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Welcome Letter  

School Supplies:

 

Please send your child’s school supplies as soon as possible and please make sure they are labeled.

 

Snack

 

We do eat snack each day. Please send a healthy snack. No candy, sweets, or energy drinks. Snack donations are welcomed and appreciated.  Please only send water to drink. 

 

 

Communication

 

            Education is a partnership between home and school. We value parent involvement at every level and encourage you to partner with us. In order for this partnership to be effective, we need to be able to communicate

          Please feel free to call, write a note, or e-mail us if you have concerns or questions about your child’s education.  We are always available to schedule a conference to discuss any issue or concern you have regarding your child. All you need to do is call the school and schedule your conference.

           

 

 

         

Newsletter:

 

          We want to make sure you are informed of upcoming events and what your child is learning in school.  A weekly newsletter will come home each week and will also be available on my website. It will contain skills your child is learning in each subject along with sight words that your child needs to know by Friday of each week.  This letter will also contain information pertinent to the coming week. 

 

 

 

About Us:

 

This is my 8th year at Hope Sullivan and I am excited Ms. Corey will be joining me this year.  We make a great team! I strive each year to help each and every child. We are very committed to providing your child with the best possible school experience.  It is going to be a great year!

COntact Information:

                Hope Sullivan

                 Phone(662) 393-2919

                 E-mail:Christy.adkins@dcsms.org

 

Our Philosophy:

 

       We understand that your child comes to us with unique experiences, interests and learning styles. Our goal is to truly know your child well and use this knowledge to guide, support and motivate him or her. We believe that good teaching requires continual professional development, personal reflection and collaboration. We value parent involvement at every level and encourage you to partner with us to give your child the most powerful and joyous learning experience possible.

 

Behavior Expectations:

 

We have high expectations for the students in our room.  We expect the students to achieve academically to their fullest potential.  We expect students to contribute in a positive manner to our classroom.  This year we will implement a social contract. Your child will help come up with this. If your child breaks the social contract then he or she will have a warning where we ask a series of questions: What are you doing? What are you suppose to be doing? Are you doing it? What are you going to do about it?

These questions allow your child to take responsibility for their actions. If the child continues to break our social contract, consequences will be in place. Consequences include: Conference w/student, change student’s seat, time-out in the classroom, time out with another teacher, call to the parent, conference with the parent, recess timeout/silent lunch, consult school counselor

 

Take Home Folders:

         

 Please check this folder nightly and return them each day.  All important papers and finished work will be sent home in this folder each day.  Please keep the weekly newsletter in the folder.  Please practice sight words that are on the newsletter.

 

Homework:

          Homework will be on the newsletter.  Any worksheets will be in the take home folder.  Homework is due the next day or on Friday.   If your child does not finish his/her class work it may be found in the take home folder also.  A reading log will also be a part of your nightly homework. Please fill out the reading log every night.  (Practice makes PerfectJ) When your child fills up the reading log, he/she may get something out of the treasure box.   

Lunch

Full price student lunch is $2.75 and Adult is $3.25. Please fill out and send in lunch form ASAP. You may qualify for reduced or free lunch.

 

Breakfast

 

Breakfast will start August 14th. Students that eat breakfast will go straight to the cafeteria. If a child arrives later than 8:20, then he/ she will not be allowed to eat breakfast.

 

Things You Can Do At Home To Help Your Child At School:

 

*        Read to your child and allow them to read to you.

*        Ask your child about school and take an interest in what they are learning.

*        Make sure they get enough sleep.

*        Make sure they have enough to eat.  (We have a breakfast and lunch program available at Hope Sullivan.)

*        Make sure your child is doing his/her homework and you are checking it.

*        Go over incorrect answers your child has missed on work and tests.

*        Allow your child computer time. I have a lot of helpful websites on my website.