• Frequently Asked Questions


    What should I do to help my child at home?

             Encourage your child to become more independent in all tasks.  Academically, your child should begin trying to read and write.  Feel free to check my website for weekly sight words.  Writing can be quite over whelming at this age, so begin with encouraging your child to write his/her first and last name.  Other items to work on at home:  letter recognition (upper and lower case), letter sounds, counting to 100 by 1’s, 5’s, and 10’s, and writing numbers 1 – 20.


    What do I do if my child needs to go home a different way at the end of the day?

             Please write a note and place in your child’s folder to bring to school.  If your child needs to go home with another student on a different bus, please send in a note also.  


    What do I do if my child is sick and cannot come to school?

    You will need to call our absentee line:  (703) 957 – 4391.  If you want, you can email me.  However you will still need to call the absentee line.  Please call in as soon as possible. 


    Does my child get to eat a snack in school?

    Every day, your child will have an opportunity to have a drink break after recess.  This year there is no opportunity to purchase milk in school.  Therefore you will need to send in a drink with your child- milk, juice, or water.  No soda please.  Please do not send in food with your child.  Our classrooms are nut-free. 


    Will my child have P.E. (Physical Education)? 

    Unfortunately, there is no time for PE in a three-hour day.  However, your child will receive at least 10 minutes of recess daily. 


    How can I get in touch with you?

    The best way is via email.  HOWEVER, during the school day, my time is limited to teaching your children, and I cannot continually check my email.  I usually check my email in the morning, at lunch, and at the end of the day.