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Mrs. Fraser’s 3rd grade classroom newsletter.

Mrs. Fraser, Augus 17, 2015

school_days_1WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!

CONVOCATION

Welcome to third grade at Fresno Christian Schools all new and returning students!  I have already met several of our new students and I know God has a great year of learning in store for all of us.   Parents, family, and friends are invited to join our school for our opening Convocation in Peoples Church Sanctuary at 7:55 AM on Monday, August 17, 2015.

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Each week on Monday you may go on-line to read our class newsletter.  The newsletter will  contain our weekly character trait, scripture verse, spelling words,  homework assignments,  and special activities like field trips.  On Mondays you will want to look for a Red Homework Folder with your child’s graded work along with a copy of  the newsletter.  Please take the opportunity to go through the work together.

BIBLE

Each week we will focus on a specific character trait verse.  The Bible verse will be sent home on Mondays and will be from the NIV version used at school.   Bible verse tests are  on Fridays every week.  Third grade students will be asked to write from memory the Character Trait, Reference, and Bible Verse.  You will want to help your child  practice writing the verse each week at home.   My hope this year is that each child will continue to grow to know Jesus in a deeper way and hide His Word in their hearts.  As we seek to know Him, we will do so by participating in daily class worship,  searching and reading God’s word, studying the powerful stories of Old Testament patriarchs, participating in chapel,  studying memory verses, and praying together.

BIBLE  MEMORY VERSE

Character Trait:  Wisdom

Reference:  Proverbs 9:10

Verse:  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

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SPELLING TESTS
I will be sending out a weekly list each Monday.   Start practicing your spelling words early to ensure good results on Fridays.  Each week “BONUS” words will be given for those students who like an additional challenge.   These words are not mandatory.  The student may choose to do them or not.  Bonus words missed do not take away from the score of the 20 regular words, but do help a student if his quarterly grade is borderline.  Along with our weekly spelling test grades, students will have a Friday sentence dictation grade. This gives the students an opportunity to practice using their spelling words in context and improve writing skills needed for compositions.

SPELLING WORDS-LESSON 1

Consonant & Short Vowel Sounds
1. led
2. legs
3. skill
4. sniff
5. stilts
6. stick
7. crush
8. never
9. block
10. jacket
11. tennis
12. gutter
13. yellow
14. pocket
15. matter
16. wobble
17. address
18. hundred

High-Frequency Words
19. eye
20 during

Bonus Words
* California
* Sacramento

CHAPEL

Grades 1-6 will meet every Monday morning for Chapel and Worship from 8:15-8:45 AM in the North Lobby Chapel.

MUSIC

This year third graders will have instrumental recorder choir music on Thursdays from 8:45-9:15 AM as well as vocal choir music on Fridays from 8:05-8:45 AM.

STUDENT PROFILE

I am sending home a STUDENT PROFILE concerning family, school, and religious experiences.  This gives you the opportunity to share areas and concerns you would like me to be aware of as I work with your child this year.  Please take time to fill out the profile this week and return it by this Friday, August 21.  At conference time we can focus on strengths and areas for future growth together.  Thanks for your insights.

Please let me know if your child has any kind of allergies I should be aware of.  I am asking that students and adult volunteers avoid wearing fragrances in the classroom due to allergic reactions.  I appreciate your support with this matter.

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HOMEWORK FOLDER

Each student will be given a homework folder sent home on Mondays.  Please look in this RED homework folder for your child’s graded work from the previous week.  It houses  a newsletter, possible flyers, and weekly math homework assignments.  Please take the opportunity to go through the work together and correct any mistakes.  Please return the folder with the math homework  each Thursday.  This is part of your child’s effort grade for responsibility. Also, any daily work not completed in class, such as math, reading or spelling, is considered homework.  Students will have a yellow folder for transporting daily work not finished in class.  Please return the completed work the following day.

SUPPLIES TO BRING

1.  ONE medium sized pencil box (plastic, no larger than 6″ X 9″  X 3″)

2.  Highlighter (preferably yellow or lighter colors)

3.  Key chain for their new Bible & cover

4.  Set of felt pens (optional)

Please help your child to succeed by limiting unnecessary clutter and distractions.  Some children bring so many things that they are burdened by their supplies and some use them as toys.  In this case they will be asked to take them home. Thank you!

 **For hygiene purposes we are also in need of lots of tissue, unscented hand sanitizer,  and disinfectant wipes for the classroom.  We use these throughout the year to stay healthy as a class working closely together.  If you are able to donate any of these items, please send them to school with your child. Thank you!  🙂

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BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
I look forward to seeing each of you at “Parent Back to School Night” Tuesday, August 25th when I will share details about the “World of Third Grade.”  Together, here at FCS, we pledge our sincere effort to continually help your child grow spiritually and academically while under our care.   Thank you for your encouragement and prayers.

RECESS AND LUNCH
Morning recess is scheduled  from 9:45 AM-10:15 AM daily.

Lunch and afternoon recess is from 11:45 AM-12:25 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

On Thursdays lunch/recess will be from 12:40 PM-1:25 PM.

P.E. FOR THIRD GRADE

Wednesdays 12:40 PM-1:25 PM

Fridays from 10:55 AM-11:40 AM

Be sure to wear appropriate clothes and shoes that are for workouts.  Water bottles need be brought to school on a regular basis and kept in your child’s backpack. Please inform the office of any health concerns and notify me as well.   Students must have a written notice from parents or doctor to be excused from P.E. activities.

THURSDAYS ARE EARLY RELEASE DAYS

Please note that every Thursday is an early release day with dismissal at 2:05 PM due to Staff Professional Learning Communities.

ASSESSMENTS

I am performing a variety of assessments in class this week in the areas of reading, writing, and math.   Ongoing assessments will be performed to assist in meeting your child’s instructional needs.

POWER SCHOOL

Power School offers a variety of information including attendance, grades, and special notes to parents. This is a SECURE website and therefore you, as a parent, may access your child’s information confidentially.

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BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL

School begins at 8:00 AM sharp.  Students who arrive later than 8:15 AM must report to the office for a tardy slip.   Students go directly to the play area north of building 5 in the mornings starting Tuesday, August 18.  After the 7:55 AM freeze bell and unfreeze whistle, they will line up on the playground with their teacher and classmates.  Children should only be upstairs before school in the hallway escorted with a  parent or with a restroom pass from the early morning yard duty teachers

School ends daily at 2:45 P.M.   Please arrange pick up promptly.  Children not picked up by 3:00 P.M. will be taken to the office to call parents and wait. The pick-up location at the People’s campus is between Building 5 and the Peoples Church preschool playground.   All children must wait with the teacher until an adult walks over to pick them up.  They may not go and meet you at your car.

 SNACKS

Snacks may be eaten during the morning  recess.  Fruit, veggies, crackers, cheese, chips, yogurt, and fruit snacks are some suggestions.  We will save our dessert foods for lunch.  Because of various children’s food allergies, we are not allowed to share or trade food.

MILK & JUICE CARDS

Milk and juice will be offered for K-6 students. Milk and juice are 40 cents each. You may purchase a Milk or juice card for $8.00 each. Each card is good for 20 drinks. These are available in the Elementary Office. You will be notified when it is time to purchase a new one. This is offered as a convenience to you and is not mandatory.

 BIRTHDAYS

Children will be honored individually on their birthdays.  You may bring a treat and drink if you choose.  Your child and you may choose and there are no restrictions, whatever is a favorite to your child.  We  celebrate at 2:30-2:40 PM.  Just let me know a few days ahead of time if you want to celebrate at school.   If your child has a summer birthday, he/she will not be forgotten.  We will find a day for them.  It can be on their half birthday or any day that works for you.

CONTACT AND CLASSROOM HELPERS
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at: cfraser@fresnochristian.com.  You may also send a note with a child.  I check emails  each day and I will return your email within 24 hours.   In the event of an emergency, please call Lisa Dooley, elementary secretary in the Elementary  Office,  at 299-1695.

Also, I welcome parent helpers in the classroom from 8:00-10:15 AM.  If you would like to  help with paperwork, bulletin boards, assisting students, or other tasks, I would greatly appreciate it!  Sign-ups for morning classroom helpers and field trips will be at Back to School Night Tuesday, August 25th.

BOOK ORDERS

Online book orders are sent home monthly.  Scholastic publishes excellent books and software for children at a moderate price.  Please do not feel obligated to  purchase.

SILENT SUSTAINED READING

Please have your child bring a favorite literature book to read during “Silent Sustained Reading” after lunch each day.   The book should be kept in his or her backpack at all times for easy access on a daily basis.  There are also classroom library books.

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SPIRIT DAY!

Every Friday is SPIRIT DAY  at Fresno Christian.  So if you have a shirt that says “Fresno Christian, FCS, or has the FCS Eagle on iT , be sure to wear it on Friday.  Our whole class will be getting class t-shirts with Fresno Christian’s name for field trips in a few weeks.  It was included in your tuition.   If you wish to purchase other FCS Spirit Wear your children or adults, go to our school website.

COMING ATTRACTIONS

AUGUST

Monday, August 17 — Convocation at Peoples Campus – 8:00 AM

Tuesday, August 25  — Back To School for grades 3-6, Tuesday, @ 7:00 PM

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Mrs. Fraser, May 18, 2015

PARENT CORNER

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IN APPRECIATION

What a FANTASTIC year-end swim party out at Charlie and Jamie DeGroot’s country home!!!!  Our third graders had a fabulous time!!!!!  Thank you, Charlie and Jamie, for your tremendous, generous, and warm hospitality.   Charlie, awesome job at the barbecue pit!!  The heated pool, bounce house, and swing set play area were enjoyed by every third grader.  It was wonderful to watch them play and enjoy each other as they celebrated all their hard work this year!!!  It was delightful to hang out together with moms and dads visiting and relaxing!!  Mr. Deffenbacher, the kids had a hay-day pushing you into the pool!!  They looked like piranhas feasting on you in the water!!  We all enjoyed the food, fellowship and FUN!!!

THANK YOU DEAR, DEAR PARENTS AND STUDENTS for all of the amazing gift cards given to me, Mrs. Dansby, and Miss Harris for some summer fun!!  I join Mrs. Dansby and Miss Harris in sharing that we are SOOO  grateful for you and your beautiful expression of love.  Also, there will be many fun ways to enjoy this summer with your help as my husband, Wayne,  and I  celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary!!

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AS THE YEAR DRAWS TO A CLOSE. . .

Yes!  The last week of school has arrived!  Hard to believe?  This week is still an important one as we wrap up all the training and guidance.  It’s a time of reflection about  our year.  The activities we do are designed to bring closure to our experiences.  Thank you for stressing the academic importance of this week in staying focused.

As we reflect on our past year, our third grade class has experienced God’s faithfulness and bonding together as a family.  We have brought together our individual and unique personalities while the Lord has caused each of us to trust Him through the triumphs and challenges.  I praise God for His presence in the spirit of each student.  We will feel the heart-tugs as we part our ways for the summer.

The parent support and involvement through prayer, cards, notes, and volunteer work as room-parents, carpoolers, and chaperones has been a tremendous encouragement and blessing to me!!!  Your lives have deeply blessed mine.  Thank you for your generous spirit.  Blessings from above for a wonderful, relaxing summer!

NO PARENT HELPERS

Other than Monday, we will not be using any parent helpers this week.  Thank you for your tremendous help throughout the year in the classroom. We appreciate the extra attention you have given to our classroom. We couldn’t have done it without you!  You are amazing and it was wonderful to grow to know and love you dearly!!

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CURRICULUM THIS WEEK

There will be no spelling test or Bible Verse test, OR Math Homework packets this week!  We will continue to study spelling in our workbooks this week to improve our spelling skills.  We will learn about the Ten Commandments in Bible.  We will work on Reader’s Theater Plays this week.  In Social Studies we will continue to study state capitals and borders along with songs and words of liberty.  In science we will take a closer look at the planets in the solar system and learn all about sun and how it is responsible for our seasons and weather.

YEAR END REWARDS

There will be an ice cream treat on Monday, May 18 at lunchtime in Mrs. Fraser’s classroom for those students who met their goal of 100 points in Reading Counts and/or became a member of the Third Grade Math Club.

Tuesday, May 19th students who met their goal of 500 points in Reading Counts or became a Lifetime Member of the Math Club will walk across the street with Mrs. Fraser for an off-campus pizza lunch at Me ‘N Eds.

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TEXTBOOK INVENTORIES

Please return all hard bound textbooks by tomorrow including math books, social studies book, science, or language textbooks.  We are conducting textbook inventories.  These books are quite expensive and students will be charged for textbooks they do not return.  Thank you for helping your child be responsible for all school books needing to be returned.

BACKPACKS

Please continue to bring your backpack to school each day this week.  We will be bringing home several things each day.   Please keep your school box in your backpack.  You will need it for several activities this week.

MINIMUM DAYS

Just a reminder that Thursday and Friday are MINIMUM days with release time at 12:00 PM.

PERSONAL CLASSROOM LIBRARY BOOKS

Please look under your beds and in bookshelves at home for any books with Mrs. Fraser’s name or Miss Lepp’s name on the inside cover.  I would greatly appreciate all personal books returned to my own classroom library this week.  Thank you so much!

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NOTICE FROM THE LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER

We are receiving a library list each day from the librarian to let us know if our class has any more books out.  Let’s be diligent to in ALL LIBRARY BOOKS EARLY THIS WEEK!!  As we approach the end of the school year please note that there is a $25.00 fee for each item that is not returned by the last day of school. Please encourage your student to meet this responsibility.

Thanks, Lin Brown,

Librarian

END OF FOURTH QUARTER

Fourth quarter grades will be finalized this Tuesday, May 19th.  Final report cards should be posted by the school the end of this week or early next week.

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FINAL AWARDS CHAPEL

Parents are welcome to attend our last chapel of the year at the People’s Campus on Wednesday, May 2oth from 12:45-2:45 in the G.L.  Johnson Chapel for Grades 1-4. Parents will also be invited to join students in individual classrooms following the Awards Chapel for Character Trait Awards.

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YEARBOOK SIGNING

The children will receive their Memory Books on Thursday, May 21st.   Please send a special pen with your child  for autograph signing time. We will open up the doors and the children will be able to go to other classrooms as well Thursday.  The pages are glossy, so a marker pen does not work.  The children look forward to this time together and saying their summer farewells.

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COMING ATTRACTIONS

MAY

Monday, May 18 – BMX Show 10:30 AM  Front of Peoples Church Parking Lot

Wednesday, May 20 – Grades 1-4 Awards Chapel 12:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Thursday, May 21 – HALF DAY / NOON RELEASE FOR GR. K-12

Thursday, May 21 – Memory Yearbook Signing

Thursday, May 21 – Miracle Neal’s Birthday!!!

Friday, May 22 – Memory Yearbook Signing

Friday, May 22 – Memory/Yearbook Signing/Bring Your Favorite Pen!!

Friday, May 22 -LAST DAY OF SCHOOL/ HALF DAY RELEASE at 12:00 PM

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SUMMER BIRTHDAYS

Sunday, June 14 – Happy Birthday Mia Alberta!

Sunday, June 28 – Happy Birthday Michael Herrera!

Tuesday, July 21 – Happy Birthday Troy Covington!

Friday, July 31 – Happy Birthday Mrs. Fraser!

Wednesday, August 5 – Happy Birthday Mrs. Dansby!

Tuesday, August 11 – Happy Birthday Alex Fox!

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stustarCHARACTER TRAIT:  Accomplishment

Reference:  II Timothy 4:7

Bible Verse:  I have fought the good fight.  I have finished the race.  I have kept the faith.

Definition:  Successfully finishing what I set out to do

Opposite:  Doing a job carelessly or incompletely

SPELLING WORDS:  LESSON 34

Pattern Words – Homophones

1.  to

2.  too

3.  two

4.  wait

5.  weight

6.  rode

7.  road

8.  rowed

9.  piece

10.  peace

11.  cents

12.  sense

13. scents

14.  wear

15.  where

16.  their

17.  there

18.  they’re

High-Frequency Words

19.  once

20.  entire

Challenge Words

*Jupiter

*Uranus

PARENT CORNER

IN APPRECIATION

Thank you to all who were able to come out and join us for Open House and The Fine Arts Festival Night last Tuesday evening.  The third graders did  a fantastic job square dancing and looked terrific in their Fresno History costumes!  They enjoyed being your personal tour guide for the evening and showing you their hard work and accomplishments for the year.  I am so proud of them!  I also want to thank all of your parents who so diligently helped us prepare for Open House Night by giving of your time and love.  What a blessing you were to me!

MOTHER’S DAY

I pray you had a beautiful Mother’s Day weekend with your family and felt loved and appreciated.  Mothers  play such an important Godly role in the development of our children and we thank you for all of your love, guidance, patience, and care extended. Thank you for your tremendous help in the classroom this year, field trips, and holiday celebrations.  You are amazing and dearly appreciated!

ACADEMICS

Amid the fun rewards and activities planned for the next two full weeks, we still will set our focus on finishing strong academically, behaviorally, and spiritually.  Please have your child arrive on time.   Academics will continue as we near the “Finish Line.”  We will run the race God has set before us and set our eyes on Jesus to do our very best!

READING COUNTS

Try this link recommended by Mr. Robert Hyatt, our technologist specialist, if you have not been able to access SCHOLASTIC READING COUNTS program this weekend:

Here is the link for student access:

 

BENCHMARK ASSESSMENTS

This week we will complete our Benchmark Assessments with Scholastic Reading Inventories during i-pad Computer lab reading to measure growth in comprehension lexile scores along with  quarterly assessments in math, and writing.

END OF FOURTH QUARTER

The end of the 4th quarter is quickly approaching.  Please note that last day for students to turn in re-do assignments or re-take tests will be FRIDAY, MAY 15th.   Please check your child’s  RED HOMEWORK FOLDER for assignments along with grades on Powerschool and make sure they have turned in all assignments.

FOURTH QUARTER EXPECTATIONS FOR SCHOLASTIC READING COUNTS

Please check your child’s weekly Reading Progress Report this Monday to note progress and help set personal goals.  The deadline for completion of the goals listed below is Friday, May 15th.

For a C in Reading:  Earn the Red Award – 50 Points

For a B in Reading:  Earn the Bronze Award – 100 Points

For an A in Reading:  Earn the Silver Award – 250 Points

For an A+ in Reading:  Earn the Gold Award – 500 Points

Twenty to thirty minutes is given daily for silent sustained reading as well as forty-five minutes in Library Experience each week.  Students may also use class time to read after all required daily board assignments are completed.  Students may take quizzes on Scholastic books or Red Star books each Monday during Computer Lab with Mr. Hyatt as well as take supervised quizzes at home each week.  

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YEAR-END CLASS REWARDS

Ice Cream Party- Student must earn 100 points for Reading Counts OR master their Third Grade Level 4×4 Math facts in addition and subtraction.  (Monday, May 18, 2015 in classroom @ 11:35 AM)

Pizza Party- Students must earn 500 points for Reading Counts OR become a Lifetime Member in our 4 x 4 Math Club. (Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 11:35 AM-12:25 PM.  Off-Campus/We will walk across the street to Me’N Eds.)

 Students have until Friday, May 15th to complete these goals.

END OF FOURTH QUARTER

The end of the 4th quarter is quickly approaching.  Friday, May 15th will be the last day for students to turn in re-do assignments.  Please check your child’s grades on Powerschool and make sure they have turned in all assignments.

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FROM OUR LIBRARIAN:  END OF THE YEAR LIBRARY SCHEDULE

Thursday, May 14th is our last visit to the library.  All books for our class are to be returned no later than THURSDAY, MAY 14TH.    A NOTICE OF UNRETURNED BOOKS WILL BE ISSUED TO STUDENTS.   There is a fine of $25.00 for each item that is not returned.

Many wonderful titles are lost each year because they are not returned. We greatly appreciate your assistance in getting books back in and onto the shelves so the collection is ready to go again in August.  Please contact me if you have any questions.

Lin Brown, Librarian

lbrown@fresnochristian.com

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PERSONAL CLASSROOM LIBRARY BOOKS

Please look under your beds and in bookshelves at home for any books with Mrs. Fraser’s name or Miss Lepp’s name on the inside cover.  I would greatly appreciate all personal books returned to my own classroom library this week.  Thank you so much!

 

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YEAR-END CLASS SWIM PARTY

We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our third graders with a “Class Year-End Swim Party” held at the home of Charlie and Jaime DeGroot, Faith’s parents, on Friday, May 15th from 10:00 AM -2:00 PM.  All are welcome to attend.  There is a sign-up sheet in the hallway near our classroom for food and supplies. A certified lifeguard  will be on duty and is covered through your child’s tuition.

You do not need to come to our campus first.  If you will need a ride from school, please let me know, as we will not be organizing formal carpools. You will also need to pick up your child after the party is over, or make arrangements for them to get home. We will not be going back to People’s Campus.  Again, if you need help with this, just let me know.

Directions to the DeGroot home will be sent home in today’s RED FOLDER.  Please contact Jen Alberta, Becky Covington, OR Jaime DeGroot if you have have any questions.

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BMX SHOW

As a school reward for the outstanding participation in the FCS fundraisers this year, all elementary students will be invited to the BMX Show this Monday, May 18th from 2:00-2:45 PM on the front parking lot of Peoples Church Campus.  Parents are invited to join us if you would like.

SIGN-UPS FOR FALL  SOCCER

The time to start signing up for FC’s elementary Fall 2015 soccer is almost here!  Sign ups will take place by the pick up area on May 8th, 13th, and 15th.  Flyers will be sent home with all the information on Monday, May 4th.

ELEMENTARY DRAMA

Thursday, May 14th Grades 1-6  are invited to the last dress rehearsal for this semester’s play, The Girl with the Golden Locks directed by Mr. Broersma, Elementary Drama Director and performed by the 5th and 5th Grades Drama Electives Class.  The performance will take place in the North Lobby Chapel from 8:00 AM-9:00 AM.  Be sure to be on time for school.  Mr. Broersma’s 5th and 6th Grade Drama Classes always deliver a highly entertaining production!!!!
BIBLE

We continue our study in Unit 5 of God’s Law in Exodus with our “Journey from Egypt to Canaan” Booklet.  We will focus on the Old Testament Exodus stories of Moses and Jethro,  The Giving of the Law,  The Ten Commandments:  Love God Above All, and The Ten Commandments:  Love Your Neighbor.

MATH

Students have explored an exposure to beginning fractions and this week will be introduced to two-digit and three-digit multiplication with regrouping in preparation for fourth grade.

LANGUAGE ARTS

We  continue practice prompts in personal letters focusing on organizing ideas to include all 5 parts of a personal letter:  date, greeting, body, closing, and signature. We will concentrate on using complete sentences, correct grammar, indentation, capitalization, and punctuation.  We will also complete our Scholastic Reading Inventories this week on Monday, May 11 during Computer Lab to measure our lexile level growth in comprehension.  We will review cursive handwriting techniques for connecting letters and writing fluently.

SCIENCE

We will study an Earth Science unit on comparing the sun, moon, and Earth.  We will learn what the moon is like, what it is like to be on the moon, and what the sun is like.  We will study about the motions of Earth each day and throughout the year.  We will explore what causes seasons and eclipses.

SOCIAL STUDIES

We will begin Unit 5 Standing United with Chapter 9:  America’s Cherished Ideals which includes National and Local symbols, American Landmarks, Identifying State Capitals and Borders, Songs and Words of Liberty, Telling Fact from Fiction,  andFighting For Our Freedoms,

 WATER BOTTLES

Be sure to bring a water bottle every day for the last two weeks of school to help your child stay hydrated during rising temperatures of recess and P.E.

 FINAL AWARDS CHAPEL

Parents are welcome to attend our last chapel of the year at the People’s Campus on Wednesday, May 20th from 12:45-2:45 PM in the GL Johnson Chapel for Grades 1-4.

TEXTBOOK INVENTORY

Please return all hard bound textbooks by tomorrow including math books, social studies book, science, or language textbooks.  We are conducting textbook inventories.  These books are quite expensive and students will be charged for textbooks they do not return.  Thank you for helping your child be responsible for all school books needing to be returned.

BACKPACKS

Please continue to bring your backpack to school each day this week.  We will be bringing home several things.

YEARBOOK SIGNING

The children will receive their Memory Books on Friday, May 22nd after first recess.  Please send a ball point pen with your child  for an autograph signing time. The pages are glossy, so a marker pen does not work.  The children love this time together and look forward to saying their summer farewells.

COMING ATTRACTIONS

MAY

Tuesday, May 12 – S.O.A.R. Chapel  8:05 AM- 8:45 AM North Lobby Chapel

Thursday, May 14 – The Girl With the Golden Locks (Assembly for Grades 1-6 8:00 AM-9:00 AM)

Friday, May 15 – The Girl With the Golden Locks/Elementary Drama for Public 7:00-8:00 PM

Friday, May 15 – Third Grade End-of-the-Year Class Swim Party

Monday, May 18 – BMX Show 2:00-2:45 PM

Wednesday, May 20 – Grades 1-4 Awards Chapel 12:45-2:45 PM

Thursday, May 21 – Happy Birthday Miracle Neal!

Thursday, May 21 – Half Day Release at 12:00 PM

Friday, May 22 – Memory/Yearbook Signing/Bring Your Favorite Pen!!

Friday, May 22 – Last Day of School/ Half Day Release at 12:00 PM

zinger-123SUMMER BIRTHDAYS

Sunday, June 14 – Happy Birthday Mia Alberta!

Sunday, June 28 – Happy Birthday Michael Herrera!

Tuesday, July 21 – Happy Birthday Troy Covington!

Friday, July 31 – Happy Birthday Mrs. Fraser!

Wednesday, August 5 – Happy Birthday Mrs. Dansby!

Tuesday, August 11 – Happy Birthday Alex Fox!

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Friday, May 23 – Memory Yearbook Signing

FRIDAY, MAY 23 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! / HALF DAY RELEASE @ 12:00 PM

 

  

 

 

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CHARACTER TRAIT:  Perseverance

Reference:  James 1:12

Bible Verse:  Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.

Definition:  One who continues to do right in spite of difficulty

Opposite:  Giving up

 

SPELLING WORDS:  Lesson 33

Pattern Words- Find syllables with -le

1.  title

2.  able

3.  riddle

4.  settle

5.  jungle

6.  handle

7.  buckle

8.  double

9.  people

10.  shuttle

11.  temple

12.  whistle

13.  rumble

14.  sample

15.  trouble

16.  sparkle

17.  capable

18.  vegetable

High-Frequency Words

19.  history

20.  planets

Challenge Words

*contribution

*profession

PARENT CORNER

IN APPRECIATION

Mrs. Dansby, our classroom aide, and I would like to thank you for the beautiful sneak-summer birthday surprise party at the close of the school day on Friday. Mrs. Dansby and I both appreciated your kind thoughtfulness to us Summer Birthday Girls with the expression of the beautiful and delicious pink cupcakes, the birthstone bracelets for July and August, and the clever “Snack-Attack Tiered Birthday Cakes” created with Diet Pepsi and Snicker Bars for Mrs. Fraser and Diet Coke and Hershey Bars for Mrs. Dansby!!  Wow!!!  That will keep us going to the finish line with late afternoon deadlines as we approach the end of the school year.  What a wonderful a wonderful way to end the busy week!!!!  You are loved dearly.

WARMER WEATHER

As the weather begins to warm up, remember to send bottled water with your child each day.  Wednesdays and Fridays are P.E. days for third graders and these are days they especially need to stay hydrated.  Thank you so much!!

 CINCO DE MAYO

On Tuesday afternoon, elementary students will be treated to a Mariachi Band in the courtyard to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Children are free to bring sombreros or other clothing that celebrates the day.

FCS FAMILY BARBEQUE, CLASSROOM OPEN HOUSE,  AND FINE ARTS FESTIVAL

Come and join us for a fabulous evening of Fine Arts, Music, and Open House  AND FAMILY BARBEQUE!!!  This event will be held TOMORROW NIGHT Tuesday, May 5th.

5:30-6:30 PM:  FC Family Barbeque ($2.00 suggested donation), Courtyard.  Bring lawn chairs/blankets as picnic table seating will be limited.

Grilling-BBQ-Marinating-Cooking-Gift-Basket-Premium_small6:30 PM:  Classrooms Open, Building 5 and 6

7:15 PM:  Square Dancing Performance in the front courtyard of the G.L. Johnson Chapel

7:30 PM:  Fine Arts Concert in the G. L. Johnson Chapel             

4th Grade Recorders

Elementary Choir

Elementary Band

**This evening is a great opportunity for your friends and family, who are considering Fresno Christian Schools, to experience Fresno Christian Schools, to experience some of the best that we have to offer:  Food, Fellowship, Music, Artwork & Classrooms!

Don’t forget to check out the Young Authors book signing table where first place winning elementary student authors will be available to autograph your purchased copy of their award winning books!  Proceeds go to the library to purchase more books for our growing library.

OPEN HOUSE NIGHT REMINDER!!!

**As part of “Fresno History Day” third graders will dress up as Fresno pioneers  for the square dancing performance planned by Mrs. Ainley, our music teacher Tuesday evening.   Students may come dressed in any of the following ways:  Yokut Native American, fur trapper, gold miner,  Fresno pioneer, cowboy, or cowgirl. The third graders are very excited about sharing their Square Dancing with the FCS Family in true Fresno Pioneer Style!!! 


END OF THE YEAR CONVOCATION

As the year draws to a close, we would like to gather as a family to celebrate all that God has done for us.  Thursday, May 7th is National Day of Prayer.  Parents, grandparents, family, and friends are invited to join the teachers, students, administration, and staff as we gather together for this ending convocation held in the Peoples’s Church sanctuary.  It is a time of celebration, worship, and prayer as we end our year with thanksgiving and praise.

The service begins at 8:00 AM and will end by 9:00 AM.  All students K-12 are to report directly to the sanctuary by 7:55 AM.  Every class will be designated with a sign and balloons, making it easy to locate your child’s class.  It is exactly the same as our opening convocation seating arrangement.  You are welcome to sit with your child in their assigned area or if you have more than one student attending Fresno Christian, choose where you would like to sit.  I look forward to seeing all of you at this closing event as we end our year acknowledging God’s hand upon us through prayer, worship, and heartfelt celebration.

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FOURTH QUARTER EXPECTATIONS FOR SCHOLASTIC READING COUNTS

Please check your child’s weekly Reading Progress Report each Monday to note progress and help set personal goals.  The deadline for completion of the goals listed below is Friday, May 15.

For a C in Reading:  Earn the Red Award – 50 Points

For a B in Reading:  Earn the Bronze Award – 100 Points

For an A in Reading:  Earn the Silver Award – 250 Points

For an A+ in Reading:  Earn the Gold Award – 500 Points

Twenty to thirty minutes is given daily for silent sustained reading as well as forty-five minutes in Library Experience each week.  Students may also use class time to read after all required daily board assignments are completed.  Students may take quizzes on Scholastic books or Red Star books each Monday during Computer Lab with Mr. Hyatt as well as take supervised quizzes at home each week.  

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YEAR-END CLASS REWARDS

Ice Cream Party- Student must earn 100 points for Reading Counts OR master their Third Grade Level 4×4 Math facts in addition and subtraction.

 Pizza Party- Students must earn 500 points for Reading Counts OR become a Lifetime Member in our 4 x 4 Math Club.

 Students have until Friday, May 15th to complete these goals.

END OF FOURTH QUARTER

The end of the 4th quarter is quickly approaching.  Friday, May 15th will be the last day for students to turn in re-do assignments.  Please check your child’s grades on Powerschool and make sure they have turned in all assignments.

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FROM OUR LIBRARIAN:  END OF THE YEAR LIBRARY SCHEDULE

As we come to the end of our school year would you please encourage your students to return all items checked out from the Library. The final due date for all third graders to turn in items checked out is Friday, May 15th.  Reminders of items checked out will be sent to the students May 4 to help students find those missing books. There is a fine of $25.00 for each item that is not returned.

Many wonderful titles are lost each year because they are not returned. We greatly appreciate your assistance in getting books back in and onto the shelves so the collection is ready to go again in August. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Lin Brown, Librarian

lbrown@fresnochristian.com

299-1695 ext 119

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YEAR-END CLASS SWIM PARTY

We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our third graders with a “Class Year-End Swim Party” held at the home of Charlie and Jaime DeGroot, Faith’s parents, on Friday, May 15th from 10:00 AM -2:00 PM.  All are welcome to attend.  There is a sign-up sheet in the hallway near our classroom for food and supplies. A certified lifeguard  will be on duty and is covered through your child’s tuition.  You do not need to come to our campus first.

If you will need a ride from school, please let me know, as we will not be organizing formal carpools. You will also need to pick up your child after the party is over, or make arrangements for them to get home. We will not be going back to People’s Campus.  Again, if you need help with this, just let me know.

Directions to the DeGroot home will be sent home in early May.  Please contact Jen Alberta, Becky Covington, OR Jaime DeGroot if you have have any questions.

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BMX SHOW

As a school reward for the outstanding participation in the FCS fundraisers this year, all elementary students will be invited to the BMX Show this Monday, May 18th from 2:00-2:45 PM on the front parking lot of Peoples Church Campus.  Parents are invited to join us if you would like.

SIGN-UPS FOR FALL  SOCCER

The time to start signing up for FC’s elementary Fall 2015 soccer is almost here!  Sign ups will take place by the pick up area on May 8th, 13th, and 15th.  Flyers will be sent home with all the information on Monday, May 4th.

spring_clipart_tulipsCOMING ATTRACTIONS

MAY

Tuesday, May 5 – Cinco de Mayo Celebration 12:45-1:15 PM

Tuesday, May 5 – FAMILY BARBEQUE, OPEN HOUSE, AND FINE ARTS FESTIVAL 5:30 – 9:00 PM!!!

Thursday, May 7 – Year End Convocation/National Day of Prayer  8:00-9:00 AM

Saturday, May 9 – Happy Birthday Kaiden Garcia!

Friday, May 15 – The Girl With the Golden Locks/Elementary Drama 7:00-8:00 PM

Friday, May 15 – End of the Year Class Swim Party

Monday, May 18 – BMX Show 2:00-2:45 PM

Wednesday, May 20 – Grades 1-4 Awards Chapel 12:45-2:45 PM

Thursday, May 21 – Happy Birthday Miracle Neal!

Thursday, May 21 – Half Day Release at 12:00 PM

Friday, May 22 – Last Day of School/ Half Day Release at 12:00 PM

zinger-123SUMMER BIRTHDAYS

Sunday, June 14 – Happy Birthday Mia Alberta!

Sunday, June 28 – Happy Birthday Michael Herrera!

Tuesday, July 21 – Happy Birthday Troy Covington!

Friday, July 31 – Happy Birthday Mrs. Fraser!

Wednesday, August 5 – Happy Birthday Mrs. Dansby!

Tuesday, August 11 – Happy Birthday Alex Fox!

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Mrs. Fraser, April 27, 2015

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CHARACTER TRAIT:  Consistency 

Reference:  I Corinthians 15:58

Bible Verse:  Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm.  Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

Definition:  Not wavering but remaining the same, no matter what the circumstances

Opposite:  Laziness or lack of responsibility

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SPELLING WORDS:  Lesson 32

Pattern Words-Schwa Before n Syllables

1.  open

2.  robin

3.  taken

4.  cousin

5.  glisten

6.  bacon

7.  eleven

8.  frozen

9.  human

10.  sunken

11.  gallons

12.  person

13.  broken

14.  lessons

15.  buttons

16.  heavens

17.  happens

18.  common

High-Frequency Words

19.  sight

20.  expect

Challenge Words

*migration

*estuary

 

PARENT CORNER:choir

KOPI AND GREAT DAY CHANNEL 26 THIS MONDAY!!!

Monday, April 27 Kopi Sotiropulos from Great Day Channel 26 will be here at FCS. Please make note of the following information and pass it along!

Encourage students in our class to wear Spirit Wear on Monday!
 
10:50- Head out the the football field bleachers.
 
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Filming
 
Immediately following filming, we will dismiss the younger grades. Kopi has a presentation about Bullying that he will do. 4th-6th.
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PARENT HELPERS NEEDED FOR PROJECTS

Our class is in need of parents to come and work with 2 students at a time to assemble and glue their Fresno History boards together this week APRIL 27- MAY 1.  If you are able to volunteer any day during this week we would really appreciate your help.  You may email me at cfraser@fresnochristian.com.

openhs2YOU ARE INVITED!!!!

Come and join us for a fabulous evening of Fine Arts, Music, and Open House  AND FAMILY BARBEQUE!!!  This event will be held on Tuesday, May 5.

5:30-6:30 PM:  FC Family Barbeque ($2.00 suggested donation), Courtyard.  Bring lawn chairs/blankets as picnic table seating will be limited.

Grilling-BBQ-Marinating-Cooking-Gift-Basket-Premium_small6:30 PM:             Classrooms Open, Building 5 and 6

7:15 PM:              Square Dancing Performances, Courtyard

7:30 PM:             Concert, PC Gym.

4th Grade Recorders

Elementary Choir

Elementary Band

**This evening is a great opportunity for your friends and family, who are considering Fresno Christian Schools, to experience Fresno Christian Schools, to experience some of the best that we have to offer:  Food, Fellowhip, Music, Artwork & Classrooms!

OPEN HOUSE NIGHT REMINDER!!!

**As part of “Fresno History Day” third graders will dress up as Fresno pioneers  for the square dancing performance planned by Mrs. Ainley, our music teacher THAT EVENING..  Students may come dressed in any of the following ways:  Yokut Native American, fur trapper, gold miner Fresno pioneer, cowboy, or cowgirl.The third graders are very excited about sharing their Square Dancing with the FCS Family in true Fresno Pioneer Style!!! 

fcs-initials-smEND OF THE YEAR CONVOCATION

As the year draws to a close, we would like to gather as a family to celebrate all that God has done for us.  Thursday, May 7ND t is the National Day of Prayer.    All of you (parents, grandparents, family, and friends) are invited to join the teachers, students, administration, and staff as we gather together for this ending convocation held in the Peoples’s Church sanctuary.  It is a time of celebration, worship, and prayer as we end our year with thanksgiving and praise.

The service begins at 8:00 AM and will end by 8:30 AM.  All students K-12 are to report directly to the sanctuary by 7:55 AM.  Every class will be designated with a sign and balloons, making it easy to locate your child’s class.  It is exactly the same as our opening convocation seating arrangement.  You are welcome to sit with your child in their designated area or if you have more than one student attending Fresno Christian, choose where you would like to sit.  I look forward to seeing all of you at this closing event as we end our year acknowledging God’s hand upon us through prayer, worship, and heartfelt celebration.

boy reading bible

FOURTH QUARTER EXPECTATIONS FOR SCHOLASTIC READING COUNTS

Please check your child’s weekly Reading Progress Report each Monday to note progress and help set personal goals.  The deadline for completion of the goals listed below is Friday, May 15.

For a C in Reading:  Earn the Red Award – 50 Points

For a B in Reading:  Earn the Bronze Award – 100 Points

For an A in Reading:  Earn the Silver Award – 250 Points

For an A+ in Reading:  Earn the Gold Award – 500 Points

Twenty to thirty minutes is given daily for silent sustained reading as well as forty-five minutes in Library Experience each week.  Students may also use class time to read after all required daily board assignments are completed.  Students may take quizzes on Scholastic books or Red Star books each Monday during Computer Lab with Mr. Hyatt as well as take supervised quizzes at home each week.  

 

students

YEAR-END CLASS REWARDS

Ice Cream Party- Student must earn 100 points for Reading Counts OR master their Third Grade Level 4×4 Math facts in addition and subtraction.

 Pizza Party- Students must earn 500 points for Reading Counts OR become a Lifetime Member in our 4 x 4 Math Club.

 Students have until Friday, May 15th to complete these goals.

END OF FOURTH QUARTER

The end of the 4th quarter is quickly approaching.  Friday, May 15th will be the last day for students to turn in re-do assignments or re-take tests for the 4th quarter.  Please check your child’s grades on Powerschool and make sure they have turned in all assignments.

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FROM OUR LIBRARIAN:  END OF THE YEAR LIBRARY SCHEDULE

As we come to the end of our school year would you please encourage your students to return all items checked out from the Library. The final due date for all third graders to turn in items checked out is Friday, May 15th.  Reminders of items checked out will be sent to the students May 4 to help students find those missing books. There is a fine of $25.00 for each item that is not returned.

Many wonderful titles are lost each year because they are not returned. We greatly appreciate your assistance in getting books back in and onto the shelves so the collection is ready to go again in August. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Lin Brown, Librarian

lbrown@fresnochristian.com

299-1695 ext 119

 

LAST SCHOLASTIC ONLINE BOOK ORDER 

April will be our last Scholastic Book Order for the school year.  You can also browse an expanded collection of carefully selected titles for your child online.  When you place your order online, you’ll help earn FREE books for our class!  It’s fast and easy.  Register at www.scholastic.com/bookclubs.  Use our one-time Class Activation Code when you register:  L9NJ4  Submit your online. Your checkout is secure and you pay with a credit or debit card.  The deadline for April orders will be Thursday, April 30th.  (Online orders only). 

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 SOCIAL STUDIES

Third graders are preparing their Fresno History Boards for Open House during class time.  We are working on short reports of  famous Fresno pioneer leaders including Martin Theo Kearney, Dr. Richard Meux, George Roeding, and Dr. Chester Rowell along with a display of  landmarks and symbols in Fresno we have visited.  Students may wish to gather facts at home to add to their reports.  We wish to personalize our boards.  Students may bring a 4″ x 6″  (or smaller) picture of themselves in and around Fresno possibly on a field trip or another place of interest.   For example, it could be a photo with an activity  such as visiting “The Big Fresno Fair”  and panning for gold or in the Fresno Fort.  It might be your child at the Meux Home Museum or at Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies or one of the landmarks on the Historic Walking Tour of Fresno.  We are writing our final draft short reports this week and will be getting ready to assemble our shared boards near the close of the week.  So think about a small touch you might like to add whether it is a postcard or item to add to make it extra fun and special.  You may still bring them in this week by Friday, April 24th.

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YEAR-END CLASS SWIM PARTY

We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our third graders with a “Class Year-End Swim Party” held at the home of Charlie and Jaime DeGroot, Faith’s parents, on Friday, May 15th from 10:00 AM -2:00 PM.  All are welcome to attend.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the hallway near our classroom for food and supplies. A certified lifeguard  will be on duty and is covered through your child’s tuition.  You do not need to come to our campus first.

If you will need a ride from school, please let me know, as we will not be organizing formal carpools. You will also need to pick up your child after the party is over, or make arrangements for them to get home. We will not be going back to People’s Campus.  Again, if you need help with this, just let me know.

Directions to the DeGroot home will be sent home in early May.  Please contact Jen Alberta, Becky Covington, OR Jaime DeGroot if you have have any questions.

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BMX SHOW

As a school reward for the outstanding participation in the FCS fundraisers this year, all elementary students will be invited to the BMX Show this Monday, May 18th from 2;00-2:45 PM on the front parking lot of Peoples Church Campus.  Parents are invited to join us if you would like.

SIGN-UPS FOR FALL  SOCCER

The time to start signing up for FC’s elementary Fall 2015 soccer is almost here!  Sign ups will take place by the pick up area on May 8th, 13th, and 15th.  Flyers will be sent home with all the information on Monday, May 4th.

 

spring_clipart_tulipsCOMING ATTRACTIONS

APRIL

Monday, April 27 – KOPI AND GREAT DAY FILMING AT FCS 10:50 AM ON ATHLETIC FIELD!!!

Tuesday, April 28 – Elementary Chapel 8:05 AM

MAY

Tuesday, May 5 – Cinco de Mayo Celebration 12:45-1:15 PM

Tuesday, May 5 – FAMILY BARBEQUE, OPEN HOUSE, AND FINE ARTS FESTIVAL 5:30 – 9:00 PM!!!

Thursday, May 7 – Year End Convocation 8:00-9:00 AM

Saturday, May 9 – Happy Birthday Kaiden Garcia!

Friday, May 15 – The Girl With the Golden Locks/Elementary Drama 7:00-8:00 PM

Friday, May 15 – End of the Year Class Swim Party

Monday, May 18 – BMX Show 2:00-2:45 PM

Wednesday, May 20 – Grades 1-4 Awards Chapel 12:45-2:45 PM

Thursday, May 21 – Happy Birthday Miracle Neal!

Thursday, May 21 – Half Day Release at 12:00 PM

Friday, May 22 – Last Day of School/ Half Day Release at 12:00 PM

zinger-123SUMMER BIRTHDAYS

Sunday, June 14 – Happy Birthday Mia Alberta!

Sunday, June 28 – Happy Birthday Michael Herrera!

Tuesday, July 21 – Happy Birthday Troy Covington!

Friday, July 31 – Happy Birthday Mrs. Fraser!

Wednesday, August 5 – Happy Birthday Mrs. Dansby!

Tuesday, August 11 – Happy Birthday Alex Fox!

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Mrs. Fraser, April 27, 20152016-11-16T22:16:17-08:00

Mrs. Fraser, April 20, 2015

 

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CHARACTER TRAIT: Gentleness 

Reference:  II Timothy 2:24

Bible Verse:  And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel, instead he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.

Definition:  Handling others with sensitivity, remembering that they are precious possessions created by God

Opposite: Feeling of pride, self-importance, or anger

SPELING WORDS:  LESSON 31

Pattern Words-Plural Nouns

1.  mice

2.  sheep

3.  knives

4.  geese

5.  moose

6.  shelves

7.  heroes

8.  glasses

9.  indexes

10.  pennies

11.  women

12.  rockets

13.  waltzes

14.  brushes

15.  galaxies

16.  switches

17.  potatoes

18.  telescopes

High-Frequency Words

19.  chapel

20.  famous

Challenge Words

*division

*multiplication

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PARENT CORNER

THE MUSIC MAN

Fresno Christian High School Drama presents Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man on April 21st, 22nd, & 23rd at 7:00 PM located in the People’s Church Auditorium, 7172 North Cedar Avenue.  Tickets at the door:  $10.00 General and $5.00 Students/Seniors.

MATH

This week our class begin Chapter 11 and students will be learning about fractions and decimals.  You can expect to see work that provides practice with comparing and ordering fractions, mixed numbers, an decimals.  Vocabulary words will include:

Numerator:  The number above the bar in a fraction

Denominator:  The number below the bar in a fraction

Equivalent Fractions:  Fractions that show the same amount

Improper Fraction:  A fraction whose numerator is greater than or equal to its denominator

FOURTH QUARTER EXPECTATIONS FOR SCHOLASTIC READING COUNTS

For a C in Reading:  Earn the Red Award – 50 Points

For a B in Reading:  Earn the Bronze Award – 100 Points

For an A in Reading:  Earn the Silver Award – 250 Points

For an A+ in Reading:  Earn the Gold Award – 500 Points

Twenty to thirty minutes is given daily for silent sustained reading as well as forty-five minutes in Library Experience each week.  Students may also use class time to read after all required daily board assignments are completed.  Students may take quizzes on Scholastic books or Red Star books each Monday during Computer Lab with Mr. Hyatt as well as take supervised quizzes at home each week.  

Please check your child’s weekly Reading Progress Report each Monday to note progress and help set personal goals.  The deadline for completion of the above goals is Friday, May 15.

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YEAR-END CLASS REWARDS

Ice Cream Party- Student must earn 100 points for Reading Counts OR master their Third Grade Level 4×4 Math facts in addition and subtraction.

 Pizza Party- Students must earn 500 points for Reading Counts OR become a Lifetime Member in our 4 x 4 Math Club.

 Students have until Friday, May 15th to complete these goals.

LAST SCHOLASTIC ONLINE BOOK ORDER 

April will be our last Scholastic Book Order for the school year.  You can also browse an expanded collection of carefully selected titles for your child online.  When you place your order online, you’ll help earn FREE books for our class!  It’s fast and easy.  Register at www.scholastic.com/bookclubs.  Use our one-time Class Activation Code when you register:  L9NJ4  Submit your online. Your checkout is secure and you pay with a credit or debit card.  The deadline for April orders will be Thursday, April 30th.  (Online orders only). 

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 SOCIAL STUDIES

Third graders are preparing their Fresno History Boards for Open House during class time.  We are working on short reports of  famous Fresno pioneer leaders including Martin Theo Kearney, Dr. Richard Meux, George Roeding, and Dr. Chester Rowell along with a display of  landmarks and symbols in Fresno we have visited.  Students may wish to gather facts at home to add to their reports.  We wish to personalize our boards.  Students may bring a 4″ x 6″  (or smaller) picture of themselves in and around Fresno possibly on a field trip or another place of interest.   For example, it could be a photo with an activity  such as visiting “The Big Fresno Fair”  and panning for gold or in the Fresno Fort.  It might be your child at the Meux Home Museum or at Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies or one of the landmarks on the Historic Walking Tour of Fresno.  We are writing our final draft short reports this week and will be getting ready to assemble our shared boards near the close of the week.  So think about a small touch you might like to add whether it is a postcard or item to add to make it extra fun and special.  You may still bring them in this week by Friday, April 24th.

SCIENCE

As we continue to learn about the early beginnings of Fresno up near Millerton (once a boomtown  for the during the Gold Rush of 1849), we are also learning about WILD LIFE on the San Joaquin River and the critters that inhabit our local area.  Students have researched plants and animals along the San Joaquin River and look forward to showing you their drawings and writings at Open House.

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FINE ARTS FESTIVAL AND OPEN HOUSE

Come and join us for a fabulous evening of Fine Arts, Music, and Open House on Tuesday, May 5  6:30-9:00 P.M. We will begin in our classroom where students will give their parents a tour of our Fresno history themed classroom and share their work.  Then we will all head out to the Chapel of People’s Church for third grade square dancing and the Fine Arts Festival.  As part of “Fresno History Day” third graders will dress up as Fresno pioneers for the square dancing performance planned by Mrs. Ainley, our music teacher OPEN HOUSE EVENING.  Students may come dressed in any of the following ways:  Yokut Native American Indian, fur trapper, gold miner, Fresno pioneer, cowboy, or cowgirl.  Students may want to start planning their attire for the May 5th event.

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END OF THE YEAR CONVOCATION

As the year draws to a close, we would like to gather as a family to celebrate all that God has done for us.  This End of the Year Convocation will take place on Thursday, May 7th, which is also National Day of Prayer.   All of you (parents, grandparents, family, and friends) are invited to join the teachers, students, administration, and staff as we gather together for this ending convocation held in the Peoples’s Church sanctuary.  It is a time of celebration, worship, and prayer as we end our year with thanksgiving and praise.

The service begins at 8:00 AM and will end by 8:30 AM.  All students K-12 are to report directly to the sanctuary by 7:55 AM.  Every class will be designated with a sign and balloons, making it easy to locate your child’s class.  It is exactly the same as our opening convocation seating arrangement.  You are welcome to sit with your child in their designated area or if you have more than one student attending Fresno Christian, choose where you would like to sit.  I look forward to seeing all of you at this closing event as we end our year acknowledging God’s hand upon us through prayer, worship, and heartfelt celebration.

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YEAR-END CLASS SWIM PARTY

We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our third graders with a “Class Year-End Swim Party” held at the home of Charlie and Jaime DeGroot, Faith’s parents, on Friday, May 15th from 10:00 AM -2:00 PM.  All are welcome to attend.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the hallway near our classroom for food and supplies. A certified lifeguard  will be on duty and is covered through your child’s tuition.  You do not need to come to our campus first.

If you will need a ride from school, please let me know, as we will not be organizing formal carpools. You will also need to pick up your child after the party is over, or make arrangements for them to get home. We will not be going back to People’s Campus.  Again, if you need help with this, just let me know.

Directions to the DeGroot home will be sent home in early May.  Please contact Jen Alberta or Becky Covington if you have have any questions.

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BMX SHOW

As a school reward for the outstanding participation in the FCS fundraisers this year, all elementary students will be invited to the BMX Show this Monday, May 18th from 2;00-2:45 PM on the front parking lot of Peoples Church Campus.  Parents are invited to join us if you would like.

 

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COMING ATTRACTIONS

APRIL

April 21, 22, & 23 – The Music Man/Fresno Christian High School Drama 7:00 PM at Peoples Church Auditorium

MAY

Tuesday, May 5 – Cinco de Mayo Celebration 12:45-1:15 PM

Tuesday, May 5 – Open House and Fine Arts Festival 6:30-9:00 PM

Thursday, May 7 – Year End Convocation 8:00-9:00 AM

Saturday, May 9 – Happy Birthday Kaiden Garcia!

Friday, May 15 – The Girl With the Golden Locks/Elementary Drama 7:00-8:00 PM

Friday, May 15 – End of the Year Class Swim Party

Monday, May 18 – BMX Show 2:00-2:45 PM

Wednesday, May 20 – Grades 1-4 Awards Chapel 12:45-2:45 PM

Thursday, May 21 – Happy Birthday Miracle Neal!

Thursday, May 21 – Half Day Release at 12:00 PM

Friday, May 22 – Last Day of School/ Half Day Release at 12:00 PM

zinger-123SUMMER BIRTHDAYS

Sunday, June 14 – Happy Birthday Mia Alberta!

Sunday, June 28 – Happy Birthday Michael Herrera!

Tuesday, July 21 – Happy Birthday Troy Covington!

Friday, July 31 – Happy Birthday Mrs. Fraser!

Wednesday, August 5 – Happy Birthday Mrs. Dansby!

Tuesday, August 11 – Happy Birthday Alex Fox!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Fraser, April 20, 20152016-11-16T22:16:22-08:00

Mrs. Fraser April 13, 2015

April


BIBLE CHARACTER TRAIT:  
Peace

Reference:  Colossians 3:15

Verse:  Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.  And be thankful.

Definition:  Resting with satisfaction, in the truth that God knows and will provide for my every need

Opposite:  Restfulness, hurry, or worry

(Due to the field trip on Friday, we will have our Bible Verse Test on Thursday of this week.)

 

SPELLING WORDS:  LESSON 29

Pattern Words:  Suffixes -ful, -less, -ly, -ness, -y

1.  wavy

2.  shaky

3.  windy

4.  lazily

5.  quickly

6.  mostly

7.  friendly

8.  suddenly

9.  spotless

10.  careless

11.  penniless

12.  beautiful

13.  graceful

14.  peaceful

15.  forgetful

16.  darkness

17.  happiness

18.  fearlessness

High-Frequency Words

19.  away

20.  soldiers

Challenge Words

* chateau

*  M. Theo Kearney

(Due to the field trip on Friday, we will have a Spelling test on Thursday of this week.)  

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PARENT CORNER

(1)  Coke Hallowell Center For River Studies Field Trip

Here is the latest on this Friday’s trip.  Students’ admission is prepaid in their tuition cost.  Chaperoning, carpooling parents receive free admission.  Bring a sack lunch and drink.  Midmorning snacks will be provided by our room mothers.  Please join us in our room at 8:30 AM for instructions  We will leave at 8:45 AM on Friday, April 17th and between at 1:30 and 1:45 PM.  Travel will be by carpool.  Students may bring $10.00 for The River Gift Shop.  Remember to wear your class field trip t-shirt.

**We are still in need of carpooling chaperones for 5 students.   If you would like to help, please email me at cfraser@fresnochristian.com by Tuesday, APRIL 14th.   Please let me know the number of students you can transport.  A Carpool Permission Form will be sent home on Wednesday authorizing your child to ride in carpools provided.  The following parents have emailed me to volunteer as carpooling chaperones:

Jen Alberta (Can transport 3 students)

Jaime DeGroot (Can transport 5 students)

Paul Loeffler  (Can transport 3 students)

Patricia Mynderup (Caleb’s grandmother/Can transport 3 students)

Desiree Rocha (Can transport 3 students)

Tina Stephen (Can transport 5 students?)

All parent chaperones will need to complete the New Volunteer Policy form before attending, if you haven’t already done so. These forms are available in the office and can be turned into Mrs. Roberts when completed. She will let me know who has been cleared to attend the field trip.  Also, check the guidelines for driver verification on our school website and make sure your information is current.  Thank you so much!!

(2)  End of the Year Swim Party

It is a tradition in third grade that we celebrate the accomplishments of our class with a swim party at the close of the school year.  We are tentatively planning our class swim party for Friday, May 15th from 10:00 AM tp 2:00 PM.  This would include a lunch for students and parents.  We would have a sign-up sheet on the wall near our classroom door for lunch and party items needed.  The cost of a certified lifeguard is paid for by student tuition.

**If you are interested in providing a location for the year-end swim party, you are welcome to contact Mrs. Fraser at cfraser@fresnochristian.com this week.

(3)  Math Test

There will be a math test over Chapter 9 Division Facts on Thursday, April 16th.  A pre-test will be sent home as homework to review in preparation for Thursday’s test.

(4)   Reading Counts

Fourth Quarter expectations for Scholastic Reading Counts:

For a C in Reading:  Earn the Red Award – 50 Points

For a B in Reading:  Earn the Bronze Award – 100 Points

For an A in Reading:  Earn the Silver Award – 250 Points

For an A+ in Reading:  Earn the Gold Award – 500 Points

Twenty to thirty minutes is given daily for silent sustained reading as well as forty-five minutes in Library Experience each week.  Students may also use class time to read after all required daily board assignments are completed.  Students may take quizzes on Scholastic books or Red Star books each Monday during Computer Lab with Mr. Hyatt as well as take supervised quizzes at home each week.  The deadline for completion of the above goals is Friday, May 15.

(5)  Year End Class Rewards

Ice Cream Party- Student must earn 100 points for Reading Counts OR master their Third Grade Level 4×4 Math facts in addition and subtraction.

 Pizza Party- Students must earn 500 points for Reading Counts OR become a Lifetime Member in our 4 x 4 Math Club.

 Students have until Friday, May 15th to complete these goals.

(6)  Social Studies Project

All 3rd grade students have been assigned a partner to work on their Fresno History Board  Project during class time to display at Open House.  Tri-fold project presentation boards have been purchased through student tuition and have been delivered to our classroom.  Student partners have already chosen the color of their presentation board.  Students will need to plan to purchase a bright, colorful border to trim the border for the project. These can be purchased at GW School Supply House where there are many wonderful choices or at an office supply store.  Please bring your border trim in as soon as possible if you missed the deadline last Friday, April 10th.  Students should also be looking for postcards advertising Fresno, its agriculture, landmarks, historical museums, or famous places.  Students will be adding their personal touches to their Fresno History boards.  These should be brought in by Friday, April 17th.

 (7)  Scholastic ON-LINE Book Orders

April spring issues are being offered this month.  The deadline for the April on-line book orders is Thursday, April 30th.  You may register at:  www.scholastic.com/bookclubs.  Use our one-time Class Activation Code when you register:  L9NJ4.

beach012(8)  The Music Man

Fresno Christian High School Drama presents Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man on April 21st, 22nd, & 23rd at 7:00 PM located in the People’s Church Auditorium 7172 North Cedar Avenue.  Tickets at the door:  $10.00 General and $5.00 Students/Seniors.

(9)  Fine Arts Festival and Classroom Open House

Come and join us for a fabulous evening of Fine Arts, Music, and Open House on Tuesday, May 5  6:30-9:00 P.M. We will begin in our classroom where students will give their parents a tour of our Fresno history themed classroom and share their work.  Then we will all head out to the Chapel of People’s Church for third grade square dancing and the Fine Arts Festival.  As part of “Fresno History Day” third graders will dress up as Fresno pioneers for the square dancing performance planned by Mrs. Ainley, our music teacher OPEN HOUSE EVENING.  Students may come dressed in any of the following ways:  Yokut Native American Indian, fur trapper, gold miner, Fresno pioneer, cowboy, or cowgirl.  Students may want to start planning their attire for the May 5th event.

AUCTION PRIZES AWARDED

Our third grade class met or exceeded all of our class goals for donations with our FCS Spring Auction!  We have already enjoyed a FREE private recess for just our class.  You may have wondered why your child came home with the uneaten lunch you packed last Friday.  Last Friday we also enjoyed a FREE private pizza lunch with fresh strawberries and grapes along with cookies and a drink.  Thank you dear PARENTS SERVING TOGETHER!  The children enjoyed it immensely!!  In the coming weeks we will also enjoy a cool popsicle on a hot day and a special movie with popcorn and treat on separate days.  Thank you parents and students for all your hard work in helping our school continue to grow and be a light for Jesus in our community!!!!!

studentsCOMING ATTRACTIONS

APRIL

Monday, April 13 – Happy Birthday Hunter Castiglione!

Friday, April 17 – Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies Field Trip

April 21, 22, & 23 – The Music Man/Fresno Christian High School Drama 7:00 PM at Peoples Church Auditorium

MAY

Tuesday, May 5 – Cinco de Mayo Celebration 12:45-1:15 PM

Tuesday, May 5 – Open House and Fine Arts Festival 6:30-9:00 PM

Thursday, May 7 – Year End Convocation 8:00-9:00 AM

Saturday, May 9 – Happy Birthday Kaiden Garcia!

Friday, May 15 – The Girl With the Golden Locks/Elementary Drama 7:00-8:00 PM

Friday, May 15 – End of the Year Class Swim Party

Monday, May 18 – BMX Show 2:00-2:45 PM

Wednesday, May 20 – Grades 1-4 Awards Chapel 12:45-2:45 PM

Thursday, May 21 – Happy Birthday Miracle Neal!

Thursday, May 21 – Half Day Release at 12:00 PM

Friday, May 22 – Last Day of School/ Half Day Release at 12:00 PM

zinger-123SUMMER BIRTHDAYS

Sunday, June 14 – Happy Birthday Mia Alberta!

Sunday, June 28 – Happy Birthday Michael Herrera!

Tuesday, July 21 – Happy Birthday Troy Covington!

Friday, July 31 – Happy Birthday Mrs. Fraser!

Wednesday, August 5 – Happy Birthday Mrs. Dansby!

Tuesday, August 11 – Happy Birthday Alex Fox!

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Fraser April 13, 20152016-11-16T22:16:29-08:00

April 7, 2015

spring_clipart_tulipsCHARACTER TRAIT:  Purity

Reference:  I Timothy 4:12

Verse:  Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech,  in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.

Definition:  Keeping clean motives and desires by allowing the Holy Spirit to have control of my life

Opposite:  Impure thoughts and ways

SPELLING:

Lesson 28 Suffixes:  -ed, -er, -est, -ing

1.  grabbing

2.  hopping

3.  biggest

4.  gliding

5.  happiest

6.  hoping

7.  largest

8.  stopping

9.  tiniest

10.  bigger

11.  glided

12.  grabbed

13.  happier

14.  hoped

15.  hopped

16.  larger

17.  stopped

18.  tinier

19.  underneath

20.  great

Challenge Words

*quotient

*dividend

PARENT CORNER

Welcome Back!

My prayer is that you all had a wonderful, restful Easter vacation spending quality time with your family and loved ones.  The students enjoyed a delightful time at Sunrise Assisted Living of Fresno during their Community Services Project on March 27th..  Their voices filled the the beautiful activity center as they sang Easter songs to a packed house of residents and staff members.  Residents and staff members continued to come out of their rooms to hear the children resounding the news of Christ’s resurrection.  Third graders also performed  a Reader’s Theater about the Easter Story with symbols and drawings which illustrated the  events leading to Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection.  There was also a time of connection where students shared their Easter cards, placemat greetings, and festive wrapped cookies with all who attended.  It was a special Easter memory of class ministry for all involved.

Thank you to all who helped on this special day of school at the close of SAT 10 testing.  We appreciated the pizza lunch, the fun of Easter egg hunting, the joy of water play on a hot 90 degree spring day, and the zingy taste of sweet and sour popsicles and creamy ice cream sandwiches at the end of a beautiful day filled with Easter blessings.  Lots of great fellowship and memories!!  Thank you dear parents for all you do for our third grade class and for FCS!!!

Reading Counts

Fourth Quarter expectations for Scholastic Reading Counts:

For a C in Reading:  Earn the Red Award – 50 Points

For a B in Reading:  Earn the Bronze Award – 100 Points

For an A in Reading:  Earn the Silver Award – 250 Points

For an A+ in Reading:  Earn the Gold Award – 500 Points

Twenty to thirty minutes is given daily for silent sustained reading as well as forty-five minutes in Library Experience each week.  Students may also use class time to read after all required daily board assignments are completed.  Students may take quizzes on Scholastic books or Red Star books each Monday during Computer Lab with Mr. Hyatt as well as take supervised quizzes at home each week.

The deadline for completion of the above goals is Friday, May 15.

Year End Class Rewards

Ice Cream Party- Student must earn 100 points for Reading Counts OR master their Third Grade Level 4×4 Math facts in addition and subtraction.

 Pizza Party- Students must earn 500 points for Reading Counts OR become a Lifetime Member in our 4 x 4 Math Club.

 Students have until Friday, May 15th to complete these goals.