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1 Welcome to Open House! Tritt….Proudly Energizing Our Future! Kendall Keesling

2 Married for almost 20 years to Scott Keesling 2 children: Griffin is in 9 th grade at Pope High School and Molly is in 7 th grade at Hightower. 13 th year teaching (I stayed home for 8 to raise kids), 7 th year at Tritt Emory University graduate with a BA in Psychology. Georgia State graduate with Masters in Education. Born and raised in Georgia Enjoy reading, traveling, spending time with my family, exercising, eating chocolate Excited about teaching your children and looking forward to preparing them for a successful year in 2 nd grade. All About Kendall

3 We are on an Energy Bus ride! Respect and accountability Develop responsible, confident, life-long learners Emphasis on problem solving and working cooperatively with others Morning Meetings facilitate successful peer relationships and communication skills 22 students: 12 boys, 10 girls Inclusion class with para support. Our Classroom Environment

4 Schedule 7:55-8:15Morning routine, prepare for day, morning meeting 8:15-9:00specials 9:00-10:15Math 10:15-11:00Language Arts 11:00-11:30Reading 11:30-11:57Recess 11:57-12:27Lunch 12:27-1:30Reading 1:30-2:15Social Studies & Science 2:20Dismissal (Wednesday is Target day, Computer Lab, )

5 Tardy bell rings at 7:55am Instruction begins promptly after the morning announcements Make-up work: Students have one school day for each excused absence to make-up missed assignments. If you would like make-up work sent home with a sibling or left in the front office for pick-up, please notify me by or call the front office by noon of that day. If you have a change in dismissal, it is Cobb County policy to submit a written note with signature and date. No changes will be accepted via . Attendance

6 Agenda and Orange Communication Folder Orange Communication Folders will come home everyday with agenda and homework. Papers that need immediate attention will also be included. I will send graded papers on Thursdays. Agendas will have all homework written in them. Students will have math most every night and 20 minutes of reading. Please sign agenda every night after homework has been checked. It is imperative that we work together to get the students into a good homework routine.

7 Tickets- Ticket spinner Recording of tickets in planner on Fridays Cookie Compliments If there is a problem, I will contact you via planner, or call. Behavior Management

8 Homework, Blog and s Update Blog weekly ( Subscribe to receive s that blog has been updated address: Please be brief in s. If you need to talk to one of us in more detail let us know and well call. I check in the morning, during planning (8:15-9) and after school. I will get back with you as soon as we can. If for some reason I dont respond, PLEASE again.

9 Everyones Favorite…Testing We have NONE! Woot Woot!

10 You are one of the main ingredients to a successful 2 nd grade year for your child. Communication is key. SUPPORT at home with homework is necessary. Your time volunteering enhances the curriculum and makes the students 2 nd grade experience meaningful. READ, READ, READ What Can You Do?


12 You will now have access to the following resources in ONE central location: School and district databases (World Book, PebbleGo, BookFlix, Brainpop, etc) School and district eBooks (books you can read online) Destiny (your school library catalog) Cobb County Public Library GPB/United Streaming Atomic Learning GALILEO Nettrekker …and so much more! Questions?

13 Tritt Elementary School "Membership Matters" Tritt PTA organizes and funds a wide variety of events, programs and materials to help make Tritt the best! Tritt PTA provides over 70% of the additional instructional materials our teachers use to enrich and enhance the learning experiences of our students. Tritt PTA "Membership Matters" because helping our students reach their highest potential is a goal we all share! Tritt PTA's Notable Expenses While the Tritt PTA funds categories in addition to those listed below, we wanted to highlight some of our most important expenditures. Arts in Education Day $ 7, Clinic Supplies $ Departmental Grants $ 14, Magazine Subscriptions $ 4, Paper and Copy Supplies $ 2, Planners, Folders & Agendas $ 2, PTA Common Core Grant $ 15, PTA Software/Misc Grant $ 22, PTA Teacher Grants $ 11, Screen on the Green $ 3, Tiger Publishing $ 4, Total $ 88, Thursday Memo If you have not already, please sign up for the Thursday Memo at memo/ memo/ Thursday Memo If you have not already, please sign up for the Thursday Memo at memo/ memo/

14 The Tritt Tiger Foundation was established in 2001 by parents like you to fund critical enrichment and educational opportunities for our school. Its important to understand that Tritt depends on the services/funding provided by both organizations to meet the needs of our school as identified by our staff & administrators. The TTF relies on parent donations to fund: Our science and computer labs; equipment, supplies and teacher salaries. Three iPad carts and 90+ iPads, as well as grade level apps that are used in the classroom. Support of the new STEM initiative The TTF also manages the FAST program which offers after school enrichment for your children. A variety of classes are available, such as chess, martial arts and bricks 4 kidz. A portion of the tuition goes to the TTF to fund the initiatives mentioned previously. TTF Annual Campaign Has Begun! We want to be the winning class in our grade. The class in each grade with the highest percentage of participation will win an in-school educational field trip (last year it was Make Me A Magician). The contest ends August 30th. So, please make sure to turn in your pledge by then. If you have a student in another classroom, you only need to complete one form and write one check. All of the information is on the form, including the recommended donation per child and all of the opportunities to win. Pledge tonight and get one of those coveted car magnets without having to wait several weeks! TTF volunteers are at the table at the front of the school to answer any questions you may have. Look for the bright orange shirts.


16 -All specialists use same slips. -If your child receives a behavior slip it will be reflected on the Conduct portion of the report card. -Due to time constraints, behavior notes may come home the following day. Specialists Behavior Slips

17 Dont forget to check the volunteer sign up sheets in the back. I would like a Guided Math volunteer for Tuesdays and Thursdays. Birthday treats need to be cut before delivered. Please send a healthy snack everyday. Curriculum night is September 11 th, 6-7pm. Questions? Thank You for Coming Tonight! Miscellaneous stuff…

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