Teacher's Name: Mrs. Michelle Norris

Grade/Subject:   Third Grade 

Contact:  mnorris@stjohnskenmore.com

Welcome March! 

Third grade has many things to look forward in February, including continuing with our Lenten Journey.  In addition to our daily prayers and preparations, 3rd graders will attend a Penance Prayer Service and the live "Stations of the Cross" later this month.  And of course, we look forward to celebrating Mass with Bishop Malone, too!

We will also enjoy having members from the Buffalo Bandits Lacrosse Team teach our gym class one day!  

Finally, we will look forward to the start of our Easter Recess that begins later this month.

A Special Request  

PLEASE spend 5 minutes EVERYDAY practicing multiplication facts, including during the Winter Recess.  If your child is able to spend a little more time practicing, that would be terrific!  However, a minimum of 5 minutes of day practice is truly required to assist your child's memorization process.  Truly, this is a skill that will be used for the rest of their years at school and it is vitally important for students to have them memorized.  Just as quickly as the answer for 2 + 3 is...students should likewise be able to just as quickly answer all multiplication facts from 1 to 12. (For example, 1 x 12, 2 x, 12...all the way up to 12 x 12).  Thank you for helping your child find success! 

Calendar Reminders for March:

Thursday, March 1stMass with Bishop Malone at 9 AM in the church--join us in prayer!    

Thursday & Friday March 1st and 2nd:  Theme Basket Bonanza at lunches!  

Sunday, March 4th:  Home School's Association Theme Basket Auction at 1 PM in Klauder Hall.  Don't miss out on the fun!  

Tuesday, March 6thBuffalo Bandits teach a special gym class to our 3rd grade class--please pack gym clothes today (and on our regular gym day, too!); Also, $1 Dress Down Bandits colors for Catholic Charities.  

Monday, March 12th:  No School--Staff Development "STREAM" Day!

Tuesday, March 13th:  Assembly with Dairy Farmers of WNY and $1 Dress Down St. Patrick's colors for Catholic Charities

Friday, March 16th:  Irish Dancer's Assembly

Saturday, March 17th:  Happy St. Patrick's Day

Tuesday, March 20th:  $1 Dress Down for Catholic Charities (No specific theme) & Penance Service for Grade 3

Friday, March 23rd:  Stations of the Cross at 1:10 p.m. in the Church (led by our 8th graders)

Saturday, March 24th:  First Communion Retreat from 11 AM to 12:30 p.m. in the Reina Room and Church

Sunday, March 25th:  Palm Sunday

Tuesday, March 27th:  Dress Down Catholic Charities (No specific theme)

Wednesday, March 28th:  Early Dismissal at 11 AM; Easter Recess begins.

Thursday, March 29th:  Holy Thursday

Friday, March 30th:  Good Friday

Saturday, March 31st:  Holy Saturday

A Special Note--Join Us in Prayer!

Bishop Malone will visit the students and faculty of St. John's School on Thursday, March 1st, which includes a special Mass at 9 AM in the church.  Families, friends, parishioners, and alums are all welcome to attend! 

Please join us in prayer together! 


The following is the weekly listing of our specials:

Monday:  Gym--please be sure your child packs gym clothes.

Tuesday:  Library--please be sure your child returns borrowed library books.

Wednesday:  Art

Thursday:  Music--please remind your child to bring his/her book and recorder.

Friday:  Computers