Field Trip Information, Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 14-18, 2018

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.

Important Dates:

  • 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
Field Trip Information, Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 7-11

Misc:

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.

Important Dates:

 

  • 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

 

Field Trip Information, Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – Week of April 23-27, 2018

Misc:

Important Dates:

  • April 24 – Culver’s Fundraiser 5-8 PM.  Come and be served by your 5th grade teachers  from 6:30-7:00 Details
  • April 24- District Wide Art Show 5:30-7:00 Details
  • May 2 – Parent information meeting for fifth grade camp (Georgetown Elementary multi-purpose room – 6:00 PM)

 

Math:

  • We will be finishing up Unit 7: Algebraic Reasoning.

ELA:

  • The students will be crafting an informational on demand writing piece.

Science:

  • We will be exploring the force of gravity
Field Trip Information, Middle School Information, Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – Week of February 26 – March 2, 2018

Math:

  • We are learning about calculating area, perimeter, and volume then starting unit 6, which deals with operations and word problems.

ELA:

  • We are continuing our research units in both reading and writing.

Social Studies:

  • We are continuing to learn about causes the American Revolution. We will be taking our unit 5 test on Tuesday, March 6. I’ve created a test review game in Quizzizz; students should check their email for a game code.

Misc.

    • All parents who submitted an interest form for chaperoning at camp will be notified whether they’ve been selected on February 28.
    • 5th grade will be attending a Grand Rapids Symphony performance on February 27th.  We will be out of the classroom from 10:00-1:00.
    • 5th grade will be heading to Hudsonville High School on Thursday, March 1 to learn information about upcoming middle school exploratory course choices. We will be out of the classroom from 12:30-2:30.
    • Parent/teacher conferences will be held on Monday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 14. Conference confirmation times will be sent via email on Monday, February 26.
Field Trip Information, FYI

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.
Field Trip Information

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.

Field Trip Information, FYI, Middle School Information

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.
Field Trip Information, FYI, Middle School Information, Weekly Updates

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

Field Trip Information, Weekly Updates

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

Field Trip Information

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.