Being a Third Grader at PHSSA...
T ransition from Lower to Upper School
H eightened Expectations
I ncreased Independence
R igor and Responsibility
D edicated Teachers
G ardens Upkeep (Butterfly and Victory)
R eal Life Experiences to Learn Necessary Skills
A ctive Learning Environment
D ance, Sing, Laugh, Learn
E volution of Learning, Social, and Life Skills
Baltimore is coming in June 2020! Your help is needed. Read below to see how you can help.
Third Grade Fundraising Team
Third grade is planning a trip to the aquarium in Baltimore in the Spring of 2020 and need to raise funds to support this trip. Please contact Ms. Peyton if you are interested in coordinating/implementing fundraising for this trip - firstname.lastname@example.org
Copying – Mondays and Fridays 10:00 am-12:00 pm (or as available)
Small group helpers – Daily (ask a teacher for specific needs)
Filing – Check with Teachers
Lunch monitors – Daily (our lunch is from 12:30-1:15 pm)
**Additional tasks may be needed so don't hesitate to ask your teachers!**
THIRD GRADE TEACHERS
Charlotte Flannagan (email@example.com) -- Mrs. Flannagan attended Virginia Commonwealth University where she received a B.I.S in Liberal Studies for Elementary Education and a Masters of Teaching. She completed her student teaching at PHSSA and instantly fell in the love with the school. Mrs. Flannagan is excited to be a member of the Third Grade team! She grew up outside of Richmond in Charles City County. Some of her favorite things are reading, writing, the beach, spending time with family, and her dogs.
Stephanie Grines (firstname.lastname@example.org) -- Mrs. Grines attended Virginia Commonwealth University where she received a B.I.S in Liberal Studies for Elementary Education and a Master’s of Teaching. Mrs. Grines joined the PHSSA family as a long-term substitute in 2017 and then became a permanent member of our team. She looks forward to empowering her students and learning from them. In addition to teaching, her passions include photography and traveling.
Tomondra Peyton (email@example.com) -- Mrs. Peyton attended Howard University where she studied English in coordination with Education, then continued her education at VCU where she received her BS in Sociology and her Masters in Teaching. When not in the classroom, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons and extended family. She is an active sports mom and event planner. Some of her favorite things include traveling, turtles, shopping, and the beach. She looks forward to upcoming opportunities to continue sharing her love of education with the students and families in the PHSSA community.
Trinity Swift (firstname.lastname@example.org) -- Ms. Swift graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Liberal Studies for Early and Elementary Education Cum Laude and a Masters of Teaching. She completed her student teaching at PHSSA and shortly afterwards started teaching first grade. After teaching first grade for a year and a half, Ms. Swift moved on to teach third grade. She has had lots of experience working with children through volunteering, mentoring, and tutoring the youth of Richmond City Public Schools. She enjoys arts and crafts, traveling, trying new foods, shopping and most importantly spending time with family and friends.