Field Trip Information, Middle School Information, Weekly Updates

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


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


  • 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.


    • 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, 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


  • 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

Middle School Information

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.