Frequently Asked Questions

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I am considering getting a tutor for my child. Can you recommend anyone?
If you go to Livonia Public Schools website then click on the "Parents" tab, then scroll down to "Tutor List", there is a list of qualified tutors in various subjects.

My child would like to celebrate his/her birthday with the class. Can we bring in a birthday treat?
Absolutely! Please be sure the treat is anything but food. Perhaps a book donation to the class, a pencil for each classmate, etc. 

Why does my child have homework?  

Daily math homework is part of our Everyday Mathematics program. The homework, or Homelink, is an integral part of the math program. It helps review and reinforce skills taught in class that day, as well as help build on upcoming skills. It also lets you know what your child is learning in class.
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The books sent home for reading homework are books we have read in class. Rereading helps develop fluency and comprehension. It allows you to see your child's reading growth too.

What temperature does it need to be for the students to remain inside for recess?      
Students will remain indoors when the temperature, with the wind chill, falls below 15 degrees Fahrenheit.  Please be sure your child is dressed for the appropriate weather.  Only in special circumstances may a student be excused from going outdoors.  A note from the parent is required at such times.  Extended requests must be accompanied by a doctor's note. (See also page 31 of the handbook.)  

What do I need to do if my child will be bringing lunch money to school?
Put it in a clear plastic baggy with your child's name clearly labelled on it.   
What if my child has lost something (gloves, hats, boots, etc.) at school?

Check the Lost and Found, located in the front hall. Please label everything your child brings to school to assist it getting returned more quickly.  
How late can I call you into the evening and how early in the morning?
Please call before 9:00 pm in the evenings or after 7:00 am in the mornings. If you get my voice mail, it helps if you leave a detailed message. Also let me know a good time to call you back.
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On these colder days, is it alright if my child keeps a sweater or sweatshirt at school to wear in the classroom?
The room is a bit on the cooler side. I encourage students to keep a sweater or sweatshirt in their locker in case they are cold in the classroom.  

What are the items on the suggested supply list?
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Ziploc baggies--sandwich and gallon
  • 3 boxes of tissues