Our annual Candy Cane Sale to raise money for fifth grade camp starts up this week. If your child is interested in purchasing a candy cane, send in $1.00. Candy canes will be passed out at the end of each day.
December 4 – Penguin Patch Holiday Shop
We will head down to shop in the afternoon. If your child is going shopping, please send your child’s money enclosed in the Holiday Gift Shop envelope. (If you are making out a check, please make it payable to Georgetown PTC.) Make sure to fill out the information about who your child will be shopping for and how much to spend on each person. Thank you!
December 7 – Library Day
I hope that your Thanksgiving weekend was filled with family, fun, food, and a little relaxation too. I had so much fun with my kiddos, caught up on a bunch of household chores, and had fun decorating for the holidays! Get ready – these next four weeks will be jam-packed with winter fun!!!
November 26 – NO HOMEWORK DUE
We did not send home a homework this past week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The homework being sent home on Monday lists the due date as November 25 – this is incorrect. Plan on December 3 for the due date.
November 30 – Library Day
November 30 – Popcorn Day
Stay safe on the roads!!! It looks like we’ll have a few inches of snow in the morning!
We are entering our shortest week of the year!!! We have lots of fun Thanksgiving read alouds planned and can’t wait to celebrate our first round of informational writing as a class on Tuesday. These first graders have become experts at teaching how-to do different jobs at home and at school.
November 19 – Culver’s Night from 5:00-8:00
Come have a yummy dinner or dessert and support our school!!!
November 20 – How-To Writing Celebration
November 21-25 – Thanksgiving Break: NO SCHOOL
November 22 – Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Thank you so much for all your donations for our PE CARES food drive. Our school collected thousands of items for families in need!!! Way to go, Georgetown families!!!
It was a pleasure to talk with all of you at conferences last week!!! These first graders have been working hard since the beginning of the year. Thank you so much for all of the support and encouragement that you provide your child at home, working on math homework, take-home books, spelling words, handwriting, sight words, Raz-Kids, and MobyMax. Phew!!! I can’t wait to see how these sweet little ones continue to grow!!! If you have any questions or concerns as the year continues please let me know.
We had so much fun visiting the book fair this week! THANK YOU so much to the PTC and the sweet families from our classroom that donated books. We have tons of new stories that we can’t wait to read!!!
November 2-16 – P.E. C.A.R.E.S. Food Drive
We have over 100 cans already! Keep them coming!!
November 15 – PTC Meeting @ 6:30
November 16 – Library Day
Brrrrr!!!! It has sure been cold outside!!! Just a reminder to send your child to school with their cold weather gear – our lunchtime recess is a long one. Also, don’t forget to label EVERYTHING in case a mitten, hat, or boot goes missing!
Our classroom has been a tad on the chilly side too. Feel free to send your child to school with an extra sweatshirt or sweater to wear in the classroom.
Save the date…
November 21-25 – Thanksgiving Break: No School
December 13 – Holiday Music Program
We had a fabulous first writing celebration on Thursday! The kids were so proud of their writing. I kept this final piece at school and will be saving it to go in a special book that you will receive at the end of the year. The rest of your child’s writing will be sent home for you to enjoy! Our next writing unit will focus on writing How-To Directions. We are excited to get started!
THANK YOU so much to the many parents that volunteered in our classroom during the party and donated all of our supplies and treats. The kids LOVED dressing in their costumes, and had a blast making their toilet paper pumpkins, playing Halloween Memory, and eating TONS of yummy food. We are so thankful for all of you!!! I added the pictures from the party to our photo stream – let me know if you need the link to check them out.
November 2 – 16 – P.E. C.A.R.E.S. Food Drive
Send in your nonperishable food items.
November 5 & 7 – Parent-Teacher Conferences
November 6 – Book Fair Preview Day
We will head down to the book fair so your child can make a wish list of the books he or she would like to get. You do not have to purchase these books. This experience gets the kids excited about new books to read or look at!!
November 8 – Book Fair Buy Day
Today our class has the opportunity to visit the book fair to purchase books. If your child would like to buy a book, please send his/her money to school on Wednesday in an envelope labeled with your child’s name and the phrase “Book Fair Money”.
November 8 – Jet’s Pizza Night
November 9 – Library Day
November 9 – Spelling Assessment
October 30 – Picture Retakes
Send back in your child’s picture folder, and I will make sure they head down to smile.
October 31 – Halloween Party @ 12:45
Click on this link for information about our party –> Halloween Party Details
November 2 – Library Day
November 2 – Early Release Day
Students are dismissed from school at 12:15. (Sack lunches can be ordered through Food Service and will be sent home with your child. Please make sure your child knows if he or she needs to order a sack lunch. Feel free to send me an e-mail to let me know.)
November 4 – Day Light Savings – Fall Back
On Friday, I sent an e-mail with our fall conference schedule. Please mark this date on your calendar. If you have not sent me an e-mail to confirm your time, please do! I am excited to be able to meet with you and share some of the amazing growth your first grader has made since the beginning of the year!
Our Halloween Party will take place this Wednesday, October 31, from 12:45-1:30.
On Wednesday, October 31, your child can bring their Halloween costume to school in a bag. Please keep all swords, weapons, makeup, etc… at home for the real Trick-or-Treating. We will change into our festive gear around 12:30ish. Your child will wear their Halloween costume during the party and change back into their school clothes (or stay in their costume) after the party before we have recess.
Thank you so much to all the parents who are donating supplies and volunteering during the event. Please send in your party donations by Tuesday, October 30, so I can double check that we have everything we need. Food items can be sent in the day of the party.
We are looking forward to lots of fun!!! I’ll take pictures to share on our photo stream for you to see if you haven’t signed up to volunteer at the party! Please remember, if you plan to attend the party, you need to sign up as a craft, game, or snack helper and complete a background check. Please leave younger siblings at home to allow for space in the classrooms.
We are excited to have our parent volunteers begin supporting students with our sight word intervention this week. Thank you also for supporting your first grade reader at home with their take home books. Remember to return these books to school each day, so your child can bring home a new book to read to you!!! I am getting excited to reassess each child’s reading level. I know they have been growing and are getting very excited about many of the series books in our classroom!
October 22-26 – Be Nice * Be Safe Week
October 22 – Holiday Posters Due
October 23 – Turkey Trot
If your child would like to participate and you did not sign up already, late registration can be filled out at the race. The races begin at 5:00. Gates open at 4:30. If your child signed-up for the race, Turkey Trot t-shirts/goodies were sent home on Thursday or Friday.
October 25 – Math Assessment
October 26 – Library Day
Send your child’s book back to school.
October 26 – Popcorn Day