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Spencer: King of 4th Grade Recess

The biggest winner of the Teacher Silent Auction was the Lamer Family.  As you know, the staff of Georgetown Elementary offered up  TIME WITH KIDS as items to bid upon by those who attended the carnival.  However…it is fair to say that there were several other winners as a result of the bidding done by parents.  One such winner is Spencer who’s parents had the top bid for “ABILITY TO CALL AN EXTRA RECESS FOR YOUR GRADE.”

As a fourth grader, Spencer earned the right to select a day and time for his fourth grade classes to have an additional recess.  I met with Mr. Gort (Spencer’s teacher) to determine best options and Spencer was declared the king of recess for Thursday, May 20.



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Recess Game Day

We trained our entire school on the Trouble Free Playground Games today!  We had this event planned for September of this year, however, the weather did not cooperate with us.  After rescheduling the event three times, we finally settled for holding this event in the spring.

This past summer, eight staff members took on the task of reading the book, TROUBLE FREE PLAYGROUND. We introduced four games today, and we will be introducing two more this spring.  In the fall of 2009, we will open the school year with a field day designed around these games and MORE new games.  Our hope is to have a playground with ALL types of games for children to play, year round.  We welcome your feedback!

Many thanks to Mrs. Jurewicz for her outstanding leadership and implementation of these games.

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Indoor Recess Policy

BRRRRR! As we look out the window and see the snow BLOWING across the playground fields, it is hard to believe that it was 50 degrees just 12 hours ago!

We wanted all parents to be aware that when the wind chill is zero or below, we keep the children indoors for recess. Please make sure that you send your child to school with boots, mittens/gloves, hats, snowpants, etc. Remember, use me (the principal mom) for leverage if your child doesn’t want to wear these clothing items to school. It is freezing cold on our playground!