Mrs. Douthit's Newsletter

Parent Conferences

It's time for our fall parent-teacher conferences. You should have received an email with the link to sign up for a time slot. If you are unable to meet at any of the scheduled times let me know. I am looking forward to meeting with each of you.

Social Studies

We are learning how humans modify their physical environment to meet their needs and wants. some examples are building roads, bridges, houses etc. We will also continue to review timelines and maps.


We are beginning our unit on expository text. We will be reading non fiction stories and looking at text features and how they help with comprehension. We will write a how to paper and revise and edit it. Spelling for the week is doubling the consonant when adding ed or ing.

Trunk or Treat

Tibbals Annual Trunk or Treat will be on Friday, October 30th from 6-8pm! Come join us! PTA is also collecting bags of candy in the office to fill the trunks with!

PTA is looking for parents to sign up their trunks for Trunk or Treat! If you are interested, please sign up using the following link:

Field Trip

Friday your child brought home information regarding our 3rd grade field trip! We are so excited!

We will be starting the morning off at Breckinridge park in Richardson to enjoy the outdoors and lunch, then departing the park around 11:30 to travel to The Plaza Theater in Garland to see the play Annie.

The information brought home, there were 3 pieces of paper. One is describing our field trip and all prices, the second is the permission slip that needs to be filled out for each student getting on the bus, and the third is letting us know what size t-shirt you will be purchasing. These t-shirts will be the 3rd grade shirts that we will wear throughout the year.

All of these forms and money need to be turned in by Friday, October 16th.

We cannot except anything after this day, so that we can get money turned in as well as checks cut for the Theater. If you have any questions, please email me and let me know. We are super excited about this trip!

Important Dates

Tuesday, October 13th- Fire Prevention Assembly

Friday October 16th- Scholastic Book orders due

Monday-Friday, October 26-30th- Scholastic Book Fair

Friday, October 30th- Trunk or Treat

Sunday, November 1st- Daylight Saving

Monday, November 2nd- Hoops for Heart Assembly

Wednesday, November 4th- Early Dismissal

Wednesday, November 11th- Fall Picture retakes

Wednesday, November 11th- Veteran's day

Wednesday, November 11th- Field Trip

Thursday, November 12th- UIL Competition

Saturday, November 14th- PTA Movie Night 6pm-8pm

Monday-Friday, November 23rd-20th- Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, December 10th- Frosty Night

Friday, December 18th- Early Dismissal

Monday-Friday, December 21st- January 1st- Winter Break