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3rd Grade

Welcome!  Here you will find the most current information for 3rd-grade students and their parents, including but not limited to, upcoming events, recent news and any documents pertinent to 3rd-grade education at Stellar. Below is a complete list of 3rd-grade classrooms at Stellar. Each of these online classrooms is managed by their respective teachers and contains detailed information for the individual class above and beyond the general grade level information found here.

Student Arrival

Good Morning!  Students may arrive no earlier than 7:25 AM, Monday - Friday, for school.  School begins promptly at 7:30 AM. Please avoid dropping your child/children off at school unsupervised prior to 7:25 AM, at which time the campus will be supervised by staff. Please be sure your child follows the Superintendent’s Dress Code Policy, as well as making sure your child is prepared for the changing weather.

Please send your student to school every day after a good night's rest, a nutritious breakfast, and a healthy morning snack (No chips, cookies, or candy).  Please see Stellar's safe snack list below.  Water bottles are encouraged and should be labeled with your child's first and last name. No other drinks are allowed in classrooms.  Please check with your child's teacher for food allergy alerts and guidelines.

Snack Policy      

This year we want to encourage you to send a snack with your child since our lunch time is not until 11:40.  This snack must be healthy, and NOT have a lot of sugar.  Due to a severe allergy to peanuts and tree nuts, snacks must be limited to the list below. 

Stellar's Safe Snack List:

  • Cheese/String Cheese
  • Cut up fruit (sliced apple/segmented orange)
  • Pretzels
  • Cut up vegetables (carrots, celery, broccoli)
  • Beef Jerky
  • Yogurt/Go-Gurt
  • Popcorn
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Applesauce 
  • Breakfast/Cereal Bar (with NO peanut or tree nut products)
  • Crackers (goldfish, animal, any with NO peanut or tree nut products)

These are the “Snack Time Expectations” we established in school. 
Snack Time IS…

  • Something that is ready to eat and can be enjoyed in a few minutes.
  • Something healthy to eat.
  • Something that is easy to eat and clean up.
  • A time to enjoy a snack individually.

Snack Time IS NOT…

  • An unhealthy snack like candy or potato chips.
  • Something that takes time to prepare and requires longer than 5 minutes to eat.
  • Something that makes a mess.
  • A time to share with our friends due to health and allergy concerns.

In addition to a snack, your child is allowed to have a water bottle (filled ONLY with water). This must be a bottle that can be sealed so that it will not spill.  

Lunch 

Lunch / Recess 11:40-12:20

Dismissal

Wednesday are Early Release Days.  Students are dismissed at 1:15 pm.  All other days:  2:30 pm

 Dismissal/Pick up Areas: 

1. Park and meet your child by the flagpole

2.  Bus  Students will be escorted to their bus by Stellar staff members.

3. BASE  Students will be released from the classrooms to the cafeteria for BASE.

4.  Pick-up Lane  3rd graders will be released in the bus loop areas.  After the buses leaves, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade parents may then drive through the bus lane for pick up.  Students will be waiting for parents in this area.  Please do NOT park in the bus lane.  Buses need first access to these lanes.  There is a designated area where you will form a line and wait.  Please call the office for further questions. If the 3rd graders have a younger sibling(s), all children in the sibling group will be picked up in the regular pick up lane on the west side of the building.                                                                                                                                                                 

MATH HOMEWORK HELP FOR PARENTS and HOME LINKS

http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/3rd-grade/em4-at-home/

Here is a helpful guide of what to expect this year:  Scholastic for Parents

 Email Access for Students:

To access Gmail, go to Adams 12 Google Apps.

PARCC Practice:

Important Links: Tutorial & Practice Test

3rd Grade Classrooms

Mrs. Flanders' Class

Books
Subject: General Education
Welcome to Mrs. Flanders' online classroom at Stellar Elementary. Here you can find important information about our 3rd grade class such as: reference documents for parents and students, what are we currently working on and any class events we...

Ms. Jerding's Class

Subject: General Education
Welcome to Ms. Jerding's online classroom at Stellar Elementary. Here you can find important information about our 3rd grade class such as: reference documents for parents and students, what are we currently working on and any class events we have...

Ms. Miller's Third Grade

Subject: General Education
Welcome to Ms. Miller's online classroom at Stellar Elementary. Here you can find important information about our 3rd grade class such as: reference documents for parents and students, what are we currently working on and any class events we have...

Ms. Zensen's Class

Subject: General Education
My goal is for every student to have fun learning, be accountable and show integrity!  Students will become empowered through education and realize their potential as they recognize the influence and value of building knowledge from their creative...