As you can see below, the highlight of the week is MARCO’s PIZZA Night on Wednesday. When you order your pizza, make sure you give your child’s teacher name. The class that orders the most pizza’s will receive a pizza lunch compliments of Marco’s and our Parent Club.
Throughout our building this week, classrooms will be focusing on a curriculum called Be Nice • Be Safe – strategic lessons to teach skills to prevent bullying. We will be sharing the lessons on our blog at the end of the week. On Friday, you child will bring home a Be Nice • Be Safe Pledge that is signed by you and your your child and then returned to school where it will become part of the a class book.
We are hopeful that these common lessons help our children understand the difference between bullying and rough play and much more.
It sounds like we have some interesting weather events ahead for the day. Be safe wherever you are today.
Now that we are into the 8th Week of school, our routines for learning and playing are well established. In addition, the MEAP TESTS (grades 3-5) are completed which brings a huge sigh of relief for those who have been attached to their #2 pencils for days.
As we work through the month of October and into November, you will be hearing more from your classroom teachers about the following projects: BE NICE FEEL SAFE at Georgetown (Bully Prevention) and MINDFUL GIVING: PE CARES + ALL FOR BOOKS Competition.
BE NICE • FEEL SAFE: As a staff, we use the OLWEUS Program as a foundation for building a school climate that is safe and one that also holds those accountable for poor choices. We survey our students about the school climate and use these results to guide us in our class discussion. Class meetings in the next few weeks will identify horse play, rough play and other behaviors that can get aggressive and lead to bullying. Everyone plays a role in preventing aggressive behavior — and we will talk about important roles people can assume. A great resource defining these roles can be found on the stopbullying.gov site.
MINDFUL GIVING: PE CARES Our PE teachers will be asking for food donations for our local food pantry. Class who donates the most canned/dried food wins a class tript to Hudsonville Bowling Lanes.More information about this will come home soon.
MINDFUL GIVING: BOOKS FOR ALL To help raise money for BOOKS for ALL for our Nov 4-7 BOOK FAIR, we will hold a MSU/UofM Coin War. More details coming soon on this. Hint: If MSU fans bring in more coins, Mr. Kooiker will wear MSU colors on Wednesday, Oct 30. If UofM fans bring in more coins, Mr. Bowen will wear UofM colors on Wednesday, Oct 30.
Watch for more details about all of these events through the school blog and class blogs in October and November.
Here’s to a great week ahead!
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