3-1 (Mrs. Considine)

‚ÄčWelcome to the third grade for the 2017-2018 school year!

Regarding Mrs. Considine. . .


My name is Mrs. Anne Considine.  I'm so happy to be a member of the St. Christopher family, and I'm enthusiastically looking forward to working with you all.  

Teaching is a second career for me.  After working in business for many years and then raising my three young children, I decided to return to school to become a teacher. I completed an undergraduate program in elementary education and attained a Masters degree in Literacy Studies. I graduated from both of these programs with distinction. I'm permanently certified in elementary education and reading.

I am a product of the Catholic school system here on Long Island, as are my husband and our three children.  I've taught full time in two Catholic schools and served as a substitute teacher in three others, simultaneously.

My children are all grown now and out on their own.  My husband and I enjoy going into Manhattan to visit them. We love the energy and the culture of the city!  I also enjoy gardening, the beach, snowy days, and rea
ding.


We're off to a great start for the new school year!


IMPORTANT OCTOBER DATES:

Wednesday, October 4th Noon Dismissal, Faculty Meeting
Monday, October 9th SCHOOL CLOSED, Columbus Day
Tuesday, October 10th Winter uniforms begin
Sunday, October 15th  9:30 Mass, Grade 3
Monday, October 16th Board games begin, Grades 3 & 4
Tuesday, 10/17-Friday, 10/20 IOWA testing
Monday, October 23rd 11:00 dismissal, Confirmation
Tuesday, October 24th Photo retakes
Thursday, October 26th 7:00 p.m., Grade 3 Prayer Service
Tuesday, October 31st 9:00 a.m., School Mass
Halloween Party, after school
Wednesday, November 1st SCHOOL CLOSED, All Saints Day 



IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:


Thursday morning, November 16th  3rd Grade Thanksgiving Play

Don't forget that the Christmas concert has been changed from Wednesday, December 20th to Wednesday, December 13th!  Mark your calendars!




Communicating with me:

You can reach me, Monday through Friday (through 3:00 pm.on Friday), via email at
aconsidine@stchris-school.org.  If you have something pressing, the best way to reach me is by writing me a note.  I'm so busy with the children during the day that I often don't see my email until the end of the day.  Each morning I ask the children to check their folders for notes for me, so if you've written to me, I'll definitely get your note.  


READING BOOKS!!!

I'm a huge proponent of children reading books.  I have numerous books in the classroom that the children may borrow.  Each child must have a book to read with them at all times, each and every day, beginning with the first day of school.  They may read one of my classroom books. They may bring a book from home, the public library, or the school library.  I look forward to hearing about the many different books that the children are reading!   We love making book recommendations to our friends! 


CHANGES IN DISMISSAL PLANS

If your child's dismissal plan changes, I must have a note.  I cannot release a child to anyone other than a designated guardian without a note signed by the parent.  State law requires a written signature.  This is for your child's safety.  If I don't have a note, I have to bring your child and the person that came to pick him/her up to the office.  The office will then have to call the parent to get authorization.  No one is ever happy when I have to do this, so please, please, to make things easier for everyone, send in a signed note.   


GENTLE REMINDERS REGARDING HOMEWORK AND ASSESSMENT PACKAGES

Please sign your child's planner and each page of homework every night.   Make sure that the homework that you sign corresponds with what is in the planner.  I appreciate your diligence regarding this matter!  It really makes a difference for your child!  There's a direct correlation between student success and parents' interest in his/her schoolwork.  

Assessment packages go home every Friday.  Please sign the cover sheet and return the whole package on Monday.  I keep these papers on file.  Thank you!


IMPORTANT:

Please, please, please encourage your child to ask questions in class if they don't understand something, particularly during Math.  I always ask them to raise their hands if they're confused.

I go over the homework each day.  If they've had a problem with the homework,  they have to let me know.  Thanks for your cooperation.

  

SPECIALS SCHEDULE:

Monday Computer 10:52-11:32
Tuesday  Art 10:10-10:50
Wednesday Gym 10:52-11:32 Music  1:01-1:41
Thursday Library 1:43-2:23
Friday Gym 1:43-2:23


LUNCH:

Recess 11:34-11:54
Cafeteria 11:54-12:14