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Our last day of 3rd Grade!

I have loved teaching this group of third graders this year! They are so special to me! Thank you for your support throughout the year and especially these last few months. Thank you for encouraging your child as a learner and coaching them through a difficult transition.
I wish your family a summer of fun, family time, and relaxation!

Enjoy this video that highlights some of our moments this year.

Ms Van Arkel 🙂

See you on Tuesday!!

Parents and Students,

It was so fun to meet you all at our school open house last night! I can tell we have a great group of third graders. I’m really excited to learn together this year!

Thank you for being so generous with the donations to our classroom! We appreciate it so much!!

A few reminders:
-Make sure your child brings gym shoes to leave at school. We have P.E. on Tuesday.
-Please let me or the office know if there is ever a change in your child’s transportation home. It is important to me that our third graders get home safely and that we are in communication about this. Thanks!

Be sure to look inside the folders you brought home.
There are two assignments for students to bring in on Tuesday:
1. Summer Celebration
2. Get to Know You page -green paper

Parents also have two assignments 🙂
1. Take a look inside the big envelope, read over the forms, and send the necessary forms back to school.
2. Complete the Get to Know You page -orange paper


Thank you!!



Dear Parents,

The school year has flown by and now here we are at summer vacation. I want to thank each of you for sharing your children with me this school year. I feel so blessed to have been a part of your children’s lives as their third grade teacher!

Thank you so much for the ways you have volunteered your time and donated items for our class this year. I appreciate all your support!

Have a safe, healthy, and happy summer!  I will miss this wonderful group!

Ashley Van Arkel 

The last week!

I cannot believe it is the last week of third grade! We’ve really had a great year and learned so much! I will miss this great group of students!

Here’s a few things to remember this week:

-Science test tomorrow! (Tuesday)

-We will have 2nd/3rd grade field day on Thursday. Please send your child with tennis shoes and a water bottle. Sunscreen too!

-Our last day is Friday. Dismissal is at 1:00.

Dear Third Grade Families, 
I have truly enjoyed having your third grader in class this year! Thank you so much for sharing your child with me. It has been so fun to grow together as learners and we have made great memories. I am so proud of each and every child! I’m so thankful for each of their talents and abilities and am glad they have been a part of our class this year. 
Thank you for your wonderful support this year and helping your third grader do their best. I appreciate you!
Enjoy the summer!

Ms Van Arkel   🙂


Thank You! :)

Dear Families,
Wow! What a great year! Thank you so much for sharing your children with me. I have really enjoyed this wonderful group of third graders. They are special to me and I will miss them. I am so proud of their hard work this year and it has been so exciting to see them grow. Thank you for your support in all that we’ve accomplished this year. You have done a great job of raising such kind, caring, and sweet children! Have a fabulous summer!
Miss Van Arkel 🙂