International Day

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We are the World”

In preparation for our 11th annual International Day celebration at UAS, which is hosted by the PTSO on Saturday March 3, students are invited to wear clothes to school that represent their country – International Dress-down Day. The dress-down day will be on Wednesday, February 28! Students will be engaged in cultural activities within their classroom instead of a parade.

Cultural Breakfast

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February 20, 2018


Dear Parents and Families,

As a celebration of our inquiry into Cultural Identity, the Grade 3 classes will be sharing a cultural breakfast on Wednesday, February 28th at 8:00 am in the cafeteria.  Each child will be asked to bring in some type of food that is specific and important to their culture (meat, vegetable, dessert, bread).  

Students need to:

  • write the ingredients and draw a picture of the food on the bottom of this page.  
  • bring in their cultural dish on Wednesday, February 28th 
  • come to school hungry so that we can enjoy the delicious meals.

Due to allergies and cultural diet restrictions, we please ask that all food be prepared without nuts and that all ingredients are listed (please fill out the ingredient list below).  We want to proceed with caution on this special day.  

Food items can be brought to school in the morning with the students.  Please bring only a serving that would be enough to feed a regular sized family as students will be given very small portions so that they can sample as many different foods as possible.  During the Cultural Breakfast, children will be encouraged to try new foods from different cultures and to share their own food and culture with their friends.  

Parents are invited at 8:00 am to enjoy the breakfast in the cafeteria with your child.  If you can help set up for this event, please inform your child’s teacher and plan to meet at 7:45 in the cafeteria.  We would also appreciate any wonderful parents who would like to help us clean up at 9:30.  The Grade Three students and teachers are very excited about this event and thank you in advance for your help and support.   

Notes: Please send a labeled serving spoon with your dish. Make sure all Tupperware or serving bowls are labeled.  Unfortunately we do not have the facilities to wash dishes, so please be advised that any non-disposable or recyclable dishes will be sent home “as is.”


Please make sure this is sent with your dish.  


Culture:                                                                          Name of Food:   


Ingredients (please list all):



Cultural Importance:


By:                                                                                       Class:


Sports Day

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This Wednesday, February 21st, 3rd graders will take part in the annual Sport Day.  We ask that you each child have a water bottle, hat, and sunscreen as they will be outside all day.

Each class is asked to wear a tee-shirt with their “class colors”.

3NK – White

3AVD – Blue

3GK – Black

3ER – Red

If you have any questions, feel free to contact your classroom teacher.

Thanks 3rd Grade Team

Culture Interview

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Today your child will be bringing home some interview questions that pertain to your/their culture.  Please take time to have a conversation with them and include as many details as possible.  This activity will really help the kids in understanding the elements of  their culture. This assignment will be due on  Wednesday, February 14th.

The questions will be posted in their homework menu as well as on this blog. Your child should complete the first 6 by this Wednesday and the rest will be due by next week Sunday.

What languages are spoken?

What are traditional foods?

What are some of your cultural rules?

What are traditional clothes/shoes people wear? When would you wear these?

What are some ways to greet each other?

What does your culture do for special occasions?

Are there special dances or music?

Is there a  main religion? What is it?

What is an item that represents your culture? What does this tell about your culture? Has this item changed over time?

Does your culture have similarities with cultures nearby?

What are some customs/traditions?

What are famous cultural monuments, artwork, or people?

What makes your culture unique?

Wednesday,February 14th will be a dress-down day for Elementary School. Students can wear Red or Yellow in celebration of Chinese New Year, or Red, Pink, or White in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

Grade 3 Musical!

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Dear Parents,

Please make sure your children are at school by 7:30am for the Musical on Monday, February 12th in the MPH. The musical will start at 8:00am and will end by 9:00am. There will be coffee and snacks provided in the foyer for parents after the performance until 9:30am.

*Ms. Austin has told the students that if they arrive late to school and the performance has already started they may not get to perform, so please ensure your children are at school with plenty of time to change and be ready for the performance.

Thank you and look forward to seeing many of you there!

Kind Regards,

Grade 3 Team

Important Dates in February!

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Very Important Dates Include:

Islamic Field Trip: Tuesday, February 6

Unit 5 MathTest: Wednesday, February 7

Pretests are coming home tonight to study.

No School: Sunday, February 11

Music Costumes Due: Monday, February 5

Music Concert: Monday, February 12

Continue working on memorizing lines and don’t forget to bring in your costume by next Monday!