Third Grade Weekly Newsletter

Mrs. Arndorfer - April 18-22


No school on Friday, April 15 or Monday, April 18. That is Spring Break.

We will take MCA tests on April 21 and 28. The Reading MCA test is on April 21. The Math MCA test is on April 28. We will have a kickoff breakfast on Wednesday, April 20. Breakfast will be at 8:40 after we have a bit of Zumba fun. Your child can certainly eat breakfast at home or early that morning at school as well. It will be very important that kids are at their best those days. Be sure they get a good night's sleep and a good breakfast. If they are not feeling well, please consider keeping them home until they feel better. We can test on a different day. These tests may take most of the day.

We have three fieldtrips planned this spring. We submitted a request to the Grand Meadow Education Foundation for funding for all three fieldtrips plus transportation costs. They graciously agreed to pay for all three trips! This is an extremely generous gift! If you should happen to see a member of the foundation, please thank them. To summarize, all students entrance fees and transportation fees have been provided for. Students will need a packed lunch on all trips. The trips are planned for:

May 16 - Mystery Cave

May 24 - Owl Center in Houston

June 1 - Quarry Hill Nature Center

*** Parents may join us at the destinations, but you must provide your own transportation. Only students and teachers will ride the bus. Parents must also pay for entry at each destination.

Costs are:

- Mystery Cave/Forestville - $11

- Owl Center - Flat fee covers 50 entrants. If you come and we are over 50 entrants, you will not be admitted.

- Quarry Hill Nature Center - $10

*** Students are required to ride the bus to the destination. If you want to take your child home at the end of the day from the venue, you need to obtain prior approval from administration because of liability issues. Administration may be reached at

*** Parents are also required to complete a background check to join field trips. The link for the background check is below. The school pays the fee.

Dates to Remember:

20: MCA Kickoff

21: Reading MCA

28: Math MCA


11: Service Learning

13: Grandparent's Day

16: Mystery Cave

18: Activity Day

19: Activity Day- if need to reschedule

24: International Owl Center

30: No school


1: Quarry HIll


Spelling Words

Week 28

Words with suffix -tion/-sion

1. permission

2. confession

3. vision

4. please

5. action

6. quotation

7. hunting

8. nation

9. combination

10. question

11. attention

12. vacation

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Our Story This Week:

Humphrey, the Lost Whale

Click on the link below to listen to this week's story.

Humphrey the lost Whale A True Story


Math This Week


  • Our class has lunch very late. Please be sure to send a good, healthy snack with your child. We have a lot of hungry kids by late morning.


A to Z Vocabulary (Spelling practice)

This is the link to spelling work practice.

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Phone: 507-754- 5317