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Important Dates: Week 18

What a week!!!  We had a writing celebration, math assessment, spelling assessment and our first SNOW DAY of the year!!!  WooHoo!!!  We’ve been having a blast playing in the snow at school – looks like next week will be very cold.  Bundle up!!!

January 18 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 20 – Marco’s Pizza Night

January 22 – Library Day

January 22 – Scholastic Book Order Due

January 22 – Zoo Field Trip Money Due

(Please send $1.00 in an envelope/bag labeled with your child’s name and “Zoo Field Trip”.  To read more about our field trip, click here: ZOO.)

Our Valentine‘s Party is coming together!!  Thank you so much to everyone who has volunteered materials and your time already!!  Remember our party will take place Thursday, February 11 @ 12:30.  If you would like to sign up to help with any of our activities or send in donations, here is the volunteer spot link:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

We could especially use: plastic deli containers, stickers, jewels & other self-adhesive decorating items, 22 goodie bags, a healthy treat, and a sweet treat.  We would also love more volunteers to assist with the game, craft, and snack.

Thank you!

Rachel :)

Zoo Field Trip

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On Thursday, May 12, the first grade classes will be going on a field trip to John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids! We will be learning about animal parents, their young, and how animals grow. Our Georgetown Parent Club has graciously covered most of the cost for this trip. We are requesting that families contribute $1 to cover the remaining fees. Please send $1 to school in an envelope labeled Zoo Trip along with your child’s name. We need to submit payment to the zoo soon, so please send in your money by the end of next week (January 22).

Important Information:

All parents are welcome to join us for this trip. Parents attending will need to have background checks on file at school prior to the date of the trip. Here is the link to fill out this form: BACKGROUND CHECKS. Parent chaperones do need to pay for their own admission upon arrival at the zoo. Siblings are more than welcome! If you have a Zoo Pass, you can use that for your admission.

  • Your child will need to bring a sack lunch from home or order a sack lunch from school. We will place the school sack lunch orders when the trip date gets closer. We will be eating our lunches outside and picnicking at the zoo.
  • Please send your child dressed for the weather. We are hoping for nice weather, but the month of May is unpredictable in Michigan! The zoo is an outdoor classroom and we will be spending most of the time outside.
  • Discuss with your child that respectful behavior will be expected and that he/she will need to stay with his/her group leader at all times.

If you plan to join us…

  • Please let us know soon so that we can plan our groups.
  • You will need to meet us at the zoo before 9:30. You can follow the bus to the zoo, but you will need to drive separately. There will only be enough room for students and teachers on the busses.
  • All students will need to come to school before the field trip because we will take attendance before we leave. If you are going to the zoo, your child will still need to ride the bus.
  • Departure time from school is at 9:00 am. We should arrive at the zoo just before 9:30.
  • We will leave the zoo around 1:30 pm. and arrive back at school in time to finish out the school day.

We can’t wait!!!

Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Bast, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Stadt & Mrs. Woodring

Important Dates: Week 30

Welcome back!!!  I hope that your family enjoyed a lovely break.  It’s hard to believe, but we only have 8 short weeks left in first grade.  There is a whole lot of learning and fun to squeeze into our remaining days together.  This week we are starting up our science unit that focuses on the sun and weather, adding introductions and conclusions to our nonfiction books, and using comparison bars to solve math stories!!!

 April 11 – Happy Birthday Leah!!!

April 14 & 15 – Jet’s Pizza Nights

April 14 – Library Day

April 17 – Popcorn Day

** We do not have a computer time scheduled this week due to the 5th grade testing. **

Looking ahead, our field trip to the zoo is approaching (May 14) and you can expect to see some information posted about that next week.  We will also start to work on creating class lists for next year.  If you haven’t already, please consider filling out Mrs. Reagan’s parent survey: CLASS PLACEMENT PARENT SURVEY

Mrs. Stadt :)

Important Dates: Week 35

Wow!!!  We had such an AWESOME week in first grade!!!  Thank you so much for coming to our JUST WRITE CELEBRATION!!!  The kids LOVED taking you around the school and checking out all the AMAZING stories!!!  We have some pretty TALENTED writers at our school!!!  Our field trip to the greenhouses was so much fun, we learned about germination, propagation, and how plants need vitamins just like we do.  Our nonfiction writing celebration was an fantastic end to a great week, A-N-D did you hear… WE WON THE LAST JET’S PIZZA PARTY OF THE YEAR!!!! I’m not sure if it’s possible, but I think this week will be JUST AS FUN!!!

May 20 – Jet’s Pizza Party

May 21 – Last Day of Mileage Club

May 21 – Marco’s Pizza Night

May 22 – Zoo Field Trip

(We will leave school at 9:15 and arrive back to school around 1:40ish.)

May 23 – Red, White, & Blue Day

(Wear something red, white or blue in honor of Memorial Day!)

May 23 – Spring Carnival

May 23 – Last Day of WEB Reading

May 26 – NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day

Library is done for the year, but don’t forget that our school will be open during the summer on Tuesday mornings from 10:00-12:00 so your child can come back to get books and visit with me and their second grade teacher!!

We will be wrapping up with a lot of assessments this week and next week, it’s hard to pinpoint the date for each, but when I can I will add it to our schedule.  Make sure your child gets a good nights sleep, eats a yummy breakfast, and has a healthy snack (or two) to eat during our school day.  We almost always take an afternoon break.  Your child is welcome to munch on an extra snack during the afternoon.

Finally, I have so many pictures to share from all the fun this past week.  Check back later for our weekly curriculum updates and some picture posts too!

Mrs. Stadt :)

Zoo Field Trip… less than one week away!

On Friday, your child brought home this note with some reminders about our field trip!
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All parent volunteers will receive a final note about the zoo (complete with a map, a timeline of our trip, and the parents/students in your tour group) on Wednesday.

Please e-mail me with questions you are wondering about.  Here are a couple answers to some frequently asked questions:

Where should I meet you?

Meet us outside the entrance to the zoo, near the Rose Garden, around 9:35/9:40.

When will the trip be done? 

After our picnic lunch, we will plan to head back to school around 1:15ish.

How much does it cost?

All the first graders are already paid for – thank you for sending in your dollar and thank to the PTC for funding the rest of our trip!  The cost for parents and siblings can be found at this link: John Ball Zoo Rates & Hours

Mrs. Stadt :)

Important Dates: Week 34

What an absolutely gorgeous MOTHER‘S DAY!!!  I hope you had time to relax and enjoy those you love.  I also wanted to share how thankful that I am for all that you do each day to support your child as he/she grows in knowledge, wisdom, and character.  We could not do what we do at school each day without your support, encouragement, and care!!  THANK YOU MOMS!!!

May 13 – Computer Day

May 15 – Happy Birthday Katie!!!

May 15 – Greenhouse Field Trip

(First Graders only!)

May 15 – Library Day

May 15 – JUST WRITE Celebration

(All are welcome!!  Meet in our classroom at 2:45.)

May 16 – JUST WRITE Assembly

May 16 – Nonfiction Writing Celebration

(First Graders only!)

It’s going to be a busy week, but also very FUN!!!  We can’t wait!!!  Stay tuned later this week for blog posts with BEACH DAY pictures (the weather was PERFECT) and Zoo Field Trip information!

Mrs. Stadt :)

Zoo Field Trip Survey

Our Zoo Field Trip, scheduled for Thursday, May 22, is quickly approaching.  :)

zoo-sign-clip-artI would love to have all first grade families fill out a quick survey about the trip to help me gather information about sack lunches and parent volunteers.  It will just take minute.

Survey –> Zoo Field Trip Survey

Please fill out the survey before May 1st.

Thank you,
Mrs. Stadt :)

Important Dates: Week 31

April 22 – Computer Day

April 22 – Earth Day

April 24 – Library Day

April 24 – Spelling Assessment

A couple of important dates to mark on your calendar:


The HPS Art Show is open daily from 8:00-5:00 starting April 21 through April 29 at the Hudsonville City Hall.

JUST WRITE CELEBRATION – Thursday, May 15 @ 2:45

Parents, grandparents, and siblings are welcome to join us to celebrate all the amazing writers at Georgetown Elementary!!!


A survey will be posted later this week for all parents (and siblings) who would like to sign up to attend!


Mrs. Stadt :)

Zoo Field Trip Reminder

Thursday, May 22, we will be going on a field trip to John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids to learn about animal parents, their young, and how different animals grow up differently.  Our Georgetown Parent Club has graciously covered the majority of the cost for this trip and all we need from you is $1 for each student. Please send $1 to school with your child in an envelope labeled with Zoo Trip and your child’s name.  We need to submit payment to the zoo before spring break.  We would appreciate your $1 by the end of THIS WEEK, March 7, so that we could get things in order.

Thank you!

Mrs. Stadt :)