3rd Grade Newsletter

February 1st - 5th


1. Chick Fil A Spirit Night is this week! Join us on February 2nd 5-8pm at Chick Fil A Roanoke.

2. There will be a PTA general meeting this Tuesday the 2nd at 4:00.

3. Friday is the 100th day of school! WOW!!

4. 3rd grade Valentine's parties will take place Friday, February 12th from 9:45-10:45. Please be on the lookout for information coming home soon from your room parent or teacher!

We are looking forward to another great week at Beck!

The Third Grade Team

Learning Targets

A Learning Target is the desired goal of each task in which your child will actively be involved. In addition, it engages your child in reflective evaluation of their own performance.

Readers Workshop:

We will review strategies for finding the main idea of a non-fiction text so that I can understand what's most important in the text. I'll know I have it when I can use key words in the text to help me find main ideas and develop a summary.

Integrated Social Studies and Writer's Workshop:

We will use historical documents to explore the contributions of Harriet Tubman so that we will be able to develop an opinion about the essential question. I'll know I have it when I can write an essay that explains my opinion about what Harriet Tubman's greatest achievement is and provide evidence from the documents to support my thinking.

Math Workshop:

We will analyze bar graphs so that we can answer questions about the data. I will know I have it when I can correctly create my own bar graph.
*Summative on Wednesday for Module 7*


We will identify where each planet is located in the solar system so that we can memorize the order of the planets. I'll know I have it when I can recall the correct order of the planets beginning with the planet closest to the sun.

Upcoming Events

Feb. 1st- Aladdin Musical Auditions after school 2:45-3:45pm, BOOM guys read
Feb. 2nd- Chick Fil A Spirit Night 5-8pm and PTA meeting 4:00
Feb. 3rd- Aladdin Musical Auditions after school 2:45- 3:45pm
Feb. 5th- Happy 100th Day of School!
Feb. 12th- Valentine's Day Parties (look for more information coming home soon!)
Feb. 15th- Student Holiday, no school

Save the date:
Father-Daughter Dance on February 19th from 6-8pm
Beck Elementary Musical "Aladdin" at BNHS on Friday, April 15th @ 7PM (Auditions after school Monday, Feb. 1st and Wednesday, Feb. 3rd)
Beck Talent Show at BNHS Friday, May 6th @ 6:30PM (Auditions after school Thursday, April 7th and Friday, April 8th)

Also, please save these additional dates from the PTA through the end of the year:


Chik Fil A Spirit Night - March 1 from 5-8pm

Spring Book Fair - March 3-10

Open House & Art Fundraiser Reveal - March 8

Blue Ribbon Week - March 7-11


Chik Fil A Spirit Night - April 5 from 5-8pm

General PTA Meeting (voting in new 2016-2017 PTA Board) - April 5

Music Fundraiser, Skate Town 4-6pm & Cane's Chicken Spirt Night 5-9pm, located near SkateTown - April 19

Spring Family Night - April 29


Birdies for Beck Golf Tournament - May 2

Chik Fil A Spirit Night - May 3 from 5-8pm

Teacher Appreciation Week - May 2-6

Muffins with Moms - May 6

Talent Show - May 6

Field Day - May 20

Bechmark Schedule Days

We have a few up-coming days that will have a different schedule than normal due to benchmark assessments. Those days are:

Feb. 25th, March 2nd, and March 10th

On these days 3rd graders will have lunch from 11:45-12:15 and recess from 12:15-12:45.

They will have specials at the end of the day from 1:35-2:30.
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Beck Father Daughter Dance!

Please click the link below for more information on how to purchase tickets!

Father Daughter Sock Hop Information
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Time to Order A Yearbook!

You can order your yearbook at www.yearbookordercenter.com our school code is - 14403 OR you can order by phone at 866-362-7750. You can also pay with cash or check made payable to Beck PTA. Yearbook orders are due by March 4th. They are $20 or $25 with a name printed on it.
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Congratulations to our UIL Participants!

We are so proud of all of our 3rd graders who competed at the UIL competition last Thursday! Congratulations to the following 3rd graders who placed in their division:

Music Memory 3rd Grade: 2nd place in the district goes to Cameron Bryson and 3rd place in the district goes to Matheus Suarez!

Corinne Thomas is moving on to finals for storytelling!

*No results for ready writing until next week

We also want to wish GOOD LUCK to our 3rd grade spelling team who will compete this Thursday, February 4th!!
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Winter Weather Information

As we move into January, we'll probably be experiencing some chilly weather! Please make sure that your child comes to school with a coat, gloves, and scarf when necessary for outdoor recess.

Also, please see the following attachment that helps to answer some FAQ's about "Staying in The Know When it Snows"!

Winter Weather School Information

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested at volunteering at Beck? Please take a moment to fill out the Volunteer Background Check found HERE.

*Please note that all chaperones for field trips must have a completed volunteer background check on file.

Teacher Contact Information

Brytnei Rocha: brocha@nisdtx.org
Kelley Schemmel: kschemmel@nisdtx.org
Emily Stovall: estovall@nisdtx.org
Tracey Kiplinger: tkiplinger@nisdtx.org
Becca Hubbs: rhubbs@nisdtx.org
Maggie Bell: mwalsh@nisdtx.org

Transportation Changes

To ensure your child's transportation changes are met each day, please contact the front office or email Beckelem@nisdtx.org and CC your child's teacher with the changes. It would be best to notify us as early in the day as possible.


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