3rd Grade Newsletter
1. Don't forget that Monday, February 15th is a student holiday- no school!
2. Tuesday, February 16th is ORANGE-OUT day! 2nd grade is organizing this activity in order to support the Orange-Out Foundation which provides support for children in hospitals.
3. This Wednesday, February 17th is Jump Rope for Heart as well as BECK SPIRIT WEAR day! Wear your Beck spirit gear or blue/black to show your True Blue pride!
4. This Friday, Feb. 19, Beck’s Student Council is raising money for the American Cancer Society. For $1.00 the students can wear p.j.’s on Friday. If your student would like to participate, please have them bring $1 to their homeroom teacher this week!
We are looking forward to another great week at Beck!
The Third Grade Team
We will review what a theme is in the genre of traditional literature so that I can understand the author's overall message of the text. I'll know I have it when I can identify evidence that supports the theme.
Integrated Social Studies and Writer's Workshop:
We will discuss what a food chain is so that I can identify the parts of a food chain. I'll know I have it when I can retell how a food chain models interactions in ecosystems.
Feb. 15th- Student Holiday, no school
Feb. 16th- Orange-Out Day!
Feb. 17th- Beck Spirit wear day! Show your school spirit by wearing blue or spirit-wear items! Also, Jump Rope for Heart will take place today!
Feb. 19th- Father Daughter Dance 6-8pm at Byron Nelson High School
Feb. 25th- Techno Expo at NWHS. We will also be on "Benchmark Schedule" this day. Please see below for the schedule. 3rd graders will take a full-length reading comprehension benchmark on this day (released STAAR assessment from a previous year). Scores will be shared with parents following the assessment. Scores are for data collection purposes so that teachers can design instruction that best meets student needs. They will NOT be used as a grade for the six weeks.
Save the date:
Chik Fil A Spirit Night - March 1 from 5-8pm
Spring Book Fair - March 3-10
Yearbook Orders Due- March 4th
Open House & Art Fundraiser Reveal - March 8
Blue Ribbon Week - March 7-11
Chik Fil A Spirit Night - April 5 from 5-8pm
General PTA Meeting (voting in new 2016-2017 PTA Board) - April 5
Talen Show Auditions after school Thursday, April 7th and Friday, April 8th)
Beck Elementary Musical "Aladdin" at BNHS on Friday, April 15th @ 7PM
Music Fundraiser, Skate Town 4-6pm & Cane's Chicken Spirt Night 5-9pm, located near SkateTown - April 19
Spring Family Night - April 29
Birdies for Beck Golf Tournament - May 2
Chik Fil A Spirit Night - May 3 from 5-8pm
Teacher Appreciation Week - May 2-6
Beck Talent Show at BNHS Friday, May 6th @ 6:30PM
Muffins with Moms - May 6
Talent Show - May 6
3rd Grade Math STAAR assessment - May 9th
3rd Grade Reading STAAR assessment- May 10th
Field Day - May 20
Bechmark Schedule Days
Feb. 25th, March 2nd, and March 10th
On these days 3rd graders will have lunch from 11:45-12:15 and recess from 12:15-12:45.
They will have specials at the end of the day from 1:35-2:30.
Time to Order A Yearbook!
Congratulations to Beck's Battle of the Books Team- 1ST PLACE in the District!!!
We especially want to recognize two third graders who were members of this team, Cameron Bryson and Evan Moss! Congratulations!!
Congratulations to our UIL Participants!
Music Memory 3rd Grade: 2nd place in the district goes to Cameron Bryson and 3rd place in the district goes to Matheus Suarez!!
Oral Reading 3rd Grade: 2nd place in the district goes to Corinne Thomas!!
Spelling 3rd Grade: Rohan Soni tied for 1st place in the district, and Rohan Verma received 4th place!
We are SO incredibly proud of all of our students who participated in the UIL competition. For a full list of results in all grade levels, please see the UIL website (found on the Beck homepage under the Extracurricular tab).
Winter Weather Information
Also, please see the following attachment that helps to answer some FAQ's about "Staying in The Know When it Snows"!
Winter Weather School Information
*Please note that all chaperones for field trips must have a completed volunteer background check on file.