What’s Coming up-Week of March 1-5, 2021

Miscellaneous:

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences

  • An email was sent to parents this week regarding virtual conferences which will be held on March 8th or March 10th. Please check your inbox for an email from your child’s classroom teacher and sign up for a time slot on the link provided.

March Reading Month

  • Georgetown will be celebrating reading for the month of March. We will have a school wide western theme of Saddle Up & Read!  (Tied to Book Fair’s “Wild West” theme.)
    • A Daily/Weekly Reading Goal calendar will be sent home with the students. As a parent you will sign the log agreeing that your child read for the 5th grade weekly goal. Goal for 5th grade is 30 minutes a day or 150 minutes per week. If they reach this goal their name will be put in a weekly drawing.
    • We will have dress up days each Friday in March. The first date, Friday March 5th, will be Hats Off To Reading. Wear a hat, bandana or handkerchief!
    • Book Fair
  • As in the Fall, there will be a book fair for the kids to shop in person or online during conference week. Watch for more information.

 

Early release on March 5, 2021

Math: 

  • We are continuing Unit 5: Division with Whole Numbers and Decimals

ELA:

  • We are focusing on themes and continuing to create a literary essay about the theme found in our book club books.
  • Since we’re asking students to spend a few extra minutes reading to complete the reading month calendar, we will not have our normal weekly reading homework sheet for the month of March.

Social Studies:

  • We are learning about the events that lead to the Revolutionary War.

What’s Coming up-Week of February 22-26, 2021

Miscellaneous:

  • Please make sure your child comes to school with a jacket and outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather.
  • Parent teacher conferences will be held in early March. Like in the fall, our conferences will be held via Zoom. Watch for an email with a sign up link coming soon.
  • STAR Testing reports will come home in a white, sealed envelope on Friday, February 19. These are sent home on behalf of the district to fulfill State of Michigan requirements. We will discuss and interpret these at our upcoming parent-teacher conferences in March. 
  • Quick reminder to relay the importance of having your child wear their mask appropriately while in school. 

 

What’s Coming up-Week of February 15-19, 2021

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Please make sure your child comes to school with a jacket and outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather

Math: 

  • We are beginning Unit 5: Division with Whole Numbers and Decimals

 

ELA:

  • We are focusing on themes and will begin writing a literary essay about the theme found in our book club books.

 

Social Studies:

  • We are continuing to explore our unit on life in colonial America.

STEAM

A message from Mrs. Totten Georgetown’s STEAM teacher.

  • Our class will record their concussion videos in STEAM on Monday, Feb. 15. They are welcome to bring props and dress up! 🙂

Week of Feb. 15-19, 2021

Miscellaneous:

  • Please make sure your child comes to school with a jacket and outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather. Boots, snow pants, gloves, and hats are all highly encouraged! 😉

Math: 

  • We are beginning Unit 5: Division with Whole Numbers and Decimals

ELA:

  • We are focusing on themes and will begin writing a literary essay about the theme found in our book club books.

Social Studies:

  • We are continuing to explore our unit on life in colonial America.

Valentine’s Day

In fifth grade, we do not have individual parties for Valentine’s Day. We will have an optional Valentine exchange. If your child chooses to participate, please have him or her bring a Valentine for each student in the class.

Valentine’s Day

  •  In fifth grade, we do not have individual parties for Valentine’s Day.
  • We will have an optional Valentine exchange. If your child chooses to participate, please have him or her bring a Valentine for each student in the class. I will send an email with a class list.
  • We will decorate bags to gather our Valentines, so there is no need to create a box or container at home.

Celebrating Black History Month

This February, we would like to embark on a journey as a larger school community to bring awareness to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We recognize that these symbolic endeavors do not replace the need for systemic actions to advance our goals related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. For this reason, the district is currently engaging in committee work with a third-party consultant to develop a strategic plan that will promote the long-term sustainability of these efforts.

As a district, some of our SOAR-IV goals relate to the values of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Throughout the month, we will look for ways to highlight a person or event related to Black history.

As a grade level team, we will begin by using our 5th grade social studies curriculum to guide our instruction through the history of African Americans in colonial times. Next we will explore segregation and the Civil Rights Movement. Finally we will focus on contributions from Black Americans in the area of arts, literature, culture, and science.

Week of February 1-5, 2021

Miscellaneous:

  • P.E. apparel sale ends on February 1. Click here for ordering information.
  • Kids Heart Challenge information will be coming home soon! Please check out the PE blog for more information.
  • Early release – Friday, February 5
  • No school – Monday, February 8
  • Please make sure your child comes to school with a jacket and outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather.

What’s Coming up-Week of January 25-29, 2021

Miscellaneous:

  • Report cards will be sent home with students on Friday, January 22.
  • It is time for the annual HPS P.E. apparel sale. Orders are being accepted through February 1 and will be online only this year. The online order form can be found here.

    If you have questions, please reach out to Mrs. VanKoevering (mvankoev@hpseagles.net) or Mrs. Nienhuis (tnienhui@hpseagles.net)

  • Please make sure your child comes to school with a jacket and outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather

Math: 

  • We are working on multiplication with whole numbers and decimals.

 

ELA:

  • We are focusing on themes and will begin forming book clubs for students to focus on theme work in small groups. 

 

Social Studies:

  • We are exploring our unit on life in colonial America.

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