Principal, Theresa Rose
The specialist teachers welcome everyone to a new school year at Barbara Bush Elementary! We hope you had a wonderful summer and your children are looking forward to exciting learning experiences in our Art, Drama, Music, Physical Education, Library, and Technology classes.
In order for children to enjoy our classes, they need to be prepared. Wearing appropriate footwear for physical education, and returning library books are just some of the ways the students can be prepared. Another way is by bringing great attitudes and behavior.
The specialists use a unified grading system. Expectations will be clearly explained to all students, and failure to comply with the rules may result in a Red Card being sent home. The Red Card will explain the infraction. The card requires a parent signature and must be returned to the specialist the next school day.
Student participation in Specialists’ classes is just as important as their conduct. If a student has a poor attitude, needs frequent redirection, or does not participate to their fullest ability, that behavior does not meet the Specialists’ requirements for a grade of an “E”. Students can earn a grade of an “S” without a Red Card. An “S” means satisfactory. Students who receive an “S” have average participation and conduct.
Red Cards may be given after other modifications have been tried and there has been no improvement. The Specialists’ recommended nine-week period grading system is as follows:
One red card --“S”
Two red cards -- “N”
Three or more red cards --“U”
Red cards may prevent students from participating in the after school programs such as sports teams, drama club, chorus, art, technology, and Name That Book.
We expect students to behave appropriately and act respectfully, so they can be successful in all areas. We look forward to a great year. Thank you for your support.
Linda Buza, Ed.D. Rhea Rodiek Abby Fogelson
Art Music Technology
Erin Pham Barbie Miller Eileen Miles
Physical Education Library Drama