Frequently Asked Questions: This page contains answers to common questions of students and parents.
- Why do you give homework daily?
- When can I send in treats for my child's birthday?
- Do you want parent volunteers?
- What do I do when my child is absent?
- How can I help with homework?
- What is Century Book Club?
- Can I go on field trips?
- What field trips do you take?
Why do you give homework daily?
Homework is given daily to help in the retention of curriculum learned for
the day. Children retain and learn more with daily practice.
When can I send in treats for my child's birthday?
Your child will be given a special week (usually during his/her birthday
week). During that week they will be asked to bring in items to share. On
the Friday of that week, you may bring in treats at the end of the day at
1:45. I do not allow treats during the week. Children need to follow a
routine and this allows for me to continue with what is
Do you want parent volunteers?
Yes, yes, yes!! I love to have a parent every morning from 8:30-9:40.
Monday's parent will do copying, grading, and filing. Tuesday's parent will
do some paper work and work with groups. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday's
parent will only work with groups. E-mail me and let me know what you can
do. If you have any other ideas, let me know those too. Remember, you must
be cleared by the district office.
What do I do when my child is absent?
If your child is sick or going out of town call the office (897-5141) by
8:00 am the day of the absence. You may call in before if you know the
dates in advance. Call the office even if you have already told me about
the absence. The office is where the contracts get made, not by me.
How can I help with homework?
1. Make it a routine...2:15 home, snack, homework.
2. Keep a QUIET, clean, area to work (no TV).
3. Ask to see the homework chart and know the assignments.
4. Sit down and let them read to you. It's only 10-15 minutes out of the
day to show your child that you are interested in what they are doing.
Listen to them. Ask them to explain words and pages they have read. Ask
them about their favorite part of the story.
5. Check their work after they are finished and sign charts and markers.
6. Encourage and praise their efforts.
7. Check their folder for notes. Read and remove them.
What is Century Book Club?
This Book Club is a choice. If you choose to participate, your goal is to
read 60 books by the end of the year. For a book to count, it must equal 40
pages. However, you could have 2 books that are 20 pages each and that
would equal the equivalent of 1 book. A book that was 80 pages long, would
be the equivalent of 2 books. You must record these books on the chart
provided by Mrs. Casida. Turn the chart in as soon as it is filled up.
Your child will receive a free pizza for every 10 books read. If your child
meets the 60 books by the end of the year, he/she will receive a trophy.
The books read as homework DO NOT count. Go to the Kingsburg Library.
That's the cheapest way to get books...it's free. I'll also be sending home
book orders monthly (check your child's homework folder). These books
should be fun and enjoyable to read.
Can I go on field trips?
Yes, as long as you have been cleared by the district office. There are
only a few field trips where only a limited amount of parents can attend.
Most field trips are unlimited.
What field trips do you take?
1. Save Mart
2. Kinsgburg Historical Park
3. Teapot Park ... Pen Pals
4. Theater Works (maybe)
5. Zoo (maybe)