Ms. Samantha McCranie « Teacher Connection / Documents / Calendar
Calendar of Events
September 1st – Labor Day Holiday, No School
September 2nd – Buffalo Pride 6:00-7 p.m. (Savannah Center)
September 9th - Progress Reports Home
September 12th - Founder’s Day Festival (High School Football Field)
As you know, we are off and running! What a great start this has been to a new year. I am so impressed with my class, and how well they have adapted to fourth grade so far! This is going to be a wonderful year full of growth for our children. I’m so grateful to be a part of your child’s life—they make me smile!
Occasionally I have small chores that can be completed at home that would count for parent involvement hours. Another way to earn parent involvement hours is to send in things as needed. These items would include items for science projects, and rewards such as pencils, cool erasers, stencils, cool school supplies, etc. Please be sure to include a receipt so that when you have accumulated $50, credit will be posted to you for the Parent Involvement time earned. Thank you so much for your support of our class!
Time is rapidly approaching for our Founder’s Day Festival! It is that time of year when fall is in the air (hopefully!), and it is time to have some good old fashioned fun! The Founder’s Day Festival will be held on the football field behind our high school on Friday, September 12th from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. There will be all kinds of fun and games for kids of all ages! Our class is teaming up with Ms. Phillips’ class to present a really cool booth "Wild About Hair Color!". More details to come soon! We look forward to having a great booth this year. I would like to say a great big thank you to those of you who signed up to work the booth when you came in for Open House. I would like to have two parents working the booth at all times. We need some creative parents to volunteer to decorate our booth. This is one of our biggest, and most fun fundraisers of the year, so let’s all pitch in and do whatever it takes to make this the most fun and memorable Founder’s Day Festival ever!
Thank you to all of you who are checking your child’s homework nightly and making corrections, initialing their homework, and their planner. Please help your child get into the routine of checking their planner nightly to be sure they have completed all of their homework. Many of our children seem to think if they don’t have a worksheet for a particular subject, they don’t have any homework in that subject for the night. They are forgetting to look at the planner, which shows that they may have spelling homework, reading homework, or study homework that did not require a worksheet. It is a good idea to check your child’s planner when signing it just to be sure you have seen all the required work. Just as a reminder, late and missing work will have a negative effect on your child’s grade. A maximum of 60% will be awarded for work turned in one day late, and a zero will be entered in the grade book thereafter. Homework is designed to practice skills learned in class, so it is very important that it be done on time. Please note, absent assignments do not fall under this category. The “Absent Homework Policy” still stands. The Handbook Attendance Policy states that in order to receive credit for missed work due to an absence, a student must turn in assignments upon returning to school within the number of days missed plus one day. Thank you for all of your support.
Every Monday their graded work comes home. Please take a moment to read my comments from the week, and go over the contents of the folder with your child. This is a wonderful opportunity to praise your child for their accomplishments. Thanks again.
Mondays and Thursdays
Tuesdays and Fridays
Online Scholastic orders:
August Newsletter - August Newsletter
Behavior Plan - Behavior Plan
Founder's Day Booth Donation Letter - Founder's Day Booth Donation Letter
Grading Policy - Grading Policy
Reading Log - Reading Log
Scholastic Parent Letter - Scholastic Parent Letter
Scholastic Parent Online Ordering Letter - Scholastic Parent Online Ordering Letter
September Newsletter - September Newsletter
Volunteer Application page 1 - Volunteer Application page 1
Volunteer Application page 2 - Volunteer Application page 2