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Welcome to MNO Farms! 2010-2011

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  • No prepayments until August 30th. Students must bring money per day until that point – will be giving change back to kids if they bring more than the cost of one meal.
  • Safety – talk about not parking at church and dismissing as a walker (when really a car rider), walk with a buddy, etc.
  • Discuss homework expectations briefly – read nightly (will be turning in log of “RAH” (read at home) time for a grade.) and a short language practice that will be discussed in class. Writing/journaling 3-5 times per week is encouraged as well to prepare them for writing expectations – even informal diaries or journals are good.
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  • Orientation

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    2. 2. Welcome to 4th Grade at<br />M.N.O. Farms<br />
    3. 3. The Lead Farmers<br />Mrs. Montero<br />Mr. Montisano<br />Ms. O’Connor<br />Mrs. Nash<br />
    4. 4. MrS.Nash flew the coop!<br />
    5. 5. All in a day’s work…<br />8:30 Students may arrive for STAR time<br />8:55 First bell<br />9:00 Tardy bell<br />11:00 – 11:50 Resource<br />12:15-12:45 Lunch<br />12:45 – 1:00 Recess<br />1:00 Switch<br />3:15 Dismissal begins<br />3:30 Dismissal concludes<br />
    6. 6. Farm Resources<br />Music<br />Art<br />PE<br />Character Ed.<br />Media<br />
    7. 7. Meal Times<br />Breakfast begins at 8:30 AM and costs $1.00.<br />Lunch (12:15-12:45) costs $1.50<br />www.mylunchmoney.com is highly recommended for managing lunch money accounts. <br />
    8. 8. Farming Expectations<br />Follow directions the first time they are given.<br />Keep hands, feet, and other objects to self.<br />Speak to and treat all others respectfully.<br />Move from place to place in a quiet and orderly fashion.<br />Come to school prepared and on time.<br />
    9. 9. Reap What You’ve Sow<br />Conduct is measured over the course of a week on a 100 point scale. <br />Behavioral infractions = 2-point loss<br />No homework = 4-point loss <br />Every student starts each week with 100 points/A+ as their conduct grade.<br />
    10. 10. Reap What You’ve Sow<br />Success Tickets can be earned at any time by any student<br />Success tickets are drawn randomly and students choose a prize<br />Prize donations are appreciated!!! <br /> (candy, small toys, etc.)<br />
    11. 11. Farm Transportation<br />How will your child go home the first day?<br /> Extended Day, Walker, Bike, Car, Bus (bus number AND stop number needed)<br />SAFETY FIRST<br />Any changes in transportation MUST be made in writing in advance of the effective date.<br />
    12. 12. Keeping In Touch<br />The Connection and The Farmers’ Almanac<br />Email(contact info on The Farmers’ Almanac)<br />monteroc@duvalschools.org<br />montisanoj@duvalschools.org<br />nashj1@duvalschools.org<br />oconnnorb@duvalschools.org<br />Phone <br /> 992-6390 ext. 198 (Montero and Nash)<br /> ext. 176 (Montisano and O’Connor)<br />
    13. 13. Farm Notes<br />Student planners should be checked nightly by parent.<br />Red folders for homework and other important papers should be checked nightly, too.<br />
    14. 14. Farming the Future<br />Be sure to read http://readwithme.edublogs.org!<br />
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    16. 16. Help our classroom grow<br />Please be sure to pick up a “wish list” item. <br />We appreciate all the help we can get!<br />
    17. 17. M.N.O. FarmsThanks you for coming!<br />