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This week in Third Grade...February 8, 2016

Dear Third Grade Parents,

We are so pleased and amazed at the variety of projects our students brought in for the Native American Mini Museum. Again, these projects will be prominently displayed in our museum on Thursday, February 11, 2016. We have reserved 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM as a viewing time for parents and special friends. Each third grader will be presenting their work and would love to discuss their knowledge about the tribe they researched. Projects include homes, weaponry, jewelry, clothing, food and toys! The projects will remain on display for Grandparents and Special Friends Day on February 12, 2016. Please remember to check our Third Grade Resource page often as we are uploading new information related to third grade projects, activities and events.

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

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Valentine's Day 2016

Thank you for supporting this year's Love Grams program. All proceeds from the sale of Love Grams benefit the St. Francis Center! We will be distributing class Valentine's Day Love Grams at the end of the day on Thursday, February 10th. Happy Valentine's Day!

Grandparents and Special Friends Day Reminders!

Dear Parents,

Grandparents and Special Friends day is this Friday, February 12th. Please note that this is an early dismissal day. Students will be dismissed at 11:00 and there is no extended care available after dismissal.

Remember to complete the online form Note: Cut and paste the address to your browser! All families must complete the form for attendance purposes.

Anyone able to lend a hand and volunteer on Friday, February 12, should please email our Grandparents Day Chairs, Nicole Dixon at, and Tina Yates at for specific volunteer information.

Thank you very much!

Spelling City...Front Row...Online Resources for Math and Spelling Practice...

Our third graders have been working periodically on the sites Spelling City and Front Row. Check the resource page for links if you would like for your child to have extra spelling and/or math practice!

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

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Upcoming Third Grade Events

February 10, 2016, Ash Wednesday Service, 9:00 AM, Greg Smith Memorial Gym. Regular uniform day.

February 11, 2016 - Native American Third Grade Mini Museum, Third Grade Classrooms - 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

February 12, 2016 - Grandparents & Special Friends Day, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM. Annual Event for Grandparents and Special Friends of current students. The day begins with Mass at 8:30 in the school gym, followed by activities in the student's classroom. A photobooth will be available for special pictures. Concert dress, Valentine's accessories, NO DENIM.

February 15 - 17, 2016 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOOL

Deepening Our Learning...

* Religion...Students will reflect on Jesus' life as a prophet and the message of His good news! As we begin this second half of the year we will reflect on ways to act on Pope Francis' call for all people of faith to make 2016 a Year of Mercy.

*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 Six: More work with patterns, relationships, and functions of multiplication PLUS the introduction of the Distributive Property!

* 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.