3rd Grade News

Ridgeview Elementary

Week of Sept. 29-30, 2014

Kid President's 20 Things We Should Say More Often

What We Are Learning


- Comparing and Equivalent Fractions


- Review and Poetry


- PTA Reflections- "How to Make the World a Better Place"


- Review all 5 weeks' words


- Mixtures and Solutions

Social Studies:

- Daniel Boone, Christopher Columbus, Founding Fathers/Framers, Juan de Onate

- American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and the Bill of Rights

Spelling Words for the Week

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Fossil Ridge Theatre Field Trip

Tuesday, Oct. 7th, 11:30am-1:30pm

4101 Thompson Rd

Fort Worth, TX

This year’s play will be SHREK: The Musical. Our field trip is scheduled on Tuesday, October 7 at noon. Admission to the event is free. 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.

Please send back the permission slips by Thursday, October 2nd.

Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night

Tuesday, Oct. 7th, 5pm

660 S Main St

Keller, TX

Join us at Spring Creek for a delicious dinner!

Important Dates

Oct. 2nd

  • RES Fun Run- 3rd grade at 10:45

Oct. 3rd

  • Early Release @ 12 PM
  • End of first grading period

Oct. 7th

  • Spring Creek BBQ Night
  • Fall Pictures
  • Field Trip

Oct. 10th

  • We LOVE ourselves too much to do drugs! – RED OUT – Wear Red

Oct. 17th

  • Ridgeview Says NO to Drugs!

    Respects Others

    Engage in Learning

    Strive to be your Best - Spirit Wear; Wear your RES Shirt or RES colors!

Oct. 21st

  • PTA Meeting @ 5:30 PM
  • Dr. Reid Bond Presentation @ 6 PM

Oct. 24th

  • RES TEAMS Up against Drugs – Wear your favorite TEAM shirt/jersey! (College or Professional)

Oct. 31st

  • Don’t let drugs ruin your DREAMS! - Wear Pajamas

    (Pajamas must be school appropriate & no slippers please)

  • Book Fair

Calling All Rockin' Rattlers

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

Thank you,

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).


Important Information

The Apex Fun Run

Dear Parents,

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 kicked off with a Pep Rally on Tuesday, September 23rd. Please make sure to log on and enter your child's t-shirt size. All students will receive a free t-shirt for the event.

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 rebeccaboneau@verizon.net

Thank you again for your continued support—we are so excited to begin this journey with you!


Becky Wilder -Principal

Kauy Wehe- Ridgeview PTA

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Complimentary Whimsy Tickets


We have about 45 invitations left for Whimsy. If they would like one, please email Mrs. Wilder at Becky.Wilder@kellerisd.net. One invitation gets the whole family into the event.

We hope you enjoy this event!


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