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Meet The Teacher 2009

  1. 1. Welcome to Meet The Teacher Night Mrs. Sigismondi Fourth Grade Vanderbilt Elementary School
  2. 2. How Well Do You Know Your Child? <ul><li>Please complete the quiz on your desk, your child will grade you tomorrow. </li></ul>
  3. 3. NEW ONLINE REPORTCARDS <ul><li>We are very excited that the Elementary Report Card will be available online this year. Please make sure that you have Parent Portal Access to Infinite Campus. Without access you will not be able to view the report card online. If you already have access, you need not do anything. </li></ul><ul><li>We have copies of the Household Information Form here for you tonight that you may fill out and leave with me to begin the process. Those of you who already have access and need to update your information can also use this form. </li></ul><ul><li>If you need help gaining access to Infinite Campus, all the information you need can be found on our district website at On the main page go to the “Quick Link” tab; the drop down menu will have a selection entitled “Infinite Campus for Parents/Students.” Click here and you will be directed to all the information you need about the Parent Portal. </li></ul>
  4. 4. November Conferences <ul><li>November 17 - Night </li></ul><ul><li>November 19 - Night </li></ul><ul><li>November 20 - Day </li></ul>
  5. 5. Home School Connection <ul><li>Eboard - </li></ul><ul><li>Letters </li></ul><ul><li>Phone calls at the school 592-3800 </li></ul><ul><li>Email - </li></ul>
  6. 6. Snacks <ul><li>Healthy Snacks </li></ul><ul><li>No Peanuts </li></ul><ul><li>Water bottles </li></ul>
  7. 7. Homework <ul><li>Purpose of homework </li></ul><ul><li>Studies have shown that time spent on homework has important and positive effects on achievement. Homework can provide opportunities to practice, prepare for, or extend learning. It also builds responsibility, self confidence and time management skills. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Role of Students <ul><li>To record the homework assignments in their notebook </li></ul><ul><li>To make sure they have everything they need to complete their homework before they leave school </li></ul><ul><li>To complete their homework and to return it on time </li></ul><ul><li>To complete their homework as accurately and neatly as possible </li></ul><ul><li>To ask for guidance from the parent, if necessary </li></ul>
  9. 9. Role of the Parent <ul><li>To provide a time and place that is free from distractions, consistent with a child's learning style. </li></ul><ul><li>To communicate to the teacher any circumstances that prevent the completion of homework or any troubles with the assignment </li></ul><ul><li>To read the assignment book nightly to see the assignments that have been given </li></ul><ul><li>To check and sign all assignments </li></ul>
  10. 10. Birthdays <ul><li>Simple craft </li></ul><ul><li>Favorite Book </li></ul><ul><li>Favorite Item to Share </li></ul>
  11. 11. Schedule <ul><li>Lunch 12:10-12:55 </li></ul><ul><li>Special 1:45-2:25 </li></ul><ul><li>Monday - Library </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday - Music </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday - Gym </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday - Art </li></ul><ul><li>Friday - Gym </li></ul>
  12. 12. Extra Help <ul><li>There will be open extra help on Monday mornings beginning promptly at 8:25. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be extra help on Tuesday mornings which will be by invitation only. </li></ul>
  13. 13. NYS Testing Dates <ul><li>English Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>April 26-27 </li></ul><ul><li>Session 1: Reading Comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>- Multiple Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Session 2: Listening Section </li></ul><ul><li>- 2 short responses and an extended response </li></ul><ul><li>Session 3: Reading and Writing </li></ul><ul><li>- 3 short responses and 1extended response to 2 related passages </li></ul>
  14. 14. Mathematics Exam May 5-7 <ul><li>Session 1:Facts and Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>- Multiple Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Session 2: Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>- Open ended question </li></ul><ul><li>Session 3: Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>-Open ended question </li></ul>
  15. 15. Science Assessment Week of May 24th <ul><li>Session 1:Skills </li></ul><ul><li>- Multiple Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Session 2: Performance Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>- Hands on Tasks </li></ul>
  16. 16. Book Orders <ul><li>Scholastic book orders will be sent home on a regular basis. You will have the ability to order them by sending in a check made out to Scholastic, cash, or by going on line and ordering them with your credit card on their secure site. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Thank You! <ul><li>I really appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to be here. I look forward to working with you and your children to make this an amazing year filled with exciting learning experiences, loads of achievement and lasting friendships. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Class Parents <ul><li>Mrs.Bragoli </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs.Vautrin-Gardinier </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Children Need... </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciation , for all they bring into our lives </li></ul><ul><li>Balance , somewhere between too little and too much. </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment , it's the little things we do each day that matter. </li></ul><ul><li>Dreams , to touch the future. </li></ul><ul><li>Empathy , remember what it was like to be a child. </li></ul><ul><li>Family And Friends , everyone needs someone to love. </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance, actions speak louder than words. </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Habits , to nurture body, mind and spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration , to explore beauty, wonder and mystery. </li></ul><ul><li>Joy , sprinkle laughter and happiness daily. </li></ul><ul><li>Kindness, to learn to care for others as they are cared for. </li></ul><ul><li>Limits, set boundaries and consequences together. </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors, to give wings to their aspirations. </li></ul><ul><li>Nature, to delight in rainbow butterflies and shooting stars . </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities, to discover what truly makes their heart sing. </li></ul><ul><li>Play, the &quot;work&quot; of childhood . </li></ul><ul><li>Quiet Time, to recharge their batteries. </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibilities, to build self-esteem and self-confidence. </li></ul><ul><li>Security, feeling safe is essential for growth. </li></ul><ul><li>Traditions, keep the family tree alive & sprout new branches. </li></ul><ul><li>Unconditional Love, for who they are , not for what they do. </li></ul><ul><li>Values, live yours and encourage them to find theirs. </li></ul><ul><li>Words Of Encouragement, You can do it, I believe in you. </li></ul><ul><li>Xoxoxo's, hug and kiss them each and every day. </li></ul><ul><li>You, your presence more than your presents. </li></ul><ul><li>Zzzzzzzs, a good night's sleep. </li></ul>