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 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

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.

 

 

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 21

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Miscellaneous:

    • Upcoming Dates for 5th Grade
    • On Tuesday, March 22, middle school counselors will be visiting fifth grade classrooms to answer questions from students about the transition to middle school.
    • Also on Tuesday, March 22, music teachers from the middle school will be here for instrument fittings. If you haven’t made a final decision about whether your child will participate in band or orchestra next year, please have them get fitted so that the necessary information is available in case they choose to participate.
    • 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.

 

 

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 7

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Miscellaneous:

  • Monday, March 7 is a records day for teachers; there will be no school for students that day.
  • Parent-Teacher conferences will be held March 7 – 9. We are looking forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s progress.
  • Fifth graders will be visiting Baldwin Street Middle School on Thursday, March 10. We will learn a little about what to expect in middle school, tour the building, hear performances by sixth grade musicians, and eat lunch. A letter from Jenison Hudsonville Food Service explaining the process for students who wish to buy lunch will be sent home with students on Friday. Students are also welcome to bring their own lunch to eat at the middle school.
  • Please make sure your child is practicing math facts at home using Mobymax five minutes each day.  
  • The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Georgetown. We will be previewing on Tuesday March 8 and shopping on Friday March 11th.
  • The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Georgetown. Information was sent home about the All for Books competition. This allows our PTC to purchase books for or classroom libraries.
  • Upcoming Dates for 5th Grade

Week of February 29

 

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Miscellaneous:

  • Moby Max has replaced Math Facts Pro for fact fluency.  Both teachers and students find this fact fluency tool much more friendly to use.  Please have your child practice their facts several times a week.
  • Parent-Teacher conferences will be held March 7 – 9. A conference time reminder slip has been sent home. Please contact your teacher if your conference time needs to be rescheduled.
  • Beginning next week Wednesday, March 2, Mrs. Walenta’s class and Mr. Gort’s class will be switching during the day.  Mrs. Walenta will be teaching a science unit on the human body systems and Mr. Gort will be reviewing math concepts and help students prepare for the M-STEP test that will begin right after spring break.

What’s Coming Up – Week of February 22

 

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Miscellaneous:

  • Moby Max has replaced Math Facts Pro for fact fluency.  Both teachers and students find this fact fluency tool much more friendly to use.  Please have your child practice their facts several times a week.  
  • Parent-Teacher conferences will be held March 7 – 9. A conference time reminder slip has been sent home. Please contact your teacher if your conference time needs to be rescheduled.

Math: We have begun Unit 6 which deals with word problems using all the skills learned from units one through five.

Social Studies: We continue to research the events leading up to the revolutionary war. The unit 5 test will be approaching. Watch your teacher’s blog.

ELA: We are integrating our social studies content into our informational reading and writing units.

 

What’s Coming Up – Week of February 15

Miscellaneous:

  • Moby Max has replaced Math Facts Pro for fact fluency.  Both teachers and students find this fact fluency tool much more friendly to use.  Please have your child practice their facts several times a week.  
  • Parent-Teacher conferences will be held March 7 – 9. A conference time reminder will be sent home within this coming week. Please contact your teacher if your conference time needs to be rescheduled.
  • Camp chaperones will be notified on Feb. 19th. Thank you to the parents who have volunteered to support this event.
  • Happy Valentine’s Day! 🙂

What’s Coming Up – Week of February 1

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Miscellaneous:

  • A camp chaperone note will be coming home on Monday, February 1. If you are interested in volunteering for 5th grade camp on May 23-24, the note must be completed and returned by February 12th.
  • Our Valentine’s day celebration will be help on the afternoon of Friday, February 12. Rather than having traditional classroom parties, the fifth grade teachers have planned an activity for the entire fifth grade. Individual classes will hold Valentine exchanges earlier in the day.
  • T.E.A.M. classes began a few weeks ago with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and will continue for the next three or four weeks.
  • Reminder-When your son our daughter is using Math Facts Pro please make sure they are signing in to their account. Students should be using Math Facts Pro at home several times per week.