Mrs. Inman's Happenings

December 3-7

Important Dates

  • December 6 - "Elf Day"-Bring your elf/stuffed animal to school
  • December 7 - Dress in Christmas colors - we will get our pictures made with Santa
  • December 7 - Friday Freeze
  • December 11- Christmas Party - Pajama Day-Students may bring elf/stuffed animal
  • December 14 - Noon Dismissal
Lunch Menu

We eat lunch at 11:00.

Reading/Language Arts

We will learn the long a sound spelled ai and ay. We will also learn the long i sound spelled igh, y, and ie. While reading non-fiction, we will learn how to find key words. We will also learn to bring your read aloud to life. We will still hold reading conferences with students and students will partner read.

We are going to write some Christmas poetry this week and next, as well as our letter to Santa.


We will be reviewing all of the good strategies we have learned to help us add and subtract numbers. We will also work on place value, the tens and ones place, and the value of each of those numbers.

Learning Targets

Reading Literature: RL. 1, 2, 3, 7, 8

Foundational Skills: RF, 1, 2, 3, 4

Writing: W. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5

Speaking and Listening: SL. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

Language: L, 1.1, 1. 2, 1.5

Math: 1.OA. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Number and Operations: NBT.1

Note from the Office

We want to provide all of our Paine Elementary parents with detailed information regarding the attendance policies of Trussville City Schools.

Please use the email addresses below to provide parent excuses for your student’s absences.


Monday: Students who check in after 10:53 am will be considered absent for the full day.

Tuesday-Friday: Students who check in after 11:23 am will be considered absent for the full day.


Monday: Students who check-out before 10:53 am will be considered absent for the full day.

Tuesday-Friday: Students who check-out before 11:23 am will be considered absent for the full day.



Excuses must be turned in within 3 days of absence.

All excuses must be original. No faxed or scanned copies will be accepted unless it is sent from the agency providing the service.

Falsifying and/or forging excuses is punishable through Jefferson County Family Court.

All excuses are first posted as unexcused (U) and will be changed when an excuse is turned into the office.

2 types of excused absences are posted---

X- Parent excuse

P- Physician’s excuse

Students can have up to 6 days of excused absences per year with a parent note. The 6 days may include sickness, vacation, sports competitions, etc. and will be coded “X-parent excuse.”

Any absences after the 6 days of parent excused absences MUST have a doctor’s note to be excused.

Any student accumulating three unexcused absences will receive a letter notifying parents that continued failure to comply with attendance policy will result in a referral to the Trussville City Board of Education (TCBOE) Student Services and the Early Warning Program in Jefferson County Family court. After a student has accumulated 5 unexcused absences, the school will send a 2nd notice to the parents. After the 7th unexcused absence, the attendance information will be reported to the TCBOE Student Services Department and a referral made to the Early Warning Program in Trussville City Court. Once a student has completed the Early Warning Program in Trussville City Court, any additional unexcused absences will be referred to Trussville City Schools Student Services Department for referral to Jefferson County Family Court for truancy.

Trussville City Schools


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