Welcome to Third Grade!
Our spelling list words have been imported to this web site. It should help students get ready for Friday tests.
Third Grade Newsletter
IMPORTANT DATES: Oct. 2-Board of Ed. Meeting 7:00 p.m. (GSMR)
Oct. 3-All School Mass 7:40 a.m.
Oct. 4-Blessing of the Animals 3:15-3:30
Oct. 7-Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
Oct. 10-All School Mass 7:40 a.m.
Oct. 17-All School Mass
1:40 p.m. Dismissal
Oct.18-Flu Shots (for those signed up)
8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Oct. 22-No School: Teacher’s In-Service Day
Oct. 24-All School Mass 7:40 a.m.
Oct. 26 End of First Quarter
Oct. 27-Trunk or Treat 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Oct. 30-Black and Orange Dress Day
Oct. 31- All School Mass (3W does parts) 7:40 a.m.
CURRICULUM: The students are adjusting nicely to the routine of Third Grade.
Please continue to check backpacks for notes coming home.
HALLOWEEN PARTIES: Halloween will be celebrated at school in the homeroom on Oct. 30. Small classroom parties will be organized by the teacher. Notes will be sent home organizing treats and refreshments for each homeroom. Students may dress in black and orange that day-no costumes-jeans are appropriate. Happy Halloween!
HINTS FOR PARENTS: Choose a well lit, quiet place for your child to do homework. Keep the radio and T.V. off while the homework is being done. Have available the materials usually needed to complete homework assignments. Paper, pencils, crayons, markers, glue, and erasers are a few supplies that your child should have. Schedule a specific time each day for homework. Post the schedule on the refrigerator, and both parent and child should initial the chart each day after the homework is completed. We also suggest you only give your child help if he or she makes a real effort to do the work first. Children need encouragement and support. Your consistent praise can encourage your child to do his or her best work. Praise your child’s efforts each day to help lead to higher achievement in school.
FIELD TRIPS AND CLASS PARTIES: Field trips and class parties will be scheduled during the year. Parent help will be needed for organizing parties. Transportation for field trips will be provided by an Assumption bus, or a Davenport School Bus depending on the trip. Notes will come home as time nears for those activities.
GRADING SCALE: A copy of the grading scale used in third and fourth grade is found below. Please note this scale stays true to the “standard” scale in the A and B range, but does give leeway in the C and D range. Most papers the students do will be marked with a percentage, and letter grade.
REMINDERS: When sending any money to school it is always helpful to the teacher if the money is in an envelope marked with the child’s name, homeroom, and purpose for sending the money. Please feel free to contact any of your child’s teachers this year with questions or concerns you may have. Thank you for your support
GRADING SCALE FOR 3rd & 4th
99-100 A 90-92 B+ 82-84 C+ 71-74 D+ 64-and below F
95-98 A 88-89 B 79-81 C 68-70 D
93-94 A- 85-87 B- 75-78 C- 65-67 D-
Mary was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa. She is a graduate of Assumption High School and St. Ambrose College. Mary has taught at JFK for over 40 years. She taught first grade for nine years and then moved up to third grade. Mary enjoys the enthusiasm of her students and the terrific support of the parents. To watch students develop a love for reading is a joy for Mary.