Welcome to Mrs. Littman`s Class

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Welcome to
Ms. Izquierdo and
Ms. Littman’s Classes
Open House 2012-2013
School Year
I strongly recommend that
you have a laptop or
desktop computer at your
house that can access the
internet on a daily basis.
Your smart phone does
NOT count as a computer.
Mrs. Izquierdo
Mrs. Littman
•Room 84
•Room 82
•Math
•Language Arts
•Science
•Reading
•Social Studies
Attendance
• Be on time
• We start right at 8:35 am
• Remember when they leave early
they are either missing MATH or
READING
Parent Portal
• The parent portal contains information
regarding the MDCPS and your child.
• Most importantly this is where you find
the gradebook!
• Access to the parent portal requires you
to set up an account.
• You need the PIV number which you can
obtain by going to the main office with a
photo ID and requesting it. You also need
your child’s student ID number which can
be found on their report card.
1. Type
www.dadeschools.net
Parent Portal
2. Click on
Parents
Gradebook
To see any missing
assignments click on the
arrow to “missing
assignments” and then
click get report
Click on the
grades to see
the assignment
information
Grades/Gradebook
• Grades are entered into
the gradebook about
once a week.
• Grades are shared with
the students once the
papers are graded.
Grades/ Gradebook con’t
• Please check your child’s grades through
the parent portal.
• If you child is absent it is THEIR
responsibility to get the make up work.
• Missing assignments can be seen on the
gradebook in the parent portal. We will
not be reminding students of their missing
work.
• Missing assignments appear as a Z in the
gradebook and count as a F.
Grading Scale
• The grading scale is set by MDCPS
and can be found in the parent
handbook.
• It is as follows:
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A=100%-90% 4.0-3.5
B=89%-80%
3.49-2.5
C=79%-70%
2.49-1.5
D=69%-60%
1.49-1.0
F=59% and below .99 and below
HONOR ROLL
• Honor Roll criteria is set by MDCPS.
• Principal’s Honor Roll is All A’s, 1’s
and A’s in conduct
• Silver Honor Roll is an overall average
of 3.60-3.99 with all A’s and B’s and
1’s and 2’s with conduct 3.0 or higher.
• Bronze Honor Roll is an overall with
all A’s and B’s and 1’s and 2’s with
conduct 3.5-3.59.
Schedules
• Your child has a copy of their
schedule in their home learning
folder
Home Learning
• 30 minutes reading every day, (3 nights
a week must be Reading Plus)!
• Practice multiplication facts EVERY night
for at least 10 minutes
• Mon. Tue. Ms. Izquierdo will give the Home
Learning.
• Wed. Thurs. & Fri. Ms. Littman will give
the Home Learning.
• Please check over your child’s Home
Learning as it reflects what is being
taught in class.
FCAT and Mandatory
Retentions
• FCAT given in April 2013
• There are 3 ways to pass during the year:
• FCAT SSS Reading level 2 or higher
• Portfolio Passages done in class
• Additional assessment done in May for
those who score level 1 on FCAT reading
Possibly: Summer school will be offered for
those who do not pass ANY of the above
• Students must attend all of summer school (usually 4 weeks,
half day)
• A test will be given at the end of summer school to be promoted
to 4th grade before school starts in the fall
Weekly FCAT Practice
• Every Wednesday is FCAT practice
day.
• These practices will be counted
towards their reading grade
• 32 weeks of practice before FCAT
FCAT Reading Task Cards
These are in your child’s home learning folder.
•Required 3 times a week
(replaces the 30 minute reading)
•Increase reading fluency and
comprehension
•Must be done on the computer
•Directions are on the JDG
website under Izquierdo/ Littman
website
www.readingplus.com/users
First run a
requirement
check on your
computer and
update any
programs
necessary. Be
sure to turn off
the pop up
blocker.
Go to the school website
http://jdgordon.dadeschools.net
Click on
parents
Click on teacher
sites
PTA &
JDG FACEBOOK
• PTA membership is $7.00
• JDG has a facebook page with up to
date information
Contact Information
• Email: [email protected]
[email protected]
• Email is the best way to reach us.
• Send a note with your child
• We will write back that same day provided your
child remembers to give us the note.
• School Phone: 305-234-4805
• This is probably the least effective way to reach
us. The school office staff will place a note in
our box and we will return your call within 48
hours.
Any Questions
Thank You for all your
support. We look
forward to a great year!
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