Final message….

Hello parents,

A final message from me, a poem that brought tears to my eyes. Enjoy your summer with your child and hope to see you next year. 

I’ve worked with your flower, 

And helped it to grow.

I’m returning it now,

But I want you to know… 

This flower is precious, 

As dear as can be.

Love it, take care of it, 

And you will see…

A bright new bloom, 

With every day.

It grew and blossomed 

In such a wonderful way. 

In September just a bud, 

January, a bloom; 

Now a lovely blossom 

I’m returning in June. 

Remember, this flower, 

As dear as can be,

Though rightfully yours, 

Part will always be with me. 



Lunch Options

Here are the lunch options for the upcoming weeks:

Thursday, June 6th: Halal Chicken Nuggets
Friday, June 7th: Bosco Sticks
Monday, June 10th: Cheese Pizza (Field day)
Tuesday, June 11th: Nacho/cheese
Wednesday, June 12th: Sack-n-go
Thursday, June 13th: Hummus and Pita Chips

End of School Year Information……

Dear parents,

I can’t believe the year is almost over! It is a bitter-sweet moment when the school year is wrapping up. It was a pleasure working with you and your child. I am proud of the hard work your child has achieved this year. Remember, every year will get harder. It is important to show your child the importance of school and the reasons why. It is never too early to start talking about future goals. If you would like to send me a message with some pros and cons for this year that would be great! As an educator, I like to reflect on my teaching and communication. Any feedback will allow me to grow as a teacher and person 🙂

Just a few reminders for the upcoming weeks:

-NWEA testing will be completed by Friday May 31st. I just have a few students to make up that were absent.

-This will be the last week for spelling test and the test will be Friday, May 31st.

– Science study guide will go home Wednesday and the test will be Thursday May 30th.

-Homework from now until the last day of school is reading for 30 minutes and working on math facts. IXL is a great resource to use as well.

-The following week: June 3, 4 and 5 will be off. School resumes June 6. It is important that your child attends school until the very last day. We will continue teaching until the last day.

-Field day is June 10th and if it rains, the make-up will be June 12th. We NEED parent volunteers. If you would like to volunteer let me know or call Ms. Sandi at 313-827-6750. For field day, students don’t need lunches because the school will provide lunch. Make sure students are dressed according to weather. Students need to bring a bag with a change of clothes and towel, in case they get too wet from the water activities.

-The last day of school will be Friday, June 14th which is a half day. Dismissal is at 11:45. If you are traveling earlier than June 14th, please let me or the office know.

-3rd grade team decided to send summer packets so students can maintain their learning stamina. Students will bring a folder filled with many scholastic magazines to read and answer comprehension questions. In addition, we sent a math packet with a calendar of daily activities. Students will receive a plastic sleeve and erasable marker so they can practice their fluency on multiplication and division. Since the students made so much growth, we didn’t want them to regress (back slide) with their multiplication facts. As you know, this is a lifetime skill that needs to be mastered! Taking your child to the library to check out books is another activity.

-I will deactivate classdojo on the last day of school. If you have any questions and would like to contact me, please email me at .

Thank you for being a great support for your child’s learning and enjoy the summer break 🙂


Mrs. Attia

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 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, 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

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