Butler, J

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3rd Grade Realm

Dear Families,

Last week was a very busy week in our class!  We did a variety of activities relating to "Wipe Out Bullying".  We also have been researching information about bats.  Friday evening, it was GREAT to see so many families attending the Monster Mash on Friday night!  I hope everyone had a great time.   I know I did! :)

Erving's Annual Halloween Parade and Classroom Halloween Party  On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, will be our school wide annual parade and classroom parties.  Parents are invited to attend our annual Erving Halloween parade!  This year, our parade will be held outside along the walking path behind the school.  There will be lots of space for everyone. If you are planning to attend the parade, please find a place along the path in the back of the school. (In case of rain, the parade viewing area will be in the gym). 

Mark Your Calendars!
On Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 6:00 PM, Erving's Third Grade Students will be presenting a Native American Showcase and Pie Festival.  As part of the program, the students will be painting their own Native American t-shirt in art class.  The cost of materials is $5.00 per student.  Also, students in my class are assigned a special Homework Native American Project that is due on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.  More information about the t-shirts, the special Homework Project, and an invitation to the Program will be included in this week's Progress Report.  (I've also included information here on our class website.  Please click on the Social Studies tab.)  I will not be sending home a Weekly Reading Log for the week of 10/30/17.  NOTE:  With Halloween being this week and the special Homework Project that I assigned, I decided it would be best to skip the Weekly Reading Log for this week.  I still want the students to do their Weekly Math Log, though. I am hoping students will use this time to start planning their project, instead.  For those students who decide to continue to read at home, if they write down their work on a piece of paper, I will give them extra credit.  (There will be a regular Reading Log sent home next Monday.)

There will be NO SCHOOL for students on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.  Teachers will be participating in Professional Development.

On Friday, November 10, 2017,.students will have a half day of school and will be dismissed at 11:45 AM.  This is the last day of the first trimester and teachers will be working on Records and Report Cards in the afternoon  Then, on Thursday, November 16, 2017, we will be having Parent Teacher Conferences from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM and 5:00 PM-8:00 PM.  (Again, students will have a half day on this date and will be dismissed at 11:45 AM)  In an effort to try and schedule conferences that are best for parents, please indicate on this week's Progress Report when you would prefer to have your child's conference.  Also, please list the names of siblings who attend Erving  and their homeroom teacher's name, so that I can try to coordinate schedules.

Also, there will be a book fair during the week of conferences from November 14-16th.  Mrs. See is looking for parent volunteers (with approved iChat form on file in the office) to help with this event.  Our class will be going on Tuesday, November 14th.  Students will have the option to either browse or shop that day.  It will also be open during conferences.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 will be a half day for students and staff.  Students will be dismissed at 11:45 AM and this will be the beginning of our Thanksgiving Recess. Classes will resume on Monday, November 22, 2017.

As you can see, November is going to be another very busy month for us!

box tops

Erving will be collecting Box Tops for Education all year long.  Students can bring them into class at anytime.  Thank you for your support! 


Reminder:  Students are expected to Read at home for at least 60 minutes per week and practice their Math facts for at least 30 minutes.  Students are expected to fill out their Weekly Home Reading Log and Weekly Home Math Log each week.  Both are due on Mondays.

My best,

Mrs. J. Butler
3rd Grade Teacher
Erving Elementary School
Woodhaven-Brownstown Schools

(734) 692-2212 Ext. 2314