Classroom Nuts and Bolts

 
 
Regular updates and information will come to you through classroom emails.  Below are some of our classroom routines with additional information for you.  Please let me know if you have any questions.
 
Birthdays

Birthdays are a special time for students.  In Portable 6 we recognize students on their birthday with a special pencil and note.  Due to privacy practices, I am not able to give out contact information for birthday invitations.  

Water Bottles

Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school each Monday.  Water bottles are kept on desks so children can get drinks throughout the day without disrupting their learning time. Drinks from the water fountain in the class or in the hallway are allowed at break times. To prevent spills on classwork water bottles need to have the pop open top and not the twist open tops or wide mouth tops. This helps prevents spills should a water bottle accidentally get bumped.  Water bottles will be sent home each Friday to be washed.

Absences
I appreciate receiving emails when your child can not come to school.  Please be sure to also contact 425-413-3600 so the office is aware and the absence can be recorded.  If your child will be absent for an extended amount of time, please let me know so that I may set aside any class materials that they may miss.  Please notify the school of any pre-arranged absences by filling out the form in the office.

Recess
Please make sure your child comes to school with proper clothing for the weather. As you know, the weather in the Northwest can change very quickly (especially in the fall and winter).  I recommend that students always come to school with a coat! It is helpful to have jackets and belongs labeled with names in some way to ensure easy retrieval if they end up in the lost and found.
 
Lunch
I have found that it is easier for both kids and families to pre-pay for lunch, if that is possible.  You can load funds onto your child's account on our districts e-Funds web page here

Snack
Fourth grade students are welcome to bring a small snack to enjoy during their first recess of the day.  We encourage students to bring a snack that is small enough to consume in five minutes or less and nut free if possible.  Snack is not a requirement but is helpful "brain food" for fourth graders as they learn until their lunch time.