Photos Needed!

Hello, all!

As we are nearing the end of the year, the fourth grade team is putting together an online 4th grade memories book for students to create! If you have any pictures that you took at school events this year (field trips, Foot Frolic Frenzy, etc.), and can send them my way, it would be much appreciated!

Kelsey
kambrose@grcs.org

SI Apparel Reminder

HELLO GRCS Spanish Immersion Parents!
We are excited to bring you a NEW SI apparel sale!  Our design is based upon a few of the attributes of our GRCS Portrait of a Graduate!  We are proud of teaching our students to be culturally competent, lifelong explorers, and disciples of Christ within our SI program.  You will see these phrases in Spanish on the back of the shirts that are available.  All shirts are of high quality and can easily be ordered and paid for on-line!  Please have your orders placed before MARCH 29!
Please contact Señora Seth if you have any questions!
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Spanish Immersion

HELLO GRCS Spanish Immersion Parents!
We are excited to bring you a NEW SI apparel sale!  Our design is based upon a few of the attributes of our GRCS Portrait of a Graduate!  We are proud of teaching our students to be culturally competent, lifelong explorers, and disciples of Christ within our SI program.  You will see these phrases in Spanish on the back of the shirts that are available.  All shirts are of high quality and can easily be ordered and paid for on-line!  Please have your orders placed before MARCH 29!
Please contact Señora Seth if you have any questions!

Week of March 9

Thank you parents for taking time for conferences. I enjoyed meeting with you and talking about your child’s growth during their 4th grade year. It is a wonderful privilege to partner with you in your child’s Christian education.

Service/Learning and Reading Month Merge! Students will be collecting pledges for reading at home the next 3 weeks. The money earned will go to purchase books at a refugee camp. More details are in the home bulletin. Along with reading for the service project, students may also tally their reading minutes to earn 2 free tickets to a White Caps baseball game. Please send the White Caps form directly to the White Caps for your tickets, not to school. We will be having Drop Everything A Read throughout this week at school, 15 minutes a day.

Homework 19: Homework 19 is due on Friday. The parent password is Reading Month. Thanks for checking in to make sure that your child is completing their homework! Please be sure to respond to your child in their PWJ and send it back to school on Friday.

Wacky Wednesdays:
March 11:  Clash Day (wear mismatched clothes)
March 18:  Team Day (wear Eagle gear or your favorite team jersey)
March 25:  Shades Day (bring your favorite sunglasses for reading!)

Upcoming Events:

March 30: Fourth grade trip to see the play Rosie, Revere, Engineer at Grandville High School
April 3-10: No School – Spring Break
April 30: VIP Wax Museum, Travel through the USA, Recorder concert @1:00-3:00 pm
May 8: ½ Day of School
May 15: SouthKent Landfill Tour
May 20: Class trip to Townsend Park
May 25: No School, Memorial Day
May 27: Kroc Center
May 28: Field Day
May 29: Last 1/2 day of school

Friday Lunch and HW Password

I was reminded today that I never included a homework password in my last post! The homework password for this week is ADAPTATIONS. Be sure to ask your child about all of the incredible animal adaptations they learned about on our field trip yesterday!

Second, Delaney (in Sra. Silvey’s class), is planning to bring pizza for both SI classes to celebrate her birthday on Friday! If your child wants to participate in the pizza party, they will not need a lunch on Friday.

Week of March 2

Hello, all!

I hope everyone enjoyed the sunshine this weekend! Here’s what you need to know for the week…

Homework and PWJ: Homework 18 is due on Friday. Please respond to your child in their PWJ and return it by Friday.

Friday: There will be no GRPS busing this Friday, March 6. It will be gym pick-up. Please make plans with your child on how they will be getting home on Friday.

Conferences: I look forward to meeting with several of you this week. Here is the conference schedule for Tuesday and Thursday.

Tuesday, March 3
4:30: Lily
4:45: Eli Ondersma
5:00: Simon

Thursday, March 5
4:30: Logan
4:45: Alex

March is reading month! Keep an eye out for how we will be using reading month to have a service/learning experience! We will also be having Wacky Wednesdays for each Wednesday of the month.
March 4: Read your shirt day (wear a shirt with words!)
March 11: Clash day (wear clothes that don’t match!)
March 18: Team gear day (wear GRCS gear OR support one of your favorite teams!)
March 25: Shades day (wear sunglasses!)

Upcoming Events:

March 30: Fourth grade trip to see the play Rosie, Revere, Engineer at Grandville High School
April 3-10: No School – Spring Break
April 30: VIP Wax Museum, Travel through the USA, Recorder concert @1:00-3:00 pm
May 8: ½ Day of School
May 15: SouthKent Landfill Tour
May 20: Class trip to Townsend Park
May 25: No School, Memorial Day
May 27: Kroc Center
May 28: Field Day
May 29: Last 1/2 day of school

Field Trip Reminders

Hello, everyone!

Our class is looking forward to field trips on two consecutive school days! Students will need a sack lunch for tomorrow and Monday, as I did not receive any orders for school sack lunches. We hope to learn a lot about the 3 branches of government tomorrow. On Monday, kids should come to school with full winter gear! We will be spending much of the day outside, either snowshoeing or walking through the woods.

Week of February 24

Hello, all!

I hope everyone was able to enjoy the sunshine this weekend! There is a lot of important information here this week, so please take the time to read carefully 🙂

Homework: The homework password this week is Ford Museum. 

PWJ: We will not be writing in our PWJ this week. It does not need to come back to school until next Friday, March 6.

Parent/Teacher Conferences: Please refer to the last blog post to see the conference schedule. I look forward to meeting with all of you in the next couple of weeks! If you have not done so already, please take a couple of minutes to fill in this Pre-Conference Form.

Ford Museum Field Trip:We will be spending the day at the Ford Museum this Friday, learning all about the 3 branches of the government! Students should come to school on Friday with a sack lunch OR you can order a sack lunch through the school hot lunch program using this link: Ford Museum Sack Lunch Order Form 2/28. Please fill in the form no later than Wednesday, the 26th.

Wege/Wittenbach Field Trip: We will be heading to the Wege Wittenbach Environmental Center next Monday, the 2nd. Students should come to school on Monday with a sack lunch OR you can order a sack lunch through the school hot lunch program using this link: Wege/Wittenbach Sack Lunch Order Form 3/2.This is a separate form from the Ford Museum form. Please fill in the form no later than Thursday, the 27th.

Scholastic Orders: Orders are due this Friday, the 28th. Please be sure to use our class code, QB6P9. Every purchase made gets us points to spend on resources for the classroom.

Music Update: Please read the following message from Lisa VanderKamp.
Students are playing their recorders very well in music!  We officially begin Recorder Karate, individual testing for belts, this week.  If you haven’t already seen it, ask them for the parent letter that went home last week giving the details.  All homework assignments are due this Friday, Feb. 28.  Thanks for your support and encouragement!