What’s Coming Up – Week of January 14-18, 2019

 

 

Miscellaneous:

Early Release: Friday, January 11th.

Camp News:

  • Balance reminders for fifth grade activity fees will be sent home on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Remaining balances are due by February 1.
  • Information regarding opportunities for parents to volunteer as camp chaperones will be coming home shortly after midwinter break.
  • Math: We are working on a unit that focuses on multi-digit multiplication of whole numbers and decimals.  Please continue to help your child with their multiplication math facts.

 

ELA: Historical Fiction:

  • We are focusing on becoming powerful readers of historical fiction texts.  Students are reading historical fiction novels in small groups as book clubs.  To keep up with reading expectations, it is important for your child to honor their group’s reading plan.    
  • Reminder….The students are expected to read 100 minutes a week. As a parent please initial the log when they read at home, showing you confirm your child has read for the minutes recorded.

 

Social Studies: We are exploring the early English settlements and colonization.  Be on the lookout for study materials that focus on the 13 colonies.

 

Science: We are kicking off our new unit, “Ch-ch-changes” on physical changes.

 

What’s Coming Up – Dec. 17-21

Miscellaneous:

Holiday Music Program: Georgetown’s 3rd-5th grade holiday music program will be from 7:45 – 8:15 (Students report no earlier than 7:30) on Thursday, December 13th at Fair Haven Church.  Please click the link HERE to see more detailed program information from Mrs. Bretz.

Early Release: Friday, December 14th.

Holiday Class Party: Our classroom holiday party will be on Friday, Dec. 21. We will be having a breakfast.

Holiday Break: Our last day of school before holiday break will be Friday, December 21.  Have a safe and restful break. We’ll see you on January 7.

ELA: Non-Fiction Texts

  • We are focusing on becoming powerful readers of narrative and expository nonfiction texts, as well as constructing written responses that give evidence to support our thinking.
  • Reminder….The students are expected to read 100 minutes a week. As a parent please initial the log when they read at home, showing you confirm your child has read for the minutes recorded.

Science: We are wrapping up our science unit “Go with the Flow!”

Tidbits

HELLO, PARENTS!

  • We will be taking our unit 2 social studies test on Friday. Today, students brought home a study guide. Please help your child review the material for a few minutes each day and have your child keep the review in their take home folder to go back and forth from school and home.
  • If your child has a safety belt at home, please have him or her return it. The belts are share between the safety teams and should be returned to school each Monday.
  • Holiday program is this Thursday, Dec. 13. See this post for more details.

What’s Coming Up the Week of Dec. 10-14

Miscellaneous:

Candy Cane Sale:

The annual candy cane sale is coming! Our 5th grade classes will be selling candy canes to help raise money for their 5th grade activities. The sale will be  through Friday, December 14th. The cost for each candy cane is $1.00 and they will be delivered the same day they are ordered. Thank you in advance for your support!
Holiday Music Program:

Georgetown’s 3rd-5th grade holiday music program will be from 7:45 – 8:15 (Students report no earlier than 7:30) on Thursday, December 13th at Fair Haven Church.  Please click the link HERE to see more detailed program information from Mrs. Bretz.

Toys for Tots:

Toys for Tots donations will be accepted until Thursday, Dec. 13. For more information, click here.

Early Release:

Friday, December 14th.

Holiday Class Party:

Our classroom holiday party will be on Friday, Dec. 21. Please use this link to donate to items for our party. http://signup.com/login/entry/377027048087720092

Thank you in advance.

What’s Coming Up – Week of December 3-7, 2018


 

 

Miscellaneous:

Candy Cane Sale: The annual candy cane sale is coming! Our 5th grade classes will be selling candy canes to help raise money for their 5th grade activities. The sale will be from Monday, December 3rd  through Friday, December 14th. The cost for each candy cane is $1.00 and they will be delivered the same day they are ordered. Thank you in advance for your support!

Penguin Patch Holiday ShopThe holiday shop will be available next week if the students wish to buy holiday presents for their loved ones. Our classroom’s shopping day will be Thursday, December 6th.

Holiday Music Program: Georgetown’s holiday music program will be in the evening on Thursday, December 13th at Fair Haven Church. Watch the blog for future updates.

Early Release: Friday, December 14th.

Holiday Class Party:  Our classroom holiday party will be on Friday, Dec. 21. We will be having a breakfast. Look for details and a sign up for donations and volunteers coming very soon.

Math: Unit 3: Multiplication and Division with Fractions.

Students should continue practicing their math facts using Moby Max.

ELA: Non-Fiction Texts

  • We are focusing on becoming powerful readers of narrative and expository nonfiction texts, as well as constructing written responses that give evidence to support our thinking.

 

  • Reminder….The students are expected to read 100 minutes a week. As a parent please initial the log when they read at home, showing you confirm your child has read for the minutes recorded.
  • Social Studies: We’re continuing our social studies unit called Three Worlds Meet.
  • Science: We are investigating our science unit “Go with the Flow!”

WAYS TO EARN MONEY FOR OUR SCHOOL

 

ONE BIG EVENT PER YEAR:  Fall Walkathon

*We are allowed one big money raising event each year.  Walkathon is our BIG EVENT.

Additional fundraisers that bring in small amounts of money

The money we earned goes toward:  Playground equipment, field trip funds for every student, online reading programs (RAZ KIDS and Scholastic News), updating old equipment (microphone systems, projectors, etc.), classroom library expansions, library books, and more!

Collect BOXTOPs.  Turn them into school as soon as you have a sheet completed. Every completed BOXTOP sheet is worth $5.00.  If every child from Georgetown (approx 580) fills one sheet during the school year,  our school earns $2,750. MAKE SURE YOU CHECK EXPIRATION DATE!

Many thanks to Lori Simpson and all of you who are on her team of BOX TOP counters, trimmers and packers.  This is a great program that pays off because of all of YOU!

Download your form here:  Box Top

COKE CAPS:  Super easy. Save the caps and go online to enter collection!  COKE WEBSITE  (https://us.coca-cola.com/give/)   Select Georgetown Elementary and enter the code on the cap.   Now you can recycle the cap. No need to send it to school.
AMAZON SMILE.  Order everything from AMAZON through our smile link to earn our school MONEY!   Go to this link: smile.amazon.com/ch/20-4701906 to earn credit for the Georgetown Elementary PTC whenever you shop on AMAZON.
JET’s PIZZA NIGHTS:  One Thursday per month. Check our school calendar for the Thursday nighteach month.  When you order, give your child’s teacher name to help his/her class win a pizza party.

 

CULVER’s NIGHT:  Two per year:   Fall and Spring.  Teachers and Parent Club Board members serve food and earn money for our school.   Example of Culver’s Night
PAPERGATOR:  

RECYCLE your old paper for our HUNGRY PAPERGATOR.  When it’s full, we get money for our school. Papergator located in front parking lot.

What CAN go into the PAPERGATOR?

  • Newsprint
  • Catalogs/Magazines
  • Junk Mail
  • Phone Books
  • Office/School paper
  • Hard and soft cover books

What’s Coming Up – Week of November 19-23, 2018

 

 

Miscellaneous:

Culver’s Night

On Monday, November 19 from 5:00 – 8:00 come join parents and staff to enjoy some yummy Culver’s! Bring your family by for dinner or get a concrete mixer and support your school! You can either come in and eat or go through the drive-thru! Culver’s restaurant is located at 7393 Cottonwood Dr, Jenison, MI 49428

Thanksgiving Break

We’ll be off beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 21 and return on Monday, Nov. 26. We hope you enjoy some relaxing time with family or friends.

PE Cares

Friday, November 16th is the last chance to donate items for our PE cares annual food drive.

Math: Unit 3: Multiplication and Division with Fractions.

  • Students should continue practicing their math facts using Moby Max.

ELA: In ELA, we are using the evidence we’ve gathered to plan and craft our literary essays focusing on character analysis.

  • Reminder….The students are expected to read 100 minutes a week. As a parent please initial the log when they read at home, showing you confirm your child has read for the minutes recorded.

Social Studies: We’re beginning our next unit called Three Worlds Meet.

 

What’s Coming Up – Week of November 12-16, 2018

 

 

Miscellaneous:

Just a few reminders about weather:

  1. The kids go outside at every recess.   We only keep them inside if the wind chill is below zero.
  2. WINTER CLOTHING is a must.  Boots, hats, mittens/gloves, snow pants. Write your last name on the snow pants’ tag — or get a white permanent marker and write it on the inside lining.  Use that same marker on the boots and jacket linings.

Goodies Factory fundraiser items will be delivered on Tuesday, November 13. Please make arrangements to pick up your order at Georgetown elementary between 3:00 and 5:00 PM that day.

Culver’s Night

On Monday, November 19 from 5:00 – 8:00 come join parents and staff to enjoy some yummy Culver’s! Bring your family by for dinner or get a concrete mixer and support your school! You can either come in and eat or go through the drive-thru! Culver’s restaurant is located at 7393 Cottonwood Dr, Jenison, MI 49428

Georgetown Culver’s Night

Georgetown Culver’s Night

GEORGETOWN Culver’s Night  Monday, November 19 from 5:00 – 8:00

7393 Cottonwood Dr, Jenison, MI 49428

You can either come in and eat or go through the drive thru.

Culver’s is donating a portion of the profits from every customer.

Parents and staff get to help deliver food.

Bring your family by for dinner or get a concrete mixer and support your school!

Hope to see you there!

What’s Coming Up – Week of November 5-November 9, 2018

 

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on November 5th and November 7th. A conference time slip was sent home last week. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s progress.
  • The Scholastic Book Fair will be at Georgetown next week. Our class will preview on Tuesday and shop on Thursday.
  • Goodies Factory fundraiser items will be delivered on Tuesday, November 13. Please make arrangements to pick up your order at Georgetown elementary between 3:00 and 5:00 PM that day.

Math: Unit 3: Multiplication and Division with Fractions.

  • Students should continue practicing their math facts using Moby Max.

ELA: In ELA, we are wrapping up our book club discussions and using the evidence we’ve gathered to plan our literary essays focusing on character analysis.

  • Reminder….The students are expected to read 100 minutes a week. As a parent please initial the log when they read at home, showing you confirm your child has read for the minutes recorded.

Social Studies: We’re beginning our next unit called Three Worlds Meet.

 

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