This morning, we officially welcomed our friends from Raey Guang Elementary School! They arrived on Wednesday morning and we have spent the past 36 hours learning about one another’s educational, cultural and social traditions. As a school, we celebrated our international friendship with songs, gifts and more together.
Mr. Bowen, one of our fourth grade teachers, created a slide show with highlights of the ceremony. You can watch this below!
Our Raey Guang pen pals are now in New York City! They are busy touring many sites in the Big Apple from now through Tuesday. Posted below are some photos they sent our way via email. We can’t wait for their arrival on Wednesday…and we are hoping the sun shines while they are visiting us.
The government of Taiwan has approved for our sister school, Raey Guang Elementary to visit us for a second year in a row. In early February, I sent out a survey to families to identify interested Georgetown penpals and host families. Since then, I have been busy communicating with the staff in Raey Guang to make perfect matches with our students and theirs. During spring break, I received photos of our penpals which you can see above!
On May 4, a group of 6 staff members and 18 students will arrive to learn about the American culture and traditions and our education system. The Raey Guang students will be matched with Georgetown students to shadow during the school day and then travel home with them for “home-life/family experiences”. We will hold a special welcome ceremony on May 5 at 9:15 in our MPR.
Our sister school will depart on the morning of May 6 for Pingtung, Taiwan. Throughout the experience, we will take photos and share these with you via this site.
Our penpals are coming to visit! We found out at the beginning of this month that a group of students, teachers and parents will be making the journey from Taiwan to Michigan to meet us. Currently, they are scheduled to arrive in Michigan on May 29 and visit our school on June 3rd and 4th.
For those of you who are new to Georgetown within the past year, our school was matched with “sister school” in Taiwan in September, 2008.We have been communicating with Raey Guang Elementary through email and blogging. The BLOGPALS site contains highlights of our communication together. You can access this from the left sidebar by clicking on the map of Taiwan.
In addition, several of our students are matched with students from Raey Guang. They are emailing one another, sharing information about their families, interests and school life. You can read some penpal correspondence between:
Our sister school, Raey Guang, has over 40 families that are interested in finding family penpals from our school. Your role would be simple: Get to know our sister family via email! You do not need to speak Mandarin to be a family penpal. If you are interested, please complete the survey below. Our Family Penpal Coordinator will be in touch shortly after the holidays. Mrs. Reagan