Room B9

We are a NUT FREE classroom this year

       This includes peanuts and tree nuts. Please ensure that your child brings a healthy, nut free snack to eat each day in the classroom. Products containing nuts can be eaten for lunch as there is a nut free table for those students with allergies. Any student consuming products containing nuts will be asked to wash their hands prior to returning to the classroom.

        If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact myself or Mrs. Schoemer, our school nurse at 508-987-6066. Please refer to the safe snack list if needed. 

Thank you for helping to keep all students safe!


Dear Parents/Guardians,

It has been a great first half of the year! We are working hard and learning to maintain a growth mindset; the belief that our talents and abilities can be developed through hard work and perseverance. This can be a difficult concept for students to understand so I use the metaphor that our brain is like a muscle, the more we exercise it the stronger it will become.

Students are assigned homework regularly as a way to reinforce and support classroom learning. Homework should take approximately 45 minutes a night. If you find that your child is taking much longer to complete homework, please reach out to me. Please try to make a habit of checking your child’s planner and folder each night and initialing their planner when they have completed their assignments.

It is my belief that students are most successful when teachers and parents work closely with one another and maintain an open line of communication. In order to support that belief, I  utilize ClassDojo in my classroom. This program allows for me to share photos, notices and important classroom information with you in real-time. If you have not yet signed up, I would highly encourage you to do so.

We are half-way through a wonderful year full of learning and fun! I look forward to continuing to work with you and your child as we help them to grow as a friend, a reader, a writer, a scientist, a mathematician, a thinker, and so much more! Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns at any time.


Mrs. Jessica Torteson-Allen


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  • 2/18/19-2/22/19- February Break!!!
  • 2/25/19-3/1/19- Dr. Seuss Spirit Week
  • Tuesday, 2/26- Bingo for Books (A-K)
  • Wednesday, 2/27- Bingo for Books (L-Z)
  • Thursday, 2/28- Dr. Seuss Night (6-7:30pm)
  • Monday, 3/4- Book Fair Purchase Day
  • Friday, 3/15- No School (Teacher PD)

*(for a complete list of events, please visit the district calendar at

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**IMPORTANT- If your child has a change to their dismissal plan, please be sure to send in a note with your child.**

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Our Specialist Schedule runs on a 6 day rotation. 

Monday: Music
Tuesday: Art
Wednesday: Computers
Thursday: Library (Remember your book!)
FridayGym (Sneakers please!)


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Wonders Reading Program has an online component that allows students and parents to easily access weekly stories, vocabulary and games to reinforce concepts and strategies taught in the classroom.


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EnvisionMath has an online component that allows students and parents to easily access current topics to help with homework or review concepts previously taught.


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(Donations of any of the following items would be greatly appreciated!)
          • Clorox Wipes
          • Tissues
          • Colored Expo Markers
          • Black Expo Markers
          • Board Games
          • Legos
          • Stickers

Our Scholastic Reading Club class order code is: NPPJ7 

Mrs. Torteson-Allen
Grade 3 - Room B9
Clara Barton Elementary School

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  • Scholastic is a great resource that connects students with books they love. Every purchase made helps support our classroom with FREE books!
  • Xtramath is a free web program that helps students learn, practice and master their basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts.
  • Lexile will match readers with texts and will help your reader find the perfect book for them.
  • ABCya is t
    he leader in educational games for kids!
  • Fact Monster  is a great resource for projects, reports and endless information.

"When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind." - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer 
-R.J. Palacio, Wonder