Week of 10/15-10/19 2018
Dear 3rdGrade Parents,
Our team is looking forward to the upcoming Parent/Teacher conferences.  We will have a short week to accommodate conferences – there is no school Monday and Tuesday, and Wednesday will be a half day with no after-school activities, with the exception of Athenaeum.    Please take a moment to look at the evaluations that are emailed out regarding your student before your conference.  We look forward to discussing your child’s continued success in 3rdgrade.
Here is the curriculum information for this week: Spalding: We will take advantage of the short week this week to review some of the more difficult words from first quarter. There will be homework, but no test on Friday. Literature:  This week in literature we introduce and begin our next read-aloud book, Little House on the Prairie. Please have your child bring their copy in this week. Grammar: No Grammar this week due to the short week. Writing:  Writing will be focusing on the fast approachi…
Week of 10/01-10/5
Dear 3rd Grade Parents, We are already at the end of our first quarter – the time is flying by!  We will be taking a breather for Fall Break the week of October 8-12, and Monday and Tuesday of the following week will be dedicated to mandatory Parent/Teacher conferences.  Conferences will also be offered the afternoon of Wed 10/17.  You should have received a sign-uplink from your student’s teacher to choose a time best for your family – please take a moment to sign up.  As of Friday, our October Read-a-thon is in full swing.  If you were not able to join us for the kick-off event, log-in flyers will be handed out on Monday to your student so that he/she may begin logging their reading times.  Please note:  We will take logged minute in lieu of a reading log for this month.Reading is fundamental to the curriculum – please be sure that your student is not missing out on daily reading – it really is crucial to student confidence and understanding.  Please reach out with a…
Dear Parents, We hope you had a great weekend.Please be aware that this upcoming week has two half days – our usual Wednesday 12:30 release, with its usual clubs, as well as Friday, Sep 28th.If your child has Friday clubs or tutoring, please check in with that teacher or leader – all Great Hearts faculty are expected to attend training events on that afternoon.Athenaeum will be available as usual to families that are subscribed. Friday the 28this also an Archway Lincoln Spirit Wear Day.Student Spirit Wear shirts may be worn in place of uniform shirts, and should be tucked in and free of tears and holes. Students are expected to wear their regular uniform pants/shorts/shorts, belt, shoes, and socks.  Thank you to those parents that have helped us during Maths and Reading Groups these last 2 weeks.We will be taking a break from them this week in order to brush up on procedures and expectations for these fun activities.Groups will resume the week of October 1st- please be in touch with your…
Dear Parents, We hope you had a relaxing weekend! Hard to believe we are starting week 7! Thank you to the parents who volunteered their time for Math Groups and Reading Groups this past week. Our classrooms truly appreciate the assistance in helping students achieve success in these areas. We look forward to our continued partnership :) I am including links to our Volunteer Sign-up opportunities below if you would like to help going forward. 

Volunteer Opportunities: Wednesdays we will need two volunteers each for: - Reading Groups:11:05am-11:40am and  - Math Groups: 11:40am-12:25pm
We would like to have the same volunteers commit to the first Quarter if possible. 
Sign up link for Math and Reading volunteers:
Tuesdays: -Library Helper: 9:40am-10:05am this can be a different helper every week
Sign up link for Library helper:

Black folders will be coming home this Tuesday (9/18). Please make sure to sign all tests and return them…
Week of 9/10-9-14
Dear Parents:
            Thank you so much for attending our evening events in the past 3 weeks.  Materials were sent home for those that were not able to make our Curriculum Night, Volunteer Night, and Spalding/Singapore Maths evening.  We are hopeful that the events were informative – please feel free to contact the team with any questions.
Performance Notices will be sent out this coming Monday for students that are at risk of D or lower grades in a given subject.  If your child does not receive a Performance Notice, no action is necessary.  Please contact us if you have any questions. This week we will begin our Wednesday Reading Groups and Maths Groups. 3rdgrade groups begin run from 11:05 to 12:30 – please check your classroom’s sign-ups for specifics. Since the group activities are at the end of the school day, volunteer parents will be able to take their student home at 12:30 – park accordingly so you can get out easily!!  A volunteer sign-up has been set up and…
Week of 9/4-9/7
Singapore/Spalding Night – Tuesday, Sep 4th
Dear 3rd Grade Parents: ​​New and returning families, please join us for a hands-on, interactive workshop highlighting the techniques and teaching strategies for Singapore and Spalding. You will get the opportunity to experience sample lessons, receive homework pointers and help, and much more.  This event takes place Tuesday, September 4th, from 6:30-7:30 pm The evening will be divided into 2 parts: Rotation 1: 6-6:40 Parents with a child in sections A or B: Grade level Spalding Room Parents with a child in sections C or D: Grade level Singapore Room Rotation 2: 6:50-7:30 Parents with a child in sections A or B: Grade Level Singapore Room Parents with a child in sections C or D: Grade Level Spalding Room ​ This week we will be finishing up our rescheduled MAP testing on Wednesday.  Due to the short week, there will be no Spalding test on Friday – please see the curricular detailsbelow.  As always, please encourage your student to bring a …
Week of 8/20-8/24
Dear 3rd Grade Parents:             This week we will be taking some time out of our regular school day to administer our Beginning of the Year MAP testing. These tests will give our team important information regarding the future curriculum emphasis, as well as detailed information regarding each student’s strengths and weaknesses, to better help us support all our scholars.  Please encourage your child to do his or her very best, but be aware that theses tests are for informational purposes only, and will not affect your child’s grade in any way.
Next Monday, September 3rd, Archway Lincoln will be closed in observance of Labor Day - Enjoy the holiday weekend! Immediate Classroom Need: We are in dire need of Kleenex tissues! Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!

Here is the curriculum information for the upcoming week: English Language Arts Spalding: In Spalding this week we will continue entering words in our Spalding notebooks while reviewing spelling rules an…