WHAT’S COMING UP-WEEK OF MAY 10-14, 2021

Middle School Transition Information

  • This week, each of our fifth-grade classes Zoom meetings with middle school staff.
  • An email was sent earlier detailing the process for information for scheduling middle school classes.
  • Deadline for scheduling classes in PowerSchool: May 12
  • Pink forms must be returned to your child’s teacher by May 12.

Camp Update

  • All fifth-grade students in the district will have an extended day camp experience at CranHill Ranch.
  • The date for Georgetown students will be Thursday, June 3.
  • Students can take their normal mode of transportation to school in the morning.
  • The estimated arrival back to school will be around 9:00 PM.
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not allowed to bring parent chaperones. 
  • More information coming soon!

Fundraiser 

  • On Tuesday we will send home balance slips if you participated in the fundraiser. 
  • The balance or full payment of $60 will be due on Monday, May 24th.
  • Please make checks payable to Georgetown Elementary.
Deputy VanDis has been coming in to share with us about drugs and alcohol and internet safety. We got to see his police car and hear lots of stories about his career!

What’s Coming up-Week of May 3-7, 2021

Phone Reminder

  • Parents, please remind your child of the expectations regarding phones at school.
  • Students should not have phones during the school day.
  • If phones are brought to school, they must be powered off and remain in students’ backpacks.
  • Please be aware that student belongings are not stored in locked areas.
  • Loss or damage is the responsibility of the student.

M-STEP Update

  • Fifth graders worked so hard to complete the M-STEP. 
  • Students who were absent for test sessions will begin their make up sessions next week.

Camp Update

  • All fifth grade students in the district will have an extended day camp experience at CranHill Ranch.
  • The date for Georgetown students will be Thursday, June 3.
  • Students can take their normal mode of transportation to school in the morning.
  • Estimated arrival back to school will be around 9:00 PM.
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not allowed to bring parent chaperones. 
  • More information coming soon!

Optional Fundraiser 

  • The camp experience cost for this year is $60.
  • Click here for more information about this optional fundraising opportunity. 
  • Fundraiser ends on Monday, May 3.

Middle School Transition Information

  • Thursday, April 29th the students were given an opportunity to try different musical instruments to see if they are interested in band or orchestra for next school year.
  • Monday, May 3 -or- Tuesday, May 4, 7:00 PM – Parent Information Meeting for Middle School Music
  • Location: Hudsonville Freshman Campus Stadium
  • If your child is interested in participating in band, choir, or orchestra next year, please attend one of these meetings.
  • Meetings are identical; please choose the one that works with your schedule.

What’s Coming Up – Week of April 26-30, 2021

Phone Reminder

  • Parents, please remind your child of the expectations regarding phones at school.
  • Students should not have phones during the school day.
  • If phones are brought to school, they must be powered off and remain in students’ backpacks.
  • Please be aware that student belongings are not stored in locked areas.
  •  Loss or damage is the responsibility of the student.

M-STEP Reminder

  • Remaining M-STEP testing dates for 5th grade:
    • April 27 and 29th. Please avoid any outside appointments on those days in which your child will be gone from school.

Camp Update

  • All fifth grade students in the district will have an extended day camp experience at CranHill Ranch.
  • The date for Georgetown students will be Thursday, June 3.
  • Students can take their normal mode of transportation to school in the morning.
  • Estimated arrival back to school will be around 9:00 PM.
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not allowed to bring parent chaperones. 
  • More information coming soon!

Optional Fundraiser 

  • The camp experience cost for this year is $60.
  • Click here for more information about this optional fundraising opportunity. 
  • Fundraiser ends on Monday, May 3.

Middle School Transition Information

  • Next week we will mark the first steps of the transition into middle school!
  • Thursday, April 29 – Music Fittings (at Georgetown during the school day)
  • Monday, May 3 -or- Tuesday, May 4, 7:00 PM – Parent Information Meeting for Middle School Music
    • Location: Hudsonville Freshman Campus Stadium
      • If your child is interested in participating in band, choir, or orchestra next year, please attend one of these meetings.
      • Meetings are identical; please choose the one that works with your schedule.

Optional Fundraising Opportunity

Parents,

We will be having our camp experience on June 3 at Cran Hill Ranch! It seems far away, but it’ll be here before we know it!  The cost of the experience will be $60 per student. To help offset this cost, we are providing families an OPTIONAL opportunity to fundraise through the Goodies Factory!  Look for information coming home with your child today. Please look through the physical materials, including a packet and parent letter, as well as this Goodies Factory Fundraiser slideshow to guide you through the process!Fundraiser Timeline:  

  • Begins: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
  • Ends: Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Important Fundraiser Links:

Please let me know if you have any questions! Happy selling!

What’s Coming up-Week of March 29 – April 1, 2021

March Reading Month

  • Georgetown is celebrating reading for the month of March. We continue our school-wide western theme of Saddle Up & Read this week! 
    • 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. Students are to turn in their reading logs on Monday.
    • We will have dress up days each Friday in March. Our next dress up day is Thursday, April 1. Our theme is Read and Feed. Wear PJ’s or comfy clothes for some comfy reading time.

Reproductive Health Video

  • The videos will be shown on April 1 with a discussion following the 2:30 video showing. 
    • If you DO NOT want your child to view the video with the grade level gender group, please contact me via email.  Please arrange to pick your child up prior to the viewing time. 

Spring Break

  • Friday, April 2 – Sunday April 11

M-STEP Reminder

  • M-STEP testing dates for 5th grade:
    • April 20, 22, 27, 29th. Please avoid any outside appointments on those days in which your child will be gone from school.

Camp Update

  • All fifth grade students in the district will have an extended day camp experience at CranHill Ranch.
  • The date for Georgetown students will be Thursday, June 3.
  • Students can take their normal mode of transportation to school in the morning.
  • Estimated arrival back to school will be around 9:00 PM.
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not allowed to bring parent chaperones. 
  • More information coming soon!

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

March Reading Month

  • Georgetown is celebrating reading for the month of March. We continue our school-wide western theme of Saddle Up & Read this week! 
    • 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. Students are to turn in their reading logs on Monday.
    • We will have dress up days each Friday in March. Our next dress up day is Friday, March 26. Our theme is Hoedown! We welcome students to wear jeans, maybe even a belt buckle or boots.

Class Chromebooks

  • Our chromebooks have arrived! If your child wants to bring in a pair of wired headphones, we encourage them to keep their headphones in a labeled ziplock bag.

M-STEP Reminder

  • M-STEP testing dates for 5th grade:
    • April 20, 22, 27, 29th. Please avoid any outside appointments on those days in which your child will be gone from school.

Camp Update

  • All fifth grade students in the district will have an extended day camp experience at CranHill Ranch.
  • The date for Georgetown students will be Thursday, June 3.
  • Students can take their normal mode of transportation to school in the morning.
  • Estimated arrival back to school will be around 9:00PM.
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not allowed to bring parent chaperones. 
  • More information coming soon!

What’s Coming Up- Week of March 15-19

March Reading Month

  • Georgetown is celebrating reading for the month of March. We continue our school-wide western theme of Saddle Up & Read this week! 
    • 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. Students are to turn in their reading logs on Monday.
    • We will have dress up days each Friday in March. Our next dress up day is Friday, March 19. We welcome students to wear a shirt with a word or saying on it. 

Class Chromebooks

  • Our chromebooks have arrived! If your child wants to bring in a pair of wired headphones, we encourage them to keep their headphones in a labeled ziplock bag.

Math: 

  • We will be assessing Unit 5: Division with Whole Numbers and Decimals early this week.

ELA:

  • We are wrapping up our 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 first events of the Revolutionary War.

What’s Coming up-Week of March 8-12, 2021

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 if you haven’t already done so.

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. Our next dress up day is Friday, March 12. We welcome you to dress like a cowboy or cowgirl and wear flannel or plaid. 

Book Fair

  • As in the Fall, there will be a book fair for the kids to shop in person or online during conference week. Our preview day is Monday, March 8 and our shopping day is Wednesday, March 10.

Class Chromebooks

Our chromebooks have arrived! If your child wants to bring in a pair of wired headphones, we encourage them to keep their headphones in a labeled ziplock bag.

What’s Coming Up: Week of March 1-5

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.

THANK YOU!

My birthday was this week and I was surprised over and over by your wonderful children! Thank you so much for your support in helping them plan such thoughtful and kind surprises. It truly warmed my heart!

Author Chat: An Interview with Kwame Alexander!

We got the opportunity to listen in on “Light for the World to See: A Conversation with Kwame Alexander,” hosted by Hope College!

As a part of our Black History Month conversation, the Light for the World to See event is prompted by Alexander’s newest powerful and provocative collection of poems that cut to the heart of the entrenched racism and oppression in America and eloquently explores ongoing events.  Light for the World to See is a rap session on race. A lyrical response to the struggles of Black lives in our world . . . to America’s crisis of conscience . . . to the centuries of loss, endless resilience, and unstoppable hope. 

Alexander also discussed some of his popular books that our students have eaten up this year, including The Crossover, Rebound, Booked, Becoming Muhammad Ali, and others! Full of tips for aspiring writers and inspiration for us to live and treat each other with respectful understanding, this conversation will be one that students will hopefully remember for a long time!

What’s Coming Up- Week of Feb. 22-26

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.
  • A quick reminder to relay the importance of having your child wear their mask appropriately while in school. Since lots of condensation accumulates after being outside, we have back-up masks available. Alternatively, you could pack a backup mask in your child’s backpack if that would be more comfortable.