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This coming Monday, March 20, each student will receive a box of rapid antigen test and bring it home for use before students return from Spring Break, on Monday, April 10, 2023. It is recommended, but not required, for students and staff to test within 48 hours prior to entering campus after Spring Break.

STRIKE DAYS (potentially 3/21-3/23) CARE OPTIONS

Are you and your family looking for care-giving options if school is closed Tuesday through Thursday this week? A number of organizations, including Got Game, JMG Sportswise, and LA Parks & Recreation, are coordinating ways to keep students safe, engaged, and active during the possible strike.

Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering free drop-in care options 8am-5:30pm at 16 locations for children ages 7-17. See the department's flyer here.

From JMG Sportswise:

Interested in Day Camps(8:30am-4:30pm)if LAUSD goes on strike next week?

Hoo We Are! JMG is a small, minority owned, local, family-run business with a background in corporate team-building, youth programs and group dynamics. We believe that sports is an amazing vehicle to teach children life lessons that reach beyond the classroom, beyond the playing field. (i.e. Respect, Discipline, Teamwork, Sportsmanship, School and Community Spirit...) What We Do! JMG espouses the GROWTH MINDSET philosophy. We give personal attention to both child and parent on how to transition through those times where it seems that your child is not engaged or emotions are running high. Our Lead Coaches have played at the Pro, Semi Pro, Collegiate or Club Team Levels and many have a background in Childhood Development and Education. Through role modeling, communication and a FUN, age appropriate curriculum, they reinforce character building skills already being taught at your home & school (323) 801-6391

From Got Game:

We recognize that with the unexpected closure of LAUSD schools next week due to the strike may present a problem for many families and students. We want to help and offer solutions. So far, we HAVE secured a location at Cornerstone Church in Westchester, close to Kentwood and Short Avenue Elementary schools. Registration is NOW LIVE on our website. Cornerstone is an enclosed facility with a gymnasium, large outdoor space and playground, and indoor multi-purpose room. This program is available Tuesday thru Thursday from 8:30am-3:00pm. We're also working to confirm facilities in the Mid-City and Valley areas to offer "Camp Days" during the school closure as well. As soon as (if) we can finalize a location in the Mid-City area, we'll let you know ASAP.

In addition, we are also offering PODS where our coaches can come to your residence to work with groups of 4-8 students. While we are unable to place students and create pod groups and locations, we are happy to send our staff out to service organized groups in set locations with fun games, sports, and projects each day! If you have a group of students and a location to host, we can offer you this coverage. If interested in this option, please call or email ASAP and we'd be happy to schedule that with you, pending availability!

Since we're unsure if/when school will resume before or after the 3 days next week, we're unable to offer refunds if the "no school" days change. However, any balance paid can be used toward ANY of our upcoming spring, summer camp or after school programs. Given this quickly approaching and unique situation, the Cornerstone camp program and pod offering availability may reach capacity quickly. However, we want to offer creative solutions for families who need or want coverage for their child(ren). Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions!


Additionally, consider coordinating pod-like care within your class families for the rainy days if that option is accessible to your families. Please reach out to your class group chats and/or your Room Reps.


To sign up your student(s), click here!


Mark your calendars on Thursday, April 27, 2023 for an evening of Korean dance, drumming, and music performed by our very own Korean Dual Language students. Let's celebrate our community's diversity and the efforts of our KDLP students and teachers. Dinner options will be available for pre-purchasing, soon. Stay tuned!


Wednesday, 3/29 Third Street Elementary Open House & Reflections Art Show

Friday, 3/31 Caesar Chavez Day - NO SCHOOL

4/3 - 4/7 Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

Friday, 4/14 Yearbook ordering and photo submission deadline

Saturday, 4/15 Fitness x FOT reformer event for parents and caregivers

Monday, 4/17 Walkathon fundraiser begins

Monday, 4/24 Unassigned Day - NO SCHOOL

Thursday, 4/27 Korean Dual Language Program Showcase


Yearbook Submissions & Ordering - 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 with any questions. Deadline to order is Friday, April 14, 2023. All proceeds benefit Friends of Third.

Opt in for text or email alerts from our school - See details in this post.

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.

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

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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