Frequently Asked Questions
- What are green strips for?
- My child forgot their folder--what should I do?
- My child forgot their lunch, and now I'm at work--Help!
- What is VIP?
- Does my child have to run during PE?
Green strips are given for doing good things, listening, working quietly, finishing work, answering
questions, helping others, etc. They are positive rewards. Everyone receives one per day, and
the total number may vary. You should be proud of your child if they earn more than the week's
total--that's a great thing!
First of all, YOU should do nothing. It is your child's responsibility and part of their school "job."
They will probably be able to redo their homework during morning work time, but it will be marked
"late." If they need to visit Study Hall to finish during their lunch recess, they will receive a note to
let you know. This is not "Detention," but they will lose some recess time. If you really feel that you
caused the problem, you can email me a note later. I try not to make a big deal about this unless it
becomes a habit. We all forget things, but we need to practice solving the problem without a
lot of drama.
We have emergency lunch supplies in the lunch room. It is a very small amount, but your child
will not starve. They will be pretty hungry when they get home though:-).
Every child will have a chance to be the Very Important Person some Friday. They will need to
bring in their yellow papers, filled out with their information about favorite color, food, pets,
family, etc. They also can bring in 5 items to share, and they have to fit in the Sharing Bag. Please
remind your child to be careful when bringing breakables.
The medical community has declared our children out of shape. If your child does not want to run,
walking is fine, but it should be a brisk walk. They should wear shoes that they can run in. A
medical condition that limits exercise requires a note. We will be trying to improve our fitness
levels throughout the year so we can pass the President's Physical Fitness test for our age level