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    Parent Survival Guide 2023-2024

    Classroom Management

    My main strategy for classroom management this year is a classroom economy. This real-life system is based on rewards, consequences and privileges. Students will earn pretend money, called Star Bucks, for completing classroom jobs, good character, turning in completed assignments/homework, working hard, and following school/classroom rules. However, students may also have to pay fines as a consequence. Students will be able to spend their money at the School Store filled with goodies or pay for a classroom/school privilege. Through my classroom economy, students learn valuable life skills.

    For minor/major school infractions the Students’ Rights and Responsibilities Handbook will be followed.



    My first and most important goal when working with families is to establish frequent, positive communication. One way in which I will communicate is through the student’s homework packet cover sheet. It will contain the weeks' learning objectives, homework, class/school events and more.

    If you need to contact me regarding behavior or academics, please email me at lauren.jenkins@dvusd.org.  I check my email a few times a day. This is the best and fastest way to reach me, as the classroom phones do not ring through during school hours. If you would like to have a conference, please email me to schedule an appointment. We have morning and afternoon duties that make it hard for us to accommodate drop-ins.  Thank you for understanding that every minute with your children in class is valuable.



    Please start homework routines early in the year! Let your child know homework is an important activity. It reinforces concepts we are working on in school. Homework packets will be passed out at the end of the school day on Fridays and will be due the following Friday morning. Please also make sure your child is reading aloud to you every evening for at least 15 minutes.

    Thank you again for supporting your child’s learning experiences this year. If you should have any questions about homework assignments, please email me.


    Snack Breaks & Water Bottles

    Students will be given an opportunity to eat a small snack during recess. Please send easy to eat finger foods that do not require utensils. Examples include Goldfish crackers, grapes, fruit snacks, pretzels, etc… No candy or items including nuts are allowed. I also encourage students to bring a water bottle with their name on it. The bottle must only contain water and have a spill-proof lid.


    Breakfast and Lunch

    If you would like your child to purchase breakfast, they must report to the cafeteria in the morning at 8:30. Breakfast and lunch menus are available on our school website. To add money to your child's account, go to www.ezschoolpay.com. 



    Store-bought, nut-free birthday snacks are permitted again! Please email me in advance if you're sending in a treat.



    All volunteers and field trip chaperones need to be trained by the District. I will provide some date/time options at Curriculum Night.



    2nd Grade supply list: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pKASIxLYpLnIYJuyDkZrTZl2TRa3EffHlXL0NVwBwqk/edit?usp=sharing

Last Modified on July 29, 2023