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.
- 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
- Fractions concepts – equivalency, comparing fractions
- Establishing reader’s and writer’s workshop.
- Home reading expectations will start on Monday; students will need parent signatures/initials on their reading logs.
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.
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!
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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