Frequently Asked Questions
How can I contact the teacher?
The best way to contact me during school hours is via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also call my phone extension (74103) and leave a message, call the office, or send a note with your child.
*Please note that I cannot always immediately respond to emails or phone calls during the school day. If there is an emergency or you need to contact me urgently, please call the main office.
What do I do if my child is going home a different way?
If your child has a change in his or her normal dismissal (for example, the child is normally a bus rider, but will be going to carline one day), please contact me (email is best) or the main office prior to the end of the day. If you email me with a dismissal change and I have not responded with a confirmation by 2:00, assume I am absent or did not receive the message and call the main office.
Can I send in a treat for my child's birthday?
You are welcome to send in a non-eatable treat for your child's birthday. Please send me a quick email to let me know. There are 18 students in our class.
What is the policy for homework?
Homework is a required part of the 3rd grade curriculum. The homework assigned will reinforce skills taught in class. The suggested amount of time it should take your child to complete his or her homework is around 45 minutes per night. If your child is spending more than 45 minutes on homework on a consistent basis, please contact me so that we can discuss the problem. Homework may consist of reading for 20 minutes, math worksheet, spelling/word study, grammar, and science/social studies.
When will I receive my child's tests and quizzes?
A Test Folder will be sent home every 2 weeks with your child's graded tests and quizzes. Please look through the assessments and sign and return the folder within the next 2 days. It is very important that all tests and quizzes be returned to school.