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Walk•A•Thon Winners 2013

Pool Party Winners:  TOP EARNERS 
  • Laura Burgess (Kuieck)
  • Jackson Burgess (Yankee)
  • Sheyla Plummer (Bialochowski)
  • Ava Burlison (VanArkel)
  • Leah Burlison (Stutz)
  • Bryce Counts (Woodring)
  • Isabelle Swiercz (Quigley)
  • 1st place class = Limo + Pizza Ranch Winners Mrs. Woodring’s Class with $929.08
  • 2nd place class = 2 Extra Recesses  Mr. Kooiker’s class with $897
  • 3rd place class = Extra Recess Ms. Yankee with $775
Top Earner FROM EACH GRADE:  Pizza and Dessert with Mrs. Reagan
  • 5th = Connor Mesman (Bialochowski)
  • 4th = Quinton Tomaszewski (Kooiker)
  • 3rd = Liz Havens (McDonald)
  • 2nd = Mckenzie Haan (Ray)
  • 1st = Sierra Hutmacher (Woodring)
  • K = Ainslee Tomaszewski (Estefan)

TOTAL EARNED: $14, 394.99….Not enough for the SUMO WRESTLING EVENT…but a HUGE AMOUNT FOR OUR WONDERFUL SCHOOL!  Thank you everyone!

There are several individual prizes (Book Fair gift certificates, movie tickets, etc.) that will be awarded.  We will be drawing names for these and sending out emails to parents.  We are still in the process of cross checking names, etc.

COW BELLS:  These will be passed out to students as soon as we receive them!  If you earned $25 or more, you will receive a cow bell.


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Pizza Lunch Stars

Lunch with Seth and his friend, Griffin.
There are many things I love about being the principal of Georgetown Elementary.   Eating lunch with the walkathon winners ranks high on my list of favorite things.  This week, I ate with the top grade level winners.
Because Seth had a field trip on Wednesday, I had two pizza lunches.  Wednesday’s lunch was with Isabelle, Patrick, Ethan, Leah and Sophie.  On Thursday, Seth invited a friend to join him –Griffin Baker.
We ate Jet’s pepperoni pizza, cinnamon sticks, drank pop and juice.    Two days of pizza with Georgetown kids = best part of being a principal!
  • K grade:  Seth Miller  (Mrs. Iwema’s Class)
  • 1st grade:  Isabelle Swiercz  (Miss Taber’s Class)
  • 2nd grade: Patrick Jones  (Mrs. Greenlund’s Class)
  • 3rd grade:  Ethan Impens  (Mrs. Vanderstel’s Class)
  • 4th grade: Sophia Vanderkolk  (Mr. Kooiker’s Class)
  • 5th grade:  Leah Vandenberg (Mr. Gort’s Class)
Patrick, Ethan, Isabelle, Sophie and Leah
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Limo Winners are HAPPY!

for our TREK for TECH walkathon winners!  Together we raised a record amount of money for our WALKATHON.  The total:

$14, 283.64

Our winners are: 
Top 5 earners for pool party:
  • Sheyla Plummer (Huizenga)
  • Eva Burlison (Quigley)
  • Annelise Ham (Van Arkel)
  • Eva Ham (Van Arkel)
  • Alivia Peterson (VanKoevering)
Top earners from each grade for pizza party with Mrs. Reagan:
  • K grade:  Seth Miller  (Iwema)
  • 1st grade:  Isabelle Swiercz  (Taber)
  • 2nd grade: Patrick Jones  (Greenlund)
  • 3rd grade:  Ethan Impens  (Vanderstel)
  • 4th grade: Sophia Vanderkolk  (Kooiker)
  • 5th grade:  Leah Vandenberg (Gort)
Top classroom for Limo ride
  • Mrs. Quigley’s Second Grade Class
Laser Tag Family Fun Package Winner
  • Emma Everts in Mr. Kooiker’s 4th grade class

HUGE THANKS to all of you for your donations and support.  

Mrs. Reagan



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Walkathon Pool Party 2012

The top money earners from our fall Walkathon skipped school on Thursday to swim in my pool!  It was a fabulous day of cannon ball jumps, squirt gun fights, relay races and much more.

We ate lunch and had ice cream and popsicles–all pool side.  The hot sun made  for big time splashing!  Many thanks to our PTC for organizing the WALKATHON and making events such as this possible.

Enjoy this slideshow!  Maybe you’ll be a winner next year!


Mrs. Reagan

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Just Write Skit Performances 2012

Mason DeYoung

The Hockey Game, By Mason DeYoung, (Kindergarten – Mrs. Estefan’s M/W Class)

We are going to the Griffins hockey.
We are going to our seats.
I watched the hockey game.  Griffins won 2 to 6.


Kaycie Lawrence

Jumping off the Deck, Kaycie Lawrence, Mrs. Woodring’s First Grade

This story is dedicated to my brother because I love when he tells me to do new stuff.

On a warm sunny day in summer my brother dared me to jump off the deck in my backyard. I said, “uh-oh”. I was scared. I was really scared. I love when my brother told me to jump in the pool then…I finally jumped off. SPLASH! I jumped into the pool. I had a big smile on my face. I was so happy. I love when my brother told me to jump into the pool. “ I did it, I did it” I screamed. I was so happy. My whole family was proud. I was so so so happy. I love when my brother told me to jump into the pool.

About the Author
My name is Kaycie. I am in first grade. My first story was written when I was four years old. I was born in 2005. My favorite color is blue. My family is my brother, mom, and dad.


Aiden Klein

Going to Medieval Times, Aidan Klein, Mr. Jurewicz, Grade 2

We were in Chicago.  We were going to Medieval Times.  We were there and there were shields on the wall. We were in line to get a crown and to get inside the castle.  I wanted a blank crown and we got it!  I was with my mom, dad, Nora, Ella, Jackson, Alley, Jackson’s mom, and dad.  That was the people who went.

We were finely in the castle, but not in the arena yet.  My dad was getting me a black Medieval Times cup (we already have a gold one.)  They were selling real metal swords for $200!!!
We were finely in the arena and they serve each person a whole chicken!  They also serve huge french fries, tomato soup, bread, dessert rolls, and pop!  There were handles on the soup bowls and no silverware!

They did full metal jousting!  It was awesome.  We were the black and white knight.  We were also voting for the red knight and the black and yellow knight.  The knights we weren’t voting for were the green knight, red and yellow, and the blue knight.  We didn’t like them.
They also had a sword fight with real metal swords that make sparks!  When the knight jousted they had to put nets down because pieces of long wooden spears fly everywhere.
At the end they pulled the bad guy back and there was a guy with a huge wip and it was to frighten the bad guy and it was like CRACK!  The end.


Allie VanderWall

Dance Class, By Allie VanderWall, Mrs. McDonald, Grade 3

“Creeeeeeeeeek” the door grumbled as I enthusiastically opened it. It was a big crisp one and as brown as a steaming hot bowl of oatmeal. I inched into the room opened my backpack and jerked out my black tennis shoes. I tied them anxiously to be done (because I hate tying my shoes) and I talked to my teacher Miss Stephanie.

“I have something for you,” I stated looking everywhere in my backpack. I couldn’t find it anywhere. “Oh no!” I thought.

“I’ll bring it next week. It is instructions to see me at the talent show,” I said excitedly.

“Oooooohhhhh,” replied Miss Stephanie.

Then I walked onto the dance floor and found my spot.

“Okay let’s do it with the music,” yelled Miss Stephanie. I waited at the side of the room while Mindy was doing her fast part. All of us joined in to the dance.

I got really tired especially because it was Hip-Hop. When class was over I had a break. I talked to my friends: Hadley, MaKenna, and Julieanna. This is what we always did. After our forty-five minute break, class started. I tugged out my jazz shoes from my dance bag and put them on.

“Let’s learn our combination,” Miss Diane suggested when everyone was ready for Lyrical. “One and…two…and…three…and…four, five, six, seven, eight,” Miss Diane said as she modeled some dance moves. “Now you try,” ordered Miss Diane.

We all did as we were told and did the dance. Miss Diane stood in front and did the dance with us. I didn’t get it right away.

“Questions,” asked Miss Diane. I raised my hand nice and high on my tippy toes.

“Will we do it across the floor?” I asked. She nodded. We did it across the floor.

After practicing about four times, right side…left side…right side…left side…class was over. I quickly walked to the lobby, slid off my shoes, and put them in my bag. I grabbed my outside shoes and put them on. I couldn’t wait to get home to read. I hope that I remember to bring my instructions to Miss Stephanie next week.

Cam Fortuna

Meeting Michael Jordan, By: Cam Fortuna, Mr. Bowen’s 4th Grade Class

As I walked around the United Center, I desperately looked for a way to get in.
As I saw all the people handing in their tickets to get in the arena, I saw my opportunity…..  I needed to get in the Chicago Bulls game. There’s a little hole, but the security guards are everywhere. What am I going to do?  I see the back door, so I hurried to it.As I opened the back door I saw the biggest court ever.  Fan’s were screaming everywhere.  “The game is about to start,” I said as I walked around.  There’s my chance I yelled.  The security guard spotted me and yelled to the guard “ STOP THAT KID.”  I started running into the tunnel of the locker room. “Phew, I got away, and then all of a sudden another guard came from inside the locker room and grabbed me. I thought to myself the security guards must of called it out on the walkies.  So, the security guards are taking me to the security office.  As the two guards are walking me down the hallway, I think of plan B.  Sneakily, I kicked on of the security guards in the knee.  The guard begins to fall and swings a punch at Cam and hits the other guard in the gut.  I ran to a bench and flip it over to hide for cover. Both guards start fighting each other, the media, and the fans all come running down the hall to see what all the commotion is all about.  Other security guards arrived at the scene for back up support and became a part of the fight. It was complete madness watching from behind the bench everyone punching and kicking one another.

Suddenly the the buzzer went off,and I looked up at at the clock, it  is half I thought to myself.I saw the Bulls coming down  the  hall  to the locker room, so I
made my next move. With all the fighting still going on I know I could easily sneak back to the locker room.  I scurried down the hallway past the fight and into the locker room!  Completely relieved, “I made it in!”  Now to find Michael Jordan.

I heard loud voices and followed the sound in the locker room. The Bulls players are here and I see Michael Jordan.  I walk up to him slowly like I was in a trance.  I opened my mouth, trying to spit the words out to talk to him.   After a few seconds, I finally was able to ask him for his autograph.  Michael Jordan said sure I will give you my autograph after the game. He sees I don’t have a pass, and it was time for the players to go back to the game.  I was walking out of the locker room with the team, and the security guards spotted me!  They say, “Get Him!” Running towards Cam.  Michael Jordan yells stop, and says,” It is okay he is with me.”  The guards backed off and walked away.

I was thrilled to be able to watch the rest of the game court side.  The Bulls won the game 102 to 92.  Michael Jordan saw me jumping up and down court side,  and came  over to me with the game ball.  Then he had the entire team sign the ball.  I was in utter amazement and so very happy!!!!!!!!!!  I thought to myself that everything I went through today was so worth it!

Sarah Montroy

Spicy Pickle  by Sarah Montroy, Mrs. Bouwens’ 5th Grade Class

As I opened the big doors to the Mexican restaurant, I jumped all around. I ran straight to the little toy machine.
“Mom, can I get one?” I asked.
“Not right now Sarah,” Mom told me. The waitress showed us to our table and asked what we wanted to order. All my family members ordered, then it was my turn.
“I will have the nachos,” I said. When I was done ordering the waitress left to give the cooks our orders. We waited for a little while before anything came. When all our food came I looked at my plate. There in the corner was a small green pickle.
I looked at it for a second and then inched my hand to the plate. I picked up the small pickle and put the whole thing in my mouth. A couple of seconds later my mouth was on fire! It felt like a bomb exploded in my mouth.
“That was a spicy pickle,” I panted looking at my mom. She broke out laughing! Then everyone started laughing.
“Sarah, I think that was a jalapeno pepper,” Mom laughed.
“I thought it was a pickle,” I told her.
“Drink some milk. It will help. I don’t know why they would put a jalapeno on a kid’s plate,” Mom told me. So I drank and drank because I would have done anything to get that burn out of my mouth.
After drinking a lot of milk, my mouth stopped burning. My family stopped laughing too. Now I know never to eat something you don’t recognize.


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As our year wraps up, it is time to give out our awards for Reading Counts.  All students who made their goals throughout the year were entered into a drawing for an ipod shuffle.  The winners are:

Kensly Kreuger, Marissa Witte, Harrison Jones, Bryanna Bentley, Joe Huyser, Nathan Keillor, Jaron Dykstra, Max Perez, Jacob Martinez, Mackenzie Krystianiak, Zach Weiss, Skylar VanAntwerp, Kelsey Gelder and Tom Stutz.

All students who met their reading goal all three times were entered into a special drawing for a Barnes and Noble Nook.  One winner was selected and it was Ike Irish.

Many thanks to our PTC who makes these awards possible.  Who is our PTC?  YOU!  By raising money through our walkathon and coin war, you make these awards possible!

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Many, many thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s walk-a-thon.  We walked on Wednesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 22.   Your donations for this event raised $11,000+ for our school.  We cannot begin to tell you how appreciative we are of your support.

We have special prizes that are being awarded to top earners throughout the school.  I will be making an all school announcement on Monday….and I will being passing out certificates for these winners to bring home and with you!

Mrs. Reagan and the PTC Board


Top earning CLASSROOM for pamper day: Mrs. Woodring, First Grade Classroom

Brandon Carr (Mr. Jurewicz) = Double J Waterpark day pass for four
Coen Pell (Mrs. Stadt) = Laser Tag birthday party package at the Lost City
Ben Rund-Scott (Mrs. Kok) = Signed Detroit Tigers Baseball

Top 5 earners for POOL PARTY (to be held on a sunny day in May)

  • Tyler Ostrander (2nd Grade, Greenlund)
  • Victoria Mia Eggers (4th grade – Kooiker)
  • Leah Vandernberg (4th grade – Huizenga)
  • Sheyla Plummer (3rd Grade – Van Arkel)
  • Noah Sutton (K – Bohl t/th)
  • Lauren Burgess (K – Bohl t/th)

Top earners from EACH GRADE for a pizza party with Principal:

  • Reid Everts (PK – Boes)
  • Milena Sremba (K – Jabaay)
  • Mackenzye VanGeest (1st grade – Woodring)
  • Brandon Carr (2nd grade – Jurewicz)
  • Emma Everts (3rd grade – McDonald)
  • Victoria Mia Eggers (4th grade – Kooiker)
  • Paetyn Bentley (5th grade – Bouwens)


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Drum Roll, Please!

WalkersOur 2010 Walk-a-thon was an unbelievable success with great participation, fantastic fund raising and incredible weather.  I want to extend a warm thank you to all of the parents, students and teachers who participated (by donating money and time) and for supporting all of our PTC events.

The event was organized by Mr. and Mrs. Royse with support from a group of volunteers as well as our PTC Board Members.

The winners were selected today…with an announcement as well as calls to parents to have the big prizes picked up at school.

The winners are as follows:

  • Maria Maldonado/5th Gr-Burmeister  – Gold Card
  • Kendall Frederick/K Bohl – Gold Card
  • Andrew Snowdon/2nd Kuieck – Great Wolf Lodge Package
  • Makenna Overweg/2nd Kuieck – Wii


  • Jayda Kerns/K Estefan
  • Kiera Marz/1st Woodring
  • Sheyla Plummer/2nd Quigley
  • Emma Vanderwall/K Estefan
  • Will Haverkamp/4th Bowen
  • Keegan DeGoede/2nd Quigley

We will have the pool party on a warm sunny day in late May orSCORE!Early June.   Last year, we ate lunch and swam all afternoon while everyone else worked at school!  As the warm weather draws near, I will get in touch with parents and share all the details of the event.

THANK YOU EVERYONE for making this such a fabulous event.

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Teacher Silent Auction: A SUCCESS!

A HUGE THANK YOU to all teachers and staff who are donating their time and energy to help Brodiethe Lamers Family.  Through the Silent Auction, we raised $1,700.  This money will go toward helping the Lamers Family renovate their home so that it is more accessible for their son, Brodie.

Susie Coxen, Carnival Chair

The winners are listed below.  The teacher or principal will meet with you to schedule your special activity.

Item: Winner:

Lunch with the Principal CJ Coxen
Principal for 1/2 day Matthew Lawrence
Ice Cream with the Principal Isabella Vreux
Extra Recess for Your Grade Spencer Alexander
Breakfast with Reading Team Lorenzo Roerig
Breakfast with Mrs. Estefan Kiata Sullivan
Breakfast with Mrs. Bohl Aidan D.
Breakfast with Mrs. Nederveld Zack Kuieck
Breakfast with Mrs. Weiss Emile Alexander
Ice Cream with 2nd Gr. Teachers Brayden Schoonbeck
Ice Cream with 2nd Gr. Teachers Quinn Boar
Art Room Fun with Mrs. Brouwer Emilie Alexander
Ice Cream w/Grade 1 Teachers Sheyla Plummer, Nathan Keillor, Melia Brewer
Pizza w/ Mrs. R, Mrs. S, Mrs. S Dylan Ham  (Pizza Lunch)
Ice Cream with 3rd Gr. Teachers Ezra Roerig
Eagle Jacket Shari Keillor
Ice Cream with 3rd Gr. Teachers Kelsey Gelder
Ice Cream with 3rd Gr. Teachers Matthew Lawrence
Ice Cream with 3rd Gr. Teachers Brendan Ham
Holiday Program Package Spencer Alexander
Mr. Burger 5th Gr. Breakfast Jack Berry
Mr. Burger 5th Gr. Breakfast Brittani Kooiker
Mr. Burger 5th Gr. Breakfast Riley Fellows
Golf & Ice Cream 4th Gr Teachers Noah Keillor
Golf & Ice Cream 4th Gr Teachers Matt Pietrzak
Golf & Ice Cream 4th Gr Teachers Mallory King
Ice Cream w/2nd Gr. Teachers Caden Vandeburg
Ice Cream w/2nd Gr. Teachers Jessica VanHaitsma
Ice Cream w/2nd Gr. Teachers Jake Martinez
Ice Cream w/2nd Gr. Teachers Alexis Royse
Ice Cream w/2nd Gr. Teachers Masen Kuieck
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It has been another amazing year for our PE Cares project here at Georgetown. This year we are proud to say that we collected 2,612 food items! This is AMAZING!!!

The winning class this year was Miss Burmeister’s 5th grade class with 416 items donated! WOW…. way to go! This winning class will be treated to a trip to Hudsonville Lanes to go bowling and each student will receive a PE CARES t-shirt.

The second place class was Mrs. Jurewicz’s 4th grade class with 351 items.

Great job Georgetown!