Third Grade School Family News

September 30, 2016

Room 22 with Ms. Moos

Happy Friday to all!

What a wet and gloomy we we had, but we still managed to do great work in Room 22! Please do not forget to turn in T-SHIRT Money. I have a few students who haven't returned the form with money. Also, please make sure to sign up for a student-led conference time.

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Moos

Students of the Month- August and Septemember

Jung, Nick, Lauren and Dylan were nominated for showing the High 5 Character Trait, Responsibility and Safety. Responsibility is doing what is expected of you and being accountable for your thoughts, words, and actions, Safety is choosing to make safe choices in all TCE learning environments.

This Week's Related Arts

Monday- Day 2 Music

Tuesday- Day 3 Art

Wednesday- Day 4 PE

Thursday- Day 5 Music

Friday- Day 0 No Specials, Lunch will not be served, 1/2 day for students

Spirit Wear

Next week, October 3 – 7, Thorpe Creek Elementary will be helping HSE High School celebrate their 50th Anniversary! We will be joining the high schoolers in their Spirit Week! TCE Cardinals can participate in the following Spirit Days next week.

Monday, October 3rd– Pajama Day

Tuesday, October 4th – Superhero/Favorite Character Day

Wednesday, October 5th – Wacky Sock Wednesday

Thursday, October 6th – America Day (Red, White and Blue)

Friday, October 7th (half day) HSE Royals Day/ Blue and/or White

Let’s help HSE High School Celebrate 50 years of success!!

This Week at a Glance

Math: We are using estimating, guess and check, and inverse operations to check our adding and subtracting with regrouping.

Reading: Readers are working to stretch their stamina. Many students have set exciting goals for reading so they will follow their own individualized plan to meet and exceed their goals.

Word Study: Vocab words will come home on Monday, quiz on Friday.

Writing: We will continue adding detail to our personal narratives. This week's focus will be on using story mapping strategies to better plan our stories in order.

Social Studies: Exploring Maps

Mark Your Calendar...

October 4-6: Room 24 Conferences

October 7: 1/2 day for students. 12:01 Dismissal (Lunch will not be served on this day.) All teachers will participate in an afternoon Professional Development.

October 12: Picture Retake Day

October 13: Liger Mile

October 14: Spirit Wear- Colts Blue

October 19: Great American Shake Out Day (Earthquake Drill)

October 20: Fall Fundraiser Funds due- Please let me know if you would like another copy of the form.

October 20 and 21: No School- Fall Break for students.

October 27: Vision Screening, Daniel Muir visits students 2:30

October 31 First Day of the PTO Scholastic Book Fair!


Special requests: Natural fall items for exploring- fall leaves, pine cones, pumpkins, gourds, dried ornamental corn or sunflowers, hay/straw

We are in need of more snack. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.


From Mr. Cushman

The 2015 Liger XC Mile will take place on Thursday, October 13th at Hamilton Southeastern HS!! This race/run/walk is for ALL K- 6th grade students in the Hamilton Southeastern School District. School team scores will be kept for intermediate and elementary competition.

$16 Entry includes t-shirt with all competitors’ names on the back, listed by school! And the always awesome LIGER Logo! Medals for top 5 finishers in each grade- both male and female. Ribbons for all Finishers.

· Online with shirt by Monday Oct 10th, 11:59PM.

· Same day registration available at race site: $20 –limited number of shirts on race day.

Why: To promote health & fitness throughout the district, and introduce the lifelong sport of running.

Where: Hamilton SE High School Cross Country Course---South side of the school property adjacent to the tennis courts and soccer fields. Registration/packet pick-up on soccer fields, or inside closest school entrance if extremely poor weather.

What: 1 mile Cross Country run for ALL Hamilton Southeastern Schools. K-6th graders. Races will run in succession.

Predicted schedule:

Packet Pick up and same day registration 4:00-5:00PM (Arrive Early!)

5:00 K, 1, 2 Female

5:15 k,1,2 Male

5:30 3,4 Female

5:45 3,4 Male

6:00 5,6 Female

6:15 5,6 Male

The Course: The 1 mile grass course will run the perimeter of the elevated practice fields between the H.S. and Fall Creek Intermediate, including the grassland area. NEW WIDER start this year!!

Results will be posted at

Awards Medals for top 5 finishers in each grade, for each male and female. Ribbons for all Finishers.

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Safe Visitor Background Checks for our Volunteers, Lunch Guests, and Study Trip Guests

ANY PERSON visiting or volunteering at any of our HSE schools must complete a criminal history check and an anti-bullying webinar EVERY 3 YEARS.

If you already have a child attending HSE schools, and have completed a background check within the last 3 years, you should have received an email notification from “Safe Visitor Solutions” including your ID card with a special bar code that can be printed or scanned directly from your SMART device. You will need to present your I.D. badge at each visit to our school.

For FIRST-TIME or RENEWING applicants, please use the following link to begin the new process:

~The cost is $13 to be paid by credit card at the time of application.

~You will receive an e-mail notification and your Safe Visitor I.D. card when clearance is received. Most are processed within 5 business days.

~If you have questions about your status, you may contact HSE Schools Receptionist Vicki Foutty by e- mail at:

TCE will begin welcoming visitors and volunteers after Labor Day!