It’s the middle of May which means teachers are racing against the clock to get through necessary learning material before the school year ends. Your children may be talking about online math tests, MEAP prep work and year end assessments for reading, writing, science and social studies. All of these assessments need to be completed so teachers can mark report cards for the final time this year. At the same time, we are busy preparing for next year with new enrollments, class list work and trainings for new Common Core Curriculum and Testing. Spring time is very, very busy!
We welcome our HOPE LIVERPOOL student teachers and end the week with one of our favorite PTC sponsored events: POPCORN DAY!
Have a great weekend…and Happy Mother’s Day to all the fabulous mother’s out there!
The final week in April brings our DISTRIC T ART SHOW — a celebration of our amazing art program for our K-12 students. We will be displaying unbelievable pieces of student work at the Hudsonville City Hall, 3275 Central Ave. Georgetown Artist’s special artist reception night is Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 pm. You can also view the art pieces throughout the day any day next week. This video (created by our Mrs. Brouwer) gives you a sneak peak into the art display.
In addition to the art show, we will celebrate our STAR secretaries/administrative assistants on Wednesday. Mrs. Angie Ripley and Mrs. Doni Nurenberg are absolutely the best in the entire universe!
Meeting with parents and sharing all the growth made by their children so far this year.
All School PJ day on FRIDAY!
PJ day is in honor of daylight savings time that will be occur on Sunday, March 1o. This is the day we turn our clocks ahead one hour, providing us with an extra hour of light during the spring, summer and early fall.
I want to extend thanks to all the parents who helped to make our Valentine’s Day parties such a tremendous success. The parents support for all of our activities help to make our school such an incredible place to be.
In addition to Valentine’s Day, we celebrated the 100th day of school. The kindergarten and first graders honored the day with 100’s day collections and other showcases of SMARTNESS. After all, after 100 days of school you ARE 100 days smarter.
As we look to the week ahead, we have a MARCO’s night and a fifth grade trip to the SYMPHONY. We’re also sure to get some more snow, which will make our playground snow creatures happy.
As a school community, we have had sixteen weeks together to develop relationships as learners and people who care about one another. It is precisely these relationships that will carry us through the coming week.
Our focus for the week will be as follows: consistent, predictable routines and activities; continued focus on curriculum learning and instruction; care, time and attention as needed for children who need to be re-assured about safety at school. We are not planning to run whole class discussions regarding the Sandy Hook event. Our hope is to address individual questions as we receive them, however we do undertand that during the course of the coming days it is likely that a student will raise a question about safety while we are together whole group. If this does occur, we have a plan in place for responding appropriately — referencing our own drill practices, our care and concern for all kids, the locked doors in our building and the rarity of events like this.
We urge you to keep your child’s teacher aware of concerns they may have —and be aware that these concerns may appear days, weeks and months from now. Simply email or call your child’s teacher as necessary.
As you can see below, we have a special theme day on Wednesday. Teachers will be wearing their favorite (or not-so-favorite) holiday sweater. Encourage your child to wear something that reflects the holidays…socks, shirt, hat, etc.
I am thinking of you as you prepare your children for school this week. Please hold us in your thoughts and prayers as we do our very best to maintain a caring, safe, nurturing learning environment.
While walking along the Lake Michigan shoreline today, I had to remind myself that it was December 2. The air was heavy with a spring like mist, the water calm and the temperatures in the mid 50’s. Milo and Cooper spent most of their time chasing sea gulls and digging in the sand.
The high tomorrow is forecasted to be 60 degrees which means we will be finding jackets, mittens and hats scattered about the playground! Tuesday will be colder — and then milder again by the end of the week. The unpredictable weather patterns continue — and our lost and found collection is a reflection of this. Be sure to check for missing sweatshirts, hats, mittens and scarves when you are in the building. The lost and found tables are outside the library.
A snapshot of some of our events for the coming week is below. We have Jet’s Pizza night on Tuesday — and other than this a rather uneventful week ahead. The Secret Santa Holiday Shop will be next week (December 10-13). This is a great opportunity for your children to buy gifts for family members. It is my favorite PTC sponsored event of the year!
Many thanks again for all your support for our Holiday Program at FairHaven Ministries on Tuesday of last week. The children and music teachers were amazing and I hope you found the program to be enjoyable and a great kick off to the holidays. The WCET broadcast times have been expanded. You can view the time options here.
During the week ahead, many of us will be spending time with family and friends expressing thanks for food, health, relationships and much more. This is a holiday rich with individual family traditions as well as many community traditions that have their roots in history of the first harvest celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621.
All of us at Georgetown would like you to know how thankful we are for your support throughout the school year. Throughout the year, staff repeatedly express their gratitude for:
A volunteer group of parents who serve as the governing PTC board to help manage donations to drive family events, support students in need, purchase essential learning tools for classrooms and the library and MUCH MORE.
Support staff (recess supervisors, crossing guard, lunch supervisors and kitchen staff, classroom assistants) who make sure our children are safe, feed and can receive enhanced support for learning each day.
Parents who volunteer daily in classrooms to assist with reading, writing, math and special projects.
All parents who make sure that your children come to school ready to learn, assist with homework and projects after school and so much more.
Thank you for working with us to raise your child educationally and socially.
Wishing everyone a restful and happy Thanksgiving holiday!
Each weekend, I will post a snapshot of the week ahead…highlighting big events that take place.
Individual classroom events are featured on teacher blogs–be sure to scroll to your child’s class (links to blogs found on the left) for updates on weekly activities.
As you can see below, our first week ends with the annual Hudsonville Education Foundation Family Fun Fest. This will be held at Eagle’s Stadium and includes face painting, drawings for big prizes and a DUNK TANK. At 4:30 pm, three Georgetown teachers will be in the dunk tank (Mrs. Burdis, Mr. Kooiker and Mr. Jurewicz). Please come and get them wet!
Remember to wear your blue and gold EAGLE clothing on Friday. This will be a fun way to wrap up our first week together.
Important details for the first day: Children can be on the playground between 8:30 and 8:45. NO EARLIER.
First bell rings at 8:45 am.
Lunch schedules vary by grade. Please check your child’s class blog.
Art, Music, PE rotation varies by grade: Please check your child’s blog
Final bell rings at 3:40 pm when school is dismissed.
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