Parent Information Night Hubenak Elementary Ms. McManners- LA Ms. Wenglar- Math Mr. Knox- Science Ms. Lester- Social Studies Ms. Grissom -Reading Communication Please make sure you are receiving the fifth grade newsletter that goes out each week. If you are not receiving e-mails please fill out
and return the form that will go home in your childs Thursday folder or write a note in their agenda. Please check the email blast for info about school events, topics of study, etc. Remind 101 A free app we use as a team to send text reminders to those who have signed up Text @hc76ff to 81010
Parent Information Handbook The Elementary Handbook is posted on-line under the tab-Students/Parents-then Handbooks and Policies. Safety First In order to make sure your child is safe at school, everyone entering Hubenak must first sign in at the office. You will then be provided a sticker to wear. You must sign in even if you are going to the portables.
We appreciate your cooperation with this policy. SKYWARD Family Access Center This is where you will access your childs grades and attendance. This is also where you completed the emergency forms and handbook signature page this year.
You should have been mailed the log in and password information. If you need help with this, please write a note in your childs agenda or email their homeroom teacher. You are able to make changes to items such as phone numbers and email addresses online through the Skyward Family Access Center. Transportation
You must leave your childs transportation tags on their backpack. Please help them keep it on. If there is a change in transportation home, please send a note to the homeroom teacher in the morning or call the office prior to 1:45 pm. Transportation changes can not be made after that time. Do not call or e-mail the homeroom teacher, we may not get the message. Students are expected to observe the same rules of conduct while riding the bus as they do in the classroom. Bus safety rules are outlined on pgs. 25-26 of the Elementary Student Handbook. Should rules be broken, disciplinary action will be taken upon investigation. Our goal is to get students to and from school safely.
Bus Discipline Misbehavior on the bus OR at the bus stop can cause a student to lose bus privileges. The following behaviors are considered serious infractions Destruction of Property, Fighting, Profanity, Disruptive Behavior, Possession of Prohibited Items, Throwing Objects, Insubordination, Laser Pointers, etc. 1st Referral Warning notice goes home 2nd through 4th 5, 10, 20 day suspensions 5th Referral Suspension for remainder of school year
Car Rider Traffic Flow Lunch *You can add money to your childs account on Parentonline.net Lunch Price Breakfast Price Student $2.20 Adult $3.65
Visitor $3.75 Student $1.25 Adult $2.15 Visitor $2.25 Meal charge policy Students are allowed to charge up to $15.00. After reaching $15.00 a student will receive a cereal and milk for breakfast and a cold cheese sandwich and milk for lunch. Their account will be charged $0.50 for the cost of the alternate meal.
District Food Services Link: Peanut Free Classroom Parents, please remember that all snacks that are consumed in the classroom must be peanut/tree nut free. Students can bring peanut products to eat in the cafeteria at lunch but NOT in the classroom. Lunch Procedures We will feed all students the 1st week of school regardless of debt. The student lunch number is the same as their
student ID #. The number should never change while the student is enrolled with LCISD. School Policies Please keep up with daily homework, school projects, and test dates via their agenda. Follow your childs progress in the Thursday Folder and return it each Friday. Replacement cost of the Husky Folder is $3 in the front office. Please encourage and help your child study
regularly, especially in areas of concern. Conferences Conferences will take place a week or two after the end of the 1st nine weeks on Thursday, November 2nd and Friday November 3rd. Conference Times are filled on a first come, first serve basis via an online signup form (SignUp Genius) that will be sent out a few weeks prior to conferences. Conferences last 20 minutes. You must attend in order to receive your childs report card.
This is a district policy required for the 1st 9 weeks. Student Success Initiative (SSI) SSI Continued Dress Code Students are required to wear uniform dress at Hubenak Elementary. The uniform dress consists of the following: SHIRTS: White, navy blue, light blue, black, or red solid color collared shirt or school T-shirt. Long sleeve undershirts have to be a dress code color.
PANTS: Khaki, navy blue, black, or blue denim jeans, pants, capris, shorts, skirts, skorts (split skirts), or jumpers. SWEATER, JACKET, HOODIES: must be solid white, navy blue, light blue, red, or an approved Hubenak item. Hubenak Spirit Wear is okay Shirts may have a logo Dress Code Continued No large commercial print or logo. Note: Rolling Backpacks are NOT allowed.
You may purchase the uniform dress at stores like Walmart, Target, Academy, Sports Authority etcsince they are fairly common items. If you have any questions about the uniform dress, please contact us at (832) 2232900 and will be happy to assist you. Dress Code Continued.... First Infraction - Warning Second Infraction - Lunch Bunch Student sits quietly and eats lunch Third Infraction- Recess Teacher choice recess activity
Fourth Infraction- Administrator contacts parent More than four infractions Discipline Referral Entered Birthday Information The state law recommends that birthday treats be served after the lunch period so that it does not spoil students appetites for a nutritious meal. Birthday treats must be store bought and in 5th grade they will be eaten at the end of lunch (1:35pm).
The treat must be able to be served, eaten, and cleaned up in 5 minutes. Birthday Information Continued The district discourages food prepared from home being brought in by parents/grandparents for the following reasons: Student food allergies (peanut, gluten, eggs) Student medical conditions (diabetes) Protect instructional time Liability assumed by the person bringing in the
food Specials PE, Art, Music, Computer Specials Class Policies Please have your child to school on time. The tardy bell is at 7:30 A.M but instruction begins as soon as students enter the building. We encourage students to get here early (by 7:15) so that they may begin preparing for class
and completing their half-sheet. Attendance and Tardy Attendance and Tardy Agendas Students will use their agenda daily to record homework and important announcements. Conduct will be recorded in the students agenda daily.
Parents need to review the agenda, and sign or initial it along with the Reading Log on a nightly basis. Grading A minimum of 10 grades (8 minor and 2 major grades) in math, science, and social studies are required each nine weeks. 11 grades (8 minor and 3 major grades) in reading and language arts. In grades 3-5 a the report card grade will reflect a weight of 70% daily grades and quizzes and 30% major grades. If a student receives a grade below a 70 on any test grade they will be retaught the information and given the opportunity to re-test the
assignment for a grade no higher than a 70. The assignments that are exempt from this are student projects and elementary common assessments Reading Students will participate in a Reading Mini-Lesson and then have time to practice their reading skills while they independently read, work on computer apps, or participate in small group instruction.
Reading continued Reading and Language Arts uses a variety of rubrics where the maximum grade is a 95. This is to highlight the idea that there is always room to improve on our reading and writing skills. Vocabulary is a HUGE component of literacy. Quizzes will be given every three weeks. Please review vocabulary homework nightly and use quizlet.com to study words. Language Arts
Students will be required to complete the writing process (brainstorming, drafting, editing and revising) for at least three papers each nine weeks. The first paper will be completed before progress reports and will be a minor grade. Students will receive peer and teacher help with editing and revising this paper. The second paper will come after progress reports and account for a major (CSA grade).
Students will also receive peer and teacher help with editing and revising this paper. The third paper will also be taken through the entire writing process but this piece will be completed independently and students will have one class period to complete it. will account for the second major (CSA) grade in a nine weeks. The third major (CSA) grade will be a multiple choice grammar and conventions assessment.
The other minor grades will come from editing and revising drafts, as well as grammar, conventions, and spelling quizzes. Spelling quizzes will be averaged into one minor grade. Math Students will be using problem solving strategies and have a problem solving warm-up everyday. Students will create an interactive notebook throughout the year. Students will master fast facts and will be tested weekly to judge progress.
There will be 2 CSAs over spiraling objectives given each 9 weeks. Science Science class will consist of hands on experiments, discussions, and reading information about the science topic we are studying. The first nine weeks we will be studying mainly about lab safety, tools, and properties of matter. The students will use their science spiral daily. If a student does not have their spiral at school, it could result in a conduct mark on the behavior card. The textbook that we use is fully available digitally (with supplemental activities, games, etc), and those login will be sent home within the next week.
There will be at least 2 CSAs (major grades over spiraling objectives) each 9 weeks. Social Studies 5th grade covers US History for their Social Studies curriculum, beginning with early European settlements. Students need a spiral notebook, scissors and glue everyday. Common Summative Assessments (CSAs) Each subject area will administer at least 2 CSAs each 9 weeks for major grades.
These will cover spiraling objectives, going back to the beginning of the school year. A review outline consisting of the main objectives covered will be emailed at least 2 days prior to the CSA. Students need to review previous work, interactive notebooks, online resources, etc. Homework Math and Spelling will be given Monday-Thursday. Science- Interactive notebooks will be sent home to
study key vocabulary words before tests, with occasional assignments and vocabulary review beginning in the 2nd semester. Reading-Students will read for 30 minutes and complete reading log. They will record their reading in their reading log and parents will sign it to receive full credit. Students will also have a short vocabulary assignment to be completed once a week instead of reading log. Basic Rules to Have a Great Start 1. Be prepared and on time for school and class.
2. Follow the social contract. 3. Follow directions the first time given. 4. Give 100% to produce quality work. **The students are developing and will sign a social contract to hold each other accountable for their behavior. Conduct for 5th Grade We do not use the color codes directly like the other grades do. However, all conduct is tracked in the students agendas and on classroom behavior charts. Discipline procedure will occur as follows:
1. Verbal Warning/charge husky bucks. 2. One mark (previously, a color change to blue), note home in the agenda, and 2 laps at recess. 3. Two marks (previously, a change to yellow), note in agenda, silent lunch and 2 laps. 4. Three marks (previously color change to red), note in agenda, 2 laps, silent lunch and parent contact made by the student. 5. Office referrals will be given as necessary. Conduct for 5th Grade cont. 6 marks in one nine weeks (combined), student will receive a N for conduct on the report card.
4-6 marks in an individual category 9 marks in one nine weeks (combined), student will receive an U for conduct on the report card. 7+ marks in an individual category Conduct marks in both the computer lab and library will count towards classroom conduct. Office referrals result in conduct automatically dropping a letter grade. Conduct for 5 grade cont.
th REWARDS Verbal praise Coupons & Passes Stamps, Tickets, Bucks, Stickers, Pony Beads Praise Notes, Calls home Nine weeks incentives for all Ss in conduct/behavior will be the Husky Hangout. 2 Auctions using Husky Bucks Daily Schedule
7:15 Welcome students 7:15- 7:50 (Tardy Bell at 7:30) Unpack, Check homework, check agendas, copy homework, finish math sheet, and watch announcements.
Snack Students may eat a snack the first 10 minutes of 3rd period. It must be nutritious, easy to clean up, and not distracting to your child or other students around them. Think of the three Cs. No candy, cookies, or messy chips. Low maintenance snacks, please! We are a peanut free campus in the classrooms. The cafeteria is okay (for lunches) but please let your childs teacher know ahead of time if there is an issue with peanut allergies. Only water is allowed. Juice and other drinks that are not clear are not allowed in class. Curriculum Goals/STAAR
Remember that your child needs to have maintained passing grade averages in his/her academics to enter the sixth grade. Reading and Math are both classified as an SSI subject. Students will have three opportunities to pass STAAR to move on to the next grade. Success Assemblies At the end of every nine weeks, Hubenak holds a Success Assembly to recognize students for attendance and academic achievement. Students may receive awards for the following:
All A Honor Roll A/B Honor Roll Perfect Attendance (allows 1 tardy) Lead Husky (A Honor Roll + Perfect Attendance + cannot have any tardies) Jump Award Citizenship We will notify you of dates and times via parent emails and your childs agenda. Communication The Husky Folder will come home on Thursdays
with graded work. The agenda will come home daily with behavior information. 5th grade will be sending out weekly emails of important information. Please make sure we have your email so that you may receive the most up to date information. Remind 101 is also a great way to stay informed. Opportunities to Get Involved Please be involved with the PTA. The PTA is a huge
source of support for teachers and students. Information about joining is available tonight and will also be sent home with your child. Ask your child daily about his/her day at school. Lend support to your child as needed on academic endeavors. 2017-2018 ESL Updates All Kinder-5th Grade LEP (Limited English Proficient) identified students will take TELPAS annually
TELPAS consists of 4 domains Listening (Online- New this year!) Speaking (Online- New this year!) Reading Kinder & 1st Grade- Rated by classroom teacher 2nd 5th- Online Reading assesement Writing- Rated by classroom teacher 2nd grade is the first year a student
can meet exit criteria from the ESL program in LCISD Parents are informed of the classification of their child by the end of the school year Questions ? Contact Mandy Moreno ESL Lead at Hubenak Elementary [email protected]
832-223-2940 direct Question and Answer Time Are there any questions at this time? THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT!!!
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