Fifth Grade Celebration Information

Our fifth-grade celebration at Craig’s Cruisers is coming up this Friday, May 26.

Details:

  • 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.

Last Minute Camp Reminders

Allergy Notice:

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.

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.
  • 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)

Check-In Procedures

  • 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.

Important Reminders for the Week

Camp week is finally here!

  • Red sheets regarding pick-up information need to be returned by TUESDAY, MAY 16.
  • On Monday, your child should bring home a salmon colored sheet with a few important reminders about camp.
  • As of today, the weather forecast looks great. We will continue checking the forecast together each day in class.
  • If you are planning to visit your child at camp, please let me know which day you plan on coming and what time you plan to arrive if you haven’t already done so.

Other notable information for this week:

  • Band and orchestra parent information meeting at Baldwin Street Middle School is on Monday, May 15 at 7:00 PM. If you can’t make that meeting, an identical meeting will be held at Riley Street Middle School on Wednesday, May 17 at 7:00 PM.
  • Pink course selection sheets are due on Tuesday, May 16.

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

Social Studies Test

We will be having a social studies test on unit 6 this Friday, May 12. Students should use the following resources to prepare for the test:

  • Test review – filled out in class; students should store this in their take home folders in order to review either at home or at school.
  • Unit 6 vocabulary (paper flashcards or online flashcards under social studies links on blog)
  • Quizziz – online review game
    1. Open https://join.quizizz.com in your browser
    2. Enter the 6-digit game code 825146  , and click “Proceed”
    3. Now enter your name and click “Join Game!”
    4. You will get an avatar, and then see a “Start Game” button. Click it to begin!

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

Middle School Visitors

This morning we had some visitors in room 301! Mr. Olson, the principal at Baldwin Street Middle School, and Annika, a student from last year’s fifth-grade class, came to answer some of our questions about middle school. Your child received two handouts:

  • one including important dates for the middle school transition process
  • one listing some school supplies that your child will need to be successful in middle school

Please take the time to look over these together and keep them in a safe place. Questions about dates or other specifics from the handouts should be directed to the office at the middle school. They can be reached at (616)669-7750.

In the afternoon, music staff came to do some instrument fittings. Students received a packet of information about options for music next year. Please take a few minutes to look over this information as well.

Camp Parent Meeting Reminder and Forms

Hello, parents.

Fifth-grade camp is coming up quickly, and I am hoping, praying, and keeping my fingers crossed for weather that is warmer and drier than we have had this weekend! I wanted to give you a final reminder about our parent information meeting coming up this Tuesday, May 2, at 6:30 PM in Georgetown’s multi-purpose room. At this time, we will provide you with information about:

  • school drop-off procedures for Thursday, May 18
  • what happens at camp
  • opportunities to visit your child at Camp Henry
  • our arrival back to school on Friday, May 18.

We also hope to answer any questions you may have about the camp experience. Look for an email on Tuesday that includes a camp handbook, a packing list, and a variety or other valuable information.

On Thursday all of the fifth-grade classes met together to learn what happens at camp as well as our expectations of them while we are there. The following forms were sent home with students that day as well:

  • yellow medication form – must be filled out completely with information about any medications your child will be bringing with them to camp.
  • blue waiver – must be filled out and then signed by both a parent/guardian and the student.
  • purple waiver (for chaperones only) must be signed and returned.

Please have these forms completed and returned by Tuesday, May 2.

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.