Posted on

Team Spencer Shines


It was a sea of orange all over Georgetown on Friday.  In honor of Spencer, we sported Team Spencer shirts, shaved heads and walked.  Many of our staff and students raised money for the Georgetown FUN RUN.

Five staff members (Mr. Rob, Mr. Gort, Mr. Bowen, Mr. Bialochowski and Mr. Kooiker) promised to have their heads shaved if 100 students participated in the run.  We reached that goal and the school itself raised over $5,000 to help the Meyer family cover medical expenses.  In addition, several of our students shaved their heads to support Spencer in his fight against cancer.

The Shaving Begins
Bald and Proud

News 3 was on hand to cover the event.  You can watch it here:  Georgetown supports TEAM SPENCER    There are two more events ahead, the May 9 5th/3rd Fun Run and the May 12 Riverbank Run.  Michele Sytsma, a Georgetown parent, is organizing both events.


One of my favorite sites of the day was  watching Spencer’s class participate.  Check out this line of orange kindergarteners walking for their buddy, Spence!

Spencer's Friends
Posted on

Head Shaving Group GROWS!

We have had many requests to hold a fun run at school to accommodate families that cannot make it to the May 9 5th/3rd Fun Run or the May 12 RiverBank Run.
The Georgetown Fun Run will be held on May 4 at 2 pm on the Georgetown Walking Path.  All students will be able to walk in honor of all those we know who have fought or are fighting cancer.
Originally, Mr. Gort and Mr. Kooiker set a challenge of shaving his head if 100 students donated $1.00 or more to Spencer’s medical expense fund.  However, that group has grown to a total of five staff members willing to shave their hair for Spencer. These staff members are:  Mr. Kooiker, Mr. Gort, Mr. Rob (our custodian), Mr. Bialochowski and Mr. Bowen!   We will open the run with head shaving IF we can get 100 students to donate toward Spencer’s Meyer’s Medical Fund.

Your form must be in by Friday, April 27…with your donation money.
You also have the OPTION of getting a TEAM SPENCER T-SHIRT.  These are $5.00.
To register, print this form:  TEAMSPENCERFUNRUNSCHOOL Reg. Form
NOTE:  If your child is participating in the 5th/3rd Fun Run or Riverbank, their donation is sufficient for the school fun run.  You do not need to donate to both.  Their donation will also be counted in the 100 kids goal.
Posted on

TEAM SPENCER: Riverbank Run Events

Chad and Michele Sytsma, Georgetown parents, have created TEAM SPENCER…an event around which everyone from our school can support the Meyer Family.

The 5th/3rd Riverbank Run has two events and you are invited to participate in one or both.

The form attached below is to show register for TEAM SPENCER.

Once you are registered, the Sytsma’s will send a SPONSOR form which will help you collect money for the Meyer family.

Thank you for your support!  This is a great event to help us support the Meyer family and our Spencer!

AND…Mr. Kooiker has agreed to shave his head if we can get a large group of kids to participate.  Let’s shoot for 100 kids!  We can do it!


If you would like to participate in the ADULT TEAM SPENCER on the RIVER BANK RUN DAY (May 12) please complete this flyer:

Adult Team Spencer Registration

Checks can be made out to Michele Sytsma.

If you have questions about either event, feel free to contact Chad or Michele at: