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3rd Grade - Haines

Newsletter January 19

Dear Parents, 

Terra Nova Testing will take place  next week, January 22nd to the 26th.  Testing will take place in the morning.  We will not be having or weekly spelling, vocabulary, and reading tests during this week.  Please help your child do his or her best by having them bring an extra healthy snack for energy, a water bottle if needed, and by getting getting plenty of rest the night before.   

I have sent home the directions and expectations for the Cereal Box Book Reports.  All reports are due on February 8th.  Please email me if you have any questions.  

Our class is participating in a Boxtop contest Jan. 19th-Feb. 16th. The class that collects the most boxtops will win a donut party! Send in those BOXTOPS! Did you know our school gets $0.10 for everyone you send? We have earned over $20,000 in the last 10 years! Thank you!

Snow Much Fun, winter reading challenge participants will receive their prize on Jan 30th.  

Valentine’s Day is coming soon, Feb. 14th.  Please see the district reminders below.

Jump Rope 4 Heart Activity Feb. 16th 9:15 - 11:15. The information pack went home on Thursday with fundraiser details.   

Important Health Information 


Flu Season is upon us.  We are seeing a rise in students presenting with flu-like symptoms. Please read the guidelines below from Page 39 of the Parent/Student Handbook available on the NLSD #122 Website.  Also, please encourage proper hand washing and good nutrition at home to help prevent the spread of current illnesses.


The School Nurses of New Lenox School District follow the recommended practices and procedures of the Illinois Department of Public Health, which are set forth by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Nurse Practice Act.

Staying home- A child should stay home for 24 hours after any of the following have occurred:

1. Fever of 100 degrees or above

2. Vomiting or diarrhea

3. Being placed on an antibiotic by the doctor


The twenty-four-hour time period allows for an antibiotic to take effect or for a sick child to fully recover. Returning to school too early benefits no one and keeps the cycle of illness going.


If you have questions, please call or email Mrs. Labriola.


phone: 815-462-7805


Thank you for your cooperation to keep our Haines Huskies healthy!


Kristin Labriola, BSN, RN, PEL-CSN, NCSN

Haines Certified School Nurse


phone: 815-462-7805

fax: 815-462-2571






Unit 18 Vocabulary words – Student friendly definitions

(No New Vocabulary next week, the below words will be tested the week of Jan. 29)

1. dull – When something is not shiny, it is dull.

2. towers – Something that is very tall towers over shorter things.

3. masterpiece – A great piece of art can be called a masterpiece.

4. heritage – Memories and traditions of your family’s past are part of your heritage.

5. ruined – If something is ruined, it is no longer any good.

6. crept – If you crept, you moved slowly and carefully so that you wouldn’t be seen or heard.

7. glorious – If something is so wonderful that you can hardly believe it, it is glorious.

8. memory – A memory is something you remember.

9. streak – To streak is to move very quickly from one place to another.

10. yanked – If you yanked something, you gave it a quick, hard pull.

Unit 18 spelling words

 (test will be Friday, 2/2)

1. nicer 2. finest 3. useful 4. bigger 5. really

6. nicest 7. faster 8. lonely 9. quickly 10. careful

11. smaller 12. playful 13. biggest 14. slowly 15. thankful


Technology Corner 


Reflex Math

Don’t forget that you can visit Raz-kids.com, a reading website that gives kids access to short stories at their reading levels.  Your child can access a number of reading materials using his/her teacher username (first initial + last name of teacher) and password (nlsd+5-digit student ID). The more your child reads, the more items he/she can buy for the Raz Rocket and Robot Builder! Raz-kids.com is a great resource for extra reading practice and support, and can be found under the “Reading Links” tab on the Haines website.s.

Thank you,


 Valentines Day Reminder  

We love Valentines Day at Haines! Although we do not have a party we do have time to hand out Valentines in our classrooms. Children may bring Valentines for all boys, all girls or all students. Valentines may NOT contain anything edible. If your child brings any card or gift bag that contains anything edible it will be returned home. We cannot pass out anything that has food. This is for the safety of all of our children. Please plan to only purchase non edible items. We appreciate your help!

Thank You,










Pizza Hut Book It  

Pizza Hut sponsors the Book It program each year. Students that read 20 minutes for 20 days in a month can receive a pizza coupon. This is a voluntary program at Haines. We have put all of the calendars on our website under the news tab and have attached them to this email. There are two choices for tracking sheets. 

If you would like to participate please download the calendar and at the end of each month, through March, you can turn in the form to your teacher if your child has read 20 minutes for 20 days. Your child's teacher will send you the coupon home then!

We love reading at Haines and we hope that every student is enjoying a book everyday! Please encourage your child to read daily. They also still LOVE being read to!

You can find more information, guidelines and material at the Book-It website at http://www.bookitprogram.com

Daily Schedule & Specials

Daily Special Times/Schedule:

Blue Days: P.E. 2:30-3:00

White Days: Art/Music 2:30-3:00


Computer Lab: