West Godwin Weekly

Week of Nov 14, 2022

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Thanksgiving Break, NO SCHOOL - Wednesday, Nov 23- Friday, Nov 25

Wednesday, December 7 - Early Release @ 2 pm

Wednesday, December 14 - West Godwin's Holiday Program - 6:00 p.m. at the High School Auditorium

Holiday Break, NO SCHOOL - Monday, Dec 19 - Friday, Dec 30

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Mrs. Jenkins

Our West Godwin musicians are working very hard learning songs that they will sing for our Holiday music program! Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 6:00 pm. We will sing at Godwin Heights High School’s auditorium on the big stage! We are so excited to show you what we have been learning. More information is coming soon!

Mrs. Johns

After spending the first marking period on locomotor movements, we are now working on catching and throwing skills along with activities that focus on balancing as we go through November and into December. Kindergarten and first graders are focusing on proper form for underhand throws and the second graders are reviewing underhand throwing and learning proper form for an overhand throw. We discussed in our classes many games and different sports that involve some sort of catching and throwing, and we all agreed that it is important to learn these skills now to get better at sports that use them as we get older. Ask your child to show you how their hands should be to catch a ball above their waist and below their waist.

Ms. Matelski

This month in the library we are discussing different story elements such as characters, settings, plots, the beginning, middle and ending of a story. When reading at home pause during a story and ask your student to share who the characters are, and where the setting is. At the end of the story, discuss together what happened in the beginning, middle and end. We'll also be discussing fiction vs. non-fiction text at the end of the month! If your child brings home a library book be sure they return it so they can keep checking out new books!

Brrrrrrr.... it's cold outside!!

It's that time of year again! As we head into winter and cold days ahead, please be sure to dress your child appropriately for the weather! Students go outside daily if the temperature is above 16 degrees and the wind chill is above zero.

Winter clothing to stay warm:

  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Snow Boots
  • Snow Pants
  • Scarf

Please contact the school and ask for Sarah Schantz if your child is in need of winter gear.

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!

Feeding America Food Truck

Feeding America Food Truck will be at Godwin Heights High School today November 14. Distribution begins at 4:45 pm.


Our students at West Godwin have been focusing on showing RESPECT and are earning special PRIDE tickets both in and out of their classrooms. At the end of each month, we count how many RESPECT tickets have been earned and the class from each grade level that has the most tickets earns a class reward. For the month of October the following classrooms earned a special reward!

Mrs. VanderVelde's Class - chose an Ice Cream Party

Mrs. Schierbeek's Class - chose an Ice Cream Party

Mrs. Hetrick's Class - chose a Bubblegum Party

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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 or if you need to pick up your child early, 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

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  • Principal

Mrs. Casey Kroll

  • Assistant Principal

Mrs. Lindsay Visser
  • Secretary

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  • 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.