This morning, we officially welcomed our friends from Raey Guang Elementary School! They arrived on Wednesday morning and we have spent the past 36 hours learning about one another’s educational, cultural and social traditions. As a school, we celebrated our international friendship with songs, gifts and more together. Mr. Bowen, one of our fourth grade … Continue reading Welcome Raey Guang Friends!
Our Raey Guang pen pals are now in New York City! They are busy touring many sites in the Big Apple from now through Tuesday. Posted below are some photos they sent our way via email. We can’t wait for their arrival on Wednesday…and we are hoping the sun shines while they are … Continue reading Raey Guang Students Are Getting Closer!
List of things to do for our pen pal arrival: Make gifts. Wrap gifts. Clean halls. (Thank you, Mr. Rob!) Hang Flags. (Thank you, Mr. Rob!) Learn about Pingtung. Make bookmarks. Hang signs. (Thank you, Mr. Rob!) Practice song. WAIT. Wait some more. All our preparations are done for our Sister School to arrive from … Continue reading Taiwan List of Things to do!
On May 4, eighteen children and five staff members from Raey Guang Elementary school will arrive to spend three days with us. During our time together, we will learn about one another’s language, culture, foods and traditions. The children and staff will be staying with host families which include families from our school as well … Continue reading Preparing for Raey Guang Visit!
The government of Taiwan has approved for our sister school, Raey Guang Elementary to visit us for a second year in a row. In early February, I sent out a survey to families to identify interested Georgetown penpals and host families. Since then, I have been busy communicating with the staff in Raey Guang to … Continue reading Sister School to Visit May 4-6!
Our sister school, Raey Guang Elementary, will be coming for another visit this May! They plan to bring 30 students and six teachers for a two day visit. The estimated date of arrival is May 1 (Sunday) with departure on May 3 (Tuesday). We would meet them at school on Sunday for host family match … Continue reading Taiwanese Visitors in May!
On October 23, Typhoon Megi hit our sister school Raey Guang Elementary. The teachers sent me photos to show the clean up work and the students have written stories in English to share with you. I have linked this this to a RAEY GUANG NEWS page above. The students from Raey Guang would love to … Continue reading Typhoon Megi Hits Raey Guang
On June 3, 2010 our sister school, Raey Guang Elementary arrived at Georgetown. We spent two days together ….learning about our cultures, community, educational systems and one another. It was a wonderful time together and one that we will always remember. The slideshow below highlights a few of our special moments together. Many many thanks … Continue reading Memories of our time with Raey Guang
Raey Guang and Georgetown students sit on opposite sides of cafeteria, waiting patiently to be introduced to their pen pals! Just as we got to know our Raey Guang friends, it was time for them to depart for their home country, Taiwan! If you have been following our blog, you are aware that much energy … Continue reading Hello Turns to Goodbye TOO soon!
On Thursday of this week we will meet our friends from Raey Guang Elementary, our sister school in Pingtung, Taiwan. A group of 29 students (grades 3-6), four teachers and the principal are traveling from Taiwan to Hudsonville to meet us and learn about the American educational system. The group has arrived in Los Angeles … Continue reading Raey Guang Preparations