• Back-to-School Night with Mrs. Nguyen Do                                         

    Email:  Chau_Nguyen@chino.k12.ca.us

    I use DOJO to send important information, please check periodically for messages.

    Chaparral website: http://chaparral.chino.k12.ca.us    (909) 606-4871




    Spirit Days - We try and wear California/United States of America themed shirts on Wednesdays! T-shirt Mart at 12931 Central Ave, Chino, CA 91710 has them 3 for $10!!!


    Tardy and Absences – Early is on time. Students who are tardy need to stop by the office and bring a tardy slip to the teacher.  If you would like to receive classwork and homework when your child is absent, please come to the classroom right after school.  The work will be on their desk. Students are required to make up all classwork and homework. They have one day for each day they are absent.

    Tests missed during an absence must be made up during computer lab, library or Free Choice time.  It is the student’s responsibility to turn in classwork and homework and make test arrangements with the teacher.  Work that is not made up will receive a zero and student will lose the privilege of attending special activities.


    Absences need to be reported to the office on the day the student is absent.

    Please make sure your child attends school each day, make illness the only excuse to miss class time.  It is very difficult to make up, catch up and keep up with the curriculum if they miss school. Go for perfect attendance!


    Curriculum: We have an incredible about of information to learn this year! We will focus on the Common Core Standards.


    Academics:  http://www.cde.ca.gov


    It is essential that your child understand how to do their math facts, please practice every day.  This includes addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts.


    Students need to bring their homework and agenda every day. Keep a set of supplies at home to do work in a quiet place.

    I provide ONE COPY of each assignment to students, if they lose it, they will be fined class money. It is their responsibility to let me know to facilitate their learning.

    Grades are determined according to CVUSD policy.  We are using a standards-based grading system: 100% = 4, 75%-99% = 3, 50%-74% = 2, Less than 50% =1

    Please refer to the handout provided by the District for details.


    Graded Work: I will send home graded assignments every 1-2 weeks.   Please go over the assignments with your child, review the concepts and practice anything that was not mastered.   If there are any questions or concerns, please send a note with the assignment and I will look it over and get back to you.

    Homework is assigned nightly.  (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays)

    Read a book of interest that is at your reading level and keep a reading log. It will be designed to reinforce what was learned in class that day.  Students need to write in their agenda daily and take home textbooks and handouts to master concepts. Students who do not return homework will lose class privileges.  Please check your child’s agenda daily for details about assignments.


    Late work will be fined. My expectation is for students to get the work done because the learning is for them. It will be stamped with the date received. Several late assignments will require a conference to discuss time management and the situation to get work in on time. The student will work with the teacher and parent to create a plan.


    Classroom Parties:  We are allowed a Literacy Day party, Winter Break party, Valentine’s Day party and an End of the Year party.  Our class can also earn additional rewards by filling a bottle with paper balls. Paper balls are awarded when the class has perfect attendance with no tardies each day and fantastic behavior.


    It’s Your Birthday Program: It may be celebrated by bringing a small goodie bag for each child or give the gift of pencils.  Food? Aim for healthy options. We will sing “Happy Birthday!” The student gets to wear an animal crown, be the line leader for the day, and we take a photo of all the birthday babies at the end of the month.


    Behavior Policy: Respect for ourselves and others is the foundation for success.

    Classroom Rules based on the 8 foundation beliefs of success: Integrity, Self-Discipline, Perseverance, Compassion, Respect, Honesty, Responsibility, and Resiliency.     

    *Attend to the golden rule

    *Pay attention and focus on learning

    *Respect yourself, others, our school, and community

    *Work quietly and diligently

    *Complete all assignments to grade level standards and turn them in on time

    *Listen and follow directions

    *Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself

    *Raise your hand and wait to be called on before speaking


    Incentives: Self-confidence, Praise, Class job, Special Activities, Class Money,

    Field Trips, Class party, Visit Class Store, Participate in the Class Auction, Free Choice time, Big Buddies, Lunch with the Teacher, Dojo Points



    • First Time: Verbal Warning and Reminder
    • Second Time:  Chat with Mrs. Nguyen-Do about rules
    • Third Time: Loss of 1 class privilege and the student writes a behavior reflection with a note to parent that requires it to be returned with a parent signature
    • Fourth Time:  Loss of 2 class privileges and the student writes a behavior reflection with a note to parent that requires it to be returned with a parent signature
    • Fifth Time:   Office Referral

    (Physical violence, inappropriate language, bullying, outbursts that disrupt teaching, or defiance will result in a child being sent to the office immediately and privileges lost.)


    In order for a student to participate in any special class reward activity or party, all work must be completed to grade level standards and turned in.


    • Student Scissors
    • Strong Magnets for the whiteboard
    • Soft tissues for delicate noses                    
    • Full-size Stapler                    
    • Playground balls                                       
    • Class Store Items         
    • Cases of water (emergency supply)               
    • Zippered pencil pouch
    • Gift cards to purchase needed items    
    • Science experiment materials


    Conferences:  The district has scheduled conference days for the 6th week of school.  Additional conference times will be arranged on an individual basis as needed.  Our teacher work hours are 8:05 a.m – 3:05 p.m. For any questions or comments please email me at any time: Chau_Nguyen@chino.k12.ca.us



    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

    • First thing in the morning  (120 minutes) – English Language Arts
    • Tuesdays - 9:45-10:30 AM - Computer lab and library
    • After recess until lunchtime  (90 minutes) – Math
    • After Lunch – Social Studies, Science, P.E., Music

    Thursdays are early dismissal at 11:45

    • Centers, Second Step, PE and Study Hall after lunch


    To All Parents:

    Please fill out and return this paper to me, thank you. YES!  I would love to help my child have a fun and successful fourth-grade or fifth-grade year.


    I will volunteer for:

    ________ Classroom Parent

    ________ Art Experience Presenter (I will help you)

    ________  Small Group Tutor

    ________ STEM activities committee (organize activities and ask for donations of materials)

    ________ Donate items for the class store (Please send in items ASAP-ask your child what fun incentive prize ideas—they do not have to be expensive)

    ________Volunteer to come in and present what you do for work – our students need to hear all about their future possibilities!

    ________I do not wish to volunteer for anything at this time, but here is my information.

    Parent Name:    ________________________________________________________

    Student’s Name:  _______________________________________________________

    Best Number and Time to Call:_____________________________________________

    Email: ________________________________________________________________      

    Please initial here if I have your permission to share your phone number with the  Classroom Parent

    Ideas/comments/concerns/special talents that you have:

    Please sign below to acknowledge that you have received and agree with my classroom policy. In order for a student to participate in any special class reward activity or party, all work must be completed to grade level standards and turned in.

    __________________________________________     _________________________

    Parent signature                                                           Date

    Please contact chau_nguyen@chino.k12.ca.us at any time with questions, concerns, ideas, or suggestions! Thank you! :)

  • Classroom Discipline Plan


    The Classroom Discipline Plan gives every scholar the opportunity to choose his or her own behavior. I believe that your scholar deserves to be in a climate where he or she can learn. This discipline plan will be in effect at all times.


    Classroom Habits

    Instead of class rules, we have four “Classroom Habits.” Each habit encompasses desired behaviors that the students should display in a classroom. The four habits are Getting Along, Organization, Persistence, and Confidence.


    Getting Along

    I am respectful.

    I treat others the way I want to be treated.

    I am tolerant of others.

    I think first before I speak or act.

    I keep my hands, feet, and objects to myself.



    I keep my desk organized.

    I turn in my classwork/homework on time.

    I give myself plenty of time to complete tasks.



    I am a problem-solver.

    I work hard.

    I give the effort required.

    I complete my work.



    I make good decisions.

    I have an “I Can Do It” attitude.

    I am an independent scholar.

    I take risks in the classroom.

    I accept myself for who I am.

    I am the best I can be.

    In order to maintain a positive learning environment, I try to highlight the scholars who are practicing the Classroom Habits. I enjoy making phone calls or sending notes home for students who consistently work to support our positive learning environment.


    If scholars choose to not meet the behavior expectations, they will first receive a warning.  If they continue to be disruptive or not follow through with their expectations, they will have to fill out a Behavior Form that will be sent home and have it signed by a parent. If the problem persists, a parent phone call will be made and a visit to the principal.


    We will discuss the Classroom Discipline Plan in class, but I would appreciate it if you could review the plan with your scholar. Please feel free to contact me at chau_nguyen@chino.k12.ca.us if you have any questions.

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