What’s Coming Up – Week of February 3-7, 2020

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

    • Early Release – Friday, Jan. 31
    • Midwinter Break – Monday, February, 3rd and Tuesday, February 4th
    • Remaining balances of the fifth grade activity fee are due by February 1. Reminders with updated balances were sent home last week.

 

  • Camp Chaperones – Be on the lookout next week for a letter outlining chaperone opportunities. 
  • 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 . 
    • We will decorate bags to use to gather our Valentines, so there is no need to create a box or container to send in.

What’s Coming Up – Week of January 27-31, 2020

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

    • P.E. apparel sale orders due by Wednesday, Jan. 29.
    • Early Release – Friday, Jan. 31
    • Midwinter Break – Monday, February, 3rd and Tuesday, February 4th
    • Remaining balances of the fifth grade activity fee are due by February 1. Reminders with updated balances were sent home earlier this week.

 

  • 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 . 
    • We will decorate bags to use to gather our Valentines, so there is no need to create a box or container to send in.

Math:

  • We are continuing unit 4, multiplication with whole numbers and decimals. 
  • Students should be completing MobyMax 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.

IMPORTANT MSTEP DATES + COOL OPPORTUNITY

IMPORTANT M-STEP DATES

Dear Parents,

The M-STEP State testing for grades 3-5 will take place this spring. I wanted you to have information on the dates in advance so that you can schedule appointments around these testing dates.

  • The dates for our M-STEP tests for Grade 5 are: April 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 (9am – 12pm)

Thank you for you help!

COOL OPPORTUNITY: Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (4th-8th Grade)

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020

  • Who: 4th-8th graders
  • What: Attendees will get the opportunity to rotate through 5 different hands-on Engineering activities led by students, graduate students, and faculty.
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register Here
Thanks, Mrs. Totten, from our STEAM Studio, for passing along!

What’s Coming Up – Week of January 20-24, 2020

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

  • P.E. apparel sale orders due by Wednesday, Jan. 29.
  • Early Release – Friday, Jan. 31
  • Midwinter Break (No School Monday, February, 3rd and Tuesday, February 4th)
  • Remaining balances of the fifth grade activity fee are due by February 1.
    • Reminders with updated balances will be sent home on Tuesday, January 21st.

 

Community Education Opportunity: Film Screening and Panel Discussion of Screenagers: The Next Chapter  – Tuesday, Jan. 21

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

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.

Holiday Program: December 12, 2019

Fair Haven Ministries just down the road from Georgetown Elementary at the corner of Baldwin Street and 28th Ave.

Why is it held at a church?  Our elementary schools have grown so big that we need a big space to perform!  We are too big for the High School or Freshman Auditoriums.  Fair Haven seats about 1500 and graciously allows Hudsonville schools to rent their auditorium for our performances.

What time do students need to be there?
Students need to report to their assigned classroom 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM.

  • 6:30 – 7:00   K-2nd     (Students report at 6:15)
  • 7:45 – 8:15   3rd-5th   (Students report at 7:30)

It is very important not to be late so teachers have enough time to line students up in their riser orders, pass out props and make sure everyone who has a special part is accounted for. Please do not send your child to the classroom unsupervised or prior to their scheduled time.  Please keep their coats with you.

Where does my child need to go when they get to the church?
There will be signs directing you to your child’s classroom.

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!

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