T-shirt orders for field day are due on Friday, May 18. Since we’ll be gone at camp that day, please make sure you turn in your order and payment by Wednesday, May 16.
Hello Parents! 5th-grade camp is coming up quickly! Hopefully, you and your child are already talking about what to pack and have some things beginning to be laid out! If not, use this weekend as a kickstart to avoid “packing panic” later on in the week…we’ve all been there!!! Help your child to be PROACTIVE!
We are still working on curriculum content and we are noticing some end-of-the-year tune out. The weather is getting nicer and students are getting antsy. Support your child with a positive attitude and encourage them to stay focused!
Math: We are continuing our work with Measurement and Geometry.
ELA: We are working on units in reading and writing on Research-Based Argument Essays.
Social Studies: Unit 7 – A New Nation
Science: We will continue to investigate the patterns and relationships between our Sun, Moon, and Earth.
- May 11 – Early Release
- May 15 – Camp plan for pick up due (Pink Half-Sheet)
- May 15 – Let your child’s teacher know if you will be visiting during the day at camp
- May 17-18 – 5th-grade Camp
- May 25 – 5th-grade celebration
It was great to see so many of you at our parent meeting about our upcoming camp trip! Thank you so much for coming. If you weren’t able to attend, please click here to view the slideshow from the meeting. We covered lots of important information, including details about packing, student drop-off on the morning we leave, and student pick-up when we return. Please contact me if you have questions.
T.E.A.M. program started this week. T.E.A.M. stands for: TEACHING, EDUCATING, AND MENTORING (T.E.A.M.) and is a school liaison program put on by the Michigan State Police. It features a school-based, “law related” curriculum, taught to by T.E.A.M. trained police officers. T.E.A.M. will take place on Wednesdays and will be led by Deputy Smith from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.
- May 9 – Medication Form / Camp Waiver form Due
- May 11 –
- May 15 – Let your child’s teacher know if you will be visiting during the day at Camp
- May 17-18 –
Our fifth-grade celebration at Craig’s Cruisers is coming up this Friday, May 26.
- We will leave school at 9:45 AM and arrive at Craig’s Cruisers Wyoming location shortly after 10:00 AM.
- Lunch at Craig’s Cruisers buffet is included for students.
- We will leave Craig’s Cruisers to return to school around 1:30 PM.
- Morning attendance numbers will be used to determine the number of paid activities. Students should report to school in the morning and ride the bus to and from Craig’s Cruisers.
- Other school groups will be at Craig’s Cruisers, so please have your child wear his or her Georgetown fifth-grade t-shirt.
Those of us who have seasonal allergies have noticed that this spring has been exceptionally challenging. When we are at camp, we are outside in the woods and fields all day. In past years, students who don’t typically suffer from seasonal allergies have experienced symptoms while we’ve been at camp. If your child is at all prone to outdoor allergies, we’d encourage you to send appropriate medication. You will have an opportunity to update your med form tomorrow morning if needed.
- 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.
- All medication must be in its original container.
- Any cash brought to camp to purchase items at the camp store will be your child’s responsibility.
- No electronic devices. (Other than cameras)
- Drop your child off between 8:45 and 9:00 at the circle drive in front of the school. PLEASE do not arrive earlier. We need to allow time for K-4th grade students to arrive using the normal drop off procedures in the circle drive.
- Look for your child’s teacher upon arrival on the sidewalk by the circle drive.
✔ Check In– Your child’s teacher will check them in for attendance.
✔ Medication drop-off– This will be done with your classroom teacher. You will leave any medication (with completed medication sheet) to be administered at camp with them.
✔ Lunch Check-in– A volunteer will check for a teacher & 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.