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Two More Blogs…Ready to Go!

Today we launch two additional teacher blogs, Mrs. Jabaay (grade K) and Mr. Bialochowski (grade 3).  You can visit their blogs by visiting the sidebar collection of class blogs to the left or by clicking on their names within this post.  These two teachers are new to our staff for the upcoming school year.

If your child is in one of these teacher’s classrooms, go to the blog and subscribe by typing in your email address.  Each time the blog is updated, you will receive and email alert.

I hope your summer continues to go well!  Mrs. Reagan

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Introducing our New Teachers

Library Check

Our new teaching staff came to open library on Wednesday.   Many of our staff, students and parents came to welcome them to Georgetown.  It was a wonderful opportunity for the team to see the building and learn about all the great people at our school.

We had well over 40 parents and children visit…and more than 70 books checked out of our library.   Each week the library is staffed with teachers who love reading as much as they love seeing kids on summer vacation.  If you have not been to open library yet, try to visit before summer ends!

Mr. Jurewicz (1st Grade), Miss Taber (1st Grade), Mr. Bialochowski (3rd Grade)

toby, all, ryan

Mrs. Wert (Resource Room) and Mrs. Boes (Pre-Kindergarten)

Maegan and Mandy

Mrs. Jabaay (Kindergarten)


Mr. Kooiker (4th Grade)

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Drum Roll, Please!

I am very excited to announce to you that our staff hiring is complete!  As I mentioned in aDrum roll blog posting on June 16,  some of our staff members took open positions in other buildings.  This created openings, allowing for movement within our building—and when all was said and done, we had six positions to fill for the coming school year.

On  July 1st, I posted a blog article announcing  four positions had been filled  as follows:  Miss Taber-1st Grade, Mrs. Wert, Resource Room, Mr. Kooiker-4th grade and Mr. Bialochowski -3rd grade, were joining our team.

With the help of several teachers from our building, we found three additional outstanding teachers to help us carry on our important mission of BE NICE • WORK HARD • LEARN WELL. They are each from neighboring districts and are as follows:

Mrs. Mandy Boes will be teaching pre-kindergarten (PK).   Mrs. Boes comes to us from Fruitport and has experience with PK and K children.  Mrs. Boes has a daughter Lucy who will be helping her set up the classroom —or maybe taking down what her momma has already put up!

Mrs. Lisa Jabaay will be teaching kindergarten.   Mrs. Jabaay comes to us from Kellogsville with experience in K and first grades.  She has two young children at home–and they may be seen helping set up their momma’s classroom.

Mr. Toby Jurewicz will be teaching 1st Grade.  He will join Miss Taber, Mrs. Woodring and Mrs. Stadt as the first grade team.   Mr. Jurewicz comes to us from Comstock Park where his wife is a kindergarten teacher.  I am sure that you will see both of them at school setting up his classroom!

All of our new teachers are busy setting up class blogs and getting acquainted with the school and their colleagues.  As soon as they have their blogs set up, an email alert will go out.

Thank you for your patience while we worked extra hard to find the just right teachers for our wonderful school!

Mrs. Reagan

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New Teachers at Georgetown!

I know that many of you have been anxiously waiting to hear news of the new teachers for our school.  As of today, I have finished filling three positions.  I will be interviewing through July 7 for the remainder of the positions and post a blog announcement once those are filled.

Our open Resource Room position will be held by Mrs. Maegan Wert.  Mrs. Wert was our reading teacher in 2007 and then moved to full time reading at Alward.  She has been waiting for a full time resource position to open.  Since moving to Alward, she has become a momma so you may see her unpacking boxes and chasing her handsome boy, Henry at the same time!)

Our fourth grade position will be held by Mr. Kooiker!  He will be joining Mr. Bowen and Mrs. Huizenga.  Mr. Kooiker is so very excited to be a fourth grade teacher at our school….and for those of you who are wondering if he will still play basketball, soccer and football on the playground…YES!   He can now teach and play sports on the playground—just not at the same time.

The 3rd grade position will be held by Mr. Ryan Bialochowski. (PRONUNCIATION TIP:  BELL-O-HOUSE-KEY)He is currently working as a pharmacy tech for DeVos Children’s Hospital.  Many of our students have met him in the past two years because he completed his seminar teaching experience in Mr. Gort’s classroom and has also served as a substitute teacher throughout the building.  Mr. Bialochowski comes to use with a passion for working with children–all ages, abilities and a strong desire to team and teach with all of you.  He will be busy setting up room 201 in the coming weeks.

Again, as soon as I know the teachers for grades PK, K and First,  I will let you know.  Thank you for your patience as I work to find the best people to teach your children.

Mrs. Reagan