Welcome to the third grade with Mrs. Festen!. A bit about me. Education Pepperdine University B.A. English M.A. Education Santa Monica Montessori Institute. Family. Husband: Mark Barrett : Freshman at Emerson College Jack: 9 th Grade Kate: 7 th Grade Dog: Potter Cat: Zelda
Santa Monica Montessori Institute
Barrett : Freshman at Emerson College
Fish: lost track of names
Have your child eat a snack before they begin homework
Remind your child to use their textbooks, class notes, lists, and online support (teacher page links)
Do the reading and math log daily. It can be overwhelming to complete on a Thursday night!
Please review and sign your child’s agenda daily
Encourage your child to have their homework/agenda/books in their backpack the night before ready to go. Avoid morning chaos!
Please do not turn in forgotten homework for your child. Let them take responsibility!
School begins promptly at 8:30. Plan to arrive by 8:15 so your child won’t feel rushed.
Bring a labeled water bottle to school each day. Please ensure that your child gets a good night’s rest, eats a protein-filled breakfast, and brings a healthy snack each day!
Comfort letters: need as soon as possible, include a family photo
Change of clothes: label a gallon size Ziplock bag, send in as soon as possible
Field Trips: California Science Center, Autry Western Heritage Museum, GCC Planetarium, Tree People
ERB Testing: do not schedule any doctor appointments, please be on time, make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast
Class Parties: story and/or game that doesn’t require purchases