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Final Weekly Update!

Is it really the last week of school?? Wow! This year has gone so quickly. I can’t believe this is the final weekly update for the year.  This week’s update includes lots of important information, so please take a few minutes to look over it carefully.

Field Day – Tuesday, June 6

  • Please make sure your child has the following items:
    • Water bottle
    • Sunscreen
    • Sack lunch
      • If you ordered a sack lunch from food service on or before May 19, it will be delivered to the stadium.
  • We will leave school just before 9:00 to walk to HHS Eagle Stadium.
  • Events begin at 9:20 with the first round of tug-of-war.
  • Lunch is at 11:45.
    • If you are planning to pick up lunch for your child, please note that the Subway at 36th and Baldwin gets VERY busy at lunch time on this day; you will want to plan ahead.
  • We arrive back at school around 2:00.

Last Day of School

  • Friday, June 9 is our last day of school
  • Students will be dismissed at 12:15.


  • If your child has a yellow safety belt at home, please make sure it gets returned to Mr. Gort this week.
  • We will be slowly but steadily been cleaning out desks and lockers. Please make sure your child is emptying his or her backpack each night to make room for the next day’s load.
  • Our classroom auction will be Thursday. Please have your kids clean out those closets of any unwanted treasures they may have. Remember, another person’s trash is a 5th-graders treasure. Any donation will make the auction more successful!

Report Cards

  • District-wide, elementary schools follow the tradition of mailing report cards out on June 16 with delivery on Monday, June 19.

What’s Coming Up-Week of February 27


  • Colds and flu are running rampant, and all three fifth grade classrooms are running low on tissues and disinfectant wipes. Any donations of these items for our classrooms would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping us keep your children healthy!


  • Operations and Word Problems

Social Studies

  • Road to Revolution


  • Students are reading historical fiction novels and writing their own historical fiction stories.

What’s Coming Up – Week of March


  • Monday, March 7 is a records day for teachers; there will be no school for students that day.
  • Parent-Teacher conferences will be held March 7 – 9. We are looking forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s progress.
  • Fifth graders will be visiting Baldwin Street Middle School on Thursday, March 10. Watch for a letter to come home today outlining our schedule while visiting.
  • Please make sure your child is practicing math facts at home using Mobymax five minutes each day.  
  • The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Georgetown. Information was sent home about the All for Books competition. I encourage you to participate in this worthy cause. It allows our PTC to purchase books for or classroom libraries here at Georgetown Elementary, and Scholastic matches each dollar donated to purchase books for underprivileged kids.
  • Upcoming Dates for 5th Grade

Holiday Breakfast 2015

Christmas tree
Our holiday break is quickly approaching and we are starting to plan our Holiday
Breakfast Party on Friday, December 18.  I am using VolunteerSpot to organize this upcoming activity.
Please sign up for Holiday Breakfast 2015 – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:  

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: Holiday Breakfast Sign-Up

2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.