If you are interested in volunteering in class, please complete the form and return it at your earliest convenience. Throughout the year, we need help for various activities such as special projects, science, field trips, celebrations, preparing supplies, etc. I will also need weekly volunteers to help with guided reading, rocket math, and other activities. There are also abundant opportunities to volunteer throughout the school year for special school wide events such as Hereford Hike, Holiday Bazaar, Family Nights, etc. PTFS organizes many of these events, and I would encourage you to join ($5.00 membership fee per family)! Please be aware that if you decide to be a regular volunteer, you will need to undergo a tuberculosis test and submit a child abuse clearance application to the state of Pennsylvania.
If your child is not going to be in school, please call the school to make us aware. If your child had a fever or vomited the previous night, please keep them at home. While we want all children in school whenever possible, we also don’t want to prolong an illness or spread an illness with a too soon return. Upon your child’s return to school, PLEASE SEND IN AN EXCUSE NOTE. Also, please remember that the nurse is here to take care of your child in the event of an injury or illness that occurs at school. If your child becomes ill or is injured outside of school and requires medical attention, please contact your family physician.
Whenever possible, have your child use school provided transportation. However, if you need to pick up your child for any reason, you must send in a note with your child by 8:35 of the day they are to be picked up. Please include all relevant information on the note (child’s name, who will be picking them up, time, etc.). When you pick up your child, either early, or at parent pick up, please make sure you have your photo ID.
In general, your child will have homework Monday through Thursday night. I try not to give homework over the weekend, except in the case of incomplete work, long term assignments, or if there is a shortened school week due to scheduled days off or weather. Please initial your child’s assignment book each night, and write comments as needed. I check their homework folder each morning to see that your child has completed their homework from the night before. I also check in the folder for notes from you, lunch money, forms, etc. I check all assignments for correctness, and your child is responsible for making corrections as needed. Homework is also a grade on the report card, and can be a factor in determining marking period grades in subject areas. On your child’s report card they will be given an O for 0-2 homework misses, an S for 3-6 homework misses, and an N for 7 or more homework misses in a given trimester.