We strongly encourage parents to work with their children on reminding them to use the restroom before school, during each recess, and after they have finished eating lunch. First grade teachers do allow children to leave their instructional setting to use the restroom when it is necessary. However, please keep in mind that a child leaving the instructional setting during a lesson disrupts learning for everyone. If your child uses the restroom frequently for medical reasons, please advise me of this very important information.
Positive Behavior Systems
Class Dojo Points - We are going to be using the Class Dojo point system this year. Students can earn points for good behavior and class work. Students can lost points for breaking school and class rules, or for not doing their best work. You will see these points reflected on the Class Dojo website. You will receive special login instructions in the folder that goes home on the first day of school.
Principal's Recess - This is an extra 15 minute recess, on Fridays, that students can earn.
- Students will need to:
- Bring required supplies/folders to school each day
- Have a positive number of Dojo points by the end of the week
- Have no missing classwork
P.R.I.D.E. Tickets - Students can receive a P.R.I.D.E. ticket by all teachers and staff on campus. Students can recieve these tickets for everything! Students will be rewarding for showing P.R.I.D.E., following school rules, and doing their best in class! When a student earns 10 tickets, they will recieve a P.R.I.D.E. braclet and a prize! Every 10 tickets will earn them additional prizes. Their name will also be added to a special board in the office!
Citations – These are given for students that are not following the rules. They need to be signed and brought back to school the next day. Citations will not be given out often. These are for serious offences.
Class Dojo – If you haven’t signed up, please do as soon as possible. I use Class Dojo has a major form of communication throughout the school year. Annoucements and private messages will be sent using this system. You will be given a personal login code at the start of the school year. You will need to create an account and then use this code to join our class.
Please check Dojo and your e-mail frequently. I try to check Class Dojo as often as I can, but we do get busy with other things during class time. If there is an urgent message (such as a change in pickup, something needs to brought home that day, or they have a lunch if the office) pleasee call the front office and they will make sure that I get the message. If you need to have a lengthy discussion about your student, please schedule a time to meet. I need a heads-up before conferences, so I can pull materials together. I can usually find time to meet right before or after school. If there is a special circumstance, I can also meet during lunch hours.