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    Welcome Students and Parents!!
    Teacher Name:  Susan Slaton
    School Email Address: susan.slaton@henry.k12.ga.us
    Subjects I Teach: Elementary School Subjects

    The OWL Binder and Agenda

    In 3rd grade we will be using an "O.W.L." Folder/Binder. (Organized While Learning).  This binder will provide information and student work to help inform you as parents and allow you to see some of the great things we are doing in class.  This binder should be kept clean, shown to you and emptied each night, and returned with your child each day to school.  Inside this binder will be your child's agenda.  Behavior points and additional notes (as needed) will be written in your child's agenda each day.  It is the student's responsibility to write down homework in their agenda each day.  Please be sure to check and initial your child's agenda each day to verify that you have checked their binder and viewed their behavior points for the day. 


     The Thursday Folder

    Students will receive a Thursday folder every week that will contain important information from New Hope and myself.  Please be sure to empty the contents of this folder and return any papers that need to be signed with the folder on Friday morning.  

    As we approach this new school year, here are some helpful ways to help your child be successful in 3rd grade: 

    • Get a good night's rest!  To maximize their learning potential, please encourage them to go to bed early.  
    • Provide a healthy snack for your child.  If you would like to provide a snack for your child each day, please be sure it is not a messy snack (preferrably a healthy one too).  We will have a "working snack time" in the morning before lunch time.  Therefore, all snacks must be "neat" snacks (not messy), may not be something they eat with utensils, contain juices or liquid, and should not contain peanut butter (due to food allergies in the classroom).  Students may bring in a waterbottle, but it must be clear or see through plastic only.  Water will only be permitted in the classroom throught the school day (additional flavored packets may not be added).  If your child prefers another type of beverage, they may store it in their lunch box/bag to bring with them to lunch.  Please note that the school does not provide snacks at this time. 
    • Come prepared! Students should come prepared daily with all needed supplies and materials ready to learn and participate.  This includes their OWL binder (with agenda signed).  Please return all forms and/or money as soon as possible when these item requests are sent home.
        "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go."
    Dr. Seuss