Mrs. Houston's Third Grade News

January 29, 2016

Send your child in with an empty shoe box wrapped in Red, White, or Pink paper by February 5 PLEASE :)

Re-Enrollment Forms!

Please look for a BLUE re-enrollment form in your child's take-home folder. If you would like to re-enroll your child at FSA for the 2015-2016 school year, fill out the form and send it in to me by Friday, February 5th.


The following students MAY dress down on February 2nd for taking three AR tests and scoring 80 or above on all three tests.








Don't Forget!

February 3- Invent an Animal Project due

February 5- Re-enrollment forms due

February 9 - Social Studies - Chapter 3 - Test

February 10- Science - Chapter 5 Ecosystems Test

February 12- Class Valentines Day Celebration AND School Dance

February 15 - NO SCHOOL

February 25th - Field Trip to Alliance Theater

Homework Assignments

Due Friday 2/5:

1. Science and Writing Assignments on Study Island

2. A short packet will be handed out on MONDAY and due FRIDAY.

Important FSA Information

1. Maker Faire - All students are invited to create a project to display at our school Maker Faire to be held on our campus. Please see below for all the details for participation. We would like for students to submit project proposals to their Science teacher - ME - by Friday, February 5th. These proposals can change!

2. Box Tops for Education Competition - This semester the NJHS club is collecting Box Tops for Education for our school! For each Box Top collected, our school will receive 10¢. The homeroom that collects the most Box Tops between now and March 31st will receive a dress down day! Box Top Collection boxes will be located on the first and second floors in the school. In order for your Box Top submission to be counted for your homeroom, please write your homeroom teacher’s name on a bag and include your Box Tops in the bag before placing them in the collection box. For more information on Box Tops, including a list of participating products to find them on, go to If you have any questions, please email Ms. Rucker at

3. Valentine's Day Dance Volunteers Needed!

The dance will be on February 12th.

Elementary School: 1:30-2:30 pm

Middle School: 2:30-3:30 pm

Please sign up using the following link:

4. Valentine's Day Fundraiser

What: A wrapped Cutie (mandarin orange) with a small candy and a valentine card.

Who: Anyone can purchase them for their friends or valentine.

When: Sales begin January 27th. The last day to purchase is February 9th. Valentines will be distributed on February 12th.

Where: Sales will take place in the cafeteria. Valentines will be distributed to student’s 1st period class.

Cost: $2.00 All proceeds will go to “Together We Learn – Juntos Aprendemos Community"-

Mission: Latino Network provides transformative opportunities, services, and advocacy for the education, leadership and civic engagement of our youth, families and communities

Big image

The Alliance Theater Field Trip!

When: We depart from school by 10:40 am and return to school by approx. 2:15 pm on Thursday, February 25, 2016.

Where: Alliance Theatre at The Woodruff

1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

How: Students and Chaperones will be transported using a school bus.

Lunch: We will eat lunch at 10:00 BEFORE we leave for this field trip. The cost of the field trip includes a drink and snacks after the show while we are at the theatre. If your child usually has a WT Café lunch, you can still order a regular WT Café lunch as you usually would on this day since we will be eating lunch at school.

Attire: Please have your child dress in their regular school uniform with a RED FSAPS shirt. More Information: Check out