MESSAGE TO MILLIKAN PARENTS

MESSAGE TO MILLIKAN PARENTS:
WE ARE NOW BEGINING A NEW SEMESTER.
THIS IS A CLEAN SLATE.
THIS WILL BE YOUR CHILD'S FIRST STEPS TOWARD HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE/AND CAREER.
BEGINNING WITH LATE WORK....."I DON'T LIKE TO RECEIVE LATE WORK."
LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED EXCEPT IN THE FOLLOWING SITUATIONS:
1. ABSENCE DUE TO ILLNESS (WITH A NOTE FROM THE OFFICE)
2. A PERMIT TO SERVE APPROVED BY THE TEACHER AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE.
3. AN ARRAINGEMENT WITH A PARENT (AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE)FOR OUT OF
SCHOOL WORK, FAMILY EMERGENCY, ETC...
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHILD
IS KEEPING UP WITH ALL CLASS WORK AND HOMEWORK.
I HAVE HAD TO RESORT TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BECAUSE MY CALLS (BOTH LIVE AND
AUTOMATIC) ARE NOT GETTING THE MESSAGE THROUGH.
ALL STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE EVERY ASSIGNMENT "ON TIME" AND TO "THE BEST OF
THEIR ABILITIES" TO RECIEVE FULL CREDIT AND BENEFIT FROM THEIR SCHOOL
EXPERIENCE.
PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS CHARGED ALL TEACHERS AND PARENTS WITH THE JOB OF MAKING
ALL AMERICAN STUDENTS THE BEST IN THE WORLD. I, AS THEIR TEACHER, WILL DO MY
BEST.....WILL YOU DO YOUR BEST?
IT IS NOW TIME FOR YOU TO DO YOUR PART!
READ YOUR CHILD'S AGENDA (IF NOT EVERY DAY) AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK!
ASK YOUR CHILD ABOUT THE ASSIGNMENTS AND LESSONS WRITTEN THERE.
LOOK AT THIS WEBSITE AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK!
ASK YOUR CHILD THE DEFINITIONS OF THE VOCABULARY WORDS.
PLEASE, DO NOT WAIT FOR THE LAST MINUTE AND ASK THE TEACHER TO ACCEPT LATE
WORK AS "MAKE-UP WORK. THAT IS NOT THE POINT OF THE HOMEWORK THAT WILL BE 
ASSIGNED. HOMEWORK REENFORCES THE DAYS' LESSONS.
HOMEWORK (AND OTHER ASSIGNMENTS) ARE NOT DESIGNED TO BE "MADE UP."
HOMEWORK IS (INDEPENDENT PRACTICE OF CLASSROOM LESSONS). IT MUST BE DONE
CORRECTLY AND RETURNED IN "ON TIME!"
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL AT:
dberaru@lausd.net
TELEPHONE MESSAGES WILL TAKE MUCH LONGER FOR ME TO RETURN THEM TO YOU.
THANK YOU,
MR. BERARU