Welcome to Ms. Garcia's Third Grade!


-Barnes & Noble in Deer Park hosted a fundraiser for St. Mary's on Saturday, December 10th.  Our class had the highest attendance and we won a dress-down day!  The third graders did a super job in their singing performance!       Also, I wanted to THANK YOU ALL for the tremendous number of books that were purchased for my class library.  They are much appreciated by me and the students!!


VSP day on the Friday after ASPIRE testing, April 28, 2017.

____________________________________________________________The third graders will be assisting at the Mass on Sunday, March 12.  Please click the link below to RSVP if your child will be in attendance or not. 



-We chose our country for Kids Around the World.  I think the kids are excited about the one they received!  We drew countries randomly so everyone would have an equal-opportunity learning experience.  This project is due on Monday, February 13th, and the presentation is on Wednesday, February 15th.

-On Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14th, we will be having a small, in-class celebration.  In addition to bringing cards and/or treat bags for ALL 20 of their classmates, they may bring a small snack to share in class as well.  They may bring a decorated shoe box, bag or milk jug to hold their Valentines on Monday the 13th or 14th.

-Six Flags Great America Read to Succeed sheets went home on 1/5/17.  The kiddos DO NOT need to read any additional time...you may simply count the required 360 minutes for January and Voila!  Due February 22nd.

Class Schedule:  

Monday-  Spanish, P.E. (wear gym uniform)

Tuesday- Computers, Music

Wednesday- Library (books due!)

Thursday- P.E., Art (wear gym uniform)

Friday- Music, STEM

-Please be sure students wear their gym uniforms each Monday and Thursday.

-Green sheets and monthly reading calendars are due every Monday!


Chloe             John B.        Madeline          Anand               

Denis             Joshua          Jackson            Thaema           

Michael         Samviti         Anna                Camilla   

Kaitlin            Olivia            Aaryan             Mark

Ben                Lilly               D'Angelo          John W.

December News

posted Dec 8, 2016, 1:49 PM by Catherine Garcia

Newsletter #3

posted Nov 11, 2016, 2:58 PM by Catherine Garcia

Newsletter #2

posted Nov 4, 2016, 12:48 PM by Catherine Garcia   [ updated Dec 8, 2016, 1:51 PM ]

November will be the first month that we will be doing book reports.  It will be due on Thursday, December 1st.  The rubric will be attached on the back of the assignment sheet.  Students are welcome to use the book that they are using for their November reading calendar for their book report book.  

In case you haven't checked it out, please take a look at my website (listed below).  I have posted on it what our weekly focuses are in the various subject areas.  I also update the homework on there nightly (when possible!).

November is a very busy month, with the end of the trimester and conferences and all.  Please be sure to sign up for a conference as soon as the schedule is posted (should be by the end of the week) so we can meet to discuss the progress of your child!

This Friday, November 11 is JA in a Day.  A Junior Achievement volunteer will be in to run this program from 10-2pm that day.  Report cards will be sent home on November 17th, and conferences will be held on Monday, November 21st after a half-day of school for the kiddos.

Please note that our third graders will be leading the Thanksgiving Celebration Mass on Friday the 18th. It would be wonderful to have the majority of you all there!  I will be designating roles for the children, and be assured that if they don't have a part this time, I will be sure to assign them a role of importance in the future!  We lead another Mass in both April and May.

In accordance with our Catholic beliefs, we will have the opportunity to write greeting cards to the residents at Addolorata Villa who may not be fortunate enough to have relatives nearby this holiday season.  My class will be writing Thanksgiving cards for the residents.  What a neat opportunity to show our creativity and holiday spirit!

As always, if you have any concerns at all, please reach out to me at cgarcia@stmarybg.org.
Hoping to see you all at the Jingle Jubilee next Saturday night!
Have a wonderful extended weekend, and Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs!!


posted Nov 1, 2016, 10:29 AM by Catherine Garcia

Mr. Reyes was so kind to stop by and photograph our class during the Halloween party.  Check out their expressions!  PRICELESS!  Please use the link and pass code to view the 100 photos!  
Go to this website.  www.norphotos.com

Click on “GUESTS” Access code is : smhp1641

Newsletter #1

posted Oct 28, 2016, 3:04 PM by Catherine Garcia

Here it is!  What you've been waiting for!!

Introduction to parents

posted Oct 28, 2016, 1:36 PM by Catherine Garcia   [ updated Oct 28, 2016, 1:37 PM ]

Halloween Party

posted Oct 20, 2016, 1:18 PM by Catherine Garcia

I have sent a Sign-Up Genius to all of you who are on my email list.  In case the link doesn't work, you can try this one:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090B4FA8AE23A6FA7-halloween   The party will be on Monday the 31st of October in the 4 classrooms used by the third and fourth graders.  I already have 2 volunteers, but am looking for a third to sign up on the "Genius."  Please let me know if any of you can come up with a fun game to play at one of the stations.  Thanks!!!

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