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    Dear Fabulous 3rd Graders and Parents,

       0  Congratulations to our 2018-19 Class President, Caden Miller and Vice President Holden Concord!   A warm thank you to every candidate who ran for president in our class primaries and election.   President Miller will be choosing his Secretary of Education and Secretary of State.   We will be voting for Speaker of the House soon.  

           0  Can you believe it almost Thanksgiving? We will be baking bread on Tuesday, Nov. 20th.  The parents who signed up (at Back To School Night) are invited to join in  on the fun.  Bring your chef's hat and culinary skills! Mrs. LaCugna will be reaching out to each parent. Thank you so much!

    Parents, kindly continue to sign your child's planner each night (in the box to the right of the date), so I know you are aware of his/her assignments. 



       NOV. 20th  Bread Making

    NOV. 3oth  Please bring in a WIRE HANGER WITH A BOTTOM and 1 box of 150 FOLDED SANDWICH BAGS. We will be making a wreath.  If your child would like to bring a bow (from the $ store or another store), he/she may.  Please write his/her name on the hanger (on tape) and sandwich bags with a MARKER.  

      DECEMBER 3rd -7th - We will be engineers, designers, and Santa's elves as we decorate wooden gingerbread houses.  We will be measuring, planning, and designing each house in groups. We will needing A LOT of candy.  Your child will come home with 2 or 3 items that they wish to use for their house. It would be SO APPRECIATED if you could purchase these items to help create our magical classroom.  

      Date to be determined asap.   We will be having a class grab bag for our  WINTER CELEBRATION/PARTY in Dec. (week of 17th-21st  date TBA). If you have a son, please buy for a boy. If you have a girl. please buy for a girl.  If you would like your child to participte, please purchase a NEW item $7-10 and wrap it. Please write BOY or GIRL on it and bring it in between Dec. 13th- Dec. 19th.  Thank you so much!


     0  Please read each night and log your reading on your calendar. A green circle shows when you started the book and a red circle shows when you completed the book.  Remember to write the title, too.



     MONDAY Computers     

    TUESDAY   Music with Ms. Burnett

    WEDNESDAY  Art with Ms. Murphy

    THURSDAY   World Language with Senora McDonald

    FRIDAY  Gym 

    LUNCH 12:20-12:50      

    0 **We will have a snack at around 11:00ish everyday. If you choose to bring a snack, please make sure it is healthy (fruit, cheese stick, crackers, pretzels, veggies, etc..)  Please do not bring cookies, chips, etc.. 

    0 Also, your child is welcome to keep a WATER  bottle with WATER on his/her desk.  Due to spills, please do not send in anything other than CLEAR WATER.  Thank you.



      Pearsonrealize.com   Directions:    Look at the handout that is in your child's planner  (will be given the week of Oct. 1)


    Our classroom is a RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM.   Please go to  responsiveclasssroom.org  to learn more about this wonderful, research based, and effective philosophy!

    1  Please feel free to email me at  sralkalay@jacksonsd.org  with any questions or concerns.  All the best for a wonderful and successful year! 

    1 Mrs. Alkalay