Bus Changes

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NO BUS CHANGES  for PRE-K and kindergarten students.    LIMITED changes to Grades 1-5 for a permanent scheduled change or emergency situation.  Details explained below.bus

POLICY DETAILS: We can not put a child on any bus but their own bus, and they may not get off at any other stop except their own stop, without a note from THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

GRADES 1-5:  If your child needs to ride a different bus other than his/her own bus or get off at a different stop other than his/her own, you need to submit this form (Bus Pass Gr 1-5) to the transportation department by 10:00 AM the morning of the switch.

  • Only requests for extenuating circumstances will be accepted (no changes for play dates).
  •  Bus passes are to be used ONLY when making a PERMANENT regularly scheduled change or an emergency situation.
  •  If the pass is approved, transportation will notify the school office. The school office will notify the classroom teacher.
  •  NOTE: Form must be completed by 10:00 am on the morning of the bus change. Late requests will NOT be honored.

To find a permanent link to the bus pass visit our SCHOOL BLOG .  ***********************************************

1.  Parents must submit a BUS PASS REQUEST to the transportation office by 10:00 am the morning of the transportation change. DO NOT CALL SCHOOL OFFICE FOR INFORMATION.  If you have questions call Transportation:  616-669-7757

2.  Transportation will notify the Georgetown office  by 1 pm on the day of change.  The bus driver will also receive notification of the change in transportation.   Questions about policy go to Jane Bykerk, Director of Transportation.

Typing Practice

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We have a typing challenge next week. The children are required to keep their fingers on the “home row keys.” If you have computer access at home, we have recommended a couple of websites for your child to practice their typing skills on.

  1. Dance Mat Typing  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/
  2. Typing Practice (lessons, games, and typing tests)http://www.freetypinggame.net )
  3. All the Right Type ALL THE RIGHT TYPE (student’s school username and password is needed)

It is very important that your child is using the correct fingering when they practice their typing so as not to fall into a bad habit of using the incorrect fingers.

Hudsonville Public Schools has set the following goals in keyboarding for your elementary child:

  • Fifth Grade has a typing goal of 20 words per minute by the end of the school year.
  • Fourth Grade has a typing goal of 15 words per minute by the end of the school year.
  • Third Grade has a typing goal of 10 words per minute by the end of the school year.

Animal Riddle Project

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We have been working on animal adaptations. Please help your child research the mystery animal adaptations. They need to research an animal and determine five adaptations that help it survive so that they will be able to write an animal riddle. We will then type them up and post them for other students to guess. We will be working on this on Wednesday. They will have some time during computers to add to the list. The following website has some great information:   http://a-z-animals.com/

Science Test for Animals

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Our Animal Adaptation and classification test will be on Friday, October 17th, next week. A review sheet went home yesterday. If your child misplaced it, I have included it right here for you to download: vertebrates . I have also included an adaptation video by Study Jams as a review. Please click on the picture below to watch the video and even test yourself in the end. Students, remember to leave a comment about what you learned from the video so that I can give you credit for doing a little extra.

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If you would like to play an adaptation game, you can click on the picture below. Let me know if you make it on the leader board.

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