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

Miscellaneous

  • 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
  • Penguin Patch Shopping Day- Wednesday, Dec. 18

Room 303 at work:

Playing math games with partners and working in our book clubs to discuss and display themes.

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 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!

Winter Party Info

Hello Parents!

It’s time to talk about our winter party! This year all 5th grade classes will be hosting a breakfast party. We are looking for volunteers to contribute some food and materials for our party, as well as some volunteers to join us during the party cooking and serving the kiddos. Please remember that per Mrs. Reagan, we are limited to the 10 volunteers that sign up for our party and that all volunteers must complete a background check.
Just like with our fall party, we are using SignUp to help organize our party!
Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/nAcNTYE
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

 
Thank you for your support, please let me know if you have any questions!

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

Miscellaneous

  • Parent-teacher conferences will be held on November 18 and 20. Find our class conference schedule HERE.
  • 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

    • 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.
  • Check out the Math tab to learn more about the Statistics Poster Competition through GVSU!

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. 

P.E. C.A.R.E.S.

The annual P.E. C.A.R.E.S food drive will be starting on November 6.  We are asking for your help by bringing in non-perishable food items for Love Inc. in Hudsonville.  Food items to consider are canned vegetables and fruits, pasta, rice, baked beans, black beans, kidney beans, peanut butter, tuna fish, etc. 

 (please no ramen noodles)

 

The food drive will continue until Nov. 21.  We will be keeping track of how many items each class brings in for the food drive.  The class with the most items at the end of the day on Nov. 21 will win a bowling trip to Hudsonville Lanes and a P.E. C.A.R.E.S t-shirt.  

 

This is a great opportunity for our students to care for their community, thanks for sharing in this service project with us at Georgetown.

 

Mrs. Nienhuis and Mrs. VanKoevering 

P.E. Blog  http://mvankoev.edublogs.org

 

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 refer to our SignUp information here.

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.

Here are some pictures with our Kindergarten Buddies. Our fifth graders had the opportunity to make Orange Day crafts and read with their buddies. 

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

Working on writing and revising our Personal Narratives

Learning about Native American cultures

Practicing adding and subtracting decimals and budgeting!

 

What’s Coming Up

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 is October 12
    • Mrs. Ball and Mrs. Nienhuis 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 moving 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.