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We invite you to join the 3rd grade on Tuesday, May 23rd at 1:45pm in the Tiger Café for our play!

Don't forget:
Last day of school: Half day on Thursday, May 25th.
We can't believe the school year is almost over! Report cards go home on the last day of school. Also look for information regarding summer reading.

Have an awesome and safe summer,

The Third Grade Team
 

Art Portfolios!

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, K

Art portfolios have been coming home for the last week or so and the children are very excited! I hope they have been doing their homework by having an Art Show for their families! It is such an exciting and visual way to see how your child has grown this year in so many ways. Their art skills have improved, ideas have become more complex, and even the way they write their name has changed from August until now! Please take a moment to enjoy the creative adventures your child has experienced this year and the amazing artwork created along the way!

Summer Art Camp at PPE!!

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, K

Join Mrs. Atkinson June 5-9 for one amazing week of exploring, discovering and creating ART at Percy Priest Elementary! This unique camp offers a variety of hands on art experiences designed especially for artists ages 5-11 years (rising K through rising 4th graders). Camp will take place in the Percy Priest Art Room from 9:00-12:00, June 5-9, 2017. The cost is $190 per child for the week, which includes a sketchbook, all art supplies and a snack each day. Class size is limited, so sign up online today!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e45adaa2ba31-mrs

Contact Mrs. Atkinson at tina.atkinson@mnps.org for more questions.

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Parents,

Read carefully, next week is a busy week!

Important dates:

Tuesday, May 9th- Field Day! (9:00-11:30) with pizza lunch provided after. STUDENTS WEAR FIELD TRIP T-SHIRTS and TENNIS SHOES (if it's sunny, make sure your child has sunscreen on).

*Please send in $3 for Field Day Pizza if you have not already done so.

Friday, May 12th- 3rd Grade Field Trip- Walking Tour and lunch at the Spaghetti Factory (students will be gone 9-1:30, chaperones meet us there).

STUDENTS WEAR FIELD TRIP T-SHIRTS and TENNIS SHOES (if it's sunny, make sure your child has sunscreen on).

*Thank you so much for the volunteers to chaperone this field trip! Look for reminders on times and places to meet us next week.

As the year comes to an end, we will spend the next two weeks reviewing 3rd grade skills and completing End of Year assessments (FAST screening, Text Level Assessments, and MAP assessments).

***SAVE THE DATE***

All Parents/guests are invited to the 3rd Grade Play on Tuesday, May 23rd at 1:45pm. Students will receive assigned parts and scripts today. You child is responsible for memorizing his/her part so mark your calendars, you won't want to miss this!

Have a wonderful weekend!
The Third Grade Team

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Parents,

We made it!! Today is the last day of TN Ready/TCAP testing!

Thank you for the yummy snacks and waters you provided for us during testing as well as the encouragement notes.

May is a busy month as we will be conducting end of the year assessments, working on the 3rd grade play, and teaching the last of 3rd grade material.

Please look for more information regarding the 3rd grade play and date/time next week.

As we conduct end of the year assessments, students will also be practicing reading comprehension questions and written responses to texts, reviewing Grade 3 Math skills, learning more about Tennessee geography, and taking a closer look into Science with rocks and minerals.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thanks,
The Third Grade Team


 

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Parents,

Happy Friday! Reminder: no school today.

IMPORTANT: TN Ready starts this Tuesday, April 18th!

Please be mindful of these testing dates!!! We kindly ask that you refrain from unnecessary absences, tardies and early dismissals during this testing time. Every student must take ALL TN Ready tests. If a student is absent, he or she must make up the test missed.

All tests will start BY 8:30 am (at the latest) each day.

The schedule for TN Ready is as follows:
April 18--ELA Subpart 1 (writing)
April 19--ELA Subpart 2, 3
April 20--ELA Subpart 4

April 25--Math Subpart 1
April 26--Math Subpart 2, 3
April 27--Science Parts 1, 2
April 28--Social Studies

During this next week of ELA testing, we will still review for the upcoming Science, Social Studies, and Math tests when we are not testing.

Please take note of our new 3rd grade schedule during the next two weeks of testing:
(this is our new schedule from April 18th-28th, even on those 2 non testing days)

Testing: first thing in the morning
Tiger time: 11:30-12:05
*Lunch: 12:05-12:35
Related Arts: 12:45-1:45
*take note of the new lunch time. We will fill in review time and recess where needed.

A big thank you to everyone helping us out with snacks and water for testing days!

Thanks and Have a wonderful weekend!

The Third Grade Team

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TNReady Updates

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TNReady Updates

Tennessee public school districts are required to include TNReady test scores in student course grade calculations unless test scores are not returned before the final five instructional days of the school year. TNReady achievement test scores for grades three through eight and for high school End of Course (EOC) Exams will count as 10 percent of a student’s final grade in the tested subjects.  This is a change for the EOC exams, as test scores previously counted as 25 percent of the semester grade.  TNReady test scores will not factor into Social Studies grades in 3-8, since this subject is being field tested this spring.

The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) will provide Quick Score reports with students’ raw (number correct) scores.  However, unlike past years, Quick Score reports will not include numerical grades.  Each public school district will now determine its own conversion of raw scores to numeric grades, so the Research, Assessment and Evaluation Department will provide schools a conversion chart for each tested subject.

Students who are absent with an unexcused absence and unable to make up any portion of TNReady will receive the minimum exam grade on our numerical grading scale (50 for the achievement test in grades 3-8 or 0 for End of Course exams).  Students who miss the achievement test in grades 3-8 with an excused absence will not be penalized. 

The Tennessee Department of Education does not allow students to opt out of state mandated assessments.  If a student attends school on the day of test administration, the student will be expected to take the test.  Alternative activities cannot be provided during the test administration.  In the event of a test refusal, the student will receive the minimum exam grade (50). 

Mrs. Melinda Williams

Principal

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Parents,

We hope to see everyone tonight at the Spring Auction at Houston Station!

Reminder: TN Ready is a little over a week away!

The schedule for TN Ready is as follows:

April 18--ELA Subpart 1

April 19--ELA Subpart 2, 3

April 20--ELA Subpart 4

April 25--Math Subpart 1

April 26--Math Subpart 2, 3

April 27--Science Parts 1, 2

April 28--Social Studies

Please be mindful of these dates as well as the next week as we review. We will be working diligently every day to prepare for these tests. We kindly ask that you refrain from unnecessary absences, tardies and early dismissals during this time. We appreciate your support as we prepare!

As well as the TN Ready practice tests, there are a few skills we will still be finishing over the next week:

Math- liquid volume and mass

Social Studies- Antarctica

Science- weather and our atmosphere

**Upcoming important dates:

NO SCHOOL- Friday, April 14

Thanks and Have a wonderful weekend!

The Third Grade Team

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Parents,

Welcome back! For the next three weeks, we'll be working hard to review all of the skills we have covered so far this year in order to prepare our students for the upcoming TN Ready state assessments.

The schedule for TN Ready is as follows:
April 18--ELA Subpart 1
April 19--ELA Subpart 2, 3
April 20--ELA Subpart 4
April 25--Math Subpart 1
April 26--Math Subpart 2, 3
April 27--Science Parts 1, 2
April 28--Social Studies

Please be mindful of these dates as well as the next two weeks as we review. We will be working diligently every day to prepare for these tests. We kindly ask that you refrain from unnecessary absences, tardies and early dismissals during this time. We appreciate your support as we prepare!

As well as the review, there are a few skills we will still be learning over the next two weeks:

Math- elapsed time, liquid volume, and mass
Social Studies- Antarctica
Science- weather and our atmosphere

Upcoming important dates:

NO SCHOOL- Friday, April 14

***3rd grade needs Kleenex! We have run out of all Kleenex supply from the beginning of the year. We would kindly appreciate any Kleenex donations to get us through the last quarter of school.***

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thanks,
The Third Grade Team

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Reminders:

Spring Break- no school for students- March 16th-27th

ELA- Grammar Review, comprehension practice

SOCIAL STUDIES- Australia

SCIENCE- Solar System

MATH- Fraction, measurement, area and perimeter review

Have a wonderful weekend and safe Spring Break!

Thanks,

The Third Grade Team