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3-Mr. Betts Class Message

Sent February 20th 2018

Hello Families, I'm back!  It is such a pleasure to be back and working with your children again!  Thanks for your patience and well wishes.   ISTEP+ Session 1 is right around the corner.  In preparation for next week, we're taking a practice exam this week.  The practice test will help students become familiar with the types of questions and passages they can expect to come across on the actual assessment.  Next Monday, 3rd grade is scheduled to begin the math portion of th...

3-Mr. Betts Class Message

Sent November 13th 2017

Hello Families, Even with 1 week left before break, we continue to strive for excellence!  I encourage all students to read at least 20 minutes a night along with completing their usual math homework.  Also, we've started working more specifically on word study activities.  Be sure that your child remembers their word study list and practices a few minutes a night.  Last week, average scores went from 65% to 80% !  What a great improvement! MEC United Way Campaign Initiative Lawrence Tow...

3-Mr. Betts Class Message

Sent October 18th 2017

Hello Families, Tomorrow is Global Games Day!  Please remind your child to dress for outdoor activities.  They can wear their MEC Globetrotter t-shirts and tennis shoes.   After reaching our Global Games fundraising goal, students may wear their pajamas on Friday!  Tomorrow is also Picture Retake day.  Those who need to have pictures retaken, will have an opportunity some time Thursday morning. The students in our class have reached their goal of 20 compliments this quarter!  To cel...

3-Mr. Betts Class Message

Sent September 26th 2017

Hello Families, Thank you to all who were able to make it out for Parent/Teacher Conferences last week.  I've already noticed improved efforts by some! The first Culver's Family Night of the year is this evening from 5:00 - 8:00 at the 96th Street Culver's!  If your schedule permits, come out and support MEC and the PFO.  A portion of the proceeds go to MEC to help with various programs. The grading term ends on October 6th.  We will be busy preparing for assessments.  Whenever p...

3-Mr. Betts Class Message

Sent August 18th 2017

Hello Families, Welcome to 3rd grade!  We've now completed 2 weeks of school! It's amazing how quickly the time flies.  Tonight is the MEC picnic.  If your schedule permits, come and mingle with other families and some members of the MEC staff.  The weather will be great and your child can burn off some energy!  Next Thursday, the Summer Readers will be rewarded for their hard work.  We have been working hard in the classroom to instill the love of reading just for pleasure.  ...

3-Mr. Betts Class Message

Sent May 16th 2017

Hello Families, Tomorrow is Field Day!  The weather forecast looks excellent!  Be sure your child dresses appropriately for an afternoon of field day events.   We are continuing to complete end of year testing.  Don't expect to see extra homework.  Students are still encouraged to read for 20 - 30 minutes as an evening activity.  The following is an important reminder about student registration: This is a notice to all families in the MSD of Lawrence Township that every family must...

3-Mr. Betts Class Message

Sent May 9th 2017

Hello Families, The end of the school year is fast approaching!  As a class, we're determined to end strong as we complete end of the year assessments. The International Festival is Friday, May 12th, from 6 - 8:30.  There will be lots of games and events.  Even our Fourth grade teachers are set to receive pie in the face! Attached you will find information about Field Day, which is Wednesday, May 17th.  If you'd like to volunteer to help, please contact Mr. Beattie at 967-4671 or the offi...

3-Mr. Betts Class Message

Sent April 17th 2017

Hello Families, ISTEP+ is underway!  Although this will be a short week, NO School on Friday, we will be testing everyday this week.  Please remind your child to have some fun outside, weather permitting. and get plenty of rest.  There will be little to no homework assigned this week.  For most of our past testing, we've had 100% attendance!  Let's keep that going!  Students in grades 1-6 will continue their participation in a canned food drive during this month of April. All con...

3-Mr. Betts Class Message

Sent April 3rd 2017

Hello Families, Welcome to April!  It's amazing that we only have 2 months of school left this year!  The Book Fair will open for business on Monday, April 10th.  Want a free book (up to $8.00) from the Scholastic Spring Book Fair?  Please consider volunteering for the Scholastic Book Fair scheduled from 4/7/17 – 4/14/17. Your child will have the opportunity to purchase books from the book fair at their REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEC LIBRARY CLASS. For instance, if your child has library on Tues...

3-Mr. Betts Class Message

Sent March 6th 2017

Hello Families, Our Pennies for Patients fundraiser begins tomorrow.  This year our goal is $1250.  We are also using online fundraising.  Our school's page is set up and so is my classroom page.  http://events.lls.org/pages/in/MaryEvelynCastleElementarySchool-2017  is the link to our school page and then parents/donors can donate to my classroom by searching by my first and last name on the left side of the screen. The classroom that raises the most money will receive a catered lunch...

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