K-3 Meet the Teacher

Classroom Procedures and Expectations

Ms. Cupit, Kindergarten Mrs. Williams, Kindergarten
Mrs. Yap, 1st Grade Ms. Taylor, 1st Grade Mrs. Ward, 2nd Grade Mrs. Nichols, 2nd Grade Mrs. Knott, 3rd Grade Ms. Price, 3rd Grade

Arrival Procedures

• School doors open at 7:35.
➢ Parents/Guardians may walk students to the outside entrance, but may not enter the building through that door in the morning.
➢ If prior arrangements have been made for
the parent to come in, the parent must first check in at the office and receive a visitor’s pass.
• School day begins at 7:50.
➢ Students arriving after 7:50 will be marked tardy.

Breakfast
• Breakfast served at 7:35-7:50
➢ Students will pick up their breakfast from the cafeteria and may eat it in the classroom.
➢ Breakfast will end promptly at 7:50. After 7:50, students will not be permitted to eat breakfast.
➢ Students not purchasing breakfast through the school are still permitted to bring in their breakfast.
➢ Kindergarten will be the only classrooms to have a designated snack time during the school day.

Dismissal Procedures

• School day ends at 3:15.
• Teachers escort students to their designated exit.
➢ Kindergarten-2nd grade students must be picked up from classroom by a parent or older sibling.
➢ 3rd-4th graders exit at the doors across the hallfrom the main gymnasium.
➢ If students are not picked up in the classroom by 3:30 they will be taken to emergency latchkey.

Parking Lot

• Please follow the parking lot instructions for drop off and pick up times.
• Please do not park in front of the building in the driving lanes.
• Please follow directives of crossing guards.

Absences and Tardies

• Regular attendance and punctuality are very important!
➢ 5 tardies=1 absence
➢ 5 early dismissals=1 absence
• Please communicate with your child’s teacher and the main office about planned and unplanned absences as early as possible.
➢ Helps prevent missing work from accumulating and students from falling behind

Uniforms
General 'Attire' for Girls
• Skirts/Jumpers/Skorts: black, navy, or khaki (polyester/cotton) dress apparel. No shorter than two inches above the knee.
• Pants/Capris: black, navy, or khaki (polyester/cotton) dress apparel. To meet dress code requirements, pants may NOT be yoga/ spandex material.
• Shorts: black, navy, or khaki (polyester/cotton) dress apparel. No shorter than two inches above the knee.
• Cardigan Sweater: black, burgundy, navy, and grey. Solid colors only, Trillium logo polo must be worn underneath.
• Tights: Solid colors only. Must be worn underneath skirts/jumpers.
• Long Sleeve Shirts: may be worn underneath short sleeve uniform shirt and must be a solid color of grey, black, burgundy, or navy.
• Shoes: Any color of tennis shoe or dress shoes are permitted. Spike or plat-formed heeled shoes, sandals, flip-flops, slides, or open-toe shoes/open-back shoes are not permitted.

Uniforms

General 'Attire' for Boys
• Pants/Capris: black, navy, or khaki (polyester/cotton) dress apparel. To meet dress code requirements, pants may NOT be yoga/ spandex material.
• Shorts: black, navy, or khaki (polyester/cotton) dress apparel. No shorter than two inches above the knee.
• Cardigan Sweater: black, burgundy, navy, and grey. Solid colors only, Trillium logo polo must be worn underneath.
• Long Sleeve Shirts: may be worn underneath short sleeve uniform shirt and must be a solid color of grey, black, burgundy, or navy.
• Shoes: Any color of tennis shoe or dress shoes are permitted. Spike or plat-formed heeled shoes, sandals, flip-flops, slides, or open-toe shoes/open-back shoes are not permitted.

Parent/Teacher Communication

• The planner is an important communication and organizational tool.
➢ Students must record assignments and important reminders every day.
➢ Teachers use planners to communicate with parents.
➢ Each night, an adult must read and sign the planner.

Parent/Teacher Communication

• Emergency Contact Forms
➢ Please communicate with your child’s teacher and the office staff if updates need to made.
• Phone Calls
➢ All phone calls will be transferred directly to teachers voicemail during instructional time.
• Parent Contact Form (PCF) and other documentation
• If you have attempted to contact your child’s teacher and have not heard back within 1-2 school days, it is likely he/she did not get the message.
➢ Emails sometimes end up in spam!
➢ You may need to contact the main office or use another mode of communication.

Volunteer Opportunities

• Lunch room volunteers (daily)
• Parent-Educator Organization (PEO)
• Field Trips
➢ Watch Friday Folders/Planners for Field Trip Updates throughout the year.
• Classroom Events/Celebrations
➢ Guest speakers and readers
➢ Holiday and cultural celebrations
• See your child’s teacher for further volunteer opportunities within the classroom.

Montessori Philosophy

• Differentiated instruction: lessons and activities designed to meet individual student needs
• Hands-on learning materials to help students move from concrete to more abstract thinking
• Real-world applications and connections
• Grading Scale:
➢ 4=Exceeding grade level expectations
➢ 3=Meeting grade level expectations
➢ 2=Progressing towards grade level expectations
➢ 1=Limited or no progress towards expectations

Title 1

• Federally Funded Program
• Funds used to purchase materials and hire personnel to enhance intervention in math, reading, science, and social studies and implement the program
• Provides intervention services for at-risk students
• Funding is determined by the number of families who qualify for free and reduced lunch
• Purpose is to close the achievement gap of our students

Title 1 Support and Services

• Trillium is School-wide Title One
• Provide academic, social, and emotional intervention
• Program Components:
➢ Level 1: Classroom Intervention (Individualized Student Plans, Differentiated Instruction)
➢ Level 2: RTI Push-In and Pull-Out program (working with at-risk/struggling students based on assessments in Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies)
➢ Level 3: Intensive RTI support, one on one programs, Neuro-reading, individualized therapy

Title 1 Components

• Activities/Events – After school clubs, tutoring, summer program, Family Nights, Community Partnerships
• Parent Involvement – PEO, Parent Support Group, Conferences, Parent Compact, Parent Involvement Policy, Surveys, Watch Dogs (volunteering), Newsletters, Power School, Assessment Reports, Science Fair, College Readiness, March is Reading Month, etc…
• Educational Program – Teach Like a Champion, Daily 5, OnPoint Literacy, Step Up to Writing, 6+1 Traits of Writing, Singapore Math, Differentiated Instruction, Technology, Common Core, School Improvement Plan, Highly Qualified Staff
• Data Driven – Professional Learning Communities, Data Meetings, Individualized Student Plans, Assessment Learning Objectives (MEAP, Performance Series, Explore, Plan, ACT, MME, Monthly Benchmark Tests)

Thank you!
• Thank you for attending Open House!
• We look forward to an amazing year!

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