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Fifth Grade Supply List

Hello, friends.

Wow! Can you believe that July is already here? I realize that we are not even halfway through summer break, but do you know what will start appearing in stores right after the Fourth of July? That’s right: school supplies! Even as an adult, seeing those huge displays of brand new notebooks, folders, highlighters, pens, and pencils fills me with excitement and anticipation for the new school year. In case you are as eager as I am to get your new school supplies, I am including a list of supplies that you will need for the new school year.

I hope you have a safe and fun Fourth of July!

Love,

Mrs. Ball

Classroom Supplies

  • (1) pencil box
  • (4) spiral notebooks (wide rule)
    • red
    • yellow
    • green
    • your choice
  • (4) two pocket folders
    • red
    • yellow
    • green
    • blue
  • (1) 3-ring binder (1 inch)
  • (3) packs of 3”x 3” sticky notes for communal use
  • (4) dry erase markers
  • (1) highlighter
  • (1) scissors
  • (1) package of colored pencils
  • (2) large glue sticks
  • (1) pair gym shoes to be left at school for physical education class

**Please do not bring a large trapper keeper type binder.  These are just too big to store in the desks in our classroom.**

Highly recommended items:

  • extra #2 pencils
  • extra glue sticks
  • erasers
  • colored marking pen for editing/correcting (not black or blue)

If you’d like to help out, below are some additional supplies that you can donate for communal use. Please consider choosing one or two.

  • tissues
  • disinfecting wipes — lots of disinfecting wipes!
    • We use these daily to clean our tables and other classroom surfaces.
  • extra snacks
    • to be kept on hand for when a child forgets to bring a morning snack.
    • suggestions:
      • chewy granola bars (peanut & tree nut free please!)
      • mini bags of pretzels
      • graham crackers
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Keep Learning with Reading and MobyMax

Dear Parents,

Studies have shown that students can lose up to 50% of learning during the summer vacation.   Georgetown is challenging you and your child to “KEEP ON LEARNING” this summer to prevent summer slide.  There are two ways to record your learning time:

Our goals for students over the summer are below. Students who reach or exceed goals will be entered in a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card (1 per grade). This is for their grade next year.

Reading Minutes

Mobymax

  • First Grade: 100 minutes
  • Second Grade: 200 minutes
  • Third Grade: 300 minutes
  • Fourth Grade: 400 minutes
  • Fifth Grade:  400 minutes
  • First Grade: 100 pts
  • Second Grade: 200 pts
  • Third Grade: 300 pts
  • Fourth Grade: 400 pts
  • Fifth Grade:  500 pts
  • Reading:  Log into  this form  to record the number of minutes you read.  You can record each day or enter the total for each week.

If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan.  treagan@hpseagles.net

Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!

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Collect Box Tops

COLLECT BOX TOPS

Did you know that every BOXTOP and every COKE CAP collected earns money for our school?   This summer we would like you to work hard to collect both. The money we earn will go toward a basketball hoop on our K/1 playground!

BOXTOPS:  Every completed BOXTOP sheet is worth $5.00.  If every child from Georgetown (approx 570) fills  one sheet this summer, our school will earn $2,750.   Many thanks to Lori Simpson and all of you who are on her team of BOX TOP counters, trimmers and packers.  This is a great program that pays off because of all of YOU! Download your form here:  Summer Box Tops

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Welcome to Fifth Grade!

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We are going to have such an amazing year together. I am so excited to meet you and come together as a class.

While you are here, be sure to sign up for email updates. You can sign up in the upper right corner of this blog where it says “Subscribe by Email.” Once you enter your email address and register, you will receive notifications of my blog posts.

It is important that you subscribe to the class blog. Our class blog will be the site for information about school supplies, curriculum, assessment, and much more.  A school supply list will be posted on July 1.

Have a safe and happy summer! I can’t wait to see you at our open house the week before school starts.

Love,

Mrs. Ball

Middle School Information

Middle School Transition Dates

Parents,
Here are the last of the transition dates that you plan for this summer!  Please put these in your calendars! If you have any questions, please contact Jody Van Zalen (jvanzale@hpseagles.net) or Marc Arnoys (marnoys@hpseagles.net). 
August 15: 7p- 8p 6th grade and new student orientation
August 19: 8a-3p Walk throughs, Geskus here for school pictures
                  5p-7p Walk throughs, Geskus here for school pictures
August 20:  6:30p-8:30p Open house with Geskus here for school pictures
August 22:  8a-3p Walk through, but NO school pictures this day
Field Trip Information, Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 27-31, 2019

Craigs Cruisers Details

  • Friday, May 24th.
  • Gone from Georgetown…10:00-2:00.
  • Students will eat lunch at Craig’s Cruisers
  • It would be fun for the 5th graders to wear their 5th grade t-shirts! 🙂

Important Dates:

  • The end of fifth grade is full of exciting events. For your convenience, we’ve created a list of important dates. We’ve linked it to each of our blogs; you can view it here.
Field Trip Information, Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 13-17, 2019

Miscellaneous:

Camp News:

Camp is Thursday, May 16- Friday, 17!  For your reference, the presentation from the parent information meeting can be viewed here.

Please review with your child the contents of the 2019 Camp Handbook. Inside the handbook, you will find a packing list and other valuable information that will help prepare your camper. Below are a few additional links for you to share with your child to help make preparations for our camping experience.

Three important documents were sent home with students on Wednesday. These need to be filled out and returned as soon as possible.

  • Camp Henry waiver (for students and chaperones)
  • Medication form
  • Pick up confirmation

Important Dates:

The end of fifth grade is full of exciting events. For your convenience, we’ve created a list of important dates. We’ve linked it to each of our blogs; you can view it here.

Field Trip Information, Uncategorized, Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 6-10, 2019

Miscellaneous:

Camp News:

  • Parent meeting for fifth grade camp will be on Wednesday, May 8, at 6:00 PM.
  • A brief meeting for chaperones will immediately follow.
  • Students do NOT need to attend this meeting; we will meet with students separately during the day.

Important Dates:

  • The end of fifth grade is full of exciting events. For your convenience, we’ve created a list of important dates. We’ve linked it to each of our blogs; you can view it here.

Math:

  • We are wrapping up Unit 7: Algera, Patterns, and Coordinate Graphs and will be beginning Unit 8: Measurement and Geometry

ELA:

  • We are continuing to learn how to create an argument and advocacy writing piece.

Science:

  • We are launching our third unit: To Infinity and Beyond! We will explore forces and motion using a theme of a hot air balloon journey around the world!

Social Studies:

  • We are in our final social studies unit: A New Nation. We’ll learn about how the United States formed its government.
Field Trip Information, Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – Week of April 29-May 3, 2019

Miscellaneous:

M-STEP is all done for fifth grade! Whoo hoo! We are so happy to get back into routine and finish the year strong academically!

Camp News:

  • Parent meeting for fifth grade camp will be on Wednesday, May 8 at 6:00 PM.
  • A brief meeting for chaperones will immediately follow.
  • Students do NOT need to attend this meeting; we will meet with students separately during the day.

Important Dates:

The end of fifth grade is full of exciting events. For your convenience, we’ve created a list of important dates. We’ve linked it to each of our blogs; you can view it here.