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Snow Day Readers ROCK!



The best part of the snow days:  Seeing photos of Georgetown kids READING!  Thank you to parents for encouraging your readers and sending the photos my way.   Mrs. VandenBerg (our super librarian) has added your words to your totals.


I had planned to get another incentive (math) set up and posted today, however, much of my school day included “calendar surgery” to reschedule meetings and teacher observations as well as other odd jobs that are part of being a principal.  Also, the longer I worked with the sunshine coming in the window, the more I thought, “We will be back to normal tomorrow…no worries if I can’t get to this.”  Please, let us be back to normal tomorrow!

For those wondering about how many days we receive before we make up days, the answer is SIX.  Today was day SEVEN.  Our superintendent, Mr. Ceglarek, has been working throughout the day to create a plan to communicate to parents and staff.   Bottom line for all of us who work with kids:  One snow day is magical and romantic, beyond that it is lost instruction time — and we MISS the CHILDREN!

Hoping for normalcy tomorrow,

Mrs. Reagan






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Snowy Weekend

View of the Hemlocks

I hope you have been able to enjoy the beauty of the lake effect snow fall.  My home is nestled under giant beech trees and surrounded by hemlocks.  No matter which window I look out, I feel like I am in a snow globe.

This should make for an easier week to dress your children for outdoor wear at school.  The playground calls for boots, snowpants, glove/mitts, hats and scarves—and of course a winter coat.

Each time you are in the building, be sure to walk by the LOST (and we hope FOUND) tables outside the library.  There are a few items that you may recognize that your children haven’t missed yet.  I am always most entertained by the one lone boot or shoe that ends up there!  Surely that one boot or shoe in the locker must look lonely.

The schedule for this week is posted below.



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Juxtaposition of Two Seasons

If you walked around our playground today, you saw children playing outside on a warm, sunny spring-like day.  Jackets and coats (if worn outside) were lying on the ground, while groups of children played basketball, soccer and tag.

Basketball in January

Next to the basketball court, Mr. Rob’s truck waited for the snow.  His truck, in the ready position, was my reminder that it is January — so get out those winter boots and warm woolen mittens!

Mr. Rob is Ready for some SNOW!

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Two Inches Per Hour…

letitsnow-th…what does that look like anyway?

We have a blizzard warning…which translates into lots and lots of snow and high winds.  When you get up tomorrow morning, you are likely to see drifts of snow anywhere from 7 to 16 inches high—maybe higher depending on the wind.

This video captures the accumulation of snow over a 20 hour period.  The photos were taken every five minutes during this time period and then pushed together into a video.  This is called a time lapse video.

Watch this video created by a teacher in New Jersey in December to get a sense of what it will look like while we are getting our snow tonight.

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Snow…snow…and more snow!

I took some fabulous and very impressive pictures of Georgetown on a beautiful snowy Monday in January. Compare this most recent photo of our school to the school photo on our header!

In addition to the icicles and sparkling, crystalized tree branches, I snapped photos of the mounds of snow…and children playing in it (with the help of Mr. Bowen). Enjoy the video slideshow!

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Holiday Parties Rescheduled?

We are receiving many calls with questions about when class parties will be held if school is cancelled tomorrow (December 19) due to the impending snow storm.  Parties will be rescheduled for Friday, January 9 (grades 1-5).  If your child is in TTH K, the parties will be Thursday, January 8.  Your child’s teacher will let you know more details regarding the party start time.

If we have school on Friday, our holiday parties and our school day will go on as normal.

Mrs. Reagan