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Georgetown Hawks Happenings-January 15, 2018

Reported by pat_griffin@ipsd.org on 1/16/18

Georgetown Hawks Happenings

We are Georgetown PROUD!

January 15, 2018

Click on this link to view the Georgetown Parent News Calendar: https://goo.gl/LR5cKU



Happy new year to all of our Georgetown families!



Growth Mindset - Ways to Help Your Child

PRAISE THE PROCESS

Instead of saying, “You’re so smart!” praise effort, goal setting, persisting through challenges, and being creative. You can say something like: “Wow! You must have worked really hard on this!”



Does your child like to write? The 2018 Young Authors Program at Georgetown School is officially underway!

Georgetown’s program is part of the Illinois Young Authors program, which is now in its 43rd year and culminates with a statewide conference in May at Illinois State University. Our school will choose one representative to send on behalf of Georgetown School to the one day conference at Illinois State University on Saturday, May 19, 2017.



This program is intended to generate appreciation and recognition of children’s writing. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade are encouraged to participate in the Young Authors Program by writing and submitting an original story, essay, or collection of poems. All entries must meet the deadline of February 16th to be considered for representation for Georgetown at the conference.



ALL participants will receive recognition for their entries. More specific information, including deadlines, is attached. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Pattermann at Vicki_pattermann@ipsd.org or at 630.375.3456.



Please open the attachment for further information.



ALL Georgetown Students need HEADPHONES:

With most of our school on 1:1 devices, it is imperative that each child have his/her individual headphones. If your child does not have headphones at school, please send in a pair for daily use. For your convenience, we do have some for sale in the LMC for $4.00. Please simply send the $4.00 to school with your child.



Please keep in mind that devices and headphones are used every day. They do break occasionally and need replacement. Please ask your child if they got a note from their teacher about needing headphones. Thank you!



Parent Survey - PLEASE give us your opinion

You have the opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey was designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of schools across Illinois. As a parent, your voice is essential to help us understand the conditions at Georgetown and guide improvement.



The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by the University of Chicago, on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. The state will provide survey results for individual schools only if a school has at least 20 percent of parents take the survey. If you have children attending more than one school, we ask that you complete the survey for each school. You may also complete the survey more than once if you have more than one child in the same school. All survey responses will be kept confidential. University of Chicago asks parents for an email address when they begin the survey only for the purpose of sending a confirmation once the survey is completed. University of Chicago will never connect your identity and survey responses to you or your child or share the information with your school, the district or the Illinois State Board of Education.



To take this short survey:



1. Visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/login/.

2. Type and then select Dupage as District 204's County location. This is the county associated with the district, not the location of an individual school.

3. Type your school's name into the School field and then select your school.




District/ Community News

Warrior Baseball Father Son Camp
The Waubonsie Valley Baseball Program invites you to attend the 4th annual Warrior Baseball Father Son Baseball Camp. This one day camp is open to 2nd-8th graders and will take place on Sunday, February 4th at 8:30-11:00 in the Waubonsie Valley Gym & Fieldhouse. The camp is designed as a fun morning for fathers and sons as they participate in throwing, fielding, and hitting drills that can be done at home. The camp costs $20 for father and the first 2 sons. Any additional sons will cost an additional $5. We hope you can join us on Super Bowl Sunday, February 4th. If you have any questions please contact Coach Bryan Acevedo at bryan_acevedo@ipsd.org or 630-375-3300 ext. 4050

To register for the Warrior Baseball Father Son Camp please use the following link: 2018 Warrior Baseball Camp Sign Up



Engage 204

Community members are invited to attend the next Engage 204 session on January 29 from 7 to 9 pm at Still Middle School, 787 Meadowridge Drive, Aurora. This session will focus on "What is #FutureReady204?" Experts have stated that the majority of students entering elementary school today will be working in jobs that have not been created yet, using tools that have not been invented yet, solving problems that have not been thought of yet. During this interactive session, administrators will share how education is changing to help students develop life and work skills that will be needed in the future.

Engage 204 is a collaborative process between the community and District 204. Key to the success of this process is the collaboration and discussion between participants. District residents who attend will have the unique opportunity to share ideas and discuss topics in small groups in order to provide feedback to the Board of Education. Findings and recommendations will be presented to the Board of Education by July 2018. All District 204 residents are invited to participate in Engage 204.

RSVP is appreciated, but not required at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Engage204RSVP.

For more information, visit http://engage204.org.



Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC)

On January 18, 2018, 7:00-9:00 p.m., at Crouse Education Center (CEC), 780 Shoreline Drive in Aurora, the Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) will host its next meeting: Understanding and Addressing Religious Advantages: How do students’ religions advantage and disadvantage them in school? To learn more about PDAC or future meetings, please visit the PDAC subpage.



On January 25, 2018, beginning at 6:45 p.m., at Metea Valley High School, PDAC invite the community to a free screening of “Backpack Full of Cash”. A documentary that explores the growing privatization of public schools. To learn about this documentary and to RSVP, please visit HERE.

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