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Franklin Borough School
Grade 3


Teachers can be contacted by calling (973)-827-9775 and entering the extension next to their names.


Teaching Staff

Mr. Ryan Ellis - ext. 437

Mrs. Alison Hendershot - ext. 445

Ms. Mary Hocking - ext. 471

Mrs. Natalie Lewis - ext. 447

Ms. Brianne McGlone - ext. 404

Ms. Alyssa Pisauro - ext. 428

Mrs. Courtney Savino - ext. 443

Ms. Melissa Storch - ext. 427

Mrs. Shannon Zaremba - ext. 429


Mr Ellis, Mrs. Hendershot, Mrs. Lewis

rellis@fboe.org  |  ahendershot@fboe.org | nlewis@fboe.org

Web Update
May 2017
Third Grade

The end of the school year is quickly approaching. Students need to continue to work hard in class and at home. We cannot stress enough how important it is for your child to read and practice all basic math facts on a regular basis.

The third graders are doing a great job getting ready for the State Fair! They are enjoying finding out facts about “their” state. Please continue working on the 3D project and the costume at home. We’ll take care of the rest. Hope to see you at the fair on June 1st.

Our field trip is on Tuesday, May 9th. We are going to the School of Conservation in Branchville, rain or shine. Please make sure your child dresses appropriately and brings a bagged lunch with his/her name on it. There is a small souvenir shop, so if your child brings money please label the envelope with his/her name.

Field Day is on Friday, May 26th. Please apply sunscreen/bug spray at home. Students may bring a water bottle with his/her name on it. Details about teams will be announced as the date gets closer. Field Day is a half day.

We look forward to spending the rest of the school year with your child.


Ms. Hocking

Ms. McGlone

May already?! Time sure flies! Spring is upon us and so is the last marking period! Our class is all set to start learning division this month in math class, and the students are all very excited! Everyone has done well with multiplication and learning their facts. Division will start with dividing a group into equal groups using different manipulatives like blocks and counters. I’m excited to tackle division, and I know the students will enjoy it! Please make sure your child completes his or her homework daily to reinforce what is learned in class.

In language arts, we are focused on capitalization and punctuation. Students will also start writing a personal narrative about a memory they have. The friendly letters came out great, so I have high expectations for the narratives! We are also reading every day and always working to improve our reading skills. The students have been learning about finding the main idea and cause and effect as well as reading with expression. Please continue to read daily with your child!

We are working on our state projects in social studies. The third graders are working hard to put together their projects for the state fair, and the fourth graders are working on a state book. The students love finding new facts about their state(s), and they are learning a lot!

Have a great spring! Thank you for the continued support!


catching butterflies


Mrs. Savino


In language arts, we will start Unit 7! Students will learn how laws and rules keep us safe. Students will edit their own writing to strengthen grammar. They will write an explanatory text.


In second grade math, students will read times shown on analog and digital clocks.


In third grade math, students will learn about measurements. They will continue to practice their multiplication and division facts. PARCC testing begins on May 3rd.



Ms. Storch


Mrs. Zaremba

smiling sun

The warm weather has finally arrived! There are many important dates to keep in mind as we make our way through the month of May. Our school play will be held on May 8th at 1 p.m. for senior citizens. The third graders will go on their class trip on May 9th. Please be sure to pack a bag lunch. Field day will be held on Friday, May. 26th. Students will dismiss at 12:30 p.m.. Please look for a notice that will be sent home about team colors. Lastly, school will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 29th.

In language arts, we have begun reading Stuart Little as our class novel. The students have been working in groups on a book report throughout the story and will be graded on their participation in class. In social studies, we are finishing a unit on the Boston Tea Party. The students have been working on various activities as well as a daily paragraph edit on this topic.

Please remember to read with your child at least 10 minutes every night. Fourth graders need 3 AR points by the end of the marking period.


Students will receive two pieces of homework every night. They always have spelling and math homework. Please be sure to check the planner to find out exactly what the assignment is supposed to be. Also, please be sure to sign your child’s homework planner every night. It is important to have an open line of communication, and this is a great way to have questions answered. Please help your child with homework if he/she does not understand it. I do not want anyone to be frustrated. A spelling test will be given every Friday, so please help your child study.


If you have any questions, feel free to email me at szaremba@fboe.org

Thank you,

Mrs. Zaremba







Last update May 12, 2017