General Information

Monday Computers 9-9:40

Tuesday P.E. 9-9:40, Spanish 10-10:30

Wednesday Music 11:20-11:50

Thursday P.E. 9-9:40, Art 10:20-11, Library 11:10-11:50 

Friday 8:30 Mass

Due to the late lunch time (12:00 - 12:40 p.m.), children will be allowed to bring a snack.  We will have a short snack break around 10 a.m.  Please consider healthy choices.
Please keep in mind we have multiple allergies in our class so no nuts in the room.
No food items are allowed for birthday treats. Pencils or a class book donation may be alternative suggestions.  There are 23 children in our class.

Google Classroom & E-Learning Days 

In the event of an emergency closing (snow day, emergency day, etc.) students will be expected to log into Google Classroom at home and find assignments from me. I will have them assigned by 8:30 am and students are required to complete the work and send it back to me on Google Classroom if possible. This is required by the Archdiocese of Chicago in order to count the day as a “learning day”. Students use their SCA gmail address to log on and they will find assignments related to coursework in Google Classroom. On these days, I will be available by email during normal school hours if questions arise. In the case of internet going out, a Remind message or email from a parent will be a valid reason not to complete the work until returning to school.

Grading Policy:

Grading Scale:

  • A  -  93 - 100%
  • B  -  85 - 92%
  • C  -  77 - 84%
  • D  -  69 - 76%
  • F  -     0 - 68%

Grades are posted on PowerSchool.  Extra credit work may be assigned at the end of the trimester in order to bring a grade within a D range.  Extra credit work will not be an option for grades falling within the B or C range. Extra credit/bonus points are often given in class.
**PLEASE NOTE: Extra credit will only be given to students that come to me for it. I will not seek out students to give extra credit. It will also only be given to students that have completed assignments on time, if they have late assignments that could be why they have a D or an F. 

Any failing tests will require a parent signature. 

Homework will be counted as a grade for SOME assignments. All assignments must be completed on time in order to receive full credit.  Late assignments will lose a point for each day late.
Late homework will result in an "oops" slip. Students must have the note signed by a parent/guardian and return it with the completed assignment the following day. 

Beginning after Winter Break, when a student forgets a name on a paper and turns it in, they will lose one point on the assignment. Students know this consequence and have been informed of this since the beginning of the school year. They receive many reminders when turning something in to make sure names are on the papers. If they choose to still turn it in without a name, they will lose one point. 

Links  Choose the green book. Choose the correct chapter for quizzes to prepare for the test in class. 

Consequences for Negative Behavior

1st-Reflection sheet  [Please keep in mind this is given after other measures have been tried, such as redirection, proximity, student-teacher conference, etc.]

2nd- Intervention with teacher + reflection sheet

3rd- Intervention with teacher and others involved + reflection sheet + call to parents 

4th- Mrs. Kehoe or Ms. Owens intervention + meeting with parents

If a behavior persists, parents will be contacted and we will all work together to decide what is best for the student depending on the situation. 

Unfinished Work:  This is work not completed in class, usually because of poor time management skills.  Enough class time is given for the average student to finish the assignment and accommodations are already made for students that usually need extra time.  If you are seeing multiple subjects being done as homework, your child is probably having difficulty getting started on a task, staying focused, or using free time wisely. If this continues to be an issue, please contact me so we can figure out a better way to handle it.

Test Review:  Students know of tests in advance.  They are usually given a study guide or review so they know what concepts to focus on for the test. There is never a surprise, the students always know when a test is coming and what concepts/skills will be assessed.

**Scholastic Class Code: TM2QC