Fourth Grade FAQs

Third Grade FAQs
The Third Grade Team is excited about the new school year and welcomes you to Back-toSchool Night. We will communicate with you regularly throughout the year, but here are
answers to some frequently asked questions.
What is my child’s daily schedule?
A copy of the daily schedules for your child’s team is attached and can be accessed on our Third Grade Team Glebe
This year, my child has a different teacher for four subjects. Who will I meet with at the Parent-Teacher conference?
You will meet with your child’s homeroom teacher at the Parent-Teacher conferences. But also know that every third
grade teacher is available to meet with you at any time during the school year.
There are three third grade teachers, but my child said there are other teachers in her class, too.
Every grade at Glebe has a team of classroom teachers, as well as a group of specialists. Specialists are in the classroom
to provide support for a variety of learners. This year, we are fortunate to have the following specialists in our
classrooms: Wyatt Hall, ESOL Specialist; Beronica Salas, ESOL assistant; Heather Morgan, Special Education Resource;
Stephanie McIntyre, Resource Teacher for the Gifted; and Kathleen Moore, Reading Specialists.
How much homework will my child have in third grade?
Expect your child to have math homework every day, Monday through Thursday (there will be times when math
homework is not given due to a special event or because the material was not covered in class). Third grade students
may also have weekly homework assignments in social studies, science, and language arts. Additionally, every third
grade student is expected to read at home, every day, for 20 minutes; this can be independent reading, or, read aloud
with a parent, sibling, or caregiver.
Do all the third grade teachers have the same behavior expectations?
Yes, all the third grade teachers have the same behavior expectations. Teachers have an established procedure to
gently remind students—and inform parents—when there is a behavior concern.
If my child is having difficulty in a class, which teacher do I contact?
If your child is having difficulty in class, you can contact the homeroom teacher and/or the content teacher.
What is the best way to get in touch with the third grade teachers?
Email is the best way to contact the third grade teachers for small items. We check our emails throughout the day
(usually during specials and lunch), and can usually get back to you within 24 hours. Please notify the teacher by a
handwritten note if you make alternate plans for your child to go home at the end of the day.
Do third graders participate in any field trips?
As part of the science program, the third grade visits the Outdoor lab to study simple machines. We will also visit the
APS Planetarium in early fall. Other field trips may be scheduled if they support the third grade curriculum.
Do third graders attend swimming classes?
Yes, third grade students attend one week of swimming classes during the school year. We will let you know the swim
schedule several weeks in advance.
Can I bring in treats for my child’s birthday and other holidays?
Treats are always welcome for birthdays and students can share them with their homeroom classmates. If your child
cannot carry the treats themselves then please leave them in the office and we will be notified to pick them up there.
As a school, Glebe traditionally celebrates Halloween with a costume parade, and Valentine’s Day with the exchange of
Valentines. Please remember that some students have food allergies, so avoid treats that contain peanuts and tree
nuts. Also check with your child’s teacher to find out if there are children who have dairy allergies or other food
How do I get my child into the trailer when the doors are locked?
The trailer doors are locked at all times for security reasons. The students need to report to the multi-purpose room
when they arrive at school. A patrol will walk them to the trailers at the appropriate time. If your child is late for school
(arrives after 9:00) they need to check-in in the office. His/her teacher will then be notified to open the door for them.
Please do not bang on trailer doors as this is a disruption during the school day.
In third grade, are there any volunteer opportunities for parents?
Absolutely! Every homeroom will need one or two “room parents” to help out through the year. There may also be
opportunities to chaperone on field trips.
Third Grade Team Directory
Denise Arce
Olukemi Are
Wyatt Hall
Richard Halttunen
Shelley Jennings
Kathleen Moore
Heather Morgan
Stephanie McIntyre
Classroom teacher, Math
Classroom teacher, Language Arts
ESOL Specialist
Classroom teacher, Social Studies,
Reading Specialist
Special Education Resource
Resource Teacher for Gifted
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