The school day begins at 8:45 am and ends at 3:30 pm. All students should arrive to school no later than 8:45 am. If your child arrives after 8:45 am, you will need to report to the main office to sign in.
If your child is absent, please send in an excuse note with your child when he/she returns to school. The note should include: your child's full name, the date/dates of the absence and the reason for the absence. If a note is not received within 3 days from when your child returns to school, it will be marked as "illegal."
Students have the option of purchasing breakfast prior to the start of the school day. Students who do exercise this option need to go directly to breakfast and then report to their classroom by 8:45 am.
Students in Fourth Grade have recess from 11:20 am to 11:50 am and lunch from 11:50 am to 12:20 pm. Please encourage your child to wear closed toe shoes (sneakers are preferable) to school each day. This will help them to stay safe while playing outside at recess. Students should label their lunch box or lunch bag with their first and last name. Students who purchase lunch have the opportunity to choose either the first or second choice of the day. If neither choice is appetizing, he/she can choose from an assortment of salads, ham and cheese shorty, peanut butter and jelly as well as fruit or bagel with yogurt. All of the aforementioned options are offered on a daily basis. When replenishing your child's cafeteria account, please make sure you write your child's full name on the envelope as well as student identification number. If you are paying by check, please make it payable to Willow Dale Cafeteria.
If you need to change the way your child is going home for the day and/or an extended period of time, please send me a note explaining the change. If I do not received a note, your child will be sent home their usual way.
Every child's birthday will be acknowledged by Willow Dale with a coupon to the school store. On your child's special day, you are more than welcome to send in a treat to share with the class.
Homework will be assigned Monday through Friday and will be due the following day, unless otherwise noted. Completing nightly homework is 10% of your child's overall grade in math. Please follow the directions on the homework sheet. Please try to stress good work habits and neatness while your child completes his/her homework. If your child is unable to complete his nightly homework due to extenuating circumstances, please send in a note with your child. Homework that is not completed and is not accompanied by a parent note or e-mail, will receive a 0 for that date in the grade book.
Every Wednesday your child will bring home a large white envelope with information pertaining to school and/or community events. Please remove the papers and return it on Thursday with any papers that need to be returned to school inside the folder.
In the Wednesday Envelope, your child will bring home their test folder with any tests completed. Please look over the tests and initial each test to indicate that you have seen them. Please return the folder and the tests to school on Friday.