January 19 – January 25

 January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No School

January 23 – Donut Benefit Sale

January 24 – BBS Spelling Bee

January 31 – Parent Coffee Seminar

February 1 – Tutus and Tennis Shoes Ticket Deadline

  • On Wednesday, January 23, some of our 4th grade students will be selling warm Krispy Kreme donuts for $1.00 each.  This project was developed by some of our 4th grade students who want to help a BBS family with out of town expenses during an extended hospital stay at St. Jude.  Donuts will be sold where Chick-fil-A biscuits are passed out on the Kindergarten hall.  Contact Dr. Corcoran if you would like to pre-order a dozen so that he can plan accordingly.

  • Students in 3rd-5th grade will have the opportunity to participate in the BBS Spelling Bee on Thursday, January 24, at 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.  Parents are welcome to attend. The top three finishers of the school bee will participate in the zone spelling bee on Thursday, February 7, at St. Nicholas School. 

  • We are very excited about this year’s auction!  Students received information and tickets for a raffle that is being offered as part of the auction.  The winner of the raffle can win $5,000 cash or a full year of BBS tuition.  Tickets are $50.00 each, or 3 for $100. Each child who turns in $250.00 or more will have a civilian week, get a free t-shirt and will participate in a luau breakfast with Hawaiian ice and donuts. The top seller will receive $100 cash.  

  • Lauren’s Kids – Safer Smarter Kids is an evidence-based curriculum for elementary school aged children teaching the importance of safety rules, boundaries, identifying a safe adult, and how to act in an unsafe situation.  Safer Smarter Kids is designed to have a different, more advanced lesson for each grade level.  Each lesson is paired with a short video and interactive activity.

  • Parents are invited to come learn from Jessica Bastianelli from our local Child Advocacy Center on January 31, at 8:30 a.m. in room #207.  She will share with us more about Lauren’s Kids and the role you play in keeping your kids and other kids you know safe.

  •  Brainerd Baptist School offers need-based financial aid for students in K5 through 5th grade on a yearly basis.  Financial aid applications are now being accepted via FACTS.  It is very important for parents to complete the application before January 31.  No late applications will be considered.  Click here for the link and more information.

3rd Grade Overview

January 21-25

BIBLE:  Our next Bible Memory Test is on Wednesday, January 23. "But God shows his love for us that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8 (ESV).

READING: We will continue our unit on Plot. Ask your child about the book they are reading. The Performance test will be on Monday, January 28. The skill and vocabulary test will be on Tuesday, January 29.

MATH: We will finish up our unit on fractions. There will be a test on Thursday, January 24.

Multiplication: We will practice the 9’s this week. The test over 9’s will be on Friday, February 1.

LANGUAGE: We will start a new unit on adjectives.

WRITING: We will continue our informational writing piece on Penguins.

SPELLING: We will be studying Unit 21 words. The test will be on Friday, January 25.  You can log on to spelling city to practice:

SCIENCE: We will continue our unit on Penguins. We will be researching the different types of penguins this week.

SOCIAL STUDIES: We will continue our unit on Our Government and The Preamble.  The Preamble test will be on Tuesday, January 22. The Government test will be on Wednesday, January 30.

Penguin Day:  On Friday, January 25, we are having a special day. Your child may wear black and white. We will have a fun day filled with penguin games and crafts.

*We are in need of plastic water bottles for a special craft. If you have any, will you please send them in by January 23?


  • Students are encouraged to bring a healthy snack each day.

  • You may want to send a sweater/school sweatshirt, as the rooms can be cold.

  • Don’t forget to sign your child’s planner every night. This lets us know that you have checked their homework.

  • Don’t forget to send in Box Tops!  Remember, 100% of the money comes back to our classroom.

  • If you have a planned vacation, please let us know at least two weeks in advance.