3rd Grade News

May 10th -14th

Dear Families,

We cannot thank each of you enough for all the beautiful flowers, kind words, and thoughtful gifts. We are so fortunate to be able to teach your children, and we are grateful to be a part of such a supportive dragon family. Thank you for making each feel so appreciated! Please check your calendars and read about some of our upcoming events to wrap up this amazing year.

Mark Your Calendars

5/12 DVA STAAR Testing

5/12 School Nurse Day

5/18- FTF-STAAR Testing

5/19 DVA STAAR Testing

5/20 FTF STAAR Testing

5/27 Last day of school


8/13 - Meet the Teacher (8:30 - 9:30 am)

8/16 - First Day of School

8/26 - Curriculum Night (K & 1)

9/2 - Curriculum Night, (2, 3, & 4)

What are We Learning About This Week?

Reading - STAAR prep

Writing -Creative Writing

Math- STAAR review

Science: Food Chains

Field Day

Field Day will take place on Friday, May 21st during your child's ENCORE class time. That day, students will enjoy fun games and inflatables. Due to COVID protocols currently in place, visitors will not be allowed to attend. DVA students are invited to participate during their grade level Encore time. (please let the virtual student know times and locations for drop off and pick up)

Birthday Treats

The Happy Birthday Dragon form will be turned off after May 17th. Please submit your orders in advance!! We will not be able to order any more ice cream after the 17th.

School Supply Sale

Our school supplies sale starts April 30th and goes through the summer.


Code: CAR428

Select packs by grade/school and complete payment.

Packs are mailed to your house the week of August 2-6.

Be the Difference

We are partnering with SASO (Scholars and Athletes Serving Others) of Southlake to replenish the stock for the Battered Women's Foundation in North Richland Hills. The demands of the last year have really created a need, sadly... Thank you SASO for seeing a need and inviting us to partner with them!

May 3 – 14, we will be collecting donations to support families in need. Please bring to the library any of the following:

New towels

Gently used women’s / teen clothes

New packages of underwear for boys/girls of all ages

Bottled water

Capri suns and juice boxes

Individual snacks for kids

Looking Ahead to STAAR Testing

Similar to the format of our Interim Assessments, your student will be taking their STAAR reading and Math exams online this year. Students will take their exams on varied days depending on their homeroom teacher. Please see the schedule below and mark your calendars accordingly.
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Library Books

May 3-7 is the last week to check out library books (last library class and check-out). All books are due back May 14th (with the exception of 3rd graders taking STAAR needing a book for after their test).

Counselor's Corner

Counselor's Corner

As you may have heard, our school counselor, Mrs. Johnston, is on medical leave for the foreseeable future. Please direct concerns or questions to Nicole Williams, Assistant Principal.

The core value for the month of April is peace, proving you care more about each other than winning an argument.

Face-to-Face Daily Schedule

  • Morning Routine 7:40 – 8:10
  • Win Time 8:15 – 9:00
  • Math/ELA 9:00 – 10:30
  • Lunch 10:30 – 11:00
  • Recess 11:00 – 11:30
  • Science/Social Studies --11:30-12:00
  • Teachers Switch -- 12:00
  • Science/Social Studies --12:30-12:30
  • Encore -- 12:30-1:20
  • Math/ELA -- 1:25-2:45
  • Read Aloud -- 2:45-2:55
  • Dismissal -- 3:00


Thank you for helping us get your children to your cars in a secure manner in the afternoons by displaying your child’s name on the JES watermarked sign.

If you should ever get to the car line and realize you do not have your sign, go straight to the office instead of waiting in the car line. Otherwise, the teachers on the walkie-talkies will have to send you to the office anyway. You must have the JES watermarked sign for your child’s name to be called.

Birthday Treat Policy Change

Only district birthday treats are allowed this year due to safety regulations for COVID. For more information please visit the website.

Transportation Changes

In order to ensure that the message is received. Please be sure to send notification of any transportation change to the front office before 2:00.

Grading Periods

· August 24 - October 16

· October 19 - December 18

· January 4 - March 12

· March 22 - May 27

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Do you have questions about technology?

Did you know that there is a hotline to call? If you want to speak to somebody to help trouble-shoot any of the school-related technology, call the following number.

(817) 949-4357

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