What’s Coming up- Week of May 20


  • Watch for a camp information/schedule note that will be coming home on Monday, May 20th.

  • Please have any medications for camp placed in a ziplock baggie with your child’s name printed on the baggie. Thank you.
  • Bugs are suppose to be terrible this year. Make sure you send bug spray to camp with your child!
  • Just a reminder that drop off time for your camper is on Wed. morning at 8:45 by the front doors. We need to have the paper turned in letting us know who will be picking your child up on Friday. Then pick up time for your tired camper will be at 1:45 on Friday afternoon by the front doors.

Whitecaps Game:

Monday, May 20 the safeties are headed to the Whitecaps game that begins at 11:00.  We will be leaving school around 10:15.  Parents are welcome to join their son/daughter on the bus or drive separately to the ballpark.  There is a chance of rain on Monday so please watch the weather to determine what is the best attire to wear to the game (raincoat, sweatshirt, etc).  Safeties also need to bring some money for lunch because food can not be brought into the ballpark.  Don’t forget to bring your ball glove because you might be lucky enough to catch a foul ball.  Please email Mr. Gort (mgort@hpseagles.net) if you have any questions.


What Is Happening the Week of May 13th!


  • A sack lunch note will be coming home for the students that want to order a sack lunch for Field Day.  Field Day is Tuesday, June 4th.
  • Look for a camp pick-up note to come home on Monday.  Remember camp is from Wednesday, May 22 to Friday, May 24.  We want the kids to come to school after all the other students have arrived and made it to their classroom; so make arrangements to drop your child off in the turnaround of the school on this day.  Pick-up will be about 2:00 on Friday.
  • Hudsonville Field Day T-Shirt forms are due May 17th.  Students should have received the red forms this week from the PE teachers.
  • 5th Grade Celebration is May 29th. Follow the links and check out the earlier blog post for more information.

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Science: We are headfirst into our unit on Force and Motion. We have worked on defining, describing, and graphing motion. We have also worked on measuring speed by doing data collecting experiments with the use of tape measures and stopwatches.

ELA: This week our kids will begin their rough draft based on the research they have done in Social Studies.  Each student will write an opinion piece from the point of view of either a pre-revolutionary Patriot or Loyalist.

Math: In math, we have started our unit on metric conversions and understanding volume by studying cubes and prisms.

Social Studies: This week we wrapped up our research using primary and secondary history sources describing the major events that lead up to the Revolutionary War. We will wrap up our study of history this school year discussing the Revolutionary War.

Camp Reminders

  • We look forward to seeing all of you on May 7th from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  for a 5th grade camp meeting at Georgetown Elementary in the cafeteria.  Due to the size of our group and limited space we ask that this be a parent only meeting.  We will have a separate meeting with the kids here at school.
  • Please have all camp paperwork returned by May 7th.  Remember we need a pink Health History form, a gold Medication form, and a green YMCA Facility form from each camper and chaperone.

5th Grade Update


  • We will be going to Tarry Hall roller skating rink for our Valentine party on Feb. 14th.  If you haven’t sent in your child’s $4.00 to attend, please do soon as soon as possible. All parents are welcome to join us at the rink at 9:15.  If you wish to skate the fee will be $4.00 at the door, otherwise it is free to join the fun!
  • If your child wants to rent in-line skates instead of using roller skates that are included in the $4.00 fee, have them bring that money in on the day of the field trip and they can rent in-line skates at the window when they arrive.
  • You should have received a camp balance form.  Camp fees are due February 28.  If you need a balance for your child contact your child’s teacher.
  • On Tuesday, February 19th the fifth grade will be going on a field trip to listen to the Grand Rapids Symphony.  We will be leaving about 10:15 and returning around 12:30.  Each class is allowed to bring 3 chaperones on this trip.  If you have an interest in chaperoning this trip contact your child’s teacher.
  • Look for a camp chaperone volunteer note to come home on Tuesday.

Fundraiser Is Here!

Keeping with a wonderful Hudsonville tradition, our fifth grade students are planning an overnight camping trip.  Georgetown and Bauer students will be attending camp together giving students the opportunity to meet new friends before going to middle school.  School camping is an experience of cooperative living that gives our children the opportunity to learn in an atmosphere unlike that of the classroom.  The camping program will include 3 days and 2 nights at Camp Pinewood in Muskegon on May 22-24. The cost of camp will be $100.00 per student.

What does this mean?  In order to completely pay for camp, each student needs to sell a minimum of $250.00 in product.

As we get closer to the delivery date, we will be looking for volunteers to help arrange and separate the orders to make it easier for parental pick up.  More news to come about that later.

Below are some key dates and information regarding this year’s camp fundraiser.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your teacher.

Thank you,

Mr. Bialochowski

Mrs. Burdis

Mrs. Walenta

Mr. Gort

Important Dates

  1. Oct. 4 Kick off Fundraiser  (40% of your child’s sales goes directly to your child’s cost of camp)
  2. Oct. 15 Return all fundraiser orders (make one check payable to Georgetown Elementary for your child’s entire order.)
  1. Nov. 13 Pick-up fundraiser product (3:15-5:15)
  2. Feb. 28 Camp fee due


Camp Chaperones: Many chaperones are needed to make camp successful.  It is premature to make decisions regarding the amount of chaperones needed at this time.  One of the many components to determine the number of chaperones needed is based on the space used at Camp Pinewood. Being that information will not be available to us until after the holidays, more information on the responsibility and opportunity to volunteer as a camp chaperone will be provided by the end of January