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.
We would like to invite you to attend our November 11, 2010 Parent/Teacher Club Meeting. This will be held from 10-11 am in the MPR at Georgetown Elementary. The agenda for the meeting is posted below.
For those of you who cannot attend due to work or childcare conflicts, please know that we are hosting the meeting live via a webinar site. If you would like to attend this way, simply register here: GEORGETOWN PTC WEBINAR
Welcome to November! We kick off the week with Parent/Teacher Conferences. Teachers will be available to meet with parents during scheduled times Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. I will serve as the official “conference time keeper”, calling out the 15 minute end/beginning times on all of the evenings.
If you need to check on your child’s conference time, you can visit this web page version of the three day schedule or check your child’s class blog.
Our PTC is also sponsoring our Fall Book Fair. This will be held in the Sensory Motor Room and will be open during conferences. Carrie Clark-Berry, a parent of Georgetown graduates (Emily and Jack), is kindly operating the book fair this year and handing it a new team of parents for next year. THANK YOU MRS. BERRY!
We have JET’s Pizza Night on Tuesday and Popcorn Day on Friday. Also, if you have not brought in chapsticks for the Girl Scout Service Project, please do so by Friday. This is the final collection day!
As we look ahead in the month, we will be moving our clocks back one hour (November 7), celebration Thanksgiving (Nov 24-28), and kicking off the PTC Holiday Gift Shop November 29.
Here’s to a great week ahead! Mrs. Reagan
During the week of November 1, we will be holding parent/teacher conferences district wide for elementary parents. We reserve a 15 minute slot to meet with parents of each child. To help us with the scheduling of nearly 600 conference time periods, we would like to ask that you let us know your day preference for these meetings.
Some helpful tips:
1. If you have more than one child at Georgetown, we will schedule all your conferences on one date. Therefore, you only need to complete this form ONCE. We will meet as a team to set up the conference and all teachers will have access to the list of preferred days for each family.
2. If you have a pre-kindergarten or kindergarten child, please note that the PK and K teachers have a slightly different schedule.
3. Once we have all information back, we will post the conference schedule on our blogs and alert you via email for your time period.
Please complete this conference form by October 15.
Thank you for you help in this very important task. We value our time with you during conference week.
24 Hours Remaining for our
BLOG SCAVENGER HUNT!
Our third hunt of the year is designed to introduce silly things teachers do! Your job is to hunt through all the blogs and a silly teacher in each of these areas:
- A prek or kindergarten
- A 1st grade teacher
- A 2nd grade teacher
- A 3rd grade teacher
- A 4th grade teacher
- A 5th grade teacher
- A special teacher
ENTER YOUR ANSWERS ON THE ENTRY FORM.
For those of you who have never participated, the rules are simple:
- Search all the Georgetown blogs linked to this site.
- Keep a list of blogs where you found your items.
- When you have found all the items, submit your answers on the SCAVENGER HUNT ENTRY FORM.
- Everyone who enters by December 5 will be included in the school wide drawing.
- Student winner receives: A Barnes & Noble Gift Card. Winning class (those who have the most students participate in the scavenger hunt) will receive one hour of choice time.
- All those that enter will be added to the Reading Counts Drawing (held on December 15)
Happy HUNTING! And…Good Luck!
During the first week in November (on dates 2,3,4), all teachers in grades PK-5 meet with parents to provide information about each child’s progress in learning. This year, we are asking each parent to complete an online form that helps us to know the best day that work for each family. These survey’s will be posted to the blogs on Monday of this week. By using this online survey form, you are helping our school to save over 2,000 sheets of paper.
We ask that you complete the survey by Friday, October 16. As a staff, we will meet the week of October 20 to schedule conferences–and our goal is to make sure that if parents who have multiple children at Georgetown, come on one evening with the conferences close enough together so that we your time is used efficiently.
On Monday, check your child’s classroom blog for the parent/teacher survey form!