Welcome to the Prowler team at Odessa Elementary School! It is an exciting time and I look forward to a successful year with you and your child. Together we can share in the growth and development of your fourth grader. Here are a couple of things to help start the year off in an organized way.
Our Daily Schedule
9:45- 12:00 ELA
3:00-3:35 SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES
Every other Wednesday Specials will be first thing in the morning!
Students will write down their homework in their planner for each night. In addition, students will need to log 150 minutes of reading per week on a separate reading log. Throughout the year we will have projects that the students are expected to complete. You will be notified the day the project is assigned and asked to sign an acknowledgement form.
In order to get the most out of the students learning time at school, we have implemented a conduct card system. It is our hope that all students will make positive choices daily, but in the event of them having an “off moment,” they will have their conduct card marked for any of the following:
-Not following class and school rules
At the end of the month, your child will bring their conduct card home to be signed and returned at the next day. If the student receives less than three marks during the week, they will participate in a free choice activity for 20 minutes on Friday. At three marks or more, they will sit in a study hall to catch up on work or read.
We are required to send your child home his/her usual way unless we receive written notice or you notify the school by phone. Children can become confused about changes in transportation so please send a note or email and inform your child of any changes prior to the beginning of school.
Please use emails or phone numbers to communicate.
Home email email@example.com
School email firstname.lastname@example.org ( I don’t have this after school hours)
Cell number 727-505-4462
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME THROUGH TEXT OR PERSONAL PHONE CALL AFTER SCHOOL HOURS.
1) Please sign the bottom portion of this letter and return to your child’s homeroom teacher, along with other forms sent home with your child.
2) Please return the student contact/emergency cards as soon as possible.
3) If you have not already paid your school fees, please do so at your earliest convenience. We will also be collecting money for the TIME For Kids magazine within the first quarter.
4) Your child’s “Me Bag” is due Friday, August 18th. This will be a gallon size zip lock bag that contains a few items from home that helps us get to know them on a more personal level. Students can be creative in showing their talents or interests, but all items must fit inside the bags.
I am looking forward to a wonderful year working together with you and your child to achieve their highest potential while having a memorable fourth grade year.
Please detach and return this section.
I /we have read the Back to School letter and will support the classroom procedures in an effort to have a safe, well-disciplined learning atmosphere.
Child’s Name _______________________________________________
Parent Signature ____________________________________________