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:   Oct. 30 Teacher’s In-Service No Classes

                                     Oct. 31 Black/Orange Dress Day

                                                   Classroom Parties

                                   Nov. 1 All Saint’s Day Mass 8:15 a.m.

                                                  Parade of Saints

                                                                           2:00 p.m. Dismissal

                     Nov. 2 Hunger Drive Ends

              Nov. 4 & 5 OLV Bazaar

                                 Nov. 8 All School Mass 8:00 a.m.

                                                  2:00 p.m. Dismissal

                                                Nov. 9 Crusader’s Theater7:00-9:00 p.m.

                               Nov. 10 Teacher’s In-service

                                                     No School

                                                    Crusader’s Theater 7:00-9:00 p.m.

                                                                  Nov. 13 Skate Night 6:00-8:00 Eldridge Skate Park

                                                      Disco Theme

                                    Nov. 15 All School Mass 8:00 a.m.

                                                   2:00 p.m. Dismissal

                                                      Nov. 16 Home & School Meeting 7:00 (PC)

                                                              Nov. 17 Blue Out of Uniform to support JDRF ($1)

                                            Nov. 21  All School Mass 8:00 a.m.

                                                                        Nov. 22, 23, 24 Thanksgiving Break-No Classes

                Nov. 27 Classes Resume

                                                      Nov. 29 All School Mass w/ Bishop Zinkula

                                                       2:00 p.m. Dismissal


DECEMBER FIELD TRIP:  On Friday December 1 we will be attending a play at St. Ambrose University. The play begins at 1:00 p.m. is presented by the St. Ambrose Theater Department. The cost for each student attending is $3.00. Make all checks payable to J.F.K. School. Permission slips for your child to attend are attached to this newsletter. Please fill out and return the slip with payment by Nov. 9.  Transportation will be provided by the Assumption bus.


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.