News & Notes

WELCOME TO 2ND GRADE!
Mrs. James 2016-2017
I am so excited to have your child in 2nd grade this year. I have 21 years of experience in grades K, 2, 3, and 4 and I’m anxious to begin this journey with your child!
Please read over the following information. Hopefully, this will answer many questions you may have. Also, never hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have throughout the year.

ATTENDANCE
If your child is absent, I must receive a note within three days to excuse the absence. If I do not receive a note, I will have to mark the absence unexcused.
If your child becomes ill at school, I will try to contact you in the following order: home, cell, work, emergency number (unless you request differently).

DISCIPLINE
Our school is continuing to support a discipline program known as PBIS (Positive Behaviors Interventions and Support). Your child will receive praise and tickets for positive behavior and making good decisions. They will be able to turn their tickets in for cool prizes and rewards and earn attendance to a total of 8 SOAR parties throughout the school year! Much more information will be sent home regarding this program and should answer any questions you may have. Please be sure to look over the PBIS rubric that is included in your child’s folder of information.

CHANGING THE WAY YOUR CHILD GOES HOME
I am very careful about getting your child home through the correct transportation. If your child needs to change the way they are going home, I MUST have a written note or I will feel more secure in sending them home their usual way. This is a school policy that is strictly enforced for the safety and protection of your child.

SUPPLIES
Occasionally, we will need additional supplies. I will communicate this through notes in the daily folders and newsletters. You child’s “homework notebook” needs to be returned every day. This is my way of communicating with you on a daily basis.


I hope this information has been useful and helped to answer some questions you may have. Please rest assured that I will do everything I can to make sure your child enjoys their day, learns something new everyday, and most importantly, feels loved everyday.

**Please feel free to contact me at school at 628-2732 or email me at jennifer.james@bcsemail.org.