Mrs. Williams' Weekly News

August 22 - August 26

What we are learning

We will work on building classroom community and practicing classroom expectations over the next two weeks. This will help to set up a successful learning environment!

Reading: We will practice setting up our "Read to Self" station and work on our reading stamina. We will also enjoy different read alouds this week!

Math: We will being our math warm ups and practice cooperative learning strategies to learn from each other. We will also being practicing our math station rotations and focus on what math stations should look like and sound like during our numeracy block.

Writing: We will work on getting to know our classmates by asking and answering questions. We will also practice writing stamina while working on quick writes.

Content: We will discuss what our Class Family looks like. We will discuss our growth mindset and the power of "I don't know YET!" We will also begin our "Where in the World is MO?" social studies unit.


We have daily specials from 10:05 - 11:00am. Here is our weekly schedule:

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Computers

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: P.E. (please make sure your child wears tennis shoes)

Friday: Art

Classroom Communication

Communication is so important to me as I know it is important to you! Here are the different ways that I plan to communicate with you this year!

Weekly Newsletter: I plan to send my classroom newsletter each week by Sunday evening at 8pm. I try to keep these short, but there is important information regarding what students are learning as well as different events happening at Lyon!

Email Policy: I will respond to email within 24 hours Monday - Friday. I will typically respond during my plan time or before/after school after receiving an email from you.

Take Home Folders: Your child will bring home a take home folder each day. These folders will contain daily work and any other relevant paperwork (permission slips, photo envelopes, etc.). Papers in the "keep at home" side can be taken out and reviewed with your child. If you have any notes or lunch money to send to school, please place them in the "return to school" side. I check take home folders every daily and place papers for students to take home every afternoon.

Seesaw: Seesaw is a learning platform that allows each child to create a digital portfolio of work completed in 3rd Grade. Students will make posts in Seesaw to share their writing, reading, or explain their thinking. I will also share photos of our class learning through Seesaw. I will share out your child's Seesaw information to have you connect with their account this week. Please let me know if you have any issues connecting!

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From the Lyon Office

New Start & Dismissal Times

School Start Time:

8:20 a.m. (Doors will open at 8:00 a.m.)

Please drop off before 8:20*, especially if your student is eating breakfast.

*The car line will close at 8:15. If arriving after 8:15, please walk your student in to the office.

School End Time:

3:20 p.m. Monday-Thursday

2:20 p.m. on Fridays only for early release (see

below for details)

Please do not line up prior to 3:05 p.m. due to traffic congestion.

Free & Reduced Lunch Application - ALL FAMILIES

The application for free/reduced meals is also now available through the SISK12 Parent Portal. Take note, qualifications for this benefit may have changed. While this application was not required for the last two school years, it must be filled out to utilize this benefit during the 2022-2023 school year.

Even if your family does not anticipate qualifying for discounted meals, the free/reduced meal status of our students provides many other opportunities outside of meals. As noted in the graphic above, the percentage of students who qualify for free/reduced meals in our district allows our schools to receive important federal funding that supports student literacy growth, Leader in Me resources and various programs that provide needs for our most at-risk learners.

Our goal is to get 100% of these forms returned by August 10, which is when online registration also closes. Go to to complete yours form!

Each class will earn an EXTRA RECESS when they reach 90% of students with a completed Free/Reduced Lunch Application!

Water Bottles

Please remember to send a water bottle with your child to school each day! With the warm weather, students really want those water bottles after recess and need to stay hydrated!

Upcoming Dates


August 30th: ADPP Due

August 30: PTO Meeting (5:45pm in the Lyon Library)

September 5th: No School - Labor Day

September 15th: Grandparent's Night

September 23rd: Fall Picture Day

September 30th: SI Day - No School

October 25th & 27th: Parent-Teacher Conferences

Contact Info

Please contact me with any questions or concerns! I will always try my best to respond back to you within 24 hours.