Running Club

The Georgetown Running Club papers will go home with students in 3rd-5th grade today!!  As the parent, you will have until Feb. 19 to sign and send back the registration sheet for your child, if they want to participate.  When we receive their sign up sheet, we will then send home their training packet.  Starting in March, we will jog after school on Mondays and Wednesdays until 4:30.  The Eagle 5k race this year is on Sat. March 26 at 9:00 am.

Fractions in PE?

Our gym is perfect for teaching fractions!!!  Our white line divides our gym into thirds and many lines help us with quarters and halves.  We decided to make our middle circle into a giant pizza to teach many more fractions.  There is one activity we do that is called pizza party.  If a student gets tagged, they have to go sit in one of the giant slices of pizza.  Mrs. VanKoevering and I then ask the students,  “what fraction of our pizza is filled?”.

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Teachers VS. 5th grade winning teams!!!

What a great morning we had on Monday.  The 5th grade winning teams from our hockey tournament went up against our VERY talented and athletic teachers!!!!!  We are excited to say that we remain undefeated  :)  A great time was had by all!  Enjoy the pictures.

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Jump Rope for Heart!

Dear Parents,

We kicked off our Jump Rope For Heart program in P.E  and our school’s event is Feb 17, 18 and 19 during P.E. class!  Pledge envelopes came home last Friday and are due on or before Feb. 19.

This is a fun and exciting event for our entire school as we work together to raise money for the American Heart Association and save lives! Last year our school raised $4,449.00 and our goal this year is to raise just as much or beat it!
Your students will be telling you about the Lifesaver puppies, so we wanted to fill you in! Each puppy teaches the kids a new way to protect their heart and avoid risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Your student can earn all 6!

If you raise $5 your student will get Super Pup at school now. If that donation is made online, they will also get a second puppy, Ninja Star. Any student who reaches $85 online will get Martia N. Mutley.

Need help raising donations? Trying using the online option!  If students sign-up on-line and send out 10 emails they can earn a surprise bag from the American Heart Association. We can see who signs-up and how many emails are sent, if you become part of the Georgetown team on-line.

You can sign up now by following these quick, easy steps to get started raising money and saving lives!

1. Go to www.heart.org/jump
2. Choose our state and city.
3. Select our school and join team.
4. Login

You can also use the Jump/Hoops App to ask friends and family to support you! Follow the link below to download the App! It is super easy and fun!

Apple iOS – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jump-hoops/id548389448?ls=1&mt=8
Android iOS – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aha_jump.android.communicator

Thank you so much for supporting our school and the American Heart Association. You are making a big difference! Thank you for being a Heart Hero!

Follow This Link to visit our group web page and help us in our  efforts to support YM-MWA

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Group :
​Thanks for your help with the cause,
Mrs. Nienhuis and Mrs. VanKoevering ​

News from P.E.

Please look for information about Jump Rope for Heart and our annual P.E. Apparel sale to be coming home Friday, Jan. 15.   There are links below that will also give you the information that will be sent home.  The P.E. Apparel link will show you the logo in color.

Important dates to remember:

P.E. Apparel forms due – JANUARY 28!

Jump Rope For Heart Envelopes due= ON OR BEFORE FEB. 19

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2016 PE APPAREL ORDER FORM COLOR

PE CARES BOWLING FIELD TRIP

Today Mrs. McDonalds class got to take a field trip to Hudsonville Lanes for bringing in the most items for our PE CARES!  We had SO much fun…what a treat!  A big thank you goes to Hudsonville Lanes for supporting all our Hudsonville El. Schools with a free trip to the bowling Lanes.  Check out the pictures…

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Let the Tournament Begin!

We have started out hockey/pillo-polo unit.  3rd-5th play hockey and 1st-2nd play pillo-polo.  Each class is divide into four teams and each team has to come up with a team name.  The emphasis on this unit is learning to play with your teammates.  There is no I in the word team.   So what does it look like to be a good team member, good sport,  and  how do we compromise?  We talk about learning to pass to our teammates and moving without the ball.  We have a goalie, defenders, offensive players and 2nd-5th play with a rover.  Ask your child/children about each position and see if they know what each position does.

We wish you a very merry Christmas and may you have a blessed New Year!!