Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the Parent- Teacher Orientation"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to the Parent- Teacher Orientation 2011-2012 Third Grade Expectations at Highland Elementary Schoolwith Mrs. Bragg & Mrs. Crane
2 Methods of communication Planner-nightlyNewsletters (teachers)- every Thursday(P.T.O.)-Signed paper’s- every ThursdayorNotes- either in planner or sent in “Homework Folder”Voice mail- Call school and ask for specific teacher’s voice mail.
3 How to reach our websites: Go to the Madison County School District Website atGo to Schools (The blue hyperlink at the top.)Click on School Web SitesClick on Highland Elementary SchoolClick on teacher’s nameWe will begin to post the newsletters, andother important information on there foryou to use.
4 Classroom Rules: Follow directions the first time they are given. Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself.Stay in your seat unless you have permission to do otherwise.Stay on task at all times.Keep up with supplies and assignments.Raise your hand for permission to speak out unless you have permission to do otherwise.Keep a positive attitude.
6 Items you should see every day! PlannerTake Home Folder-green folder (Homework sheets i.e. spelling, language, Saxon)Reading bookVocabulary spiralYour child will be held accountablefor any lost or damaged textbooks.
7 WE NEED YOU TO BE OUR GREATEST CHEERLEADERS FOR THE Homework Policy:Written homework should never take more than thirty minutes. We assign students things that you can look for on a regular basis, as well as: Projects and extra credit work.You are a vital part of your child’s education and we need your help: checking over your child’s homework (accuracy and completion), reading to and with you child, and providing a quiet place with assistance as your child learns how to study.WE NEED YOU TO BE OUR GREATEST CHEERLEADERS FOR THECHILDREN!
8 Regular Reading/Language Arts Assignments: Monday- Complete definitions, read story of the week, and study spelling words.Tuesday- Study spelling and vocabulary words.Wednesday- No written assignments; read and study for comprehension and vocabulary test.Thursday-Study for spelling and language tests.Friday- None- You are more than welcome to let your child write their definitions ahead of time, &/or study.
9 “Signed Paper’s Folder” Your child’s folder will be sent home every Thursday!!Your child’s graded papers will be in the folder along with the weekly newsletter, and any information you may need for the week.Please sign and return the folder with the papers on Friday.These grades will be placed on Active Parent no later than the following Monday afternoon.
10 LunchPlease do not send any items to school that must be heated/refrigerated.Students will keep up with their own lunch money. need to be kept current. You may check your child’s account balance & pay on-line.Students may purchase only one extra item per day. The cafeteria offers chips, drinks, a slush, and even ice cream.Cost- Breakfast $1.50 Lunch $2.50If you did not receive a lunch form pleaselet us know tonight.
11 Absentees & TardiesAny time a student is absent, they must return to school with either a note from a doctor or a parent concerning the child’s absence. Otherwise the absence will not be excused.If your child is tardy you must bring them insideand sign them in at the office.
12 Grades/Promotion Grading Scale Promotion Requirements A 90-100 B 80-89 F 64-BelowStudent must make a yearly average of 65 or higher in the following subject areas: Reading Language Arts Math
13 Items to place on your calendars: August 17th Boy Scouts MeetingAugust 18th Boy Scouts Meeting in 6p.m.August 19th Fall Fundraiser kick-offAugust 24th Flat Titan Project is due.August 26th Spirit CartAugust 29th Fall P.T.O. MeetingSeptember 5th Labor Day- school closedSeptember 5th - 9th Homecoming WeekSeptember 8th School PicturesHomecomingSeptember 9th HomecomingSeptember 16th Movie Night
14 Arrival & DismissalsStudents may beginning arriving at school at 7:00 a.m.Students will be counted tardy after 7:30 a.m.Please make sure your child knows how they will be getting home each day.Any changes in transportation must be written by a parent and signed by the principal.
15 Scholastic BooksYour child will be given the opportunity to order from Scholastic Book Clubs. We hope that you will please order books for your child. As you know reading is then great way to ensure you child’s success in school! Every time you order and you order online, our class will receive a free book! user name: cherie crane password: highland user code:
16 Are there any questions? WelcomeAre there any questions?