Grades 1 - 3 minimum of 2 hours per week Grades 4 - 5 minimum of 3 hours per week
The homework policy adopted by the board of education calls for homework assignments as follows:
Kindergarten homework assignments should stimulate students to talk often with their parents and encourage parents to read to their children. The primary goal of any homework is to teach the child responsibility to take materials home, complete and assignment and being everything back to school. Students who forget homework will not be allowed to call home to have someone being it to them. In addition, the office can not open a teacher's room after school if a child has forgotten materials.
Not all homework needs to be pencil/paper tasks. For a child who functions below grade level, parent and teacher may request additional homework (for completion over weekends) to help the child read grade level performance.
• Select a regular time each day for homework and study.
• Allow children some time after school to play.
• Just before or just after dinner may work best for completing homework.
• Keep homework time reasonable
• Keep distractions to a minimum.
• Don't have your child working near a television or radio.
• Try to keep brothers and sisters out of the way.
Check your child's work. When a child finishes, take a few minutes to check the work to make sure it was done correctly and completely. Watch to see that the child puts the homework in a safe place ready to be returned to school the next day.
No homework or finished early???? Use any extra time to read to your child or have him/her write in their home journal.
Family Math Night
Students and their parents are invited to a night of math fun. Students and their families spend the evening leaning how to make and play math games.
Readers Are Leaders: Students and their families are invited to an evening of fun with reading. Students participate in reading aloud and get a free book. Parents attend a workshop that teaches them reading strategies they can use with their children.
Students in grades 7 and 8 can participate in the Student Council. Elections are held at the beginning of the year. The Students Council holds fundraisers, puts together the yearbook, and sponsors dances. Each year the student council sponsors a talent show.
Awards Assemblies are held at the end of each trimester to recognize students with academic achievement, good citizenship and great attendance. Parents of award winners are encouraged to attend.