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Friday, September 21, 2012

Volunteer Calendar


Firstly, thank you for offering to help in our classroom this year. More than ever, your help is an invaluable part of our learning community. With the organizational help of Susie Wilson, I have posted a draft of our October calendar for you to view. Please let me know if you have any changes or questions about the calendar. If you turned in a volunteer application but do not see your name on the calendar please let me know as well. In addition, before you can volunteer in the classroom you need to complete a quick background check. This can be found on the Beaverton School District home page. Please click on the "hand print" icon to complete the short background check. Please disregard this if you have already completed the background check. Thank you, and have a wonderful weekend.

Homework due on Monday!

-Brian Pfaff

Monday, September 17, 2012


To clarify a couple points about homework:

-all homework is to be turned in on Monday in homework folder provided (unless there is no school, then it is to be turned in on Tuesday)
-your Reading Log should come back each week, so that I can see what books you are reading
-this will be the last week that I copy homework  for those families that have indicated that they can print from home, so starting next week (9/24) you will need to print your own homework
-if you can print homework from home, but keep getting homework copies from school, please let me know as soon as possible and will stop doing so
-Tic-Tac-Toe spelling activities need to include challenge words (10 vocabulary words)
-challenge/vocabulary words can be found on the blog or printed on the back of the writing homework bi-fold
-spelling tests are always on Friday, so spelling homework should be completed before the Friday test
-however, do not turn in the spelling homework (Tic-Tac-Toe) early, but make sure it is with the homework that is turned in on Monday
-if you have questions with some of the math homework, you can try and click on the Everyday Math link under the "Helpful Websites" heading

Hope this helps,

Brian Pfaff

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Welcome Back To School!

September 13, 2012
Dear Parent(s),

Welcome to another school year!  My name is Brian Pfaff and I will be your child's third grade teacher.  I am so excited to be working with you and your child this year. I look forward to getting to know your child and to the adventure we will have together this school year.

We know that good teaching begins with making your child feel at home in our classroom. We want all of our  students to come together as a learning community  made of  unique individuals, each with his or her own learning styles, interests, history and hopes.  Would you help us with this by  taking a moment to write about your child?  What is your child like?  What are the things that you, as a parent, know would be important for us to know?  What are your child's interests?  We want to know how your child thinks and how you see your child as a learner and a person.  Please take a moment to write us and share your thoughts and insights.  You can either mail this letter to me at school, send it with your child or email it.  The mailing address is:

Teacher's Name c/o Sexton Mountain Elementary
15645 SW Sexton Mountain Drive
Beaverton, OR 97007

Thank you for taking the time to do this!  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call (503)672-3560.  We look forward to working with you this year!

-Mr. Pfaff