• How can I contact you?

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    You can reach me through email at lbendell@ssppcary.org, leave a voicemail message at 847.639.3041, x 270, or simply send a written note.  We can also schedule a time to meet together.

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  • What should I do if my child will be absent?

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    Please call the school office to alert them of your child's absence and to request homework. Your child will have as many extra days to complete work as days absent.

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  • Will 1st grade students have homework?

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    Yes. You can routinely expect homework Monday-Thursday. This work is meant to reinforce concepts taught in the classroom, and should take only about 10-20 minutes. You can expect 1-2 homework pages in math daily, weekly spelling words/patterns to review, and a weekly story to read together at home which includes vocabulary and reading/comprehension skills. Assessments will be given weekly in spelling and reading. As we complete units in science and social studies, we will send study sheets home for your child to review with you. (Material will also be reviewed in class.)

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  • Is my child able to celebrate his/her birthday at school?

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    Of course! This is a special day that needs celebrating! Students may bring in a non-edible item to share (such as pencils, erasers, bookmarks, etc.), or donate a book or jigsaw puzzle to the classroom in honor of his/her birthday. Thank you! Remember, we are not able to distribute invitations to students at school unless distributing to the entire class--boys and girls.

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  • How will students be encouraged to use good behavior, and reminded when behavior is not appropriate

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    Positive praise, encouragement, and self-reflection will be used to aid in developing a sense of inner pride and promote good behavior. Students will be rewarded individually, in small group, and whole group settings, with additional privileges and small tokens (example: prize box). Our classroom procedures for handling inappropriate behavior will follow what is outlined in the school handbook. Basically, students will have 2 warnings during the day; if behavior continues to be inappropriate, the student will lose recess privileges for the day (next day if already past recess), and a note will be sent home to be signed by parents. See handbook for additional information.

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  • How can I assist in my child's education at home?

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    Read every day with/to your child, and let them see you reading as well. Help him/her find a consistent time and quiet location to complete homework.  Ask your child about his/her day, and let him/her show you papers from the Home Folder. Pray with you child for classmates, teachers, leaders, school families. Practice math "in the moment"--let your child identify/count the coins in your pocket or purse, ask math questions while preparing dinner or shopping. Encourage your child to do his/her best, and most important of all, let him/her know that you are proud of him/her

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