Archive | October 2014

Bus Policy Reminders

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

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.

Multiplication Methods!

Hi Parents!

We are working on Multiplication in math!

To help you understand the methods we use to multiply,

please check out the links for videos showing these


Area Model/Expanded Notation Model/Algebraic Model!

You will find these links under my Blog Roll!

Math certainly isn’t taught the way that we remember it back in the Olden Days 🙂


Halloween Party Time!

Hello Parents!

Here is a heads up of the Halloween Party date/time for our classroom:
Date:  Thursday, October 30 (due to teacher inservice on Friday, Oct. 31).
Time:  2:30-3:30
Your child will be able to get into costume at recess time from 2:10-2:30.
Please let me know if you have any questions 🙂