September 13th Newsletter

Thank you 3rd grade families and students for another amazing week of school.  We really enjoyed sharing and learning about our classmates through the All About Me project.  Also, students did a solid job identifying ways they can “stretch their brain” by using a growth mindset when faced with a new or challenging task.

Congratulations to our Star Student of the Week:  Nick Curalli

Our class has earned 42 Positive Poms! Great job

Books we connected to our Student Learning Expectations this week:

  • The Fantastic Elastic Brain
  • Mistakes the Worked
  • Stardust
  • Chrysanthemum

I look forward to another stellar week ahead of us and hope to see you at the Jog-a-thon on 9/20!  Please email with any questions @

A Look Ahead to Next Week: 9/16

Homework: Complete daily tasks written in homework planner.  Other homework is to turn in Field Trip form and read 20 minutes each night.

Religion: We will continue with the Fruits of the Holy Spirit-–Virtues in action. We will be reading about St. Teresa of Calcutta and St. Vincent DePaul showed the virtue of kindness.

Math: Students will be using place value and ordering and comparing numbers in order to round numbers to the nearest 10 and 100.

Social Studies: Students will be presenting their Name Research projects.

Language Arts & Reading:  We will visit the library each Friday.  Students will have Read to Self time, begin our class novel study on Buffalo Before Breakfast and read non-fiction articles in the Read to Achieve non-fiction program.

Curriculum Night: Thanks for those who attended Curriculum Night! If you were not able to make it, and would like a copy of the information discussed at Curriculum Night, please email me at I will send home in your child’s yellow Homework folder.

Things to Note:
-Look for the Blake Island Field Trip information in Homework Folders.  Please review the information and return permission form next week.

-Please sign the St John School online student handbook.

-Send in Comfort Kits!

Upcoming Events:

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

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

Monday, September 30th – Thursday, October 3rd – MAP Testing

Friday, October 4th – Field Trip to Blake Island

Friday, October 11th – NO School / Teacher Retreat