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Parent Club Updates

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP:  Volunteers are still needed, especially for Monday, 12/8; Tuesday, 12/9 afternoon; and Thursday, 12/11 morning!!  Please contact Jamie  Ham if  you are able to help out.  662-7245 or 

Chair person needed!  We are in need of someone to help with Teacher Appreciation week.  If you are interested in helping with this event, please contact Kristi Fellows at 6691054 or 

Box Tops   The winners of the November Classroom Box Tops competition are : Mr. Gort(4th) with 221 Box Tops and Mr. Bowen(2nd) with a whopping 431 Box Tops.  Each class will be rewarded with their choice of donuts or cupcakes for the great numbers they collected.  The December competition will begin on November 24th and continue until December 19th.  This will be an individual competition with the top collectors from upper and lower elementary receiving gift cards to Blockbuster and Arby’s.  Please be sure to mark your entries with your child’s name and teacher to get the proper credit.

Cash for Cash    Don’t forget to purchase your gift cards through our cash for cash program, some cards are available to purchase on the spot Fridays from 3:15 pm.   We challenge each family to buy four $25 gas cards before the end of the school year. This is a great way to make a donation to our school PTC. 

Paper Gator: Don’t forget to fill the Paper Gator.  If the bin is full, please don’t leave your recyclable paper outside!  It blows and creates a mess for Mr. Rob to deal with.  Thank you for your attention to this.

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Notes from the Office

Mrs. Nurenberg and Mrs. Ripley (our two fabulous, incredible administrative assistants) have some items to pass along:


• Prompt After School Pick Up for Car Riders:  Please remember to be prompt and considerate when picking up your students after school.  We have been having some issues with students not being picked up on time after school.   All students should be picked up by 3:45.  Thank you for your help with this!  We really appreciate it!!

• Changes in After-School Transportation for Bus Riders:  If your child does not have a note explaining changes in going home procedures, your child will be put on the bus as usual or sent home in their usual manner.  Please for your children’s safety and confusion here at school send a note for any alternative plans after school.

Mrs. Ripley and Mrs. Nurenberg thank you for your help with these matters.  


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Holiday Program Details

Now that the Thanksgiving holiday is behind us, we have officially entered the holiday season!  Our school will be kicking this off with our annual Holiday Music Program on December 4, 2008.  This program is organized and arranged by Mrs. Bretz, our music teacher.  She has been working with our students since early October to learn music pieces for this holiday celebration.  We are renting Resurrection Life Church for this event.  This church is located in Grandville (52nd Ave. and Ivanrest).  Please enter off from 52nd Ave and enter through Door K.  There is only one performance this year!    Directions to the church:  RES LIFE

Students can be dropped off for the performance NO EARLIER than 6:30 pm.  We ask this for safety and security reasons.  There will not be supervision for children prior to 6:30, so it is critical that you follow these guidelines.  Once you enter through Door K, there will be signs directing you to the correct room.  

Grades 1,2 and 3 will be in the Choir Room.  Grades PK, K, 4 & 5 will be in the Chapel Room.  

Because the church has adequate seating for everyone, the children will be able to watch the performance from reserved seating!  At the end of the event, they will be dismissed to their classrooms for parent pick up.

Please note that based on rental guidelines with Resurrection Life Church, we have been asked as a school community to follow these procedures outlined below.  There were some facility use problems during our program last year, and I would like to outline the expectations so that all families are aware of the rental terms:

•The program will be video taped for all families.  A DVD of this program will be available to families one week following the program.  The fee for this DVD is $5.00.  Order form:  holiday-dvd

•NO FOOD OR DRINK is allowed in the church.  

We are looking forward to seeing you at the performance!  If you would l like to read Mrs. Bretz’s answers to commonly asked questions, visit this link:  Q & A Holiday Program


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12/1/06: GES Events for the Week

This is a new feature that I will help you look ahead to events for each week. These will be stored in the category to the left called: Weekly Updates

Dec 1:   Day 1
Dec 2:   Day 2
Dec 3:   Day 3; Holiday Program Rehearsal in the Georgetown Gym
Dec 4:   Day 1; Holiday Program, 7 pm @ Resurrection Life in Grandville
Dec 5:   Day 2; Reading Counts Parties:
              (3rd 9:30-10:15; 2nd 10:30-11:15; 4th 1:30-2:15; 5th 2:30-3:15)

A sneak peak for December dates ahead:
8-12 Holiday Gift Shop
8 Swimming Begins
10 Staff Breakfast sponsored by our incredible PTC
18/19 Holiday Parties
20 Vacation Begins!

To view our calendar for the year, refer to the page link above: School Hours and Calendar  or to the left in categories.

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First Grade Math Lesson

We have created a voicethread (mini-video) which walks you through a best practice math lesson in one of our first grade classrooms. This lesson begins with a teacher modeling for the entire class, followed by two student model/guiding the class in the lesson, and concludes with all students practicing the lesson independently.

We hope you enjoy our voicethread!


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Penpal Families Needed!

Our sister school, Raey Guang, has over 40 families that are interested in finding family penpals from our school. Your role would be simple: Get to know our sister family via email! You do not need to speak Mandarin to be a family penpal. If you are interested, please complete the survey below. Our Family Penpal Coordinator will be in touch shortly after the holidays. Mrs. Reagan

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