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School Supply List

I hope the summer is finding everyone happy and healthy.  Below is a post of suggested school supplies. Please check back occasionally as I will be updating our classroom blog to best serve our classroom in the upcoming school year!

Please do NOT bring a trapper keeper!  These are just  TOO BIG to store in the classroom.

Supply list needed for the classroom:

  • Pencil Box
  • 5-Spiral notebooks (wide rule)
  • 4- two pocket folders (red, blue, yellow, green, choice)
  • 1-two pocket folder with tabs
  • 3-ring binder (1 inch)
  • Sticky Notes
  • 2- Dry Erase Markers
  • Highlighter
  • Scissors
  • Colored Pencils

Each Student Should Bring one each for the classroom to share:

  • Clorox Wipes (any disinfectant disposable wipes)
  • Box of Tissue

Highly Recommended Item

  • Gym shoes to be left at school for Physical Education Class
  • Extra #2 Pencils
  • Glue Stick

Below are additional supplies that kids often like to bring for their private use.

  • Erasers
  • Colored Marking Pen for Editing (not black or blue)
  • Small Pencil Sharpener

Welcome to 5th grade!

WELCOME TO FIFTH GRADE! We are going to have such an amazing year together! I can’t wait to meet you and come together as a class! 🙂 I am very excited to be teaching at Georgetown again!

While you are on my blog, be sure to sign up for email updates. You can sign up in the upper right corner of this blog where it says “Subscribe by Email.” Once you enter your email address and register, you will receive notifications of my blog posts.

It is important that you subscribe to the class blog. Our class blog will be the site for information about school supplies, curriculum, assessments, and much more. A school supply list will be posted on July 1.

Have a safe and happy summer and I’ll see you in August at our Open House!

Field Day Reminder

Fourth and fifth grade field day will be on Tuesday, June 7 at Eagle Stadium. Rain date will be on Wednesday, June 8. A few important reminders:

  • Students should bring a sack lunch. Unless they have already ordered a sack lunch through the food service.
  • Bring a water bottle and sunscreen.
  • Students should wear their field day shirts or shirts of the assigned colors:
    • 5th-grade boys: navy blue
    • 5th-grade girls: neon yellow

Camp Photos

 

  • We have collected all of the CAMP HENRY photos into one album on our school smug mug site. To access the photos, go to this link:  SMUGMUG CAMP HENRY You will be prompted for a password which is:  camphenry  (all lowercase, no spaces).
  • We are still adding some photos, so continue checking back to see pictures of our adventures!

Tidbits

Talent Show:

  • On Thursday, June 2, Georgetown Elementary will hold our annual GOT TALENT SHOW.  There will be two shows (9:15 and 1:30).  Because many parents can’t  make the shows due to calendar conflicts, all performances are videotaped and posted to our school YOUTUBE site.
  • A list of all the performances can be found here: 2016TalentShow

Celebration:

 

Fifth Grade Celebration

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our fifth-grade celebration will be on Friday, June 3. Parents are welcome to join us at the skating rink and/or the bowling alley. Parents who wish to skate may join us at their own expense, but there will not be space for parents to bowl. Please do not send additional money with your child; all activities and food will be covered for students. Here is our schedule for the day (times are approximate):

 

9:30 – Skating at Tarry Hall

  • Cost of skate rental will be covered for students.
  • Students who wish to rent inline skates may pay the difference of $1.
  • Students are also welcome to bring their own skates if they have them.

 

12:00 – Bowling and lunch at Hudsonville Lanes
We will end the day back at Georgetown Elementary with celebrations in our classrooms.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CAMP

 

 

 

Camp is HERE! We will be heading to camp on Monday, May 23rd! Please see the camp handbook and additional information below.

Drop your child off between 8:45 and 9:00 at the circle drive in the front of the school.  PLEASE do not arrive earlier.  We need to allow time for k-4 grade students to arrive using the  normal drop-off procedures at the circle drive.

CAMP HANDBOOK

Camp Reminders/Check-In Procedures

DON’T FORGET!!!

Bring a sack lunch  with your child’s name and teacher’s name on it.

 

  • Your child’s name must be clearly marked on luggage, sleeping bag and pillow.  Masking tape works really well for this.  (see camp handbook for packing list)

 

  • All medication must be in its original container.  

 

  • No electronic devices.

 

  • Any cash brought to camp is the responsibility of the camper.

 

Check In/Check Out

Drop your child off between 8:45 and 9:00 at the circle drive in the front of the school.  PLEASE do not arrive earlier.  We need to allow time for k-4 grade students to arrive using the  normal drop-off procedures at the circle drive.

LOOK for your child’s teacher upon arrival so they can check your child in, and mark them as in attendance.  Please do each of these steps to properly and safely check in your child before you leave.

 

  • Medication drop-off– Any medication to be administered needs to be in its original container, clearly marked with your child’s name.  An adult will cross check to make sure all medication left is listed on the med form you sent in giving written permission to administer medication.

 

  • Lunch Check In– A volunteer will check for a teacher’s & student’s name on the lunch  and place your child’s lunch in the appropriate box.

 

  • Tagging Luggage– A colored tape will be placed on your child’s luggage to help identify it upon arrival at camp.

 

  • Luggage Drop Off Luggage will be given to volunteers to load and take to camp.

 

* Plan on being back at Georgetown Elementary at 7:00 on Tuesday, May 24 to pick up your TIRED camper.   🙂  

 

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 16

DEADLINE !

  • If you plan to visit Camp Henry you are required to have a background check completed prior to May 16 and must notify your classroom teacher because the camp requires prior notice. Background Check Link

Miscellaneous:

  • Upcoming Dates for 5th Grade
  • Watch for a sack lunch order form to come home. Students have the opportunity to order a lunch from food service for our field day on June 7. Students are welcome to bring their own lunch if they wish.

 

Team Whitten-Fight Like a Wolverine

The father of one of our students (Kylie Whitten, Grade 5) has recently been diagnosed with a cancer recurrence.  This has been a devastating diagnosis for the father, Torey Whitten, and his family.  His first battle was long and difficult — and now he is looking ahead to battle #2.

Kylie is determined to do everything she can to help her father and also raise money to find a cure for cancer.   As a school family, we are supporting Kylie and ask you to support her as well.

Kylie’s project: WRIST BRACELETS for $5.00 each.  The image below shows the bracelets — a tribute to her father who is a big U of M Fan and full of courage and strength.

The sale will run Monday, May 2 to Thursday, May 5.

kylie

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 2

Miscellaneous:

  • Upcoming Dates for 5th Grade
  • Camp is quickly approaching.  Mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 4 at 6:00 to attend our parent camp meeting. A mandatory chaperone meeting will be directly following the general meeting.
  • Camp paperwork should have come home earlier this week.  Each camper and chaperone are required to have a camp general release form and a medication form filled out and signed.  Please have these back to us by Friday, April 29.  Thank you in advance! :)

If you would like to visit Camp Henry while we are at camp, you are required to have a background check completed prior to May 16.  Details about visiting will be explained during our May 4th meeting.

Background Check Link

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