3rd Grade – Ymker

May/June Newsletter

Fredrick Meijer Gardens
On May 19th we will be going on a field trip to the Fredrick Meijer Gardens. Students need to come dressed for the weather as this is an outside field trip. (Dress for rain or wear sunscreen for the sun). Students will want sturdy walking shoes for our adventures at the gardens. If you have any questions, please contact me here at school.

Education Day at the Growlers
We will be going to watch the Kalamazoo Growlers play baseball on Tuesday, June 6th. We will be leaving at 9:30am to be able to see some of the booths and activities that are being set up by local businesses. The game starts at 11:05am and we will be returning immediately following the game which will be around the end of the day.

Testing Dates

NWEA Testing:

  • Reading – May 3rd
  • Language – May 5th

MSTEP Testing:

  • ELA – May 15th
  • Math – May 18th

*Some of these are first thing in the morning; please have your student on time so that they can be successful.

The students will be continuing with the spring testing in the upcoming weeks. It is very important for everyone to get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast. Please encourage them to do their best but try not to stress out over their scores. I am very proud of their hard work throughout the whole year. Watching these students grow and learn throughout this school year has been awesome!

Summer Enrichment Packets
It’s hard to believe but summer is approaching fast. Students will be receiving summer enrichment packets that they can use over the break. These packets are designed to keep students from experiencing “summer loss”. There will be a checkpoint during the summer where students will be able to come to school and earn prizes for their accomplishments. In the fall, students can submit their completed packets for a chance to win a prize!

Field Day
On Tuesday, June 13th, Forest Academy will be having a field day! This is an outdoor event that will take place all afternoon. Students are encouraged to wear their Forest Academy t-shirts as there will be a few water activities. We will send notices home for parent volunteers.

If your child has a summer birthday feel free to pick a day before the end of the year to have them celebrate at school.