Calling all Dads

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If you are a dad of a wonderful child at Georgetown and have been wondering how you can get into school during the school day, we have the opportunity for you!  Jeff Wressell has organized a program that will help DAD’s have a volunteer presence in our school.   The volunteer group, called D.E.S.K (Dad’s Empowering Super Kids) will kick off with our Bustin’ Through Books program.  The philosophy of DESK can be found here:  Dad’s Vol Program

Please consider participating in this opportunity!  We would love to have you participate and be present in the school.

To find out more about the program, visit BUSTIN’ THROUGH BOOKS.

To volunteer, complete this survey:  DADs WHO BUST THROUGH BOOKS

Taking Down Cancer

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Georgetown families showed tremendous support for our building community service project, “Takin Down Cancer-Community for a Cure.”

It took four trips into the bank on Friday to deposit the coins and cash raised. Our school raised over $1,000 on Friday alone. WOW!

For the week Georgetown brought in $2,784.85 by collecting coins, cash donations and having a couple of class coin wars. If you add in the the monies acquired through t-shirt sales bought by staff and a few students we raised well over $3,000.00.

The organizers of the event are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support by our Georgetown family and are extremely appreciative.

As a teenager involved in the event said, “Your school is the BOSS!,” and ” You are my hero’s.”

Well, I think that sums it up! 🙂

Thanks again for yet another successful building community service project!

Helping Haiti

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Many of our families and staff members have connections to the people in Haiti — either through mission trip experiences, social outreach programs or adoption agencies.  We have been asked to seek donations for a medical team that will be leaving with supplies next week.

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If at all possible, we would like to ask anyone that is able to bring ANY OF THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW for donation to this medical mission.  Dr. Tenhaff, a local doctor with the Georgetown Medical Center, will be participating in this trip and is one of the doctors seeking much needed supplies.

  • Medical Supplies:  antibiotic ointments, gauze, bandaging of any kind, any unused antibiotics (pills) they can use, tylenol, ibuprofen (adults and children)
  • Miscellaneous supplies: sheets, blankets, hand sanitizer, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, diapers, formula
  • Non Perishable: beans and rice (this is the basic staple of the people)

For those who would prefer to donate money, please make checks out to BYRON CENTER BIBLE CHURCH HAITI MISSION.  Checks should be placed in an envelope marked:  HAITI MISSION and sent to the office.  We will make sure that these checks are included with the donated items.  (Dr. Tenhaff attends this church and works directly with the medical clinic in Haiti.)

Thank you for any help you can provide.    If you are interested in following the best site for up to date information about the desperate situation in Haiti, visit the New York Times Lede Blog.

Taking Down Cancer

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IMG_3319On January 27th the high school wrestling team is hosting an event to honor cancer survivors and raise money to donate to cancer research. We as a Georgetown family have decided to join the district wide campaign by collecting change. Beginning Monday, January 18th and ending Friday, January 22nd Georgetown Elementary will be collecting coins to “Take Down Cancer.”

So dig through those pockets, search under those couch cushions and gather up all your loose change to help support this worthy cause.

Community for a CURE!! Taking Down Cancer

Reading Counts

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Celebrating Our Reading Counts Achievement

Everyone did an exceptional job last reading counts period to meet their goal. Remember by reading at home for at least 30-60 minutes for an uninterrupted time with a book at your level, will improve your reading skills.

The following children read 50+ points thus receiving a tasty treat:

  • Cate
  • Ryan M.
  • Ryan S.
  • Mason
  • Jada

These children earned lunch with me for 100+ points:

  • Cate
  • Ryan M.
  • Jada


Happy New Year!

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As you are gearing up for returning to school tomorrow, don’t forget to send your child with the appropriate clothing for recess. Yes, they will need their snow pants, gloves/mittens, coats, boots and hats (even a scarf or mouth shield comes in handy with the wind). I have recess duty tomorrow also and will be bundling up. BURR!

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again. I will post the pictures from the Polar Express party soon. I’m sorry to say that I was a bit under the weather during break so I didn’t get to it.