Third Grade Tribune

February 5, 2016

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Question of the Week

Why did the King of England think William Penn's idea of taking the Quakers to America was such a good idea? (Hint: There were two reasons!)

Last Week's "Question of the Week"

Squanto was taken prisoner and sold as a slave to Spain. As terrible as that was in his life, God used that event to save him from the sickness that killed the rest of his tribe so that he could someday be used by God to help the Pilgrims. Amazing!!


Feb. 9 - Watch D.O.G. Meeting in the Elem. Music Room at 6:00pm

Feb. 10 - Solemn Assembly

Feb. 11 - Book Report Due (President, Non-fiction)

Feb. 12 - Mid-quarter grades home

Feb. 12 - 1/2 Day of School

Feb. 15 - NO SCHOOL - President's Day

Feb. 16 - International Festival

Feb. 26 - ACSI Speech Recital in class

Feb. 29 - ACSI Speech Competition after school

Watch D.O.G. Training

Mr. Andy Coats has scheduled another Watch D.O.G.S. training for Tuesday, February 9, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The training will be held in the elementary music room. ,

From 6:00 to 6:30, Mr. Coats will provide orientation training for those who have recently signed up for the Watch D.O.G.S. program and for those who may want more info before registering. Most of you will not need to attend these first 30 minutes. From 6:30 to 8:00, Mr. Coats will go over security issues/training for all watchdogs. We will go over school emergency response and evacuation procedures as they pertain to tornado, fire, and active shooter situations.

This is a dad/father figure only event so child care will not be provided. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by emailing


SCA Reenrollment for 2016-17 - Don't miss the reenrollment discount!

It's hard to believe it is that time of year again! January 19 is the first day of reenrollment for current families. A letter and instructions were sent home on January 15 in your student's backpack and reenrollment can be completed online again this year. We are already receiving many inquiry calls for the 2016-17 school year and have already received several completed applications from new families. New families from covenant churches can enroll starting on February 16 and open enrollment begins on March 1, so we encourage you to enroll early. Families reenrolling by March 1 will receive a discount on the enrollment fee.

If you have any questions, contact Metra Augustin at 816-525-1480.

Linda Harrelson
Head of School

SCA Moms' Bible Study

SCA is hosting a 7-week non-denominational Bible Study for all SCA moms. You are welcome to join other SCA moms at the Moms' Bible Study! The study will be on Mondays from 2 – 3:10 p.m. in the elementary library beginning Monday, Feb. 1st. This session's study will be Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer. Books are $13, and they will be available at the first study on Feb. 1st. If you are interested in joining, please text, call, or email Kristin Hammett at 816.522.6315 or

Upcoming Tests

States and Capitals Test #2 - Southeastern States

All Classes - Tue, Feb. 16th

ACSI Speech Recital

Mr. Welch and Mrs. Stephens's Classes - Fri, Feb. 26th

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Math Champs

Mrs. Stephen's Class

Measurement: Nic

x : Brynne

+, - : Megan

Mr. Welch's Class

+ : Kyle, Lila

- : Ireland, Jackson

x : Abigail, Julia

÷ : Mason, Haley

Rockin' Readers

Mr. Welch's Class

Logan H. and Brynn


“For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?”

Mark 8: 35-36

Test: Friday, February 12th

BMV Questions

1. What does Jesus mean by saving our lives? Saving our lives now, means living for ourselves and doing what we want. It is self focused.

2. What does Jesus mean by losing our lives? Losing our lives now, means living for God and doing His will first. It is focused on others and putting them first.

“Doing That Which Pleases Him” - Dutiful, Thankful, Watchful, Prayerful, Humble

Spelling List 21

1. minute

2. hour

3. chewing

4. triangle

5. volleyball

6. combing

7. flattery

8. disappear

9. seat belt

10. reason

11. walnut

12. above

13. every

14. prey

15. whiskers

16. scolded

17. history

18. fight

19. independence

20. United States

21. nation

22. liberty - freedom

23. fiction – a made-up story

24. license – permission given by the law


PRETEST – Thursday, Feb. 11th

TEST – Thursday, Feb. 12th

ACSI Speech Competition

Third grade students at SCA participate in the ACSI Speech Competition every year. Each student will memorize a Bible passage, poem, or folktale/fable in the coming month. This will be their poem grade for the month, and everyone will participate by reciting their speech in class on Feb. 26th. We will then have a grade level completion after school on Feb. 29th for any students who are interested in the school-wide competition. Three students from each category will qualify for the next level of competition and will help represent the third grade of SCA at the ACSI Speech Competition in April.

Students who have chosen to recite a Bible passage must also be able to give a short explanation of what the passage means to them. It should be something short, but also well thought through. I would suggest having them write a couple of sentences at the end of their Bible passage to memorize.

If you have any questions, please e-mail your teacher.