Throughout the building, lockers are being emptied…desks cleaned…and backpacks filled. Students teachers, parapros, secretaries, custodians and even the principal are wrapping up the year with mixed emotions.
The end of the year is bittersweet. We are excited for summer yet sad to end another year filled with memories with of new friends and old, saying goodbye — some for a few weeks and others longer.
If you have learned anything about our Chief Custodian, Mr. Rob, the standards for cleanliness and order at Georgetown are exceptionally high. We do our best to help him prepare for intensive summer cleaning. Children have been seen scrubbing gooey stick residue from surfaces on locker doors and table tops.
Mrs. Bast, our reading teacher, was spotted scrubbing the hallway floor. One teacher took helping Mr. Rob close out the year by wrapping up his year ZAMBONI STYLE!
As you prepare for summer, we want to thank you for all you have done to make this year fantastic for your children and us! We can’t believe the year has passed by so quickly. While you ease into summer, know that the staff at Georgetown are like busy elves. On the surface the building is dark and quiet, but behind the scenes we are working hard to get ready for the new year.
Wishing you all the best in June, July and August. See you soon in the late summer to start off Georgetown’s eighth year.
The Hudsonville Education Foundation is pleased to announce the first recipient of the Innovation in Education Award. The new award was made possible through a generous donation in honor of teachers who are exceptionally innovative in their efforts to support all learners.
The first award recipient is Mrs. Diana Bast, Georgetown’s outstanding reading teacher. She was presented with a beautiful award and a check for $500. Some of the innovations Mrs. Bast has brought to Georgetown are teacher book clubs, her school blog for teacher/parent interaction and our summer open library.
Congratulations Mrs. Bast! We are so lucky to have you at Georgetown!
If you do, be sure to stop by the library tomorrow morning from 10-12 pm. The library will be open seven Tuesdays this summer. Mrs. Bast and Mrs. McIntire will be welcoming you to the library tomorrow. I had originally planned to be there with Milo but I will be sitting with my sweet dad who is in the hospital. I am hope to see you next Tuesday!
Mrs. Bast, our early elementary reading specialist, has a friend who grows blueberries. Each summer, Mrs. Bast and her family visit this blueberry farm to pick buckets of berries. I can only imagine how wonderful the blueberry pie tasted! (Mrs. Bast is a wonderful baker.)
The sandy soil along the lakeshore provides great drainage for blueberry plants. Areas with sandy soil and full sun make for the best conditions and Holland, Michigan is ripe with berries for picking!
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