Upper Elementary

Teachers - Jackie Presson

Welcome to 6th grade in Room 110!!!


Dear Parents/Guardians:


You are a valuable part of your child’s education. Communication between home and school is a wonderful component to your child’s success in school. I look forward to being apart of your child’s education at Oakridge Upper Elementary. My goal is for each 4th grader to reach their personal learning goals and have a very successful year. The information listed below will help provide an overall description of room 8 procedures.


I.     Student Planners (Assignment Books)

 The Student Planner has been designed (and provided by the school) to help your child organize their work, and gain greater responsibilities as a learner. They are also very helpful to parents so you can see what your child is learning in school and when homework is due. ***Homework will always be circled.***


  • Students will record the agenda from the whiteboard into their Student Planers on a daily basis.
  • Students should write in the activity and/or assignment for each class. Parents are encouraged to look at and sign their child’s student planners on a daily basis. Homework will be circled in their subject areas, completed work will be checked off.
  • If a student continuously forgets his/her planner, and/or it is not signed, they may have to stay in at recess time.
  • Student planners should be brought to and from school every day.


II.  Student Friday Folders

The Student Friday Folder has been designed to provide weekly communication to parents on their child, parent communication to and from the teacher, and will enclose their weekly assignments to review with your child to gain better understanding of what they are learning in school.


·         Each Friday the student will take his or her Friday Folder home. It is due back the following Monday.

·         Friday Folders will have the students’ work from the week, lunch slip, and various other communications from the school.  


III.  Homework Plan: 

The 4th grade homework policy is that any assignment that is turned in late is subject to a reduced grade. Assignments that are more than a week late may not be accepted, and could result in a zero. Students with missing assignments may have to stay in during recess for study hall to complete the work. I hope this doesn’t happen often. If there is a problem with continuous late work, you will be notified right away.



IV. Snacks/Birthdays/Holiday Celebrations:

Please send a healthy snack for your child to eat during Teacher Read time. It needs to be something that they can keep in their lockers until Teacher Read without spoiling. I encourage students to bring a water bottle from home. Water and healthy snacks provide fuel for the brain. Your child is discouraged from bringing in soda, candy bars, or any other unhealthy snack.


Birthday treats may be brought in for the whole class to enjoy. This is the family’s choice. If your family doesn’t celebrate birthdays, please let me know. It is not my intention to upset a child.


Holiday celebrations will occur in room 8 for the following holidays: Halloween, Christmas, and Valentines Day. Each child will be assigned to a committee. The committee will plan the party and provide the necessary food.


            Halloween: Students whose numbers range from 1-9


            Christmas: Students whose numbers range from 10-17


            Valentine’s Day: Students whose numbers range from 18-26


V. Attendance:

If your child will be absent from school, please call the main office @ 788-7500, and have them excused. If you know in advance that your child will be out of school, I will try to get their assignments together ahead of time. Please try to allow me 24 hours notice so I am able to explain the assignments to your child. Attendance is critical to your child’s success in school. We are learning new concepts every day. I do realize emergencies come up. This is where communication is critical so I can do everything possible to support you and your child’s efforts for success.


VI. Discipline:

 Respect is our central theme in room 8. Students will need to respect others, property, and any adults in the building, and MOST OF ALL THEMSELVES. Those choosing not to follow the rules will be given one warning depending on the severity of the situation. If a child continues to break classroom rules, consequences such as loss of recess, calls home, office referrals, and restorative measures will follow.



  1. Be Respectful
  2. Be Responsible
  3. Be Safe
  4. Be the Best You Can Be

VII. Book Orders:

Reading opens up many opportunities for students. I will be placing book orders through Scholastic Books. On the back of the book order form, there will be a due date of when I need to receive all orders. Please make all checks payable to Scholastic Book Clubs. If ordering from more than one catalog, only one check is needed. Remember to allow at least 7 to 10 days for the books to come in after the order is placed. Books make great birthday and Christmas presents.


VIII. Lunch Money:

Lunch money is collected on Mondays. Please send your child’s money in an envelope with THEIR NAME, AMOUNT, AND ROOM NUMBER clearly marked on the outside. Also please do not put anything but lunch money in the envelope. If you have more than one child, you can combine them into one envelope; however, just remember to put the names of all children and room numbers on the outside. Otherwise, all the money will go into one account.


IX. Student Supply List

Ms. Nieboer has provided your child with many of the necessary school tools to begin the school year. Each teacher has very limited funding. Below is a list of items that we would love if you could donate:


 Post-It notes            Kleenex                     Clorox/Lysol Wipes      

 Expo Markers          Paper Towels           Plates & Napkins


Please don’t feel obligated to purchase these items; the above is a “wish list”.


X. Grading Scale:

93-100                       A                                 73-76              C

90-92                            A-                                70-72              C-

87-89                            B+                               67-69              D+

83-86                            B                                 63-66              D

80-82                            B-                                60-62              D-

77-79                            C+                               59 & below     F


I am looking forward to a very successful year with your child. I am very open to communication and any and all concerns you may have regarding your child. Always feel free to contact me at 788-7553, or e-mail me at jpresson@oakridgeschools.org.  Also, check out our classroom website for classroom updates and pictures. You can access this site by going to www.oakridgeschools.org and clicking on the upper elementary link, and then the Jackie Presson link.  All spelling lists will be available via the website.


Your partner in your child’s education,

Mrs. Presson


Last Modified on August 31, 2010