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    Dear Parents,

    Welcome to a new school year at Ronald Reagan Elementary School.  My name is Stephanie Withers and I am your child’s first grade teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.  I am looking forward to getting to know your child and you.

    We have an exciting opportunity for 100-Mile Club this year!  We are going digital!  Students who pay for the 100-Mile Club program will receive a special braclet that can be scanned at all 100-Mile Club events!  This will allow you to track your student's mile online!  We are really excited about the special opportunity and we are hoping that everyone can sign up and participate.  The cost is $12 for the year.  Every 25 miles, students will recieve a prize.  Students who complete 100 miles will receive a medal at a special assesmbly at the end of the year!

    I want to share with you some routine things that will help us get off to a happy start and make our school year go more smoothly.  I have set up some rules for conduct and consequences that follow.

    Rules:

    1. Be polite and respectful at all times.
    2. Raise your hand and wait to be called on.
    3. Keep your hands to yourself.
    4. Stay on task.
    5. Always do you best!

    If a student chooses to follow OR not to follow these basic rules, they will lose Dojo points.  These points can be tracked via the Class Dojo website.

    ****You child’s day starts each day with a clean slate!

    ****Students who have positive Dojo points will earn Principal's Recess on Fridays!

    There are many positive rewards for students and the class to earn.  I give lots of verbal praise and recognition.  Other awards are stickers, P.R.I.D.E. tickets, and visits to the Treasure Box.

    Your child will have a folder that will be sent home every day and must be returned to school each morning.  This folder will hold their corrected work for the week for you review and keep.  This will help keep you informed of how your child is doing in class.  This folder will also contain any flyers or information that you need to be aware of.  There will be two sections:  "Return to School" and "Keep at Home."

    If your child gets hungry in the early morning times, please send a small healthy snack for their first recess.  Our first recess is at 9:45 a.m.  Please be sure your child is ready with the necessary materials on a daily basis (i.e. papers to be returned, lunch (if they bring one), notes to the teacher, and any work assigned to finish).  Your child should have a backpack to carry their homework and class/school notes.  Please put your child’s name on all of their belongings to ensure that the item(s) will be returned to them if lost.

    Please be sure your child eats breakfast and is on time to school each day.  Your child will be marked late if they are not in the classroom at the time the bell rings at 7:45 am.

    I look forward to having an exciting year with your child and I look forward to seeing you at our Parent Information Night in July!

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Miss Stephanie Withers

    First Grade Teacher

    Ronald Reagan Elementary School

    Email:  Stephanie.Withers@cnusd.k12.ca.us

    School Phone Number:  951-736-7737