This afternoon a notice was sent home by the administrative team to remind parents of the visitor policy. This policy is in place to ensure the safety of our children and to make sure that all time is spent on learning. In that light, parents will have to say goodbye to students at the front hallway and will not be allowed down the hallway unless they have an appointment with a teacher. If you have an appointment, you need to first stop by the office for a visitor pass and to sign in. I am sure that you are aware of the dangers of allowing any adult to wander the building without checking in at the office and so the staff appreciates your adherence to this policy.
Starting tomorrow the visitor policy will be enforced, so if you need to meet with me, please just send me a short note or text to request an appointment and we can schedule a time to talk. I am usually at school by 6:00 a.m. and can always set aside a few minutes for a parent. As a team leader I have afterschool meetings most days, but I am usually available on Fridays right after school. It is very important that we continue to keep the lines of communication open, and that parents feel welcome in the classroom at any
As a parent myself, I know that homework time can be a difficult time for some students. After a long day of school, the last thing many students want to do is more work. The following tips may help to make homework a hassle-free time. *
On Friday, students were given a personalized poster and reading log for a new program with the Celtics. The Celtics are requesting that all students at the Holland read 20 minutes each day for the months of November, December and January. Students who meet this goal each month will be eligible to win prizes from the team.
Since it is my requirement that students read every night during the week, all students should be able to meet this new goal of reading 20 minutes every day of the month - including weekends. I know that my students find 20 minutes each day to watch television or play a video game on a Saturday or Sunday, so it would be appreciated if your child could also find 20 minutes to read a book every day including weekends. It is our classroom goal that every child in our classroom is eligible for the Celtics' prizes. I would truly appreciate your help tracking your child's reading and helping him/her to turn in the reading log each Friday. The Celtics reading log will take the place of our usual classroom log.
Please remember that Monday, November 11th is a holiday and there will be no school on that day. Enjoy your Sunday! ~ Mrs. Mark