Butler, J

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Mrs. Butler's 3rd Grade

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 Dear Families,

Many thanks for all who attended our Student-Led Parent Teacher Conferences.  If you were unable to attend, but would still like to have a conference, please let me know.  I am available either Tuesday or Wednesday after school this week.

We are now in the third trimester of our school year.  As announced at the beginning of the year, students will no longer be able to re-do their work to earn a higher score.  Therefore, there is no need to return any papers that I send home each week.  However, I would still encourage parents to take the time and review any errors made, so that the student can understand how to get the correct answers.

I will be out of my classroom on Thursday and Friday this week, as I will be attending the Michigan Science Teachers Conference.  The State of Michigan Dept. of Education have changed the grade level Science themes and these changes go into effect for third grade in the fall.  The purpose of the conference is to help prepare for these changes.  Once again, I am thankful to say that my students will be in good hands, as Mrs. Bodagh will be subbing for me again.  Thank you, Mrs. Bodagh!

I will be giving students a new Home Reading Log and a new Home Math Log today.  They both begin today and are due next Monday.  Note:  This week, we will be not be working in our Journeys Reading book and we will not be doing a Spelling Unit.  Instead, we will be doing an in depth study of a trade book.  We will return to our spelling and reading book routine next week.

Mark your calendars!  Our Spring Break will be in two weeks and there will be no classes from April 3rd to the 7th.  Classes will resume on Monday, April 10th.  Then, there will be no school on Friday, April 14th for Good Friday.  We will resume classes on Monday, April 17th.

Many thanks to all who donated boxes of tissue to our classroom.  We now have enough to last about a month.  However, we do not have enough to last until the end of the year, so if anyone else would like to send in a box or two, we'd appreciate it!

Our Student Lighthouse is collecting supplies to help the Ronald McDonald House in Detroit.  Each grade level is asked to contribute different items.  Third graders are asked to donate plastic utensils.  Please see the enclosed bulletin for more details.

Erving's Running Club will begin on Monday, April 17th.  Look for more information in this week's Progress Report.

My best,

Mrs. Jacki Butler
3rd Grade Teacher
Erving Elementary School
Woodhaven-Brownstown School District
(734) 692-2212 Ext. 2313
butlerj@wbsdweb.com