What’s Coming Up – Week of May 1

Camp Reminders:

 

  • Camp waivers and medical forms will go home today. They need to be returned by May 2.
  • Parent meeting for fifth-grade camp is Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 PM in the multipurpose room at Georgetown.  A brief meeting for chaperones will immediately follow.
  • We will meet with fifth-grade students during the school day to provide them with the information they will need for camp, so students need not attend the evening meeting.
  • If you would like to visit Camp Henry while we are at camp, you are required to have a background check completed prior to May 8.  Details about visiting camp will be explained during our May 2th meeting. Contact your teacher for details if you plan to attend. Background Check Link

 

Miscellaneous:

  • April and May are very busy months for families of fifth-grade students. Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

 

Math

 

  • Measurement and Geometry

 

Social Studies

 

  • American Revolution

 

Science

 

  • Use data to come to a reasonable conclusion
  • Construct charts, graphs, tables, and summaries to record observations
  • Ask questions, makes predictions, and draws conclusions through observations and activities

 

ELA

 

  • Informational Writing

 

 

What’s Coming Up – Week of April 24

Miscellaneous:

  • Tomorrow (Tuesday, April 25) we will be visiting Baldwin Street Middle School. One of the highlights of the visit for students is that they get to eat lunch in the cafeteria there.
    • A letter was sent home a week or two ago regarding how you can make sure that your child has money in his or her lunch account for that visit.
    • Students are welcome to bring their own lunch that day, but they will be responsible for carrying and keeping track of it.
  • Parent meeting for fifth-grade camp is Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 PM in the multipurpose room at Georgetown. A brief meeting for chaperones will immediately follow.
    • We will meet with fifth-grade students during the school day to provide them with the information they will need for camp, so students need not attend the evening meeting.
  • April and May are very busy months for families of fifth-grade students. Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

Math

  • Measurement and Geometry

Social Studies

  • American Revolution

ELA

  • We are beginning a research and informational writing project on topics related to our social studies curriculum.

What’s Coming Up – Week of Feb. 20

Miscellaneous:

  • Parent/Teacher conference slips were sent home on Monday.  Please check the date and time to make sure that it fits well with your schedule.
  • Our 5th grade symphony trip is February 21st. We are able to take a few parents from each classroom as chaperones for this annual trip. If you have an interest in joining us, email your classroom teacher.
  • Two slices of pizza will be provided as lunch for the 5th graders when they return to Georgetown. Please send in a beverage for their lunch and their usual morning snack.
  • Scholastic book orders were made available for students interested in ordering. You can also shop online here; our class code is LJLP2.  Book orders are due on Friday, Feb. 24.

What’s Coming Up – Week of Feb. 13

Miscellaneous:

  • Our 5th grade symphony trip is February 21st. We are able to take a few parents as chaperones for this annual trip. If you have an interest in joining us, email your classroom teacher.

Math

  • Division with whole numbers and decimals

Social Studies

  • Life in Colonial America

ELA

  • Students are reading historical fiction novels and writing their own historical fiction stories.

Electronics Day and Field Day on TUESDAY!

Tuesday, June 7 is exciting for two reasons:

  1. Field day! Students love this day of fun competition at Eagle Stadium with fourth and fifth graders from all the elementary buildings in the district. More details about what to wear and what to bring can be found here.
  2. Our class achieved their latest behavior goal and earned an electronics day. Students who wish to do so may bring in an electronic device. They will have time to play with their electronic devices in the classroom after we return from field day around 2:00. Students are also welcome to bring in a board game or something else that they can play quietly if they would prefer not to bring an electronic device. Students are responsible for their own devices, and I am not responsible for loss or damage.

Updates and Camp Photos

Science:

  • We will be taking a test on adaptations on Thursday, June 2. Students should bring home study guides today.

Talent Show:

  • On Thursday, June 2, Georgetown Elementary will hold our annual GOT TALENT SHOW.  There will be two shows (9:15 and 1:30).  Because many parents can’t  make the shows due to calendar conflicts, all performances are video taped and posted to our school YOUTUBE site.
  • A list of all the performances can be found here: 2016TalentShow

Celebration:

Camp Photos:

  • We have collected all of the CAMP HENRY photos into one album on our school smug mug site. To access the photos, go to this link:  SMUGMUG CAMP HENRY You will be prompted for a password which is:  camphenry  (all lowercase, no spaces).
  • We are still adding some photos, so continue checking back to see pictures of our adventures!

Fifth Grade Celebration

Our fifth grade celebration will be on Friday, June 3. Parents are welcome to join us at the skating rink and/or the bowling alley. Parents who wish to skate may join us at their own expense, but there will not be space for parents to bowl. Please do not send additional money with your child; all activities and food will be covered for students. Here is our schedule for the day (times are approximate):

9:30 – Skating at Tarry Hall

  • Cost of skate rental will be covered for students.
  • Students who wish to rent inline skates may pay the difference of $1.
  • Students are also welcome to bring their own skates if they have them.

12:00 – Bowling and lunch at Hudsonville Lanes

We will end the day back at Georgetown Elementary with celebrations in our classrooms.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CAMP

Camp is HERE! We will be heading to camp on Monday, May 23rd! Please see the camp handbook and additional information below.

Drop your child off between 8:45 and 9:00 at the circle drive in the front of the school.  PLEASE do not arrive earlier.  We need to allow time for k-4 grade students to arrive using the  normal drop off procedures at the circle drive.

CAMP HANDBOOK

Camp Reminders/Check-In Procedures

DON’T FORGET!!!

  • Bring a sack lunch  with your child’s name and teacher’s name on it.
  • Your child’s name must be clearly marked on luggage, sleeping bag and pillow. Masking tape works really well for this. (See camp handbook for packing list.)
  • All medication must be in its original container.
  • No electronic devices.
  • Any cash brought to camp is the responsibility of the camper.

Check In/Check Out

Drop your child off between 8:45 and 9:00 at the circle drive in the front of the school.  PLEASE do not arrive earlier.  We need to allow time for k-4 grade students to arrive using the  normal drop off procedures at the circle drive.

LOOK for your child’s teacher upon arrival so they can check your child in, and mark them as in attendance.  Please do each of these steps to properly and safely check in your child before you leave.

  • Medication drop off– Any medication to be administered needs to be in its original container, clearly marked with your child’s name.  An adult will cross check to make sure all medication left is listed on the med form you sent in giving written permission to administer medication.
  • Lunch Check In– A volunteer will check for a teacher’s & student’s name on the lunch  and place your child’s lunch in the appropriate box.
  • Tagging Luggage– A colored tape will be placed on your child’s luggage to help identify it upon arrival at camp.
  • Luggage Drop Off– Luggage will be given to volunteers to load and take to camp.

* Plan on being back at Georgetown Elementary at 7:00 on Tuesday, May 24 to pick up your TIRED camper.   🙂  

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 16

Miscellaneous:

  • Upcoming Dates for 5th Grade
  • Watch for a sack lunch order form to come home. Students have the opportunity to order a lunch from food service for our field day on June 7. Students are welcome to bring their own lunch if they wish.
  • Science test on human body systems will be on Monday, May 16.

DEADLINE for Camp Visitors!

  • If you plan to visit Camp Henry you are required to have a background check completed prior to May 16 and must notify your classroom teacher because the camp requires prior notice.  Background Check Link