It was a wonderful wonderful day for field day!!! Check out these photos 🙂 A huge thank you to all the teachers, custodians and our wonderful moms that helped out with feeding our staff…we appreciate you SO much!
Mileage Club has come to an end once again. Congratulations to our top 3 runners!! Maverick in 3rd gr. Ms.VanderStels class ran 33 miles…Rogen in 2nd gr. Mrs. Basts class ran 32 miles and Gavin in Mrs. Basts class ran 31 miles…WOW!!! Everyone who was outside jogging during those extremely hot and humid days deserves a HUGE high 5 🙂 Everyone that ran/walked 13 miles or more did earn a prize and the 20 milers or more got a popsicle party!
K-5th grade started their bowling unit. 3rd-5th gr. learned how to take a 3 step approach and all students learned their cue words (push, swing, bowl, hello). This week the students will learn how to keep score. We are SO thankful to the Hudsonville Bowling Alley for the use of their lanes and bowling equipment. All students will earn 3 free games at the alley when we complete the unit!!! Here are a few pics 🙂
Once again our GT families have risen to the occasion. You have all surprised us with your kind hearts and donations. The GT fam has raised $9,165.51 for the American Heart Association this year. All students enjoyed a day of jumping rope and learning how to use Chinese jump ropes, thanks to our amazing student teacher Ms. VanNoord. Check out the video of the kids “jumping the ring”, one of their FAVORITE JRFH activities. Thanks again to Ms. VanNoord for her twirling abilities!!!!
*please remember that all the other prizes will arrive in 3-4 weeks.
SO SO FUN!!! Mr. Kooikers class brought in the most items for our PE CARES donations and we went on our bowling field trip to Hudsonville Lanes!! We had a ball 🙂 We want to thank Hudsonville Lanes for hosting us and being a sponsor for all our bowling activities. If you happen to go there over Christmas Break…please give them a big THANK YOU!!! Here are a few pictures:
I can not believe we are less than two weeks away from the start of school. I know we have enjoyed some time off but we are ready for routines again. So with routine comes school and with school comes math, reading, science, history, recess, and SPECIALS! Especially P.E. 🙂
Please come prepared for P.E. the first day of school with your tennis shoes. Remember that we ask for all students to keep a clean pair of shoes in their locker at school, so they are always prepared. GT rotates on a four day schedule and that will be tricky to remember when each class has P.E. So by keeping a pair of clean tennis shoes at school, they will always have them. Tennis shoes do not need to be new, just clean! Dirty shoes leave a mess in the gym and make our floor very slippery. Clean shoes = clean floor! Thanks for your cooperation.
See you next week at the open house,
Mrs. Nienhuis and Mrs. VanKoevering
We had a great ending to our mileage club. GT students ran 3,657 miles all together!!!!! We had our prize drawing last Friday and handed out our awards for the 20 mile runners! Way to go GT mileage club joggers 🙂