Third Grade Tribune

January 29, 2016

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Question of the Week

Explain how Squanto is an example of Romans 8:28, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

Last Week's "Question of the Week"

Chief Japazaws was given a copper kettle to give Pocahontas to the colonists.


Feb. 9 - Watch D.O.G. Meeting in the Elem. Music Room at 6:00pm

Feb. 10 - Solemn Assembly

Feb. 12 - Mid-quarter grades home

Feb. 12 - 1/2 Day of School

Feb. 15 - NO SCHOOL - President's Day

Feb. 16 - International Festival

Feb. 26 - ACSI Speech Recital in class

Feb. 29 - ACSI Speech Competition after school

New Lunch Menu Options

The teachers were asked to pass on the following information from our cafeteria:

As a school, we are trying to give the kids a few more healthy options. With that in mind, we are making some changes in the lunchroom starting next month. Everyday we will have the regular lunch menu but the kids will be allowed to substitute fresh veggies (carrots, celery or broccoli) or fresh fruit (apples, oranges and bananas) for any of the 3 sides. Please let your kids know that they will be allowed to do this.

In addition, there is a bowl of fresh fruits available daily for any student who would like to purchase one. It is located next to the cashier.

Watch D.O.G. Training

Mr. Andy Coats has scheduled another Watch D.O.G.S. training for Tuesday, February 9, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The training will be held in the elementary music room. ,

From 6:00 to 6:30, Mr. Coats will provide orientation training for those who have recently signed up for the Watch D.O.G.S. program and for those who may want more info before registering. Most of you will not need to attend these first 30 minutes. From 6:30 to 8:00, Mr. Coats will go over security issues/training for all watchdogs. We will go over school emergency response and evacuation procedures as they pertain to tornado, fire, and active shooter situations.

This is a dad/father figure only event so child care will not be provided. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by emailing


SCA Reenrollment for 2016-17 - Don't miss the reenrollment discount!

It's hard to believe it is that time of year again! January 19 is the first day of reenrollment for current families. A letter and instructions were sent home on January 15 in your student's backpack and reenrollment can be completed online again this year. We are already receiving many inquiry calls for the 2016-17 school year and have already received several completed applications from new families. New families from covenant churches can enroll starting on February 16 and open enrollment begins on March 1, so we encourage you to enroll early. Families reenrolling by March 1 will receive a discount on the enrollment fee.

If you have any questions, contact Metra Augustin at 816-525-1480.

Linda Harrelson
Head of School

SCA Moms' Bible Study

SCA is hosting a 7-week non-denominational Bible Study for all SCA moms. You are welcome to join other SCA moms at the Moms' Bible Study! The study will be on Mondays from 2 – 3:10 p.m. in the elementary library beginning Monday, Feb. 1st. This session's study will be Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer. Books are $13, and they will be available at the first study on Feb. 1st. If you are interested in joining, please text, call, or email Kristin Hammett at 816.522.6315 or

Upcoming Tests

History Test #2 - Pocahontas, Standish, Squanto

Mr. Welch's Class - Tue, Feb. 1st

Language Test #4

Mr. Welch's Class - Wed, Feb. 3rd

Mrs. Stephens's Class - Thu, Feb. 4th

States and Capitals Test #2 - Southeastern States

All Classes - Tue, Feb. 16th

ACSI Speech Recital

Mr. Welch and Mrs. Stephens's Classes - Fri, Feb. 26th

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Math Champs

Mrs. Stephen's Class

Measurement: Brynne

x : Brynne

+, - : Brayden

Mr. Welch's Class

+ : Abigail, Brayden

- : Kyle, Lila

x : Lila, Brayden

÷ : Logan H, Haley

Rockin' Readers

Mr. Welch's Class

Jackson and Lila


“No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.”

Luke 16: 13

Test: Friday, February 5th

BMV Questions

1. Why can we not have more than one master? A master has control over something or someone by definition. Just like a car can only be controlled by one steering wheel, so a person can only be controlled by one master.

2. Is money bad? Money is a gift from God and a tool. If used correctly it can be very good, but if used poorly it can harm us greatly.

Spelling List 20

1. sprinkler

2. mailbox

3. nephew

4. ankle

5. adopted

6. early

7. somewhere

8. alphabet

9. chipmunk

10. question

11. beaver

12. escape

13. bacon

14. juice

15. planet

16. clue

17. already

18. whose

19. whole

20. why

21. when

22. confidence - a firm belief or trust

23. identical - exactly alike

24. labor - to work


PRETEST – Wednesday, Feb. 3rd

TEST – Thursday, Feb. 5th

ACSI Speech Competition

Third grade students at SCA participate in the ACSI Speech Competition every year. Each student will memorize a Bible passage, poem, or folktale/fable in the coming month. This will be their poem grade for the month, and everyone will participate by reciting their speech in class on Feb. 26th. We will then have a grade level completion after school on Feb. 29th for any students who are interested in the school-wide competition. Three students from each category will qualify for the next level of competition and will help represent the third grade of SCA at the ACSI Speech Competition in April.

Students who have chosen to recite a Bible passage must also be able to give a short explanation of what the passage means to them. It should be something short, but also well thought through. I would suggest having them write a couple of sentences at the end of their Bible passage to memorize.

If you have any questions, please e-mail your teacher.