Welcome to Grade 8 Room 10!
This page will help to answer general classroom information. As always, when in doubt please contact me.
Below I would like to highlight several classroom rules/procedures that will be beneficial to you and your child.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia states that 8th grade homework should take 120 minutes. This is both written and study work. Homework is meant to reinforce skills taught in school. If your child is struggling with the material, have them stop and send me a note. I do not want them to be frustrated or overwhelmed. I will take a few extra minutes to go over the concept with your child.
Homework that is not completed will result in a loss of recess in order for your child to complete the assignment. After 3 missed homeworks, children will receive an after school detention.
I will announce tests at least 3-5 days in advance. I post a test schedule on my web page every week. Students also write test schedules in their assignment books and I post a Test Schedule on the board.
Quizzes can and will be given without notice.
I generally send home test folders every other week. Please review your child's tests, sign and return. Again, if you have a question, please contact me.
Grades are posted on My Student's Progress (MSP) regularly. The grades on MSP are weighted. You can not average them to find the total grade.
Students are expected to follow the Golden Rule: Treat others as you would want to be treated.
Scholastic Book Orders
Book orders are sent home monthly. There is no obligation to buy books. This is however an inexpensive way to build your child's library. You can also order books from Scholastic by using the online website I have set up.
Birthdays are a very special day for your child even in 8th grade! Treats are welcomed. I do ask that you please keep it simple (ie. cupcakes, brownies, cookies etc) Please do not send in a cake that would need to be cut. We will share these snacks at recess time. Treats should be sent in with your child in the morning. No treats that need refrigeration or freezing are allowed (no ice cream, popsicles, water ice, etc.). Children who have a summer birthday may pick a day in May/June to celebrate. Just let me know.
From time to time little ones do get sick. Please call the office to report your child as absent. If you would like to have your child' s work sent home, please let me know in the morning so I have time to get the work together. Children who are absent will have 2 days to make up their work. If more time is needed, please let me know. Upon return, your child will need a note stating the date(s) and reason of abscence.
The web site is a valuable tool for parents and teachers. I update my page weekly by posting test schedules and latest news. I will also post projects and important forms on my web page. I check my e-mail daily so please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . **Please Note: There are times when the server is down or when "things" may prevent me from posting or checking mail.