West Godwin Weekly

Week of Oct 10, 2022

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Monday, Oct 10 - Fundraiser Begins

Wednesday Oct 12 - Early Release @ 2 pm

Friday, Oct. 14 - Principal's Coffee - 9:00 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 21 - End of 1st Marking Period

Monday, Oct. 24 - Fundraiser Ends

Tuesday, Oct. 25 - School Picture Make Up Day

Wednesday, Oct 26 - Early Release @ 2 pm

Wednesday, Nov 2 - Early Release @ 2 pm - Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, Nov 3 - Early Release @ 2 pm - Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, Nov 4 - Half day @ 12 pm - Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, Nov 9 - Early Release @ 2 pm

Thanksgiving Break - Wednesday, Nov 23- Friday, Nov 25

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Mrs. Jenkins: We have had a great start of the year in music class! Kindergarten has been playing a name game, 1st graders have been practicing up and down while singing "Let us Chase the Squirrel" and 2nd graders have been learning to sing about a "Bright Happy Day"! Everyone is making sure to use their best beautiful voice in everything we do! We have so many wonderful musicians here at West Godwin!

Mrs. Johns: Hi, I am Mrs. Johns, your child's physical education teacher. I previously taught at the high school and am having so much fun getting to know "the littles" here at West. In PE class this month we have been focusing on our class rules and procedures: Be Safe! Always Listen! and Try Your Best! Kindergarten classes have enjoyed moving to "The Goldfish Song" and learning different ways to move our bodies through hopping, leaping, walking and jogging. 1st and 2nd graders are reviewing those locomotor skills along with skipping, jumping, galloping and gliding. Ask your child to see if they can show you all 8 locomotor moves!

Ms. Matelski: Library Update:

Students have been spending time exploring the library and discovering where to find their favorite books! We have talked about book care and the ways we treat our books. This next month we will be discussing the roles of authors and illustrators, the different parts of a book, and how to PICK the just right book for us! Please remember if your students bring a library book home, to return it back to school on their library day so they can check out a new one!

Principal's Coffee

We will have our first Principal's Coffee on Friday, October 14 at 9:00 a.m. We will be sharing information on school safety, bullying and family wellness. Click the link below for more information. Please be sure to park in the BACK parking lot after arrival is done to attend. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jnlC-IYSOKRzaje2dh8eAZUG7OXepqi7q8-LCoFyOh8/edit?usp=sharing

PTO Fundraiser

Students will be bringing home information today about our PTO Fundraiser. Please watch your child's backpack for more information. West Godwin has 2 fundraisers per year to help support field trips and special school events. Be sure to sign up online and share the link with family and friends. Selling begins today, Monday, October 10.

Kids' Food Basket

Kids' Food Basket sack suppers has begun for those students who have signed up! Opt-in forms were sent home with your child. If you have not already done so, please fill out the form and return it to school with your child as soon as possible so that we can get your student on the list to receive a sack supper!
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If your child will be absent or tardy, please call the office at 252-2030 to have the absence excused. If your child will be absent for more than 3 days, please provide the school with a Dr's note to excuse their absences.

If your child will not be riding the bus home, please call the office by 2:30 pm so we are able to accommodate the change.

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Drop-Off -Students can be dropped off in the rear lot off of 36th street between 8:15 am and 8:30 am. Staff will call you forward to the flag and open the door for your student.

For safety, we ask that you and your student remain in your vehicle until staff directs you to the drop-off area. Please have your child’s coat on and additional items ready prior to pulling into the drop-off zone.

Pick-Up- Students can be picked up in the rear lot off 36th street between 3:15 pm & 3:30 pm. Please remember to have your student information sign in your window.

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Please pay close attention to security officers and staff directing traffic daily. For safety please follow directions of staff during pick-up and drop-off and practice slow speeds through the student drop-off pick-up zone.

Please observe the Right Turn Only Sign as you exit the parking lot. Attempts to turn left have resulted in some extremely close calls when entering traffic on 36th street.

At Godwin Heights we believe that all students possess the ability to learn, to experience personal success, and to be productive citizens. Godwin Heights Public Schools deliver quality education enabling each student to work cooperatively and to participate in our diverse, democratic society

About Us

Mrs. Mary Lang
  • Principal

Mrs. Casey Kroll

  • Assistant Principal

Mrs. Lindsay Visser
  • Secretary

Ms. Veronica Castro
  • Secretary

Godwin Heights Public Schools

Notice of Discrimination

The Godwin Heights Public Schools Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis or religion, race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its program, activities, or employment. Further, it is the policy of this District to provide an equal opportunity for all students, regardless of race, color, creed, age, disability, religion, gender, ancestry, national origin, place of residence within the boundaries of the District, or social or economic background, to learn through the curriculum offered in the district. For concerns or questions regarding the above discrimination statement, contact the EEOC Compliance Officer at 15 – 36th Street SW, Wyoming, MI 49548. Telephone: (616)252-2090. If your questions are not adequately addressed, refer your concerns to the President of the Godwin Heights Board of Education, 15 – 36th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49548.