Welcome to 3rd Grade

Welcome to Third Grade

Dear Families,                                                                                August 2021


I would like to welcome you and your child to third grade! I am looking forward to a busy, memorable, and exciting year of school and academic growth and achievement. I would like to share some basic information to help start the school year. More detailed information will be included in my Back to School Night presentation.


Since the morning is long, it is strongly recommended that your child bring a HEALTHY SNACK to eat during morning recess (no candy or soda allowed). Our recess time is 10:40-11:00 am. Lunch will be from 12:40-1:25 PM. Third grade students will play first, then eat their lunch. Also, please send in a labeled water bottle to be used throughout the day. The water fountains are not available at this time, but we do have a water filling station to refill water bottles.


Due to changes in the classroom environment, our classroom supplies will be for individual use to help limit the spread of germs. There are a variety of items that I need to help accomplish this for the class. I have personally purchased many of the supplies for the beginning of the school year, so that the students are prepared for the first day of school. I have individual boxes with supplies for each child. If you would like to make a donation, please consider donating a gift card to Target or Amazon. I also have some classroom supplies listed on our class webpage under School Supplies and on Mrs. Karl’s Amazon Wish List. The link is included here and is also posted on our webpage. I greatly appreciate any donations to the classroom that we receive. 


Each child is encouraged to bring in their own set of headphones to be used with the classroom Chromebooks throughout the year. This item needs to be labeled with your child's name and will be stored at school. I do have some school headphones students may borrow if they do not have their own.


Please visit our class website by clicking the Our School tab, and 3rd Grade. You may click on my website to find information directly related to our class. Please pay special attention to the following information on our class webpage:

  • Back to School Information
  • Classroom Management
  • School Supplies


This year, Back to School Night, will be presented a little differently. Teachers will be emailing their Back to School Night presentations to families. It will be an overview of our class. If parents have specific questions, they can meet with the teacher on campus during their designated time for a 20 minute block. Questions will be clarified regarding the emailed presentation, but no new information will be given. I understand that many parents will not be able to attend this 20 minute block of time. If you prefer, you can email your questions to me. I will combine all of the questions, and email the answers to the entire class, so that all families get the information. In addition, I have organized an opportunity for a 10 minute Meet & Greet with parents and students during the first week of school. I have included a link for our Teacher Meet & Greet SignUp Genius with time slots for those families interested in meeting.  


Third grade parents meet on Wednesday, August 18th. Last names starting with (A-L) meet at 5:00-5:20 PM, and last names starting with (M-Z) meet at 5:40-6:00 PM. Please remember that this is a meeting for teachers and parents only. We are located in room C-31 in the C building, located on the 2nd floor.

  

I am looking forward to our partnership this year!.

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Karl

 

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Our School, 3rd Grade

Karl, Karen


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