THE WORD ON 3RD


SCHOOL UPDATES - WEEK OF 10/24/22:

CGI OPEN CLASS;

MCC STUDENT COUNCIL (GRADES 4-5);

SCHOOL EXPERIENCE SURVEY;

BOOK DONATIONS;

LIBRARY HALLOWEEN/FALL DECORATIONS;

VOLUNTEERING REMINDERS


 

CGI OPEN CLASS

We are so excited to invite 3rd Street parents to our very first Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) open classes! Mrs. Eunmee Kim (1st grade teacher) and Mrs. Clara Hong (3rd grade teacher) will be hosting a brief orientation on what CGI is and doing a CGI math demo lesson in their own classroom. It will be a great learning opportunity for parents to make connections with how their child is learning mathematical skills at school and bringing those strategies back to home. Spaces are limited and everyone must reserve a spot to participate in this special day. The open class is on Monday, November 7 at 8:05 am promptly in parent center, room 33.


Only 15 spaces are available for each grade level span (k-2nd, 3rd-5th). Sign up for one of the open classes here: K-2 grades or 3-5 grades.


MAKING CARING COMMON - 4TH & 5TH GRADE STUDENT COUNCIL

We are excited to announce that Third Street Elementary is forming a Student Council for Making Caring Common, our school’s new social-emotional program aimed at cultivating a kind and just community! The Student Council will be made up of 4th and 5th grade students who demonstrate an interest and capacity to promote the Making Caring Common vision at 3rd Street.

Strong candidates for the Student Council are students who

  • Consistently act with respect and concern for others;

  • Seek to understand and value differences; and

  • Show a commitment to fairness and justice.

Students who are interested in joining will bring a parent letter and permission slip to start the application process. There will be two students from every 4th and 5th grade class selected to participate. The Student Council will have monthly meetings during lunch time with staff, administrators, and/or parent volunteers to discuss their role, share their experiences and receive guidance and support.


On a note related to the Making Caring Common program, just a reminder that we will be hosting members of the Los Angeles Rams to Kick Off Kindness next week (Tuesday 11/1)!


SCHOOL EXPERIENCE SURVEY FOR PARENTS

The School Experience Survey (SES) is an annual survey administered in the fall to all LAUSD schools. Survey results provide schools with important feedback from teachers, staff, students and parents. Please click here to to access the district SES website page where parents can complete the survey. Here is a guide to support any technical difficulties in completing your online survey. If you have any questions about the School Experience Survey, please send an email to schoolexperiencesurvey@lausd.net or call (213) 241-5600.


BOOK DONATIONS WANTED

Donate! Donate! Please donate any used reading books to our school. Classroom teachers are always looking for additional books for their classroom library and would love any fiction, non-fiction, hard or soft covered books and more. You are welcome to drop them off at the parent center, room 33.


LIBRARY HALLOWEEN/FALL DECORATION VOLUNTEERS WANTED

Calling out for parent volunteers and/or donations of Halloween/fall decors for our library! Our Librarian would love some support in making this space more interesting and fun for upcoming Halloween/fall season. If you want to bring any extra resources for the library, we ask you to drop them off in the front of school.


VOLUNTEERING REMINDERS

Every parent who comes into the campus to help is required to be registered with our school and with LAUSD. It is very simple. Please follow the instructions below. If you have any questions, please contact Sul Lee (sul.lee@lausd.net) at Parent Center Room 33.

Step 1

  • Complete online application at https://volunteerapp.lausd.net/

  • Submit to the school (Parent Center Room 33)

  • Printed copy of your application with your signature

  • TB test clearance (Tier II)

  • Signed Volunteer Commitment form

Step 2

  • School will verify Safety & Health Clearances:

  • TB Clearance (valid for 4 years)

  • Megan's Law Clearance

  • Principal's Approval

  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination uploaded and approved in the Daily Pass

Step 3

  • The office of Parent and Community Service will send a badge to the school, and the school will inform you when it is ready for you.


REFLECTIONS ART COMPETITION IS DOWN TO THE LAST TWO WEEKS!

As a reminder, we are recruiting volunteers for judging this year's Reflections Art Competition! If you are interested in helping to review our students' submissions, please sign up HERE!!


THEME: Show Your Voice

CATEGORIES: Dance, Literature, Film Production, Photography, Music Composition and Visual Arts.

***You can find specific guidelines at this link: Category guidelines & Rules

SUBMISSION DATES: Oct 3, 2022 thru Nov, 11, 2022

SUBMISSION LINK: https://qrco.de/bdJUMa


READ AROUND THE WORLD

Thank you so much to our community for the overwhelming interest in our Read Around the World challenge! There are a limited number of Read Around the World books available in the 3rd Street Library, so we strongly encourage participating students to make use of your nearest public library, online resources such as Epic! or Libby, or our local Larchmont bookstore, Chevalier’s.


Read Around the World is continually in need of parent volunteers to help in the library with our students who are participating in the reading challenge. Both before- and after-school times are available. A small time commitment but lots of fun! Please sign up for a slot using the link below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f45aaad2ba0fd0-20222023


YEARBOOK

The 2022-23 Third Street Yearbook is already underway! Parents/Caregivers, please help us capture memories by submitting photos of your students, class activities, and school events here. Pre-order your yearbook at a reduced price ($25 / yearbook), place an ad honoring your student or local business, and donate a yearbook here. School code is 228294. ** Please make sure your student’s classroom information is accurate for easier distribution ** Feel free to contact 3rdstyearbook@gmail.com with any questions. Deadline to order is Friday, April 14, 2023. All proceeds benefit Friends of Third.


ADDITIONAL FUNDRAISING REMINDERS

Did you know you can still donate to Friends of Third beyond our Annual Giving campaign as an individual family or with company matching donations throughout the year? In case the opportunity presents itself to you and your family, please bookmark our fundraising page for easy reference.


Are you looking for ways to earn funds for our school, just by grocery shopping?

Make sure your loyalty account is set to earn money for our school. It costs nothing to you and can earn BIG BUCKS for Third Street. Signing up is SO easy and it costs you nothing. Here’s what you do:

1. Log into your Ralphs Rewards account.

2. Go to: My Account and Select Community Contributions

3. Select: Friends of Third (organization number YQ077)


And while we're talking about groceries….

Please take a moment and download the BOX TOPS app and select Third Street Elementary as your school. Then, whenever you buy a product with the BoxTops symbol on it, simply open the app, scan your receipt and BOOM you are ready to earn $$$ our school!


UPCOMING EVENTS

11/1 LA Rams Come to School to Kick Off Kindness & Spirit Day (wear blue and gold)

11/4 Community Meeting

11/5 3rd on Ice KDLP fundraiser

11/11 Veterans Day

11/11 Reflections Art Competition Submission Deadline


ONGOING

Volunteers Wanted - sign up to help in our classrooms or as a Copy Cat