Family Picnic

Dear Families,

We are excited to invite you all to a family luncheon that the school is hosting this coming Thursday, August 22, from 12 o’clock noon to 1:00 pm. We would love for you to come and enjoy lunch with our class and then participate in some getting-to-know-you activities.  We are eager to get acquainted with those of you that are new to our school and class and to visit with those of you we haven’t seen since last school year.  Please make sure your child has a sack lunch that does not need to be heated up and bring one for yourself as well as a blanket if you would like.  We hope to see you all there.

Ms. Holly and Ms. Sara

Please click below to view the invitation:

Family luncheon

Carpool Tips

I have crosswalk duty after school and will not be able to watch your child. I would highly recommend finding a designated area that you and your child plan on meeting at for your pick-up routine.
As you are dropping off and picking up your children, please use your best grace and courtesy. Remember, we all love our children and want them to be safe so stay off your cell phone and stay alert. Please take a look at this map to familiarize yourself with where to go. MMA Carpool 19-20 (1)

A few other helpful things to remember to help you while you are dropping off or picking up are
1. please pull forward. If there is space in front of you, pull forward.
2.Pay attention at all times, children will step out in front of you.
3.PLEASE STAY OFF YOUR PHONE. It is not wise to be on your phone while you are driving and especially in a parking lot of over 400 children.
4.Please do as directed by the teachers who are directing traffic.
5. Please stay in your car if you are using the pickup lanes.
6.Use the crosswalk, model this behavior for the children.
7.Ask for help if you need it.
8.Finally, please be patient. We are all new to this traffic pattern and it will all work out if with work together.

School Supply List 2019-2020

Below you will find the school supply list for the 2019-2020 school year.

1.5-inch 3 Ring binder *labeled with your child’s name

100 sheet packet of white lined paper with 3 ring holes (please insert these sheets into the 1.5-inch binder)

Insertable dividers with 5 tabs ( please insert these tabs into the 1.5-inch binder)

Pentel Hi-polymer Block Eraser or Staedtler Plastic Erasers

lunch box (or whatever you use for your child’s lunch) *labeled with your child’s name

water bottle *labeled with your child’s name

inside shoes *labeled with your child’s name (slip-on shoes, crocks, moccasins, and shoes similar to this work great. Please no slippers with cotton bottoms that fall apart easily and are not good for outside purposes in case of an emergency.)

headphones *labeled with your child’s name (we use headphones during computer time; individual headphones keeps things sanitary)

Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased Graphite Pencils

Small dry erase board (the dollar store with a blank side and lined side) *labeled with your child’s name

Additional items are helpful:

Paper towels (select-a-size is ideal to prevent excess waste)

1 container of Clorox/Lysol wipes

1 box of tissues

colored markers

colored pencils

watercolor paint pallet

Laminating Packets


Cupcake Parent Celebration

Dear Parents,

We are excited to invite you to our cupcake parent celebration. We apologize for the last minute invitation. We understand if you can not attend. We will record it for those that won’t be able to make it. It will be Monday, May 20th at 9:30 am in the J.H. gym.

We will perform songs we’ve been practicing this year. Over the past couple of months, we focused our Fridays on growth mindset lessons and learning tools/strategies to help cope with life’s unpredictabilities. These were called cope-cakes. We will have actual cupcakes to celebrate. Each student will share an “I am” statement with you.

Come enjoy songs, uplifting statements, and cupcakes with us!


Ms. Holly & Ms. Sara

May PTC 2019 Tuesday-Thursday

Hello Parents,

We will be having our parent-teacher conferences May 21st- May 23. Please choose a day and time that will work for your schedule. I apologize I only have one late evening available because I will be in class the other two nights. If these times don’t work for you, let me know how I can best accommodate you.

Click on the date below and it will bring you to track-it-forward where you can sign up for a time slot.

Tuesday, May 21st

Wednesday, May 22nd

Thursday, May 23rd

Have a beautiful day!

Ms. Holly

3rd Grade Party

When: Monday, May 13, 2019

Where: Gym

The most anticipated event of a 3rd grader’s life is here. The 3rd grade Party!

The students are excited about this event and most have been looking forward to it since the first grade. Thank you for your support in making this a day to remember.

We will appreciate anything you are willing to do or donate. We have space from 1:00-3:00. The party is from 1:30-2:30. We will need people to help set up and take down as well as stay and enjoy the fun!

The students suggested a game area, so if you are willing to share any family board games or card games for this event, please make sure your name is on them. Any donations for this event will be greatly appreciated. You can sign up on track-it-forward for all donations and or volunteering here.

Thank you very much in advance for your support, help, and donations.
***You may send your donations for the party to school with your child the day of the party.***
Thank you!

3rd grade testing next week

Dear Parents,

Our 3rd-grade students will be testing on Monday and Wednesday of next week. Please make sure your child gets a good nights rest and a nutritious breakfast. They will be testing in the afternoon. They will also have the opportunity to shadow in an upper class these two days in the morning.

Your child can bring a snack for testing that is not candy. Let me know if you have any questions.

Ms. Holly

Planetarium Field Trip Friday, May 3rd

Dear Parents,

I am sending home chaperone expectations with all students just in case you will be joining us for the field trip. Please review these papers and let me know if you have questions. Below you will find the schedule for Friday. Please be on time to the train station so your child can join us on the field trip. Your child can bring a backpack to carry their sack lunch and water bottle. We will be eating outside. I would suggest having your child wear sunscreen or bring a hat.

Our Schedule:
8:10 a.m. – Meet at UTA train station on Wall Ave (2350 Wall Ave) and board Frontrunner. Train leaves at 8:37 a.m.

Arrive at Clark Planetarium by 9:45 a.m. Explore the planetarium and it’s interactive exhibits.

10:30 – Participate in Science Around the Sphere.

11:30 – Attend a movie at the Dome Theater about deep space. Lunch will be eaten after the movie at the Dome Theater. Students will walk with chaperones to fountain area of the Gateway to enjoy lunch.

1:10 p.m. – Leave Clark Planetarium and board Frontrunner for ride home. Will arrive back at the station on Wall Ave in Ogden at 2:24 p.m. Parents will need to pick children up there.

Have a wonderful day!

Ms. Holly

3rd Grade Common Core State Testing

Dear Parents,

Our 3rd grade students will be taking the common core state test on Monday, May 6th for math and Wednesday, May 8th for language arts. The 1st and 2nd grade students will not be testing and will be doing their regular classroom work cycle on these days.

The tests are in the afternoon from 12-3. If they happen to be absent for any reason there will be makeup days. They are able to bring a snack if they would like but no gum or drinks. I will have them bring their water bottle with them while testing.

It is really important to make sure they get adequate sleep the night before the test. If they don’t bring a snack, I will provide it for them.

Let me know if you have questions.

Thank you, Ms. Holly