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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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?”.



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.
























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 ​