It’s Recorder Time!

Please see the note below from Mr. Krauss:

This is your instrument. Take care of it!

No Playing in the following areas: – classroom, car, van, bus, bike. recess

Practice at home.  When finished – shake out the moisture and return the recorder back to its case.


Remember – 15 minutes / day of practice – 5 days / week

Keep a song in your heart.

Mr. Krauss

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Please ensure that your child is completing their homework at night.  It is critical that your student spends time practicing the skills that we are working on in class each evening.

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Please note that if you would like to help in the classroom during celebrations or join us on field trips, you MUST fill out a volunteer form.  This has to be done for each new school year.

Thank you!

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This is pretty exciting news! I hope you are able to take advantage of this unique opportunity.


Every Kid In A ParkDid you know that you own millions of acres of national parks, historic structures, cultural artifacts, ancient forests, snow-capped mountains, and clear blue lakes? Our federal public lands and waters belong to all Americans and are waiting for you to explore them! You can get your Every Kid in a Park pass at, the official website where parents, educators, and kids can learn more.

To help engage and create our next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates, the White House, in partnership with the Federal Land Management agencies, launched the Every Kid in a Park initiative. The immediate goal is to provide an opportunity for each and every 4th grade student across the country to experience their federal public lands and waters in person throughout the 2015-2016 school year.

Beginning September 1st all kids in the fourth grade have access to their own Every Kid in a Park pass at This pass provides free access to national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and more!

The Every Kid in a Park pass is good for the 2015-2016 school year, until August 31, 2016. Information on obtaining the pass is available by visiting

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The Wheels are Really Rolling

We are now in the second week of school and continue to work on classroom expectations and procedures. As you will see, we are finally starting homework. Students worked on setting up a homework agenda and we discussed how word study is organized. You may need to go over the directions for word study with your child.

Please be on the lookout for Cougar Folders tomorrow.

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No School Monday!

Reminder, that Monday is a holiday for students and teachers.

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Conferences are Thursday.  You will still come at the original time you signed up for.  I look forward to seeing you and discussing your child’s progress.

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Book Fair!

Our Book Fair Will Be Open Feb. 23rd-28th!


Monday 1:50-3:30pm

 Tuesday 7:20-7:45am

         Wednesday 7:20-7:45am

        Thursday  7:20-7:45am

Students may bring money in with a wish list to make purchases without an adult. Credit, Debit, checks,
and cash accepted. Checks should be made out to
Three Chopt Elementary PTA.

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Spring Picture Day

This is reminder that Tuesday, February 24th is spring picture day.  We will take class pictures at this time.  If you would like to order a class picture you must do so tomorrow.

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Welcome Back from Break!

We have jumped right back into the fire with the work we are covering. Students will have a Virginia Studies test on Friday, with mini quizzes along the way. Please make sure your child is completing nightly study guides as a review. There will be a lot of information covered.

Let’s get the new year started off RIGHT!

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