Last Week of School

It’s so hard to believe we have made it to the last day of school! We finished another successful field day on Monday and packing up all of our classroom supplies and papers that came home yesterday. The students have worked so hard this year and have accomplished so much great learning. I am so proud of all them, and I know they will do great in Fourth grade!

Thank you so much for all the cards, plants, special gifts, and gift cards that were sent in. I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity!


Have a wonderful summer full of fun, laughter, and rest!  ~Mrs. Milliken

Week of 5/7-5/11

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! It was definitely a  great week to get outside and soak up some sun. My family and finally started our first raised garden. Hopefully we will seem some plants growing in the next couple of weeks or so. We planted bell peppers, banana peppers, carrots, onions, corn, green beans, peas tomatoes, and cabbage…yum!


Don’t forget to come join us this week to celebrate moms during our muffins with moms on Wednesday and Thursday.

We will be having a BOOK SWAP in the Learning Commons next week. The goal is to put a couple of “new” books in your hands to read over the summer. If you would like to participate, please bring in 1 or 2 gently used books one day next week. These should be books that you’ve already read and that you think another student would like to read. You will receive a coupon in exchange for the book you bring in. If you bring in a nonfiction book you’ll receive a nonfiction coupon, if you bring in a chapter book you’ll receive a chapter book coupon and so on.
Then, the following week students will be able to go shopping for a “new” book with their coupons!
Mrs. Allen could use parent volunteers to help with the swap. Please click the link below to sign up. Thank you!


The COW DROP will be taking place on Tuesday, May 15th. You can purchase cows for $5 each from now until May 11th. The grand prize is free Chick-fil-A for a year! The top two classes that sell the most cows will get to see their teacher go up in the helicopter to drop the cows! How exciting!


FIELD DAY for 3rd grade is next Wednesday, May 16th. Here are some important things to take note of:
Wear a shirt the same color as your assigned team (see below)
Wear gym shoes
Bring your lunch from home if you didn’t sign up to purchase one from the school
Bring at least one water bottle labeled with your name
Hats and sunglasses are permitted, however, you’re responsible for keeping up with them
Apply sunscreen before coming to school (I am not allowed to apply it)
You WILL be getting WET so I suggest to bring a towel and change of clothes
Have fun and be a good sport 🙂
** Parents – If you would like to volunteer to walk around with us and help me with crowd control that day, please let me know. You can volunteer for a full day, half day, or pop in when it’s convenient for you!

BLUE TEAM: Christopher, Riley, Luke O., Anna C., Marleigh, Gaby, Debbie
GREEN TEAM: Lucy, Daniel, Jackson, Kendall, Hayden, Alexander, Keevia
YELLOW TEAM: Leah, Luke C., Abby, Bruno, Camila, Elliott, Nathan


Looking Ahead:

5/4-5/11 Cow Drop sales begin

5/7-5/11 Book Swap
5/8 Chick Fil A Night 5-9 pm
5/9 Muffins With Mom A-L
5/10 Muffins With Mom M-Z
5/16 Field Day (3rd-5th grade)
5/18 Leadership Night Wax Museum
5/19 Trout Release
5/23 Last Day of School

Let’s have a great week!

Week of 4/30-5/4

I hope everyone is having a great week! The weeks seem to be flying by so quickly. Our field trip to Amicalola Falls went great! The steep incline up the mountain definitely got our hearts pumping. The waterfall was amazing to see, as well as the cool snakes and birds of prey. The mini owl was definitely a favorite of many of the students.

This week we having been working on cause and effect and reviewing point of view. We have also been reviewing math skills we have learned throughout the year. The students are working on their Branches of Governments projects.

Chick Fil A cow drop sales begin this Friday. The teacher with the highest number of cows sold will get a ride in the helicopter…sign me up!


Looking Ahead:

5/4-5/11 Cow Drop sales begin

5/8 Chick Fil A Night 5-9 pm

5/9 Muffins With Mom A-L
5/10 Muffins With Mom M-Z

5/16 Field Day (3rd-5th grade)

5/18 Leadership Night Wax Museum

5/19 Trout Release
5/23 Last Day of School


Let’s Continue to have a great week!


Week 31

Testing is over!!! Whoo Hoo!  We have officially made it through the Milestones Testing of 2018. I am so very proud of all of the students and how hard they worked. They gave it their best, and that’s all you can ask for!

A letter came home this week letting you know that our field trip to the Capitol had to be cancelled. We will now be going to Amicalola Falls. Please make sure to turn in your child’s new permission form by Friday, April 20th.

Also, I sent home large brown envelopes that have an enrollment form that needs to be filled out and returned by Friday, April 20th. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Our last Scholastic Book Club order form came home in Tuesday folders. The deadline to submit orders is Friday, April 27th. This will allow a few weeks for getting our books before the summer break arrives.

This week we have been learning:

  • cause/effect in our reading
  • reviewing 2-D shapes and their attributes
  • starting a new narrative writing piece on what we would do if we were the teacher for the day
  • continuing to learning about temperature and heat


Looking Ahead:

4/19  3rd Grade sings at AHS

4/20  Sparkles Family Skate Night 4-9 pm

4/24  Menchies and Moe’s Night 4-9 pm

4/27  Scholastic Book Fair Deadline

4/27  Spring Fling @ AHS 5:30-8:30

4/30  Amicalola Falls Field Trip

5/16  Field Day (3rd-5th grade)

5/23  Last Day of School


Let’s continue to have a great week!



Peanut Butter Drive

Peanut Butter Blast Food Drive
WHO: The PMES Student Council is asking for food donations to support the Sweetwater Mission in Austell. More information about their services is available at
WHAT: The Student Council is accepting donations of:
• Plastic jars of peanut butter and jelly
• Boxes of macaroni and cheese
• Juice boxes
WHEN: Monday, April 23rd – Friday, April 27th
WHERE: Grades K, 1, 2 – Make your donations in the Media Center
Grades 3, 4, 5 – Make your donations in Mr. Verity’s room
WHY: To support families during the summertime by offering nutritious food choices!

Welcome back!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break. Testing has been going well. The students are doing their best and working hard! Everyone is doing a great job arriving on time, so that we can start testing right away after the bell rings.


If you would like extra Milestones practice, please check out the website below.

Please visit this website if you would like to complete some Milestone practice tests.
*Click on the green “Test Practice” icon
*Click on the green “EOG Spring Main” section
*Click on “EOG Test Practice”
*Click on “Standard Online Tools”
*Click on “Grades 3-5”
*Follow the rest of the appropriate prompts


This week and looking ahead:

  • We will continue to review what we have learned over the year in preparation for the test. We will be watching short BrainPop clips, looking at examples in test prep books, as well as daily practice problems.
  • Milestones Testing 4/10-4/17
  • GA Capitol Field Trip 4/30


Let’s continue to have a great week!



STEM Experiment

We are going to do a fun science experiment starting next Wednesday and could use some clean recyclable materials please (no glass). Boxes, egg cartons, plastic tubs, Styrofoam, and etc would be great.

This experiment involves heat and insulation so we could also use bubble wrap, newspaper, a roll of aluminum foil, a roll of paper towel/toilet paper, or other things like that as well please!

You can start sending items in as early as tomorrow. Thank you so much!

Week 29

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and got to enjoy the beautiful weather on Sunday.

We only have 2 more weeks until Spring Break, so we will be doing a lot of practice activities to prepare us for the Milestone test right after the break. Each student will be bringing home a reading packet each night that contains a reading passage and questions to complete that night. Please do not go ahead. We will also be working on the packet in class. Please review the passage and questions with your child each night and initial the questions page to let me know that you have reviewed the answers with your child.

Looking Ahead:

3/15-3/23 Spring Book Fair
3/20   Zaxby’s Family Night 5-9 pm

3/23   Adventure Air from 5:00-7:30
3/26   3/30 Egg Extravaganza
3/29   3rd grade sings @ AHS


Let’s have a great week!