3rd Grade Newsletter

May 16th - 20th

This Week in 3rd Grade

1. Three week progress reports are available for viewing on Monday the 16th.

2. Career day is on Tuesday May 17th! Thank you to all of our volunteers who have signed up to share their careers with our students this year. We are looking forward to hearing about your passion and successes!

3. Field day is on Friday May 20th from 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. The forecast shows a nice hot sunny day therefore we'd like to suggest your child come prepared with the following:

- A hat
- Water bottle
- Sunscreen (preferably put on prior to arriving at school.)
- Either a sack lunch from home or ordered from school.
- A full change of clothes due to water activities.

We are looking forward to having a fun day to end our year! If you have any questions please contact your child's teacher.

The Third Grade Team

Learning Targets

A Learning Target is the desired goal of each task in which your child will actively be involved. In addition, it engages your child in reflective evaluation of their own performance.

Integrated Reading, Writing, and Social Studies:

We will explore the contributions of unsung heroes in our PBL so that we can communicate information about the contributions of lesser-known citizens who made a big impact. I'll know I have it when I can create a know/need to know chart about the person I am studying and research to learn more information about their life.

Math Workshop:

We will review pounds and ounces so that we can determine the appropriate unit of measurement. I will know I have it when I can determine how many ounces are equivalent to a pound.


We will recall what we have learned this year in science so that I can decide what I want to know more about. I will know I have it when I can create a project or presentation about something that I am passionate about.

Upcoming Events

May- June
May 13th- Speeding to Read Permission forms Due!!
May 17th- Career Day
May 20th- Field Day
May 24th- Speeding to Read Field Trip
May 30th- No school
May 31st- End of Year awards ceremony @ 8:00 in the cafeteria.
June 2nd- Early Dismissal
June 3rd- Early Dismissal and last day of school!
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We are looking for volunteers for CAREER DAY!

Attention Beck Community!

Volunteer for Beck’s Career Day

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

9:00 am – 1:30 pm

(Shifts are 25 minutes and you may volunteer for up to 4 shifts)

We are looking for adults from diverse backgrounds with a variety of interesting careers that will get Beck kids excited about the many possibilities in their future. Are you a doctor, lawyer, actor, firefighter, dentist, architect, hairdresser, artist, producer, plumber, musician, engineer, or teacher? Do you do something else that kids would love to learn about? Are you a stay-at home parent who volunteers for a cause or left an interesting career? Parents, friends, or relatives are all welcome to participate.

Contact Counselor-Patricia Porter for more information at

Pporter@nisdtx.org or 817.215.0471

The following link has registration information and background check link: http://www.nisdtx.org/Page/56413

We're using VolunteerSpot to sign up for Career Day 2016.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Sign-up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/j33GaN

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested at volunteering at Beck? Please take a moment to fill out the Volunteer Background Check found HERE.

*Please note that all chaperones for field trips must have a completed volunteer background check on file.

Teacher Contact Information

Brytnei Rocha: brocha@nisdtx.org
Kelley Schemmel: kschemmel@nisdtx.org
Emily Stovall: estovall@nisdtx.org
Tracey Kiplinger: tkiplinger@nisdtx.org
Becca Hubbs: rhubbs@nisdtx.org
Maggie Bell: margaret.bell@nisdtx.org

Transportation Changes

To ensure your child's transportation changes are met each day, please contact the front office or email Beckelem@nisdtx.org and CC your child's teacher with the changes. It would be best to notify us as early in the day as possible.


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