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We have something to say….JUST WRITE!

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If you haven’t heard, one of the most important all school celebrations is fast approaching.  The week of May 24-28 is our opportunity to honor 600 writers–students in grades PK-5, teachers and the principal.   This will be our fourth annual celebration.

The week is organized into classroom celebrations which include a reading of their stories, tour of posted poster stories displayed throughout the building, and a scavenger hunt.  Parents and special guests are invited to attend these events.  Each teacher will be posting their celebration/tour time on their classroom blogs.


In addition to the tours of student writing pieces (displayed on lockers) and specially selected poster stories on display throughout the hallways, the rotunda will also be filled with published classroom anthologies.  During the past two years, writers select their best piece to be published through an online book site called  Please take time to see our publications in the rotunda.   We will be sure to send you the link to our published stories once we have these on the lulu site.

We also have a tradition of wearing special designed Just Write T-Shirts on that day.  If you would like to purchase one for your child, you can download the order form and send this into the office.  Just Write T-Shirt Order Form We will accept orders through May 5.

If you would like to view a photo video from last years celebration, visit the MAY 2009 blog post.

We look forward to celebrating our writing work with you.

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Special Blog Feature: Peter Pappas About Our Student Writers

We were featured as a “writing school” to check out by Peter Pappas, a national educational consultant. Mr. Pappas left a comment on our school blog about our fabulous student writers and also highlighted us on his blog as a school that publishes student writing!  This was exciting and flattering news to receive on the eve of our upcoming JUST WRITE celebration, May 4-8.

You can check our Mr. Pappa’s post at:  COPY PASTE

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Just Write is Coming!

We Have Something to Say...

We are counting down to our HUGE celebration of writing called, “We have something to say…JUST WRITE!” The event takes place during the week of May 4, with different events scheduled each day. Teachers are busy preparing student stories for publication on lockers, hallways, doors, posters, and BOOKS. We are publishing a book for each class, and these will be available through For each book purchased, we will receive $4.00 to put toward our writing program (supplies, author visits, and software).

If you would like your child to wear a JUST WRITE shirt on their grade celebration day, send this order form in before spring break begins.  TSHIRT ORDER

Please be sure to visit our lulu STOREFRONT to check out our publications. As of today, the following classrooms have published books available for purchase: Mrs. Becky, Mrs. Nederveld, Mrs. Bohl and Mrs. Flory.

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Just Write: A Celebration in May

We are in our second year of developing our writing skills–both process and craft.  In May, we will be holding our second annual, We have something to say…JUST WRITE!  Celebration.  For this event, each writer (and this includes staff members) selects a piece of writing to publish professionally.  In addition, we post writing around the building and on our blogs.  There are many other events that take place, and details will be shared as the date draws nearer.  In the meantime, I would like to invite you to visit the stories that were published last May on the site.  Any of these titles can be purchased or downloaded for free. To view our books at the location, simply type Georgetown Elementary into the search area.