I was privileged to have my final Time and Talent Lunch Out today with Lucas! You are not going to believe this…we had lunch at Mr. Burger. This has been the most popular lunch destination with 4 out of 5 lunches at Mr. Burger. Lucas is a double cheese burger lover and, this is my favorite part, A BROWNIE LOVER! We had a wonderful time talking about our upcoming Thanksgiving gatherings. He is looking forward to seeing his Grandma, going to a movie (I vote for the 3-D movie) and hanging out with friends.
I had a wonderful time with all five of my lunch guests! Many thanks to all the parents who donated money so that I could have the pleasure of lunching with your children. And best of all, the money goes toward the Grace Thatcher Scholarship Fund.
I had a terrific lunch with Nicholas, one of the Time and Talent Lunch Winners. We lunched at Mr. Burger and talked about puppies, toys and Star Wars. I found out that Nicholas has a huge Christmas list with the most unusual request I have ever heard. He would like a dragon. I told him that I have never heard of anyone wanting a dragon, and that if he receives this at a gift, I would like to borrow it! Nicholas does have a cute dog named Weston who I think might be jealous of a dragon!
Nicholas is a bright, animated and personable second grader. He even missed the first snow recess to have lunch with me. Thank you, Nicholas!
To see the most updated slide show of the Time and Talent Lunch Winners, click the screen below.
Hudsonville Community Education and the Hudsonville Wrestling Club present MYWA Wrestling. This club is similar to the boys wrestling clinic, coached by high school coaches Jeff Henderson and Mike Rottier, but with more time on the mat, a club
affiliation, and the opportunity to wrestle competitively more often.
This is our second season with the MYWA program. Our team will again be coached by Alan Smith, A GVSU All-American and high school state champion, known for his exciting style and excellent coaching technique with kids. To find out more details, click on: mywa
The Thatcher Family would like us to know how much they appreciate your donations to our Time and Talent Auction. As a school, we contributed $2,000 to Grace Thatcher’s Scholarship Fund. A total of $17,000 was raised through various activities. To find out more, visit GRACE
T & T Auction
Mrs. Bretz has received many questions about the upcoming holiday program on December 4. To help answer these questions for everyone, she has posted a Q & A to her blog. Please visit this to find out answers to the most common questions.
We are looking forward to sharing our musical talents with you on December 4 at 7 pm!
If you have a child in one of the fourth grade classrooms, you have been well aware of the very heated contest for PE Cares. Students were asked to donate canned goods to stock our local food bank. As the competition drew to a close on Friday, parents were stopping by with CASES of food for the two classes tied for 1st place: Mr. Gort and Mrs. Jurewicz. The PE teachers were counting and recounting the items to ensure that the results were valid—we didn’t want to risk a re-count! Mr. Gort’s class won…but I heard whispers in the hall about Mrs. Jurewicz’s class coming in first in the next competition!
Thank you for everyone for contributing to this worthy cause. PE LINK
This is a quicktime movie about how we riding the to school. We made it for our sister school in Pingtung, Taiwan. Bus Ride
We are in our second year of developing our writing skills–both process and craft. In May, we will be holding our second annual, We have something to say…JUST WRITE! Celebration. For this event, each writer (and this includes staff members) selects a piece of writing to publish professionally. In addition, we post writing around the building and on our blogs. There are many other events that take place, and details will be shared as the date draws nearer. In the meantime, I would like to invite you to visit the stories that were published last May on the lulu.com site. Any of these titles can be purchased or downloaded for free. To view our books at the lulu.com location, simply type Georgetown Elementary into the search area.
Today I had the great fortune of lunching with Sydney, a fourth grade student who loves Mr. Burger’s BLT sandwiches! We left Georgetown at 11:50 and didn’t return until 1:10–so sorry Mr. Gort about the lost instructional time. While talking and eating, we discovered that we are both sleep walkers — which is more of an adventure for our families than us! We shared stories about sleep walking, summer vacations, and the trials of living with middle school sisters. I learned about her cat Sassy (who seems to be part cat and dog) and the possibility that a puppy is on the horizon. It was a delightful lunch! Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Wieringa for making this possible with your donation to the Grace Thatcher Scholarship Fund.
I have created a new slideshow about my lunch dates. Sydney requested country music. Enjoy!