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Carnival Highlights

Our 2012-13 Carnival was perfect….great attendance and ideal weather for a Friday in May.  While moving from one activity to another, I spent time talking with families and took a few photos!

Many thanks to all the parents who volunteered to help with ticket sales and take down, clean up.  HUGE thanks to Stacey Alexander for organization of this great event.

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Final Week of School

We wrapped up last week with our school carnival…a perfect way to celebrate a terrific year.  Many thanks to our PTC for organizing this.  Many parents donated to the insanely popular cake walk as well as time and energy to planning, set up and take down.  While walking about with Milo and Miss Robertson, a visiting teacher from England, I was able to take a few photos which are highlighted  above!

We are entering our final week of school for the 2012-13 school year.  It has been an amazing year — one filled with memories of friendships (new and continued), learning celebrations and school happenings.   We want you to know how much your support means to us — through volunteering in the classrooms, at PTC events and through your support of your child’s learning activities.  Your support of your child’s learning environment makes it possible for our school to reach all learners. Our school is great because of you and your children!

Throughout the summer months, I will update our blog with details about the upcoming 2012-13 school year.  Open Houses for next year will be held on August 28 (K) and August 29 (grades 1-5).

Also…our Library will be open in the summer from 10-12 on Tuesdays.  This is a great time to come and meet teachers and check out books.  Details coming in a post later this week!

School dismisses on Friday at 1 pm.  The children will eat lunch at school before we dismiss them.

Here’s to a fantastic week…filled with sunshine and wrap up activities!

Mrs. Reagan


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Another Great PTC Event!

Skylar Carnvial

The rain held off…and as a result, we were able to hold the Georgetown 2011 May Carnival outside!  The booth games were staged in the circle drive, along with pets from the Harbor House Humane Society, a jump house, blow up slide, cotton candy and snow cones.  Inside, the PTC provide pizza, soda, face painting, popcorn and a cake walk.

It was a great event….one that was focused on family fun.  I must add this note of appreciation and gratitude to the volunteers.  Events like this are a huge undertaking to plan and execute.  Because our focus is to hold events like these at a break even venture with a focus on family fun rather than making a profit, much work goes into setting the right prices and recruiting volunteers.  Susie Coxen and Stacey Alexander put in hundreds of hours to make this event a success and I appreciate their important work!

Check out this slide show to see some of the happy moments I caught while visiting people at various locations throughout the night.

As always, thank you for your participation and support of events like this at our school.

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Week 33: May 9-13, 2010

I hope everyone was able to take some time today to honor all  mother’s in your life!  It certainly was a beautiful day to be outside.  The spring weather is long overdue.

We will be hosting GEORGETOWN’s CARNIVAL on Friday of this week.  This event will be held after school on Friday and I hope that you can attend.  Susie Coxen, Stacey Alexander and many others have worked hard to organize an event that will be fun for families and friends.

The staff at Georgetown will be busily preparing for JUST WRITE…a celebration of our year long work in writing.  This event will be held daily next week–with each grade showcasing their stories on different days.  Be sure to check your child’s class blog for details.  We would love to have you stop by and read our work.

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Reagan

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Carnival Raffle Winners

RaffleIn addition to our silent auction for the Lamer’s Family, we also had a raffle for a variety of items.  The winners are listed below.  Again, many thanks to everyone who attended, supported, volunteered and donated to our carnival!

Item and Winners:
50/50: $32.50    Rhonda Erander
John Ball Zoo    Rhonda Erander
GR Museum passes    Salley Riley
Spartan Stores GC    Alexis Royse
AvonBasket    Beth Kingina
Family Portrait    Shelly Hill
Red Robin: $30 GC    Corey Fellows
Whitecaps    Lisa Kuieck
Summer Fun Basket    Lisa Kuieck
Humane Society tote bag    Kim Tator
Back Pack    Amy Martinez
Back Pack    Amy Martinez
Red Robin: $20 GC    Jesse Martinez
Griffins Tickets    Sean J.
Allendale Sleep Inn    Bryant Huyser
DesignOne Haircut    Krista Lawrence
Griffins Tickets    Melissa Smith
Tropi Tan VIP Card    Shari Keillor
Children Museum Passes    Randolph Family
Summer Fun Basket    Alyssa Walker
Ford Museum Passes    Ben Beyers

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Teacher Silent Auction: A SUCCESS!

A HUGE THANK YOU to all teachers and staff who are donating their time and energy to help Brodiethe Lamers Family.  Through the Silent Auction, we raised $1,700.  This money will go toward helping the Lamers Family renovate their home so that it is more accessible for their son, Brodie.

Susie Coxen, Carnival Chair

The winners are listed below.  The teacher or principal will meet with you to schedule your special activity.

Item: Winner:

Lunch with the Principal CJ Coxen
Principal for 1/2 day Matthew Lawrence
Ice Cream with the Principal Isabella Vreux
Extra Recess for Your Grade Spencer Alexander
Breakfast with Reading Team Lorenzo Roerig
Breakfast with Mrs. Estefan Kiata Sullivan
Breakfast with Mrs. Bohl Aidan D.
Breakfast with Mrs. Nederveld Zack Kuieck
Breakfast with Mrs. Weiss Emile Alexander
Ice Cream with 2nd Gr. Teachers Brayden Schoonbeck
Ice Cream with 2nd Gr. Teachers Quinn Boar
Art Room Fun with Mrs. Brouwer Emilie Alexander
Ice Cream w/Grade 1 Teachers Sheyla Plummer, Nathan Keillor, Melia Brewer
Pizza w/ Mrs. R, Mrs. S, Mrs. S Dylan Ham  (Pizza Lunch)
Ice Cream with 3rd Gr. Teachers Ezra Roerig
Eagle Jacket Shari Keillor
Ice Cream with 3rd Gr. Teachers Kelsey Gelder
Ice Cream with 3rd Gr. Teachers Matthew Lawrence
Ice Cream with 3rd Gr. Teachers Brendan Ham
Holiday Program Package Spencer Alexander
Mr. Burger 5th Gr. Breakfast Jack Berry
Mr. Burger 5th Gr. Breakfast Brittani Kooiker
Mr. Burger 5th Gr. Breakfast Riley Fellows
Golf & Ice Cream 4th Gr Teachers Noah Keillor
Golf & Ice Cream 4th Gr Teachers Matt Pietrzak
Golf & Ice Cream 4th Gr Teachers Mallory King
Ice Cream w/2nd Gr. Teachers Caden Vandeburg
Ice Cream w/2nd Gr. Teachers Jessica VanHaitsma
Ice Cream w/2nd Gr. Teachers Jake Martinez
Ice Cream w/2nd Gr. Teachers Alexis Royse
Ice Cream w/2nd Gr. Teachers Masen Kuieck
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If you are able to help us out during the carnival, we are in need of several more volunteers!  PLEASE help us make this carnival a fun day for the kids by helping out for even an hour or two.  Contact Susie Coxen at or call her at 669-3662 ASAP to sign up.

Also, please remember to drop off all Cake Walk and 2-Liter pop donations by this FRIDAY, MAY 14!

We do still have some tickets available at the discounted price of $10.  These tickets will be available until Friday afternoon.

Thank you so much for your help!

Carrie Clark-Berry, PTC Secretary

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Hey Georgetown Parents!

This is just a friendly reminder from our wonderful Carnival Staff!

Just a reminder that pre-sale wristbands for the Spring Carnival on May 15 are due this Friday, May 7.  If you haven’t sent in your order form and would like to receive wristbands at the discounted price of $10 each, have the order form and payment returned to school by Friday.  Any 2-liters of pop for the carnival can also be dropped off at the school anytime between now and Friday, May 14.  All baked goods should be dropped off at the school on Friday, May 14.

We are still in need of some adult volunteers to help out during the carnival.  Please contact Susie Coxen at or 669-3662 as soon as possible if you’re able to help us out.  Thank you!

Thanks for all your help and support for these fun activities for our wonderful Georgetown Students!!

Have a great day!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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Spring Carnival Donations Needed

April 16, 2010

Dear Georgetown Families,

Georgetown Elementary in Hudsonville will be holding their annual Spring Carnival on Saturday, May 15, 2010.  This is a favorite time for Georgetown families to join together in a day of fun and fundraising.

This year all proceeds from the carnival will be donated to the Lamers Family. This is one special family that is in dire need.  Currently, the Lamers Family is financially struggling with medical expenses incurred with their son, Brodie, who has Cerebral Palsy, a paralyzing medical condition.  This family needs to make accommodations to their home as well as purchase a handicap accessible van for Brodie. In addition to Brodie, Tisha and Matthew have three children to support. In today’s economy, this has been quite a challenge.

The Parent Club would appreciate a donation from ALL of our students.

We need for all students to bring in:

Baked Goods for the Carnival Cake Walk Game: K – 2nd grades

2 Litters of Pop for the Carnival Pop Toss Game: 3rd – 5th grades

All baked goods & 2 liters of Pop should be dropped off to the school office by Friday, 05/14/2010 by 4:00 PM.

If you have cares or concerns, please contact Susie Coxen 669-3662 or Stacey Alexander 914-6896.

Thank You