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    Dear Parents/Guardians,

     

    It is with pleasure that we welcome your child to Fourth Grade.  We can all look forward to a rewarding school year.  In order to provide students with the learning climate they deserve, we have developed the following Classroom Management Plan that will be in effect at all times. 

    We expect our students to be responsible, respectful, and safe as outlined in the CCS Discipline Plan and Code of Conduct.  Using these behaviors will help your child become a successful student. 

    Students who behave appropriately will earn incentives and a chance to win one of many exciting rewards!  We will also randomly acknowledge students with verbal praise, positive notes home, etc. He/she will also get to participate in other exciting opportunities as decided by the teacher.

     Every student will be given a behavior card that he or she must keep in his or her agenda at all times.  The card will receive a mark (with the teacher’s initials) if your child behaves inappropriately at school.  

     

    Possible reasons for a mark on the card are as follows*:

    1. Unprepared for class (supplies and/or assignments)                  
    2. Disrespectful behavior
    3. Chewing gum or candy
    4. Dishonesty (cheating, lying, stealing, etc.)
    5. Disruptive behavior

    * and other disruptive behaviors at the discretion of the teacher

     

    Consequences for inappropriate behaviors:

         Warnings will be given or possible “cool off” time for behavior

         1 mark     = Conference with student and/or modified recess for the day

         2 marks = Phone call to Parent/Guardian and modified recess for the day  

         3 marks = Office referral and/ or points deducted from assignment and modified recess for the day

    We understand the importance of physical activity and will provide your child with a short recess.   At times, your child may be kept in from recess to conference with a teacher or finish an assignment.  This does not necessarily mean the child is receiving disciplinary actions.

    However, certain behavioral issues will result in loss of recess privileges for that day. 

    It is in your child’s best interest that we work together with regard to his or her education.  We will keep you informed about your child’s progress in our classes.

     We have already discussed this plan with your child, but would appreciate it if you would review it with him or her before signing and returning the form below.

     Thank you for your support.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Fourth Grade Teachers

     

    Students who do not get any marks on their behavior cards each week will be rewarded a small prize for their excellent choices!

     

    ***Students will participate in the quarterly S.T.A.R. Rewards if they made great behavior choices and meet the established criteria.  Each quarter a specific number of marks will be allowed on the weekly behavior cards for the entire quarter!  If this number is exceeded, the student cannot attend the reward party!

     

    READING PROGRAMS/AR

     

    ***Please see the Welcome Packet for information on the reading reward program.  Students are expected to achieve at least 8 points per quarter!  The AR store will be available to students who achieve AR points.  A participation grade will be given and is based on the percentage of AR goal met per quarter! 

    Monkey