Mrs. Houston's Third Grade News

Happy October!

Maker's Faire

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Important Dates

Friday, October 16

  • 1st Quarter Report Cards!
  • HW packet due
  • Spelling test
  • Fresh Reads Comprehension Test
Wednesday, October 21
  • Picture re-take day
October 26-30: Red Ribbon Week
Friday, October 30
  • Hillcrest Orchards field trip (Grades 1st-3rd)...forms coming home today!
  • Pumpkin Book Report and Reading Logs and Reflections DUE


Below are some Symbaloo links for your child!

Ms. Ramsey and Mrs. Houston's 3rd grade Resources


Elementary Science Resources

Elementary Math

Grades 3-5 Resources

Another Teacher's symbaloo that is excellent!!

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Important Information

1. Pumpkin Projects!

Addition to the 3 AR reflections, this month your child should pick a FICTION chapter book for a pumpkin book report project. This project will be due on Friday, October 30th.Students will read a chapter book, write a book review persuading others to read their book, and complete a main character description page. Then they are to..... DECORATE A PUMPKIN to represent the main character (NO CARVING ALLOWED). Please help your child to find a good chapter book that would make a good pumpkin character. For more details, please refer to the pumpkin packet sent home. I have scanned an extra copy of the project assignment in the READING section on FSAconnect.

2. Cursive

We will be learning Cursive soon!!! Next week we will create Cursive Binders. =0)

3. Spanish

Your child's Spanish homework from Mr. Chiappetta is due every Friday.

3. FSAPS school newsletter

Make sure you read our FSAPS school newsletter this week to stay informed on all of the happenings at FSAPS. Please click this link this week's newsletter.

Home Visits

At FSAPS we do home visits. It is a wonderful opportunity for teachers and families to get to know one another. I enjoy home visits because it helps bridge the gap between home and school for your child. These are not mandatory, but if you are interested in having some of your child's teachers visit your home please continue to read...

How can you schedule a home visit?

Very simple. Please send an e-mail to our home visit coordinator, Mrs. Unal and give us three available dates for your child's home visit program. We will get back to you and confirm a date. Depending on our teacher’s availability, at least two teachers will be together to visit our students and parents at their homes.

For any questions you have about this program, send an e-mail The best times to schedule a home visit are weekdays after 5:00 pm, and anytime during the weekends except Sunday mornings.


Tutoring on Thursdays will be on an as needed basis. If your child has below an 80 average in a course or a failing grade on a test/quiz, then he or she may attend a scheduled tutoring session. Each week's session we will only focus on one subject area. I will communicate with parents of students who should attend a tutoring session.

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week®, the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the nation, is your opportunity to get the ongoing conversation started. This year’s theme is

Respect Yourself. Be Drug Free.® We will be having activities during this week to remind, educate, and ecourage our students that being healthy and drug free will help them reach their goals. There will be contests and special clothing days for the kids to enjoy. We will also have the school decked out to show our support and commitment to the Red Ribbon Campaign. We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week on October 26-30. More information is coming in October.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Kersey at

Shelley Kersey, PVO Secretary


Redbird Advanced Learning is available to our students in K through 5th grade. Please use your FSAConnect username and password to reach Redbird. This year we have created the same username and the same password for all online resources so that you don't need to memorize different passwords.

Click here to access Redbird Advanced Learning.