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 Mr. Armstrong Mrs. Cason Mrs. Fulsom Mrs. Leal Mrs. Walker Ms. Zoller

Mr. Armstrong Mrs. Cason Mrs. Fulsom Mrs. Leal Mrs. Walker Ms. Zoller

 7: 40 7: 45 – 8: 55 Arrival/Announcements Intervention/Enrichment 8: 55 – 9:

7: 40 7: 45 – 8: 55 Arrival/Announcements Intervention/Enrichment 8: 55 – 9: 50 - 10: 45 -11: 45 -12: 15 -12: 30 – 1: 30 - 2: 30 – 2: 40 Specials Block 1 Block 2 LUNCH RECESS Block 3 Block 4 End of day procedures Dismissal

 Conference Time: 8: 55 -9: 50 Mr. Armstrong Email: sarmstrong@ems-isd. net 817 -232

Conference Time: 8: 55 -9: 50 Mr. Armstrong Email: [email protected] net 817 -232 -0086 Ext. 4126 Mrs. Cason Email: [email protected] net 817 -232 -0086 Ext. 4118 Mrs. Fulsom Email: [email protected] net 817 -232 -0086 Ext. 4124 Mrs. Leal Email: [email protected] net 817 -232 -0086 Ext. 4121 Mrs. Walker Email: [email protected] net 817 -232 -0086 Ext. 4128 Ms. Zoller Email: [email protected] net 817 -232 -0086 Ext. 4125

Communication Folders This year each 3 rd grader will have a planner! Please be

Communication Folders This year each 3 rd grader will have a planner! Please be sure to check each night for this planner. Important notes, reminders, homework and graded papers as well as HOW I ACT behavior notes will all be in this planner.

Northbrook is Title I • • How did we become a Title I Campus?

Northbrook is Title I • • How did we become a Title I Campus? • Based on the number of Students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch in the School District. • At Northbrook in the 2011 -2012 School year, we had 65. 6% of our students qualify. What does this mean for our campus? • Title I is a federal program designed to help students who need additional support in Reading or Math—not only students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch. • We receive federal funds because of our Title I status. • At Northbrook, Title I money is used to fund 2 teachers: Our Math Specialist and our Reading Specialist

Attendance • 90% Rule • Texas Compulsory Attendance law requires that students must be

Attendance • 90% Rule • Texas Compulsory Attendance law requires that students must be in attendance 90% of the school year in order to receive credit for that year. An absence can be all day or partial day. Tardies can be considered for this state law and also for truancy. Attendance and being on time is IMPORTANT! Students arriving late will need an adult to sign them into school in the office. Your child should be at school unless they are sick. If you have a scheduled appointment for something other than illness, it is important that your child attend school for the other part of the school day. Truancy will be filed on your student if they miss school excessively and

Our objectives will include: Measurement-- 3 rd graders are expected to know how to

Our objectives will include: Measurement-- 3 rd graders are expected to know how to measure quarter inches. Meaning ¼ inch, ½ inch and ¾ inch! Time– 3 rd graders are expected to know quarter past and quarter till, as well as how to read a clock Temperature Rounding, Place Value, Fractions, Decimals, and Estimation Patterns and Relationships, Solving Multi-Step Word problems Most importantly please HELP YOUR CHILD LEARN THEIR BASIC ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION FACTS!

We will be learning about: Habitats Plant life Animal adaptations Matter and Energy Force

We will be learning about: Habitats Plant life Animal adaptations Matter and Energy Force and Motion Solar System Simple machines

We will be focusing on communities, government, geography, maps, and economics. Social Studies is

We will be focusing on communities, government, geography, maps, and economics. Social Studies is often integrated into Reading.

 In 3 rd Grade we move from learning how to read to understanding

In 3 rd Grade we move from learning how to read to understanding what we read. Students learn about different genres and purposes used by authors. Students begin learning academic vocabulary. Students continue to learn write in complete thoughts on one topic. Students continue to practice spelling patterns.

Home Work All homework assignments will be noted in the planner by your child,

Home Work All homework assignments will be noted in the planner by your child, as well as in the weekly newsletter!

 Each grade level will assign reading, math, and spelling homework. Homework will be

Each grade level will assign reading, math, and spelling homework. Homework will be given out every Monday. Math & reading will be collected every Thursday. Spelling will be collected every Friday. If a student does not do their HW then they are expected to work on it during their recess time on Friday. (No tallies will be pulled) So their conduct grade will not be effected. Homework should take 30 minutes or less each night, plus 20 minutes for reading. Students have the opportunity to come to the library Wed. Fri mornings from 7: 10 -7: 30 to have a place to do their HW and or get help with their HW. (no food or drink allowed)

 PBIS – Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support CHAMPS – Framework for classroom expectations.

PBIS – Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support CHAMPS – Framework for classroom expectations. HOW I ACT – Method of monitoring student citizenship. Any instances that affect citizenship grade will be noted in the planner.

COST OF LUNCH • Lunch is $2. 15 • Breakfast is $1. 35 •

COST OF LUNCH • Lunch is $2. 15 • Breakfast is $1. 35 • Adult lunch prices did not change. • You can make deposits on line or send in money to the cafeteria for your child’s meal account. • Children are allowed 3 charges and then they are provided with a tray that does not include the main entrée until their account is paid. • You must complete a new lunch form each year to qualify for free or reduced meals. • You can pick up the applications in the front office.

 Students must be dropped off at the main entrance to the building. All

Students must be dropped off at the main entrance to the building. All other doors are locked for teacher use only. If you want to come inside the building between 7: 10 - 7: 40 AM, you MUST sign in at the office and receive a Visitor’s Badge. In order to receive a Visitor’s Badge, you MUST leave your Driver’s License in the office. You may pick it up when you return your Visitor’s Badge.

 Car riders will be picked up on the East side of Northbrook. We

Car riders will be picked up on the East side of Northbrook. We release students at 2: 40. After 2: 55, students will be in the office. Walkers will be escorted outside and supervised until they cross the street. YMCA will be escorted to the cafeteria. Please notify us with a note if there are ANY changes to their normal transportation. Also, be sure your child knows how they are getting home on the first day and beyond.

Does your child know how to contact YOU if there is an emergency? Do

Does your child know how to contact YOU if there is an emergency? Do your children know how to find each other on campus? What grade/class their sibling is in? This information is very helpful to the teachers and administrators on campus to help keep your children safe!

 This year 3 Rd Grade has two days that the STAAR test will

This year 3 Rd Grade has two days that the STAAR test will be administered. The tests will be administered in April 2013. The tests have a 4 hour time limit. More information as the testing dates approach.

PE will be everyday so your child will need to wear tennis shoes everyday!

PE will be everyday so your child will need to wear tennis shoes everyday!

Classroom comfort Since the classroom temperature isn’t always predictable, please allow your child to

Classroom comfort Since the classroom temperature isn’t always predictable, please allow your child to keep a light jacket or sweater at school.

Mr. Armstrong’s Home Room Michael Antuna Sanjog Bilkhu Christian Bokutu Kaitlyn Burnes Luke Byington

Mr. Armstrong’s Home Room Michael Antuna Sanjog Bilkhu Christian Bokutu Kaitlyn Burnes Luke Byington Shayanne Dempsey Taylon Figueiredo Alexi Frye Joel Garcia Abbi Martin Olamide Oladipo Jamaal Ombui Sophia Ornelas Leslie Serrano Blake Stevenson Tony Trinh William Warner Mrs. Fulsom’s Home Room Isa Aumoeualogo Michael Bell Amari Belloc Jocelyn Collins Ximena Flores Isaac Gayton Ryan George Sydney Glavin Gabriella Jingles Martin Medellin Jacgueline Mendiola Tyrese Polk Kaitlyn Richardson Joanna Binti-Tambwe Gavin Taylor Dakari Terhune Elijah Williamson