Welcome to Grade 4 Dear Parents,
We would like to welcome you and your child to Grade 4. We are excited about the upcoming year and look forward to contributing to your child’s education. We believe that what happens in this classroom will affect your child’s future. We will strive to provide a positive environment with learning experiences designed to meet the varied learning needs of the students. It is our goal to help your child become a conscientious learner and a responsible member of our class.
Mrs. Richardson will be teaching Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Mr. Tsui will be teaching the Grade 4’s on a Wednesday. School Supplies: Please send all school supplies to school as soon as possible.
Earthquake Kit: Please send in your child’s earthquake kit in as soon as possible. In the event of an emergency it is imperative that each child have one of these in order to bring them comfort.
Mornings: Each morning the children follow a certain routine. We start the morning with Morning Madness while the children unpack, hand in planners and have their homework checked.
Homework: Your child will once again be using a student planner. We will be checking planners daily to ensure that homework and reminders are written down. Your child will be responsible for bringing their planner to and from school on a daily basis. Planner usage is an important part of Personal Planning. It is necessary for you to sign or initial the planner after checking it for messages and homework completion. Weekly math and spelling homework is assigned on Monday and is due on Friday. Spelling will be tested on Friday. Marks are allocated for the math homework. Each student has a binder into which all homework and notices will be placed. Please ensure that you check each section daily. This binder also needs to be returned on a daily basis. Paint Shirt:
Throughout the year we do many art projects that are often quite messy. To protect your child’s uniform it would be helpful to have an old, oversized shirt that your child could wear over his/her clothes. Please label the shirt and send it to school as soon as possible. Library: Library will be every Tuesday with Mr. Mac. P.E and D.P.A: Students have P.E every Monday, Wednesday and Friday with Mr. Hung. They are required to have their gym strip at school on these days. Please note that in grade 4 students come to school in their formal uniform every day and change into their gym strip when it is P.E. Daily Physical Activity (D.P.A.) has been mandated by the Ministry of Education and requires that students partake in 30 minutes of physical activity each day. Please ensure your child has runners at school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In the event of inclement weather, we will ensure that the students are involved in some form of indoor exercise.
Parent Volunteers: We occasionally require help from parents for activities such as art projects, guided reading, and helping with tables and bonds. If you are able to assist, please let either Mrs. Richardson or Mr.Tsui know.
Absentees: Please remember to send a written note (or email) when your child has returned to school after being away. We need the paper trail for funding audits. Website: Please check the school website and your child’s planner for any notices or updates. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to us.
Janine Richardson and Raymond Tsui