It has been quite a year! There are so many achievements to celebrate with our soon-to-be fourth graders!!! Congratulations to all! I hope to gather together again as a third grade “alumni” next school year, when it is safe and appropriate to do so. Keep those stickers/certificates of excellence! At this point, there are no new assignments. Grades have been submitted and report cards will be coming out this week.
Final Day of School: Thursday
On this day, teachers will be gathering in front of Haigh to pass out yearbooks and report cards. It will work much like the supply pick up. In fact, if you were not able to pick up your child’s materials, those will be available as well. Third grade will be stationed on Coburn from 10:00-11:30 for a drive up/ drive through experience. Teachers will be practicing social distancing and wearing face masks/gloves. If you are not able to come, report cards/yearbooks will be mailed. Any unclaimed belongings will be thrown out.
Very Important Survey
Our school district would like your feedback on the upcoming school year. When possible, please complete the survey below. This will provide our district office with background information that will be helpful when planning for next year. Please click on the Parent Survey link below. Thank you!
School ReOpen Committee Parent Survey #1
Each third grader was given a Summer Bridge Learning Workbook to complete. This is an important resource that your student needs to work on throughout the course of the summer. Plan to spend 20 minutes on it each day, working through the review. Have your child think of it like “Morning Bell Work” to be completed after breakfast or after lunch to help create a routine that is just part of the day.
Remember to include reading as part of the fun of summer. Make fun indoor reading retreats by creating a “sheet tent” or read with flashlights in a darkened room. I even found that setting up under a table with a blanket or sheet thrown over the table and pillow “nests” is a really fun way to enjoy reading. Reading outside under an umbrella or making an outside reading camp is fun, too. We know that summer is a time of rest and relaxation, but it’s also a time that students experience learning loss. To reduce this, make sure your child spends time reading and reviewing. Make it a fun, rewarding part of their day and your child will reap the rewards when they return back to school feeling confident about becoming a fourth grader!
I want to thank all of my third grade families for making this a rewarding year for me. Your children are a blessing and each one of them has enriched my life as we worked together this year. I hope they remember this year as one filled with new learning, fun adventures, and friendships. One of the joys of being a teacher is chatting with students who have moved on through elementary, middle school, high school, and beyond! I’ve even begun to have the pleasure of connecting with students who are now adults! Your child is always welcome to come visit and reconnect. Until we meet again, have a wonderful summer!