Third Grade Cardinal Chronicle
September 18, 2016
Cottage 1 - Barry Bunch :)
Have a great week!
Making the Grade in 3rd Grade
Students should read for pleasure every night. We ask that they also regularly practice spelling and vocabulary words, and review math concepts.
Learning is fun! Unhomework is designed to give choices that get their brains active, but are fun at the same time. We encourage students to explore, experiment, wonder, create, and learn from mistakes. Thank you for supporting their curious natures and academic progresses from home.
Parent/Teacher Conferences this year at TCE will continue to be Student Led Conferences! Student Led Conferences are taking place in places like Noblesville, Nebraska, and even New Zealand! This is a movement that is taking place in the world – not just at TCE! These conferences allow your child to be an important part by having them share their accomplishments and help create goals for the year. Of course, if time is needed to speak just as adults, this time can be set.
Teachers will be sending out directions on Friday, September 23rd for parents to sign up electronically for a conference date between Monday, October 3rd and Wednesday, October 19th. We can’t wait to celebrate your child’s learning with you!
Bi-Weekly Word Study
Commonly Confused Words
This week's quizlet: https://quizlet.com/_2imwbp
Mark your calendar
September 19th: PTO Dine to Donate at Dairy Queen from 4-9PM- no flyer needed! The related arts teachers will be there from 5-7 :)
September 23rd: PTO Movie Night from 6:30-8:30pm - Information will come home soon.
September 30th: Grandparents' Day at TCE!
October 7th: 1/2 Day for Students
October 12th: Picture Retake Day
October 13th: Liger Mile
Week at a Glance
Social Studies- Maps
Writing- Writing about small moments/Journal writing. Drafting and revising their writing to include more detail.
Reading- Characterization, starting reading groups- ask your child their reading group name :)
Reading Comprehension quiz THURSDAY. Math/Grammar weekly checks FRIDAY. Spelling and Vocabulary FRIDAY.
This Week's Related Arts
Tuesday- Day 5 Art
Wednesday- Day 6 PE
Thursday- Day 1 Music
Friday- Day 2 Art
Thank you so much to those that already signed up! I promise I will be adding more soon, so be on the lookout in future newsletters.
I'm using SignUp.com to organize volunteer opportunities for the year!
**MAKE SURE you have your background check/bullying webinar already completed and your Safe Visitor ID to bring with you before you sign up to volunteer!
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click the link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com (different opportunities are below)
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 SignUp.com. Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
Copy Helpers (Friday afternoons): http://signup.com/go/QQ4FZx
Reading/Language Small Groups (Tues/Weds afternoons): http://signup.com/go/zHb9gQ
***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: email@example.com
From Mr. Cushman- LIGER MILE
The 2016 Liger XC Mile will take place on Thursday, October 13that 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.
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 onlineraceresults.com
Awards Medals for top 5 finishers in each grade, for each male and female. Ribbons for all Finishers.
Snack Attack provides TCE students in need with a sack of healthy snacks to take home on Fridays to help them through the weekend until they can return to school on Monday for a hot meal. Please consider donating individually wrapped snack items to this effort. Bins are located outside of the school office or students can bring donations to the classroom. Suggested items include: granola bars, pudding, popcorn, fruit cups, crackers, etc.
If your child is in need and would appreciate receiving these weekly bags of snacks, please contact our school counselor, Mrs. Jackie Fiesbeck, at 594-4310 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The recipients of Snack Attack remain confidential.
It’s a great day to be a Cardinal and support our students! Thank you for considering a donation to either of these causes!
As you may already know, Grandparent’s Day is celebrated around the United States in the month of September. We would like to honor grandparents on Friday, September 30th by inviting them to TCE for a special Grandparent’s Day! The event will take place from 9:10-11:35, with each grade level hosting a specific time slot. During this special visit, the grandparents will get a chance to see your child’s classroom and do some memorable activities with your child. Below is the timeline for the days’ activities.
9:35-10:15 3rd Grade
10:00-10:40 1st Grade
10:30-11:10 2nd Grade
10:55-11:35 4th Grade
As you can see there might be an open slot as you wait for another grade level. The PTO will be hosting a waiting room at TCE for that open time period. Refreshments will be served and student work will be on display. Due to the wonderful turn out, and the high number of students we have this year, we are requesting no visitors for lunch that day. Thank you for your understanding! We look forward to this special event!
-fruit -veggies -cheese -Pepperidge Farm Gold Fish (any variety)
We must stick to this list to keep our students safe from severe food allergens.
Students may also bring water bottles with lids.
Class donations of individually packaged, approved snack items for students who occasionally forget snack are always appreciated.
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Textbook Fee and iPad Rental Fee Information
As of Thursday afternoon, book fees have been posted in Skyward. Please allow 10 days to see any payments posted in your Skyward Account. If you have any questions, contact Pat Lines at 594-4310 or email@example.com.
Third Grade Book fee $69.83, iPad Rental Fee (if applicable) $90