3rd Grade News
Week of Sept. 22-26, 2014
What We Are Learning
- Plot and Summary of a story
- Suffixes -er and -est
- Imaginary Story
- Predicates and compound sentences
- Long "i" words
- Mixtures and Solutions
- Continued Map Skills
Important Grading Information About Spelling
Spelling Words for the Week
On Level List
Watch Dog Dad Meeting
Tuesday, Sep. 23rd, 5:30-6pm
1601 Marshal Ridge Dr
Ridgeview PTA - Reflections program- Theme: "The World will be a better Place if ... "
Friday, Oct. 24th, 8am
1601 Marshal Ridge Dr
Please check out more information and specific flyers on the PTA website.
Please contact Courtney Auten @ email@example.com with any questions.
- Assembly- Fun Run Kick-off
- Watch Dog Dad Pizza and Kick-off @ 5:30
- Running Club begins
- RES Fun Run- 3rd grade at 10:45
- Early Release @ 12 PM
- End of first grading period
- Spring Creek BBQ Night
- Fall Pictures
Calling All Rockin' Rattlers
Calling all 3rd and 4th graders:
If you love to sing and perform, you will love Rockin’ Rattlers! Rockin’ Rattlers is a music performance group that sings, plays instruments, and performs several times throughout the school year. We meet from 3:00-4:00 after school on Tuesdays beginning October 7th.
Please understand that joining this group is a commitment. Attendance is taken at every rehearsal. Students that miss twice for unexcused reasons will be dismissed from the group. Absences must be communicated to Mrs. Surface beforehand in the form of e-mail, written note or phone call from parents. Absence from a performance will also result in dismissal.
Students wishing to be a member of Rockin’ Rattlers must pass all classes, per UIL rules, and have good conduct in all classes to be eligible. Good behavior is a requirement for choir members during rehearsals and performances.
Every Tuesday, Rockin’ Rattlers will be released from their classroom at 3:00 and will go to the music room. At 4:00, students will be dismissed from the music room in the front(upper driveway) of the school. Please pick up your child promptly at 4:00p.m. each week. Students not picked up in a timely manner will be subject to dismissal as well.
All Rockin’ Rattlers will need a performance shirt, design above. We will wear these for performances to look uniformed. If your child already has this shirt from a previous year, no need to purchase a new one. I will send out a separate order form with pricing for the shirt in October. Also, this year we will compete at a contest (at a super-fun venue). The price of the contest will be about $21 per child. I will send more information home about that once the dates and plans have been finalized. Donations for the contest and shirt will be taken at a later date.
Please fill out the bottom portion or ask your teacher for a copy of the form. Return to Mrs. Surface by Sept 30th to reserve your spot in Rockin’ Rattlers. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at Courtney.Surface@kellerisd.net
Mrs. Surface, music teacher
I, ______________________________, want to be in Rockin’ Rattlers! I understand that I must attend rehearsals and performances, and be on my best behavior when we are meeting as a group. I have also read the eligibility requirements and can abide by those as well.
Student signature________________________ Parent signature ________________________
Teacher______________ parent cell number_______________ parent email________________
Please tell me how your child will get home from choir each week _______________________________ (car rider, walker, etc).
Thank you for your support of Ridgeview Elementary and the investments you make in your children’s lives. We are so excited to introduce you to this semester’s only major fundraiser, the Apex Fun Run! The Apex Fun Run will last for 2 weeks and will kick off with a Pep Rally on Tuesday, September 23rd at 2:00pm.
Please look for your child’s Pledge Kit that they will receive on that day. We will have emails coming from your teachers. Please feel free to visit www.apexfunrun.com/countdown-pep-rally?schoolid=431341 to hear about this interactive program that helps schools all over the country raise money, while promoting leadership and fitness in the classes. This year's character theme is Apex Extreme, where students will join the Apex team in a nationwide Extreme Race to learn what it means to become an Extreme Leader:
o Find Your Strengths! Identify strengths in you and also those around you.
o Be Brave! Doing what’s right with all your might.
o Stick Together! Working as a team makes you stronger. Never leave anyone out.
o Go Big! Go above and beyond what is expected of you in everything you do.
o Say Thanks! Be grateful and thank those around you.
During the Apex Fun Run, students are challenged to get pledges for the laps they will run on Thursday, October 2nd to help our school. Students will run for 30 minutes and average 26-36 laps, with the maximum amount of laps being 36 (each lap is 1/16th of a mile). Sponsors can pledge $1, $2, $5 per lap or any other amount for each lap students run. All students will receive an access code that allows you to enter pledges online. Funds raised this year will be going to the school to pay for Technology Updates and Outdoor Improvements!
The Apex Fun Run is for every student regardless of financial giving. All students will receive Apex wrist bands, Apex race-day jerseys, team awards and participate in the Fun Run itself. We invite all parents to come to the Apex Fun Run and share in this great event! The times for the Apex Fun Run are as follows:
· Fun Run 1: Thursday, October 2 @ 8:45am for Kindergarten
· Fun Run 2: Thursday, October 2 @ 9:45am for Grades 1 & 2
· Fun Run 2: Thursday, October 2 @ 10:45am for Grades 3 & 4
You can help our school be successful in the following four ways:
· Help connect your child to potential sponsors (family/friends) to acquire pledges.
· Ask your child about the “Apex Extreme” character lessons, and download the “Apex Fun Run” App!
· Come to the Apex Fun Run and don’t forget to invite others to attend our fun-filled community event on our field.
· Help volunteer for the race! We need a few parents to help cheer on students and mark laps. If you would like to volunteer for your student’s race, please contact Becca Boneau at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you again for your continued support—we are so excited to begin this journey with you!
Becky Wilder -Principal
Kauy Wehe- Ridgeview PTA
A note from library
In library this week we have been talking about the Bluebonnet award and watching book trailers of the nominees. This is an OPTIONAL program for students in grades 3 and 4 but I am highly recommending it. Students across the state get a chance to vote for the ONE Bluebonnet book they think is the best and our students votes will be added in to those across the state. The catch is that they have to read AT LEAST 5 in order to vote. I am giving the students a self-tracking form that they need to fill out as they read the books in order to prove to me they read the books. I’ll be reading some in the library as well. Students have until mid-January to read these books.
Our First Field Trip is Coming!
Dear Third Grade Parents,
I am pleased to make you aware of a wonderful opportunity that was made available for every third grade student in Keller ISD. We have arranged for all of our third graders to take a field trip to see a live theatre presentation by the Fossil Ridge High School Theatre Department. There is no cost to the students, campus or district for this trip. On this field trip our students will have the opportunity to see children’s theatre performed live by the Fossil Ridge High School Theatre students. They will witness first hand the concepts they have been learning about in their theatre, art, music, and language arts classes. This is truly a valuable experience for your child and one that we feel honored to be able to provide this year.
This year’s play will be SHREK: The Musical. Your school’s field trip is scheduled on Tuesday, October 7 at noon. Admission to the event is free. Due to limited seating capacity, we are asking that parents not attend this field trip unless requested to attend as a chaperone by the teacher. We will be traveling to the performance in Keller ISD school buses. Students will be picked up at Ridgeview at approximately 11:30 and will return at approximately 1:30. Good manners, participation, and respect for our hosts are an integral part of this experience. Proper school attire is appropriate for this activity.
This is an outstanding educational opportunity that we are pleased to offer your child.
Teachers will provide background and enrichment lessons to prepare the children for this exciting experience.
KISD Director of Fine Arts
Ridgeview 3rd Grade Teachers!
We are excited to be using Edmodo this year as another communication tool between the school and home. Edmodo is a secure network that allows us to connect, share content, important dates, and class information with you.