Three Points Post
10/12/2020 ~ Parent Newsletter
From: Mrs. Brasseur
1st Grade Teacher

Putting down deep roots to grow beautiful fruit…… 

The storyline in my classroom is “From Deep Roots Grow Beautiful Fruit". My deep hope is that my students would put down deep roots to understand who God is, build a relationship with Him, and bear beautiful fruit.

Our journey begins with first graders exploring the many ways they can grow “deep roots” in their faith. To help the students have a better understanding of “deep roots”, we discussed how important roots are to trees.  We went outside so the students could actually explore the roots of the trees outside our classroom. Students then drew pictures of trees with root systems. I asked the students what kinds of roots they thought would be important for them to grow in Jesus. The first ideas they suggested were reading The Bible and praying to God. My heart just melted. Beginning with these two “deep roots” at the beginning of the year will help them during stressful times like we are in now and strengthen their personal relationship with Christ.  These were added as roots to our tree.  As we have different experiences as a class, we will add more roots to our board. And, as the students learn to live as deeply rooted disciples, they will begin practicing growing beautiful fruit. They reflect and celebrate their growing roots and fruit by adding to the storyline.  (continues next column)
I love how the theme of our school this year, “Abide and Fruitful” complements the storyline in my classroom. We all have to grow “deep roots” to be fruitful, and this will only happen if we abide in Christ as stated in John 15:4 (ESV). 

"Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me." 

God bless you as you abide in Him and bear fruit.  
Reminder: Early Release Day

School dismisses at 12:53pm on Oct. 20.
No PM preschool.
Recess Corner
It is a gift for our students to be able to play and have fun outside with their classmates! It also serves as a wonderful opportunity to take a mask break. The students have been so flexible as we have worked to have recess be fun and safe for all. There have been a few changes and updates to what recess looks like as we navigate the changes with COVID and being in-person. Our staff and Mrs. Britton have and will continue to go into classrooms and remind all students about our Campus Expectations and also give some ‘during-COVID-examples’ to help students understand the expectations and why they are in place:

  • Be Kind – Respect staff if they need to remind you to follow social distance guidelines at recess
  • Be Safe – Wear your mask when asked and keep arms-length away from others
  • Use Self-Control with Words and Body – No contact with anyone, at any time. Remember – integrity is doing the right thing when no one is looking.
  • Be an Encourager – Set an good example for others by following the guidelines and expectations, encouraging others to do the same.
For now, there are no competitive sports like soccer, football, and basketball games. It is too difficult to follow the no-contact guideline. (This might be different in P.E. class when it is only one group of students with the teacher fully watching and supervising the group at all times.)

  • No personal equipment or trading cards out at recess (Remember, we aren’t sharing resources, if at all possible.)
  • Masks must be on in the covered spaces as it is just too difficult to be socially distanced.
  • Again, P.E. is different than recess. You may be allowed to do things in PE that you are not able to do at recess as it is a smaller, controlled group.
Now let's focus on the things we CAN do at recess.
The list is growing of what students CAN do and partially includes:
  • Pass, kick, throw to each other - without physical contact
  • Four Square
  • Dodgeball
  • Bump/Shooting baskets
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Foosball Soccer – Rules and Guidelines are Coming out Soon!
  • Wallball
  • Badminton – Coming Soon!
  • All play and climbing structures are open
  • Buckets and Shovels 
  • Jump Ropes, Hula Hoops
Our entire EA staff is working hard to support the kiddos in making good and safe decisions while out at play and having consistency as they do. They use teachable moments as they offer this support. The students know and understand that if multiple reminders need to be given when choices don’t align with our Campus Expectations, a yellow Behavior Report will go home to parents. This report is a resource used to communicate with parents, as well serves as a way to have parents support us in helping the student(s) understand how important it is to follow all safety guidelines and our Campus Expectations. If a Behavior Report does go home, parents are asked to sign it and have the student return it to their teacher the next day.
New! Extra positive reinforcement is being used at recesses: “You Have Been Spotted!" cards are being handed out when our Recess EA’s observe students making outstanding choices. If/when a card is presented to a student, a fun treat goes home, too.

Thank you, Parents, for your support as we create fun and safe recesses at Three Points this year. Please pray with us. Pray for safety in the recess space, for clear communications, and for opportunities to help the students build relationships while enjoying the company of their classmates. We will continue to create and communicate ways all students can enjoy recess during these unusual times. 
~ Jen Hodo, Three Points EA Lead
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B.E.A.R. (Be Excited About Reading) Week:
October 27-30

This year we would like to welcome Laurie Zundel as our guest author for BEAR week.  She is an innovative educator and author of My Travel Friends book series. Laurie uses different learning styles to build character and spread positive values. 

The Reading Raffle begins Oct. 5th. Please click on the link below for your child’s grade to fill out an online raffle ticket each time your child reads for the designated time on the form. 
                1st – 2nd Grades
                3rd – 4th Grades
                5th – 6th Grades
Character Day is Friday, Oct. 30. Students have an opportunity to dress up as their favorite book character. Please fill out the form at the bottom of the B.E.A.R. Week letter that was sent home today to let your child’s teacher know that they are participating. Please open the link to access the B.E.A.R. Week letter.  
The author’s flyer will be sent home on Oct. 30 with book order information if you are interested in purchasing her storybooks. 
  • Students riding the bus will have their temperature checked at the Clyde Hill Campus before arriving at Three Points in the morning.
  • The Shuttle Bus (aka Butterfly) runs between Three Points and the JH/HS campus.
  • This shuttle is available to families who have students on the JH/HS campus
  • Departs JH/HS campus at 8:17am and arrives at 3:05pm.
  • For transportation questions, please contact Jeff Evenson, Transportation Manager.

  • Three Points continues to be very cautious in following the COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department. Please click here for the Flow Chart guidelines.

  • The warm sunny days have been wonderful and such a blessing. However, cold, rainy days are also part of our fall weather here in the Northwest. Please remind your students to be prepared with appropriate clothing and pack an extra mask in case it gets wet during recess.
You're invited! Fall Bible Study
BCS Parent Bible Study, Fall 2020

All parents and guardians are invited to join our Bible Study starting Thursday, 10/22, 9-11:30am. We will be meeting at a parent home (3.5 miles from the Mack campus in Woodinville), with a Zoom option for those not comfortable with in-person meetings. Parents from all campuses are welcome!

Our fall study will be covered in approximately 20 weeks, and is entitled, “Better: A Study of Hebrews” by Jen Wilkin, “explor[ing] how God “provided something better for us” in the person of Jesus Christ (Heb. 11:40).”

The workbooks are $13.99 plus shipping & tax, and can be purchased directly from a few different sources. You can also preview the study via a video by clicking on the book cover to the right. Please contact Theresa Peterhans ( if interested, or for more information.
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Dear Parents,

This week we received special notes of gratitude and encouragement from our wonderful families of Three Points. Thank you so much for this special surprise. You all are VALUED, LOVED, and APPRECIATED!

Below is a picture of the basket of goodies brought in by the Krekel family. THANK YOU for the delicious basket of goodies. They were enjoyed by all!
Preschool News
This week, Mrs. Koorn’s Little Explorers learned what it means to be a scientist!

Preschoolers practiced science vocabulary as they conducted several experiments with apples. They wondered how many apples could be balanced on their heads. They pondered whether apples sink or float in water, then graphed their hypotheses. Fun experiments followed!

These little scientists continue to wonder, explore, and discover with gusto and joy! 
Upcoming Events
10/14 - PTF Executive Board Meeting
10/20 - Early Release Day, 12:53pm dismissal, No PM Preschool
10/26-30 - B.E.A.R. Week (Be Excited About Reading Week)

11/1 - Daylight Saving Ends
11/2 - No School, Professional Day
11/3 - General Election
11/11 - No School, Veterans Day
11/17 - Early Release, 12:53pm dismissal, No PM Preschool
11/23 & 11/24 - Parent/Teacher Conferences
11/23-11/25 - No School, Thanksgiving Break

12/8 - Early Release Day, 12:53pm dismissal, No PM Preschool
12/21-1/1 - No School, Christmas Break
Three Points Post
7800 NE 28th St., Medina, WA 98039 (425) 454-3977
 Admissions: (425) 460-3300