The Georgetown Elementary 2008-2009 Reading Counts program was a tremendous success with 285 students (2nd thru 5th graders) achieving their reading goals! It has been exciting seeing all the extra reading being done and watching as students reached their goals throughout the school year.  Special congratulation to the following classes for having the whole class reach 100% of their goals:  Mr. Bowen, Mrs. Greenlund, Mrs. Quigley, Mrs. Flory, Mrs. McDonald, and Ms. VanArkel.  We are extremely proud of all our Readers!

As this was a reading party, a variety of books were raffled for awards.  The winners were:  Andrew Martinie, Naomi Gatling, Carson Price, Evan Ford, Brendan Bentley, Kyle Hamby, Zach Budzyn, Ryan Yonker, Laura Boonstra, Nolan Petroelje, Morgan Seaver, Alyssa Ritz, and Baylie Smith.  Keep up the reading!!

Party Highlights:  crab races; relays with bobbers and fish nets; sea shell bracelets/necklaces; even fish food treats! Also, an under the sea adventure with our very own Georgetown parent, Laura Coombs!  Thank you, Ms Coombs!

Also, thank you to those who volunteered to help plan and run the final Reading Counts Party on Friday:  Richard Applebee, Michelle Baareman, Angie Barrios, Tim Barrios, Kelly Barz, Jackie Boeve, Sarah Budzn, Laura Coombs, Michele DeWinter, Pam Eggers, Liz Fetkenhour, Jamie Ham, Kelly Keur, Kari King, Lisa Mulder, Staci Niebor, Christine O’Connel, Regina Smith, Tim Smith, Cindy Tiesman, Mr. Bowen, Mrs. Greenlund, Mrs. Quigley, Mrs. Flory, Mrs. McDonald, Ms. VanArkel, Mrs. Bouwens, and Mrs. VandenBurg.

I personally extend an extra big “THANK YOU” to ALL the volunteers who took time out of their busy schedules to help with the Reading Counts Program!  Your help is truly appreciated!! This wonderful program certainly would not be possible without the dedication of many volunteers.  I thank you and am sure that our students thank you!

Final Reading Counts Celebration

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