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What’s Coming Up Week of Jan. 13-17

 

 

Miscellaneous

  • Screenagers: The Next Chapter Event – Tuesday, January 21st, at the Hudsonville Freshman Campus from 6:00-8:00

Community Education Opportunity: Film Screening and Panel Discussion of Screenagers: The Next Chapter

As a 5th grade team, we feel this would be a great opportunity for parents to check this out as it is in line with a lot of things we’ve been noticing and observing in students as technology continues to play an important role in students’ lives. Check out the trailer for the film, Screenagers: The Next Chapter, or the original film, Screenagers, to help inform you and your family as you navigate the increasing social demands and pressures of today’s students with technology.
Hudsonville Community Education Screenagers Event Site
Screenagers Official Website

Math:
We are getting into our fourth unit, multiplication with whole numbers and decimals.
To prepare and review, students should be completing Moby Max Fact Fluency practice at home for five minutes per day unless they have mastered all math facts.

ELA:
We’re beginning a reading and writing unit which will be investigating non-fiction texts and tackling text complexity.
Students should be reading for 20 minutes each night and filling out the reading log.

Science:
We’re discussing collaborative work practices and scientific understanding.

Social Studies:
We will be continuing our fourth unit, Life in the Colonies.

What’s Coming Up – Week of December 16-20, 201

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

  • Early Release – Friday, December 13
  • Fifth grade classroom holiday parties will be held on Friday, Dec. 20 at 9:45 AM. There are still openings to donate an item. Please follow the link below. Thank you in advance.https://signup.com/go/VuCQOpN
  • Upcoming Spirit Week – December 16-20
    • Monday- Green/Red Day
    • Tuesday- Holiday Hat Day
    • Wednesday- Cozy Scarf/Socks Day
    • Thursday- PJ Day
    • Friday- Holiday Sweater Day
  • Penguin Patch Shopping Day-  Tuesday, December 17th.

What’s Coming Up – Week of December 9-13, 2019

 

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Candy Cane Sale: The annual candy cane sale has returned. Our fifth-grade classes will sell candy canes at school to help raise money for their end of year activities. This year the sale runs from Wednesday, December 4 through Wednesday, December 18. The cost for each candy cane is $1.00, and they will be delivered the same day they are ordered. Thank you for your support, and happy holidays!
  •  Georgetown Elementary Holiday Program will be held on December 12.
  • Early Release – Friday, December 13
  • Upcoming Spirit Week – December 16-20
    • Monday- Green/Red Day
    • Tuesday- Holiday Hat Day
    • Wednesday- Cozy Scarf/Socks Day
    • Thursday- PJ Day
    • Friday- Holiday Sweater Day
  • Fifth grade classroom holiday parties will be held on Friday, Dec. 20 at 9:45 AM. There are still openings to donate an item. Please follow the link below. Thank you in advance.

    1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/VuCQOpN

  • Penguin Patch Shopping DayOur class will have the chance to shop for the holidays on Tuesday, December 17th, at 2:45 PM

Candy Cane Sale

The annual fifth grade candy cane sale is officially here!

The annual candy cane sale has returned. Our fifth-grade classes will sell candy canes at school to help raise money for their end of year activities. This year the sale runs from Wednesday, December 4 through Wednesday, December 18. The cost for each candy cane is $1.00, and they will be delivered the same day they are ordered. Thank you for your support, and happy holidays!

What’s Coming Up – Week of November 18-22, 2019

 

 

 

 

Early Release – Friday, November 15

Parent-teacher conferences will be held on November 18 and 20. 

Report cards – you will receive your child’s report card at your conference.

Goodies Factory Fundraiser Item Pick Up on NOVEMBER 21 from 3:00-5:00 PM!

  • If your child participated in the fundraiser, items must be picked up on Thursday, November 21 between 3:00 and 5:00 PM.
  • If you’re unable to pick up items during this time, please make arrangements with a friend, neighbor, or family member.
  • Georgetown Elementary Holiday Program will be held on December 12.

What’s Coming Up – Week of November 11-15, 2019

 

 

Miscellaneous

    • PE Cares- Please send in canned goods
    • Early Release – Friday, November 15
    • Parent-teacher conferences will be held on November 18 and 20. 
      • Individual conference times were communicated earlier last week.

 

  • Goodies Factory Fundraiser

 

    • If your child participated in the fundraiser, items must be picked up on Thursday, November 21 between 3:00 and 5:00 PM.
    • If you’re unable to pick up items during this time, please make arrangements with a friend, neighbor, or family member.
  • Georgetown Elementary Holiday Program will be held on December 12.

 

Math:

  • We are getting into our third unit, multiplying and dividing fractions. 
  • Students should be completing Moby Max Fact Fluency practice at home for five minutes per day unless they have mastered all math facts.

 

ELA:

  • We’re beginning a reading and writing unit which will focus on theme.
  • Students should be reading for 20 minutes each night and filling out the reading log.

 

Science: 

  • We’re discussing collaborative work practices and scientific understanding.

 

Social Studies:

  • We will be continuing our second unit, Three Worlds Meet. 

 

 

What’s Coming Up – Week of November 4-8, 2019

 

 

Miscellaneous

    • Parent-teacher conferences will be held on November 18 and 20. 
      • Individual conference times were communicated earlier this week.

 

  • Goodies Factory Fundraiser

 

    • If your child participated in the fundraiser, items must be picked up on Thursday, November 21 between 3:00 and 5:00 PM.
    • If you’re unable to pick up items during this time, please make arrangements with a friend, neighbor, or family member.

 

Thank you to parents who volunteered or donated items for our fall party!

What’s Coming Up – Week of October 28- November 1, 2019

 

 

 

Goodies Factory Fundraising!

    • Goodies Factory fundraiser orders and payment are due on Monday, Oct. 28.
      • Please turn in one check payable to Georgetown Elementary for the entire order  AND BOTH WHITE AND YELLOW FORMS TO SCHOOL. 
      • Plan to pick up ALL items on Thursday, November 21st, from 3:00-5:00 PM. 

 

  • Please note that we cannot hold any items overnight!

 

  • Turkey Trot on Tuesday, October 29
  • Picture retake on Tuesday, October 29
  • Halloween Party on Thursday, October 31. Please send in donations for the party by Tuesday, October 29th. Thank you in advance.

Math:

  • We are getting into our third unit, multiplying and dividing fractions. 
  • Students should be completing Moby Max Fact Fluency practice at home for five minutes per day unless they have mastered all math facts.

 

ELA:

  • We’re beginning a reading and writing unit which will focus on theme.
  • Students should be reading for 20 minutes each night and filling out the reading log.

 

Science: 

  • We’re discussing collaborative work practices and scientific understanding.

 

Social Studies:

  • We will be continuing our second unit, Three Worlds Meet.

What’s Coming Up – Week of October 21-25, 2019

 

 

Goodies Factory Fundraising!

    • Goodies Factory fundraiser orders and payment are due on Monday, Oct. 28.
      • Please turn in one check payable to Georgetown Elementary for the entire order  AND BOTH WHITE AND YELLOW FORMS TO SCHOOL. 
      • Plan to pick up ALL items on Thursday, November 21st, from 3:00-5:00 PM. 

 

  • Please note that we cannot hold any items overnight!

 

Important Reminders:

  • Early Release and Popcorn Day Friday, October 18
  • Turkey Trot on Tuesday, October 29

What’s Coming Up – Week of October 14-18, 2019

 

 

 

 

Goodies Factory Fundraising!

    • A letter will be sent home with students on Thursday, Oct. 10 explaining the fifth grade activity fee.
      • The 5th grade activity fee of $100, minus any money earned by fundraising, is due on or before February 1, 2019. Once the fundraiser is complete, you will be informed of the remaining balance due.
    • Goodies Factory fundraiser orders and payment are due on Monday, Oct. 28.
      • We will kick off the fundraiser with students on Thursday, Oct. 10.
      • Please turn in one check payable to Georgetown Elementary for the entire order.
      • Plan to pick up ALL items on Thursday, November 21st, from 3:00-5:00 PM. 

 

  • Please note that we cannot hold any items overnight!

 

Important Reminders:

  • Jet’s Pizza night tonight! When you order, be sure to mention your teacher’s name.
  • Urban Hay Day October 12
    • Mrs. Ball and Mrs. Neinhuis will be in the dunk tank from 11:15-11:30!
  • Early Release and Popcorn Day Friday, October 18
  • Turkey Trot on Tuesday, October 29

 

Math:

  • We are getting into our second unit, addition and subtraction with decimals. 
  • Students should be completing Moby Max Fact Fluency practice at home for five minutes per day unless they have mastered all math facts.

 

ELA:

  • We’re working on strategies that help us bring our stories to life and continuing to write our narrative pieces.
  • Students should be reading for 20 minutes each night and filling out the reading log.

 

Science: 

  • We’ll begin discussing collaborative work practices and scientific understanding prior to our first unit.

 

Social Studies:

  • We will be continuing our second unit, Three Worlds Meet.

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