4th Grade Classroom Procedures
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Absences: Please send a note to school before scheduled medical appointments whenever possible. It is best for children to stay home when ill. In the case of illness, students will have the same number of days they were absent to make-up work. You must give prior notice in writing re: vacations to the teacher and office.
Bathroom: Students should go at a break or non-teaching times (emergencies are always the exception.) Kindly inform me of any health concerns that you have for your child.
Binder: Comes home every night with few exceptions and should include a completed assignment sheet/calendar. Please review (for legibility and accuracy), sign on the weekend, and send back to school on Monday morning.
Birthdays: Celebrated during lunch (12:15-12:35pm). Simple treats are appreciated.
Communication: Notes, stopping by at the end of the day, and e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) work best if you need to contact me. I prefer to speak directly to parents about specific concerns that arise here at school by calling you at home rather than sending an email.
Conferences: Other than during Conference Week in November, please schedule these ahead of time by calling, sending a note/email, or dropping by after school.
DEAR (Drop Everything & Read): Each child should have a just-right-for-him/her chapter book the desk at all times either from home/public library, the school library, or the class library.
Discipline: Based on adherence to St. Matthew's expected Christian/Social Skills and Personal/Work Skills; a note or phone call home in case of concerns.
Field Trips:To be determined. A current background check and Safe Environment Training are required in advance for field trip chaperones or other school volunteers.
Food: Students may have a snack from home at 10:10 a.m. Please help them to choose healthy options like fruit or granola bars instead of chips or dessert items.
Homework: Listed on the assignment sheet at the end of each day and should fall between 30-60 minutes per night for the average student per our school handbook. Completed work is due the day after it is assigned. When work is not completed or returned to school on time, the student will lose his morning break as a consequence. The assignment will also be circled on his calendar. Repeat problems may result in loss of other privileges or a referral to detention. Kindly contact me if you notice that your child seems to be doing too little or too much work.
Lunch: begins at 12:10 p.m. Parents may visit for lunch on a special occasion.
Mass: Students attend weekly Mass every Wednesday at 8:45 am. All are welcome to join us. Please check the school calendar for changes in the Mass schedule.
Medical Conditions: Thank you for notifying us about allergies or any other significant health concerns for your child. Please provide the school office with any medicines needed for your child's condition.
Morning Routine: Includes turning in business items and homework, organizing materials, doing AM work, morning prayer, and a poem.
Report Card: Students will receive number grades (1-4).
Textbooks: Books can travel home this year, so covers are needed at all times.
Uniform: Students are expected to wear the complete uniform each day. Labeling clothes is helpful. Help your child wear appropriate shoes on Tuesday and Wednesday for Fitness/Health. Coats are a necessity during the cooler months.
Volunteers: Check in at the front office first. Make sure you have an updated background check. Assistance with writing, math, or reading is always helpful during the AM hours. Please contact me if you are interested.
ITBS: This two week assessment will be given in the Fall. Students should make every effort to be at school during the entire testing period.
Thank you in advance for the love and support that you provide for your child throughout this school year!