I hope you enjoyed the long weekend! Hopefully everyone is rested for 4 more days of early morning wake-ups, packing lunches, snacks, homework folders, and water bottles! Please let me know, via email or note, if your child has a different after-school plan.
The district has adopted a K-12 behavior matrix that is familiar to Georgetown. The district model, SOAR, blends beautifully with our school mission of BE NICE, WORK HARD, LEARN WELL. We want our kids to SOAR wherever they are at Georgetown — and many of our existing expectations have meshed well with BE SAFE, OWN IT, ACT RESPONSIBLY and BE RESPECTFUL. This week our SOAR focus is the BUS. We’ll talk about appropriate behavior on the bus in a classroom lesson followed by a whole school lesson. You’ll hear more about this as the week progresses.
*Early Release Day: Friday, Sept. 20 at 12:15pm.
*School Pictures: Will take place Thurs., September 26.
Thank you for joining me at our Open House last week and for ALL the school supplies! To prepare for our first day of school I would like to remind you of a few things. Please remember to send a water bottle and a snack! Also, discuss two important things: 1) what’s for lunch and 2) after school departure plans.
I look forward to a great year with you!
Our Georgetown Open House is on Wednesday, August 21st from 6:30-7:30!
I’m looking forward to meeting you SOON!!
Please email me at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
COLLECT BOX TOPS
Did you know that every BOXTOP collected earns money for our school? This summer we are asking all families to collect Box Tops and turn them in at our Open House on August 21. We will have a special container in our classroom. The money we earn will go toward a basketball hoop on our K/1 playground!
BOXTOPS: Every completed BOXTOP sheet is worth $5.00. If every child from Georgetown (approx 570) fills one sheet this summer, our school will earn $2,750. Many thanks to Lori Simpson and all of you who are on her team of BOX TOP counters, trimmers and packers. This is a great program that pays off because of all of YOU! Download your form here: Summer Box Tops
On the fourth of July we typically celebrate our nation’s independence with fireworks, parades, barbecues, picnics, concerts, baseball games and family reunions. The history behind this national holiday began when the Continental Congress, on July 4, 1776, declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject to the monarch of Britain and were to be free and independent states. In our third reading unit in fourth grade we will be learning about the American Revolution. Students will be asked to read about the people (George Washington, King George III, Alexander Hamilton, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Paul Revere, etc) and the events (The French and Indian War, The Boston Massacre, Paul Revere’s ride, The Boston Tea Party, etc.) that led up to the American Revolution. We will learn about some complicated moments from the past and how these stories are chock-full of ideas about leadership, conflict, perseverance, and character. Whatever you do tomorrow, my hope for you is to have a fun, family-friend day! When you get time, I challenge you to read about a person or an event that led up to the American Revolution and to learn to think like a historian! Please email me any books you would recommend and I will put them on our site. Happy 4th of July!
Keep On Learning With Reading & Mobymax
Studies have shown that students can lose up to 50% of learning during the summer vacation. Georgetown is challenging you and your child to “KEEP ON LEARNING” this summer to prevent summer slide. There are two ways to record your learning time:
Our goals for students over the summer are below. Students who reach or exceed goals will be entered in a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card (1 per grade). This is for their grade next year.
- First Grade: 100 minutes
- Second Grade: 200 minutes
- Third Grade: 300 minutes
- Fourth Grade: 400 minutes
- Fifth Grade: 400 minutes
- First Grade: 100 pts
- Second Grade: 200 pts
- Third Grade: 300 pts
- Fourth Grade: 400 pts
- Fifth Grade: 500 pts
- Reading: Log into this form to record the number of minutes you read. You can record each day or enter the total for each week.
- Login will be firstname.lastname@example.org
If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan. email@example.com
Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!