Van Allen, Schuyler

Welcome to Miss Van Allen’s Class

Third Grade, Room 5, Knollwood Elementary School

Hello! My name is Miss Van Allen, and I will be your child’s literacy teacher this school year. I am excited to make this a great year!

Contact Information:


Phone: 732-885-1528 ex. 5835 from 8:20-8:40 and 3:30-4

If there is a change in your child's dismissal plan, please inform me and the office. The best way to reach me is by email however you can also send your child in with written notes.

3rd Grade Supply List:

School supplies for the year can be found on the school website. Please have these supplies with your child at the start of the school year. Any additional materials may be left at home for completing homework assignments or to be brought in when supplies run low.

Our Class Schedule:

Here are our specials for each day. Students, please be prepared with sneakers and water on days we have physical education class. Please make sure library books are brought back to school on days we have library.

            Monday: Library and Spanish

            Tuesday: Art

            Wednesday: Music

            Thursday: Physical Education

            Friday: Digital Literacy

Please Note: It is not a practice in third grade to take a break for snack. Please ensure that your child eats a healthy, filling breakfast.


        Please check your child’s planner each night to keep updated with homework and Knollwood happenings. Each night, your child will be assigned to read for at least 15 minutes independently. After reading, your child will complete a reading response on their weekly homework sheet. Please be sure an adult initials the back of the reading log each night to confirm that your child has completed their homework.

In order to practice for the PARCC test in the spring, I am giving the students the opportunity to either type their responses and email them to me or type and print them out for extra credit each THURSDAY night. For emailed responses, please email

Supplemental Sites

Your child's Raz Kids log in can be found in the front page of their planners.

Class Birthdays

Your child's special day is important in room 5! If it is your child's birthday, he or she will receive a birthday pencil and our class will sing to them. Students may bring in treats for the class. Cupcakes or cookies with juice boxes, and other small snacks are encouraged. Please DO NOT bring in any cake that needs cutting or juice that needs pouring as these snacks are very messy and time consuming. If your child's birthday is in the summer- no worries! In June, all of our summer birthdays will be celebrated. 

Box Tops

Our class collects Box Tops. If you have them, please send them in with your child to support our school.