Elementary and Middle School Blessed Trinity Catholic School

Third Grade

Mrs. Renee Bascon

email: bascon@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

 “Those who hope in the Lord… will soar on wings like eagles.” Isaiah 40:31

Updated: Oct. 1, 2023

Dear 3rd grade families,

Thank you again for the generous Coffee Item donations and thank you to Kobe’s mom for putting our basket together so beautifully! Those students who contributed an item will have a nonuniform day this coming Monday. PE shorts and sneakers must be worn.

Family-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 19 and 20. Please let me know if you cannot keep your scheduled time. We can reschedule for a day and time to following week.

Grade 3 will visit the Book Fair during our Media time this Tuesday, Oct. 3. Please send in money for them to shop in a baggie or envelope, or even easier- create an eWallet account and they can shop online. eWallet is a cash-free, worry-free digital payment account for families to contribute to my classroom bookshelf. Every purchase benefits our school!

Every student should be reading daily and taking AR tests when they complete their books. I will take the 3 highest AR test grades averaged together for a test grade in Reading every quarter. The books must be on their AR level. The last day for students to take an AR test to count for the first quarter is this coming Wed., October 4.

We are now on the final lesson of our first unit in our Reading/ Skills Practice. This week (Less. 6) we have a review Spelling test and no English grammar. Later in the week the students will take a review test which covers the entire Unit 1. No need to study for this test.


Assessments this week:

Wed., Oct. 4:

–              Un. 1 Less. 6 “White Spider’s Gift” Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Test

–              Math Quiz Ch. 3 Less. 1-3

Thurs., Oct. 5:

–              Spelling Test on Review words from Un. 1 (see attachment)

Fri., Oct. 6:

–              Religion Ch. 4 Test

Upcoming School Activities:

Monday, Oct. 2: Nonuniform day for Coffee Donations

Monday, Oct. 2:  Blessing of the Pets at 8:05 am

Tuesday, Oct. 3: 3rd grade visits the Book Fair

Wednesday, Oct. 4: Grandparents’ Day

Monday, Oct. 9: No School

Thursday, Oct. 12: End of Frist Quarter

Friday, Oct. 13: No School

Monday, Oct. 16: Vision Screening

Monday- Friday, Oct. 16-20: Red Ribbon Week

Thurs., and Fri., Oct. 19 and 20: Dismissal at 12:15 (we will have lunchtime)/ Family- Teacher Conferences

Saturday, Oct. 21: BTCS Fall Festival

Monday- Friday, Oct. 23-27: Health Awareness Week (HAW)

Tuesday, Oct. 24: Individual Picture Retakes

Wednesday, Nov. 8: 3rd Grade Confessions

Friday, Nov. 17: Annual Thanksgiving Feast

Monday, Nov. 20: Dismissal at 12:15

Tuesday- Friday, Nov. 21-24: Thanksgiving Break

EAGLE T-SHIRT DAYS: Oct. 5, Oct. 12 & Oct. 16. Students must wear jeans, sneakers, and socks with the Eagle T-shirt. On Monday and Thursday PE Days, 3rd Grade students may wear BT’s PE shorts with the Eagle T-shirt.


AR (Accelerated Reading)-

Students are required to read and take a minimum of 3 accelerated reader tests per quarter within his/ her reading level, striving for 80% accuracy. Your student’s reading level will be listed at the back of their planner. Please encourage your child to read 25 minutes daily!



PE is on Mondays and Thursdays. Please send your child to school on those days in their PE Uniform with sneakers. No jewelry except small post- style earrings on PE days!


Opportunity (Help) Sessions for 3rd graders are held on Thursday afternoons from 2:50-3:30 for students needing extra help with Math or Reading. Please email me or send a note in the green folder if you’d like your child to attend.


Your child will learn so much this year- spelling, vocabulary, grammar, writing, reading, handwriting, math, social studies, science, and religion.

The most important lessons I hope they learn, and I aim to teach are:

  1. Be responsible, organized, and prepared.
  2. Always try your best even when it’s difficult.
  3. Love learning, especially reading (which is at the core of all academic subjects).
  4. Love of our Lord and our Catholic Faith.

I am excited to have your child in my class and look forward to a fun and successful year with them! Please feel free to contact me with any questions, issues, or concerns throughout the year. I will update the BTCS 3rd grade website page weekly with important class information, as well as sending emails.

** Please send me a note if you are not receiving my emails!