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Things To Remember

Below, you will find pertinent information about First grade and school procedures:
School hours School starts at 8:20 and ends at 3:05.  Children should arrive between 8:00-8:10.
Parent/Teacher Communication: Parents and teacher communication is so important for maxium school success. If you need to contact me please feel free to send a note with your child or call the school office and leave a message at 783-3537. you can also email me at I will get back to you as soon as possible. Conference will be held in October and again in April. I will also be available to conference with you regarding your child's progress or any concerns you have by appointments either before school or after school.
Open House: Take Home Folder:  Open House will be....
The Orange Avenue School PTA has provided each child with a folder. Your child will use this to bring home notices, newsletters and class work. Please check this folder every night and return it to school every day. Any papers that need to be returned to us or to the school, lunch money, etc. should be put in this folder.
Money: Occasionally your child will need to bring money to school (for lunch, book orders, book fair, field trips, etc.) When you send money to school please place it in either a sealed envelope or a ziplock bag. Please include the following on the front; Child's name, purpose (lunch), teacher's name and room #.
Absences: Daily attendance records are kept at school. Please call the school office before school begins if your child will not be in 783-3537. Upon you child's return, please send in a note explaining the absence. If a parent knows in advanced that a child will be absent, a written note should be presented prior to the absence. In all circumstances, a written note must be submitted even if the absence has been explained over the phone. Please refer to the Absentee Policy in your school handbook.
Change in transportation: If there will be a change in how your child will be going home or a different person picking your child up, you must send in a written note. If I do not have a written note, I will send your child home by his/her usual mode of transportation.

Dismissal: Students who ride the bus will be escorted to their bus lines.  First grade walkers will be dismissed at the front lobby.
Toys from Home: Bringing toys from home is discouraged for many reasons. Toys may become lost or broken and can be disruptive at times. Please remind your child to leave their toys at home.
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