May 11, 2018

Dear Third Grade Parents,

Next week is our last full week of school. We will spend that time reviewing concepts taught this past year, putting together writing portfolios, testiig students on The Apostle’s Creed and taking care of year end business items. Don’t forget that the poetry assignment is due on Wednesday. 5/16. We will have a poetry reading (sharing of poems) on Thursday, 5/17 before field day begins. We should have plenty of time in the morning after mass and before the field day events begin.
We are also going to have a Flashight Reading Party on Tuesday next week. Please have your child bring a flashlight and their favorite book from home to school on this day. We will enjoy some ice cream sundaes for a snack during this activity. Thank you so very much to our wonderful homeroom coordinators for helping us get the supplies needed for our ice cream party. This is something new this year and we thought it would be fun. THERE ARE NO MORE PROJECTS or BOOK REPORTS. We will also be doing our last “mad minute” on all the multiplication facts on Thursday. Hold the applause.
We will be sending home writing portfolios and one more Friday folder, so please send the Friday folder back to school. The final Friday folder will come home on Monday, 5/22, so we can send home some last minute treasures, like the writing portfolios and other things. The Friday folder will also contain the summer math review packet to be completed and returned to the fourth grade teachers in August. When you get it, please tuck it away in a safe place. This packet needs to be given to your child’s fourth grade teacher at the start of school.
Please allow your child to bring a bucket and cleaning rags or sponges to school on Monday, 5/22. They will come in handy when we do our cleaning those last two days of school. Also, don’t forget that field day is on Thursday, 5/17. Students will be in tribes for field day so please make sure your child wears his/her tribe t shirt. We will begin the day with an all school mass where we bid our 8th graders farewell.

It has been a wonderful year of learning and growing in our faith. Your children are such a blessing and we will certainly miss them over the summer. Thanks to you, our parents, for the wonderful love, support, and generosity you provide daily. We just couldn’t do it without you. We wish our students all the best in fourth grade. Have a safe, happy, and fun-filled summer. Until we meet again………May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Mrs. Krupp and Mrs. Diffley