3rd Grade Newsletter

October 14, 2016

Star Students

Congratulations! Next week's Students of the Week are:

Mrs. McClain: Aarush Bahunapati

Mrs. Smittle: Kaitlyn Molina

Mrs. Freeman:Ammayam Haider

Mrs. O'Hare: Taylor Johnston


Each week students will need to:

  • complete each math problem and show their work
  • read for 20 minutes a night
  • study their math facts for 10 minutes a night
  • practice spelling words

A hard copy of the homework will be sent home every Friday and it will be due the following Friday. The homework is also available on the third grade website.


Math - Division

Science - Force, Motion and Energy

Reading – Nonfiction Text Structure and Drawing Conclusions

Social Studies – Government Structure

Spelling – Review

Handwriting – Letter e

Grammar – Review of Subject and Predicates

Writing – Revising Expository Text

Camp Rock!

Centennial High School Choir will be hosting “Camp Rock” on Saturday, October 15th! Parents get a morning or afternoon off while students get a t-shirt, snack, and a few hours of singing and dancing. The kids will put on a concert for parents at the end of the session.

Sign up today at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f44aba72ba4fb6-camp

If you have any questions, please contact Ben Oehlschlaeger at oehlschb@friscoisd.org .


October 5: International Walk to School

October 6: Homework Due

October 7: No School/Staff Development

October 10: No School/Holiday

October 11: Spring Creek Fundraiser

October 17 - 21: Fall Book Fair

October 28: Nichols Dash

October 24 - 28: Red Ribbon Week

October 29: Gary Burns Fun Run

PTA News

Upcoming Events

  • 10/8 Frisco Arts Walk 3:00pm – 9:00pm


  • 10/19 Reflections Contest Entry Form Due


  • 10/15 Sibshop Workshop at Liberty HS 10:00am – 2:00pm


  • 10/17 Student Program – Laser Science

  • 10/17 – 10/21 Book Fair Open

  • 10/18 Book Fair Donuts with a Dear One 7:00am

  • 10/28 Nichols Dash

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Book Fair

Student Preview and Buying (see attachment for class times): http://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094ea5a9292-student

  • Green Team

Interested in helping students with recycling Wednesday mornings:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4aa9a62aa2f85-classroom

  • Workroom

Help to laminate, staple, cut out, etc. for the teachers: https://nicholspta.membershiptoolkit.com/volunteer/7830

  • Watch D.O.G.S.

Male role models helping throughout the school day: http://www.sagepoint.com/NicholsWatchDogs2016_2017

  • Birthday Bakers/Shoppers

If you would like to bake or purchase a cake for a staff member’s birthday:



  • Link Grocery (Kroger and Tom Thumb) Reward Cards


  • Turn in Box Tops


  • Nichols Dash Donations – Forward link to family and friends and have students earn incentive prizes and chance drawing tickets:


Party Money

Each year our students enjoy 3 classroom parties: Winter, Valentine's, and End of Year. We ask parents to contribute $10 for each student so that the room parents can put on these fun celebrations. If you haven’t paid your dues, click here: https://nicholspta.membershiptoolkit.com/form/m/21008

*If you click the link and receive an “Error Invalid Form” message, then you have already paid! Thanks for completing!

Third Grade Teachers

Mrs. McClain, Mrs. O'Hare, Mrs. Freeman, and Mrs. Smittle