School Three is a K-5 elementary school with a population of approximately 275 students. Here one can find varied educational programs to meet the many needs of our children within the twelve general education classes.
School Three is committed to providing an outstanding education to all of our students, utilizing the talents and strengths of all three branches of this partnership. Also, it is through the many fine programs, varied curricula, and educational experiences that students are prepared to become independent thinkers, good decision-makers, self-supporting, and productive citizens in today’s society.
SCHOOL #3 NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Students and staff at School 3 celebrated Patriot Joe's
20th birthday on December 3, 2013. School 3 started the day
by singing happy birthday to their beloved mascot. Patriot
Joe even received birthday balloons and a birthday crown.
Happy 20th Birthday Patriot Joe!
Kindergarten had their annual Friendship Soup. Students
in both classes were busy cutting carrots, celery and
potatoes. They added corn and chicken broth and let it cook
in the classrooms. The delicious smells filled the rooms and
made us hungry. Rachel Ray and Guy Fieri would be proud! We
all ate together in the cafeteria. It was the perfect
kick-off to our Thanksgiving break.
Every year, our first
graders participate in an annual Thanksgiving Feast.
Students and teachers bring special items to make the feast
complete. Children were dressed as Native Americans,
Pilgrims or the harvested crops. Students welcomed their
guests who consisted of parents and Mr. Tardalo, the
Superintendent of School with a small play.
Students then sat down at a long table and ate together just
like the Pilgrims and Native Americans did long ago.
Inside Out: Character Counts
Students in Kindergarten, first
and second grades at School 3 had a special guest come to
visit them in November. Our special guest Ronald McDonald
talked to us about the 4 Pillars of Character:
Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Respect & Fairness. Ronald
McDonald reminded students that it's not what's on
the outside that matters but what's on the inside. Thank you
for reminding us!
Accelerated Reading Point Club Winners
Students in grades
2-5 are challenged by the Principal to earn a significant
amount of Accelerated Reading points during each marking
period. To do this, students independently read books within
their Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) Level. Students
then take assessments on the computer which tests their
comprehension of each book read. Students who receive a
specified amount of AR points at the end of each marking
period join the “AR Point Club,” receive a Reading
Certificate and are invited to an AR Point Club Party!
19 students out of 201 were inducted into the AR Point Club
for the first marking period. Congratulations to our
Parents As Reading Partners
is a program that School 3 will be participating in during the 2nd
marking period. This program asks that parents with their child
spend 15 minutes each night reading together. This can mean the
child reads to his/her parent and/or the parent reads to his/her
child. Children who read with their parents each night, while also
keeping track of their reading progress will receive a pizza party
at the end of the marking period! This is a wonderful way to
spend quality time with your child, while also encouraging good
reading habits. Please use the inside of the brochure to keep track
of your reading by initialing next to the dates, and the back of the
brochure to list the books read. Teachers will be asking to see the
brochure in order to monitor student participation all throughout
the marking period. At the end of the marking period, please have
your child bring their P.A.R.P. brochure back to his/her classroom
teacher. Please note, teachers will be handing out the P.A.R.P.
brochure to students on the day of our launch (November 18th) but if
you need another copy for any reason, please feel free to
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School 3 had their annual Halloween
Parade. Students and staff dressed up and marched around the
block while parents and community members cheered us on.
Costumes ranged from being scary, funny to totally adorable.
Students in the afternoon enjoyed a little class party.
Thank you to the Class Parents for sending in treats.
This year, Field Day at School 3
was held in the fall. Students had a blast enjoying all of
the physical education field day stations. Students ran,
jumped, skipped and hopped around while also showing
teamwork and good sportsmanship. Thank you to all of our
parent volunteers for running the stations and a special
thank you to our physical education teacher
Mr. Tomaskovic for organizing such a wonderful Field Day!
School 3 had their annual fall Book
Fair the week of October 15th. This is a great Home and
School Association (H.S.A.) fundraiser. Pictured here are
fourth grade students purchasing books. Students had a blast
making decisions as readers as to what genre of books they
wanted to buy. Please note, there will be another Book Fair
in the spring!
For those of you who don't know, Patriot
Joe is School 3's mascot! This year, Patriot Joe will be
dressed for all seasons. Pictured here Patriot Joe is ready
for the fall. Notice how cute Patriot Joe looks in his
overalls. I also love his little fence. Can't wait to see
what he looks like for the winter!
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