Home-School Communication 2019-20

    Please check this page on a regular basis as it is updated several times per week.
    Mr. Lindgren   Grade 4, Room 10   Phone:  619-258-3430    Email ADDRESS:  jim.lindgren@santeesd.net

    Back to School / Open House is Thursday 6-7 p.m. 

    This is for Carlton Hills' K-6 

    PTA meeting at 5:30 

    Classroom Session I: 6:00-6:30 p.m. 

    Classroom Session II: 6:30-7:00 p.m. 

    I hope to see you there. 


    iPad Forms -- mandatory  

    Please take a few minutes to fill out the iPad use and agreement forms on PowerSchool. This must be done every year. 

    Many parents haven't done this yet. 

    Thank you!  


    Donation Wish List 

    If you would like to donate to our classroom, here is a list of what we will be using throughout the year. Thank you for supporting our classroom! 

    Ear buds

    Spiral notebooks ‚Äč


    Colored pencils

    Pens (black, blue, and red)

    Permanent markers

    Elmer’s glue

    Cardstock (White, black, or color) 

    Spiral Notebooks

    Zip-Lock baggies

    Prizes for our prize box

    Age appropriate chapter books



    Welcome Back Parent Letter for Wednesday, August 21 

    Please click on the link for a Word document copy of this letter   Welcome Back Letter



              Welcome Aboard!   


    Dear Parents,


             It is my pleasure to welcome you and your child to Room 10 at Carlton Hills Elementary School.  With your encouragement, your child will share in many exciting and rewarding experiences throughout the school year.  Your child deserves the most positive educational climate possible for academic growth. 

             My goal is to provide each student with an educational program that will improve his/her skills through direct teaching, guided instruction, independent skill reinforcement, collaborative learning activities, projects, field trips, and, of course, technology with our 1:1 Digital Learning Program.  All students should receive their iPads by the second or third week of the term.

             Briefly, about myself, Mr. Lindgren, I have over 20 years experience teaching and coaching.  I grew up in San Diego, attended St. Augustine and Patrick Henry high schools and graduated from San Diego State University, where I also played baseball for the Aztecs.  My first career (or passion) was as a sportswriter, and, if you read the sports section, there’s a good chance you have seen my articles in the Union-Tribune or L.A. Times.  I have been with the Santee School District for the past 22 years with previous assignments in grades 4-8.

             We also have several other outstanding team teachers with whom your child may be involved, including Mrs. Filipponi (4th grade), Ms. Beavers (5) Mrs. Ropple (5), Mrs. Barker (6) and Mrs. Snyder (Reading). 

             We are committed to the importance of parent involvement in a student's education.  Your child receives the best education when you and the teacher work as a team. Regular attendance is also vital, and we will honor students with Perfect Attendance each month and trimester.   

             The following outlines my class rules, rewards, consequences, and classwork standards.


    Your child deserves the most productive educational climate possible for academic growth.  The plan below outlines the classroom rules, rewards and consequences for appropriate behavior and inappropriate behavior.  They are:



    • Treat others as you would like to be treated
    • Treat teachers and others with respect at all times
    • Follow directions the first time given
    • Respect the rights of others
    • Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself
    • Contribute in a positive manner
    • Be polite 


    • ROAR Reward
    • Satisfaction
    • Respect of others
    • Verbal praise
    • Student of Month
    • Good grades
    • Phone home
    • Class party
    • Free time
    • Fun box
    • Raffle ticket
    • Homework pass 


    • Warning
    • Time out/loss of recess
    • Parent contact/loss of privileges
    • Vice Principal
    • Suspension


                Your child makes the choice to follow or not follow the class rules.  When he/she makes that choice, your child also makes the choice for a positive or negative consequence.


    Homework Policy

    The Santee School District homework policy states that “homework is a learning activity which should increase in complexity with the maturity of the child.”  Homework normally will be assigned Monday through Thursday nights.  A good daily routine involves the parent checking on homework every night to ensure assignments have been completed. 

    Every student is required to read at least 120 minutes each week and maintain appropriate reading progress throughout each trimester. 

    If your child is unable to do the homework because of a family emergency or something else, please send a note with your child so make-up work or other arrangements can be made.



             Please stop by sometime, and we can discuss any other details with you.  If you need to contact me, send a note with your child, call me or send an email.


             Back to School Night is Thursday, Sept. 5 (more details to follow).


    Phone:  (619) 258-3430                     Email:   jim.lindgren@santeesd.net  

    Website:  http://www.santeesd.net/1444209231212233/site/default.asp



               Mr. Jim Lindgren


    Please Sign and Return (lower slip only) 



    Parent(s)_______________________________  Student________________________________


    Student Signature____________________________________  Phone #1___________________


    Parent Signature_____________________________________  Phone #2___________________


    Email address_______________________________________  Phone #3___________________


    _____Yes   On some occasions or rainy days, we may show movies in class.  We need your permission for

    PG movies which may include Finding Nemo, Ice Age, Despicable Me, and more. 


    Parent Comments_______________________________________________________________












    Legoland group  



    Hail to the Champion! 
    Congratulations to Mackenzie for winning the Hula Hoop Contest in the 2019 Heart Challenge on Valentine's Day! 
    Please remember to bring in the donation envelopes ASAP! 
    Jump Rope Mackenzie


    Bingo Gift Basket  


    Arts Attack Candy Labels  



    Santee Santas Food Drive



    Donations Accepted until Friday, Dec. 5    ...     Bring Items to the school office


    Suggested items for donation:

    1. Meats — canned, mixes
    2. Vegetables — canned, packaged
    3. Fruits — canned, dried, candied
    4. Desserts — canned, boxed, packaged
    5. Kitchen aids — foil, paper towels, clear food wrap
    6. Staples — flour, sugar, salt, spices
    7. Cereals — grains, pasta, rice, stuffing


    Halloween Events 

    Haunted House
    Friday from 6-8 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room (MPR) next to the school office. 
    Trunk or Treat 
    Saturday from 4-6:30 p.m. in the school parking lot. Lots of games, prizes, food and fun! 

    Click on link   Homework Club Permission   to view the following letter regarding Homework Club
    Academy Homework Club

    As Carlton Hills is deeply devoted to the academic success for all students, I will be offering an after-school Academy Homework Club beginning in September.  Certain students are in need of extra assistance in a small-group setting.  Some other students can benefit from having a quiet learning environment with a teacher nearby to assist when needed.  You or your child has asked to take part in this program.


    The Academy Homework Club will convene on most Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:05 to 2:55 p.m. in Room 10 (my classroom).


    Students may attend on one, two or all three days – but regular attendance is required for the days the parents sign up.  Students must observe regular school and classroom rules at all times.


    Transportation will not be provided.  Students will be released at 2:55, and must be picked up by 3:00 each day (unless student has permission to walk home).  Project Safe students will return to Project Safe and must be signed out there as usual.  You can always pick up your child earlier, say every day at 2:45 or whatever.


    A light snack may be provided on some days, or students are welcome to bring snacks. 


    Mr. Lindgren    619-956-3430     jim.lindgren@santeesd.net 



     Sign, cut and return the bottom portion of this permission slip. 


    My child ______________________ has permission to attend the Grade 4 Academy Homework Club from 2:05 to 2:55 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and/or Thursdays.


    _______________________________   ________________________________  ___________

    Parent Name                                         Parent Signature                                    Date



    Phone Number(s)

     Jump Rope for Heart
    Thanksgiving cake  

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