How can I raise my grades?
If you are missing homework, complete the forgotten assignments. If they are late, you will not receive full credit, but some credit is always better than no credit. If you have received a low score on a test, ask me for a retake. If you received a low score on a writing piece, do an additional draft including the recommended changes. You may also want to try doing an extra-credit assignment relating to the subject area that you wish to improve upon. Develop an idea that you might think be related to material that we have covered (or will be covering), and I will check to see if I think the idea is appropriate. It may consist of extra work in one of the workbooks/textbooks, or it may consist of doing an independent project (I have allowed group projects if multiple students are seeking extra credit) that results in a presentation to the class and/or me. In the past, students have made educational videos, posterboards, models, review games, etc. This work will need to be completed independently (I'm not looking to see how parents can raise grades)and on your own time. I am here (before, during, and after school) to answer questions and provide support when needed.Back to Top
How do I go about dropping my instrument involvement?
There is an opportunity to stop participating in Band or Orchestra or Chorus at the end of each term. In order to do this, you must contact the teacher in this area and explain to them that you wish to stop participating. Then you must return any materials that are requested from you. I encourage students to stick with it for at least half the year. Playing an instrument is hard work, but once you get the hang of it, it can be really fun and rewarding.Back to Top
Do students have an option to take make-up tests if they want?
Although not an option with quizzes, students may retake tests. There is a series of guidelines that indicate eligibility for retaking tests that I will be glad to share with you if you are wondering if a retake is an option for you or your child.Back to Top
When can I stay for extra help?
I am after school to help students on Tuesdays. All students are encouraged to stay (especially to review before tests). Students are welcome to stay in for recess and review material as well. Mrs. Jeannotte is after on Mondays and Wednesdays.Back to Top
How do I go about volunteering to chaperone for a field-trip?
You need to get an acceptable-chaperone form from the school and return it to the Central Office (Igo Building). I would be willing to send it there myself if the form was returned to me. The next step is to let the teachers know that you are interested when a field-trip is approaching.Back to Top
What's the deal with afterschool activities?
Afterschool activities occur Mon-Thurs and usually run from 2:24-3:24 with the late busses coming shortly thereafter. Students have no obligation and need to show no long-lasting committment with most clubs (there are some exceptions). In order to stay after, a Release Form must be signed by a parent/guardian. Check a couple out because they are a good way to meet new people and maybe find a new hobby!Back to Top
Are 5th graders eligible for the honor roll?
No. The honor roll is reserved for students in grades 6-8. To achieve honor roll status, students must obtain all A or B grades. 5th Graders who accomplish this feat should feel awesome about it, regardless of whether or not they are officially recognized by the rest of the school. You recognize it, they recognize it, and I recognize it.Back to Top