SEE YOU SOON!!

Students and Parents,

I look forward to meeting you at our school open house on Wednesday, August 21. You may meet me and check out our classroom any time between 6:30 and 7:30pm. Students may bring in their school supplies to put in their desk. I’m excited to see you!
Be sure to read a little bit about me on the About Ms Van Arkel page.

If you are interested in donating items to our class, at the open house I will have a wish list of supplies that will be helpful in our classroom this year. If you’d like to donate a book to our class, please see my Amazon wishlist HERE. Thank you in advance for any and all donations to our classroom! We appreciate it so much!

See you soon!!
Ms Van Arkel ūüôā

 

 

Boxtops

COLLECT BOX TOPS 

 

Did you know that every BOXTOP and every COKE CAP collected earns money for our school?   This summer we would like you to work hard to collect both. The money we earn will go toward a basketball hoop on our K/1 playground!

BOXTOPS:  Every completed BOXTOP sheet is worth $5.00.  If every child from Georgetown (approx 570) fills  one sheet this summer, our school will earn $2,750.   Many thanks to Lori Simpson and all of you who are on her team of BOX TOP counters, trimmers and packers.  This is a great program that pays off because of all of YOU! Download your form here:  Summer Box Tops

 

Summer Learning!

Keep On Learning With Reading & Mobymax

Dear Parents,

Studies have shown that students can lose up to 50% of learning during the summer vacation. ¬†¬†Georgetown is challenging you and your child to ‚ÄúKEEP ON LEARNING‚ÄĚ this summer to prevent summer slide. ¬†There are two ways to record your learning time:

Our goals for students over the summer are below. Students who reach or exceed goals will be entered in a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card (1 per grade). This is for their grade next year.

Reading Minutes Mobymax
  • First Grade: 100 minutes
  • Second Grade: 200 minutes
  • Third Grade: 300 minutes
  • Fourth Grade: 400 minutes
  • Fifth Grade: ¬†400 minutes
  • First Grade: 100 pts
  • Second Grade: 200 pts
  • Third Grade: 300 pts
  • Fourth Grade: 400 pts
  • Fifth Grade: ¬†500 pts
    • Reading: ¬†Log into ¬†this form ¬†to record the number of minutes you read. ¬†You can record each day or enter the total for each week.

 

 

If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan.  treagan@hpseagles.net

Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!

3rd Grade Supply List 2019-2020

Dear Third Grade Families,
In case you would like to get started on back to school shopping, I have included a list of supplies that your third grader will find helpful this year.

For the classroom:

  • (2)¬† writing composition books: 1 for writer’s workshop and 1 for word study and grammar (Feel free to decorate the front of them before the first day!)
  • (1) spiral notebook for your math journal
  • (2)¬† fine point dry erase markers for your whiteboard work
  • (2-3) glue sticks to contribute to our classroom shared supplies.
  • no.2 pencils (not mechanical pencils)
  • (1) small pack of colored pencils, crayons, or markers
  • scissors if you have some
  • (1-2) highlighters to contribute to our classroom shared supplies.
  • (5)¬† two pocket folders (plastic folders work best, but are not required). Do not send in a binder:
    • red
    • purple or orange
    • yellow
    • green
    • blue
  • tissue box, band-aids, or sanitizing wipes to donate to the classroom

For PE: 
‚Äʬ†Gym shoes¬†to be left at school. These do not need to be new, just clean shoes for Physical Education.

Optional:

  • small pencil pouch to store your supplies. Please do not send in any kind of pencil box. They are too big to store in the desk.
  • water bottle: preferably a small kids water bottle similar to the photo below, but no need to make a special purchase if you do not have one. Large plastic/metal water bottles tend to become a distraction on the desk top or they easily tip and spill!¬†¬†

Happy Shopping!!
ūüôā

 

 

Summer Learning!

Keep On Learning With Reading & Mobymax

Dear Parents,

Studies have shown that students can lose up to 50% of learning during the summer vacation. ¬†¬†Georgetown is challenging you and your child to ‚ÄúKEEP ON LEARNING‚ÄĚ this summer to prevent summer slide. ¬†There are two ways to record your learning time:

Our goals for students over the summer are below. Students who reach or exceed goals will be entered in a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card (1 per grade). This is for their grade next year.

Reading Minutes Mobymax
  • First Grade: 100 minutes
  • Second Grade: 200 minutes
  • Third Grade: 300 minutes
  • Fourth Grade: 400 minutes
  • Fifth Grade: ¬†400 minutes
  • First Grade: 100 pts
  • Second Grade: 200 pts
  • Third Grade: 300 pts
  • Fourth Grade: 400 pts
  • Fifth Grade: ¬†500 pts
    • Reading: ¬†Log into ¬†this form ¬†to record the number of minutes you read. ¬†You can record each day or enter the total for each week.

 

 

If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan.  treagan@hpseagles.net

 

Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!

 

Boxtops

COLLECT BOX TOPS 

 

Did you know that every BOXTOP and every COKE CAP collected earns money for our school?   This summer we would like you to work hard to collect both. The money we earn will go toward a basketball hoop on our K/1 playground!

BOXTOPS:  Every completed BOXTOP sheet is worth $5.00.  If every child from Georgetown (approx 570) fills  one sheet this summer, our school will earn $2,750.   Many thanks to Lori Simpson and all of you who are on her team of BOX TOP counters, trimmers and packers.  This is a great program that pays off because of all of YOU! Download your form here:  Summer Box Tops

 

 

Welcome to 3rd Grade!!

Are you visiting our blog because you will be in this class next year? If so, WELCOME!

While you are here, be sure to sign up for email updates (right side of the blog where it says subscribe by email).  Our class blog will be the site for information about school supplies, curriculum and assessment, and much more.  A school supply list will be posted on July 1.
Also, remember to sign up for email updates on the Georgetown School Blog.  The school blog will provide updates all summer long about school wide events and important details about open houses and calendar dates.
I am so glad you are here! I will be posting a few times to the blog throughout the summer so please check back! I am getting ready for a great third grade year!   :)
I look forward to meeting you at our school open house on Wednesday, August 21 from 6:30-7:30pm. 
– Ms Van Arkel

Update: Week of June 3!

 

Here we are at the last week of third grade!!

A few things to know:

  • Biography Museum TOMORROW!¬†¬†Please check your email for the time and there was also an invitation that went home to you on Friday! Your child should bring in their outfit and/or poster on Tuesday morning. Please plan to have your child wear as much as their outfit as they can to school as there will not be a lot of time to change.
  • You will see your child’s writing folder come home this week. Please take a look at them and celebrate your child’s hard work and progress made this year! There are also a few ‘first day of third grade’ pages in there that are always fun to look at!
  • I have put together a Summer Practice Packet of ideas and math pages to be working on over the summer. Please email me and let me know if you’d like me to send a packet home with your child. As always, please help your child maintain the routine of reading and multiplication fact practice. This will be very very helpful to them as they enter into 4th grade!!
  • Library Books: Reminder slips went home on Friday. Please have your child look at home for any library books that need to be returned and make sure they are brought in by Friday.
  • Summer Practice: your child will need to get on CLEVER this summer to practice on MobyMax. I will be sending home the CLEVER¬† QR code for sign-in. For some of you, I have already sent this home with your child earlier in the year.

 

Our Class Field Trip!

Last Tuesday, our class went on a field trip to Frederik Meijer Gardens. We had a great day exploring the gardens and we enjoyed a great presentation learning all about trees and tree identification. It connected well to our Native American studies from this year!

Enjoy the slideshow below: