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THE WORD ON 3RD


SCHOOL UPDATES - WEEK OF 4/30/2023:

COMMUNITY MEETING & SPIRIT DAY;

WALK-A-THON CONTINUES!;

3RD STREET’S GOT TALENT!;

HANCOCK PARK ELEMENTARY SUPPORT;

STAFF & TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK;

MEET THE GRUNIONS;

JMG AFTER SCHOOL SPORTS & SUMMER OPTIONS

 

COMMUNITY MEETING & SPIRIT DAY THIS FRIDAY

Please join us for our last Community Meeting of this school year on

May 5th at 8:15 AM in the auditorium. There will be updates from PTA

and FOT on all of our end-of-the-year events and a Q&A with

Principal Lee.


This Friday, is also May's monthly school spirit day. Let's support your class to win their school spirit stick by wearing rainbow or space-themed clothing on this day







WALK-A-THON CONTINUES!

Look for QR codes around the school or go to https://www.pledgestar.com/thirdstreet/ to register. We are in need volunteers and donations for the big event on 5/12! (Ex. Prizes for top earners, food for volunteers, etc.) Please reach out to abholcombe@gmail.com for more information!

Keep sending your nominations through the end of this week for an exciting new Walkathon award that will go to the student with the most most Entrepreneurial Spirit! Friends, teachers, parents — if you notice a student is going above and beyond or thinking outside the box for ways to raise money for Third Street, we want to hear about it. Email us (rachelpring1@gmail.com) or stop by our booth in the lunch pavilion during or after drop off.


Buckle up for an epic water blaster battle this Friday the Spirit Assembly! Top earners from each class will have a chance to spray Principal Lee and other staff with a water blaster!

Walkathon Sponsorships are available for $50 per student. Please email elizabeth.schmidt@gmail.com for details.

All funds benefit Friends of Third, help us get to 100% schoolwide participation!


3RD STREET’S GOT TALENT!

Mark your calendars and start the rehearsals for the annual return of 3RD Street’s Got Talent on Friday, June 2nd at 6pm!














HANCOCK PARK ELEMENTARY SUPPORT

As many of you have already heard, recently there was a terrible car accident in front of Hancock Park Elementary School, which sadly took the life of a mother and seriously injured a first-grade student. We are distraught at this very sad news and would like to extend our condolences and support to the children, families and staff at Hancock Park Elementary.

Below is a Padlet link for you to share with your children, as you see appropriate given the seriousness of the matter. Notes, photos, gestures of support and condolences will no doubt be appreciated by our friends at Hancock Park Elementary. We would like to send out the Padlet as soon as possible, so please upload your notes, photos and videos by this coming Monday. We are also expecting to receive details around a Go Fund Me, and will circulate when available. Thank you, Third Street Elementary PTA padlet.com


STAFF & TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK NEEDS YOU!

National Staff Appreciation week is from May 8-12pm. We are planning on showing our gratitude to each and every staff member that cares for our kids! Please see attached for the flyer of events for the staff for the week! WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please sign up (below) to contribute to food items, financial contribution, or come and show your support to kick off the week with a "Applause parade" Monday, May 8. Bring your kids and help pass out flowers and say "thank you" on Monday, May 8, from 7:30 am to 8:00 am as staff arrives and walks into school! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4dabab2ba4f5c70-staff#/. Please contact Robyn with any questions-robkuroki.kuroki@gmail.com, or 626-607-6780.


Also, share your appreciation for our amazing staff and teachers by having students post to the Padlet link below, a poem or words of appreciation for their teacher or a staff member at Third Street. Posts submitted by Wednesday, May 3, will be considered to be read aloud to the entire school, Monday, May 8.


MEET THE GRUNIONS

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium invites you to "Meet the Grunion" event on Saturday, May 6, 2023. At this event, you'll see the captivating grunion come up on the beach and learn about the fascinating biology of this curious fish.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium has set aside funds to provide students and their families with a fun night of learning and exploration. Each school will receive one bus, and if your school has a high level of interest, we may allocate two buses.


Pickup at your school would be at 7 p.m., and departure from Cabrillo at 11:00 p.m.

The following is a rough schedule of the activities:

  • 7:00 p.m. - School pick-up

  • 7:30 p.m. - Schools begin to arrive, depending on proximity.

  • The Aquarium begins showing the grunion movie to approximately 300 people at a time in the auditorium, hatching grunion eggs, exploring the life-sized inflatable gray whale, and exploring the Aquarium. Snacks and drinks will be provided at no cost.

  • 10 p.m. - Everyone gathers in front of the Aquarium to prepare to head to the beach to see the grunion; the estimated run time is 10:20 p.m.

  • 11 p.m. - Buses start leaving to ensure that everyone returns before midnight.

We would be delighted to have your school take part in this fantastic event!


JMG's AFTER SCHOOL SPORTS & SUMMER OPTIONS

JMG Sportswise is excited to offer our Third Street community some great after school sports, summer field trips, & summer camp experiences! Check out the details and register your student(s) here: https://www.jmgsportswise.com/third-street-elementary/

  • Afterschool Sports

  • Summer Camp Field Trips

June 12 - Los Angeles Zoo

June 15 - Natural History Museum June 19 - Griffith Observatory August 7 - California Science Center August 9 - Santa Monica Pier



UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, 5/4 Familty STEM & Literacy Nite - RSVP https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ba8af22a7f8c07-literacystem

Friday, 5/5 Community Meeting *IN PERSON* at 9am;

Spirit Day Theme: Out of this World (space / rainbow clothing)

5th Grade Panorama, 11am-12pm

Saturday, 5/6 Meet the Grunions

May 8 - 12 Staff & Teacher Appreciation Week

Friday, 5/12 Walk-a-thon Field Day

Monday, 5/29 Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

Friday, 6/2 3RD Street’s Got Talent

Spirit Day Theme: Wear Blue & Gold



ONGOING

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


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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