THE THREE GOLDEN RULES
- Be Safe
- Be Respectful
- Be Responsible
Observations are limited to 20 minutes.
Observers must position themselves around the outside of the classroom so as not to disrupt the flow or distract from the teaching and learning.
Observers may not interact with students (including their child) or staff (Teachers, Assistants or NPA providers) at any time during the observation.
If you would like to talk to the teacher, a request may be made to schedule a meeting before or after the observation (the request may not be made during the observation).
Siblings/children of any age are not allowed in the classroom during an observation or instructional time as this may cause a disruption in the academic program.
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS AT EMELITA
Birthdays – At Emelita we have been encouraging healthy eating and living a healthy lifestyle to our students for several years now. We started our Health Fair 2 years ago and partnered with Healthy Start, US Department of Agriculture and the Dairy Council. Last year we received the Bronze Award from the USDA recognizing our efforts helping students make better choices regarding what they eat and getting enough exercise. We have many children who have food allergies or are on a special diet. Also, obesity is an epidemic in young children and we want to do our part in teaching our students how to be and stay healthy.
Therefore our policy in regards to birthdays is teachers may recognize a student’s birthday and sing a song. As a parent you may choose to provide a small prize (pencil, eraser, stickers) for each student in the class or you may choose to donate a book in your child’s name to the class library. There will not be a party at school.
If you are having a birthday party outside of school and wish to hand out invitations at school then there must be one invitation for each child in the class.
Field Trip Information
As we embark on upcoming field trip, please adhere to the following school policy rules while on field trips in accordance with REF 2111.0.
Each class is limited to a specific number of chaperones based on student ratio, finances, and prior arrangements with the field trip venue. In order to ensure the safety of the students and certify the educational value of the upcoming field trip, each teacher will designate chaperones to assist with supervision of students. If parents would like to volunteer as a chaperone on the field trip, please let the classroom teacher know in writing. Teachers will use their own discretion when choosing which parents will chaperone.
If the field trip is to a location that is open to the public and you choose to attend that venue, you MUST have teacher permission prior to the field trip to join the class group. Many teachers do not approve of parents, or other family members, joining the group as it becomes more difficult to supervise and becomes much more stressful. The classroom teacher has the sole responsibility for supervision of all students, including your child, while off campus. Safety and security is our responsibility, therefore no children are allowed to be removed from the class group by a parent for any reason. All students must remain with the class group at all times. Remember that field trips are part of the instructional day and a school activity. It is recommended that you do not attend if you are not a chaperone, but schedule another time that you can visit the venue as a family activity.
If you are an approved classroom chaperone:
Ø Communicate with classroom teacher of the plans before, during and after the field trip.
Ø You will be assigned a small group of students to supervise. Ensure the safety of all assigned students by keeping them with the group at all times.
Ø Find out from the teacher the procedure if a student needs to use the bathroom.
If you are NOT an approved classroom chaperone:
Ø Communicate with your child’s teacher of your intent to follow the field trip at least 24 hours in advance.
Ø Siblings (of any age) may not tag along with class group.
Ø Maintain a distance that does not distract the students or interfere with the safety and communication between chaperone, classroom teacher, and students.
Our goal is for our students to have an exciting and educational experience on every field trip. Most field trips are to public locations.