Please check out this slideshow for general information pertaining to you and your third grader.
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
If you’d like to pick up homework for your child, please call in the office before 9:00 am. Homework will be ready for your child at the end of the day.
State testing dates occur between the end of October and Early November. Please make sure that your child is in a attendance during these dates. 3 rd graders are tested in the areas of math and reading. Testing is usually spread out in a 5 day window and occurs in the morning hours.
Please refer to 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.
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.
Grand Avenue goes GREEN. Many documents from the school office and classroom are sent through email. Please keep the office informed of email 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 anyway that works for you. Email Phone Assignment notebook
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, 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.
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 and have answers for parents to reference. Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts throughout the year.
The spelling program focuses on spelling patterns rather than memorization. Word previews are sent home with words that following the spelling patterns focused on in the unit. There is a spelling review for each unit. Take Home Tasks sent home with each unit. They are they same skill on the spelling review.
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 treat to celebrate their birthday if they choose.
At Grand Avenue we talk about appropriate behavior in regards to being ABOVE THE LINE.