Weekly Reminders….

Hello parents,

A few reminders:

– The M-STEP window has opened April 29th. Please make sure students are getting a good sleep and breakfast in the morning. We will mostly test in the mornings but may have to continue in the afternoon if needed. It is important to talk to your child to take this test seriously since it is a state test. You will get your child’s results in the mail to show if your child is proficient or not.

-NWEA testing will be May 13th

-Please make sure your child is doing their nightly reading and spelling

-There is no math homework from Monday until Wednesday. Your child does have the homework for Thursday and Friday so do not work on it until Thursday.

– Students can practice on MSTEP using the dearbornschools.org website, click on student portal under home, click on MSTEP, click on mstep online tools training, click on sample item sets, grade 3 then they have the option of ELA or Math. I have showed them how to get this page at school.

-In addition to reading, spelling, and math homework. It is crucial to work on multiplication facts especially using the strategy of skip-counting. Our goal is to have ALL students learn the facts for mastery.

If you have any questions, please let me know 🙂

Thank you,

Mrs. Attia

Field Trip to Lansing :)

Hello parents!


Our field trip is Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 to Michigan State Capital in Lansing and the Museum.   


  • Please pack a bagged lunch with student’s name on it.
  • Wear comfy shoes and clothes, we will be walking in and out from one building to another.
  • No backpacks, phones or electronics
  • We will meet in the cafeteria at 7:00 am, remember there will be NO buses.


We are excited for tomorrow!!


Thank you,


Third Grade Team 🙂

Spring Celebrations

PTA present their annual Spring Celebration

Friday April 12th – 4:30 – 6:00

Special guest DJ

Cost is $6.00 per person includes, Pizza, Juice and Chips

Celebration will begin at 4:30 p.m.sharp, no food will be served after 5:00

Extras will be sold at the celebration: Cotton Candy, Bake Sale, Popcorn

Watch for a blue flyer going home today. Tickets are on sale now.This event is for River Oaks School students only, sorry no other siblings or relatives may attend.

Michigan Museum Web-pages!!!!

Hello parents,

Please join us Thursday, March 28th at 2:45 pm for the third grade presentation of their Michigan Museum web-pages! All parents and interested adults are invited! The presentations will take place in the River Oaks computer lab. Hope to see you there!

Thank you,

3rd grade team

Math Study Guide, Test Friday

Hello parents,

Students completed the math study guide today.The test will be on Friday. I will post a copy of it on classdojo soon!

Thank you!

Lansing Trip and BINGO for Books!!!

Hello parents,

Today your child will bring the Lansing field trip form home. It will be FREE for students and $4.00 for chaperones. Please send signed forms as soon as possible. Also, the day of the field trip, there will not be buses to pick your child from home. You must drop your child at school by 7:00 am. The letter attached to the field trip form explains this more in details. If you have any questions please let me know, If you don;t want your child to participate, please write that on the form, signed and return to school.

Today is BINGO for books from 5:30-6:30. Please come and join the fun! Don’t forget to be dressed as a farmer or farm animal 🙂

The book fair will be open tonight and Friday morning will be make-up day.

Thank you,

Mrs. Attia

Weekly Reminders….

Hello parents,

Just a few reminders:

-Students have to read daily for at least 30 minutes. For march is reading month, we sent a reading log so we can count the time and earn a school reward. This month is filled with fun activities to promote reading. We love when parents come and read to our students. If you are interested, please let me know and I will set a date and time for you to come in and read to the class. You are more than welcome to get prizes or snacks for the kids to enjoy, we have 21 students. You can bring your own book or I can provide one for you.

-Forms were sent for BINGO for books! It is a fun time to enjoy with the family and get FREE books!

-Roller skating forms were sent, you can purchase them before or pay at the door. You only pay for whoever is skating 🙂

-Students need to work on the math homework daily. Please don’t do the whole packet in one day and don’t go ahead because students will not understand the homework until after I teach the lesson. Practice skip counting to improve on multiplication and division skills.

-We are halfway through module 5 which is all on fractions. As you notice with the homework, it is getting more complex. Students can get additional practice on fraction using IXL.

-For ELA we are working on a new essential skill: Determine meaning of words and phrases using context clues. For writing, we are starting a new opinion piece: Should students wear uniform to school?

-We will starting a new social students unit next week on Michigan’s government. Our Lansing trip will be in the beginning of April, right after spring break. We will be sending forms soon!

-Our animal science unit is ending. Students took the study guide home today. The test is Friday. The next science unit is about plants.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you,

Mrs. Attia

Promoting Online Safety

Dear Parents,

Technology, the internet, and social media have become a big part of all of our lives. From the moment we wake in the morning to the time we go to sleep, we can be overwhelmed with technology. That’s why I wanted to take a moment to share with you information about a social media trend that regrettably seems to be reaching elementary age children.

Over the past several years, a common trend on social media or through text messaging is to pose a “challenge” to the viewer of the video or reader of the text message. Perhaps you may recall the “ice bucket” challenge that was popular a few years back and helped to raise funds for ALS or more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Most of the time, these “challenges” are done with the best intentions.

Unfortunately, there are those who choose to create and post “challenges” that can be dangerous and physically harmful. There have been news stories about the dangerous “challenges” that ask the viewer to consume certain products such as large amounts of cinnamon or even as outrageous as washing machine detergent. I have recently been told there is another one of these “challenge” videos going around that ask the viewer to perform acts of violence to others or to themselves. This is very distressing, especially to know that children as young as elementary age are being exposed to this type of disturbing behavior.

I’m sharing this information with you today not to alarm, panic, or spread of any rumors. Rather, I share this with you to communicate information that may be helpful to you as parents. I would also like to pass along a few simple tips that all parents can use when helping children safely navigate the internet and social media.

Basic guidelines for parental supervision:

Spend time online together to teach your kids appropriate online behavior.
Keep the computer in a common area where you can watch and monitor its use, not in individual bedrooms. Monitor any time spent on smartphones or tablets.
Bookmark kids’ favorite sites for easy access.
Check your credit card and phone bills for unfamiliar account charges.
Find out what, if any, online protection is offered by your child’s school, after-school center, friends’ homes, or any place where kids could use a computer without your supervision.
Take your child seriously if he or she reports an uncomfortable online exchange
We know our students are safe at home and we pride ourselves on creating a safe environment for your children when they are here at school. By working together we can ensure that our school will always be a safe place for learning.

A note from the music teacher….

3rd and 4th Grades/River Oaks

Code to join: uqlvumj

Using Google Classroom for RECORDER TESTING
Get an adult to help you. Download the Google Classroom app.
You are already registered for Google Classroom for Recorder (we
did it at school.)

Sign in with your user name PLUS dearbornschools.org
For instance 10311988@dearbornschools.org
When you’re ready for testing, do the following:
Have someone help you make a video of you playing your
Recorder song!

Click on RIVER OAKS 3rd Grade (or 4th Grade) to access music.
When you have your video recorded (your parents can use a phone or
tablet for this – easiest if they download the Google Classroom app)
Scroll all the way down! Choose “ADD” +

Use the paper clip or Google Drive. Select your video from your

Click UPLOAD. Click TURN IN. It will ask you if you really
want to turn it in, Make sure you click TURN IN again!
IMPORTANT: Please add a COMMENT to let me know you
uploaded a video and I will receive an email notification from you.

Mrs. Ventura & Miss Green can both see and hear your videos!


Hello parents,

I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend. February is almost over. The year is flying by!

A few reminders:

-Make sure students are reading daily for 30 mins. I would set a timer if that helps.

-Practice multiplication facts by skip counting, know that the 6, 7 and 8 are most difficult.

-Students should be completing one lesson of homework a day. They should not go on because I have not taught those lessons yet.

-I have some students with missing homework or don’t have their names. Students have math, spelling and reading everyday except the weekends. Of course sometimes there are expectations.

-Students have a Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Filer. The more kits we sell the more money we make for our school. The money we make goes towards our field trips, buses, field day, and any other activities/events that we have. The top three sellers in the school will get a prize!

If you have any questions, please let me know 🙂

Thank you,

Mrs. Attia

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