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Ms. Damos
Fourth Grade
2015-2016
Contact Information
 ddamos@wpusd.k12.ca.us
 1561 Joiner Pkwy., Lincoln, CA 95648
 916-434-5255
 Please feel free to email me anytime. This is the best way
to reach me. I can also be reached at the school’s phone
number above and will return your calls within 24 hours.
Website
 http://fres.wpusd.k12.ca.us/subsites/Daisy-Damos
 I am also the site tech trainer for FRE.
About Me
 I grew up in Sonora, CA .
 I have two children. Maddy is in 10th Grade, and Jesse is a senior
in high school.
 I have a Masters in Education, a Supplemental Authorization in
Technology and an Administrator Credential
 I have been teaching for 10 years. I have taught 4th, 5th, 6th and
7th , and 8th grade. I am delighted to be teaching 4th grade this
year at FRE! 
Absent Procedures
 Students have 24 hours after, for each day missed, to
complete missed assignments.
 When students return to school, they can write their
missed assignments in their agenda and turn it in the
following day.
 As a courtesy, one of my students will collect assignments
missed that day and put them into an absent folder. At the
end of the day, we will call you to let you know your child’s
work is in the office. If we do not call you, your work will
still be in the office at 2:40.
Attendance
 Attendance is taken via the computer by 8:20. If you child
comes on campus after 8:15, they must get a tardy slip
and check in with the office.
 If school lunch is needed, they must tell the attendance
clerk.
Accelerated Reader
 Accelerated Reader is a program that helps
students to monitor their success in reading.
Students should take a quiz every time they finish
a book. This will aid in their reading
comprehension. Students can take quizzes on
books that they read at school during AR time.
 When goals are reached, we will have an AR party
at the end of the trimester.
Behavior Policy
 Class & School Expectations
 Be Respectful
 Be Responsible
 Be Safe
 If students are not following the expectations,
they will:
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#1 – Warning
#2 – Refocus
#3 – RDR
#4 – Citation
Field Trips
 Fourth graders will be having two field trips this year.
 We will go to Empire Mine and one other either Coloma or
Old Sac in the spring.
Grading & Report Card
 We have a new report card this year. In fourth grade, students will be assigned
a letter grade based on California Common Core State Standards.
 Soon, I will be using Jupiter Ed, which is an online program that allows you to
view your child’s grades and assignments online. More information to come.
Grade
Achievement
Proficiency Level
A
90%-100%
Meets or Exceeds Grade Level
Standards
B
80%-89%
Meets or Exceeds Grade Level
Standards
C
70%-79%
Progressing Towards Grade Level
Standards
D
60%-69%
Progressing Towards Grade Level
Standards
F
0-59%
Below Grade Level Standards
Social Studies
 4th Graders will be learning about the land of California,
early people of California, early history to statehood,
growth and development since 1850, and the California
government.
Music
 Music is taught by Mrs. Azar.
 Her website and information can be found online.
Homework
 There will be homework every weekday except Friday.
 To teach responsibility, fourth graders will write assignments in their
agenda. Time will be given in class to start homework assignments;
however, any unfinished assignment will need to be completed at
home.
 All students need to be spending time reading at night. When
assigning AR goals, I included 30 minutes of reading at home. Please
make sure your child is reading every night.
 Progress reports are due, signed by the parent/guardian, on Monday
morning. If I send you an electronic progress report, you do not need
to sign it.
Science
 The 4th grade science is taught by Mrs. Curry.
 The curriculum is Foss publishers. It has a wonderful hands
on activities to engage your child.
 You can find their contact information on our school
website.
Language Arts
 District adopted several novels that I will be teaching from this
year. They include, but are not limited to, Island of the Blue
Dolphins, By the Great Horn Spoon, Esperanza Rising, and
several more.
 These novels include exciting stories which we will work for
several weeks.
 Spelling tests, vocabulary tests, and comprehension tests
accompany each story.
 For computer time, I will teach students how to use Google
Docs so that they can save their papers online and access them
at home.
Envision Math
 4th graders will be learning about
 Envision Workbook- The reteach will be given as class
work, and the practice page will be given as homework
each night. Students will also use the textbook for
homework.
 Math tests and quizzes will be given out as summative and
formative assessments. If students do not score above a
70%, they will be allowed to complete a test redo.
Physical Education
 Students will have P.E. twice a week on Monday and
Friday.
 Students need to have running shoes on those two days. If
students do not have the proper shoes, they will not be
allowed to participate and they will receive a zero for the
day.
Conferences/ Report Cards
 Report cards are issued mid-November, beginning of March,
and the last day of school.
 Conferences will be held in November. If your son or daughter is
passing all subjects, conferences will not be mandatory. If your
son or daughter is not passing, then I will let you know that I
need to have a mandatory conference.
 I am happy to meet with you anytime throughout the school
year. Please contact me to set up an appointment.
 In addition, I also send home weekly progress reports. This will
need to be signed by you and returned to school on Monday.
Volunteers
 Parents are encouraged to volunteer. There are a
variety of ways to get involved in the classroom and
the school. If you are interested in volunteering,
please fill out a volunteer form and packet. Volunteer
packets are located in the office.
 To volunteer, you need to have a TB test on file with
the office. To go on fieldtrips and the bus, you must
also have live scan fingerprints on file with the office.
The TB test is good for 4 years, and the live scan is
good as long as your child is at this school. It is a good
idea to get them done. Thank you!
Spelling
 Pretest on Monday
If your son or daughter gets 100%, then they do not
need to take the final test on Friday.
 The number of spelling words your son
or daughter will have depends on
the vocabulary words.
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
and Thursday, students will have
spelling homework.
 Final Test on Friday
Library
 Tuesday is our library day.
 Your child may check out one book at a time.
 He/she must bring back his/her library book every Tuesday
and either return or renew them.
 If your student finishes the book before then, he/she can
return it at any time.
Book Orders
 Once a month book orders will come home.
 If you order online, the class will receive a free book. You are
able to create your own log-in and password this year using our
class activation code (www.scholastic.com/bookclubs - L7L6C).
 If you turn your order into me, please make your check out to
scholastic.
 It usually takes two weeks to deliver from the day the order is
submitted.
Birthdays
 You are welcome to send in a treat for your child’s
birthday.
 If your child’s birthday falls on a break, they can celebrate
it when they return to school. We will celebrate all summer
birthday’s during the last week of school.
Spirit Days
 Spirit Days are every Friday. To show our spirit we wear
burgundy and grey. School t-shirts are the easiest way to
do this.
 There will also be special themed days throughout the
school year.
Tentative Daily Schedule
MONDAY
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
8:15- 9:00
Science
9:00-10:00
Math
8:15- 10:00
Math
10:15—10:50
Library
8:15- 9:00
Science
8:30-10:00
Math
8:15- 9:10
Math
10:15-11:15
Language Arts
8:15- 9:00
Science
9:00-10:00
Math
10:15--12:00
Language Arts
10:50--12:00
Language Arts
10:15--12:00
Language Arts
11:15-12:00
Music
10:15-1-12:00
Language Arts
12:00-12:40
Lunch
12:00-12:50
Lunch
12:50-1:30 AR
12:00-12:50
Lunch
12:50-1:30 AR
12:00-12:50
Lunch
12:50-1:30 AR
12:00-12:50
Lunch
12:50-1:30 AR
12:50-1:40
P.E.
1:30-2:40
Social Studies
1:30-2:15
Social Studies
1:30-2:00
Social Studies
1:30-1:50
Social Studies
2:15- 2:40
Computers
2:00- 2:40
Art
1:50-2:40
P.E.
Wish List
We sincerely appreciate any donations. If you have
items around the house that are not being used, or
have too many of, we would love to have them.
Such as:
* Reams of printer/copy paper (Lots Please)
* Color Paper and Lined Paper
* Prizes for the Raffle
* Kleenex
* Disinfecting wipes
* Books
Thank you for coming!
I look forward to a great year full
of fun and learning.
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