Open House Information

Dear G3 Families,

Here is the link to the third-grade Open House presentation for your reference:
Welcome to Grade 3!

Here is a link to some information regarding Art class this year:
Visual Art: Grades 1-5

Please contact your homeroom or specialist teacher if you have any concerns or questions. Contact information can be found on the “Contact Us” page on the top menu bar of this blog.

We are looking forward to a great year with our new third-graders!

-The G3 Team

Our First Math Unit!

Our first math unit is scheduled to kick off Monday, September 2. The big push is for understanding multiplication and division. Although our instruction does follow the concepts and story of the unit, we teach children, not the program. Teachers will constantly be slowing down to review or speeding up to challenge. Please contact your homeroom teacher if you have any questions.
For greater understanding of this unit click the parent letter here.
To understand and help support your child with resources click here.

To understand how multiplication and division progresses through your child’s education feel free to watch this video.


The Final Days of the School Year

Mark your calendars for the final days of the school year . . .

  • On Friday, June 14th, the students will participate in the ES Summer Field Day. Please send a water bottle and hat to school with your child. Thank you to PTO for popsicles and the 7th and 8th grade students for running the stations! 
  • Next Tuesday, June 18th, the PK-Grade 5 students will celebrate the end of the year with class parties in the afternoon.
  • Next Thursday, June 20th, is our last day of school. Please note that the school day will go from 8:30 – 12:00. Join us for Closing Ceremonies in the North Gym at 11:00.



Avoid the Summer Slide!

The 2018-2019 school year will come to a close on June 20th. Wow! The time has flown by!

For those families who are interested in ways to avoid the ‘summer slide’ by keeping their children active and their academic skills sharp, our amazing Mrs. Iwan put together THIS LIST of “Avoid the Summer Slide” home learning recommendations.

The Grade 3 Team would like to thank all of our G3 families for partnering with us in this year’s educational journey. It has been an honor to work with your children. For those who are moving, we wish you the very best during your time of transition and as you get settled into your new surroundings. For those who are staying in Moscow, we look forward to seeing you in August.

Formal Uniform Dates

Dear Grade 3 Families,
Our students are required to wear their formal uniforms on the following dates:

Wednesday, June 12th  – Recorder Concert Rehearsal (photos will be taken)
Thursday, June 13th – Recorder Concert
The Recorder Concert will begin promptly at 9am – please be on time so you can get a seat. Third grade will be the first to perform, so if you are late, you may miss your child’s performance. 

If you have any questions regarding the Recorder Concert, please contact your child’s Music teacher. 

Support Staff Luncheon

Dear Families,

On Thursday, June 13th, the Elementary School will host our annual Support Staff Appreciation Lunch to show thanks to those in our community whose important work often occurs behind the scenes. The guests of this lunch are not teachers. They are employees of AAS who support our efforts in the classroom, from the drivers who bring your children to school, to the cleaning staff who ensure the school is neat and tidy.

The success of this event is directly dependent on the food donations from each family at each grade level, but a little donation by all will send a big message to our support staff. Below is a list of classes and food items each family is asked to bring. Each food contribution should serve 6-8 portions. Please label your serving dishes (each part) and utensils so we can ensure they are returned to you.

Class and Item:

  • Pre-Kindergarten – Individually wrapped chocolates
  • Kindergarten – Fresh Bread such as rolls, buns or baguettes
  • Grade 1 – Cakes, Cookies, Cupcakes Pastries
  • Grade 2 – Savories (for example spring rolls or other finger-foods)
  • Grade 3 – Sliced Fresh Fruits, Vegetable plates and dip
  • Grade 4 – Salads: Pasta, Garden, Greek, Potato, Coleslaw or other
  • Grade 5 – Sliced cheeses or meats (deli style)

Please bring the above items to the Community Room before school on the morning of June 13th, with the exception of Pre-K who can bring any time from June 10-13th.

Please contact Ms. Bartels if you have any questions:

Warm regards,
Laurie Bartels

From the Library

Dear Parents of Grades PK-Grade 3,

Your child is not old enough to take books out for the summer, so we wanted to let you know your options for summer reading.   As a patron of the AAS Library, you and your spouse can take out 20 books each for the summer. Summer checkout will begin on Saturday, June 8 for patrons and families who have no overdue books.  We will check out summer books until Thursday, June 20 when campus closes for the summer.

If you prefer digital resources, here are some resources that can keep you connected to our library throughout the summer.

The AAS Library has access to:

Tumblebooks, where books are read aloud, and where you can find games and all sorts of fun activities.

Storyline Online, where famous actors read aloud their favorite stories. The animation that accompanies it is wonderful.

PebbleGo, where students can practice their reading and find informational texts at their levels.

The username for these three sites is aasmoscow, the password is penguins.

Some parents have also enjoyed audiobooks with their children. See our Overdrive if you want to enjoy some favorites with your child. Email or come and see us if you would like to set up a personal Overdrive account with us.

Students grades 3 and above will get Overdrive accounts in the next two weeks. Their username will be their ST-number and the password penguins.

We hope you have a beautiful, sunny summer with your child, and enjoy any reading you can do! Please see our State of the Library annual report to see the most popular books for both you and your children, and get some recommendations on what they might choose to read this summer.

All the best,

The AAS Library