Bennett Third Grade Newsletter

April 15th - April 22nd

Great Things Going on in Third Grade

Our much anticipated STAAR Wars unit is finally here! Our rooms are ready, and so are our Jedi's in training! We are looking forward to the next two weeks, as we 'use the force' to review all key concepts in reading and math that we have learned in third grade this year.

For more information regarding our STAAR Wars review, please access our Star Wars Smore at the following link:

We really appreciate all of the parent support we have had to help make these upcoming two weeks fun and engaging for our students. It is still not to late to help!! If you would like to donate an item to our STAAR Wars review, you can sign up to at the following Sign Up Genius Link: We so appreciate you partnering with us to help make this a success!

The following is a schedule of our STAAR WARS fun days for the students. (Please know that these days are optional, and students can choose to participate or not participate.):

Monday, April 18th: Wear a Star Wars shirt to kick off our review.

Wednesday, April 20th: Bring an “Out-Of-This-World” snack and drink.

Friday, April 22nd: Bring an “Out-Of-This-World” snack and drink, wear your Star Wars apparel.

Monday, April 25th: Wear Crazy Alien Hair.

Wednesday, April 27th: Bring an “Out-Of-This-World” snack and drink.

Friday, April 29th: Bring an “Out-Of-This-World” snack and drink, wear your Star Wars apparel.

This upcoming week is also Pie Time Live!!! Each morning before school, students may purchase tickets for $1 to pie their favorite teacher at Friday Live. All money raised goes to Relay for Life. One teacher and one student will be drawn for each grade level. Please see the flyer below for more information.

In addition to our STAAR Wars review, we will still have ELM. In science, students will continue their new ELM over plants. They will be looking at plants as a system and how the different parts of a plant work together. This week students will learn about plants as they work through their DIY's.

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Bennett Carnival, Saturday April 23rd

We are so excited about our upcoming PTO sponsored Bennett Carnival, this Saturday from 3:00 - 7:00pm. It is a great fun filled family event! Wristbands and tickets may be purchased at the carnival. We look forward to seeing you there!! We still need volunteers to help man our 3rd grade carnival games. The 3rd grade students would love the opportunity to spend 30 minutes with their mom or dad helping our school by manning our booth. Please sign up for a time to help at:


Pictures Needed

We are asking all parents to send in any wonderful pictures that you have taken at a third grade event. We are starting to compile pictures for our end of the year video and would love any pictures that you might have taken.

Spelling Words for April 22nd, Test

SA 39 - cement, gentle, correct, gather, circle, common, gossip, giraffe, central, contest, gymnast, garage

WW 39 - city, card, giant, gave, code, gym, golf, germ, cent, circle, guide, center

LN 15 - crust, cube, food, fruit, bump, prune, bloom, suit, juice, trust, prune, tooth

Important Upcoming Events

Monday, April 18th - Saturday, April 29th: 3rd Grade Star Wars Themed STAAR Review

Monday, April 18th: STUCO Meeting 7:15am, Chess Club 3:00 - 4:00pm

Tuesday, April 19th: Taste It Tuesday, Color Run Pizza Lunch 12pm

Wednesday, April 20th: Deadline to order Frisco Rough Riders Tickets for MISD Night, Mrs. Dusek's Birthday

Thursday, April 21st: Carnival Prepaid Orders Delivered

Friday, April 22nd: STUCO Store 7:30 - 7:50am Under the Clock, 5th Grade Growth and Development Video 2:00 pm

Saturday, April 23rd: Bennett Carnival 3:00 - 7:00pm

Monday, April 25th: Color Run Kona Ice 1:30pm, Early Voting Opens, Chess Club 3:00 - 4:00pm

Tuesday, April 26th: Color Run Sonic Drink 2:15pm

Wednesday, April 27th: Progress Reports Go Home

Thursday, April 28th: Alpha Showcase Awards Night

Friday, April 29th: 2:15pm Friday Live, Relay for Life 7:00pm

Tuesday, May 3rd: PTO sponsored Spring Creek Barbeque Night 5:00 - 9:00pm