1A Weekly News
March 17, 2016
A Note From Miss Kelly
Due to the field trip and Spring Break coming up, there will be no homework next week or the week after the break. Enjoy!
As a reminder, we are going on our field trip on Monday. Please make sure your child brings a snack, lunch, water bottle, and wears comfortable walking shoes. If it is possible, have your child bring a small bag or backpack to carry their food in to the museum.
Since students use their last name as a part of many usernames on the computer, please practice how to spell your child's last name with them.
Please see below email from the school regarding broken or lost wrist bands. If you need to purchase a new band, you can get one from the front desk in reception or the elementary office.
News From the School
Over the past few months, we have been keeping track of the amount of Dragon Wristbands that are coming back to us, broken. We have also been looking closely at the normal wear and tear of the wristbands and the actual damage that is occurring.
Closer inspection of the broken wristbands and observation in the classroom has revealed that a high amount of wristbands are being intentionally damaged. This happens when a student has been playing with it, chewing/biting it, picking at the back of the wristband where the magnetic disk is and removing it, cutting it with the clasp part of a lanier, cutting it with scissors, picking the top part of the wristband so that the magnetic disk pops out, stretching it until it snaps, continually snapping it or pulling it, playing with it with friends – a ‘tug of war’ type of scenario, etc.
With the sheer amount coming back to us damaged in this way, we have come to the decision to start charging QR 50.00 to the student’s Dragon Wristband account for a replacement. Of course, we will pre-inspect all bands prior to issuance to verify no faulty or material design flaw is present that has contributed to the wristband being torn or broken. And of course, if a wristband has simply stopped working, the wristband will be replaced at no charge.
The Dragon Wristband needs to be regarded and treated as school property – the same as a library book or school-issued computer/camera, etc. Students have been issued a first wristband at no charge and are expected to treat it with the same care as a library book or classroom property. We would like to ask you, as parents, to have a conversation with your child about the importance of taking care of their Dragon Wristband.
Thank you for your kind cooperation and understanding with this matter.
A Peek at Our Week Ahead
Monitor for meaning; stop and think to make sure we understand what we're reading
Launching our Poetry unit; looking at the world through a poets eye
Beginning our geometry unit; learning about attributes of 2-D and 3-D shapes