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It is with great excitement that The Villages Charter School will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary on Friday, May 1st. In honor of this special occasion , we will be taking a group photo on Tuesday, April 28th. Please have your child wear their green uniform shirt next Tuesday. Every student will be included in the photo regardless if they are wearing a green uniform shirt or not.

All students that purchased a 15 year celebration shirt can wear it to school on Friday, May 1st with school appropriate bottoms of their choice.


The Villages Charter School has grown from just over 300 students when opened in the fall of 2000 to over 3,200 students this year. Please be sure to read the flyer concerning enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year. I have attached a copy of the flyer below as a PDF document titled VCS Enrollment 2015-2016. If you have any questions, you may contact Tara Millow.


 Important Reminders:

I have placed the powerpoints below as PDF Documents that were shared at this years Third Grade Parent Night. There is useful information on FSA, Writing and Cold Reads.

Below is a link to the Sunshine State Young Reader Awards for you to view. The students have already enjoyed seeing this presentation in class with Mrs. Lyons.

Please sign your child's AR Tracking Sheet that is located in the plastic sleeve of your child's red take home folder.

I have placed my Open House powerpoint presentation below as a PDF document. 

Usernames and Passwords for Connected and ThinkCentral have been placed on labels and can be found in the front of your child's agenda! You now can access to our Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies books and online materials. I will attach directions below for each as a PDF. If you are having any difficulty accessing these materials online at home, please let me know.

Please initial all of your child's homework after you have reviewed each assignment for completeness, accuracy and neatness. Agenda planners need to be initialed on a daily basis after all homework assignments have been completed and checked. 


Helpful Hints:

Our lunch is every day from 11:08-11:33 in Cafeteria 1.

 PI Opportunities: If anyone is interested in PI opportunities, please send me an email or give me a call! Thank you for all of your help and support. I have PI projects that can be done in school or at home!

 A Glance at Our Week: April 27th-May 1st

Reading/Language Arts: Unit 6 Week 4

Essential Question: How can learning about animals help you respect them?

Shared Read: Butterflies Big and Small

Genre: Expository

Comprehension Strategy: Reread

Comprehension Skill: Text Structure (Compare and Contrast)

Vocabulary Strategy: Context Clues

Grammar: Adverbs that Compare


Literature Anthology (Close Reading)- Alligators and Crocodiles

Genre: Expository Text

Paired Read: (Compare Text)- The Monkey and the Crocodile

Genre: Folktale

Phonics/Fluency: r- controlled Vowel Syllables/Latin Suffixes

Vocabulary Words-  (Unit 6 Week 4) Can be located in your child's red folder (plastic sleeve) and as a PDF below. 

Spelling Words-  (Unit 6 Week 4) Can be located in your child's agenda planner and as a PDF below. 

Math- Getting Ready for Grade 4. Lessons 10-14. Our Getting Ready for Grade 4 Lesson 1-11 Test will be taken on Wednesday, April 22nd!

Math Facts: This week we will focus on a Five Minute Frenzy of  multiplication facts (0-12's). Students will practice 100 multiplication facts in class Monday-Thursday (timed for 5 minutes).  Friday's fact assessment will be for practice.


Writing:  Opinion Writing (Pros and Cons)- Main Idea Essay and Conclusion (School Uniforms/Roller Coasters)


Social Studies- Unit 2 (Celebrating Culture) Lesson 1: All About Culture


Boys and girls, I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  We have a lot of learning, new challenges and fun waiting for us this week! 

I Will Be Waiting With a Smile! See you in Room 335!

Mrs. Filone 

Important Dates:

May 5th: Buffalo PRIDE Meeting: 6:00 PM (VCMS)

May 22nd: End of the 4th 9 Weeks (Last day for students)

May 25th: Happy Memorial Day

May 29th: Last Day for Teachers






PDF documents
2014-2015 SSYRA Book List- Grades 3rd-5th -
3rd Grade Parent Night 2014- FSA Powerpoint -
3rd Grade Parent Night 2014- Writing Powerpoint -
3rd Grade Parent Night- Cold Reads Powerpoint -
Cold Read HW- Learning on the Soccer Field 4/17 -
ConnectED- Directions for Log In -
Emergency Contact Form (SPANISH) -
Emergency Contact Form- 2014-2015 -
MOSI- field trip consent form -
MOSI Field Trip form -
Newsletter- April 2015 -
Open House Powerpoint 2014-15 -
Order Form- 15 Year VCS T-Shirt -
School Calendar (2014-2015) -
Spelling Words- Unit 6 -
ThinkCentral Directions -
ThinkCentral- Directions for Log In -
VCS Enrollment 2015-2016 -
Vocabulary Words- McGraw Hill Wonders -
Volunteer Application (Page 2) 2014-2015 -
Volunteer Application Page 1 (2014-2015) -

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