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Congratulations to our Grads…

Pictured:  Skylar Brouwer, Ezra Roerig, Matt Lawrence, Luke Ellermets, Will Haverkamp, Gabe Boonstra and Jacob Wilson.

from Georgetown who are TOP SCORING ACT PERFORMERS!

These seven students, pictured above, attended Georgetown for most of their elementary career and were part of the 2011-12 fifth grade class.

We are proud of them and very honored to have played a small role in their public education careers!  We wish them all the best as they head into their next chapter in life.

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Snow Day: THURSDAY 2/7/19

Our delay has been changed to a NO SCHOOL day on THURSDAY….2/7/19   I was already on the road to school when this was called, and I can testify to the condition of the roads:  NOT SAFE.

So…we get another day of learning at home.

Commit to 30 minutes of reading or more.   Or go on MOBYMAX or RAZ KIDS.  Or if you are in grades 3-5, go on STUDY ISLAND.  KEEP YOUR BRAIN LEARNING.

PLEASE be safe today!

Mrs. Reagan

 

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Encourage your child to do at least 30 minutes of learning (see below).  Thanks to our AMAZING PTC (made possible by your WALK•A•THON Donations), $10 Barnes and Noble Gift Card (one per grade) will be given to randomly drawn students.

 

Options for learning:

  1. Read a book or two or three.  ONLINE Learning record for reading minutes.
  2. Learning on MOBYMAX or RAZ-KIDS through Clever.com:
  • Log into https://clever.com/in/hpseagles
  • Select log into other google account.
  • Type in district username followed by @hpsstudents.net
  • Type in password – if your child doesn’t remember the password, choose TIME TO READ instead!
  • Select Elementary Apps
  • Find MOBYMAX OR RAZ KIDS….get started!

Students have until 8 pm tonight to participate (I opened the time period up thanks to a suggestion from a wonderful working parent!)

 

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TWO HOUR DELAY 2/7/19

Yes…another slick, ice-covered morning means we have a  a two-hour delay today.  This will allow time for salting of the main roads– and make it safer for our busses to travel.  DRIVE SAFELY!

School will begin at 10:45 am.

  • If you are normally at the bus stop at 8:20, be there at 10:20.
  • If you normally drop your child off at 8:30, drop your child off at 10:30.
  • We’ll dismiss at the same time, 3:45pm.

Mrs. Reagan

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Six Days of Snow Day Winners

While it has been snowing and blowing and freezing cold outside, many of our students have been learning!  Parent donations to the Fall WALK•A•THON we offer Barnes and Noble Gift Cards to a student from each grade….for each snow day!

Before I announce the winners, I need to share some amazing numbers:

  • Total Student Participation: 355 (or 62% of our student population)
  • Total Learning Minutes: 55,000
  • Total Classroom Participation:  100%  (all grades, all classrooms had students who participated in online learning or reading)

Friday 1/25/19 are:  Alaina Olson, Jackson Samaniego, Madelyn Bier, Easton Morton, Katherine Black and Dominic DeCarlo

Monday 1/28/19 are:  Dallon Vroma, Kyle Fredricks, Kyla Nelson, Charlie Schut, Kaeda Roberts, and Sydney Davidson

Tuesday 1/29/19 are:  Jack Bawtinheimer, Chase Crowder, Lily Asher, Taelyn Aikens, Summer Byrne, Levi Davis

Wednesday 1/30/19 are:  Charlotte Becker, Charlotte Germain, Cassie Ender, Natalie Berry, Jayden Rodriguez, Jack Helmholdt.

Thursday 1/31/19 are:   Lillian Shaffer, Ian Brown, Keegan Burns, Collin Smith, Kacey Schaller, Gracie Yates

Friday, 2/1/19 are Wesley Koopmans, Annie Brock, Sam Harmon, Meghan Mazarka, Makayla Jenison, Christian Malone

I also offered a PRINCIPAL PIZZA PARTY incentive to the class that had the MOST SNOW DAY LEARNERS.

The class with the highest participation: 

Ms. Suttorp’s 2nd Grade Class with 100% participation!

 

 

 

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TWO HOUR DELAY 2/6/19

Ugh…we’re so close to getting back to school.

Today, due to the dangerous slick roads, we have a two-hour delay today.  This will allow time for salting of the main roads– and make it safer for our busses to travel.

School will begin at 10:45 am.

  • If you are normally at the bus stop at 8:20, be there at 10:20.
  • If you normally drop your child off at 8:30, drop your child off at 10:30.
  • We’ll dismiss at the same time, 3:45pm.

Mrs. Reagan

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Week 22: Feb 6•7•8, 2019

Photo Credit: MLIVE.com

Welcome back from an UNEXPECTEDLY long winter break!  I have been in education for 30+ years and have never experienced 6 snow days in a ROW.  My father (a former GRPS teacher) retells stories of the January ’78 storm that closed schools for several days.  I would have been a 10th grader and recall just three memories:

  1. Drifted snow that took over the ice rink in our front yard — and prevented all car travel.
  2. Industrious friends with sleds or, even better snowmobiles delivering groceries to homes:  We received a delivery that included items like milk, bread, lunch meat, cereal and according to the kids NOT ENOUGH SNACKS.
  3. Endless ridiculous arguments with my five siblings  — me being a primary instigator — sorry Mom & Dad!

Here’s hoping that snow days are behind us and we are back into our regular  schedule with the occasional complaints about Michigan winter.  (FINGERS CROSSED)

We have a three-day week ahead.  We recognize that re-entry might be challenging for some of our kids, so we will focus on routines and expectations so we can get back to learning together.

On Wednesday, I will announce all the winners for SNOW DAY LEARNING (look for a blog post).

A snapshot of the week is below.  Be sure  to check your child’s class blog for updates related to learning and other events.

Looking forward to seeing your kids in a few days,

Mrs. Reagan (principal who is REALLY DONE with snow days)

 

 

 

 

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Snow Day: Friday 2/1/19

Yes…we have another snow day on FRIDAY 2/1/19. 

Picture my big crocodile tears running down my cheeks!  I AM SO DONE WITH SNOW DAYS!

THIS MEANS that I was not CLEAR enough when I said NO MORE of the following:

  1. NO MORE flushing ice cubes down the toilet (thank you to the parents who have already made this a rule).
  2. NO MORE wearing PJ’s inside out.
  3. NO MORE snow day dances.
  4. NO MORE wishing for a snow day.
  5. NO MORE spoons under pillows.
  6. NO MORE WISHING FOR SNOW DAYS.  PERIOD.

So…back to the usual part of the snow day post.  If you can get your child to read (read to them, have them read aloud or silently), or learn via mobymax or Raz Kids or Study Island, have them do it.  If they are learning and you can’t enter it online, email your teacher.

Currently 70% (up 10% from Wednesday) of our student population has engaged in some sort of snow day learning.

Now that we have wrapped up the snow day post, I want to wish you a happy WINTER BREAK — yes, we do have Monday and Tuesday off.  See you on Wednesday,  February 6.

Mrs. Reagan

 

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Encourage your child to do at least 30 minutes of learning (see below).  Thanks to our AMAZING PTC (made possible by your WALK•A•THON Donations), $10 Barnes and Noble Gift Card (one per grade) will be given to randomly drawn students.

AND EXTRA special INCENTIVE:

I will provide a PRINCIPAL pizza party for  the classroom that has the MOST PARTICIPANTS in SNOW DAY LEARNING.   This will be total of all days of all learners who participated. SO…everyday you are at home this week, get online to enter your reading minutes OR go to MOBYMAX or RAZ KIDS to LEARN!

Options for learning:

  1. Read a book or two or three.  ONLINE Learning record for reading minutes.
  2. Learning on MOBYMAX or RAZ-KIDS through Clever.com:
  • Log into https://clever.com/in/hpseagles
  • Select log into other google account.
  • Type in district username followed by @hpsstudents.net
  • Type in password – if your child doesn’t remember the password, choose TIME TO READ instead!
  • Select Elementary Apps
  • Find MOBYMAX OR RAZ KIDS….get started!

Students have until 8 pm tonight to participate (I opened the time period up thanks to a suggestion from a wonderful working parent!)

 

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Snow Day: THURSDAY 1/31/19

In all my years in education (+30), I have never experienced an extended snow day event with treacherous roads and dangerous temperatures.  I can testify to the dangerous roads because I drove in from Holland on Monday and Tuesday — and left tension grip indentations on the steering wheel.

And yes…due to both (dangerous roads and temps), we will have another snow day tomorrow (1/31/19).

We are allowed six snow days per year (dictated by the State of Michigan for all public schools).  Tomorrow will be our sixth day (11/26, 1/25, 1/28, 1/29, 1/30, 1/31).  Dr. VanderJagt will provide information later if/when days must be made up at end of year.

THIS MEANS the following:

  1. NO MORE flushing ice cubes down the toilet (thank you to the parents who have already made this a rule).
  2. NO MORE wearing PJ’s inside out.
  3. NO MORE snow day dances.
  4. NO MORE wishing for a snow day.  PERIOD.

So…back to the usual part of the snow day post.  If you can get your child to read (read to them, have them read aloud or silently), or learn via mobymax or Raz Kids or Study Island, have them do it.  If they are learning and you can’t enter it online, email your teacher.    Currently 60% of our student population has engaged in some sort of snow day learning.  I’d love to get that to 80% — but it’s also not worth a family argument.  Trust me…. been there as a parent.

Really really hope snow days are DONE.

Missing the kids and the phenomenal Georgetown team,

Mrs. Reagan

 

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Encourage your child to do at least 30 minutes of learning (see below).  Thanks to our AMAZING PTC (made possible by your WALK•A•THON Donations), $10 Barnes and Noble Gift Card (one per grade) will be given to randomly drawn students.

AND EXTRA special INCENTIVE:

I will provide a PRINCIPAL pizza party for  the classroom that has the MOST PARTICIPANTS in SNOW DAY LEARNING.   This will be total of all days of all learners who participated. SO…everyday you are at home this week, get online to enter your reading minutes OR go to MOBYMAX or RAZ KIDS to LEARN!

Options for learning:

  1. Read a book or two or three.  ONLINE Learning record for reading minutes.
  2. Learning on MOBYMAX or RAZ-KIDS through Clever.com:
  • Log into https://clever.com/in/hpseagles
  • Select log into other google account.
  • Type in district username followed by @hpsstudents.net
  • Type in password – if your child doesn’t remember the password, choose TIME TO READ instead!
  • Select Elementary Apps
  • Find MOBYMAX OR RAZ KIDS….get started!

Students have until 8 pm tonight to participate (I opened the time period up thanks to a suggestion from a wonderful working parent!)

 

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Snow Days: TUESDAY 1/29/19 and WEDNESDAY 1/30/19

WOW!  All of the West Michigan schools — including ours – are closed for Tuesday and Wednesday..  It’s a one two punch combo:  Terrible road conditions and dangerous wind chill temperatures.

While your child is home, encourage learning for at least 30 minutes.  See options below!

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Encourage your child to do at least 30 minutes of learning (see below).  Thanks to our AMAZING PTC (made possible by your WALK•A•THON Donations), $10 Barnes and Noble Gift Card (one per grade) will be given to randomly drawn students.

AND EXTRA special INCENTIVE:

I will provide a PRINCIPAL pizza party for  the classroom that has the MOST PARTICIPANTS in SNOW DAY LEARNING.   This will be the accumulation of all learners who participate between Friday (1/25), today (1/28) and possibly other days this week.  SO…everyday we are at home this week, get online to enter your reading minutes OR go to MOBYMAX or RAZ KIDS to LEARN!

Options for learning:

  1. Read a book or two or three.  ONLINE Learning record for reading minutes.
  2. Learning on MOBYMAX or RAZ-KIDS through Clever.com:
  • Log into https://clever.com/in/hpseagles
  • Select log into other google account.
  • Type in district username followed by @hpsstudents.net
  • Type in password – if your child doesn’t remember the password, choose TIME TO READ instead!
  • Select Elementary Apps
  • Find MOBYMAX OR RAZ KIDS….get started!

Students have until 8 pm tonight to participate (I opened the time period up thanks to a suggestion from a wonderful working parent!)

Most importantly, stay safe and stay warm!

Mrs. Reagan

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Snow Day MONDAY 1/28/19

Yes…yes…yes…another snow day for us.  And, based on the forecast for this week, I have a feeling it’s going to be a scheduling nightmare for many of us!

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Encourage your child to do at least 30 minutes of learning (see below).  Thanks to our AMAZING PTC (made possible by your WALK•A•THON Donations), $10 Barnes and Noble Gift Card (one per grade) will be given to randomly drawn students.

AND EXTRA special INCENTIVE:

I will provide a PRINCIPAL pizza party for  the classroom that has the MOST PARTICIPANTS in SNOW DAY LEARNING.   This will be the accumulation of all learners who participate between Friday (1/25), today (1/28) and possibly other days this week.  SO…everyday we are at home this week, get online to enter your reading minutes OR go to MOBYMAX or RAZ KIDS to LEARN!

Options for learning:

  1. Read a book or two or three.  ONLINE Learning record for reading minutes.
  2. Learning on MOBYMAX or RAZ-KIDS through Clever.com:
  • Log into https://clever.com/in/hpseagles
  • Select log into other google account.
  • Type in district username followed by @hpsstudents.net
  • Type in password – if your child doesn’t remember the password, choose TIME TO READ instead!
  • Select Elementary Apps
  • Find MOBYMAX OR RAZ KIDS….get started!

Students have until 8 pm tonight to participate (I opened the time period up thanks to a suggestion from a wonderful working parent!)

Most importantly, stay warm!

Mrs. Reagan

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