Turkey Trot 2016

What a GREAT night for the Turkey Trot!!!!  The weather was beautiful and we had over 1000 students there with their families running the race.  Thank you SO much to ALL our volunteers and sponsors! What a great way for the community to all come together and support our kids  :)  Here are a few pictures :













Turkey Trot 2016

Tuesday, October 25 is the big day!!!!  If you registered your child for the race, they should have brought their race bag and shirt home yesterday :)  Please make sure on the day of the race, the bib number is pinned to the outside of whatever they are wearing.  We need to be able to see the bib color as they finish.  Thanks for all your help with this!

Please dress for the weather and we will see you at the race!!!!

Turkey MON Trot 2016!

Turkey MON Trot, yes that is right MON!  The Turkey Trot race has been hit by the Pokemon phenomena.  To see  a picture of the turkey this year, click on the link.  turkey-trot-16-04

Race registration will be coming home Friday, Sept. 23.  Forms are due back to us by Oct. 7 to ensure a race bag and t-shirt.  Here is a link to the registration form,  turkeytrotentry16


Welcome Back!!!

We can not wait to see all of you again in PE for the upcoming school year!!!  Don’t forget to bring your PE shoes on the very first day of school so you can keep them in your locker and be prepared to come to the gym.  Remember, they do not have to be new…just clean and the right size!!  See you soon!   Mrs. Nienhuis and Mrs. VanKoevering

4th and 5th grade Field Day

Just a reminder that the 4th and 5th gr. field day is coming up on June 7 with a rain date of June 8.  If your child ordered a field day t-shirt, it will be coming home on Monday June 6!

Please have your child dress for the weather (with sunscreen) and if they take their own water bottle, they are responsible for it.

5/3 Feelin’ Good Mileage Club

Feelin’ good mileage club is in full swing at GT.  This program is sponsored by 5/3 Bank in honor of the River Bank Run.  The program is designed to motivate kids to get moving at recess time.  Each child gets a mileage maker card and a baggie to hold their “sticks”.   (see photos)







At lunch recess on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays students can run around the track (running or walking) to earn sticks.  Every time they complete a lap, they receive a popsicle stick.  They are trying to earn sticks to turn in for miles marked on their mileage marker card,  so 4 sticks = 1 mile.  When they come to P.E. class, they bring their baggies and sticks.  They will turn in sticks, multiples of 4 in exchange for miles marked off on their mileage club cards and even earn some prizes.  One of the first prizes they earn is a free entry  to race in the junior river bank race on May 11.  (see photo).  Some other prizes include a shoe lace, toe tokens and a chain.

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The goal is to reach 20 miles on their cards.  If they do, they earn an extra recess and a popsicle party on a nice sunny day!!!


Congratulations to all our GT Running club runners for completing the Eagle 5K on Sat., March 26.   Everyone did a great job!  We had some GT Runners place in the top three for their grade.

4th grade boys

1st -Owen Plummert

2nd-Evan Laskowski

3rd- Austin Plummert

4th grade girls

1st -Kendall Aikens

There is also a slide show of pictures that we took, our apologizes if we missed anyone from our group. http://video214.com/play/8bAsvLD0vHdO7IGyUesDXg/s/dark

You can check out this link for more official race pictures, https://picasaweb.google.com/103802035104831924031/Eagle5K2016



2016 Jump Rope for Heart

We are SO excited to let you know that GT students and their families donated $8648.61 to the American Heart Association for their Jump Rope for Heart!!!!  Thank you parents for helping out with this awesome cause.  The thank you gifts for those students that donated will be coming in about three to four weeks.  Here are a few pictures from our event….


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