Important Classroom Information

An open line of communication between the teacher and parent/guardian is extremely important and welcomed.  The best way for communication is to view your child's homework folder and homework book every night.  Please feel free to email me (NCongro5569@sscmweb.org) or write a note (please place in your child's homework folder) and I will contact you within 24 hours.  

  • Student's Special schedule is as follows: Mondays-computer and gym, Tuesdays-band day, music and language lab, Wednesdays-library/Latin and language lab, Thursdays-double art period and Fridays-gym and library/Latin. 
  • Morning prayers and the pledge will begin at 8:20 and all students need to be unpacked and ready to go over homework by this time.   Please make sure your child arrives on time. Also, please provide a dismissal note if your child's regular dismissal routine will change for a particular day.  No parent/guardian can call after 1:45 if their child's dismissal routine will need to change. Walkers are dismissed on the Half Hollow Road side of the school building. 
  • Snack is needed every day.  Lunch is from 12:00-1:00.  The 5th grade will eat first and then will have recess.  Each month, a new monthly lunch order form will be sent home. Lunch passes will no longer be given out.  Please make sure your child has lunch everyday or has ordered or has money to purchase lunch.  No glass bottled drinks are allowed in both the classroom and cafeteria. 
  • Safety of all students is my number one priority. There are students in our class with a severe peanuts/tree nuts allergy.  Please be mindful of this when sending in snack or birthday treats.  
  • If your child is absent, please send in a note. If I do not receive a note, the absent will be marked illegal. Also, if your child is a walker for a particular day, a note is needed. 
  • Please make sure your child has snack every day including on early dismissal days.  We will be having a work snack each day.
  • Report cards and Iowas scores will be sent home on Thursday, 12/6.  
  • Report card conferences, 12/7: if you would like to meet with me to discuss your child’s academic and social performance, you can come to room 205 between the hours of 3-7.  
  • 12 pm dismissal is 12/21. 
  • Christmas recess is from 12/24-1/1. Happy Holidays to all families.