Welcome Holly!!!

We have a new Student Teacher in the gym.  Her name is Holly VanNoord and she grew up in Hudsonville and goes to Liberty College.  She will be with us for 8 wks and then will work at the High School for 8 wks.  Her undergrad work was in physical education and she is doing her Masters of Teaching right now. She played soccer at Liberty and her favorite hobbies are playing sports and being active outside!  Welcome Holly 🙂

P.E. APPAREL

Once again the Elementary P.E. Department will be selling Hudsonville Physical Education Apparel.  Please look for the information to be coming home this Friday.

Orders are due by January 30.  

Click on the link to see what selections are available this year.   You can also print this form if you need an extra one

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PE CARES BOWLING TRIP

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:

PE C.A.R.E.S.

We had a great year of giving for PE CARES!!!  GT elementary students and their families donated 3,987 items to Love Inc. in Hudsonville.  Thank you all for supporting this very worthwhile cause.  Mr. Kooikers class collected the most and will be given a PE CARES bowling t-shirt and taking a field trip to Hudsonville Lanes in the near future 🙂  Way to go!!!

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 :

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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)

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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!!!

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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