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Summer Learning

Dear Parents,

Studies have shown that students can lose up to 50% of learning during the summer vacation.   Georgetown is challenging you and your child to “KEEP ON LEARNING” this summer to prevent summer slide.  There are two ways to record your learning time:

Our goals for students over the summer are below. Students who reach or exceed goals will be entered in a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card (1 per grade). This is for their grade next year.

 

Reading Minutes Mobymax
  • First Grade: 100 minutes
  • Second Grade: 200 minutes
  • Third Grade: 300 minutes
  • Fourth Grade: 400 minutes
  • Fifth Grade:  400 minutes
  • First Grade: 100 pts
  • Second Grade: 200 pts
  • Third Grade: 300 pts
  • Fourth Grade: 400 pts
  • Fifth Grade:  500 pts

 

    • Reading:  Log into  this form  to record the number of minutes you read.  You can record each day or enter the total for each week.

 

 

 

If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan.  treagan@hpseagles.net

 

Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!

Summer Learning

Dear Parents,

 

Studies have shown that students can lose up to 50% of learning during the summer vacation.   Georgetown is challenging you and your child to “KEEP ON LEARNING” this summer to prevent summer slide.  There are two ways to record your learning time:

 

Our goals for students over the summer are below. Students who reach or exceed goals will be entered in a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card (1 per grade). This is for their grade next year.

 

Reading Minutes Mobymax
  • First Grade: 100 minutes
  • Second Grade: 200 minutes
  • Third Grade: 300 minutes
  • Fourth Grade: 400 minutes
  • Fifth Grade:  400 minutes
  • First Grade: 100 pts
  • Second Grade: 200 pts
  • Third Grade: 300 pts
  • Fourth Grade: 400 pts
  • Fifth Grade:  500 pts

 

    • Reading:  Log into  this form  to record the number of minutes you read.  You can record each day or enter the total for each week.

 

 

 

If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan.  treagan@hpseagles.net

 

Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!

COLLECT BOX TOPS

Did you know that every BOXTOP collected earns money for our school?   This summer we would like you to work hard to collect box tops. The money we earn will go toward a basketball hoop on our K/1 playground!

 

BOXTOPS:  Every completed BOXTOP sheet is worth $5.00.  If every child from Georgetown (approx 570) fills  one sheet this summer, our school will earn $2,750.   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:  Summer Box Tops

Congratulations, Mrs. Totten!

Mrs. Totten, our incredible STEAM STUDIO teacher, has been selected as one of the Air Zoo’s Science Innovation Hall of Fame Educator Excellence Awardees!

Mrs. Totten excels as a teacher who implements curriculum that grows passionate learners.  Students in her classroom utilize Project Lead the Way materials  — and their K-5 participation grows each student into an innovative, creative designer and problem solver.

We feel honored to work with Mrs. Totten every day — and as a staff, we are thrilled that she is being recognized!

If you would like a sneak peak into the Mrs. Totten’s classroom, check out her STEAM STUDIO BLOG.

 

Middle School Music Program Information

Is your fifth-grader interested in participating in one of the music programs in middle school?

Click here for information on the band, choir, and orchestra programs offered to middle school students in Hudsonville and how to determine which program or instrument might be a good fit for your child. Please take the time to review this information as there have been some changes to the process this year. Most notably, instrument fittings and choir information will be available during the evening meeting times rather than during the school day.

Snow Day

We have another SNOW DAY today.  Please encourage your child to do at least 30 minutes of learning (see below).  Thanks to our AMAZING PTC (made possible by your WALK•A•THON Donations), $10 Barnes and Noble Gift Card (one per grade) will be given to randomly drawn students.

AND EXTRA special INCENTIVE:

Mrs. Reagan will throw pizza party for the classroom that has the MOST PARTICIPANTS in SNOW DAY LEARNING.   She will look at who has participated over all the snow days (last Friday, today …. and maybe other days this week) and the class with the most students who participate will get a PRINCIPAL PIZZA PARTY!

Options for learning:

  1. Read a book or two or three.  ONLINE Learning record for reading minutes.
  2. Learning on MOBYMAX or RAZ-KIDS through Clever.com:
  • Log into https://clever.com/in/hpseagles
  • Select log into other google account.
  • Type in district username followed by @hpsstudents.net
  • Type in password – if your child doesn’t remember the password, choose TIME TO READ instead — or email me, the teacher!
  • Select Elementary Apps
  • Find MOBYMAX OR RAZ KIDS….get started!

Students have until 5 pm tonight to participate.

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

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