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Welcome Parents Please complete the Love Note ontop of your child s desk as well asthe PG Movie Permission form Please sign up for a MYSTERY.READER time on the white boardat the front of the classroom Please leave completed Love Noteon your child s desk Thank you First Grade.The ABC s ofMrs Robinson s Class Absences If your child is absent from school please send in a note the day he she returns The note should contain your child s first and last.name date s and a brief explanation for theabsence A doctor s note is not requiredhowever if your child was absent due to illnessand went to the doctor please provide thedoctor s note for our records . Automated absence phone calls from CCSD willbe received daily until your child returns to A continued Arrival Students should be plan to arrive after 7 15a m as they are not permitted to enter the building.before that time If you must use carpool do not dropyour child off before 7 15 a m when a staff member issupervising Students must be in the classroompromptly at 7 45 a m or they are tardy and must signat the front office and receive a tardy slip . ASP The After School Program is a supervised childcare program It is available every school daybeginning immediately after school and ends promptlyat 6 p m There is an annual 10 registration fee perchild with a daily attendance fee of 7 There is a late.fee of 1 per minute after 6 p m BirthdaysWe love to celebrate special days but I do keep this low key Please let me know ahead of time if you would like to bring atreat for your child s birthday Doughnuts brownies cookie.cakes are great options If you send a cookie cake pleasehave it cut ahead of time as we do not have access tocutting tools here Napkins plates are alwaysappreciated Please be mindful of our PEANUT TREENUT ALL NUTS ALLERGIES .We will have our celebrations at lunch I ask that treats besent with the child in the morning or dropped off in the officeby 9 a m This is a special time for your child to share withhis her classmates Blog It will be updated weekly so please check each.http www cobblearning net msbu... B continued Book Orders Scholastic Book Orders will be senthome monthly This is a great way to encourage and exciteyour child about reading Reading as a reward is an.incredible way to communicate the importance of and instillthe joy of reading in young children I will be letting the roommoms find a parent interested in taking this on each month Online ordering will be set upand a class code will be sent. B continued Backpacks Please ensure your child always brings a suitable sized backpack for transporting homework books snacks etc Since many look similar please label your child sbackpack with his name Rolling backpacks are only allowed.for 4th and 5th graders Bus Passes Not until AFTER Labor Day If your child will begoing home with a friend who rides the bus you must send aCobb County School District Bus Pass to school The pass islocated on the Mt Bethel Blog under Parent Resources .Your child will bring the pass to the front office to have itapproved logged and stamped Your child will give the passto the bus driver that afternoon Neither the school nor thebus drivers can accept any other note we are required to usethe CCSD bus pass . Send in note stating start day time AND pick up plan Please send note stating end date as wellCONFERENCES Parent Teacher Conferences are held in October Iwill discuss your child s accomplishments strengths .and overall progress Dismissal will occur 2 hours C continued CogAT Cognitive Abilities Test Students willtake this This test CAN NOT be studied forand consists of puzzles analogies patterns .etc The test will be in September Comprehension Comprehension is a keyelement in a child s reading development Reading without true understanding is simplyword calling Reading comprehension is a.MAJOR part of our Reader s Workshop and willbe addressed in many new and interestingways each day C continued Communication I believe communication between the.teacher school and parents is absolutely essential inorder for each student to be successful PLEASE let meknow any concerns questions or comments you have My email address is lauren Robinson cobbk12 org oruse Remind . C continued Counseling Our counselor is Mrs Rees and she will bevisiting our classroom every other week Dress Code Please refer to the Mt Bethel Dress Code.policy in your Mt Bethel PTA calendar Tennis shoes are to be worn on all PEdays Please refer to the SPECIALScalendar each day so your child is wearingappropriate footwear . D Continued Dismissal Changes If there is any change toyour child s normal transportation method you must send in a written change no laterthan 10 00 a m If you need to pick up your.child early do so prior to 1 45 p m Nopickups will be allowed after 1 45 p m TheFront Office will close between 1 45 and 2 15p m to ensure safe dismissal of all students We CANNOT accept email dismissals . Emergency closings and drills Ifschools are closed for an emergency ordelayed information will be on majorradio stations TV stations CCSDwebsite CCSD Mobile Alerts and emails.will be sent if time permits Drills areheld throughout the year Field Trips Please stay tuned for upcoming field trippermission forms and chaperone.opportunities Field trip money will becollected using the white money collectionenvelopes You will receive an overview of themoney you ve sent in from our book keeperthroughout the year Students need to wear.their class t shirts on all field trips Moredetails to come F continued Please supportour Foundation.during thePatron Drive Your donationimpacts everystudent every.https vimeo com 282201434 Cobb County Schoolsis requiring everyparent volunteer towatch a brief video on.FERPA and to sign offthat they understandand will uphold theresponsibilitiesoutlined in FERPA .https studentprivacy ed gov tr... school volunteers and ferpa F continued Fairytales This is wonderful as a preventative.item Just FYI http www fairytaleshaircare co F continued Forgotten Items If your child forgetslunch or glasses at home you may.bring them to school by 10 00 a m andthe office volunteer will deliver lunchesand glasses to the classroom Otheritems including water bottles homework projects etc Will not be.delivered GradingThe first grade report card is similar to that of Kindergarten sreport card Your child s grades are not a mathematicalcalculation but rather a reflection of learned and applied.knowledge from a first grade summative assessment Grades will measure progress toward the given standard Students will receive the following 3 In addition to the 3 makes applications andinferences beyond expectations. 3 Consistently meeting the standard 2 Progressing toward meeting the standard 1 Limited or minimum progress toward meeting thePlease keep in mind first grade is adevelopmental year and students learn at.different rates Therefore some students may progress toward a standard for a quarter or sobefore meeting it which is OK Handwriting Our handwriting style is Zaner Bloser This style is also known.as ball and stick because of the letter shapes as shownZaner Bloser HandwritingWe will practice this daily If your child is strugglingadditional practice at home will help them improve H continued . Homework Reading is an expectation every evening after Additional home practices will show up periodicallyin your child s Take Home Folder These practiceswill involve a skill or concept already introduced and.practiced whole group and or independently Communicate problems to me immediately Unfinished work may be sent home Illness If you child has a fever of 101degrees or higher has had vomiting or.diarrhea in the past 24 hours or a rash Cobb County policy requires your childto stay home free of symptoms withoutthe need for medication for 24 hours Thank you for your help to keep all.students healthy Items Left at Home Only glasses and lunches may bebrought in Just water Hydration is important to your child slearning Please only send water for snack Thanks for your.understanding Kids leave things at school Please label your child sjackets lunch boxes water bottles etc Lunch Our lunch time is 11 04 11 34 Please only sendjuice boxes that your child is able to open independently .Thank you Lunch Visitors We welcome parents andgrandparents to join us for lunch However the schoolasks that you not bring lunch from an outsiderestaurant for your child When visiting your child for.lunch make sure to sign in as a visitor and then waitfor us at the entrance to the Dining Room I also askthat you tell your child Good Bye in the Dining Room sothat we can get right back to work when we return toour classroom Again this year there will be tables that.are special for parents to sit at with their students ifthey choose to come to lunch L continued Listening One of the most important work habits in first gradeis listening I stress the importance of this from day one .Students HAVE to be able to listen in order to be as successfulas possible in first grade Lunch Extras Students have a choice at lunch to buy EXTRAitems some of these include ice cream canned drinks andchips Each of these cost the student additional money .PLEASE talk with your child and let them know if it is ok forthem to purchase these things In the past some studentshave drained their accounts very quickly and parents havecome to find out they are buying ice cream everyday inaddition to their regular lunch . L continued Learning Commons We will visitthe Learning Commons once aweek as a class however yourchild may exchange books as.often as needed We will visit thelearning commons every week Mondays 1 30 2 00 Mystery Reader We will have a Mystery Reader eachFriday beginning at 8 00 Mystery Readers are a secret .so please don t tell your child when you are coming tovisit You should plan on bringing 4 5 books with you toread These can be your child s favorite books orseasonal books You will be able to read from 8 00 8 30 Make sure that you signed up . Nurse The school nurse is located just past thefront office on the main hall She is available from8 a m to 2 p m daily All medications must bechecked in by a parent through the clinic Online Resources. Our class BLOG will be full of online resources Please refer to our BLOG for help in reading math and language arts http www cobbk12 org mtbethel ... The Mt Bethel BLOG homepage is also full of.resources for you http www cobbk12 org mtbethel Parent Volunteers Once a month First Grade Teachers will meet as a grade levelin order to plan collaboratively for two hours During our.absence we will ask parents to volunteer in our classrooms You must be trained through Mt Bethel in order to be a parent P continued PTA Get involved in the PTA andmake sure to join the PTA Our.PTA provides our school with manyfabulous opportunities and we areso fortunate to have such a large supportive PTA Questions .If you have any questions or concerns please feel freeto contact me anytime Remember the quickestresponse is through EMAIL or REMIND No question issilly please don t hesitate to ask Also see the Mt Bethel website the Cobb County website or call the.front office 770 578 7248 Quick Word Book These came with the handwritingbooks They are a great resource for your child Reader s Workshop Essential rituals and routines. Leveled library Book boxes Independence is key Reading Groups and Conferences Groups are formed with children of.similar needs strengths and orweaknesses Instructional level books given HOMEWORK Read EVERY night R continued .Reading at home You are a great model for your child Children love tosnuggle up with a parent and listen to a story Thisreading bag will contain books from our reading group Practice makes perfect .Report Cards Report cards are issued four times a year every nineweeks As teachers we are required to report how yourchild is progressing towards the Georgia PerformanceStandards . Scarecrow Day TBD Sign your child in and out of theA (continued) Arrival: Students should be plan to arrive after 7:15 a.m. as they are not permitted to enter the building before that time.If you must use carpool, do not drop your child off before 7:15 a.m. when a staff member is supervising. Students must be in the classroom promptly at 7:45 a.m. or they are tardy and must sign at the front office and receive a tardy slip.