Important InformationCommunication Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Please try to do this with a brief handwritten note, a voice mail message, or an email. The Intermediate office number is 531-2211 and my extension is 5049. My school email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Communication between home and school is vital to your child's success in school so please keep in touch. Thank you.Absences/Tardiness Please send in an excuse each time your child is absent. All notes should clearly state:
* your child's first and last name
*my name (Ms. Dunlop)
*our room number (Room 49)If your child is late for school (school starts at 8:37 am) please report to the office for a tardy slip before sending your child to the classroom.Administering of Medicine Teachers can not administer any medication or cough drops. Please send a doctor's note for any prescribed medications that your child may need during the school day.Transportation Changes The office must have any requests for changes in transportation in writing. If your child usually rides the bus but needs to be dismissed as a walker for parent pick-up, please send in a note with your child that day. If your bus rider needs to be dismissed as a walker on a specific day on a weekly basis (i.e., every Wednesday for soccer practice or every Monday for piano lessons, etc) you can just send in one note explaining this at the beginning of the year. All children are dismissed from the classroom to the lobby. Parents must meet their child in the lobby. Every effort will be made to contact parents in the event of a missed bus.Homework Homework and announcements/reminders will be written on the homework board daily. It will be each student’s responsibility to copy this information into his/her assignment book. Parents are asked to initial the assignment book each night - This lets me know that your child is keeping you informed about our class happenings.Recess Fourth graders have one recess - a half-hour recess following lunch. Recess is important because the children's minds work better if they have fresh air and exercise. Recess also provides an opportunity for socialization. Game boys or other electronic games will not be permitted at recess (indoor or outdoor.) These kinds of games should be left at home because there are no opportunities to use them at school. Thank you for your support.One final request...If you are planning a birthday party for your child outside of school, please MAIL the invitations to your child's classmates. We realize that it may be unreasonable to include everyone in your child's class at a birthday party, but as teachers, we need to protect the feelings of those who have not been invited. When invitations are presented to only a few in school, the others are hurt by the exclusion. By keeping the invitation process out of school, everyone is happier. Thanks for your cooperation.