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Welcome to Third Grade!

WELCOME TO THIRD GRADE!   We are going to have such an amazing year together!  I can’t wait to meet you and come together as a class! :)

While you are here, be sure to sign up for email updates. You can sign up in the upper right corner of this blog where it says “Subscribe by Email.” Once you enter your email address and register, you will receive notifications of my blog posts.

It is important that you subscribe to the class blog. Our class blog will be the site for information about school supplies, curriculum, assessment, and much more.  A school supply list will be posted on July 1.

Have a safe and happy summer and I’ll see you at our Open House on Thursday, August 24th @ 6:30!

We’ve Got Talent

Dear Parents,

I enjoyed meeting everyone at Open House last Wednesday. I am very excited for school to start and I am looking forward to a great year!

Throughout our first week in 5th grade students will be sharing a talent that they have.   A sheet went home explaining more about that at Open House. If you need a copy, you can get it from the following link: Talent Sharing Activity.

Lastly, below is important information regarding the safety of your children.  Please take the time and read through the information that is being shared with all Georgetown parents.

  Kind regards,                                                                                                                     Kym Burdis

 

BACKGROUND CHECKIf you would like to attend a school event (field trip) or volunteer at school, you must complete a background check.  Please do this now so that we are not scrambling to get background checks the week of a field trip.

The district has streamlined the process allowing parents to access the form online (laptop, tablet or smartphone).

To access the form online, please visit the website link here.

BUS PASS: Parents must submit a BUS PASS to the transportation office by 10:00 am the morning of the transportation change.  Parents will be notified by 1:00 pm if the change is approved or denied.  

This policy applies to grades 1-5.  Kindergarteners are NOT allowed to change busses.  The Gr 1-5 Bus Pass  can be found here.

CHANGES IN GOING HOME: We pride ourselves in making sure that all of the children are safe at school — constantly reviewing our procedures for security.  We feel the same way about the process of sending your children home at the end of the day.  I want to make sure that every single child goes home safely each day.

If there CHANGE in the plan for going home, you must contact me by email before 2 pm on the day of the change.  You may also send a note to school with your child.  I must hear from you by email, phone or note before 2 pm on the day of the change.  Because I am busy teaching and working with the children, this is my last opportunity to check email before the end of the school day.  

PLEASE avoid making changes mid-day and contacting school by phone.  When the office is contacted, the classroom is interrupted by intercom to inform me of the change.  This is a disruption in our learning environment.

We understand that occasionally last minute changes do occur, however, when this becomes a pattern it is very disruptive to the classroom environment — and can cause anxiety with some children.

Last school year, there were many changes per day that were either recorded by the teachers or the office.  Our hope is that this can be reduced this coming year.  Limited changes means consistency which also means we are less likely to make errors.  We want your child to be safe and secure after school.

Welcome!

kids_and_school_busWELCOME TO FIFTH GRADE!   We are going to have such an amazing year together!  I can’t wait to meet you and come together as a class! :)   

While you are here, be sure to sign up for email updates.  You can sign up in the upper right corner of this blog where it says “Subscribe by Email.” Once you enter your email address and register, you will receive notifications of my blog posts.

It is important that you subscribe to the class blog. Our class blog will be the site for information about school supplies, curriculum, assessment, and much more.  A school supply list will be posted on July 1.

Have a safe and happy summer and I’ll see you on September 2 @ 6:30 at our Open House! 

 

Reminders and Wish List

I am excited to meet all of you at our Open House on Wednesday, August 27 from 6:30-7:30. If for some reason you cannot make it due to the crazy busy fall schedules that families sometime have, don’t worry.  I will blog any classroom information that went home.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
imagesPlease take the time to fill out the parent survey if you haven’t already done so. I would greatly appreciate it.  It truly helps me know your child better.  Parent Survey
Here is the school supply list for 5th grade.  Printable Classroom Supply List 14-15
 
Please consider donating to the class wish list.  Each year I depend on the generousity of parents to supply these items for those extra activities that we have throughout the year.
We’re using VolunteerSpot to organize donations for our classroom. Please consider donating by signing up.  Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
  • Click this link to go to VolunteerSpot: Classroom Wish List
  • Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) star
  • 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.