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.

 

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 9

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Miscellaneous:

  • Upcoming Dates for 5th Grade
  • Information was sent home with students regarding a health lesson to be presented in PE. Please be sure to take a few minutes read over these materials.

 

Camp Reminders:

  • 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

 

Math: We have begun Unit 8 which covers measurement and geometry.

 

Social Studies: We are wrapping up our final social studies unit, A New Nation. Test will be on Tuesday, May 10; study guides were sent home earlier in the week.

 

ELA: We are working on writing persuasive essays
Science: We will be finishing up the Solar System Unit with an assessment next Tuesday, May 10th.

Reminders

  • Parent meeting regarding fifth-grade camp is tonight, Wednesday, May 4 at 6:00 PM in the Georgetown Elementary multipurpose room. Chaperone meeting will follow immediately.
  • Students will be taking a quiz on the vocabulary words for social studies unit 7 on Friday, May 5. Students may review using their flashcards or, if they prefer, they may practice online by clicking here or by using the link under Social Studies on the right side of this page.

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.

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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

What’s Coming Up – Week of April 25

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Parents, you should be so proud of your fifth graders this week. The effort that they have put into their testing has been nothing short of amazing. I wish you could observe them while they are testing to see how hard they are working to show what they know. Please take a few minutes to let them know that you appreciate their hard work.

 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.
  • Watch for required camp paperwork to come home the week of April 25.  Eachcamper and chaperone is required to have a camp general release form and amedication 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

6th Grade Course Selections

6th grade course selections sheets are coming home today and will be due back to me by Friday, April 15.  Please go over the front and back of this sheet very carefully with your son/daughter because there are a lot of areas to sign and check to make sure your child gets the classes they would like.  If you have any questions please let me know.  Have a great evening!

Spring Break Challenge

If you are looking for something to do over spring break, I have an idea for at least 120 minutes of your time off:  Learning!  All students whospends 120 MINUTES or MORE engaged in reading or online learning images

(120 total minutes over all the days of break), will be entered into a drawing for a $25 AMAZON GIFT CARD.

Online Options:  MOBYMAX (ALL GRADES), STUDY ISLAND (Gr 3-5), RAZ KIDS (Gr PK-2), MATHFACTSPRO (Gr 1-5).

Reading Options: Listen to an audio book or a REAL PERSON READ or  JUST READ on your own.

Did you know that listening to a story stimulates children’s imaginations and emotions, exposes children to rich language patterns, new vocabulary words and a variety of texts?  If you need ideas for great family friendly audio books, check the GEEKMOM / GEEKDAD Blog.  This is a great idea if your child struggles to stay focused reading or if you are in the car traveling.

If you read or listen to a book, enter your total  minutes here.

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 28

Social Studies:

We will be having a social studies test over the Revolutionary War on Friday, March 25th. A review sheet came home on Wednesday to study for this test. Happy Studying!

Miscellaneous:

    • Upcoming Dates for 5th Grade
    • On Thursday, March 31 at 2:00, fifth graders will view the reproductive health video.
      • Please see email sent last week for specific details.
      • If you wish to preview the videos, they will be available for parent review between March 15 and March 24. Videos must be watched at the school. If you want to review these, schedule a time with Mrs. VandenBerg, our librarian.  Her email:  jvandenb@hpseagles.net

 

  • If you DO NOT want your child to view the video with the grade level gender group, contact your child’s teacher.  You will need to make arrangements to pick your child up early (before 2 pm) on March 31.