The Intermediate Times

The Intermediate Times
Dear Parents/Guardians, The school year is off to a great start. Students have settled into their new classes and routines well. Thanks to all of you that were able to attend our Open House last week. It was great to have so many families visiting our classrooms and meeting our staff. As the fall weather arrives, please remind your children to not only wear a jacket on these cool mornings, but to pick them up off the playground and bring them home. We have many items already collecting in our lost and found that is located in the cafeteria. Next Friday, October 8th, we will be having an Early Emergency Release Drill. This means that the children will all be dismissed from school fifteen minutes earlier. This should have your children arriving home earlier, don’t forget to make arrangements if necessary. We will not have school on Monday, October 11th, in celebration of Columbus Day. Remember to look for the Friday Folders each week that will be coming home with your child. There will be work they have done as well as important information we would like to share with you. We will be starting the “Word of the Month” in October. The first word will be Heroism with the focus on the character traits of Courage and Bravery even at difficult times. Each class will have a writing lesson in regards to being a hero. It will be focused on a hero in the student’s life. One piece from each class will be read on the news by the author; a few will be read at the assembly (one from each grade level) in November. Sincerely, Peggy Kucko
[email protected] 763‐1254 Upcoming Important Dates
Friday, October 8th – District Early Dismissal Drill – Dismissal 3:00
Monday, October 11th – No School Columbus Day
Friday, October 15th – K-5 School Pictures
Thursday, October 28th – Student of the Month Assembly @ 2:30.
Important reminders for parents/guardians
From the Attendance Office: Please call the main office every day your
child is absent or tardy. The phone number to call is 763-1254. When your
child returns to school, please have them bring a note from you explaining
the reason they were absent. There are forms available for this purpose on
the Johnson City School District homepage (
Parent Pick-up: Please notify the office in writing if you will be picking up
your child at dismissal. If an emergency occurs, please notify the
Intermediate Office by 2:30 if you will be picking your child up. This helps
to alleviate confusion at the end of the day. Your child may only be released
to a person that you listed on the emergency information sheet. Unless
prior arrangements are made with the Transportation Department (763-1249),
your child may NOT take a different bus home.
Late Bus: Students will be able to stay and get extra help on Mondays,
Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Students will be provided transportation home if
needed at 3:50. If the student has not been picked up by a parent by the
time the late bus arrives, the student will be put on the late bus to go home.
Cell phone and technology device reminder: Please remember that cell
phones are not allowed to be used in school for any reason. Game boys,
Nintendo Ds, and MP3 players for example, are expensive items that are not
allowed to be played with during school hours. If your child takes one to
have on the bus, please talk to them about keeping it in a safe place. We
cannot be responsible if they are lost or misplaced.
Home & School Connection
The school year is off to a great start and although it is only October there are
community programs that I want to inform you of. I know it is early, but the
Holidays are around the corner and I don’t want anyone to miss out on the
available assistance being offered.
Thanksgiving and Christmas Basket Sign-ups
October 18th, 19th & 20th ( Mon. Tues & Wed )
Noon to 6PM
St Mary’s Recreation Center on Hawley Street
( Between Fayette and Jay Streets)
Bring ID for all in household and proof of address
Thanksgiving Baskets - Sign up with Catholic Charities
Christmas Baskets - Sign up with Salvation Army. Families with children only.
Christmas Gifts for children
- For children 12 and younger, please sign up with Salvation Army
- For teens 13 to 17, please sign up with Catholic Charities
Toys for Tots ( children 12 and younger ) Sign-ups begin on November 29th through
December 18th ( Monday - Saturday 8AM - Noon and 1PM - 4PM ). Birth certificates needed
for each child. Parent or legal guardian ( with court papers ) can apply. Location not set yet.
Watch local paper for location around Thanksgiving or call First Call for Help at 729-9100.
Endicott Thanksgiving Basket
Oct 18th and Oct 20th
9AM - 2:30PM
Catholic Charities will hold sign-ups at
Mother Teresa’s Cupboard
202 Garfield Ave
Bring ID for all in household and
proof of address.
Next month I will provide the information regarding various Holiday Meals being offered
throughout the community. If I become aware of any additional programs prior to the November
newsletter I will send out individual flyers with the students.
I am always available if you have any individual concerns that I can assist with.
Classroom Lessons
Respect and responsibility
During the Month of September every classroom received lessons on
The Code of Conduct. We discussed the Responsibilities the student
have to be learners and explored strategies to assist them in having a
successful school year.
Word of the Month
The word of the month for October is Heroism. We will be
discussing the Character Traits of Courage and Bravery at difficult
I hope everyone has had a great start to the new school year. If I can
be of assistance please contact me at 763-1254. I am looking forward to
a great year with your children.
Mrs. Linfoot
School Social Worker
Johnson City Intermediate School
October 2010
Week 5
Week 6
No school— Columbus Day 12
Week 7
18 Day 3
Week 8
26 Day 3
Week 9
Day 6
Day 2
Day 1
Day 5
Day 4
Day 2
Day 6
Day 3
14 Day 1
Day 5
Day 6
Day 4
28 Day 5
Student of
The Month
Assembly @
Day 5
8 Day 4
Early Dismissal Drill 9
15 Day 2
K‐5 School Pictures 16
22 Day 1
Day 6
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