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Walk•A•Thon!

Our BIG and ONLY school fundraiser is schedule for Friday, 9/27/19. We will be holding an all school GO EAGLES Walk•A•Thon — a day for everyone to wear blue & gold — and also the same day as our Homecoming Football Game.

The money raised for our Walk•A•Thon funds all events for the year: Parent/Child Programs, On Line Learning Platforms (RAZ KIDS), equipment for Art, Music, PE, STEAM Studio, books for classrooms and the library, playground equipment, etc.

Schedule for the Walk•A•Thon on Friday, September 27:

  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: K, 1st, 2nd Graders Walk
  • 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: 3rd, 4th, 5th Graders Walk
  • Walkathon ends at 11:30.

What are the prizes?

●  TOP EARNING WINNERS from EACH GRADE: Lunch and dessert with MRS. REAGAN

●  Top WINNING CLASSROOM: Limo Ride AND Lunch at Pizza Ranch.

●  EVERY PARTICIPANT who raises $30 or more will receive an Eagles Tshirt!

●  EVERY PARTICIPANT will be entered into drawings to win raffle prizes such as an electric Razor scooter, Target gift cards and gift certificates to Hudsonville Lanes, Holland Aquatic Center, Celebration Cinema, Craig’s Cruisers, Rebounderz and Eagle Athletic passes.

Important Dates:

  • September 27th: Georgetown Elementary Walkathon
  • September 30th: Completed donation forms and money due back to school
  • Early October: Results announced and prizes awarded

Any questions or if you can help the day of the event please contact Audrey Straub at 616-644-5318 or audreystraub@gmail.com.

Every child who raises $30 or more will receive an EAGLES T-Shirt. These are also linked below.

Thanks for supporting our wonderful school!

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First Day Reminders

Thank you for coming to our Open House last week! Before our exciting first day, here are some important reminders…

Student Information Forms – Please send the student information forms (received at Open House) back to school on Monday. Double check to make sure that your contact information is correct for our files.

Me Bags – At Open House, your child also received a Me Bag. We will enjoy sharing these bags during the first week as we get to know one another. Please make sure that your child’s name is on his/her bag before sending it to school on Monday.

Water Bottle and Snacks – Your child should bring two healthy nut-free snacks and a filled water bottle (no juice please) to stay fueled every day. Water bottles should be labeled with your child’s first and last name. Morning and afternoon snacks are essential for maintaining energy and attention. Please do not send candy or sugary snacks. High sugar foods cause an energy crash that makes learning difficult. If your child ever forgets a snack, we have a great supply of graham crackers (thanks to your donations!). For more information on snack ideas, you can check this Nut Free Snack List.

Morning Arrival – Students should go right to the 2/3 playground when they arrive at school. They will have a few minutes to play before the bell rings. Please remember that students dropped off need to walk around the school to the playground. They should look for the sign that says Mrs. Bast by the 2/3. This is where we will line up every day.

**Finally, with the start of a new school year many students experience some anxiety. This is very normal! The excellent blog post below lists practical strategies to help children through stressful moments. Above all, reassure your child that second grade will be the best year ever! Looking forward to seeing those wonderful second graders on Monday. 🙂

13 Powerful Phrases Proven to Help an Anxious Child Calm Down   

 

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School Open House

SAVE THE DATE!  

Our grade 1-5 Open House is on Wednesday, August 21 from 6:30-7:30. Feel free to bring any of your child’s supplies with you to the open house. This really helps kids feel settled in and prevents heavy backpacks on the first day. 🙂 Please see the tab at the top for a complete list of school supplies. Looking forward to seeing you!

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Summer Practice

Keep On Learning With Reading & Mobymax

Dear Parents,

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.

Reading Minutes Mobymax
  • 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.

If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan. treagan@hpseagles.net

Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!