As I look ahead to this week’s forecast, I see more WHITE STUFF for the days ahead. The temperatures will continue to be cold — with wind chills running below zero. While it is certainly beautiful outside, I prefer that we be done with forecasts that include these words: polar, vortex, arctic, blast, below freezing, blizzard, winter storm, warning, snow day, etc.
Please continue to dress your children warmly for school and recess. Feel free to use me as the heavy if you need extra pressure to get your children to wear winter clothing. I want the children to be warm and protected when they play outside so hats, mittens/gloves, coats, snow pants and boots are MUSTS for this weather.
We have a four day week outlined below. Teachers will be working all day Friday, learning about the new state tests that will be rolled out in the spring of 2015. Monday (2/3) will be a winter break day for everyone.
Have a great week!
BRRRRRR…..has become our most frequently heard and said winter sound this year. The snow and cold this year has helped to make up for the lighter versions of winter we have had the past three years.
With another clipper system headed our way, be sure to dress your child in warm gear. We will be inside if the temps fall below zero—and outside if they are above zero. Our third graders will experience the beauty of winter at the Outdoor Discovery Center on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. The weather conditions will be perfect for learning about winter animal behaviors and winter sports.
Stay warm ….and enjoy the beauty of winter. Before long we will be counting down to another season!
We are hoping for a five day week of routine. A week without an ice day, snow day, wind chill day and a polar vortex day. As fun as snow days can be — every now and then — three in a row crimps our teaching and learning routine. So, kids…no more snow day tricks like ice cubes in the toilet and wearing your PJ’s inside out because we have some catching up to do at school!
This week our fourth graders finish up their swimming lessons at the high school. We also have another school pizza night — this time with Marco’s. Remember….if you order a pizza, pass along the teacher’s name and your child’s class will get credit. The orders are tallied by class and the winning class receives a pizza lunch at school. This is one of the many fundraising events that our PTC board organizes. All profits going toward supporting family and school events.
Remember to check your child’s class blog for events that are classroom specific.
Have a great week!
NOTE: School has been cancelled for Monday, January 6, 2014 due to dangerously cold conditions. The Girls on the Run Shoe Fitting will be rescheduled—date to be determined.
While we were away, we kicked off the new year! It is officially 2014 — and it feels like it is going to be another great year!
I hope that you had a wonderful holiday vacation with family and friends. As we re-enter the school environment and schedule, we will be easing into our usual routines and help our students turn re-activate their learning brains.
If you are a parent of a fourth grader, remember to get ready for swimming which begins on Monday. All school JET’S PIZZA NIGHT is Tuesday. The week wraps up with Friday POPCORN DAY….a great way to kick off the first week of January.
Please be sure to check out your child’s class blog for updates that are specific to the classroom level.
Have a great week!
Our week ahead is calm….and that is a WONDERFUL thing to say during the holiday season! With the amazing program behind us, we are able to resume a schedule that is free of rehearsals and filled with routine we are familiar with.
Again, be sure to check your child’s class blogs for assignments, tests and special events that may be posted in these locations.
With the cold winter weather in full swing, please remember to have your child wear those mittens, gloves, hats and scarves. The wind blows fiercely on our playgrounds — so even when the sun is out, winter accessories are essential.
Have a great week!
We kick off our busy week with a showcase of our K-5 music program at Fair Haven Ministries. This will be held on Tuesday evening. Visit this link to find out important details. This is a very special night — one that we are able to watch the children shine musically.
A special Holiday Shop will be set up for our students to purchase gifts for family members. This shop is made possible through our Parent Club —and all of the parent volunteers who so graciously help the children shop.
And…we wrap the week up with POPCORN DAY! This is another event sponsored by our Parent Club, funded with your donations and run by parent volunteers.
Enjoy the week ahead!
With the Thanksgiving Holiday Break taking place Wednesday-Friday, we have just two days of school this week.
As you can see, we don’t have any major events listed on the school end–however you will want to check your children’s class blogs for events that may be classroom based.
I would like to take the opportunity to express my gratitude to all of you for your support during the first third of our school year. With our busy pace of teaching, guiding, coaching and mentoring we sometimes don’t have the time or forget to make the time to thank our student’s parents for the hard work they do each and every day to prepare their children for learning. We could not do what we do with out you. The education of your children is done best when it is a partnership and we thank you for partnering with us.
Wishing you and your family and friends a restful, healthy and rich Thanksgiving break.
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.
November has arrived — making itself known with a stiff breeze, gray clouds and cold temps. If your child argues with you about the necessity of hats, mittens, or any type of warm weather clothing — use me as your point person. Our playgrounds are C * O * L * D and windy. Dress warmly…and you will have more fun! Mrs. Reagan Said So.
Thank you for your time last week during parent/teacher conferences. The 15 minutes we have with the parents of each child is valuable — and we do our best to share academic and social/emotional success and highlight areas we are growing. Your support is key to your child’s success and we very much appreciate all you are doing to be your child’s best advocate.
The PTC would also like to thank you for supporting our FALL BOOK FAIR. It was extremely successful — and this was due to the volunteers and your purchasing support. Because our COIN WAR brought in over $1200, we were able to supply books for many children and teachers.
We have much to be thankful for at Georgetown…and you, the parents, are the foundation and core of our all that we do.