What’s Coming Up – Week of Oct. 2

Hello, parents!

It is hard to believe that we have already completed our first month of school! I’m really enjoying watching your kids come together as a community. Here are a few highlights from this week:

  • On Thursday morning, I needed to be out of the classroom for a training. The substitute reported that your kids were well behaved and worked hard.
  • On Friday, we conducted a lockdown practice. Our class was outside at the time that the lockdown practice was called, and the students did a great job of following instructions quickly and calmly.
  • We enjoyed a visit by Eagles varsity football players, cheerleaders, super fans, and members of the drumline.
  • We ended the day by spending some time enjoying a craft activity with our kindergarten buddies.

Miscellaneous:

  • We are excited to begin science this week!
  • New reading logs will be coming home on Monday. Students are responsible for reading 100 minutes each week and having a parent initial their reading logs. Reading logs will be checked each Monday morning.
  • Book It calendars are also coming home. Please note that students should still be filling out their classroom reading log; Book It calendars are turned in to Mrs. VandenBerg at the end of the month.
  • PTC meeting – Thursday, Oct. 5 6:30 in the Georgetown Elementary Library
  • Popcorn Friday – October 6

What’s Coming Up – Week of September 25

Math:

  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • We will be wrapping up this unit this week.

ELA:

  • Writing memoir
  • Building agency as readers

Social Studies:

  • Government
  • Test late in the week; see blog/student agenda for details.

Miscellaneous:

  • Walkathon money due no later than Monday, Sept. 25.
  • School Safety Duty begins Monday, Sept. 25!  Ask your child for details about when they will be on duty.
  • Eagle Pride Day on Friday, Sept. 29.

What’s Coming Up – Week of Sept. 18

Miscellaneous:

  • School pictures on Thursday, Sept. 21. Student specific information will be sent home on Friday; please check to make sure you have correct information.
  • Walkathon on Friday, Sept. 22. Fifth grade will walk from 10:45-11:30; parents are welcome to join us.
  • This week students were expected to start doing independent reading at home. Your child has a home reading  log in his/her take home folder. Students are expected to read a total of 100 minutes outside of school each week. After your child records the number of minutes read per day, please initial for that day. At the end of the week, you child is expected to note the total minutes of reading for the week. Please keep these in take home folders as we will refer to the reading logs when we do reading conferences in the classroom.

Enjoy this beautiful weekend!

What’s Coming Up – Week of September 11

Math:

  • Fractions concepts – equivalency, comparing fractions

ELA:

  • Establishing reader’s and writer’s workshop.
  • Home reading expectations will start on Monday; students will need parent signatures/initials on their reading logs.

Social Studies:

  • Government

Miscellaneous:

The Walkathon is coming up and is our primary fundraiser for the year and will consist of two times for different grades. The event schedule for Friday, September 22nd is as follows:

  • 9:45a.m. – 10:30 a.m.:, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade
  • 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.:  3rd, 4th and 5th Grade

The parent club is looking for parent participation and volunteers for setup and teardown.  If you are interested in helping out, look for information coming home with your child.

A Great Start

We’ve have a wonderful three days getting to know each other. What amazing kids you have! Much of our time this week has been spent building community and establishing a positive culture of caring and respect in our classroom.

Next week we will begin working hard on our curriculum.  Beginning then, you will see an agenda in your child’s take home folder; we will be filling this out together every day. Please support your child and review this nightly to see what curriculum was covered and if there is any homework to be completed.

Enjoy your weekend!

Final Weekly Update!

Wow! This year has gone so quickly. I can’t believe this is the final weekly update for the year.  This week’s update includes lots of important information, so please take a few minutes to look over it carefully.

Field Day – Tuesday, June 6

  • Please make sure your child has the following items:
    • Water bottle
    • Sunscreen
    • Sack lunch
      • If you ordered a sack lunch from food service on or before May 19, it will be delivered to the stadium.
  • We will leave school just before 9:00 to walk to HHS Eagle Stadium.
  • Events begin at 9:20 with the first round of tug-of-war.
  • Lunch is at 11:45.
    • If you are planning to pick up lunch for your child, please note that the Subway at 36th and Baldwin gets VERY busy at lunch time on this day; you will want to plan ahead.
  • We arrive back at school around 2:00.

Last Day of School

  • Friday, June 9 is our last day of school
  • Students will be dismissed at 12:15.

Miscellaneous

  • If your child has a yellow safety belt at home, please make sure it gets returned to Mr. Gort this week.
  • We’ve been slowly but steadily been cleaning out desks and lockers. Please make sure your child is emptying his or her backpack each night to make room for the next day’s load.

Report Cards

  • District-wide, elementary schools follow the tradition of mailing report cards out on June 16 with delivery on Monday, June 19.  
  • Teachers also have the option send report cards via email on Friday, June 16. I won’t have access to my computer or email that day since I will be enjoying Gettysburg and Hershey Park with Baldwin Street Middle School eighth-graders on the East Coast Trip, so look for your fifth-grader’s report card to come in the mail.

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 15

Miscellaneous:  

  • Look for some important papers coming home on Thursday:
    • Red note to come home regarding pick up arrangements for when we arrive at school after camp on Friday, May 19. Please fill out this sheet and return it by Tuesday, May 16.
    • Pink course selection sheet from the middle school. Please fill out and return it to your child’s teacher by Tuesday, May 16.
  • If you plan to visit while we are at fifth-grade camp, please notify your child’s teacher by Tuesday, May 16. Please include the time you plan to arrive (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • On Friday, May 26, the fifth-graders are off to Craig’s Cruisers to celebrate their time spent together at Georgetown Elementary.  We are in need of many chaperones for this fun trip. We would like to invite you to sign up to chaperone this fun trip we’ve arranged. Please click on the link below to sign up if you are able to help out.

5th Grade Celebration Sign Up

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 8

Miscellaneous:  

  • On Friday, May 26, the fifth graders are off to Craig’s Cruisers to celebrate their time spent together at Georgetown Elementary.  We are in need of many chaperones for this fun trip. We would like to invite you to sign up to chaperone this fun trip we’ve arranged. Please click on the link below to sign up if you are able to help out.

5th Grade Celebration Sign Up

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.