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THE WORD ON 3RD


SCHOOL UPDATES - WEEK OF 11/12/2023:

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES THIS WEEK;

A SPECIAL DIWALI PERFORMANCE;

THANKSGIVING BREAK NEXT WEEK;

MAKING CARING COMMON UPDATES;

SAVE THE DATE: WINTER FAMILY NIGHT 12/7

 

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES ARE TAKING PLACE THIS WEEK

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday will be early dismissal days (12:35pm) for parent-teacher conferences.


A SPECIAL DIWALI PERFORMANCE BY OUR OWN THIRD STREET STUDENTS

Happy Diwali to all the Third Street families! We wish you all a year full of love and light. We’re excited to share a Diwali dance performed by:

Alina Rastogi - Room 21

Saiya Sundri - Room 25

Ahren Uttamchandani - Room 21



THANKSGIVING BREAK IS NOVEMBER 20TH - 24TH (NO SCHOOL)

Have a wonderful break!


KINDNESS CORNER (MAKING CARING COMMON UPDATES)

MCC TOY DRIVE

The Making Caring Common Student Council is hosting a 3rd Street Elementary Toy Drive to benefit the Koreatown Youth + Community Center. It kicks off when we return from Thanksgiving. They will be collecting toys from 11/27 - 12/6. If you are able to donate, please bring new, unwrapped toys for kids ages 0-10 years old and drop them in the donation box at the main entrance. Please no toy guns, make-up, clothing or shoes. Thank you for your support!


BRINGING IT HOME, LISTENING DEEPLY

Parents, put the phone down! A common sentiment that popped up during our Listening Deeply lessons was that our students feel their caregivers and other adults do not listen to them because they are constantly on their phones. It is a reminder for all of us to be aware of how much we are on our phones and how it deeply affects our children.

  • This month, the class lesson is on Inspiring Kindness (and addressing when our students feel invisible at school or elsewhere)

  • To complement our class lesson, please review this Tip Sheet for Creating Caring Kids.

  • ASK ME ABOUT...As a follow up to our lesson, please ask your children who has been kind to them and when do they feel invisible?

AND FINALLY. . .

The Making Caring Common Student Council members will be wearing gold hats throughout the school days so they can be easily identified and recognized on campus. Please let your students know to look for the gold hats if they need a friend, someone to talk to, or help with anything.


SAVE THE DATE: WINTER FAMILY NIGHT THURSDAY 12/7/2023 4:30-8PM

Plan to join us for a fun night of extended book fair hours, crafts, and more, followed by a special performance by our very own Third Street Choir.



ADDITIONAL REMINDERS:


JMG SPORTSWISE THANKSGIVING CAMP - 2 FULL DAYS Sports, Games, Arts and Crafts, STEM and more!! Kinder and Up!

Dates: Mon 11/20 and Tues 11/21 Time: 8:30a-2:30p Location: Pan Pacific Park Cost: $140/day


REMINDER: CALLING ALL BOOK FAIR LOVERS!

Our Book Fair team is looking for parent volunteers with interest in future committee leadership to join us this fall to learn exactly how we bring the fair to life. Between now and December 4th when the doors to the transformed library open to a rush of excited kids, you'll be part of making the magic and memories happen. It is an incredibly fun and rewarding way to serve our entire school community. To come aboard or request more information, please reach out to Jennifer Schuur Herbert at jenschuur@gmail.com.



UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES

Tuesdays Early dismissal (1:30pm)

M, W, Th, F 11/13-18 Parent-Teacher conferences - EARLY DISMISSAL 12:35pm

Now - 4/19/2024 Read Around the World program

M-F 11/20-24 Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

Friday, 12/2 Community Meeting

School Spirit Day theme: class colors

M-F, 12/4-8 Book Fair

Thursday, 12/7 Winter Family Night


ONGOING

Submit your photos to our Yearbook team here!


Purchase your 2023-2024 Yearbook here! Use code 228294M.


Click here to join our PTA and support many initiatives at our school!


Gift your student, teacher, staff something extra special for their birthday this year! Click here to add a shoutout for them on our June Street main entrance marquee!


Want to be involved with Making Caring Common at Third Street? Email Jocelyn at jocelyn@mindovermediapr.com.


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


Traffic Safety Volunteers wanted - Traffic Safety Valet Sign Up is encouraged for our 1st through 5th grade families. Each slot is only for 20 minutes and helps our drop offs go smoothly and safely, and enables 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 and at events!


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


Community Meeting Recording - Please click COMMUNITY MEETING for recordings of past meetings


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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