Classroom News

  • Classroom News


    • Meet the Teacher Night (Grades 4-5) will be held on Thurs., 9/10 from 6:30-7:30 PM.  Please go directly to your child's classroom. Refreshments, provided by PTA, will be served in the multi-purpose room at the end of the evening.  

    • GREAT NEWS!  Sign up to receive either a text message or email message through REMIND101.  I will be communicating homework, upcoming tests, and classroom news through this app as well as continue to post it on my class website.  All phone numbers are kept confidential.  Instructions to sign up will be sent home with students.     

    • Homework / Vacation Policy - Please note that the vacation policy states all missed classwork and homework will be given upon return to class.  


    • PTA Meetings - at 6:30pm in the Siegfried cafeteria. Please come out and show support for the PTA by contributing your ideas. Your presence is welcome at meetings and greatly appreciated.


    • Class Donations Needed - Our class supply of Goldfish crackers has been frequently running low.  I try to have a snack in the room for students when they occasionally forget to bring one.  Many students are relying solely on our community snack and do not bring their own snack from home.  If you can either be sure to send in a healthy snack for your child to eat during the day and/or donate Goldfish crackers and small Dixie cups to our class, I would be extremely appreciative.  Thanks!

    • Donations for classroom supplies are needed and greatly appreciated.  Please consider sending in Goldfish crackers for our community snack, small Dixie-type cups, dry erase markers, a new electric pencil sharpener, and tissues.  Any contributions would be greatly appreciated.


    • Scholastic book orders will be sent home.  If interested in ordering, please make checks payable to Scholastic Books.  To order online, go to www.scholastic.comand use the class activation code of GKY7F.


    • School closed ---> Monday, December ___ - _____, January 2nd (re-open _____)

    • School closed ---> Thursday, November _____ (re-open Tuesday, November ____)

    • No School (teacher in-service) ---> _______

    • Picture re-takes ---> _______

    • Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held ______. Early dismissal (noon) due to afternoon conferences will be held on ______.  School will be closed due to conferences on Friday, ______.
     
    • Elementary Report Card Distribution ---> _____

    • End of 1st marking period ---> ______

    • Early Dismissal at noon (Teacher in-service) on Friday, _______

    • Parent Visitation will be held on ____.  Please keep in mind class visits are limited to no longer than 30 minutes.  

    • SMILE!  Student pictures will be taken on _____.

    • No School (Teacher in-service) on Monday, ____.


    • Parent meeting for beginning band & orchestra students will be held on ______ at 7:00pm in the high school auditorium.

    • Meet the Teacher Night (grades 4-5) will be held on Thursday, 9/10/15 at 6:30 PM.  I look forward to meeting you.

    • First Day of School ---> Monday, 8/31/15


    • Please send your child with a snack and/or consider donating goldfish crackers, animal crackers, or pretzels to our classroom community snack.  We could also use small Dixie Cups.  Many students rely on our community snack to get them through the day.  Your donations are welcomed and greatly appreciated.

    • Don't forget to replenish your child's classroom supplies during the year.  Please send in a new pack of pencils, a yellow or pink highlighter, and a pack of post-it notes with your child.  

    • Scholastic BOOK ORDERS ---->  To order online, go to www.scholastic.com and use the class activation code of GKY7F.

    • Early dismissal, school closings, and school delay information can be obtained by listening to local radio and television stations or by visiting the district website (www.nasdschools.org).  Please make your child aware of dismissal plan on possible early dismissal days and listen to the TV or radio.  


    • Please be sure to sign your child's assignment book and STAR Behavior Communication Report (in assignment book) each week.  Thank you for your cooperation.

    • PTA Website - The Northampton Borough Elementary Schools PTA has launched a website for parents.  Please check out this site often for updated information regarding school programs the PTA coordinates.  Click on this link:  http://northamptonboroelempta.wikispaces.com/

     

     

    • Assignment Books & Behavior Slips - must be returned signed by a parent every Monday.  If graded papers were sent home on Friday, they are due on Monday as well. 

     

    • Roller Sneakers - Students are asked NOT to wear "heelies" or any other type of roller sneaker as they may damage the floor or be a safety concern.  Thanks for your understanding.

     

    • All students must replenish their school supplies.  Please send in pencils, glue sticks, erasers, and crayons with your child.  Donations of tissue boxes are welcomed and appreciated.

     

    • Early dismissal, school closings, and school delay information can be obtained by listening to local radio and television stations.  Please make your child aware of dismissal plan on possible early dismissal days and listen to the TV or radio.  Unfortunately, it is not possible for me to contact all parents with this information.

     

    • Multiplication tables must be reviewed nightly for any student in Mrs. Horvath's math class.  These basic facts must be memorized in order to do well in class and on tests.

     

     

    • Snacks - Students will be allowed to bring in a HEALTHY snack to eat during school at a designated time while we are busy at work.  Suggestions include small snack Baggies or tiny Tupperware cups of cut fruit, vegetables, cheese, or crackers.  CHIPS, COOKIES, CUPCAKES, AND CANDY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AS A SNACK.

     

    • Birthday Treats - Please refer to the Healthy Eating Guidelines on the district website for acceptable treats or snacks. 

    • Water Bottles - Students are permitted to bring in a clear, see-through, spill-proof water bottle filled with water.  NO SODA OR JUICE WILL BE PERMITTED.  In order to prevent excessive germs, it is the students' responsibility to take their water bottle home on a daily basis to be washed out.  This privilege may be revoked if students do not follow the guidelines.

     

    • Assignment Books - It is important to monitor your child's accurate recording of daily assignments, tests, quizzes, projects, special events, and teacher comments in their assignment book.  In order to ensure success, please sign your child's assignment book each week.  Assignment books will be checked every Monday for parent signatures.  It is each student's responsibility to obtain their parent's signature.

     

    • Book Clubs - Orders will be sent home on a monthly basis.  If you would like to order books for your child, please make checks payable to Scholastic Books.

     

    • Please be aware of the new security procedures when picking up your child.  All adults entering a school building must present photo identification to the secretary in the office.  Any parents or parent designees picking up students must present photo identification to receive authorization from the building principal or designee before a student will be relinquished to an adult.  Students being picked up during the school day must remain in the classroom until the parent or parent's designee has been authorized to take the child.  Please refer the memo dated March 16, 2004.