• What time does school begin?
    School begins promptly at 8:15 am and ends at 2:30 pm,  with the exception of Wednesdays, when they are dismissed at 1:45 pm. 

    Tardies
    If your child arrives to school after 8:15 am, please check your child in at the office before sending them to class.

    When to miss school?
    In an effort to keep Room 9 healthy, if your child is not feeling well - symptoms include:  runny nose, coughing, fever, stomach ache, sore throat, ear ache, rash or vomiting, please keep your child at home. Thank you for understanding!

    Snacks
    Please remember our two morning recesses are at 9:15 am and 10:25.  I highly recommended that you pack something nutritious for your child.  Suggested foods include:  yogurt, fruit, vegetables, crackers, granola bars, and cheese.  If your child receives hot lunch, please remember to provide a snack.
     
    Attire
    Students should wear shoes that allow them to run and participate in PE daily. It is recommended children learn to tie their shoes.  Please  make sure jackets, backpacks and lunch boxes are labeled with your child's name.
     
    Homework Policy
    Please remember it is your child's responsibility to carry/bring their backpacks to school with their folders inside every day.  They need to put their folder in the tub.  Reading logs are due in folders every Friday.   We are working to be independent and responsible students!

    How can I keep up with what is happening in the classroom?
     A weekly newsletter will get emailed or posted to our class website.
     
    Can we celebrate my child's birthday?
     We LOVE to celebrate birthdays! On your child's special day we hang a banner, give her/him a birthday crown, pencil and a birthday card with their picture inside, signed by classmates.  Due to food allergies, we not longer allow birthday treats in first grade.  
     
    How can I get involved in the classroom?
    Room 9 loves having parents involved in our learning!  We need volunteers for Field Trips, Math Centers, Art, Library, Garden and more.