Homework I believe that homework is an essential part of your child’s education. It reinforces the skills taught in the classroom and teaches responsibility. Homework will be assigned Monday through Thursday nights. It should take approximately 35 minutes to complete, depending on the individual student. Part of their homework will be to read 20 minutes per night. Parents/guardians must sign the reading log each night after their child has read. Students will be responsible for writing down their assignments each day before they leave school. Students who do not complete their homework will have to fill out a missed – work reflection sheet and have it signed by a parent/guardian.
Note From Administration As of 12/7/16 the policy on water bottles in the classroom has changed. No Water or Juice bottles are allowed in the classrooms during instructional time unless there is a documented doctor’s note. If you send your child in with a water or juice bottle, it will be stored in their cubbies until lunch time. After lunch, it will be stored back in a safe location until dismissal.
School Policy on Tardiness All students at Mauro-Sheridan are considered tardy when arriving to school after 9:25. If arriving after 9:25, parents need to bring their children to the main office to get a late pass. Students will be marked tardy at that time. Excessive tardiness will be reported to the truancy officer. Students who arrive late on buses will NOT be marked tardy.
Behavior Management Mauro-Sheridan expects students to be SAFE, RESPECTFUL, and RESPONSIBLE at all times. In room 205 students who meet these expectations are rewarded with blue tickets for a weekly drawing for prizes. The school also has drawings with the tickets for even more prizes. We will be using a behavior chart to monitor student behavior. Your child’s name is on the board and has four color coded cards behind their name that can be changed depending on their behavior. Everyone begins the day on green and the goal is to remain on green the entire day. This explains how the chart works. Green SAFE, RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE “Ready to learn” Students begin here each day and if they demonstrate appropriate behaviors and good choices they will remain here throughout the day.
Yellow WARNING “Watch your behavior” This serves as a reminder to follow the school and classroom rules. At this point students can think about their behavior and fix it.
Orange STOP! “Think about your choices” Students on orange are asked to reflect on their behavior, the choices made, and how they affected others surrounding them. Red UH-OH! “Contact home” Parents/guardians contacted. NOTE: The administration will be contacted for frequent misbehavior and/or threatening physical contact/fighting.
Guidelines to becoming a Mauro-Sheridan Student of the Month The student of the month will be chosen by his/her homeroom teacher. The child will be selected based on character, leadership and citizenship and not based necessarily of academics. The student of the month must be a diligent student, must complete their assignments on time, and must show strong effort to learning the subjects. They must demonstrate excellent behavior inside and outside of the classroom, is well-mannered, and respectful to peers and teachers. They should display excellent citizenship by their willingness to help their fellow classmates and teachers when necessary. They should respect the rules of the school, also be in uniform and represent MASH for all its great qualities. Lastly they should exemplify the character trait of the month and help to create a positive school environment.
Sept - Responsibility - Aniya Barnes Oct - Respect - Nov - Trust - Dec - Cooperation - Jan - Citizenship - Feb - Caring/Kindness - March - Honesty- April - Perseverance May - Courage