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High Hopes in Third Grade!

Starting the Week with LOVE!


Hello Students and Parents!

I hope you all had a very fun and safe surprise week off! Mr. McCarty, Punki, and I stayed safe and warm, but Athens did not get as much beautiful snow as Jackson County.

Because we missed our valentine swap last week, I thought it would be nice to begin the week with a little love! We will celebrate tomorrow at the end of the day. It won’t be a party, so please don’t feel as though you need to send food. If you would like to send cards or small valentines for the entire class, there are 21 students (13 girls and 8 boys).

I look forward to seeing my sweet class tomorrow! It feels like I haven’t seen you all in forever. I can’t wait to hear the great stories and memories you have created over the last week of snow and ice!


Mrs. McCarty

We are BACK and in ACTION!



I would like to start off by thanking all of my parents! We are so close to completing 100% of the parent conferences. Thank you all for taking the time to meet with me so early into our new year. I also appreciate your patience. More than a few of you have had to sit patiently outside my door while I finish up a prior meeting. Thanks for not leaving!

I wanted to let you all know that your children came home with a fund raiser packet today. It is quick and doesn’t require a lot of time or money. If you have any questions after reading the packet instructions, please let me know.

We will be testing our knowledge of Paul Revere on Friday. Ask your child about this famous American. They will surprise you with all they have picked up through discussions, shared reading, research, and information writing. I am especially proud of the vocabulary they are using (correctly!) pertaining to his character!

Thank you for all of your support!

Megan McCarty

Parent Survey for the CCRPI Star Climate Rating


Parent Survey for the CCRPI Star Climate Rating:

Parents please take the time to take the parent survey provided by the Georgia Department of Education.  The survey results will be part of a Star Climate Rating on the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).

The survey has 20 questions and will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.  If you have children in multiple schools, please complete the survey per school.  You will be able to complete the survey using a computer, smartphone, or iPad.  If you do not have access to the Internet, please contact your child’s school to make arrangements to complete the survey in the media center or computer lab.

The link to the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.  After you click on the link, a drop-down menu will appear.  Please use the drop-down menu to select your child’s school district (Jackson County) and school.

Back to School Reminders


Hello Students and Parents!

I hope you all have had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday filled with friends, family, and love! Mr. McCarty and I had a perfect first Thanksgiving as a family, but I have missed my classroom family so much.

I wanted to wish you all a relaxing last afternoon as well as remind you of our field trip this Wednesday to the Dahlonega Consolidated Gold Mines! Tomorrow is the FINAL DAY we will be accepting PERMISSION SLIPS and CONTRIBUTIONS.

Please remember to send in your child’s permission slip or they will not be allowed to attend this fun learning experience.

I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

Mrs. McCarty

Thankful for a Fun Week!


Hello student and parents!

We are extremely thankful for the week ahead! Today we finished the final benchmark test. I am so proud of our hard working students! These tests asked for a lot of thinking, and we gave it to them!

Looking forward in the week:

Thursday-We are finishing up our unit on Heat Energy so today will be our test.

Friday- 8:30am Book Character Day! Come dressed as your favorite book character. (If the costume is elaborate, pack a change of clothes).

Friday- 10:00- We are having our first annual school wide writing rally! Students have signed up for two classes they want to take and will be learning writing skills in fun and unusual ways!

Classroom Needs:

This cold season has been rough on our noses. We are running low on tissues. If any one would like to donate tissue boxes, it would be greatly appreciated!

I am so Thankful for our Third Grade Family!

Mrs. McCarty

Consolidated Gold Mine–Field Trip!



We are going on a FIELD TRIP to the Consolidated Gold Mine in Dahlonega, GA on Wednesday, Dec. 4th.  Permission slips will be coming home today in your child’s agenda.  The cost is $12 for students and $14 for adults.  Due to limited space on the bus, parents are asked to provide their own transportation.  Please return money and permission slips by Monday, Dec. 2nd.

Benchmark Breakdown


Hello students and parents,

Hopefully, yesterday your child came home talking about how hard we worked on our reading benchmark! This week and next, EJES is assessing all students in all areas through benchmarks.

Don’t panic yet! These assessments are solely to inform instruction. These grades will help us teachers see how well students are retaining what we have taught so we know what to revisit and what they have down pat. I wanted to keep you in the know because the assessing will take some time and I don’t want parents or students to worry. These scores will not effect grades, only how new information will be taught.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I am here for you!

Have a great week!

Megan McCarty

Quick Reminder


Tonight is Science Under the Big Top here at EJES!

Come on by to enjoy a fun and educational night with your family. There will be BALLOON ANIMALS, STAR GAZING, and TONS of opportunities for hands-on science learning for kids and adults. We will also be providing refreshments (don’t forget to check out the exhibit that explains WHY POPCORN POPS).

I hope to see you here. Afterwards, you can head to Sonic to support EJES with a portion of the proceeds from all sales.

Mrs. McCarty

Big Week Ahead!


Hello parents, guardians, and students!

I hope everyone enjoyed a fun-filled Fall weekend.

We have a great week ahead here at EJES:

Tuesday- Pictures with Santa (students will only have pictures made if they have pre-paid for their order).

Thursday- Science Night! Join us between 6:00-7:30pm for science fun under the big top!

Thursday- EJES night at Sonic. After getting your fill of science, drive down to Sonic and treat the family. A percentage of your total will come right back here to EJES!

In other news, the Star Lab is here this week. Our class will be visiting Thursday afternoon to learn how constellations relate to Greek Myths. Don’t be surprised if your child comes home with their eyes glued on the sky!

Have  a happy Monday!

Mrs. McCarty

Cabin Creek Night and Red Ribbon Week


It is EJES night at Cabin Creek!

Now is the perfect time (and weather) for a delicious BBQ dinner. Treat yourselves, your families, and East Jackson Elementary! If you mention EJES, a portion of all proceeds from your dinner will come to our school.

In other news, next week is Red Ribbon Week!

Help get your children excited about planning a drug free life by dressing up for each spirit day!

Monday: “Our future is bright! Be drug free!” Wear college gear

Tuesday: “Hide away from drugs!” Wear camo

Wednesday: “I’m too bright for drugs” Wear neon colors and cool shades

Thursday: “Orange you clad you’re drug free” Wear orange

           (no Halloween costumes)

Friday: “Eagles are proud to be drug free!” Wear Eagles spirit gear

Thank you for your support!

Mrs. McCarty

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