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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
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Many of you are aware that our special kindergartener, Spencer Meyer is fighting leukemia.  Spencer is receiving treatment at DeVos Children’s Hospital through the month of April.

To show support, many of students and families  have registered to join “Team Spencer” and run either the Fifth Third River Bank Run (May 12), or the Fifth Third Feelin’ Good Fun Run (May 9).
Thank you to everyone who has joined to support this special little boy and his family!  “Team Spencer” is such a worthwhile cause, that WZZM 13 reporter Valerie Lego  has contacted Michele Sytsma (organizer of Team Spencer)  for an interview with all the Team Spencer runners and his kindergarten class  on Monday, April 23.
We would like everyone in the school to wear orange on this Monday April 23 and again on Friday April 27 to show support for Spencer and everyone we know who has been impacted by cancer in some way.  Monday and Friday are ORANGEdays!If you are interested in more information about “Team Spencer,” please feel free to contact Michele Sytsma by email:   All registrations will be accepted through Wednesday, April 25.  

Thank you again for everyone’s care and support for our wonderful kindergartener, Spencer.