Welcome to Fourth Grade!I’ve put together a packet that I hope will answer many of your questions about our classroom operating
procedure.I’ve tried not to overwhelm you with too much information as I know
the beginning of the school year can be hectic.
I’m looking forward to meeting many of you at the upcoming
Parent Orientation on September 25th at .If we don’t get a chance to chat then, please
feel free to call me at school at 703- 494-9153 with any concerns or questions you might have.I know that this year will be a wonderful, challenging one and with a strong partnership, your child will enjoy a successful
1 pack of loose-leaf paper
2 folders with pockets
1 package of #2 pencils
2 red pens for checking
1 set of color markers
1 box of 24 crayons (larger boxes won’t fit in the desks)
one zippered plastic pouch
1 assignmentbook ($3.50 at school)
glue or glue stick (no weird colored stuff please)
one ruler (metric and standard)
one box of tissues
one roll of paper towels
one marble composition book
one bottle of antibacterial waterless hand cleaner
Student lunch $2.10
Make checks payable to
Prince William County Food Service.Include the student name and teacher name on the
face of the check to avoid error to your account.Checks should be given to me first
thing in the morning.Parents are welcome to join us for lunch anytime!
P.E.Day 3, 6, 9, 12
ArtDay 4, 7, 11
MusicDay 1, 5, 8
FrenchEven and Odd
Calendar Dates to Remember
September 25Parent Orientation (parents only please)
October 8Interims sent home
November 2End of first grading
November 6Conference Day
Tentative Dates for Field Trips andSpecial Stuff
Richmond Field TripMay
will be assigned each night except Fridays.Homework
may include studying spelling
words or multiplication facts, reading from our
current trade book, reading
journal entries, or practice worksheets in
Math, English, or Spelling.
will be checked and graded. I will expect the homework
to be completed by the following
morning.Any assignments still
incomplete by the end of
the grading period will result in a zero.Any late
assignments will result
in one drop in letter grade.
the third grading period, late work will no longer
term projects will not be accepted after three days unless prior
have been made.
Assignment books will be
filled out daily.Please check these
books each day with your child.The Lion folder will be used to transport
papers home each afternoon.Graded papers on the left side of the folders
should be discussed and removed.Homework papers on the right side
need to be completed and returned in the Lion
folder the following day.
RULES OF CONDUCT
I have three general rules for behavior that keep the class running in a
smooth, productive manner.
1.When the teacher is talking, the student is
2.Raise your hand to talk.
3.Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
Additionally, I try to impress on the students the importance of
treating each other with respect and courtesy.
Students will receive a pencil every Friday that reports on that week’s
conduct and work habits.A pencil with no check
marks and a sticker
will mean your child has had no problems in either area.If the pencil
has checks, please take a moment to review it with your child and ways
to improve.I regard these pencils as an excellent
opportunity for us to
communicate about possible problems and work together toward solutions.
1.Complete your emergency card and return A.S.A.P.!If at any time during the year a change occurs, please let the office know.
2.If you would be interested in helping in our
classroom this year, please fill out the attached form and return to me.
3.Contact me with any concerns.I know we can work together. Keep the lines of communication open and
please come to me with your questions!
Thanks in advance,
Room Parent ____Baked Goods ____
Field Trips____Emergency Phone Tree____
Sharing Interests with Students in Presentation____
Special Interest Topic________________________________________________