It's that time of year where the 3rd grade class will be hosting one of our Writing Museums of the school year and we wanted to invite YOU! We are finishing up our narrative unit and would love to share with you their hard work of what they've learned and produced from these past weeks.
We have designated times for parents to come. There are two days at different times- one morning session and one afternoon session.
Thank you so much for your support and the students look forward to having you drop by!
Monday, November 20th
9:30-10:00 - Morning Session open to parents
Tuesday, November 21st
12:45-1:15 - Afternoon session open to parents
November Important Dates
9th - Family STEM Night (5:30p-7p)
15th - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences Report Card Pick-up
22nd - No School/Thanksgiving Break
23rd - No School/Thanksgiving Break
24th - No School/Thanksgiving Break
Report Card Pick Up
A yellow letter was sent home with parent requested times for conferences. A blue sheet was sent home for confirmed times for those who returned the yellow sheet. Please turn in the yellow sheet as soon as possible. Report card conferences will be held on Wednesday, November 15th from 11a-6p.
The 3rd grade class has been invited to Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier on Tuesday, December 5th. Red permission forms were went home today. Please return back the sheet with $6 for the bus. If you would like to chaperone, please designate so on the paper. Please note that chaperones will be chosen through a random generator (random.org) and priority will be given to those who have not been chaperone in a previous field trip this school year.
Thank you to those who volunteered to chaperone for the field trip to the Chicago Children's International Film Festival on Wednesday, November 1st. I selected chaperones by inputting volunteer names in a random generator which then selects who is chosen. For future field trips, parent volunteers that have not been chosen will be given first priority.
The following students' parents have been chosen:
Chaperones- please be at Lenart by 10:50a. We expect to be back at Lenart by 2:00p.
LPCG's OktoberFest is coming up this Friday. For one of the activities, each class will be decorating pumpkins to be auctioned off on Friday night. Our class will be painting pumpkins tomorrow, Wednesday the 25th. We will be using tempera paint and everything will be washable, but please send your student with clothes (either already on or can change into) that they can get a little messy in.
Thank you so much and hope to see you all for OktoberFest!
CPS is recognizing 3rd and 5th graders for having perfect attendance. Several students in our class were invited to visit the Skydeck at Willis Tower on Thursday, October 26th. Ms. Wanders will be supervising the trip. If you are interested in chaperoning this field trip, please email Ms. Waders at firstname.lastname@example.org. TIckets were provided by CPS, therefore we have a limited number of chaperone tickets. Chaperones will be selected by first responses to Ms. Wanders.
If you have any general questions, please contact Mrs. Lee, email@example.com.
Hi! These are our mid-October announcements:
- Picture day is on Friday, October 20th.
- We will have a field trip to The Children's International Film Festival on Wednesday, November 1st. The cost is $6. Permission forms and money will be due on the 27th.
As part of the cultural aspect and global awareness of the language, students will be learning about “Día de los muertos” or Day of the Dead from October 16- November 2 during Spanish. We will be discussing the history, the purpose of the holiday and how it’s celebrated in many Latin American countries. Below is a website that provides more information on this yearly tradition. https://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/dia-de-los-muertos/
An “ofrenda” or offering will be placed on the 3rd floor by the Spanish room and you are welcome to stop by and see it (Oct 31- Nov 3). The “ofrenda” will represent elements necessary for life on Earth, different types of food, and pictures of deceased family members. If you’d like, please send a picture of a loved one who has passed away OR send a picture of a famous philosopher, singer, actor, astronomer etc. so that it’s placed on the “ofrenda.”
3rd grade will be doing a Day of the dead writing craftivity.
Many students are excited about this project and I hope that your child is able to participate. Learning about culture helps us understand other people’s perspectives, patterns of behavior, and contributions to the world at large. If you are not comfortable with your child participating in this cultural lesson, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your child’s name and grade. An alternative assignment will be provided.
Please send pictures with your child before October 27 or drop them in my mailbox with a name and grade for a safe return.
Thank you very much!
P.S. Don’t forget to stop by and see the OFRENDA in person. Last year our OFRENDA was highlighted on channel 66 UNIVISION. It is the first picture on the webpage below.
October Important Dates
6th - Progress Reports sent home
9th - No School (Columbus Day/Indigenous People Day)
13th - Walk-A-Thon (1:00p)
20th - Picture Day
25th - Unity Day
27th- LPCG OktoberFest (5:30p-7:30p)
31st - Halloween Parade (1:00p)
Communication and Transportation change
For any transportation changes, you may send a note, email (email@example.com), or contact the main office. Please note that if you send an email, it is difficult for me to receive it if is sent after 12:30pm the day off- it may not be read in time. The most preferred way is by calling the office 773-535-0040.
Curriculum Night (*updated CORRECTED DATE)
Curriculum Night will be Wednesday, September 27th from 5:30p-7p. We will be discussing the 3rd grade curriculum at Lenart, classroom and whole school expectations, as well as critical information regarding promotion to the next grade and summer school.
We are still set to test NWEA math on September 26th from 8:00a-10:00a. Though we had technical difficulties last Wednesday, the 20th, while taking NWEA reading, most students were able to finish their tests. Those who have not finished will be taking their test on Thursday afternoon, September 28th.
The Book Fair will take place in the gym from Monday, September 25th to Friday, September 29th. Students will have the opportunity to "preview" the fair on Monday. Please send students with the appropriate amount of money if they are to purchase something. If students do not have money then they will not be able to visit the fair after the "preview day."
Math Curriculum (Envision 2.0)
I will be sending out log-in information during Curriculum night for our math curriculum. Through the website, you will find videos and sample problems that will provide extra support for your student as well as guide parents as to how the content is taught in class.
The following schedule is for fall NWEA testing:
Reading - Wednesday, September 20th (8:00a-10:00a)
Math - Tuesday, September 26th (8:00a-10:00a)
On days that we are testing, please make sure that your child has a good night's rest and eats breakfast in the morning.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org.