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Fire Fighters Visit

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This morning four Georgetown Township fire fighters came to teach us about fire safety.  

Firefighters Rob, Dan and Jason spoke with our class and Ms. Hutchinson’s class about fire safety.

   

Here are some of the fire safety tips that we learned:

  • Check the smoke detectors in your house to make sure they work properly. Change the batteries yearly.
  • Go outside!  Talk about a safety plan for your family in case of a fire – where is your meeting spot? 
  • Call 911 immediately! 
  • Do not play with matches or lighters– they are dangerous and can cause fires! They are tools for grown-ups only!
  • If a part of your clothing or your body catches on fire, STOP, DROP, and ROLL. 

Many of the kinders already knew these fire safety rules and know that it is good to “not be scared but be prepared”.  Fire fighter Jason showed how he would crawl on the floor looking for people and had the kinders practice yelling “Over Here” if they were inside a building.

The firefighters also showed us of what they looked like wearing their heavy uniforms. 

      

After our time in the classroom, we were able to go outside and look at all of the tools the fire fighters keep and use on the fire truck.  Pretty cool stuff!!

    

Thank you, Georgetown Township Firefighters, for a great visit AND for the fire safety treat bags! 

 

Some Important Details…PLEASE READ!

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Please take a few minutes to read the following important reminders before your kinder begins school.  I realize this posting is a bit long but please read to the end.  Thank you!! 🙂

BACKGROUND CHECK:

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

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.

TRANSPORTATION:

PK and Kindergarteners must ride their assigned bus all year long.  Changes in their bus ride is not allowed.  Please do not send a note or call to ask permission for your kinder to change busses.  This is specific for kindergarteners and it is Board of Education Policy established for the safety and security of the children.

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 kinder home at the end of the day.  I want to make sure that every single kinder goes home safely each day.

If there CHANGE in the plan for going home, you must contact the office or me (by email) before 2 pm on the day of the change.  You may also send a note inside your kinder’s folder.  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 kinder, 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.  Limited changes means consistency which also means we are less likely to make errors.  We want your kinder to be safe and secure after school.  

Also, please read the district BUS PASS policy so that you are well informed about the limits of changing busses.

ORDERING LUNCH:

You can check out the Hudsonville Food Service website (listed under the right side of our blog under “helpful links”) for payment information including the option of setting up an online lunch account (highly recommended!)  If your kinder will be having home lunch but ordering MILK, attaching a small note on the outside of their lunch box would help me SO MUCH for the first few weeks of school.This helps me and them remember they would like milk.  Thank you!

Lunch ordering is brand new for most of the kinders.  I will be helping them learn the process and soon they will be professional lunch orderers!  It will help me and them if you could have some discussion on what they are having for lunch daily (home lunch, blue or white lunch choice).

Please make sure that you send a water bottle labeled with your kinder’s name to school each day. We want to keep them hydrated. Kinders learn best when they are hydrated.  We will be taking time to have water breaks during the day. Save the juice boxes for lunch only.

STARTING SCHOOL:

The 2 name tags found inside the folder are to be worn on Day 1 (Tuesday) and Day 2 (Wednesday) of school.  Send them wearing their name tags.  My name is also on the name tags which will help get them to our classroom on these busy mornings!  I do plan to be outside the first week a few minutes before the bell rings to ease any fears. Have your kinder look for this sign, which will be outside our classroom door (facing the playground), to locate our classroom quickly.  Remember our door is in the middle and is labeled with the letter “M”.

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Remember, at this age these little ones often get their cues from parents and adults around us.  If we get emotional and cry….they will too.  The more excited and reassuring you can be with your kinder the better. Routines are important so starting them on the very first day is suggested. I truly LOVE what I do and will definitely be calming any fears that may happen.   Whether it be  a loving hand to hold, distraction or hugs of reassurance.

I wish you all a VERY HAPPY last few days of summer. Feel free to contact me (kbohl@hpseagles.net) with ANY questions you have!!  Thanks again for sharing your amazing kinder with me this year!!  I will see everyone on Tuesday, August 28. Mrs. Bohl

Award given to a kinder

When we make green (good) choices and they are noticed, Mrs. Reagan hands out OUTSTANDING awards to classes in school.  We have quite a few on the wall outside our classroom door.  Way to go!

This  past week she gave an OUTSTANDING award to one particular kinder……LUCAS…..for making awesome green choices that show he is “IS NICE, WORKS HARD AND IS READY TO LEARN”.  Congratulations, Lucas!  

Mrs. Reagan will be passing out more individual OUTSTANDING awards throughout the school year.  Remember….your choices matter!  🙂

Outstanding Kinder

When we make green (good) choices and they are noticed, Mrs. Reagan hands out OUTSTANDING awards to classes in school.  We have quite a few on the wall outside our classroom door.  Way to go!

This  past week she gave an OUTSTANDING award to one particular kinder……JAXON…..for making awesome green choices that show he is “IS NICE, WORKS HARD AND IS READY TO LEARN”.  Congratulations, Jaxon!  

Mrs. Reagan will be passing out more individual OUTSTANDING awards throughout the school year.  Remember….your choices matter!  🙂

Guest Readers from Baldwin Middle School

Today the kinders had the privilege of reading books with some special guest readers.  Students from Mrs. Hoey-Heath’s 8th grade leadership class walked over from Baldwin Middle school this morning. It was exciting for the kinders to see these “teenagers” walk into our room. I even had of the girls in my class when she was 5 years old. 🙂 They spent about 30 minutes reading books to the kinders. Enjoy the pictures I was able to capture.

Ski and Snowboard Club

Hudsonville is opening our Ski and Snowboard Club to elementary schools again this year!  The cards are for Bittersweet Ski Area in Otsego.  This is a great family opportunity for an inexpensive price.  Stop by the office today to get a packet.

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Club Card – $16

Lift Ticket – $16

Ski or snowboard rental – $16

Helmet rental – $10

The card is valid after 3pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.  Weekdays (non-holidays), the cards are valid from 10am – 10pm.

Please contact Karman VanderStel with any questions at kvander@hpseagles.net.

Gift For Those In Need

One of our Georgetown students is collecting toys for Toys For Tots.  Ainslee Tomaszewski has a goal of collecting 155 toys and we have received 62 as of Monday.  These toys will go to families who are having difficulty affording gifts this year.  toys-for-tots

Please bring your unwrapped gift to school byThursday, December 8!

Thank you so much for your support! :)