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Family Rink Time: TODAY at 4:30 pm

hockey clip artIf you are looking for a great family activity for this afternoon, consider heading to the Georgetown Ice Arena.

A group of Georgetown Elementary School dads are hosting a open skate time for all Georgetown families and staff.

This is being held on TODAY, SATURDAY from April 24 from 4:30-6:00 pm.

This group of dads has done a great job of supporting our Bustin’ Thru Books project and they would like to continue involving dad’s in the school setting.

To find out more, read the attached flyer.   Georgetown Family Skate

Many thanks to Jeff Wressell for organizing this event.

Items will be raffled off at this event (tickets $1 each) and include the following:

  • Autographed hockey stick from MSU
  • Autographed puck from MSU
  • TWO $45 GC from Carrabbas
  • ONE $15 GC from Olive Garden
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Bustin’ Thru Books Update

We completed our first week of Bustin’ Thru Books Boot Camp. This reading camp is run with the help of a volunteer corp of dads who READ while kids in grades 1-5 READ! The goal of the camp is to provide time to READ with a focus on building stamina and endurance for reading.

We think of learning to read as a skill that can be compared to training for an athletic event. All athletes work with coaches who model the skill (teachers), perfect skills in sport clinics (reading groups) and have required time to practice on a daily basis (quiet, independent read time.) The more time you take to practice as an athlete, the better your performance. The same is true with reading. Our goal is to help every child attain 90 minutes of reading at their level each day. The parents who are volunteering to come in daily are allowing us to build in extra critical minutes for readers to just READ.

If you would like to volunteer, we would love to include you in the program. The only requirement is that you bring material to read! If you are interested, complete this survey and Jeff Wressell will contact you with time/date options.

bean bagWE ARE IN NEED OF VINYL BEAN BAGS for our reading time. If you would like to contribute $1 or any amount of money toward these, we would be so grateful.  When boot camp is completed this spring, the bean bags will be used in classrooms.   Thank you for any help you can provide!

Enjoy this video collection of photos from our first week of bustin’ thru our books!

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Dads…We Need You!

Jeff Wressell, Chief Operating Dad of DESK (Dad’s Empowering Super Kids) and organizer of the volunteers for Bustin’ thru Books has asked me to do another blog shout out for Dads.  He has received several volunteers, but needs more.  If you are interested…read on:

If you are a dad of a  child at Georgetown and have wondered how you can volunteer at school, we have the opportunity for you!  Jeff Wressell has organized a volunteer program called D.E.S.K (Dad’s Empowering Super Kids) and this will kick off in partnership with our  Bustin’ Through Books program.  The philosophy of DESK can be found here:  Dads Vol Program

Please consider participating in this opportunity!  We would love to have you participate and be present in the school.

To find out more about the program, visit BUSTIN’ THROUGH BOOKS.

To volunteer, complete this survey:  DADs WHO BUST THROUGH BOOKS