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Class Lists…Coming Soon!

Happy first day of summer to everyone!  The teachers, secretaries and I are busily working to close out the 2011-12 school year.

The report cards have been mailed and you should have these very soon.  We are still working on finalizing class lists and I hope to have these posted to the blog on Wednesday, June 13.  Please be patient while we enroll new students and complete the important cross checking process of moving all our students from their current grade to the next!  Once these are available, these will be posted to the tab above:  CLASS LISTS 2012-13

Mrs. Reagan


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Our 30th Week of School

Wow!  Not only is it week 30 of the 2011-12 school year, we also have just 8 weeks remaining!  To help us get ready to wrap up this school year and prepare for another, be sure to respond to the Parent Survey for class lists (grades PK-4).  If you have a 5th grader, there is not need to complete this survey because your child will be heading onto Baldwin Middle School next year.  This survey will be open until May 1.

We are also preparing for our annual JUST WRITE Celebration.  This will be the week of May 14-18.  We have T-Shirts available for writers to wear on their special celebration day–and we encourage them to have their classmates sign the shirts.  Order forms for this can be found on our JUST WRITE is COMING post.


Of course, there are many other events coming up.  Please pay careful attention to the school calendar and your child’s class blog.  Watch for field trips, field days, celebrations of all kinds and details about the final day of school (June 8 – dismissal at 1 pm.).

Mrs. Reagan

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Class Lists on the Blogs!

class listsThe class lists have been finalized!  If you look at your child’s report card (mailed to your home on June 13), you will see their teacher for the 2011-12 year listed in the comment section.

If you are new to Georgetown, simply check your child’s grade below by visiting each teacher and searching the lists in that grade for your child’s name.

By clicking the teacher’s name below, you will be taken to the class list for this teacher. Be sure to come back to this site to find the link to the class blog.

While visiting the teacher’s blog, sign up for email updates.  Also bookmark the blog address so that you can find it easily throughout the summer and next year.

School supply lists will be posted to the blogs on July 1. The August blog posts will include information about the open house schedule and much more!

Finally, be sure sign up for email updates on this blog–the host site for the classroom blogs and main site for school news.

I hope your summer is off to a great start!

Mrs. Reagan

*NOTE: NO CHANGES CAN BE MADE TO CLASS LISTS.  We have worked many hours with feedback from you and the teachers to create these lists keeping in mind the best needs of the learners and the gifts that each teacher brings to the classroom environment each year.

LInk to Classroom Blogs

These are also found on the left sidebar of this blog.

Link to 2011-12 Class Lists

These are also posted on each

teacher’s blog.





1st – New Teacher’s Class List
(To Be Announced Soon)



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Teacher Changes for the 2010-11 School Year

The State of Michigan’s teacher retirement incentive has opened positions in other buildings which has resulted in some of our staff members moving to new schools for a variety of reasons.
This is difficult for us as a school team because we value our colleagues as team members and school family members.  Their understanding of instruction and sense of professionalism has brought so much to our building community.  But, we also are working at celebrating their ability and desire to take risks, embrace change—and also are excited about the outstanding people that will be taking their places.  Some teachers are known—and I have listed them below.
Please be patient as I finish the interviewing process for other positions.  I ask that you trust me through this process.  I am working hard to fill these positions with teachers who have similar superior characteristics as those who are moving on to new adventures.

ALSO:  Please be aware that NO changes can be made to class lists.  As direct as this sounds, it is as honest as I can be about this request.   This will involve trust and patient on your end—along with talking positively about your children about the excitement of finding out a new teacher once I find the best teachers for each job.  PLEASE lower anxiety for your children and yourself…rather than raise it.

The changes are as follows:
  • Mrs. Nicole Sinke (Resource Room teacher) moving to Jamestown Elementary.  This will allow her to teach in the building in which her own children attend.  Position filled by Mrs. Megan Wert from Alward.  We are thrilled to have her join our team.

  • Mrs. Karen Weiss (M/W K teacher) moving to Park Elementary to teach full time K. This past year, Karen was traveling between Park and Georgetown for a full time position.  Her position at Park will allow her to be full time in one.  Position filled by Giovanna Estefan who was teaching PK in our  building.

  • Mrs. Dawn Nederveld (T/TH K teacher) moving to South Elementary to teach K.  Mrs. Nederveld would like to be closer to her own children’s school (Jamestown) and her husband’s school (High School).  Position to be filled by mid-summer.

  • Michael Gort (4th grade teacher) moving to Baldwin Middle School to teach math.  Before he taught at Georgetown he was a middle school math/computer teacher.  He has always wanted to go back..and a position became available.  For those who didn’t have Mr. Gort at Georgetown, you may have a chance when you reach BMS!

  • Position filled by:  Mrs. Mindy Huizenga (moving from 2nd grade at Georgetown)

  • Claire Boersma (4th grade teacher) moving to Baldwin Middle School to teach ELA.  Mrs. Boersma loves teaching readers and writers workshop…and this position will allow her to focus her strength on this area all day long.  If you didn’t have Mrs. Boersma at Georgetown, you now have a chance at BMS!

  • Position filled by:  Mr. Chris Bowen (moving from 3rd grade at Georgetown)

  • Mrs. Amy Jurewicz (4th grade teacher) moving to Baldwin Middle School to teach ELA.  Mrs. Jurewicz has been bitten by the ELA fire–and loves teaching readers and writers workshop…as much as Mrs. Boersma.  If you didn’t have Mrs. Jurewicz at Georgetown, you now have a chance at BMS!

  • Position to be filled by end of June/early July.

In addition, the following changes will be taking place:

2.  First Grade Extra Section Class (Bubble):  Filled by Miss Allison Taber.  Miss Taber was the long term sub and classroom teacher paraprofessional for Mrs. Stadt.  We are thrilled to have her join our team as a full time first grade teacher.

3.  Mrs. Beth Veldman (1st grade) taking a one year leave of absence.
Position to be filled by end of June/early July.

4.  Third Grade Extra Section Class (Bubble): TO BE FILLED LATE JUNE/EARLY JULY

5.  Mrs. McDonald moving to second grade to begin a looping class that will  together for second grade and third grade. (If you have concerns about your child being with one teacher for two years, please know that there is an option for students to move to a different third grade class at the end of the 2nd grade year.  More details this fall.)

6.  Mrs. Char Greenlund moving to third grade to “loop up” with her current 2nd grade class.

Again, thank you for your support and patience during this time of transition and exciting change!
*Class lists will be posted on Monday, June 21.
*NO changes to class lists will be made.

Mrs. Reagan
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Teachers…many staying, a few seeking new adventures!

I know that many of you have heard that teachers all over the district are making changes in their grade or building due to the openings created by retirements within our district.  We do have some of our staff that are changing either grades or moving to other buildings because of openings that have been created.

Although I am not able to make the changes public at this time (honoring the time required for approval at all levels), I do want you to know that as grade level teams we have been meeting to make sure that student placements for the 2010-11 school year are the BEST placements for your children.

We feel confident and excited about the class lists and the teachers for each grade.  Once I am able to share the names and positions of each teacher, I will announce this via a blog posting.  Because positions may be approved in waves, I may be posting 2-3 updates as they come.

Please be patient…know that we have teachers who are making changes in grade or building are doing so because this is what is best for their career and families…and the teachers who move into these spots are making these moves because they are passionate about the children and teams at each grade group!

*Report Cards are mailed on Monday, June 14.  Your child’s next year’s teacher will be noted on the report card.  Class lists will be posted on the building on June 21.  If your child’s teacher name is “NEW TEACHER” know that an assignment is in process.  As soon as we are aware of the teacher name, I will announce this via the blog.

Mrs. Reagan

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Report Cards & Class Lists

Your child’s end of the year report card should arrive in the mail by Friday, June 12.  All PK-Grade 5 report cards were placed in the mail at the Hudsonville post office on Monday, June 8.  Please let us know if you do not receive your child’s report card.

Also, class lists will be posted on Monday, June 15.  These will be posted on the windows of the Multi-Purpose Room.

Our teaching staff for the upcoming school year will involve a few changes.  Mrs. Karen Weiss will be joining our kindergarten teaching team, teaching on M/W and alternating Fridays.  Mrs. Huizenga will be moving to 2nd grade and Mr. Bowen will be moving to 3rd grade.  All other teaching staff will be teaching the same grades as this past year.

Thank you again for your wonderful support this past school year.  We could not do all that we do without YOU!

More updates will be coming throughout the coming weeks.  Until then, stay warm–and let’s hope summer weather arrives sooner rather than later.