Welcome Back! I hope you all enjoyed your summer vacation!

It is with great pleasure that I welcome your child to my third grade class. I am looking forward to a fun, productive year! There's a lot of excitement ahead of us, including new teachers to meet, new books to read, new friends to make, and new skills to master.

I hold high expectations for students and expect that all students will strive to put their best foot forward at all times. In order to provide my students with the educational atmosphere they deserve, the following expectations will be in effect at all times: Be Prepared, Be Responsible,

Be Respectful, Be Productive, Be Safe, and Follow all procedures and guidelines at Clara Barton School.


Homework will be assigned daily. Please make homework a priority as it reinforces what is taught in school. It is helpful to establish a certain time every night to complete and review the work with your child. The following assignments are ongoing: read daily to improve reading fluency and practice basic math facts for automaticity. To help students keep track of assignments, a homework folder and assignment book will be provided. Please initial the planner daily as the homework is completed and checked. Planners and homework folders will be brought home each day and must come back to school the next day.


I believe that a healthy classroom environment has open and supportive communication between parents, students, and the teacher.  Working as a team will have a positive impact on your child’s learning. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. You can email me at jgonyea@oxps.org or call me at school at 508-987-6066. As the year progresses, I will keep you informed of any special projects and assignments. Together we can make this a wonderful, positive third grade experience for your child.





Mrs. Gonyea 









             *Important Events*
           *Wed., August 31Meet & Greet with Mrs. Wiley, principal

* 1:00-2:00pm: Incoming grade 2 students and families
     * 2:30-3:30pm: Incoming grade 3 students and families
* 3:30-4:30pm: Incoming grade 4 students and families

Tues., September 6First day of school

Thurs., September 15Open House 6-8pm
Mon., September 26- Picture Day
Mon., October 10- No School (Columbus Day)