Classroom Policies and Procedures

Welcome Back Parents and Students!!!

 
Welcome back to another exciting year here at Leicester Elementary School.  It is our goal to make the learning environment a rewarding and fun experience.  Please know that my door is always open and I encourage parents to visit or join our class throughout the year. 
 
Please refer to the student/parent handbook to find any policies and procedures that may be helpful to you and your child.  There are some things that have changed since last year so please read through the handbook carefully and with your child.  If you need to contact me here at school for any reason please call 683-2341 or through email at lisamcabee@bcsemail.org
 
My responsibility is to ensure that student have the means of learning those valuable educational skills.  It is the parents responsibility to ensure that your child receives extra support or help at home.  Communication is key to giving your child the best experience he/she may have in school.  I am looking forward to a wonderful 2012-2013 school year!!
 
Mrs. McAbee
 
 
 
Teacher Contact Information:
Mrs. McAbee is always available to answer any questions or concerns that may arise during the school year.  There are several ways of communicating:
1.  Send a note in your child's homework folder to request a conference, phone call, or note in reply.
2.  Call the school between the hours of 7:30-3:30 pm.  The best time to reach me on the phone is before 7:55 am and after 2:45 pm.
 
Parent/Teacher Conferences:
Typically there will be at least two conferences scheduled during the school year to discuss your child's progress and behavior.  The first conference generally occurs in late September or early October.  The second conference will occur throughout the rest of the year.  It is preferable that both parents attend each conference but I understand that there are occasions where this is not possible.  Generally conferences are scheduled between the hours of 2:45 and 4:00.
 
Volunteers:
Volunteers are welcome to join us each day at school.  You may set up a time to join us each week or whenever time is available for you.  Please know that you will need to fill out a volunteer form in the office at the beginning of the school year.  Volunteers will be required to have a background check to ensure the safety of our students.  I love to have volunteers and encourage this throughout the year.
 
Homework:  Homework will consist of a copied page that has a small amount of text with question on Monday-Wednesday night.  On Thursday night, students will receive a larger piece of text that connects to the other nights text.  There will be questions related to this passage on Friday during class.  Students will also start to practice their multiplication tables each night to build fluency with these facts.
 
Snack:
Snack will be scheduled in the afternoon after recess (1:45).  Please pack a healthy snack for your child.  No soft drinks!!!!  See the parent handbook if you have any questions.
 
Waterbottles:
Waterbottles may be used during snack but not any other time of the day.  I've found that they become a distraction and spills are sure to happen.  Water needs to be emptied out each afternoon before your child gets on the bus (if riding a bus).
 
Cursive Handwriting:
We will be practicing cursive handwriting skills throughout the year.  Please work with your child on consistent at home.  Our schedule at school doesn't allow a lot of time for consistent help with cursive.  Any help at home would be beneficial to your child.
Here is a helpful website for cursive practice: www.kidzone.ws/cursive/index.htm