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2015 Walk-a-thon at Georgetown

Our all school WALK•A•THON is tomorrow, September 24.  We plan to start walking at 10:30! 🙂

This is our ONLY PARENT CLUB fundraiser for the year.  If we reach our goal of $15,000, the teachers will play a game of BUBBLE SOCCER for student and parent entertainment!

Information about the WALK•A•THON can be found here.rcjKxydLi

STUDENTS:  Remember to dress in your favorite BLUE/GOLD EAGLES Wear or dress as an American Ninja Warrior.



Posted by  on Wednesday, January 28th 2015

Kooiker Gaga winners

the fourth graders of Mr. Kooiker’s class!  Because they are the top earning class, they will be the first class to use the GAGA PIT  this spring.

We raised $1,200.  We have an additional $400 from the PTC (parent WALKATHON donations).  Our PE teachers, Mrs. Nienhuis and Mrs. VanKoevering, will be working with Mr. Rob to order the materials and build of the GAGA PIT.  This will happen when the weather warms up in early May.

THANK YOU for your amazing support for our school and the PE PROGRAM!


Georgetown GAGA Pit

We would like to ask for your support with a Physical Education WISH.  Our playground has space to accommodate a GAGA BALL PIT—and we’d love to have a pit added to our green space.   

The game of GAGA is high paced, high energy and high fun.  It combines the skills of dodging, running, jumping and eye/hand/body coordination.  The addition of a GAGA PIT on our playground would benefit:

  • PE:  Support our instructional skills.

  • Recess: Provide another activity for children on the 2-5 playground.

  • Community:  Available for after hours use for family, friends and community members.

Our PTC has donated partial funding from the Fall WALK•A•THON earnings.  We believe we can cover the total cost through a special three week fundraiser.

GOAL:  Donate $1.00 per child.

INCENTIVE:  Class that raises the most $$ will be first to use the GAGA PIT once it is assembled.

FUNDRAISER DATES:  January 12-23.  A weekly update on the winners will be posted.

 Please send your GAGA DOLLARS to school so we can have a Georgetown Gaga Pit!


2014 Rock the WALK-A-THON Wrap-up

DSC03582The 2014 Rock the WALK-A-THON was a HUGE success!  We had a lot of fun and raised over $19,000 for our school.  Thank you SO much families and friends of Georgetown!

The money collected will make the student/family/teacher events for 2014-15 possible this year, as well as impacting the technology opportunities in our building.  So, that means that everyone at Georgetown wins!

Specific winners from our classroom include the following:


Every student who raised $25 will receive a FLASHLIGHT.

POOL PARTY with the PRINCIPAL  (Held in May of 2015…when it is warm again!)

  • Ellise Crowley
  • Kaycie Lawrence

Top Class 

  • 3rd place:  Mr. Kooiker’s Class — 1 extra recess

Individual Prizes

  • Trenton Mervau – Legos

Scholastic Book Fair Gift Certificates

  • Brady O’Brien

As the prizes arrive, they will be passed out to the many winners.

Also, our school-wide goal was $15,000.  We surpassed that total by a significant amount, which meant that it was time for a sumo wrestling celebration.  Check out the video below to get a taste of this entertaining event! 🙂

Thanks again for supporting Georgetown Elementary!


Ready, Set…WALK!

walk-to-schoolOur PTC sponsored WALK•A•THON is TOMORROW!  The weather is going to be perfect.  Don’t forget to wear your Hudsonville Eagles colors…or dress like a rock star.  Parents, family, and friends are welcome to walk with the 4th grade students in our classroom at 10:30.

Walk•a•thon money is due on September 26.  The money that you donate helps us to fund the many events that we host for families, students and teachers throughout the year.

Winners for the WALKATHON will be announced on October 3.

Thank you for your continued support of the students and staff at Georgetown Elementary! 🙂

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