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Welcome to Back to School Night!. Please take time to fill out the information sheet on your student’s desk. A little about me . . . Product of Shawnee Mission Schools 17th year of teaching My Family: Husband, Dave, children: Mitchel in 9 th grade and Emma in 3rd.

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Welcome to back to school night

Welcome to Back to School Night!

Please take time to fill out the information sheet on your student’s desk.

A little about me
A little about me . . .

  • Product of Shawnee Mission Schools

  • 17th year of teaching

  • My Family: Husband, Dave, children: Mitchel in 9th grade and Emma in 3rd.

  • Pets: dog, cat, hedgehog and a rat

Contacting me
Contacting me:

  • Voicemail during the day: 993-4534

  • E-mail rsmathie@smsd.org

  • E-mail linked to my web backpack

  • Mrs. Mathieson's web backpack

  • Notes with your student

  • Note in planner or pride folder

  • Most importantly, contact me right away if you see a problem or have a concern!

Daily schedule
Daily Schedule

  • 8:10 School begins

  • 8:20-9:20 Specials

  • 9:30-10:30 Math

  • 10:30-11:50 Reading

  • 11:50-12:15 Lunch

  • 12:15-12:30 Daily Direction and DEAR

  • 12:30-1:00 Recess

  • 1:00-1:30 Reading workshop

  • 1:30-2:00 Language

  • 2:00-3:00 Science or Social Studies

  • 3:00-3:10 Planners

  • 3:10 Dismissal

Planners . . .

  • Our daily communication tool

Parents sign here daily

All assignments should be listed. A check in the box means it was completed at school or there was nothing to complete


  • Letter grades are given in all subjects except handwriting and specials.

  • Grading scale: 90%- 100% A

    80%-89% B

    70%-79% C

    60%-69% D

    below 60% F

  • Correcting work: any assignment scoring less than 70% can be corrected and returned for the average of the old and new grades.

Pride folder
Pride Folder

  • Comes home each Friday.

  • Please sign the signature sheet in the left side pocket

  • Remove all graded papers and notes from school to keep at home.

Absences and make up work
Absences and Make-up Work:

  • Work can be picked up at the end of the day, or sent home with a sibling/neighbor if requested.

  • If you are going out of town and want make-up work, please give as much notice as possible.

  • I will put together what I can, but probably will not be able to pull it all together. Some work will need to be made up upon return.

  • Students have two days for every one day they are gone to complete make-up work.


  • Self Responsibility

  • Bringing things to/from school

  • Fill out planner

  • BIST Expectations

    • It’s always okay to do your best and ask for help

    • It’s always okay to be kind and helpful


    • I can take good care of myself even if I am mad!

    • I can be productive even if I don’t want to.

    • I can be okay, even when others are not okay.

Bist procedures
BIST procedures

  • One redirect during a class period

    • If behavior is not corrected, student moves to safe seat in the classroom. A think sheet is filled out.

    • If behavior is still an issue, student moves to buddy room in 5th grade.

    • If behavior disrupts the buddy room, student moves to the office.

  • Students work back through the placement once the behavior is discussed and a plan decided on.

Field trips
Field Trips

  • September 8th to Ernie Miller park.

    • We need volunteers for this trip!

    • Covers pioneers, fur trade, and Native Americans

      February 16th to Coterie Theater

      Bridge to Terabithia

  • May 4th to Topeka, KS.

    • Tour the Capitol building

    • Visit the Natural History Museum

    • Parents are welcome to attend,

      • May need to provide own transportation

From the healthroom
From the Healthroom:

  • A good breakfast helps students do better in school. Research has shown that test scores improve with a healthy breakfast that includes protein.

  • We are doing a jammin minute each morning with the morning announcements. These are simple exercises designed to get the blood moving and the brain awake and ready to learn.

  • This year, students first through sixth grade need to have a varicella vaccine or documentation of having had chicken pox and the hepatitis B series. If your child doesn’t have these you will be notified by the nurse. Kindergarten and first will need two varicella vaccines plus the Hep B series.

  • Attendance: Make sure that you notify the office or the nurse each day your child will be absent or late . If we do not hear from you and cannot get in touch with you, that will be an unexcused absence. Remember that your child should be in the classroom, ready to go by 8:10. Please keep all of your contact information up to date by letting the office know of changes in phone numbers and contacts.

  • WEB BACK PACK: To find the web back pack go the SMSD site> parents> schools> Rising Star> Web back pack> Cynthia Connellan or http://www4.smsd.org/cynthiaconnellan/

    • Forms/Guidelines for medication administration at school. All medications are to be kept in the nurses office.

    • Plus much more – check it out

Have a great evening
Have a great evening!

  • Don’t forget to sign up for conferences!

  • Please consider being a room parent!

  • Join PTA!

  • “I promise you everyday your child will learn something. Some days they’ll bring it in their hands. Some days they’ll bring it in their heads. Some days they will bring it home in their hearts.”

    • Valerie Welk