West Godwin Weekly
Week of Nov 14, 2022
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!
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.
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:
- Snow Boots
- Snow Pants
Please contact the school and ask for Sarah Schantz if your child is in need of winter gear.
Kids' Food Basket
Feeding America Food Truck
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
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.
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.
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.
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Please contact Sarah Schantz, our Community School Coordinator, if you need assistance with food, clothing, shelter or mental health needs. We are here to help!
West Godwin Elementary
Mrs. Casey Kroll
- Assistant Principal
Mrs. Lindsay Visser
Ms. Veronica Castro