Our Firld Trip to the State House is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18th. Your child should remember to bring in theor permission slip so we know that they will be attending. Parents are also invited, but they must have already applied for a BCI check. The cost for students is $5. Parents are free. Unfortunately, parents will have to meet us there or follow the bus. The cost of the field trip includes a tour of the State House, a mock election with Representative Lisa Tomasso and pizza following with Representative Tomasso. Students will also receive a book about the State House. It is important to establish a clear line of communication between school and home. If for any reason that your child is having any difficulty, please contact me either through e-mail at school or at home. I routinely check both on a daily basis, so feel free to let me know.
Home (firstname.lastname@example.org) , School (email@example.com).
I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible. Phone calls during the day are difficult because of instructional time. However, if you need to contact me, feel free to leave a message for me at the office and I will contact you as soon as possible.
I am very involved in what goes on here at Blackrock School, so I may have a meeting scheduled (usually Thursday and Friday mornings). I am available before and after school if needed on the other days, unless I have an appointment.
If your child is having difficulty with the assignment, please indicate that on their paper. Most of the assignments are review in nature and your child has already been exposed to the material previously. Ask your child to bring home their notebook to help. You can review your child's work for completion, but try not to correct it. I know that the temptation is there, but a "perfect" paper is an indicator of mastery. If your child is struggling, I will be able to identify that through their efforts. Set a time for completion. If your child doesn't complete, we will discuss this further at school.
I will also do my best to correct the work in a timely fashion. In most cases, your child will receive their grade by the end of the day or the following day. Unit tests take longer, but will be corrected by the next day. It is important to receive the feedback as soon as possible. Children want to know how well they did and its important to me as well when planning instruction.
Students have homework each night. Although they may have started it at school. they should be able to show you their completed work. Students should read each night.
When your child has a test, I will do my best to post the date on my website at least a week in advance. Students will also have it written in their assignment books.
It is important that you initial or sign your child's assignment book each night. The book is a great way to communicate as well. It also helps me monitor your child's work habits and fosters responsibility and organization.
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