SCHOOL UPDATES - WEEK OF 1/30/23:
THANK YOU CLEAN UP CREW!;
COMMUNITY MEETING & PROSPECTIVE PANTHERS FRIDAY;
MAKING CARING COMMON UPDATE;
PTA VALENTINES EXTENDED;
SWIMMING IN BOOKS READING PROGRAM;
THANK YOU CAMPUS CLEAN-UP VOLUNTEERS!!
Thank you to the many Third Street families and friends who joined us for the Winter Campus Clean-up day! The school looks FANTASTIC!
A BIG THANK YOU to Esco's Pizza for their generous and delicious donation of pizza to refuel our crews!
Thank you to Eric, our plant manager, who was so kind as to join us from the beginning when he opened the campus for our teams!
The volunteers also found a lot of sweaters, lunch boxes, thermoses, and more, so our Lost & Found is FULL! We encourage all families to take a look through the area to be reunited with lost items soon! Thank you for helping to clear the stacks!
COMMUNITY MEETING & PROSPECTIVE PANTHER TOUR FRIDAY
Join us in person this Friday morning at 8:15am in the auditorium for February's Community Meeting! The School Spirit Day theme is wearing RED!
Our Community Meeting will be followed by Principal Lee's campus tour for prospective Third Street families at 9:30am.
MAKING CARING COMMON UPDATES
Check out this week's Making Caring Common Update post for some exciting developments!
We are excited to announce our very first Writer's Workshop Open Class at 3rd Street Elementary School. This open class is open to parents who might be interested in learning what the Writer's Workshop is and to have an opportunity to experience how children are engaged in the writing process as a writer. It is scheduled on Thursday, February 16 at 8:15 am. Anyone interested must sign up to participate due to limited spaces at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094BACA82DA3F4CF8-parent
Writing Workshop is an instructional practice designed to help children become confident and capable writers. During Writing Workshop, children have time to work independently and with their peers. They engage in the writing process by selecting topics, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing their original work. They receive explicit instruction in the craft of writing from exploring genre, to organizing their pieces, to word choice, style, and mechanics.
PTA VALENTINES EXTENDED
Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, We Love Sees Candy, How About You? Did you miss the online Sees Candy Sale? Do not fret! PTA will be selling a limited number of boxes just in time for Valentine's Day! You can find us near the auditorium at 7:45AM - 8:15AM on February 3 and February 13. February 3, pick up your box and join us for the Community Meeting at 8:15 AM!
SWIMMING IN BOOKS READING PROGRAM
Swimming in Books is a fun reading challenge offered to 1st Grade students at 3rd Street. Students in Kinder, UTK, and UETK-CC may also participate if parents/guardians feel the program is suitable. Challenge begins January 25th, 2023. Materials can be picked up every day after school in the library. Please register at the following link:
Friday, 2/3 Silent Auction goes LIVE online
Community Meeting 8:15am in person
School Spirit Day theme: Wear Red
Prospective Panthers tour 9:30am
Friday, 2/10 Casino & Cocktails Fundraising Event
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Traffic Safety Volunteers wanted - 1st-5th grade families can sign up for 20min slots to help our drop offs go smoothly and safely, and to enable our school's aides to be on campus helping our students get to class. For more details, please see our Traffic Safety page.
Volunteers Wanted - sign up to help in our classrooms or as a Copy Cat
Library Helping Hands wanted - Sign up 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 -- dates available up until Spring Break. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F45AAAD2BA0FD0-library
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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 **
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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!