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Georgetown Hawks Happenings- April 9, 2018

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Georgetown Hawks Happenings

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April 9, 2018

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Color Cycle & Elmer's Glue Crew Recycling Programs
The Earth Savers Club will be collecting used/dried markers, glue bottles (rinsed if possible), and glue sticks (empty) for the Color Cycle and Elmer​—'s Glue Crew Recycling Programs. Please bring in any used markers and glue bottles or sticks. They can be any brand! Collection boxes will be located in the front of the school. Recycling these products will eliminate waste and give these markers and glue a new life!

Headphones/ Earbuds
ALL students (Kindergarten - 5th) are required to have their own set of headphones at school because they all have a Chromebook or laptop computer assigned to them. Every day your child works on some kind of computer program that is differentiated and individualized for their learning level. These programs often have portions that need to be heard by each child, but they are not all at the same place, therefore each students needs an individual headphone. PLEASE send in a set of headphones/ earbuds if your child does not have one at school. Thank you for supporting Future Ready students!

Science Fair
It’s not too late to enter the science fair! Or, just come out to explore and learn on the evening of you don’t have to enter a project in order to come out and enjoy the evening of April 17th. Take a look at this video about the upcoming science fair.

Screen Time for Kids
For many of us, this is unchartered territory because we did not grow up with the technology available to our children now. Below, I have linked two very important and informative articles about handling screen time with kids. More specifically, one article discusses the effects that too much screen time has on kids. The second article gives good practical advice on how to limit screen time.

Please take a moment and read both articles. Here at school, our staff continues to discuss how we use screen time, the benefits of it and how to find a good balance between screen time and other types of learning. Interestingly enough, we are learning that future ready skills students will need to be successful in their careers deal with social intelligence, empathy, collaboration and problem solving. This further shows that although our current technologies can certainly enhance education, it is more crucial than ever to continue to monitor screen time (both quantity and quality) and equip our students with the necessary social and emotional skills they need to succeed.

Kane County Cougars
The last day to order for the Georgetown School Kane County Cougar game on May 7th is April 6th. No late orders will be accepted after April 6th, as time is needed to get and distribute the tickets. The Georgetown School Chorus will be singing the National Anthem at the start of the game.

If you child participated and turned in the Ozzie Reading form, an envelope containing information about the free ticket was sent home to be completed and sent back. The reading forms earns ONE free child ticket.

If your child did not participate and receive a free ticket, you are still welcome to order tickets. You may either send cash or send a check made out to Georgetown School. Forms are being collected by Vicki Patterman in the LMC.

Tickets are $13 each
General Parking passes are $5 order now or $10 at the game
Preferred Parking is $9.00 ordered now or $15 at the game

Hope you can join us!

District / Community News
Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC)
In March, PDAC hosted a meeting on Understanding and Addressing Language Advantages. We discussed the myths associated with English as a second language and learned about the advantages of bilingualism. The slides from the meeting are now available and can be accessed HERE.

The next PDAC meeting is on Tuesday, April 17th, 7-9:00 pm, at the CEC. The topic of the meeting is Understanding and Addressing Income Advantages: How do students’ parental incomes advantage and disadvantage them in school? Please consider joining us! For more information on PDAC or calendar of events, please visit the PDAC subpage.

Finally, PDAC is co-hosting an awareness talk on youth challenges and concerns at the Naperville Public Library (3015 Cedar Glade Drive) on Sunday, April 8th, 2 - 4:00 pm. There will be discussion on youth depression and mental health, managing personal and school activities, dealing with bullying or stress and ways to help. Light snacks will be served and the event is FREE
2:00 pm - Welcome
2:10- pm - Gemini Bhimani (Youth Activist)
2:25 pm - Anne King (American Foundation of Suicide Prevention)
2:40 pm - Kirsten Knight (Youth Mental Health Counselor)
2:55 pm - Dr. S. Swaminathan (Chairman of Dept. of Psychiatry at Advocate Medical Center)
3:10 pm - Idalynn Wenhold (Executive Director of Kids Matter)
3:20 pm - Q and A from Audience.

Georgetown Event Calendar (pdf)

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