• EMAIL COMMUNICATION

    The best form of communication for me is through school email as is for all of the Family Three teachers.  If I do not have your email, please drop me a line and share it with me.

     

    Weekly Plan March 30, 2020


    Coping Strategies for Kids

     

     

    FIELD TRIPS

    • April 29-May 1-6th Grade Camp
    • 5th Grade Trip -May 1- Diasmond Jack Boat Tour and Michigan Outdoor Adevnture
    • June- Swim Party at Burton Hollow -date to be determined

    MEDIA AUTHORIZATION OPT OUT FORMS

    There is not longer a media authorization form.  Instead, we have an "Opt Out" form.  If you want your child to opt out of any possible media coverage (name, pictures, etc.), please make sure you turn in the form so I can send to the office.  Thank you.

    BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (BYOD) and CELL PHONE USAGE AGREEMENT FORMS

    ​If your child would like to use their own BYOD​ at school, we do need a signed form from you.  This is a great way for students to be able to access the internet or work electronically on items.  Sometimes, students have been able to use their smartphones as devices too as long as they have a signed cell phone agreement turned in and on file.  If you need copies of these forms, please let me know or have your child ask me for one at school.

    LUNCH/ENRICHMENT CHANGE

    This year the students in Family Three will be going to enrichment first and then eating lunch second.  This change works well as it gives the younger kids 5 extra minutes to eat and the older kids 5 minutes more to play or be involved in their chosen enrichment activity.  

    Healthy Snacks and Eating/LIM

    Even though we are not participating in the grant for BHC (Building Healthy Communities) this year, we still encourage our students to make healthy choices.  As part of building a healthier community, I want to reiterate our snack policy in Family Three.  Students are able to eat a healthy snack anytime in the AM only.  We will go over healthy in the classroom; however some ideas would be fruit, veggies, cheese, granola bars, crackers, yogurt, etc.  I also want to remind both parents and students that there should be no food coming in that contains nuts.  I do have a nut allergy in my room and we have a variety of allergies within our school.

    Leader in Me will continue this year and allow us to work with students on Covey's Seven Habits.  It will be exciting to continue to nurture these habits in our building and watch our students grow and begin to use habits that will continue with them as they grow as life long learners.

     TAKE HOME FOLDER

     All students received a brand new folder filled with a number of items (emergency cards which need to be sent back in after reviewing ASAP along with some other odds and ends).  This folder is one we will be using everyday for communication/assignments.  One side is specifically for items to take home and the other is for items to turn in.  I will be talking to students more in depth about this.  I believe that for some students, the use of one folder that is specific for taking work home and bringing it back, it will help out considerably with responsibility.

    LATE HOMEWORK

    When a student has a missing assignment, a yellow "Student Ownership of Learning" will be stapled into their Student Planner.  This slip is to be signed by the parent acknowledging that they are aware their child has an assignment missing. This is not intended to be punitive, but a reminder to get assignments in on time.  If a teacher starts to see a pattern of late assignments, most often teachers will contact parents to check in and see how school and home can work as a partnership to help the child get on track.

    SECURITY

     We welcome parents and volunteers at Webster.  To help ensure your child's safety, please review the following reminders.

    First of all, it is extremely important that if you are coming to our school for any reason that you check in the office first.  All visitors MUST have a yellow visitor's sticker.  The yellow sticker lets students and staff know that you have checked in. 

    Next, if your child is planning on going home a different way than usual, the school needs to know about this change of plan.  For example, if your child usually rides the bus home but is going home by car with a friend, both students need to have a note which is then presented to the office.  We need to make sure at all times we are aware of dismissal plans for our students.  If a last minute change was done, please notify the office of this sudden change of plans. 

    Finally, if you are picking up your child at Door 4, please do not knock on the door for a staff member or child to let you in the building.  We are unable to open the door due to security reasons.  Staff will only let parents in through the doors at the front office (unless you are going to SACC in the AM or PM).   Students should NEVER open the door, even if they know the person at the door.  They are directed to follow these rules of security. 

    Thanks so much for your understanding!  Please contact me or Mrs. Boka if you have any questions.  

    WEBSTER BIRTHDAY TREAT POLICY

    Due to all of the food allergies students have, we will no longer allow students to bring in edible treats (any food items).  This is a school-wide policy.  Mrs. Boka will meet with students once a month to celebrate birthdays with a special frozen treat (popsicle).  We will still celebrate your child's special day in our class.  If your child does want to bring something in for the class, I recommend a donation to our classroom library (a book in which a name plate can be put in with his/her name) or game/puzzle area.  Students have also brought in miscellaneous items they have gotten through a party store (like Party City) or even Oriental Trading Company such as pencils, stickers, erasers, tattoos, silly bands, etc..  

    Many other LPS elementary schools have already adopted a no-edible treats policy.  Thank you in advance for supporting safety.  If you do have any questions regarding birthday treats, please feel free to address them to Mrs. Boka personally.