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2 Please check out this slideshow for general information pertaining to you and your third grader.

3  Please call the attendance line to report absences  Arrival begins at 7:30 AM  School day begins at 8:10 AM  Dismissal  1 st bell (round one busses) is at 3:00 PM  2 nd bell (round 2 busses, pickups, walkers) is at 3:05 PM

4  If you’d like to pick up homework for your child, please call the office before 9:00 AM  Homework will be ready for your child at the end of the day

5  State testing dates occur between the end of October and early November  Please make sure that your child is in attendance during these dates  3 rd graders are tested in the areas of math and reading  Testing is usually spread out over 5 days and occurs in the morning hours

6  Please check these nightly and sign in the parent signature section.  They’re checked daily by your child’s teacher.  Students record their assignments in them each day.  It’s a great way to communicate between home and school.  The take home folders come home nightly containing homework and important school documents.

7  Please refer to the Grand Avenue Dress Code to make sure your student is dressed accordingly  It is a good idea to have a change of clothing, including a shirt, pants, and socks  Athletic shoes are required on Phy. Ed. days

8  Grand Avenue goes GREEN  Many documents from the school office and classroom are sent through  Please keep the office informed of changes  Please let the office know if you don’t prefer this type of communication  We always appreciate the communication. Feel free to contact us any way that works for you.   Phone  Assignment notebook

9  Each teacher has a nightly reading assignment.  While reading with your child…  Ask about the characters, setting, problems, solutions  Help them decode by looking for pieces of words they know, blending sounds, and skipping and coming back to the word  Practice fluency by rereading familiar literature and working on smoothness and expression  Discuss new vocabulary and possible meanings for words using context clues

10  Homelinks come home most evenings  You may check out an SRB (Student Reference Book) to use at home (Must be brought back to school each day.)  Parent letters come home before each new unit to explain concepts. They include answers for parents to reference.  Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts throughout the year

11  The spelling program focuses on spelling patterns rather than memorization  Word previews are sent home with words that follow the spelling patterns focused on in the unit  There is a spelling review for each unit  Take Home Tasks are sent home with each unit. They practice the same skill on the spelling review.

12  Students may bring a healthy snack to eat before or after morning recess  There is not a milk option in third grade with snack  Students may bring a healthy snack to celebrate their birthday if they choose

13  At Grand Avenue, we talk about appropriate behavior in regards to being ABOVE THE LINE


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