Hello parents!  Hopefully, your child came back from camp exhausted and full of lots of stories of our adventures! What a wonderful couple days  filled with excellent weather, activities, and laughs!  I would like to shout a HUGE thank you to our chaperones who came along and helped monitor, encourage and support your children to have the best time at camp! So…THANK YOU TO:

  • Mrs.  Miedema
  • Mrs. Palmer
  • Mrs. Smit
  • Mr. Banninga
  • Mr. Denhof
  • Mr. Impens
  • Mr. Pfeffer
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Your assistance with head counts, up-hill hikes, gear hauling, encouragement to kids, and your sacrifice of a sleepless night helped make this year’s camp a massive success!

Please note some important things coming up!

  • Wednesday, May 23 – Social Studies Test-Study our foldable study guide
  • Friday, May 25 – 5th-grade Celebration at Craig’s Cruisers! We will be away from the building from approximately 10:00-2:00 on Friday! Today, a release form came home that we need back no later than WEDNESDAY, MAY 23!

Reminders

Today was the last at home reading log for this school year! 🙂

Pink camp parent pick up forms due Tuesday, May 15.

T-shirt orders for field day are due on Friday, May 18. Since we’ll be gone at camp that day, please make sure you turn in your order and payment by Wednesday, May 16. 

 

 

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 14 – May 18, 2018

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

On Friday, May 25th the Georgetown 5th graders will be going to Craig’s Cruisers to celebrate the end of their elementary years. We would love to have some parent chaperones join us at Craig’s Cruisers. Please visit the link below to sign up for this fun filled event.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps: 
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: parent chaperone for celebration
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Math: We are continuing working through Measurement and Geometry.

ELA: We are working on units in reading and writing on Research-Based Argument Essays.

Social Studies: Unit 7 A New Nation

Science: We will continue to investigate the patterns and relationships between our Sun, Moon, and Earth.

Important Dates:

  • May 11 – Early Release
  • May 15 – Camp plan for pick up due (Pink Half-Sheet)
  • May 15 – Let your child’s teacher know if you will be visiting during the day at Camp
  • May 17-18 – 5th Grade Camp
  • May 25 – **Fifth grade celebration

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 7 – May 11, 2018

 

 

 

Misc:

T.E.A.M. program started this week. T.E.A.M. stands for:  TEACHING, EDUCATING, AND MENTORING (T.E.A.M.)  and is a school liaison program put on by the Michigan State Police.  It features a school-based, “law related” curriculum, taught to by T.E.A.M. trained police officers.  T.E.A.M. will take place on Wednesdays and will be led by Deputy Smith from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

Important Dates:

 

  • May 9 – Medication Form / Camp Waiver form Due
  • May 11 – Early Release
  • May 15 – Let your child’s teacher know if you will be visiting during the day at Camp
  • May 17-18 – 5th Grade Camp

 

 

What’s Coming Up the week of April 30-May 4

 

 

 

Hello parents!  Spring has finally sprung!  It’s about time!  I cannot believe that we are going into May next week!  We have a lot of exciting things coming up, including getting ready for camp!  Be mindful of an important meeting for camp coming up next week Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:00 PM in the GES multipurpose room.  Aside from that excitement, we are working through more curriculum content and focusing on some more of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Students as we continue towards the end of the school year.  Never a dull moment in fifth grade!

Math:
We will be starting Unit 8: Measurement and Geometry.

ELA:
We are starting units in reading and writing about Research-Based, Argument Essays.

Science:
We will continue exploring the scientific phenomenon around forces and motion.

Important Dates:

  • May 2 – WEDNESDAY EVENING @ 6:00 PM! Parent information meeting for fifth-grade camp in the Georgetown Elementary multi-purpose room!
  • May 10 – Jet’s Pizza Night
  • May 11 – Early Release
  • May 17-18 – 5th Grade Camp

What’s Coming Up – Week of April 23 – April 27, 2018

 

 

 

Misc:

Important Dates:

  • April 24 – Culver’s Fundraiser 5-8 PM.  Come and be served by your 5th grade teachers  from 6:30-7:00 Details
  • April 24- District Wide Art Show 5:30-7:00 Details
  • May 2 – Parent information meeting for fifth grade camp (Georgetown Elementary multi-purpose room – 6:00 PM)

MATH:

  • We will be finishing up Unit 7: Algebraic Reasoning.

ELA:

  • The students will be crafting an informational on demand writing piece.

Science:

  • We will be exploring the force of gravity.

What’s Coming Up – Week of April 16-20, 2018

 

 

 

 

Misc:

Important Dates:

April 10, 11, 12 & 17 – M-STEP testing dates for fifth grade. Please avoid scheduling appointments during the school day on these dates if at all possible.

April 13 – Early release

April 20 – Check out a offering from HHS Science Students.  Free Screening.  Earth Week Free Family Movie Activity:  Chasing Coral

April 24 – Culver’s Fundraiser 5-8 PM (see your fifth grade teachers from 6:30-7:00)

May 2 – Parent information meeting for fifth grade camp (Georgetown Elementary multi-purpose room – 6:00 PM)