Contact Information Communication is so important to me and is so important to a successful year! If you ever need to contact me, please don’t hesitate. Here are some ways you can: Email: hedman.Patrice@cusd80.comhedman.Patrice@cusd80.com School Phone: 480-812-7300 Classroom Phone: 480-812-7362
Daily Notes Each day your student will bring home a folder with a note in it all about their day. This will give you a brief overview of your child’s day. We will also be able to let you know if your child needs any items for school. At the bottom of each note, there is a place for you to communicate back with us about what your child did that night, or any information that you want to communicate with us that you think would impact their day. It is VERY important that you read and respond on these notes EVERY day. This communication is essential to a successful classroom environment.
School Hours and Absences Our school day is from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. In order to be able to start our school day on time, please be sure to drop off your student at the drop off area at 7:50 am. Pick up time is 2:30 pm, no later. If your child will be absent, please be sure to call the Sanborn attendance line by 8:30 am at 480-812-7303 and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If they take the bus, also be sure to call the transportation line (480) 812-7275. email@example.com If your child will be late, they must be signed in at the office and walked to class.
Transportation If your student will ride the bus the transportation number is (480) 812-7275. If you will be dropping off your student, please park on Ivanhoe and walk to drop off or pick up your student on the sidewalk in between the bus area and the school. The teachers will be waiting for you and will be getting students off the buses as well.
Lunch and Snack Our lunch time is 10:50 am. Since our lunch is earlier in the day, we will have a snack time in the afternoon. Please be sure to pack a water bottle and snack for your child each day. We will not be able to provide snacks. The lunch menu can be downloaded at http://www.cusd80.com/page/843 http://www.cusd80.com/page/843 You can either send in lunch money with your student or you can set up a lunch account at MySchoolBucks.com Lunch prices are $2.50 Free/Reduced meal applications must be done online at CUSD80.com
Daily Schedule Drop off 7:50 AM 8:00 am Calendar Centers 8:20 am Centers 8:50 Centers/Adaptive Music 9:20Centers/ 1 st grade specials 9:50 Centers 10:20 Centers 10:50 Lunch 11:10 Recess 11:30Centers 12:00 Storytime/Art/Science/Social Studies 12:25 Centers/Kindergarten specials 12:55 Centers/Adaptive PE 1:30 Centers 2:00 Daily Notes/Snack/Recess 2:30 Go Home This schedule is subject to change as students needs change. Centers Include: Work with Teacher Fundations Math Language Arts Play Computer Sensory Library Table Activities
School Supplies Individual Student Supplies Needed: Backpack Water bottle (Please label with your child’s name) Extra set of clothes All other supplies will be provided Classroom Donations Always Welcome: Baby Wipes Hand Sanitizer Lysol Wipes Kleenex Dry Erase Markers Weekly donation needs may change and will be sent out on the weekly newsletter
Classroom Management I love having a lot of fun in school and especially in our classroom! I love to celebrate wonderful behavior and hard work. I also believe in having a classroom where everyone feels safe, comfortable, happy and feels cared for. I want each and every student to succeed to his or her highest potential and I will do everything I can to make that happen. In order for this to happen, I make sure I have a well managed classroom. One management system we use in class is our rainbow penny charts. Students can earn pennies throughout the day (10 in total) to put on their rainbow chart to earn prizes for their wonderful work and behavior. Sometimes we don’t have the best days. If a student does not do what is expected, I will give them a warning. If their behavior continues they will not be able to earn a penny for their chart. Negative behaviors will be dealt with in the classroom and parents will only be contacted about negative behaviors on an as needed basis. We will start each day fresh on a positive note
General Parent Information Newsletters will be sent home weekly. These are very important to read as they contain information about the upcoming week, including special activities and spirit days, not only in our classroom, but also school wide activities. Weekly homework will include nightly reading log and spelling/sight word practice. Other homework will be sent home as needed or if not completed in class. Please be sure to return the homework daily. We are so lucky to have three wonderful paraprofessionals working in our classroom with us this year. They are: Ms. Christina Ms. Tricia Ms. Amber We are all very excited for a wonderful school year!