Welcome to Camp
Hello! We are your child’s second grade teachers, Miss Colasurdo and Mrs. Smith. We are looking forward to getting to know you and your child as we all work together to make this a successful school year.
Being on time to school is very important. The morning time allows your child to get into the classroom, settle down, ask questions, talk with classmates review, etc… Your child will be marked tardy if he/she arrives after 7:45. If your child rides a school by and the school bus is running behind your child will be excused.
Parent involvement directly influences a child’s success in school. Together, we are investing in your child’s future. We value you as a partner and hope you feel comfortable discussing your child’s progress with us. We strongly encourage you to attend PTA meetings, conferences, and other school events. If you need to speak with either of us, please call the office at 770-916-7070, or send a note to school. One of us will contact you as soon as we can. If you would like to spend more time in the classroom, let us know and we can set up a day and time for you to come in and help out or just read a book to the class.
Student Progress Updates and Report Cards
You will receive periodic updates of your child’s progress. Look for graded papers and other school information to come home on Thursday afternoons in their orange take home folder. The packet of graded papers will come with a sheet on your child’s progress and needs to be signed and sent back to school. Please ask for this folder EVERY day as homework will also be sent in it. Do not hesitate to ask us if you are not seeing work or progress reports come home. All graded papers that are sent home in the folder should be looked over and worked on if the student performed poorly on it. Report cards will be sent home at the end of each nine week grading period. With the report card, there is a signature card that needs to be signed and returned to school.
Please check your child’s agenda daily for behavior notices. We use positive reinforcement as our behavior plan. Your child will have the opportunity to earn 'punches" throughout the day. When a punch card is filled, they will get to visit the treasure box. There is always the consiquence of loosing their card, in which case, no punches are earned until the next day.
Please initial your child’s agenda EVERYDAY. This helps us know that you are keeping track of your child’s homework as well as their behavior (homework is recorded in the agenda everyday) Homework is assigned nightly Monday through Thursday. Usually, there is no homework over the weekend, although there are some exceptions, which you will be informed of if the situation arises. Weekends are a good time to study addition and subtraction flashcards and read. The agenda will go home every day. It is your child’s responsibility to copy their assignments down in their agenda each day. Inside your child’s homework folder, you will find their Reading Log. Your child is expected to read for at least 20 minutes each night. After they have read for the night they are to fill in the date, title, author, minutes, and get a parent/guardian signature on the Reading Log. This can be silent or shared reading.
Other Important Things
Allergies and Medical Conditions- Please let us know if your child is allergic to any food or other substances. Also, if your child has a medical condition we should be aware of. This is for the safety of your child and will only be shared with the appropriate personnel, administators, nurse, PE coaches, etc.)
Transportation and After School Care- Please communicate transportation plans in writing. If we do not receive a note, we will insist that your child follow the regular after school plans. If a situation arises and you need to change dismissal transportation plans during the school day, please call the office. They will relay the message to us. This is for your protection.
Sickness at School- Brumby has a clinic with a registered nurse available for students who become ill at school. If your child has a temperature, you will be contacted to pick your child up. Please remember that germs spread easily in the classroom, so it is best for everyone if sick children stay at home.
Personal Belongings- Please label everything your child brings to school. This is especially important for coats and lunch boxes. Many items are lost throughout the school year and can easily be found if a name is located on his/her belongings.
Birthdays- We are happy to celebrate your child’s birthday. If you choose to send teats, please try to let us know a day in advance.
Toys- Children should not bring toys to school as they can easily get lost or broken. Toys are also a distraction to them and other students. Please tell your child to keep all toys at home. Any toys that are brought into school and cause a distraction are susceptible to being taken up until the end of the day or week. If the problem persists a phone call will be made or a note will be sent home.
This is a lot of information. Please keep if handy for future reference. We look forward to a great year working with you and your child. Please feel free to contact us at any time with any questions you may have.
Miss Kristin Colasurdo and Mrs. Krista Smith