Hudsonville P.E. Apparel Sale

The annual P.E apparel sale is officially open!

  • If you are interested in buying any apparel, you must order online here.
  • Orders must be placed no later than Wednesday, January 29.
  • Color and style options:

Please contact Mrs. Nienhuis or Mrs. VanKoevering if you have any questions.

616-797-9797 ext. 7460

tnienhui@hpseagles.net or mvankoev@hpseagles.net

M-STEP and Extras

Hello everyone,

Here is a quick update on M-STEP dates as well as a really cool opportunity to promote STEAM for girls.


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 are as follows:

  • Grade 3: May 5, 6, 7  (9am-12 pm)

  • Grade 4: May 12, 13, 14 (9am-12pm)

  • Grade 5: April 21, 22, 23, 28, 29  (9am – 12pm)


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

Mrs. Angela Totten

STEAM Studio
Georgetown Elementary
3909 Baldwin St, Hudsonville, MI 49426
(616) 797-9797 Ext 7402

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

Miscellaneous

  • P.E. apparel sale orders due by Wednesday, Jan. 29.
  • For more information and to order, visit the Georgetown Physical Education blog.
  • 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 Monday, January 20.

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

  • Jet’s Pizza Night TONIGHT (Jan 9!)
  • Screenagers: The Next Chapter Event – Tuesday, January 21st, at the Hudsonville Freshman Campus from 6:00-8:00
  • Early Release – Friday, Jan. 31

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 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.

What’s Coming Up – Week of December 16-20, 2019

Miscellaneous

  • 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
  • Penguin Patch Shopping Day-  Wednesday, Dec. 18
  • Fifth grade classroom holiday parties will be held on Friday, Dec. 20

We’re still looking for some items for our Holiday Party, check out the link to our party below. Thanks!

Sign up for Holiday Party

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