Family-School Compact
3rd Grade
Focus for Student Success

What is a Family-School Compact?

A Family-School Compact for Achievement is an agreement that parents, students, and teachers develop together. It explains how parents and teachers will work together to make sure all students get the support they need to reach and exceed grade level standards.

Effective Compacts:

  • Begin with standards
  • Focus on student learning
  • Respond to school data
  • Define everyone’s responsibilities
  • Depend on us to believe in them and use them!

Jointly Developed:

The parents and staff of Charles Haskell developed this Family-School Compact for achievement. Parents assisted with the suggestions for home activities to support learning and school-wide meetings are held annually to review the  compact.

Parents are welcome to contribute comments at any time.

For more information on this Family-School Compact please contact your child’s teacher.

Our Goals for Student Achievement

Charles Haskell administrators and teachers have studied our student performance data to decide on the most important areas of improvement for our school.

Reading – To increase reading proficiency by 5% over our total percentage of 85% for the school year, our school will concentrate on the following areas:

  • Using resource materials
  • Vocabulary

Math – To increase math proficiency by 5% over our total percentage of 82% for the school year, our school will concentrate on the following areas:

  • Geometry
  • Number operations

When teachers, students, and families work together, we CAN achieve our goals!

In the Classroom:

The 3rd grade team will work with students and their families to develop students’ reading and math skills. Some of our key connections with families will be:

  • Provide parents with a home learning kit full of engaging materials dealing with vocabulary development.
  • Offer Parent Math Nights to focus on developing math skills, including number operations and geometry.
  • Our monthly school newsletter will feature activities families can participate in at home to expose students to various resource materials and how to utilize them properly.
  • Our school web page has links to family friendly web sites for improving number operations.

At Home:

  • Use a variety of shapes such as circles, squares, triangles to create other objects such as airplane, house, building, etc.
  • When in the car have children identify shapes they see within other shapes. For example, squares inside window panes.
  • When reading at home, help children break words down using prefixes and suffixes and use context clues to figure out the meaning of unknown words.
  • Using a newspaper pick an article and have children read it and highlight unknown words while reading. Go back and use context clues to discuss the meaning of the unknown words.

Family Events:

Back-to-School Night
Reading Night
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Math Night

Communication about Student Learning:

Charles Haskell is committed to regularly communicating with families about children’s learning. Our communication methods with parents may include:

  • Daily or weekly take home folders
  • Parent-teacher conferences
  • Monthly school newsletters
  • Weekly class newletters
  • School Way App
  • Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Do you have questions about your child’s progress?

Parents may contact their child’s teacher by phone or email. Email addresses are on the school website at