Welcome Back!



From Mrs. Dolloff

Welcome to Mrs. Dolloff's third grade class for the 2017-18 school year!  I am excited about the opportunity to get to know you and your child, and I'm looking forward to a successful and productive school year.  

I believe that parents are a vital part of a child's educational success.  I ask that you join me in creating an environment of respect, responsibility and safety in which your child can thrive.  Parental involvement in a child's education is the strongest indicator of student achievement.  I hope that you will make it a priority this year to attend as many school sponsored events as possible.  

You are your child's first and best teacher.  What you do at home matters a lot, especially when it comes to reading.  So, spend time reading with your child every night.  It will make a big difference in your child's success in school!  

We will begin the year by spending part of the first two weeks building a community in our classroom and learning our classroom rules and procedures.  

"Early release Mondays" will begin on August 14th, so the students will be dismissed at 1:00 PM.  Please make sure that any bus changes are made through the office.  Students will not be allowed to change busses without approval from the Bus Barn and the office.  If your child is being checked out or picked up by an older sibling or relative, they must be 18 years or older.  

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to visit our classroom, schedule a conference or volunteer to help out, or please contact me at (505) 721-4435.  Always feel free to send a note or e-mail as a way to contact me as well.  

Thank you and I look forward to working with you and your child this year!  

Respectfully yours, 

Mrs. Dolloff

Daily Schedule

7:35  Breakfast/Morning Routine

8:05 to 9:35 - Core Reading

9:35 to 10:55 - Core Math

10:55 to 11:30 - Math RtI

11:30 to 12:10 - Lunch and Recess

12:10 to 1:10 - Language Arts

1:10 to 1:40 - Reading RtI

1:40 to 2:20 Specials

2:20 to 2:55 Typing

2:55 Dismissal

Important Dates

 August 14, 2017 - Early release Monday

August 15, 2017 - Open House  6:00 to 7:00 PM


Contact Information

Mrs. Burchfield: sgarner@gmcs.k12.nm.us  721-4434

Mrs. Dolloff:  edolloff@gmcs.k12.nm.us  721-4435


Student Expectations - Mrs. Dollof's Class

The following is a guideline of good student behaviors that your child will find helpful to become responsible learners:        

1. Be respectful. 

2. Listen attentively with the intention to learn. 

3. Come prepared to learn (completed homework, supplies, positive attitude, etc. )

4. Work hard with a good attitude. 

5. Ask questions with the intention to understand all concepts 

7. Write neatly so it is readable. 

8. Be in school every day and be on time. 

9. Complete math and reading homework every day.  For math, answers are often in the Parent Peek.  Ask for help to clarify for understanding.  Math homework questions are often on the ?Concept check(assessment). Parent(s) guardian(s): Please check your child's understanding and accuracy of math and reading homework.  Hand in homework the next day.  

10.  Work cooperatively with and encourage partners, team members, and classmates.  

11.  Wear glasses, if necessary. 

12. Ignore distractions.  

13.  Correct mistakes by erasing them. 

14. check your work for accuracy before you turn it in. 

15. Work quietly and wait patiently. 

16. Keep working until assignments are complete

17. No talking during transition. 

Note:  Students will always be given opportunities to make good choices.