Mr. Kooiker's 4th Grade Blog

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Merry Christmas!

As I was looking at the Christmas tree in our living room this morning, I thought about the first Christmas and what that must have been like…simple, yet so significant!   

I saw the many gifts under our tree that you so generously gave and the notes that were so thoughtfully written…and my heart was filled with gratitude! 

I also thought about the gift of every student in our classroom!  It is because of you that I look forward to going to school each day…you always were my favorite! 🙂

Parents, your support and encouragement is above and beyond…a gift every teacher would treasure!  I am humbled that you have entrusted your child to me this school year. It is an awesome privilege! 

Thank you SO much!  In spite of the challenges we faced this past year, we have a lot to celebrate during this Christmas season!

Merry Christmas! 



…has Holiday Spirit! 


Monday, December 14  Cozy Holiday Socks and/or slippers

Tuesday, December 15  Holiday Headgear: Holiday hats, headbands, hair and/or scarves

Wednesday, December 16  Holiday Sweater Day -Ugly or Cute

Thursday, December 17  Holiday Theme: Holiday Spirit Day- wear your red and green and white!

Friday, December 18  Holiday Theme: Long Winter’s Nap- Pajama Day- Holiday themed if you have them!



P.E. C.A.R.E.S

The annual P.E. C.A.R.E.S food drive will be starting on November 4. We are asking for your help by bringing in non-perishable food items for Love Inc. in Hudsonville.

Food items to consider are canned vegetables and fruits, pasta, rice, baked beans, black beans, kidney beans, peanut butter, tuna fish, etc. (please no ramen noodles, and please do not break apart packaged food)

The food drive will continue until Nov. 18.  We will be keeping track of how many items each class brings in.  The class with the most items brought in by NOON on Nov. 18 will win a P.E. C.A.R.E.S t-shirt and a bowling trip to Hudsonville Lane. (If allowed this year)

This is a great opportunity for our students to care for their community, to teach our kids compassion and love for others.  Thanks for sharing in this service project with us at Georgetown.


2020 Virtual Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot 2020 will still be happening this year but in a little different way. Check out the flyer below for more details! 🙂

Use this link to register:


Picture Day!

Just a reminder that picture day is tomorrow, October 1!


If you would like to order your pictures online, you can go to The webcode is 264BFISDGVNHA    

Picture retakes will be Tuesday, Nov 3.

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