September 6th Newsletter

Thank you 3rd grade families and students for your hard work during this busy, first week back to school!  Students are learning about new and existing classroom and school procedures during these first few weeks through independent, whole group, partner and small group tasks.

Books we read and discussed this week:

  • A Sick Day for Amos McGee
  • I’ll Do it! Taking Responsibility
  • I Need a Hug

I look forward to another great week ahead of us and hope to see you at Curriculum Night at 7pm on Thursday, 9/12!  Please email with any questions @

A Look Ahead to Next Week: 9/9

Homework: Read 20 minutes each night and complete daily task in homework planner.  Other homework will be to complete the name research project (due Friday 9/13).

Religion: We will begin studying the Fruits of the Holy Spirit-–Virtues in action. We will discuss a different virtue and Saint each month. September’s fruit is Kindness and the Saints are St. Vincent DePaul and St. Teresa of Calcutta.

Science: We will learn about our fantastic, elastic brain and comparing growth vs. fixed mindset.

Math: Students will be using place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

Social Studies: Students will present All About Me bags.

Language Arts & Reading:  We will visit the library on Friday.  Students will have Read to Self time and receive introduction to the Read to Achieve non-fiction program.

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, September 12th  Curriculum Night, 7pm

Friday, September 13th – Welcome Back BBQ & Celebration, 5:30pm

Friday, September 20th – St John Jog-a-thon!

Monday, September 23rd – MAP Testing Window Opens                                                  (Stay tuned for more on this.)

Friday, October 11th – NO School / Teacher Retreat



9-6 Homework

  • Read 20 Minutes
  • Review Jog-a-thon information 
  • All About Me Bag –  Due Monday, September 9th.  Remember, decorate the bag then fill it with three items that you want to share with the class next week.

1st Week of School – Lunch Reminder

Here are a few reminders about lunch for the first week of school:


Wednesday, September 4th 12:00pm dismissal 

Please pack a snack only for this day.  


Thursday, September 5th & Friday, September 6th — 3:00pm dismissal

Please pack a snack and a sack lunch.                                                         


For those who have signed up, Hot Lunch service begins on Monday, September 9th!  

Welcome to 3rd Grade!

Dear 3rd Grade Students and Families,

Welcome!  This year will be an incredible adventure filled with wonderful learning experiences.  I am new to the St. John family and look forward to getting to meet everyone.  I have taught different grades as young as Kindergarten up through Middle School.  I love teaching ALL subjects, and I am most passionate about Writing.  

Third grade is going to be incredible.  I cannot wait to meet you!  Have a restful and safe Labor Day.


Mrs. Traywick