We started at Third Street and then had to move to Valley View for one year - couldnt have been happier when we got to move back to Third St. Such great parent involvement, the PTA, the FOT - the staff, the teachers, very happy with my daughters being here.
Beyond grateful to the 4th grade teacher Mr Yauchi. He has introduced a love of learning to his class that I haven't seen before. He manages to make each child feel special and he builds confidence in their learning. My daughter has struggled with school and this year she has loved it. Mr Yauchi is unique in his ability to teach how the children learn rather than instructing and hoping they understand. Couldn't be happier! Thank you Mr Yauchi.
The teachers are very engaged and available at 3rd Street. So far, we have been very happy with everyone who teaches there. Also, the teachers do a lot to help with fun activities like science fair, art, theater productions and just generally the stuff that makes elementary school memorable for kids.
The teachers here seem very open and fair. I think the students pick up on that and emulate that way of dealing with each other. Overall the climate of the school feels very open/honest and if students have disagreements/issues they are treated with respect and encouraged to voice their thoughts.
3rd Street is a great neighborhood school, and my child loves it here! For such a small school, they have tons of programs and the staff is top notch. The students do art, drama, music, PE, computer lab and library time each week. Homework is kind of a chore but maybe that's ok. The teachers really keep you in the loop so you know where your child is academically/socially. The parents are super involved and they have an onsite after school program. It's nice to know we have a school were everyone is welcome to be involved and the children are so comfortable and challenged. The test scores are pretty good and overall our experience has been super positive.
I graduated from 3rd Street in 1949, and it seems as if it's still the same great school now as it was then. It was always in an affluent area. Don't remember any bullying though. Maybe we called it something else.
Third Street is not a perfect school, but you will not find a better example of collaborative teaching than the production of the Fourth Grade play. All four classes have it's own cast; Mr. Pratt gets each student to shine in his role, and each teacher rallies the parents to assist with sets and costumes. The hard work of Mrs. Cha, Mrs. Choi, Mr. Bassett, and Mr. Karchmer is evident in the final productions. Every student at the school is inspired by the performances. It is truly remarkable! And, a testament to the importance of the arts in public school.