Before you silence your cell phone for the presentation…Search Shadycrest PTA and like us on Facebook. Shadycrest PTA. Shadycrest Elementary. Welcome to our 3rd grade Open House. September 4, 2014. 2014-2015 Student Motivational Theme. School Hours: 8:00AM-3:00PM.
Welcome to our 3rd grade
September 4, 2014
Student Motivational Theme
-A student is allowed down the 3rd grade hall at 7:50. The student will arrive at their homeroom, unpack, and get ready to begin their day. (This includes getting ready for their switch class teacher.)
-All 3rd graders have a Math, Science, Social Studies teacher & a Reading, Language Arts teacher.
-After morning announcements which begin at 8:00, we will switch classes.
Your child will rotate through PE, Music, and Library each week. Your child will also attend art once a week at a separate time.
They will attend library, music, and art once a week and PE three times a week.
So that your child can come prepared with proper shoes or their library book, our class rotation will be as follows…
Berg homeroom McKinney homeroom
Monday-PE Monday- Library
Tuesday-PE Tuesday- Music
1:10-1:55 Monday – Friday
Please call for an appointment (281)-412-1404
Students will have homework Monday-Thursday
0-1 mark E
2-3 marks S
4-6 marks N
7+ marks U
Grading Procedures: 100-90 A
Below 70 F
Progress reports will be sent home two times in between each report card.
Students will receive number grades in each subject. For conduct, work habits, music, PE, and art, students will receive a grade of E, S, N, or U.
A “Peek of the Week” will be attached to the weekly Skyward email highlighting skills that will be studied for the week as well as other important reminders. Please let the teacher know if you do not have an email and they will send home a paper copy. These are also posted online. 4th grade students also use planners.
Conduct folders are sent home weekly to inform you of conduct and work habit grades as well as inform you of minor redirections noted throughout the week. Anything serious will be discussed personally at the time of the incident or through parent conferences.
If you leave a phone message for a teacher or send them an email, they will respond within 24 hours.
Emergency Communication Procedures:
Blackboard Connect is a call notification system that will be utilized to provide information and inform you of emergency situations. Please keep your emergency contact numbers updated so the system can contact you about any situations. This system will also be used sparingly to notify you of upcoming campus events.
Yellow folder – Homework
*Goes home every day
Green folder – Graded Work/Conduct
*Goes home on Tuesday
*Weekly graded papers
(Papers can stay home unless otherwise stated)
Bring Your Own Device
Bring Your Own Device
Cafeteria Walk Up
Grades posted weekly
Skyward Family Access provides secure, instantaneous information for 2nd-4th grade students on grades and attendance to parents/guardians. The same login and password that you used for online registration will obtain you access to this information.
Promotion from grade 1 to the next grade level shall be based on proficiency in reading, language arts, and mathematics, as demonstrated by earning a grade of at least Steadily Developing (SD) for a majority of the grades in each of those subjects on the final report card of grade 1.
In grade 2, promotion to the next grade level shall be based on an average of 70 or above on a scale of 100 based upon course-level, grade-level standards (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) in each of the following areas: mathematics, reading, and language arts.
In grades 3-6, promotion to the next grade level shall be based on an overall average of 70 on a scale of 100 based upon course-level, grade-level standards (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) in each of the following areas: mathematics, reading, language arts, science, and social studies. In addition, students must have a grade of 70 or above in each of the following areas: mathematics, reading, and language arts.
For information on the general grade level skills your child will cover this year, please visit the following website:
(then click on grade level)
We love parent volunteers! Volunteering can mean joining the PTA and assisting with a carnival booth shift on a Saturday, helping coordinate our classroom parties, assisting regularly in the cafeteria or library, taking off a day of work to attend the field trip, or cutting out things at home for a class project. This year our PTA is continuing the ‘Watch Dog’ (Dads Of Great Students) program to encourage Dad’s to take a stand in supporting the school. There is not a standard mold for a volunteer here at Shadycrest. If you want to help—we want you!
If you are interested in volunteering, please let us or the PTA know. Volunteers should also complete a criminal background check online.
Tonight we also have a sign up sheet for you to be able to give your contact info to the room mom.
Any time a teacher has a concern or needs additional ideas on how to support a student in the classroom, the teacher can schedule an RtI meeting with a group of colleagues. This committee addresses instructional, behavioral or social/emotional needs. Parents are invited to be a part of this process and are also given paperwork to complete so that your input is involved.
Checks should have driver’s license and phone number on them. As teachers we are not to collect and hold money in our classrooms overnight. Therefore, it is safest to send picture money, PTA fundraiser money, etc. to school as close as possible to the collection date and not too far in advance. Please also place it in a sealed envelope in your child’s backpack with your child’s name, phone number and what the money is for. Students can then take the money to the PTA, café, etc.
Any questions I can help answer this evening?
for taking the time to attend this evening!
We look forward to teaching your child and working together to make this a truly successful year!