** If you have a nut allergy you must bring in a note from a parent on the first day of school stating you do not have to sit at the nut free lunch table.**
I believe that the class benefits from a mid-morning snack to help the students maintain their focus during lessons. Since we will be working through snack, I ask that you limit the snack to one healthy food item per day. (Some examples: one piece of fruit, carrot sticks, pretzels, crackers, yogurt, etc. (if snack requires a utensil please be sure to send one in with your child). Thank you for your cooperation!
IMPORTANT DATES 2019-2020 School Year
9/5 FIRST DAY FOR STUDENTS!
9/16 BTSN K-1 7pm-9pm
9/17 BTSN 2-3 7pm-9pm
9/19 Walk to Remember (If possible please wear patriotic colors and sneakers. Feel free to bring in a photo of a veteran or current service member if you have one.)
9/23 BTSN 4-5 7pm-9pm
PTN Fundraisers have been sent home. Help Support Switlik PTN: Buy your 2019-2020 Discount Card! Good from the time of purchase-2020 ONLY $20 FORM WAS SENT HOME!
Please be sure to check their webpage as well for different school events.
Please be sure to continue reading and logging every night. Talk with someone about what you read and be sure to stop and jot frequently!
Please check the schedule below for our lunch and specials for the week. Always refer to my class page, the planner, and Remind App for important notices and upcoming events.
Our Weekly Schedule : TBA
Lunch - 12:15
Monday - Music
Tuesday - Computers
Wednesday - Art (BRING IN AN OLD SHIRT FOR A SMOCK PLEASE!)
Thursday - Gym (WEAR YOUR SNEAKERS)
Friday - World LanguagePLEASE COME TO CLASS PREPARED WITH A PENCIL, ERASER, READING MATERIALS, AND READING LOG! COMING PREPARED IS HALF THE BATTLE.It is highly recommended that ALL STUDENTS read nightly! In order to show growth and continued progress students must be practicing at home. C'mon, don't you want that GOLDEN BOOK AWARD?"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." -Helen Keller"Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners." -Laurence SterneKeep saving your box tops! Box tops=$$$ for our school
Welcome to 5th Grade!
Please come to class within the first week prepared with a pencil and eraser. Some suggested materials are as follows: 2 composition marble notebooks (1 should be a hard cardboard cover as we will decorate it for Writer's workshop and Mod Podge), two 2 pocket folders (1 to bring home important papers, homework dittos, graded assignments, and any information necessary to be sent home) and (1 for your reading log and reader's workshop handouts), a zippered soft pencil case (that will fit in the desk), highlighters, pens, post-its, a 1 gallon ziplock bag, and 2 books on-level. If you're unable to gather these materials please let me know and I will be happy to assist.**** Parent/Guardians please check their folder and planner every night and send it back with them for the next day. The students are required to write their homework in their planner everyday. I will not be checking the planners daily unless your child has a note written in it, in which they should show me first thing in the morning. This will help to foster independence for middle school.
**Your child's planner or contact via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) can also be used as a way to reach me and make sure we are doing our very best to work as a team to help your child reach their fullest potential. However, please be respectful in allowing me ample time to respond. Instructional time does not allow for response to emails. This is also important with regard to dismissal, if there is a change to your child's dismissal plan please be sure to call the main office (732-833-4650) as my prep time changes daily, I could be absent, or I may not get to see the email until the end of the day.**
Homework: Please show your child that homework is extremely important. Make it a priority; provide necessary supplies and a quiet work environment. It is a valuable aid in helping students to reinforce what is learned in the classroom and make the most of their learning experience. Set aside a daily homework time and provide praise and support. If I can offer any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Classroom supplies are always appreciated, such as tissues, baby wipes, sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, and pencils/erasers.
Thank you for your cooperation. I look forward to collaborating with you to make 5th grade a wonderful experience for your child.
**REMINDER FOR READING LOGS**
YOU MUST BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR READING LOG IN SCHOOL EVERYDAY!
I WILL BE CHECKING READING LOGS! In my experience you should be reading 20 steps or more per week to show optimal growth this year! If you choose not to read over the weekend, then you should be sure to complete your reading during the week. So be sure to log all the steps you read to receive proper credit for all your hard work!
BE A BUCKET FILLER, NOT A BUCKET DIPPER!!!! Have you been a bucket filler today? You can be a bucket filler in many different ways... By trying your best in school, giving respect to all your peers and adults, helping someone in need, and treating others the way you want to be treated.
THE KEY WORD AND ACT IS RESPECT!! RESPECT FOR OTHERS AND RESPECT FOR YOURSELF!