The annual 5th grade Candy Cane sale  is officially here!
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*The annual candy cane sale has returned. Our 5th-grade classes will sell candy canes to help raise money for their end of year activities.
 
*This year the sale runs from Monday, December 5 through Friday, December 16.    
 
*The cost for each candy cane is $1.00 and they will be delivered the same day they are ordered.
 
*Thank you for your support and Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 4 Early Release

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday Nov 4 is an early dismissal day. The kids will be out at 12:15. If your child is a car rider, please be at school at 12:10 for pick up.

The kids do not eat lunch at school on early dismissal days. Food Service will be offering a sack lunch on early release days this school year for children to order and take with them to their destination. The cost will be $2.25. Free and reduced benefits will also apply.

It is also a school wide pajama day!

Hope you are having a great week!

Mayor Mark Comes For A Visit

Hudsonville’s mayor Mark Northrup came to visit the second graders of Georgetown Elementary. We learned about our local government, the mayor’s job and how city council and commissioners vote to approve or deny proposals in our community.

Mayor Mark selected city commissioners here at Georgetown to help him vote on certain topics that are being discussed currently in our local government.  Children were given the opportunity to speak to the Georgetown council about why they disagree or agree with the proposed solution or topic.  Topics  included a new senior citizen building,  building a new Veteran’s park, keeping dogs on leashes and a snow shoveling policy.  The children enjoyed being part of the process of how ordinances and laws are passed in our community.  We definitely learned how government works to keep our communities safe.

Our very own county commissioners!

Our very own county commissioners!

Early Release

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday Oct 14 is an early dismissal day. The kids will be out at 12:15. If your child is a car rider, please be at school at 12:10 for pick up.

The kids do not eat lunch at school on early dismissal days. Food Service will be offering a sack lunch on early release days this school year for children to order and take with them to their destination. The cost will be $2.25. Free and reduced benefits will also apply.

Hope you are having a great week!

Reading Counts Quiz

On Monday, your child will be coming home with a Reading Counts book ( similar to WEB reading last year if you were at Georgetown). Each child will select a GOOD FIT book within their independent reading level to take home and read.   Reading Counts is a reading incentive program (separate from our curriculum) that promotes good reading habits and also rewards children for their efforts. Please see the following link for more information READING COUNTS. Here is how we use Reading Counts at Georgetown.

1. Students independent reading levels are determined through teacher assessments. Levels will be similar to last year (within a level or two).

2. Each child is given a goal number of points to achieve during the semester based on their reading level. Each book has an assigned point value which can be found on the inside cover of the book.

3. Students select a book at their reading level and read it at home and/or at school. Books are labeled with reading levels A – Z on the spine of the book.

4. When children are finished with the book they sign up to take a RC comprehension quiz on the computer for that particular book here at school.  (RAZ-kids can be done at home, Reading Counts tests have to be taken at school)

5. If the quiz is passed ( 8/10 questions answered correctly), then another book is checked out. If the quiz is not passed, students take the book home again and reread or select a new book from the library.

6. At the end of the semester (mid Jan), students who have met their goal receive a prize and a ticket into our end of the year BIG prize drawing. Last year it was an Ipad Mini and Target gift cards….YEAH!

Please check your child’s book bag for his/her first book!

Coloring Page

Today your child should be bringing home a coloring page. This is a fun event the city of Hudsonville puts on. If your child would like to do it, they just need to color the page the best they can and turn it in back to school by October 21. It is not required but there will be winners from each grade. All art work will be displayed throughout the town.

Math scores

On Friday we took our first Math Quick Quiz.  After each “Big Idea” we take an assessment that helps build the grade for the report card.

Attached to your child’s Quick Quiz is a grading sheet that says: Unit 1:  Quick Quiz #1

_________ I can fluently add and subtract within 20

_________ I can identify odd and even numbers.

I will put a 1,2 or 3 on the lines.

1- below basic expectations

2- basic and inconsistent understanding of knowledge and skills.

3-proficient: solid, consistent performance of knowledge and skills.

*The goal is a 3! If your child receives a 1 or a 2 on the grading sheet, know that we will continue to work on that standard with your child.  We ask that you will work with your child as well.

**There will be a Unit test that will cover those same standards in the near future…. so with all of us working together, I am sure we will have success!