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!!!

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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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.

























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…



























Welcome Back to P.E.

Summer is over and we are excited to start the 2015-2016 school year at GT!   Please have your child keep a pair of P.E. shoes at school, so they will always be prepared for P.E.   Your child needs to have a clean pair of shoes for the gym.  These shoes do not need to be new, just CLEAN and need to stay at school.   Be sure to bring them the first day of school because students will be going to specials.

Thanks for your help!

Mrs. Nienhuis and Mrs. VanKoevering

4th an 5th Field Day!!!!!

What an absolutely beautiful day we had for field day!!!! Thousands of students all together from 7 different elementary schools having a blast.  Classroom teachers, we can not thank you enough for your help…we so appreciate all you do on this day to make it awesome for our students!!  A huge thank you to Mr. Rob and Mr. Hoekstra for all the help they gave us!  Also a big thanks goes to Mrs. Bell for helping us out with the staff lunch!  A great day was had by all…enjoy the pictures!!!20150602_082741



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Miss. Fitchett!

This past week Miss. Abbie Fitchett has been with us in the gym.  She is also from Liverpool, England.  She loves pizza, and chocolate.  Her favorite animal is a giraffe and she likes the Livepool soccer team.  Miss. Fitchett also loves playing netball.  She taught the kids how netball works and did a little skills drill with them. Our students taught her how to play kickball.   She was the pitcher!  Click on the links to check out netball and enjoy the photos.


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Miss Becca Wardle from Liverpool England

SAM_0914 We are so excited to welcome Miss W all the way from England.  She is with us in PE for a week and then will spend another week in Mrs. Kuiecks classroom.  She already has put together a fitness station that she taught the kids to do.  Check out the picture 🙂  Her favorite color is orange.  Her favorite animal is an elephant.  She LOVES pancakes and orange juice!  So glad you could join us Miss Wardle!!

We finished the Eagle 5K!!!

We woke up Saturday morning to a chilly 12 degrees!!!!   The sun was out and thankfully there was no wind.  All our runners did such a great job on this very cold day!!!  When the race was finished we spent some time in the cafeteria with food, fun, and fellowship!  Jets Pizza, Hudsonville ice cream, and lots oranges and apples were eaten 🙂  Thank you to all our runners and our parents who got their child to the race and cheered the runners on!!!  Mrs. Nienhuis and Mrs. VanKoevering finished the race and were very proud coaches!!!  Here is a picture of our team that made it to the race.






Here is a picture of the group that trained for the race.