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WELCOME TO OPEN HOUSE. Ms. Munafo North Forest Pines Elementary cmunafo@wcpss.net www.msmunafo.weebly.com 919-570-2220. Welcome Parents!. I appreciate the time you took out of your busy schedules to attend! G oals for open house:

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Welcome to open house


Ms. Munafo

North Forest Pines Elementary




Welcome parents
Welcome Parents!

  • I appreciate the time you took out of your busy schedules to attend!

  • Goals for open house:

    • To help you understand the work your child will be doing throughout the school year.

    • To explain my expectations of your child.

    • To share information about how you can support your child’s learning.

Our classroom environment
Our Classroom Environment


Show Self Control

Operate Safely

Act Responsibly

Respect Myself & Others

Silent Zones

Falcon Tickets

Class Dojo


Daily schedule
Daily Schedule

  • 7:45-9:15 - Math

  • 9:20-10:50- Language Arts

  • 11:00-11:50- Lunch/Recess

  • 11:55-1:15- Science/SS

  • 1:20-2:05- Specials

  • 2:15- Dismissal

    **Brain Breaks

Curriculum goals
Curriculum Goals

  • Math- Multi-digit Multiplication and Division; Fractions & Decimals; Algebra; Data Collection

  • Reading– CROPQV; Inferences; Character Traits & Motivation; Author’s Purpose and Point of View; Elements of Fiction & Non Fiction

  • Science- Weather Systems; Ecosystems; Motion & Design; Human Body Systems

  • Writing – Persuasive Writing; Personal Narratives; Research Reports; Revising

  • Social Studies – Economics; Revolutionary War; Government; Westward Expansion


  • Each student will receive a 1, 2, 3, 3*, or 4 on graded assignments and assessments.

  • A level 1 score indicates the student is struggling to understand the grade level objectives – even with teacher or peer support.

  • A level 2 score indicates that the student is showing understanding of grade level skills and objectives, however continues to need teacher or peer support to show consistency.

  • A level 3 score indicates that the student is showing consistent, independent mastery of grade level skills and objectives.

G rades

  • A level 3* score indicates that the student shows consistent, independent mastery of grade level skills and objectives and also is beginning to show evidence of applying the skill(s) during everyday situations.

  • A level 4 score indicates that the student is showing consistent, independent mastery of grade level skills and objectives and consistently shows evidence of applying the skills and objectives during everyday situations.

  • Practice work will receive a “P” rather than a number score.


  • mClass is a county wide assessment system that tests student’s reading fluency and comprehension.

  • Home connect reports will be generated and emailedto keep you up to date on your child’s reading level


  • Students should have their homework agendas for class every day.

  • When they do not have their materials, they cannot copy their evening homework down. This can result in many missing assignments.

  • I will not require parent signatures unless completing homework becomes a problem


  • Homework will be assigned Monday through Thursday.

  • Each night students will be assigned to read for 20 minutes, complete a spelling activity from their contract, and a math assignment (workbook page or flip video with accompanying hw sheet).

  • Some assignments will require more than one night’s completion time (hw is differentiated!)

  • Weekend assignments will only be given for a student needing make-up work due the previous week.


  • Homework is due at the beginning of class on the assigned date.

  • Generally, a grade is not given on homework assignments, and this system is used:

  • *P: the work was complete (neat, organized, and followed directions) and ready to be turned in on time

  • Incomplete: homework was not turned in or work was not completed according to given expectations.

Monday folders
Monday Folders

  • Monday folders will go home each Monday.

  • Please be sure to look over the papers inside.

  • Folders should be returned to school each Tuesday.


  • Please send a written note of explanation whenever your child is absent within 3 days of the absence. State law requires us to code each absence as excused or unexcused.

  • Excused absences include illness, doctor appointments, and death in the immediate family.

  • Unexcused absences include out-of-town trips (not pre-approved), missing the bus, and sleeping in.

Lunch money
Lunch Money

  • Students who do not receive free lunch must either pay for their lunch or bring their own from home. Having students pay by the week or month can eliminate most lunch money problems.

  • Our school has a computerized system which effectively keeps track of all money paid to each child’s account. If there is a question about money in an account please contact the cafeteria manager.

  • When writing a check for your child’s lunch account please write the child’s name and lunch number on the check. Checks for lunch accounts must be turned into the cafeteria before 10:00 a.m.

  • To learn about the options that are available to parents go to www.wcpss.net/child-nutrition.


  • There are many ways that you can be involved! Parental involvement is encouraged!

  • Wake County requires that all parent volunteers complete a computerized volunteer questionnaire. In order to participate one-on-one with students, you must be cleared at a level 3 or 4 (this requires a back-ground check).

  • You must be at least a level three to chaperone a field trip!

  • Please take time at the beginning of the year to complete this questionnaire if you have never done so. The questionnaire must be completed on a WCPSS computer, and must be renewed each new school year! This can be done in the classroom today, or any Monday morning in the media center.

Field trips
Field Trips

  • Camp Hanes- YMCA Camp in King, NC

  • Team Building Activities Related to the Core Curriculum

  • Overnight Trip

  • We will be needing chaperones!!


  • What makes a classroom work is the mutual respect and support we have for one another as teachers, students, and parents.

  • I value your opinions in regard to your child.

  • Your insights and concerns when problems occur are important to us.

  • Students and parents should discuss concerns before they become major problems.

  • If there are questions/concerns, please contact me at school either via a phone call, written note, or e-mail. I will respond as soon as possible. Please remember that phone messages will not be received immediately (except for emergencies). I check our e-mail several times during the day and am usually able to respond with 24-48 hours.


  • Weekly updates, homework, learning objectives, and newsletters will be posted to our class website.

  • Visit the NFP website for up to date school information and events.

  • If a homework assignment needs clarification, discontinue working on it and send a note/email the next day.

  • I am willing to set up a conference, at your convenience, to discuss concerns and your child’s progress. Regular conferences will be scheduled late in the first quarter and third quarter, however, I am more than happy to set up other conferences any time you have questions or concerns.

Odds ends
Odds & Ends

  • Dress Code

  • Transportation- One main mode (send a note if there is a change)

  • Locator Cards-Initial if there is no change; Fill out a new one for changes

  • Join the PTA- $6.00

Home support
Home Support

Visit NFP and Class website weekly

Utilize technology for communication (email, NFP twitter, sign up for electronic correspondence)


  • Volunteers:

  • Monday Folders

  • Math Kits

  • Falcon Fest Basket (Silent Auction)

  • Class Parent (Organize Quarterly Celebration Treats or Holiday Treats)