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Welcome to Mrs. Francis’ class and the 2017-2018 school year!

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Planet Project

This is a reminder that your child's Planet Project is due on Monday, Feb. 5th.  This includes the 3 D model and the report on Buncee.  If you need any copies or additional papers/information, I have included them on my webpage under Planet Research Project.  Please email me at if you have any further questions.
Girls' Oral presentations: Wednesday, Feb. 7th, 10:00 - 11:30
Boys' Oral presentations: Friday, Feb. 9th, 10:00 - 11:30


Fall Festival Cake Walk Sign Up
On October 19, (Thursday), Ft. Sam Houston Elementary will be holding its Fall Festival from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Our class will be hosting the Cake Walk. We need your support in helping our class to be successful by baking (or buying) a cake or cupcakes. Please sign up at the link below to make a contribution. Items may be brought to school any time on Thursday, (Oct. 19). Please label your cake with my name. We hope to see you there!


Hello Parents!
Your child received his/her first homework packet today.  It is due next Friday, 9/8.  If this packet didn't make it home, please see my Class Newsletter and Homework links.
On 9/7, Thursday, we will have Parent Orientation.  The times for 3rd grade are 8:50 am or 5:30 pm.  You may attend either session that best fits into your schedule.  I hope to see you then!

 Meet the Teacher is tonight!
   If your last name begins with A-L come from 5:00-5:45.
    If your last name begins with M-Z come from 5:45-6:30.
I'm so excited and can't wait to meet you!


Girls will be presenting their Planet Research Projects tomorrow, February 2, from 10:00-11:00 am.
Boys will be presenting their Planet Research Projects Friday, February 3, from 10:00-11:00 am.
We hope to see you then!


I have created a Planet Research Project page with links to any research papers I have distributed to the children.  If you are missing any or need to check the dates, please go to this page.       

We will only have Spelling homework this week, due on Friday.  The Spelling Test will also be on Friday.  See the Tic Tac Toe, under Homework link, for the list of words, or in student agendas.  Students may choose any three activities from the Tic Tac Toe or create their own activities.

The Fall Festival will be held on Thursday, October 20th, from 5-7.  Please donate a cake for the Third grade Cake Walk.  Hope to see you then!

I hope all of my students will come to see me tomorrow, Thursday, for Meet the Teacher. It will be from 5:00 to 6:30.  We will have a Scavenger Hunt to help you put supplies away, or you can just bring them on Monday.  I can't wait to meet my new class!


We will be having our Valentine's Day Party on Fri., Feb. 12th.  Please see the letter sent home with your child today for details, or you may click the Valentine Day Information link on my page.


Scholastic Book Club Flyers were distributed today.  The orders will be due Dec. 9th if you would like to purchase any books for your family before Christmas. 
Please join us for Celebrations Around the World on Dec. 10th from 5:30 - 7:00.  Our third grade will be hosting crafts/activities from Germany in room 20. 
Also, please see the Holiday letters sent home today for information about our Class Holiday Party!

Upcoming Event

Parents, we will be holding our annual Fall Festival on Thursday, October 15th, from 5:00-7:00 pm.  Third grade will be doing two booths, the Cake Walk and Apple Nachos.  Our class needs cake donations for the Cake Walk.  Please go to the following link and sign up if you can help us this year:
  Your donations will be greatly appreciated and helping our class get a variety of resources for our room.


Parents, if you were unable to attend Parent Orientation, you will have another opportunity to hear about our class rules and procedures at Back to School Night on 9/17, Thursday, from 6-6:30.
Please see the Class Newsletter and Homework Links if your child is missing their homework.