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1 Sunset Lakes Elementary Mrs. Hartenhoff & Mrs. Weise Open House

2 A little about Mrs. Hartenhoff: 1st year at Sunset Lakes 26 th year teaching Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in E.S.E. Certified K-12 ESE and 1-6 Elementary, ESOL endorsed, Gifted Endorsed * 4th year teaching 5th grade *3 kids of my own one is a junior at FSU, one just graduated from F.S.U. and one is a sophomore in high school!! *Favorite things: FSU football, exercising, cooking, reading, traveling

3 A little about Mrs. Weise: 1st year at Sunset Lakes 26 th year teaching Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in E.S.E. Certified K-12 ESE and 1-6 Elementary, ESOL endorsed, Gifted Endorsed * 4th year teaching 5th grade *3 kids of my own one is a junior at FSU, one just graduated from F.S.U. and one is a sophomore in high school!! *Favorite things: FSU football, exercising, cooking, reading, traveling

4 Team Teaching Switch Classes with Ms. Weise, who teaches Reading Switch Classes at 10:45 am Dismissal is from 2 nd Period! Early dismissal and rainy day dismissal is from the 2 nd period class

5 Classroom Rules 1. Follow directions the first time. 2. Be respectful to yourself, others, and property. 3. Raise your hand and wait for permission to speak. 4. Remain on task and demonstrate self-control. 5. Meet all deadlines.

6 Homework Homework must be complete and turned in ON the day it is due. If for some reason your child does not understand the assignment, please have him/her complete it to the best of his/her ability. Homework completion is evaluated on the student’s report card with a 1, 2 or 3.

7 Daily Consequences Verbal warning Loss of Dojo point Call home Loss of privileges/activities Referral and Office Visit

8 Report Card Criteria 1= Skill Mastered 2= Working on Skill 3= Area of Concern * Any 3 received on the report cards renders a student ineligible for Honor Roll

9 Behavior Rewards Each student receives Dojo points, and tickets everyday that they complete successfully. On a weekly, or biweekly basis, students can trade in tickets for prizes and privileges. PLEASE DONATE SOME PRIZES!

10 GRADES = A = B = C 60 – 69 = D 59 – below – F *Grades are weighted between categories, therefore tests are more important than projects towards the overall grade *Written assignments are graded based on the 4 0r 2 point system. Rubrics are used. *Extra credit is not offered

11 Cheating There is enough evidence to conclude that academic cheating is an extremely common occurrence 70% of public school students admit to cheating and 60% admit to plagiarism. We have a ZERO tolerance for cheating in any form. Students caught cheating in any manner will receive a “0” on the assignment and a “3” on their report card.

12 Communications *Monday- Weekly Behavior sheet with grades Please sign and return it the next day *All papers remain at home WEBSITE: Please make sure to click on “notify me” and enter your to receive updates whenever I update the website REMIND101 to (352)

13 NO FCAT – NOW FSA The FCAT is gone! The new test is called The Florida Statewide Assessment * There is one BAT test in October. Test information and examples are seen on 5 th Grade Math and ELA are computer based Science FCAT lives on and is paper tested. Math – short response and multiple choice Science – Multiple choice

14 SLE Communication App The App works for Iphones and Android phones. There is no cost to you. It is easy to use and easy to install. Mr. Charpentier and Ms. Correa can send out messages regarding rainy dismissal, deadlines, etc. To get the Sunset Lakes Elementary application on your phone and opt-in to our texting system, please text your child’s current grade level. On your smart phone go to messages, in your To box: text 72727, enter return and in your message box:

15 Communications add your child’s corresponding grade level. For 5th GradeText message SLE5 For PTSA Text message SLEPTSA

16 Digital 5 School! We are a Digital 5 School. This means that each 5 th grade student will receive their personal Lenovo Laptop that will be assigned to them for the school year! More information to come as we roll out this new program. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting one evening regarding the proper use and care of the laptops PRIOR to the students assignment of them.

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18 Dear Parents, This year we are enthusiastically introducing a new character development program called Bucket Filling. Bucket filling is an easy-to-understand concept: “Everyone carries an invisible bucket that holds our good thoughts and feelings. When our buckets are full, we feel happy and when our buckets are empty, we feel sad.” Children quickly understand that they can fill buckets when they do and say things that are kind, considerate, caring and respectful. They also learn that when they are mean, inconsiderate, uncaring or disrespectful, they dip into buckets and remove those good feelings. Even the youngest child understands that actions and words can either fill a bucket or dip into it. During this school year we are encouraging, reminding and recognizing everyone’s efforts to be bucket filler at home, at school, and everywhere they go. We are excited about this new program and look forward to your support. If you would like to learn more about bucket filling, visit the Bucket Fillers website: bucketfillers101.com. Bucket fillers offers a free weekly e-newsletter for parents and teachers.bucketfillers101.com

19 Volunteer Registration The volunteer process has changed a little this year. If a parent was an active volunteer last year, meaning they volunteered at least 4 hours, they do not need to complete another volunteer application. Only new volunteers, volunteers who did not register last year or who were inactive need to go to: to complete a registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Garcia at

20 Dismissal Dismissal is from 2 nd Period If you change your child’s way home, it must be in writing! A car line card has been given out to each of you, use it starting Monday! Mrs. Weise will be doing bus duty every day, all year. Mrs. Hartenhoff will be the teacher at car dismissal, every other week. * EVERYONE must go by the cafeteria tonight to pick up a dismissal bracelet. Place it one the child’s backpack!

21 PROMOTION CEREMONY The 5 th Grade Promotion Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 3 rd at 8:15am. Each child will receive 2 Guest tickets to the ceremony. It is a dressy occasion and students may sign out afterwards to celebrate with family!

22 Field Trips Two Overnight trips 1) November 13 th -14 th to Orlando Bluemangroup/Animal Kingdom Limited amount of seats-first come first serve and then a waiting list will be created. Expected to be approx. $250 per student. Deposit will be required in September and is non refundable.

23 Field Trips 2) May 19 th – 20th Busch Gardens/MOSI Open to ALL 5 th graders. The cost is estimated to be approximately $235. Both trips include all meals, hotel and admission to attractions/parks. There will be mandatory parent information meetings one week prior to each trip.

24 Smart Initiative (Bond) This is the (BOND) SMART information. Mr. Charpentier will share more at future SAC/SAF and PTSA Meetings.

25 Wish List - An Apple a Day Keeps the Teacher Away! * Candy for rewards (Smarties!) * Donations such as gift cards or other items to be raffled off as rewards. Electric Pencil Sharpeners Colored Copy Paper Extra markers, scissors and PENCILS!


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