Arrival to School
School begins at 7:35 each morning. If a student arrives after 7:40, 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. I am obligated to report excessive tardies to the front office.
IT is CRUCIAL that I know exactly how your child is getting home each day. If for any reason that it will be different one day, I need a note sent to school, e-mail, or a phone call. A student’s word will not suffice for a change in dismissal. Please do this before 2:00 PM. Any dismissal changes after 2:00 need to be done through the office.
Rules and Consequences
I believe that all students can behave appropriately in my classroom. I will always set up my students for success by clearly stating my expectations prior to all activities. In the event of student misbehavior there will be consequences enforced based upon each child and the rule broken.
- Be responsible
- Listen to others
- Be respectful
- Be kind
- Do your best!
This year, the school will be using Fresh Grade for portfolios and classroom news. We will also use email as well. Fresh Grade is new to all of us, so please be patient while we learn this new program. =)
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. Here is more information about CHAMPS
Homework will be assigned by each teacher.
Typically for math, your child will be required to complete 45 minutes a week of Imagine Math Lessons and 30 minutes a week of memorizing their multiplication facts through Imagine Math Facts or using flash cards. Students are expected to have passed 30 Math Lesson on Imagine Math Lesson by the end of December and 50 by Spring Break. By the end of April, students are expected to have their multiplication facts memorized. We will reward students along the way for their hard work. =)
For Reading, your student is expected to complete 45 minutes weekly of iStation.
All programs will be checked on Friday by the teacher. Students can complete their assignments over the weekend. It seems like a lot, but you will see your student grow! Both of these programs are proven to improve student achievement.
Please remember that homework is subject to change and is at the direction of the teacher. =)
By October, your student will be bringing home their Target Binder. It will be used a hard copy portfolio to display their work. You may look through the work, but please do not take any work out. We ask that you sign off on the sign off sheet telling us that you've looked through your child's work. If you have any questions or concerns then feel free to email the content that you have questions on.
We will be sending out a 3rd grade newsletter by six weeks, and any other updates will be sent through Fresh Grade or by email.
Teachers will determine when birthday celebrations will occur. They will send information home as a grade level detailing the allowable classroom treats (i.e. pencils, sticker, books, etc.) and time frame for the celebrations. There will be no food items for birthdays. Invitations to birthday parties may be given at school as long as all students in the class receive an invitation.
Students are permitted to bring a healthy snack each day for only themselves. There will be time allowed each day for this.
- Fruit or veggies
- Dry non-sugary cereal
Please do not send:
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.
I welcome you to join your child for lunch. Our lunch time is from 11:45-12:15. 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.