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Frequently Asked Questions

May I eat lunch with my child

You are welcome to eat lunch with your child any day of the week. Please check our Daily Schedule tab on the website to know our lunch time.  You may bring outside food in or you may eat a school lunch with your child. If you would like to eat a school lunch please let me know before 8:45am that day. If you are bringing in outside food your child will just let me know that they are not eating a school lunch that day. I look forward to seeing you when you are able to come in.

May I bring in birthday treats for my child's birthday?

 Birthday cookies allowed.  No cupcakes as they are too messy and time consuming.  Please send birthday cookies to school in the morning with your child and no treat bags.  Sometime throughout the day, we will celebrate your child’s birthday that is best for getting all academics in for the day.  Thanks again for getting ahold of me in advance when planning or sending in treats.

*****Just a friendly reminder – school policy is:  Please do NOT send birthday party invitations to school unless the entire class or all boys or all girls are invited!  Please refer to the 2nd grade class directory when needing to contact parents.

May my child bring a snack to school?

Yes, your child may bring a snack to eat during our recess time. Please make sure it is something healthy, easily opened and can be eaten by your child during the recess period. They are responsible to throw away their trash from snack.

What if my child needs to miss school for an appointment?

We understand some offices do not accommodate school hours. Please try and set your child's appointment up as early in the day as possible or as late in the day as possible so that they miss only a little of the school day. Please let our office know AND myself for attendance purposes and makeup work.  OFFICE CONTACTS: drogers@goddardusd.com and vcole@goddardusd.com   Thank you!

How important is the Nightly Reading Assignment?

Reading EVERY NIGHT can make or break your child's learning curve when it comes to daily practice. If they are not a strong reader this is the BEST WAY to provide a great foundation for them. With daily practice comes future fluency and a knowledge of more words. Knowledge of more words means faster reading and spring boarding to higher level books. If your child is a strong reader, then have them in higher level books and growth in new vocabulary words.

What is Encore Recess?

This recess is the second free time of our day. Your child has this recess available to them as long as their daily work has been completed. If your child does not complete their daily work because of the way they spend their work time then this recess allows them to catch up their work. When their work is done they can leave the encore work room and join their class during the second recess time.

Are there any tips on practicing spelling words?

I would suggest going over the words on Monday to see which words your child may struggle with. If they don't know how to spell any of the words that is okay because you are starting on Monday to check. Find familiar rhymes in the words and study them in that order. For example at, then do all the at like words....hat, cat, fat. Point out to your child what changes. Use a different color or highlight the part that changes.  Writing the words down is important because that's how I will test them. Please make sure they are using lower case letters when writing. Keep practicing the rest of the days of the week a few words at a time. Don't hesitate to ask me if your child seems to be struggling and we will go over some additional ways to help out! :)

Why practice Math Flash Cards?

Practicing and knowing basic math facts in addition and subtraction is vital. All other math will come so much easier to them if they know their math facts quickly. They will quit relying on counting forward or backward and just KNOW basic facts. Practice will work! Find fun ways to celebrate reaching a math goal you set together. THANK YOU for supporting and helping your child become proud of their math skills!

Is there a Show and Tell Time?

There is not a group show and tell time for our class. We will have STAR STUDENT time each week until every student has been a "STAR STUDENT"! Your child will have a family picture board displayed in the classroom to share on their week and one show and tell item. They will get a show and tell sheet and backpack to fill and bring back to school on their week.