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Smith Elementary Parent Orientation


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Title: Smith Elementary Parent Orientation

Smith Elementary Parent Orientation September 4,
2007 Melissa Carpenter
Topics to be Covered
  • Communication
  • Contacts
  • Absences/Tardies
  • Discipline
  • Homework
  • Report Cards
  • Schedule
  • Dress Code
  • Questions

  • Communication between home and school is
    very important. Please let me know of any
    concerns or questions you have about your childs
  • Conferences 2nd and 4th Six Weeks
  • Thursday, October 4, 4-7pm
  • Thursday, March 27, 4-7pm
  • Additional conferences can be scheduled
    throughout the year as needed.

  • Email
  • Classroom Website
  • Voice Mail
  • 972-429-2540 ext. 6097
  • Wylie ISD Website

Absences and Tardies
School Hours- 745-245 Front doors open at
715. Students are counted absent at
930 Please send a note if your child is absent.

Bulldog Boogie
Bulldog Boogie is every Friday morning beginning
at 745. Tardies are counted when arriving late
to Bulldog Boogie. Students who arrive late,
unaccompanied by an adult, will go to the library
for supervision, consequently missing Bulldog
Car riders will be dismissed out front. Please
have your car tag with you to ensure safety and
efficiency. If you wait on the front porch for
your child, you are still required to show your
car tag to a first grade teacher on duty.
Daycare- Please call your daycare ahead of time
if your child is sick or wont be attending
daycare. This helps our dismissal run more
efficiently. Your child will only be allowed to
go home the way you have indicated on their
information sheet unless I have a voicemail or
written documentation of the change. If a change
has to be made after 200, please contact the
office and they will get the message to me.
  • Smith uses a school-wide discipline system.
  • Color Change Chart
  • Monday- Every child starts on award.
  • If a rule is broken, he/she loses their award
    card for the week. They will be on Bulldog blue
    (BB), followed by blue (B), yellow (Y), and red
    (R). If a child gets to red, a parent will be
    notified. The next day the child will start on
    Bulldog blue again.
  • I will write the reason a color was changed on
    their communication chart. It is your childs
    responsibility to mark their chart at the end of
    the day.
  • I give a verbal reminder or redirect the student
    before giving a color change in most instances.

Communication Chart
  • Communication charts sent home daily.
  • Please initial under parent signature after
  • you check homework, notes, etc.

  • 20 minutes of daily reading
  • unfinished work and extra practice as needed

  • Report cards every six weeks
  • Progress reports every four weeks
  • Grading
  • M mastery
  • D developing
  • C area of concern

Spelling First graders will be taught Reading
through spelling and writing 71 phonograms
(letter or combination of letters that stand for
one sound) 42 sounds of English speech spelling
rules Spelling homework will be given on an as
needed basis. A weekly spelling test will not be
given. We will be working on specific sounds and
sound patterns during class. This prevents
memorization of a spelling list and tests true
knowledge of a given rule. Each week, word wall
words and word families will be listed on the
communication chart. When these words are
mastered, it will greatly increase reading
Birthday party invitations can only be handed out
to the entire class on school grounds.
Exception Girls may give invitations to only
girls. Boys may give invitations to only boys.
Sweets and other treats are not allowed to be
given to other students. We will have 3 parties
this year.
Dress Code
  • No sleeveless shirts or dresses per district
  • Clothing must be no shorter than 3 inches above
    the knee.
  • You will need to bring your child clothes if you
    are called. You may leave an extra outfit at

  • Thank you so much for coming tonight. Im
    looking forward to a great year with your