What do I need to know about Mrs.Burke's class?
School supplies: You may be asked to replenish school supplies when they run out or get lost.
Notes: Please address correspondence to me (Mrs. Burke.) I will pass along lunch money for accounts, attendance notes, and dismissal notes to the appropriate office. Please include the date and your child’s full name on all notes. This eliminates any confusion, especially when a parent and child have a different last name.
Dismissal Procedure: If for any reason your child will not be riding his/her regular bus home, you must send a note to school providing us with the necessary information. cannot accept dismissal notes through email or Class Dojo. If a last minute change occurs, please contact the main office. Please include your child’s full name on these notes. If your child is involved in an after-school activity that meets weekly, you may send in one note that is valid for the year indicating the meeting dates.
Early Dismissal Procedure: Please be sure that your child understands what to do in the case of an early dismissal. (You have provided this information to the school.) Please review this information with your child. He/she should know where to go and what person will care for him/her. Reviewing this procedure eliminates any panic and uncertainty on behalf of your child.
Homework Policy: Homework reinforces the concepts that are taught in our class lessons. The students are required to read for 20 minutes each night and they will record the books in a home reading log which is due each Friday. There will be some additional projects throughout the year.
Birthday Celebrations/Invitations: We will celebrate birthdays with a special song and dance. Your child is permitted to bring in a special Show & Share item on the celebration day. It is school policy that a child may only hand out birthday invitations in school if there is one for every child in the class or if having a single gender party, an invitation for all the boys or all the girls in class.
Water Bottles: Water bottles are permitted in our classroom as long as the students are responsible with them. The water bottles may be refilled throughout the day. If your child’s water bottle spills in his/her backpack, you are monetarily responsible for any damage that occurs to school property such as library books.
Snack Time: Please send a “5 minute” healthy snack for your child. Fruit snacks, easy-to-eat fruit, cut veggies, applesauce pouches, cheese sticks, popcorn, cereal bars, granola bars and yogurt pouches are wonderful snacks. Please do not send in messy snacks, cookies, potato chips, or candy; as they will not be permitted during snack time. It is not mandatory to send a snack, but it is encouraged. Please keep in mind that at times we may pause for snack, while at other times we may have a working snack.