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This week in Third Grade...January 4, 2016

Dear Third Grade Parents,

Happy New Year! Welcome to the second semester of third grade too! Please review the dates below and mark your calendars accordingly. Pleases remember to check our Third Grade Resource page often as we are uploading new information related to third grade projects, activities and events. Recently uploaded is the Native American Indian Project choice board guidelines as well as the MJS library catalog links for the Native American Third Grade Study.

Again, if you have any questions we can assist you with please do not hesitate to contact your Third Grade Team!

Happy Monday!

Mrs. Adanto, Mrs. Sears and Mrs. Garcia

January is Mosaic Month at MJS and we need you!

Mosaic Month is a beautiful celebration of the cultural diversity that exists in our community and we rely on our parent volunteers to help make it happen. The culminating event is the International Heritage Fair on Friday, January 29th. If you are interested in either creating a cultural table for the fair or in helping out behind the scenes, please contact Ms. Myvonwynn Hopton @ as soon as possible.

Thank you!

A Friendly Carpool Reminder...Please Don't Cut The Line!

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Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day February 12, 2016...

A message from Nicole Dixon & Tina Yates!

Please mark your calendars! It may seem early, but Mayfield’s annual Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ day is right around the corner. We look forward to welcoming the ones we love on February 12, 2016. This is a special tradition, a day when Grandparents or Special Family Friends join students on campus for Mass and classroom activities. To insure we get an invitation to your child's special guest, please fill out the form here if this is your first year at MJS (or there are changes to the addresses from last year's invitation mailing):

Thank you,

Nicole Dixon & Tina Yates

Upcoming Third Grade Events

January 04, 2016 - Welcome Back! Mosaic Month Begins (Morning Prayer)

January 14, 2016 - Cornelia Connelly Mass - Concert Dress - 9:00 AM Greg Smith Memorial Gymnasium

January 18, 2016 - Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL

January 26, 2016 - Native American Play DRESS REHEARSAL - Time TBD

January 27, 2016 - Native American Play, 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM, Hayden Family Performing Arts Center

January 2016 - Mosaic Month Celebration!

Native American Play Costume Reminder!

Our annual Native American Play is around the corner! For the play, please keep in mind the following costume requirements:

Boys/Girls: Pants - brown, light or dark khaki or and "solid earth tone" long pants or leggings.

Boys/Girls: Tops - white, long or short sleeve. Please, no words, slogans, patches, monograms or insignias, etc.

All third graders are expected to be in costume for the dress rehearsal and play. Thank you!

Deepening Our Learning...

* Religion - Christmastime observances through January 6, 2016, Feast of the Epiphany.

* Science - Recycle Reach Out Project...Students continue to collect and analyze data related to paper recycling at MJS.

* Social Studies - Native American Study Unit: Native American Study Unit continues! Students will learn and conduct research about Native American people who lived in different regions throughout the United States. Please be sure to check the resource page for important research links!

* Math - Topic Five: Working with patterns, relationships, and functions of multiplication.

* Writing - Six Traits of Writing - Students continue apply writing conventions for sentence types, word choice and voice in classroom writing assignments.

Third Grade Team!

Please feel free to visit the MJS Third Grade Resource Page for more information. You may also contact your child's teacher directly via email or phone.