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Welcome Kindergarten Class of 2026

welcomeWe are welcoming 100 kindergarteners to Georgetown this fall.   This school year will lay the foundation for elementary and secondary education so that they can be proud graduates in 2026.

Our four kindergarten teachers have been working day and night to prepare the curriculum and classroom for the arrival of their very special learners. We are so excited to welcome your children to school.

Kindergarten Open House will be held on Tuesday, August 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  You and your child will have the opportunity to tour the building, classroom, playground and a big yellow school bus.

We would like every family to bring a donation of quarters (as many as you wish) to help us fund our Friday quarterPOPCORN Days.  These are made possible by parent volunteers — and the donations make it possible for us to purchase all the materials for the popcorn.  EVERY CHILD receives a bag one Friday a month!    A donation jug will be in the rotunda.

Also, if you would like to volunteer for classroom and school events this year, please complete this survey.  Volunteers are GOLD to us….and I want you to know that parent volunteers help us to build a warm, caring and supportive climate at Georgetown.  We want you to be involved in your child’s life at school…so please volunteer!

For those of you who have a child in grades 1-5, Open House will be held on August 28 (Wednesday) from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  We will have our POPCORN QUARTER JUG in the rotunda…and we would love to have you complete the volunteer survey too!

I am very excited to meet all the new children and welcome all of our old friends back to school!

Mrs. Reagan

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Georgetown has been a hum of activity for the past four weeks.  Mr. Rob, our SUPER custodian and his team of SUPER custodians have cleaned and polished every surface.  They have also been busy moving teachers to new spaces and setting up equipment and furniture for learners of all ages.

During the open houses on Tuesday and Wednesday, visiting children and their families were able to see all the work we have been doing to prepare every single room for the new year.  It was great to see all of you….and truly, we can’t wait to have the building filled with the buzz of learning and friendship again.

New this year:

  • Sensory Motor Room located off the MPR (Multi-Purpose Room)
  • Resource Room located in room 410 (next to the library)
  • C.O.W. = Computers on Wheels (A laptop cart that will move from room to room to support learning through technology)
  • ALL DAY EVERY DAY K with Mrs. Bohl, Mrs. Estefan, Mrs. Iwema and Ms. Yankee
  • School Wide Focus on Hallway Climate:  4 S’s:  Single Lines, Silent Walkers, Still Hands…and hopefully some Smiles
  • School Wide Focus on Anti-Bullying:  BE MORE THAN A BYSTANDER.  Bullying will be defined and strategies for identifying and eliminating bullying will be modeled across all grades.

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Enjoy this video of photos for the week—district staff kick off, teacher training and open houses.

Have a fantastic LABOR DAY and we will see you Tuesday morning.  The opening school bell rings at 8:45 am!

Mrs. Reagan

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OPEN HOUSE: Tuesday and Wednesday

We will be opening our doors to welcome you back to school this week.

If you have a kindergartener, please come to the special Kindergarten Open House on Tuesday between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. There will not be a formal meeting.  This is a time for you to meet the teacher, tour the room and a school bus!

If you have a child enrolled in grades 1-5, please come to our Grade 1-5 Open House on Wednesday between 6:30 and 7:30 pm.

  • Our Parent Club will be stationed in the Rotunda to recruit volunteers for our many activities.
  • Renae Bell, Mom’s in Touch Coordinator, will also be in the Rotunda to answer questions about this program.

We can’t wait to welcome you back to school!  School begins on Tuesday, September 4 for all K-5 students.

Mrs. Reagan

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Musical Classrooms

The month of July is normally a very quiet month at Georgetown.  This past July proved to be an exception to this trend!  Due to changes in staffing throughout the district, teachers were able to make changes in grade levels and home buildings.

Leaving Georgetown for new adventures are as follows:

  • Mrs. Bouwens, 5th:  She will teach 5th grade at Alward Elementary.
  • Ms. Burmeister, 5th:  She will teach 6th grade science at Baldwin Middle School.
  • Mrs. Jabaay, K:  Maternity/Child Care leave to focus on her three beautiful boys!
  • Mrs. Becky Kok, PK:  She will teach PK at Bauer Elementary.
  • Mrs. Mandy Boes, PK:  She will  teach PK at Alward Elementary.

Grade Changes for the 2012-13 school year:

Joining Georgetown from other buildings:

  • Ms. Mackenzie Yankee:  South resource teacher will teach kindergarten.
  • Ms. Karman Vanderstel:  Bauer 3rd grade teacher will teach 3rd grade.
  • Mrs. Malyn VanKoevering:  Jamestown specialist teacher will teach 1st grade (one year leave for Mrs. Stadt).
  • Mrs. Kylee Katt:  Alward 3rd grade teacher will be one of our resource teachers.
Name Changes:
  • Just one…but so fun to announce:  Miss Chrisman was married this summer and became Mrs. O’Rourke

We are so excited to welcome all of our new staff members…and sad to see our good friends move on.  Mr. Rob (our intrepid custodian) and his team have been busy moving boxes and shelves and more.   Soon we will have everyone settled in so we can welcome all of you back to another fantastic school year.

Mark your calendars for our open houses in late August!  

Mrs. Reagan

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School Supply Lists

back to school

We know that many of you like to get a head start on school supplies during the summer months.  To help you with your BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING, teachers are posting supply lists on their class blogs.

Class lists with links to the teacher’s blogs can be found on this post: CLASSLISTS 2011-12.

Mark your calendars for the open houses this August:

Open house

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Come one, Come all to our OPEN HOUSES!

Calling all students and parents!  We will be holding our open houses this week on Tuesday (PK/K) and Wednesday (Grades 1-5).  We would love to have you stop by and meet us.  This is a great opportunity for you to meet your teacher, pick up a important forms to get a head start completing, and see your friends.  I hope to see you this week.  Mrs. Reagan

The schedule is as follows:

Fall Open House Schedule

Grades PK and K:  August 31

Grades 1-5

  • September 1, 6:30-7:30 pm.

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Appleseed Article, Summer 2010 Edition

Our district publishes an all district newsletter five times throughout the school year.  This newsletter is mailed with the Advance newspapers during the publication cycles which allows us to share all we are doing with an audience that is much broader than our own building communities.

This Appleseed communication includes an update from our superintendent (Nicholas Ceglarek) and many highlights about academics, special events and academics throughout the district.  All of our schools use this communication to highlight events that have been shared in our newsletters/blogs within our own buildings.

I will begin posting these on our blog and file them in a category titled, APPLESEED.  You will also be able to find them by typing in the word appleseed into the search bar found on the blog sidebar.

The most recent newsletter can be viewed by clicking on the highlight words below.  Please note that the times for our district open houses are not correct in this publication.

The correct times are as follows:

Grades PK and K:  August 31

All teachers in grades 1st through 5th:

  • September 1, 6:30-7:30 pm.

Appleseed summer 2010