• Classroom Procedures


    Starting the Day

    School begins at 7:50 each morning.  If a student arrives after 7:50, he/she must check in at the office for a tardy slip.  It is of the utmost importance to have your child at school on time.  Class instruction begins at 7:35 with academic bell work activities.  Teachers are obligated to report excessive tardies to the front office.    



    It is CRUCIAL that your teacher knows how your child is getting home each day. If for any reason that it will be different one day, please send a note sent to school, e-mail, or a phone call your child's teacher.  A student’s word will not suffice for a change in dismissal.  Please do this before 1:35 because our planning period is at the end of the day and many days we are in a meeting and are unable to read our emails.  So, if it is after 1:34, please call the front office.  


    Rules and Consequences

    We believe that all students can behave appropriately in classroom.  We will always set up my students for success by clearly stating our expectations prior to all activities. In the event of student misbehavior there will be consequences enforced based upon each child and the rule broken.

     Class Dojo

    The third grade teachers will use ClassDojo to encourage important skills, like working hard and participating.  It will also be used to communicate with you: we can instantly share messages, updates, and photos from class.  It’s the easiest way for you to see how your child is doing at school and to get in touch with your child's teacher.  


     You can use ClassDojo on any device:  it is a simple, free mobile app for iOS and Android, and can be used from a computer at: www.classdojo.com


    Your child's teacher must give you access to ClassDojo.  Please contact your child's teacher for information on how you can join ClassDojo.  


    To ensure that all students have a positive and safe learning environment, Paloma Creek uses a proactive and positive approach to behavior management called CHAMPS. At Paloma Creek, there are common expectations that are followed throughout the building based on the CHAMPS acronym. These CHAMPS procedures create a positive atmosphere focused on learning. Click here for more information. 

    Tuesday Folders

    Tuesday folders will be sent home each week.  They will contain events that are happening in the city, district, and school.   Please make sure to sign and return the folder the next day. 



    The third grade team will be sending out a 3rd grade newsletter by six weeks, and any other updates will be sent through your child's teacher. 



    We would love to celebrate student´s birthdays; you may send a treat to school.  This will be done in your child´s homeroom at the end of the day right before we go to Special Areas.  Please contact your child´s teacher prior to the day to insure that learning is not interrupted.  


    Students are permitted to bring a healthy snack each day for only themselves. There will be time allowed each day for this.

    Healthy options:

    ·         Crackers

    ·         Fruit or veggies

    ·         Dry non-sugary cereal

    ·         Pretzels

    ·          Yogurt


    Please do not send:

    ·         Candy

    ·         Cookies

    ·         Donuts


    These snacks do not encourage healthy eating or help students stay focused at school. If these snacks are brought, they will be asked to put it away and save for lunch.


    Daily Folder

    Students will have a daily folder and planner that needs to travel to and from school every day. The daily folder will have their assignment sheet in it, teacher notes home, and a few things in the brads that need to stay all year. PLEASE CHECK DAILY!



    I welcome you to join your child for lunch. If you plan to do this, please arrive 5 minutes early, and wait for our class at the cafeteria doors. This is a special time for you and your child; therefore, other children will not be allowed to join you. Please sit with your child at the front tables outside of the cafeteria.