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    Support Thoreau Elementary School and buy your spirit T-shirt today. Look in the Fundraising section of the web site for more information.

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    Thoreau El to get 4 dedicated buses beginning Tuesday, October 17. Pick up in AM will be 15-20 min later and arrival in PM 15-20 min earlier

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    There will be no basketball practice on October 17th.

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    Student of the Month Celebration October 25 at 2:00 PM.

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    Have a wonderful day!!!

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    Red Ribbon Week October 23 through October 27

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Important Dates


 September 7 - October 6, 2017 - World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser

September 25 - Early Release Monday

September 26 - Picture Day

August 28 - September 22 - Box Tops for Education


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




     In reading, third grade will begin reading informational text. Students will be able to compare and contrast literary and expository text.    Informational text teaches or explains.  It is read to study or learn information about a topic.  The students will continue to ask and answer questions to demonstrate an understanding of the text and find context clues (synonyms, antonyms, definitions, etc.) in the sentence or surrounding sentences/paragraph for unfamiliar words.  Please have your child practice these skills while reading and fill out a Read and Respond Form with a summary for homework.  

Spelling words


 Test Date:  10/11/17

 sky   pie   tight

bright   child   cube

music   few   fry   tied

right   grind   cube

mule   drew

Skill:  Long i and u





In math,  we will begin Module 2 -Topic A.  The students will be measuring time on a number line.  They will also continue to use their knowledge of skip counting by fives and ones to tell time to the nearest minute.  As always, they will memorize the multiplication facts.  (Please have your child memorize them at home, also.  The  students will be given three seconds to answer each fact during a weekly timed test.)  Also, please check for and have your child complete homework each night doing their personal best, including handwriting.   Homework papers consist of additional practice of a skill and test practice. 


Fall Break October 12 and 13, 2017



 Don’t forget that there will be no school for staff and students on Thursday, October 12th and Friday, October 13th for Fall Break.  Also, there will be an additional day of no school for students on Monday, October 16th, due to a district data day.  Enjoy your break and if you will be traveling, please drive safely. 



Box Tops


Thoreau Elementary is collecting Box Tops for Education from August 28 until September 22.  Please send any Box Tops to school with your child.   

After Hours Academics


If you signed your child up for the After Hours Academics program, please remind them to attend every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Please contact Miss Galluccio or Miss Woodie for further information or if you have any concerns (i.e., attendance, transportation, etc).






If your child needs to change buses or wait at the school to be picked up, please call the office or send a note with your child.  A bus change needs to be approved by the bus barn.  If your child is being picked up by a sibling, he/she must be at least 18 years old. 


Please check for and have your child complete homework each night.  Homework papers consist of additional practice and test practice. 

Mrs. Birchfield

Mrs. Dolloff


The Book Fair will continue until Wednesday, October 11th.  Your child brought home a “Wish List” of books that may be purchased.  This is a great way to support our library.  

     World’s Finest Chocolate candy sales have ended.  The third grade teachers would like to thank all of the parents and students who raised funds for the school.  If you have any unsold candy and/or  money, please return it to the office.