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Hello SPRING..We are Ready for YOU!

winterSpring arrives today — March 20.  I am looking for someone with super strength to  push the cold air to the far north and allow the warm air to take it’s place.

In the meantime, we make the most of every sunny day….and even days that bring warmer weather than what we’ve grown accustomed too.

Here are some fun facts  About the First Day of Spring

  • If you were standing on the equator during either the vernal or autumnal equinox, you would see the sun pass directly overhead, the only two times in the year when that is true.
  • The two equinoxes are also the only times during the year when the sun rises due east and sets due west.
  • In spring, the Earth’s axis is tilted toward the sun, increasing the number of daylight hours and bringing warmer weather that causes plants to bring forth new growth.


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Welcome Vernal Equinox!

Did you feel a spring in your step at  7:02 A.M. this morning?  If so, you have a great read on the axis points of the earth and the fact that they are not facing the sun.  Today marks the official first day of spring — also called the vernal equinox.   It is the one day of the year when days and nights are considered to be close to equal everywhere on the planet.

Can you balance and egg on it’s end today?

One way to celebrate the first day of spring and the unique axis points of the earth is to try to balance an egg on end.  Folklore (and some equinox geeks) profess this to be true.  I have never tried this….so if you get it to work, send a photo and I will share it on the blog.

The best part of March 20, it marks the official beginning of longer days for us!


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First Day of Spring

As of 1:14 am, it is officially spring 2012.   What does this mean?  The first day of spring the day when the earth has an equal amount of day and night as it crosses the equator.

Most of us think of it as the marker for more sunlight, warmer temps and spring flowers.

This has been a most unusual winter in that we have had more sunshine, less snow and a some summer like days.

Wherever you are today, HAPPY SPRING from Georgetown Elementary in Hudsonville, Michigan!

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Week 27: March 19-23, 2012

I hope you had a fantastic spring/summer like weekend!  I anticipate that we will see many sun kissed cheeks, foreheads, shoulders and noses on Monday morning.

The first “official” day of spring is on Tuesday, however based on the weather forecast it will feel like summer.  If this weather continues into spring break, I won’t feel too badly about hanging out in West Michigan!

As you look ahead our calendar, you will see that our wonderful 5th graders will be touring Baldwin Middle School on Wednesday.  We are getting them ready for their transition to another building.  I must admit, it’s a hard group for me to see move on.  They have been with us since we opened in 2006….and they represent our Georgetown’s first kindergarten class.  They have many exciting events ahead including instrument choices, class selections and 5th grade camp.

We have a PTC meeting on Tuesday in the Media Center.  We would love to have you join us if you are interested.  The meetings begin promptly at 6:30 and always end on time, 7:30 pm.

Have a wonderful week…enjoy the temperatures and sunshine!

Mrs. Reagan



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Spring Ahead to Another Week!

Daylight Savings Time 2012 starts today which means your clocks should be set one hour ahead.  To help us ease into the time change, tomorrow will be ALL SCHOOL PJ DAY.  This coincides with National Napping Day — a behavior worth celebrating.

A snapshot of the school calendar can be found below.  Here’s to BOOK FAIR week and  spring like temperatures!

Mrs. Reagan

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Spring is here…and so are the wheels!

bikeI know…I know…here we just get excited about a new season and Mrs. Reagan rolls out all those ol’ rules again!   Think about it this way, it wouldn’t be a season change at school if we didn’t have to remind you about some basic rules to keep everyone safe on the playground.  ripstick

So it’s official…spring is here and this is a short list of things to remember:

1.  Things with wheels cannot be ridden on the playground during the school day.   If your parents approve riding a bike, skateboard, ripstick or heeley’s to school, that is a-okay with me.  However, as soon as you get onto the school property, YOU MUST:

  • Park your bike at the rack
  • Pick up your ripstick/skateboard and carry it onto the playground
  • Stop wheeling on heeley’s

skateboard2.  After school, you may not ride your ripstick or skateboard until you get onto the sidewalk that leads to the bike path near the paper gator.  This is for SAFETY reasons!  We have many children walking to the cars to meet their parents.

3.  After school, please WALK your bike to the same area before you get on it.  This is a safety issue.

And, finally, please respect our fourth and fifth grade safeties who are trying to make sure all children make it out of school and on their way home safely.   If they remind you to pick up your boards, sticks or walk your bike…please do as they ask, respectfully.

Mrs. Reagan