the rules to connect the brain and body together to remember and follow these rules. Your child will have a communication folder. In the communication folder, your child will have a monthly behavior sheet based on the EBIS school wide system . Please sign your child's folder daily.
Classroom and School Procedures Students are to arrive no later than 7:45. If you are planning on your child eating breakfast, please have your child at school by 7:30. If your child rides the bus in the morning, he/she will have time to eat breakfast. Your child will enter the classroom, unpack bookbag, and begin morning work which will consist of skills that have been taught for review. At the end of the day, your child will pack up his/her folder in bookbag and get ready to be dismissed from school. Students are expected to follow the WHOA hallway procedures: Walk Hands to side One tile out Always silent
Your child will have homework starting the month of August. Homework is due on Fridays. Please have your child read every night. Ask your child questions about what they are reading. This will aid in your child developing understanding in what he/she reads. On the evening of PTSA meetings or school events, there will be no homework given to allow you to attend these important events.
Communication: The most effective way to communicate with me is by written note placed in your child’s folder or by email. Your child’s folder will be used to place important information and homework to be sent home. Please make sure you put money in a sealed envelope stating what the money is to be used for. Your child must bring the folder to school the next day. If you have any dismissal changes, please write a note stating the date of dismissal change and how your child will be going home. Please do not email me this information. Written notes are the best way to communicate dismissal changes. If you need to change the way your child goes home during the school day, a note must be faxed to the school no later than 1:45 p.m. I can not accept e-mails as dismissal changes-only letters personally delivered to the school or faxed to the school. Newsletters A school newsletter will come home once a month by the first of the month. This newsletter will share thoughts from our principal, tips from a variety of support personnel, Media News, exciting events, accomplishments, updates on school improvement goals, and upcoming dates. In addition to the school newsletter, a class newsletter will be sent home once a week to share with you upcoming units of study in each subject area, any supporting field trip experiences, suggestions of what the parent can do to support learning and important information. PTA: Parent involvement is critical to student learning and success. The Parent Teacher Association, www.pta.org, shares many thoughts on the importance of parent involvement. According to them, “Decades of research show that when parents are involved students have higher grades, test scores, and graduation rates, better school attendance, Increased motivation, better self-esteem, lower rates of suspension, decreased use of drugs and alcohol, fewer instances of violent behavior, [and] greater enrollment rates in post-secondary education.”
You can further assist your child in being more successful by providing a well-lit study area each evening, a scheduled time for reading and homework, all of the necessary tools of learning-pencil, paper, notebooks, folders, etc., and daily encouragement and motivation. If you have not already done so, please join the PTA. Our PTA at Lewis is fabulous. They support the teachers, parents and students here at Lewis. PTA helps our school by providing grants to teachers to support instruction at school, AR books that we use as rewards for our students reading goals each month. These are just a few examples of how our PTA supports our school. If you need more information, let us know.