We are now offering online registration for the Turkey Trot through the community education website! This method of registration streamlines the process for you. You will receive immediate confirmation that your payment was received and your child is ready for the race! It also helps us out immensely by cutting down on having to collect checks and cash.
Turkey Trot details:
When: Tuesday, October 23
Where: Baldwin Street Middle School – Eagle Stadium
Time: Races begin at 5:00 PM, Gates open at 4:30 PM
Entry fee: $6.00 (includes a Turkey Trot shirt)
Deadline for entry: October 3, 2018
If online registration is not for you, no worries, you may still send the registration form with payment to your child’s school.
If you have ever signed your child up for a community ed. activity, you already have an account. If not, one can easily be created.
REGISTER FOR THE TURKEY TROT HERE
A copy of the registration form has also been attached to this email for your convenience.
Turkey Trot Registration Form
October 23 will be our annual Turkey Trot Race! More information will be coming home this week with students.
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!
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.
The student vs. teacher annual hockey game was played last Friday, February 2. The students gave a valiant effort but came up short. The teachers came out with a 4-0 victory. Teachers remain undefeated!
Jump Rope For Heart information will be coming home over the next week, as we see our classes. We had our best year ever last year with a total of $9,273.84 raised. We were blown away with how much our GT students raised. We are excited to see what our students can do this year.
All the funds raised go to the American Heart Association to help research heart disease. The heart is our strongest muscle in our body. Some people struggle with heart disease. This disease effects young and old and some of our own GT students and families. Thank you for helping us with this important cause.
The Jump date for our students will be Feb. 28-March 5. Students will be dedicating their P.E. time to jumping when they come to class during Feb. 28-March 5. All pledge envelopes and on-line donations are due on February 28.
Please take the time to read over the information your students come home with and we encourage you to try the on-line process this year! There is an informational sheet that will walk you right through how to do it! Join Miss VanNoord our student teacher and jump your way to good health!
Our annual P.E. C.A.R.E.S. Food Drive starts this Wed., November 1. The Food drive will continue until November 16. All the food collected will be given to Love Inc. in Hudsonville, which will help our local families. Thanks for your help and support in this community service project, and for taking this opportunity to teach our kids compassion and love for others.
The class that bring in the highest number of items will win a PE CARES t-shirt and a bowling field trip to Hudsonville Lanes.
Here is how many items GT families have brought in over the past years.