Mary Wahlig – Third Grade

       Welcome to Third Grade!

Our spelling list words have been imported to this web site. It should help students get ready for Friday tests.




                       IMPORTANT DATES                         

                  Jan. 2  Classes Resume

                                                              Board of Ed. Meeting 7:00 p.m. (GSMR)

                                        Jan. 3  All School Mass 8:00 a.m.

                                                       2:00 p.m. Dismissal

                                           Jan. 8  Skate Night 6:00-8:00 p.m.

                                                       Eldridge Skate Park

                                                       J.F.K. Spiritwear

                                         Jan. 10 All School Mass 8:00 a.m.

                                                                                                  2:00 p.m. Dismissal

                                       Jan. 11 Second Quarter Ends

                                                         Special 1:00 Dismissal

                                                                    Jan. 12 In-Service for Teachers-No Classes

                                                                             Jan. 15 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day-                                                                        No Classes

                                          Jan. 17 All School Mass 8:00 a.m.

                                            2:00 p.m. Dismissal

                                                              Jan. 18 Drop in Conferences 4:30-7:00 p.m.

                                                                                    Home & School Meeting 7:15 p.m. Library

                                               Jan. 24 All School Mass 8:00 a.m.

                                                                                                   2:00 p.m. Dismissal

                                                       Jan. 26 J.F.K./ A.H.S. Spiritwear Day

                                                        Jan. 27 Catholic Schools Week begins

                                                                   4:30 p.m. All School Mass

                                                                       5:30 p.m. Open House and

                            Spaghetti Supper

                                                                                    Jan. 27-Feb. 2 Catholic Schools Week


DROP-IN CONFERENCES: Drop-in conferences are scheduled for Jan. 18, 2018 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. Watch for a note coming home with more information about these conferences.

ADVENT PROJECT: Thanks to the generosity of the students and their families the third grade was able to make a donation of over $260 to Humility of Mary to help struggling families during the holiday season.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK: Please refer to the school newsletter (Principal’s Post) during January for information about Catholic Schools Week. CSW will begin with an All School Mass at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 27, and the annual Spaghetti Dinner at 5:30 p.m. There will be a variety of things going on during the week that you will want to be aware of. Be sure to look for any bulletins in backpacks. This is the ideal time to take pride in our Catholic School.

MANY THANKS: We would like to thank all of the parents and helpers that came to school on Monday Dec. 18 to make gingerbread houses. The project was a huge success, and it could not have happened without the terrific support of all the families.


We would like to wish everyone happiness, good health, and peace in 2018!!


HOMEWORK 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, and providing transportation for some field trips. 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!


99-100 A+
95-98 A
93-94 A-

90-92 B+
88-89 B
85-87 B-

82-84 C+
79-81 C
75-78 C-

71-74 D+
68-70 D
65-67 D-

64-Below F


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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.