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Rock the Walk•A•Thon 2014


Greetings parents and students and welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! We have officially kicked-off our 2014 ROCK THE WALK, which is our primary fundraiser for the year. Our goal is to have all students participate and for each to strive for a personal goal of raising at least $25 to support their school!  This is the ONLY Parent Club Fundraiser of the year.  All money raised goes toward funding family activities, school activities and books/materials for the library and classrooms.

The Walk is SEPTEMBER 25 between 9:30 and 11:30.  If you’d like to participate, please check your child’s class blog for walk times.

Here are some ways you can add some fun on the day of the walk-a-thon:

  • Wear blue, gold and Eagle spirit wear
  • Dress up like your favorite Rock Star
  • Accessorize with socks, bandanas, beads and hats

lightTo make participation easy for everyone, we are holding the event during the school day, where students can walk, jog or run around the course. If you raise $25, you will receive a special treat at the end of the event:  A cool blue flashlight.

We love to have volunteers to pass out water during the walk (9:30-11:00) please contact Amanda Impens at 616-443-3814 or

To find out about prizes and due dates, watch this slideshow.  Please watch your child’s Friday Folder/Backpack for all the walkathon donation information.  The information is also here available as pdfs below.



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August PTC Minutes

Our first meeting of 2014 was on August 21.  The meeting minutes can be read here: GES PTC Minutes 8.21

We would love to have you join our PTC by supporting an event sometime this school year.  Parent support  for the activities we offer for students and families during the year helps to make our school community stronger.   Complete this survey:  PTC SURVEY 2014

Our first school wide event is the WALK•A•THON on September 25th.  This is our ONLY fundraiser for the year and the money raised supports the amazing work we do throughout the year to offer events for families, support children as learners in school and much more.  Please mark your calendars for this event if you would like to attend to cheer on your walkers and pass out water to the kids as they walk laps on our playground.  The week of September 15, donation forms will arrive home.  We will also use the blog to inform you of due dates.

Looking forward to seeing kindergarteners at the OPEN HOUSE on Tuesday and welcoming grades 1-5 back on Wednesday. popcorn Remember to bring your popcorn money.  We will have a collection jar in the Rotunda!

Mrs. Reagan and PTC Members Nancy Patrick, Krista Lawrence, Shannon Klein, Melissa Heys, Cheryl Havens and Jody Hunt.

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PTC Minutes: August 2014 Meeting

The minutes for the August 2014 meeting are as follows:  GES PTC 8.2014

The first meeting of the school year will be held on August 21 at 5:30 pm in the school library.  There are five additional meetings during the school year and these begin and end promptly & efficiently.  Please check out our PTC board here.  Feel free to contact members if you have questions about the activities and events — and most importantly if you would like to support our wonderful school community.

We hope that you can join us and offer ideas for ways to help our school continue to support children and their families.  Our meetings are informal yet professional and most importantly, welcoming to all.

The meetings are as follows:

First meeting:  August 21 at 5:30 pm.  All other meetings –



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A Big THANK YOU to Our Parents!

13The entire staff of Georgetown would like to extend sincere thanks to our Parent Club and all of the parents who helped appreciate us last week.  Mrs. Wendy Huizinga and her team outfitted us with cowboy hats, red paisley scarves and fed us some nice warm meals and showered us with some mighty fine gifts.

Throughout the building WANTED POSTERS were displayed of each staff member.  One of the most authentic cowboy teachers can be found to the left, Mr. B who by the looks of it, could round-up a steer or two while teaching a science lesson.

By the end of the week, we were so spoiled and felt gosh darn lucky to have the parent support we have at Georgetown.

Check out the photos below of a few staff posing western style!

Warmly, Mrs. Reagan and the staff of Georgetown

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Holiday Shopping at School

shirtHOLIDAY GIFT SHOP……… Hard to believe but the Holiday Gift Shop is right around the corner. Classes will be shopping December 4-6.  Keep an eye out for your student’s classroom schedule and money envelope to be coming home soon!  We will also be doing a Hudsonville Apparel order at this time.  More information will be coming home soon!  If you’d prefer to shop with your student the Holiday Gift Shop will be staying open until 6:30 on Thursday, December 5th so feel free to stop by to shop during that time.


If you would like to pre-order HUDSONVILLE EAGLE APPAREL, please complete this form and turn it in to the office.  HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP Final Apparel Order Form

We need MANY volunteers for this event!  Jobs include shopping with the students and wrapping their gifts, which is ALWAYS so much fun, along with set up and tear down.  If you’re interested but don’t want to use volunteerspot (information below) please contact Cheryl Havens at We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.  PLEASE sign up for 2013 Holiday Gift Shop – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email      address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

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boxTops4EducationBetween August and November 1, you saved and submitted 12,026 BOX TOPS! Our school will receive a check for $1,202.60 for this submission.
The chair for this event, Shannon Klein worked with Jamie Brewer, Michelle Burns, Elizabeth Doorenbos, Summer Dykstra, Terri Hagberg, Melissa Heys, Shalyn Jones, Melissa Haveman and Jen Strick to cut precisely, count, categorize by class, box and ship the labels.
Congratulations to Mr. Bowen’s class for bringing in the most:  1,705 Box Tops!  They will receive a fall treat  compliments of the PTC.  They beat Mr. Gort’s class by a slim margin.
Thank you to everyone for your contribution!  Below is a breakdown of the the contribution for each class.
PLEASE keep those BOX TOPS coming.  As you see, these are a simple way for us to bring in money for our school family and learning projects.
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Moving into October, Week 5

We have had absolutely amazing weather to kick off the 2013-14 school year.  The first week of October (our 5th week of school) looks to be a continuation of this pleasant weather pattern….and you won’t hear complaints from the Georgetown team!  This nice weather boosts everyone’s mood AND allows for outdoor recess (rather than indoor).

This incredible weather pattern allowed us to have one of the most beautiful days for our WALKATHON.  It was held last week Thursday, 9-26-13.  We had many parents and grandparents join us as we walked around the track.  Mrs. Impens and her team created a festive and fun event for all 660 participants.  If you have not yet turned in your WALKATHON donations, please do so tomorrow (Monday).     We are currently at $7000…and hope to earn $8000 more so that we can watch Mr. Rob, Mr. Gort, Mr. Bowen, Mr. Bialochowski and Mr. Kooiker sumo wrestle for the international sumo wrestling championship!

Our school photographer, Malachi Hollis, captured some amazing photos of the day.  These are featured in a video below.

Our week ahead is busy with fire safety lessons, Vision and Hearing screenings run byt the Ottawa County Health Department for select grades, a pizza night AND it ends with our first POPCORN DAY!  I want you to know that POPCORN FRIDAYS are very popular elevating the popcorn poppers to hero status!


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Welcome Fall Equinox: Week 4

Our fourth week of school opens with Fall Equinox — day and night in both hemisphere’s will be nearly equal.    And as you know, soon we will be experiencing less daylight and cooler weather. The youtube video below shows how the movement of the sun looks from space.

Our week ahead includes the ANNUAL WALK•A•THON.  Please contribute to this very important event.  It is our only all school fundraiser — and the money earned funds events and tech tools for the 2013-14 school year.

A special post about the walk•a•thon will post separately soon.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Reagan


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