Specialists and Support Staff Reading Specialist: Mrs. Medley Reading Teacher: Mrs. Michaels Math Content Coach: Ms. Brophy ESOL Teachers: Mrs. Stavrou and Mrs. Fox Para- Educator: Mrs. Gascon
Behavior Policy In terms of the behavior policy we would stick to the basics from our discipline policy that will be mailed out to parents the first week of school don’t not bring toys to school no chewing gum we keep our hands to ourselves (no hitting, kicking, punching or pushing) listening and following directions in order to be safe no weapons or anything that could be used for a weapon In terms of basic expectations – as teachers we expect the following: our students to come to school everyday/on time ready to learn students to complete homework students to follow classroom rules students to work hard, listen to directions and complete their work students who are fair, kind to each other and who work at being good citizens
Homework Policy Students have homework four nights a week, for approximately 20 to 30 minutes. homework Spelling homework will be done bi- weekly. Writing and reading homework will be sent home on alternate weeks. Math homework will be sent home daily. M
Grading Scale Most grades assignments are graded on the 1-4 scale. 1-Minimal Understanding 2-Developing Understanding 3-General Understanding 4-Complete Understanding
How to contact us. Phone Numbers: 301-431-7667 Website: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/ schools/knollses/
Helpful Tips! Homework: Creating a designated place to do homework Having a homework basket in place Using MCPS website-Homework Help Reading: www.kidthing.com/nea Math: Go to everydaymath.uchicago.edu/educa tors/samplegames.shtml
Data Notebooks Data Notebooks are to show data of your child’s progress. They are sent home to be reviewed with parents each quarter. Please review and send back the Data Notebooks as soon as possible so that we can add new data.
What can I do to help? Please help your child learn his/her: –full name –address –phone number and keep a card with this information in the backpack Please make sure we have all current phone numbers –Cell phones –Home phones –Work phones –Emergency contact information Please help your child be at school on time each day. Please look at information that comes from school
Volunteers Needed Volunteers are an integral part of MKES. Here are some things you can do to help: Volunteer in the classroom to help students or teachers. Volunteer to help our other staff. Volunteer at school events. If you are unable to come into our school than you can volunteer at home by having your child’s teacher send home items you can do at home like cutting art supplies or folding papers.
Other ways to help your child: be at school every day be on time every day look in your child backpack every night. make sure your child knows his/her: – full name – address – phone number
Thank you so much for all your support. Please remember that parents are the first teachers in your child’s life. We are looking forward to becoming partners with you in your child’s educational journey.