Our 2nd Trimester has come to an end! Now is the time to kick it up a notch and prove you're ready to crush state testing and to enter middle school! YOU GOT THIS!
**** SIXTH GRADE PARENT ORIENTATION LIVE AT THE GOETZ MIDDLE SCHOOL ON MAY 18TH IN THE IMC AT 7:00 PM. IT WILL BE RECORDED FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND. ****
I can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, please be respectful in allowing me ample time to respond. Instructional time does not allow for response to emails.
Please click the link below to enter the parent portal and fill out the back to school forms. This is also where you can check your child's attendance and report cards during each trimester.
Please come to class with a water bottle, snack, charged chromebook, a pencil, and a novel you're currently reading.
Please come to class prepared with a couple of sharpened pencils and erasers. Some suggested materials are as follows: a 2 pocket folder (to bring home important papers, homework, graded assignments, and any information necessary to be sent home) and a composition notebook, a zippered soft pencil case (that will fit in the desk), a highlighter, sharpened pencils, pen, post-its, (2) 1 gallon ziplock bags-ONE WHICH WILL HOLD YOUR MATERIALS AND ONE WHICH WILL HOLD THE NOVEL YOU'RE READING, and 1-2 back up books. 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 in-person learning 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 (email@example.com) 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 send in a note or call the main office (732-833-4650) as 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 their 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 time and provide praise and support. If I can offer any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.*PLEASE MAKE THE SCHOOL AWARE OF ANY ALLERGIES YOUR CHILD MAY HAVE*
** 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.**
Birthday Party PolicyBirthdays will be celebrated at lunchtime in the cafeteria. To be sensitive to allergy concerns, non-edible items (e.g. toys, stickers, pencils) are strongly encouraged for these celebrations so that all children can participate in the celebration.If you choose to send in a snack, consider a healthy snack. Also please note that all items sent must be in individually wrapped, pre-packaged portions so that the child can easily distribute to classmates. Ice-cream cakes and whole cakes cannot be accommodated by the food service staff. You can deliver your item and/or treat to the receptionist or send it with the birthday child. Visitors are not permitted in the cafeteria. Birthday and/or Party invitations are not handed out in school, under any circumstances. However, parents are invited to join the class “party list” which will be distributed to parents that join the list. Please contact your child’s teacher directly for this information.Chromebooks have been provided to each student for use at home and in school for the duration of the 2021-2022 school year. Please remember to bring your chromebooks to school each day and charge every night so they are accessible for in person and remote learning. Please review chromebooks protocol and expectations below:The District Tech Tool Kit and Student/Parent Tutorials are available to help you with some common tech problems and document questions.
Need further assistance with techonology at home? Click the link to the right. Parent/Student Technology Assistant Request
Classroom supplies are always appreciated, such as tissues, baby wipes, sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, pencils/erasers, paper towels, and mini water bottles.
Thank you for your cooperation. I look forward to collaborating with you to make 5th grade a wonderful experience for your child."Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." -Helen Keller
Common Sense Media: Great Social Media Resource for Parents/Guardians to help guide safety via technology
Please label everything that comes in, including water bottles. And don't forget sweatshirts/jackets as the weather will start to get cooler! This can be as easy as pinning a ribbon or piece of fabric inside the clothing, so you DO NOT have to write on it.
- In the backpack, it is also encouraged to have an extra mask incase the 1st one gets misplaced or dirty. Please be sure that the clean masks are in a labeled bag or container. Dirty masks will just be put in their backpack so you know the difference.Please remember that it is mandatory that the children wear masks all day.
- Our room gets chilly so I recommend the students bring a sweatshirt to keep in their backpack, especially at the start of the year when it is much warmer outside than in our classroom!
- Please send in a note if there will be a change in dismissal for your child. All dismissal notes are sent down to the office in the morning. It is IMPORTANT that you date these notes, include your child's full name, and my name.
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.
MATH INFO CAN BE FOUND ON MR. CASAIS/MS. DONALSSON'S CLASS PAGES