Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Happy, September Third Grade Families!

It has been a  pleasure getting to know all of the new faces in our classrooms! We have hit the ground running and are working hard!

Homework-
Language Arts Homework: It is the expectation that students read a minimum of 20 minutes per evening at home. We will be sending a reading log home for your child to complete and you to initial.

If your child needs a book, please let their teacher know! We can assist with finding books of interest and helping to pick a library book to take home!

Math Homework will consist of practicing multiplication facts, problem-solving, and working on specified math links at home.  

Reading and Math homework will  be sent home each Friday and will need to be returned on Thursday of each week.

Morning Arrival-Students have been doing a great job coming into the building, SAFELY, RESPECTFULLY, AND RESPONSIBLY. Students that enter the building at 7:15 may go to the cafeteria to eat breakfast OR head to the classroom and wait in the hallway silently, until 7:30. Students are monitored by staff at all times.  At 7:30 students enter the room and we begin morning work.

Spanish Classes/Specials-
We are excited about the enthusiasm our students have expressed in learning Spanish.  As we work to provide the best learning experience in implementing the new program, we have collaboratively decided to remove the Spanish class from the specials rotation and offer it to all classes at a designated time of day during the week.  Your child's classroom will continue to have the opportunity to participate in Spanish for fifty minutes once per week.  We have coordinated a schedule that will ensure your child does not miss any instructional time from other academic areas.  The new schedule will take effect on Tuesday, September 6th.

School Start/End Time- The Elementary school day begins at 7:40 and ends at 7:50. If you have a change in transportation, please send a note with your student and call the office to make them aware.  We in turn, will make sure they go where they are needed to be.

Important Dates- Please mark your calendars for the following dates:
September 5 - Labor Day/No school
September 20-Back to School Night
September 28- Elementary Early Release
October 10-Parent/Teacher Conference Day/No school for students

Reminders: Please be sure your child has a snack each day to bring to school.

A light jacket or sweater is also recommended for the classroom as sometimes it gets a bit chilly.

Please visit our third-grade sites for any information or updates.  Also, feel free to contact your child's teacher at anytime for questions or clarification!

Thank you!

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