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my class photo IMPORTANT DATES and INFORMATION:

*PTA Website: www.hillcrestpta.net

• The following TWO Wednesdays are going to be regular school days (not early release days as we are used to). Please plan accordingly…your child has written this information in their agenda and a notice was stapled into their agenda: Wednesday, 04/01/2015 and Wednesday, 04/15/2015

• Report Card for 3rd nine weeks will go home on Friday, 04/03/2015

• Honor Roll Ceremony for 3rd nine weeks will be on Wednesday, 04/08/2015 at 8:15am

• Science Fair will be held on Thursday 04/23/15 from 5pm to 7pm.

• Progress Report for 4th nine weeks will go home on Wednesday, 04/29/2015

• PTA is sponsoring a Conscious Discipline Parent Workshop titled WIRING YOUR CHILD FOR SUCCESS on Thursday, 04/02/2015 from 6pm – 7pm (Child Care will be provided…please RSVP online at http://tiny.cc/CDRegistration

• SAC meeting on 04/07/2015 at 5:00pm

• PTA meeting on 04/07/2015 at 6:00pm

• BEAUTIFICATION DAY is on Saturday, 04/25/2015 at 9:00am

• FIELD TRIP to Howard Middle School has been RESCHEDULED. We do not have a CONFIRMED date as of yet, we will keep you posted as the information becomes available to us. We are no longer walking over to the middle school on 05/05/2015.

* FSA Reading Test Session 1 for 3rd graders will be on Wednesday 04/01/15.

* FSA Reading Test Session 2 for 3rd graders will be on Thursday 04/02/15.

* FSA Math Test Session 1 for 3rd graders will be on Monday 04/06/15.

* FSA Math Test Session 2 for 3rd graders will be on Monday 04/07/15.

RE: STANDARDIZED TESTING: We wanted to share the following information about the FSA (Florida Standards Assessment) with all of you.

As of today, testing window for 3rd graders is from March 30th through April 10, 2014. (Additional assessment date information can be found on OCPS website at www.ocps.net ) Your child will be tested on ELA (English/Language Arts) and Mathematics. It will be a timed test and this time around it will be a paper/pencil assessment.

The FSA (Florida Standards Assessment) website has sample tests for ALL grade levels. Please take a few minutes to look over the information. This affects all Florida counties, so feel free to pass the information along to family and friends.

FSA Sample Testing link: http://www.fsassess...org/training-tests

***** A message from the 3rd Grade Teachers:

Our third grade classrooms are risk-free and a positive learning environments. It is our goal to have students feel comfortable in their surroundings and know that they can be themselves and make mistakes freely. We strive to create a warm and inviting classroom. From the first day of school to the last day of school, we focus on building a classroom community. Expectations are also a huge part of our classroom environment. We spend time reviewing expectations for behavior, actions, and classwork. We believe in every single one of our students. Each of them has the potential to succeed in school and in life. We encourage my students to strive to do and be their very best.

Most of the lessons we teach require lots of planning and preparation outside of the normal school day. As a third grade team, we enjoy and take pride creating these lessons and activities, which promote student achievement. Our curriculum is ever changing, and it is our job to stay on top of it and figure out which lessons or ideas will best suit the needs of our students. Some of the lessons require lots of peer-to-peer collaboration and incorporate technology. We can always help and learn from one another.

Need to contact us:

Mrs. Defrin: Elizabeth.Defrin@ocps.net

Ms. Hoogvorst: Gisel.Hoogvorst@ocps.net

Mr. Worley: Ronald.Worley@ocps.net

Mme. Manna: Jacquelyn.Manna@ocps.net

Ms. Perez: Lisa.PerezMaldonado@ocps.net

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