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Sunshine in October…we hope so!

We enter the 8th week of October with a sign of relief–our MEAP testing is completed for grades 3-5.  We want you to know how hard our students (your children) worked to show what they know.    The pressure is tremendous for all involved.

The week ahead brings some sunshine (YAHOO), Turkey Trot and and another walkathon prize:  PIZZA PARTY for some of our top earners.

For those of you who are participating in the TURKEY TROT, please be aware that the track route has changed due to the construction.  Look at the MAP in your child’s Turkey Trot bag.

Have a great week…and enjoy every sliver of sunshine you can find this week!

Mrs. Reagan

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Turkey Trot Highlights

This weekend has provided me with time to rest and recover from two very busy weeks which included:  Halloween, working with 650 children who consumed oodles of candy, a time change (not a friend to children’s sleep schedules), a full moon and four late nights at school.

What do I do to relax after weeks like this?  Listen to music, go through my iphoto library, drink tea, eat chocolate, knit, make mittens…AND update the blog with fun photos for YOU!

Here is a collection of TURKEY TROT photos that were taken by my favorite photographer assistant, Malachi Hollis.  Enjoy the show!

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Our 8th Week of School!

WOW!  We are into our 8th week of school.  Truly, this year is flying by at breakneck speed.

We finished our MEAP testing (grades 3-5) last week and all of our students worked exceptionally hard to do their best on these tests.  The tests were harder and this required more intense focus for our students.  We are relieved to have these behind us.  An upcoming post (later this week), will provide information about the new cut scores for the MEAP for the coming year.  Not only are the tests harder, they are also going to be scored harder.  As always, we are working at a rapid pace to keep up with the state requirements and making changes to our curriculum to support our learners.

The week ahead looks calm and quiet from the school snapshot end….but, as always, I encourage you to check your child’s class blog for special events or announcements at the classroom level.

The big excitement this week will be the district wide PE sponsored Turkey Trot!  This will happen on Tuesday and it will be held at the Baldwin Stadium.  I will be there with my camera and my Turkey Trot shirt.  Let’s hope for nice weather.

Halloween celebrations will be happening this coming Thursday through next Monday.  Because there are multiple classrooms celebrating on different days, you will need to visit class blogs for dates/times.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Reagan

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The Week Ahead: 10/26/09

I can hardly believe that I posting the weeks event for the final week in October.  This month has passed by very quickly!  The week begins with the Turkey Trot and ends with Halloween and daylight savings time.  Be sure to check you child’s classroom blog for more specific events related to classroom activities.  Halloween festivities are scattered throughout Thursday and Friday–and times vary on these days.

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The annual Hudsonville TURKEY TROT is coming on OCTOBER 27!

The Hudsonville Elementary Physical Education staff is busy working on finding sponsors for this year’s Turkey Trot.  If you own a business or know someone who would be interested in being a sponsor, please contact Shelly VanKoevering or Taraynn Nienhuis at Georgetown Elementary.  You may contact us via email: or; or via phone at 797-9797  EXT 22422.  You may also visit the GEORGETOWN  P.E. blog for details about being a Turkey Trot Sponsor.

Thanks for your help with this great annual event!turkey09