Newsletter for the week of Oct. 3-6


October 3, 2016

Dear Third Grade Parents and Students,


No School Friday: There will be no school on Friday due to an Archdiocesan Teacher In-service day.

Reading logs: The September reading log is due tomorrow (TUESDAY). A new reading log for October will be coming home on tomorrow. Thanks for working with your child on reading!

Magazine Drive: This is our last full week of selling magazines! Keep selling those magazines. Let’s see if we can meet our goal of having 100% participation by 3B! Thanks for supporting our school.

 Coats: It is starting to get colder outside, so please remind your child to bring a jacket each day! It can be quite chilly at morning recess. Thanks!

Mass: We will also participate in the Living Rosary on Thursday at 8:45 am. Thursday is a perfect uniform day. If your child has a Rosary, please have them bring it to school on Thursday.

IOWA Testing: We will be doing IOWA testing October 15-25th. It is important that your children are at school on these days, so please try not to schedule any appointments during this time.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit: Students have been reciting The Prayer to the Holy Spirit. This prayer will need to be memorized by Friday, November 4th. Your child can also recite the prayer to me before this date, if they are ready. They can recite the prayer to me before school, after school or at recess.

Lunches of Love: This Thursday (October 6th) is our first lunch donation day.  Today students will bring home a decorated bag that they can use to put the lunch in.


Here is some more information about Lunches of Love:


Thank you for making and providing a lunch for someone in need.

The items in the bag must be all NON-PERISHABLE.  (No fresh fruit or sandwiches)

Can of tuna/chicken/salmon (pull-top only!)   or Vienna sausages (pull-top only!) Snack packs work great!

NO soups.


Ideas for lunches:

protein bar, fruit cup, juice box, chips (pre-packaged), cookies, pre-packaged, napkin, spoon


Math: Students took the Chapter 4 assessment today. This week review addition patterns and properties. We also work on adding mult-digit numbers.

Reading: We continue reading chapter 2 and answer questions using text evidence.

Language Arts: We use some our language arts time to prepare for IOWA tests. We also continue to work on our persuasive essay. Students have gathered evidence and now are choosing whether cats or dogs make a better pet. We begin our pre-write.

Religion: We continue to work on memorizing the Come Holy Spirit prayer. We also review the Mass responses and Father Oakland comes to visit.

Science:   Students learn about inherited traits and learned behaviors in different animals and plants.

Social Studies: We will continue our study of geography.  We will also have our first state test next Friday, October 14th. Students will be tested on the Pacific region states and the postal abbreviations. They can use their GeoJourney to study from and an additional study guide will be coming home today.

 Spelling: Homework came home today and is due Thursday. The test will also be on Thursday. We focus on the long i spelling pattern this week.


slight             mild               sight              pie                  mind             tie

pilot              might                        lie                   tight              blind             fight        dies midnight

Challenge word: frightening



This week’s star: Izzy

Next week’s star: Charlie


Have a wonderful week!



Erin Meland

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