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THE WORD ON 3RD


SCHOOL UPDATES - WEEK OF 11/27/22:

RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS;

SCHOOL EXPERIENCE SURVEY;

COMMUNITY MEETING & SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY;

BOOK FAIR;

WINTER FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT;

LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS WANTED


 

RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS

For everyone's health and safety, it is important for your child(ren) to administer a rapid antigen test prior to returning to campus this Monday, 11/28/2022.


SCHOOL EXPERIENCE SURVEY

Help! Parents, we need your help in completing your parent school experience surveys to inform decisions we make at our school including our goals in the School Plan for Student Achievement. This information also helps determine how our budget is allocated. Your opinion and feedback is very important.


Please complete the survey at https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/8397 by Friday, December 9th.


COMMUNITY MEETING AND SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY

Please join us for this month's community meeting this Friday, 12/02/22 at 9:00 am. Ms. Sandra Choi, magnet coordinator will be presenting on the GATE identification. The meeting will be on zoom, and a separate notification will be sent out to all parents/community members with zoom link information.


This Friday, December 2nd is also December's monthly school spirit day. Let's support your class to win their school spirit stick by wearing silly socks on this day.


BOOK FAIR IS COMING!

12/12/22 - 12/16/22

Third Street's Book Fair is coming back to campus this holiday season and our PTA needs parent volunteers to staff the fair during its week-long run. Find a shift (or three or four!) that work for you and come out to enjoy how much our Third Street kids love the book fair.


Besides being open before and after school, each and every class comes through the fair during regular school hours, so we will need helpers throughout the day. It's a major volunteer effort!


On Thursday, December 15th, Book Fair will stay open late for families attending Winter Family Night. At this event, the PTA will also be staffing a concession booth. Please sign up to volunteer either in the library or at the booth on that evening. Thanks so much!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F45AAAD2BA0FD0-third


WINTER FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT + BOOK FAIR, HOSTED BY RISE Thursday, 12/15/22 from 4:30-8pm Join us for our inaugural *RISE* event - a family movie night and special after-hours book fair fun! We'll be celebrating the winter holidays and multiculturalism at 3rd Street with treats, crafts, and a special screening of Jingle Jangle. Plus, the book fair will be open late and will feature RISE reading recommendations + special prizes! Grab a book or two, then find a spot on the lawn to enjoy the movie with friends. (And since it's sweater weather now, we recommend bringing a sleeping bag or picnic blanket to sit on and something cozy to help keep you warm.) Does your family celebrate another winter holiday in addition to Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa? Email caraepstein@gmail.com and let us know - we'd love to include your winter celebration! *3rd Street's RISE committee is dedicated to celebrating and supporting diversity in our school community through education, action, events, and outreach.


LIBRARY HELPING HANDS WANTED

Our 3rd Street Library needs ongoing after school volunteers to help with programs like Read Around the World, our upcoming Swimming In Books for our Kinder and 1st Grade students, and much more. Please click on the link below and sign up. Consider making it a regular commitment -- it's quick, easy, and fun! Thank you!


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


SAVE THE DATE FOR CASINO & COCKTAILS FEBRUARY 10, 2023

Save the date for "Casino & Cocktails" on Friday, February 10th at Carondelet House. The annual parents night out event helps raise funds for all of the amazing Friends of Third sponsored programs that our kids know and love including PE, Tech Lab and Music. We're looking for volunteers to join the planning committee! If interested please email Jenn Rojas at jcornwall17@gmail.com.


UPCOMING EVENTS

12/2 Community Meeting (via Zoom) and School Spirit Day - Silly Sock Theme

12/12-12/16 Book Fair

12/15 Winter Family Movie Night

12/19-1/6 Winter Break - NO SCHOOL


ONGOING

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

Check out our Instagram - Follow us @friendsofthird and connect with our wonderful online school community

Yearbook Submissions - 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.

Fundraising Reminders - In case the opportunity presents itself to you and your family, please bookmark our Friends of Third fundraising page for easy reference.

Don't forget you can help our school earn BIG BUCKS by signing up for Ralph's Rewards and selecting Friends of Third (org # YQ077)!

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!

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