Third Grade Classroom Information
Select your child’s teacher hyperlinked in blue below to see the full list of volunteer opportunities in their classroom. If purchasing food or drink for a class party or event, please note the classroom size and allergy precautions listed below.
Each class at POPCS has a number of PTF Room Representatives who help coordinate the events listed below. The 2017-2018 third grade representatives are as follows:
Mrs. Knott’s classroom:
Teacher Assistant: Linette Stockton
Lead Classroom Rep: Jennifer Wright
Assistant Classroom Rep:
Mrs. Davis classroom:
Teacher Assistant: Linette Stockton
Lead Classroom Rep: Melissa Devereux
Assistant Classroom Rep:
Although the events listed below are not PTF sponsored they are supported and staffed by PTF members and families. These events are for the entire 3rd grade year. Field trip volunteers will be gathered through separate email requests as they are planned. Any 3rd grade family is welcome and encouraged to get involved and participate. Thank you in advance for your help. You make a difference.
Teacher Appreciation Lunch Relief
To show our thanks to our amazing faculty and staff, PTF sponsors special lunches throughout the school year. Help is always needed to help cover lunch duty school wide. Dates are October 20, 2017, December 6, 2017 and April 18, 2018.
This event sponsored by the PE department is designed to provide every 2nd and 3rd-grade student an opportunity to learn safe bicycling skills. Parents are responsible for dropping off and picking up their child’s bike and helmet on Friday, September 22. Place a piece of masking tape on the seat of your child’s bike and helmet with your child’s name, grade and teacher clearly written. Volunteers are needed to bring water and help at stations.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing Field Trip
On Wednesday, October 18, the third-grade class will visit the U.S. Department of Treasury in Ft. Worth and explore how currency is made. The production of U.S. currency is not an easy or simple task, but one that involves highly trained and skilled craftspeople, specialized equipment, and a combination of traditional old world printing techniques merged with sophisticated, cutting edge technology. The students will leave in the morning and be back before afternoon carpool.
Harvest Hoe Down
This event is sponsored by the PE department as a celebration of fall and a culmination of the rhythm and dance unit in PE. Each grade learns several dances and performs a specific dance before the entire school and parents on Friday, October 27. This event is a great photo opportunity so don’t forget your cameras!
The Holiday Mannerly Meal is a plated lunch served by parents. Third graders arrive; stand behind assigned chairs, sing a blessing and boy’s seat the girls. Filled plates should already be on the tables when students arrive. The students at each table will pass dessert platter and butter. Parents serve juice and water. Girls will wear holiday dresses and boys will wear dress slacks or uniform pants, with button up dress shirt or long sleeve dress uniform shirt. The Mannerly Meal will take place on Friday, December 8 from 11:30-12:15. Set up/Clean up 8:00-1:00. All volunteers must attend a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, November 14 at 4:00 p.m. in Mrs. Knotts’ room 1006.. All volunteers must attend a mandatory meeting.
Volunteers will be needed to provide snacks, drinks, and paper products, set up. The party will take place on Friday, December 15 from 10:30-11:00am. Please drop off your items in the morning.
The theme for Engineering Day is to “Imagine, Design and Create!” through a series of stations that include: LEGO racers, Pipe Cleaner Towers, Hoop Gliders, Geodesic Domes, and Puff Mobiles. Students will use skill to test their designs through engineering principles learned in the STEM curriculum. Parents work with the students to guide them through each of the stations. At the end of the day the students will take their designs home and work on them to build a “better mousetrap.” This event takes place on Friday, January 26. All volunteers must attend both mandatory planning meetings. The first meeting is Monday, January 8 from 7-8 p.m., and the second meeting is Monday, January 22 from 7-8 p.m. Meetings will take place in Mrs. Knotts’ classroom 1006.
Ft. Worth Museum of Science and History
Third grade will visit the Ft. Worth Museum of Science and History on Friday, February 16. The students will explore three fascinating exhibits. First, third grade will enter into the planetarium to learn about the Earth, Sun, and Moon. Next, the students will use all five senses to explore the museum of science and natural history. Last but not least, the students will experience the OMNI Theater. The students will leave early in the morning and be back before afternoon carpool. More details to come.
Volunteers will be needed to provide snacks, drinks, and paper products, game, set up and clean up. The party will take place on Wednesday, February 14. Please drop off your items in the morning.
Achievement Testing Week
Third-grade students will be taking their achievement tests during the week of February 26-March 2. Volunteers are needed to provide snacks and water every day that week. Please drop off your items in the morning.
Volunteers will be needed to provide snacks, drinks, and paper products, game, set up and clean up. The party will take place on Tuesday, April 3 from 2:30-3:00 pm. Please drop off your items in the morning.
The third-grade Outdoor Education Field Trip is on Friday, April 20. If you want to volunteer for this event, you must choose to attend one of the two mandatory meetings. The first meeting is Tuesday, March 20 at 4 pm. The second option Wednesday, March 21 at 7pm. The meetings will be held in classroom, #1001. More details about this event will be outlined at the planning meetings. This event requires lots of parent volunteers. All volunteer sign ups will be during the informational meetings.
End of the year fun filled athletic celebration/competition between all of the 1st through 5th grade children attending Lutheran schools in Dallas. Each school has children competing in 6 different field events designed to give kids a taste of track & field, healthy competition and just plain fun. Volunteers will be needed to provide water, snacks, blankets, canopies, and event helper. Field Day occurs on Friday, May 4 from 9am-12:00pm. Please drop off your items in the morning or bring to the field with you.
Mary Heads Carter Park
The students take the POPCS bus to Mary Heads Carter Park in Carrollton where they spend the day playing outside. The bus leaves at 9:00am and returns at 1:00pm. Wear shorts and development t-shirt. Parents and siblings are welcome. Students may be dismissed from the park with parents or classmate’s parent with signed permission. This event occurs on Wednesday, May 23. Volunteers are needed to bring snacks, drinks, coolers, and ice. Please drop off your items in the morning.
Field Trip Chaperones
Chaperones going on a class field trip will need to drive their own car and be prepared to pay their own admissions unless they are the designated bus chaperones. Only two parents will be able to ride the buses with the children. Some field trips will only allow two parent chaperones total (such as theater field trips); so more information will be given per field trip.