Homework:  Weekly homework is given on the first day of each week.  It includes reading minutes and math fact minutes; practice of trick words students must know how to spell and how to read in and out of story context; lastly it includes time spent including constructive PLAY in their day with NO ELECTRONICS.  The homework is due back the last day of the school week. 


Math homework may or may not be every night.  Please check my daily emails to see if your child has math homework that night.


Students should be doing approximately 20 minutes of homework each night, give or take 10 minutes.  If some assignments are taking longer or your child is getting easily frustrated, please write me a short note on the top of the homework to let me know they met the assignment with frustration.  Homework is suppose to reinforce skills, not make your child frustrated.  Not to mention, positive family time is just as important to your child's success as homework.


Contact Me:  To contact me you can call the school directly (781)344-7007 ext. 7709 or through e-mail, s_mccabe@stoughtonschools.org.  Please don't fret if you call in the morning and I don't call back until the afternoon.  I am busy forming young minds and want to make sure our conversation takes my full attention.  I will get back to you with 24 hours. 



Birthday Celebrations:  Food is prohibited when celebrating birthdays or any other special occasion.  However if your child wants to distribute other items for his/her birthday, they are free to do that.  Some examples are pencils, stickers or erasers.


Absent:  If your child is absent, you must call the school to notify their absence and the reason why.  You may want to send in a note when he/she return to school.


Lunch/Milk money:  If you are sending in money for lunch or milk, please send it in a sealed envelope with your child's name, room number and what the money is for right on the envelope.


Bedtime:  Having a strict bedtime routine on school nights is very important for your child to be the best he or she can be!  About a half hour before you want lights out, start his/her routine.  Taking a bath; brushing teeth; reading a book; cuddling together to talk about his/her day, and yours too could be a routine.  Routines help children know what's expected and gives them great comfort.  A good bedtime to rest a young mind is 7:30/8.



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