• Welcome to 3rd Grade!

    My name is Christine Apa and I will be your child’s third grade teacher.  I have a variety of fun and exciting learning activities planned for the upcoming school year.

    I hope that you enjoyed the summer and are ready to embark on a new and exciting school year. Parental involvement is an extremely important part of the educational process.   In order for your child to be successful, I feel that it is imperative for us to work as a team.  I am confident that by working together we can make this a special year for your child. 

    Keeping the lines of communication open is essential in order to give your child the best possible education.  I look forward to speaking with you and meeting you in the near future.  If you need to contact me the best way is through email at capa@tenafly.k12.nj.us.  You can also call Smith School at 201-816-7715.


    Third Grade Supply List

     6 horizontal pocket folders:  1 purple, 1 red, 1 blue, 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 orange

    (no diagonal pockets please)

    4 marble composition notebooks (100 pages or more)

    2 large pink erasers

    1 ruler (inches and centimeters)

    2 boxes of SHARPENED pencils (to be replaced as needed)

    2 highlighters (different colors)

    2 Fine Tip Sharpie Permanent Markers

    1 Hand held pencil sharpener

    Smock for art – (large, old button down shirt is best)

    4 Glue Sticks (no liquid glue please)

    Post Its (various sizes)

    1 box of thick magic markers

    1 box of colored pencils

    1 box of crayons

    Multi-pack of Dry Erase Markers (THIN)

    2 boxes of Tissues

    Clorox Disinfecting Wipes

    1 box Ziploc Sandwich bags

    1 box Ziploc gallon size bags


    Please have your child bring a nut-free healthy snack to

    school daily starting the first day.


    Christine Apa