We will be focusing this year in Literacy and Math on specific skills in our teacher based teams. You can help by talking to your child about what we are reading, the authors’ purpose and the message in the text. In math, we ask questions like: does that make sense? Is that the most efficient way to find the answer? Students will be asking each other about the strategies that they use to solve problems. This questioning method helps the student to process and understand the things they read and apply those skills to all other areas.
Please remember the day starts at 7:50 am for those who joining us for breakfast. No child should be on school grounds before that time. The bell rings to enter the classroom at 8:05 am and the tardy bell rings at 8:20 am. All students should be in the classroom and ready to learn at that time.
Our day ends at 2:40 pm. Bus riders exit the North door, car riders exit the front of the building, while walkers exit the back thru the cafeteria. ALL CAR RIDERS should meet their rides in the front of the building. Any student who exits the cafeteria to a waiting vehicle is not following the established routines set in place for safety. Getting into a vehicle in the back lot is not permitted as it can interrupt the traffic flow causing accidents with cars exiting the established traffic pattern or be dangerous to students who are walking. These patterns are set in place for supervision and safety of your child. Please comply with the established routines.
Transportation changes should be made through the office prior to 1pm and in writing. No changes will be made without communication with the office. Because we have over 500 students to get safely to their destination, consistency is key. Predictability is critical. Ideally, students should have one routine to get home each day to avoid confusion.
Marge Moretti, Principal
Refer to the school Website for additional important information. http://mes.swcsd.us/