Monthly Archives: September 2010

Walk A Thon

We had a blast at the Walk A Thon this afternoon.  The weather could not have been more perfect!  As a first grade group, we walked/ran for awhile, took a break to get some refreshments and play, and then walked/ran some more.

Many, many thanks for your donations this year.  We are well aware that these are tough economic times for many and we appreciate all the money you have donated to this event.

The walk-a-thon team is busy counting the money and winners for each category will be announced ASAP.

Weekly Newsletter

We had a great week!  It has been fun getting to know the students better and better each day.   It was exciting to get the WEB reading program up and running today.  Thanks so much to all of you for taking the time to read with your student each night!  I am also so appreciative for our volunteer WEB reading parents.  This program would not be possible without you and I am truly thankful for your dedication to our students!  We can’t wait to see you each day starting this week!

Check out our September 24 Newsletter!

Walk A Thon!!

We are getting close to our annual Walk-A-Thon Event!  This is our single money raising activity for our Parent Club.

We have set a goal of $25 for each child to raise….and understanding these tight economic times, know that we will take pennies, nickels, dimes and any amount you are willing to contribute.  The money we raise goes for the support of family/child activities as well as all school events and materials that support learning in many ways.

The walking times and color assignments are as follows:

  • Wednesday, September 29th: 9:45 – 11:15: Morning ECSE, PK, K, 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades
  • Thursday, September 30th: 1:45 – 3:15: Afternoon ECSE,  Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade


  • Grade PK/K and ECSE: RED
  • Grade 1: PURPLE
  • Grade 2:  YELLOW
  • Grade 3:  BLUE
  • Grade 4:  GREEN
  • Grade 5:  ORANGE


Mrs. Reagan and the Incredible Georgetown PTC Board

*Note:  If we have rain on one of these days, we will walk  inside the building on a different schedule that above.  We are hoping for NICE WEATHER so we can walk outside!

Weekly Newsletter

We made it through our first five day week of first grade.  There have been many beginning of the year schedule interruptions, but the kids are doing so well adjusting and have been very flexible with our crazy schedules each day.

Please take the time to catch up with the events from Room 104 – September 17 Newsletter

As you’ve probably noticed, your child has come home with a blue homework folder each night.   This folder is used to transport important notes, completed work and homework from school to home and back again.  When your child comes home from school, remind him or her to take the blue folder out of their backpack so you can unload it with them.  There are two inside pockets; one for items that stay at home and one for items that need to be returned to school.  Please sign the front daily news sheet and feel free to leave me notes on it.  I will check for notes on the daily news and papers inside the homework folder each day.

Math Homework – If we complete a math lesson in the classroom, the accompanying homework page with be sent home.  There are some days when your child will not have math homework, especially during an assessment week.  If you notice a homework page, please do your best to help your child complete the page and return it to school.

Reading Homework – Your child will begin bringing home a WEB book each night for you to read together starting soon!  More information about this great practice will be sent home next week.


catwalkGreetings parents and students and welcome to the 2010 – 2011 school year! The 2010 Walk A Thon kicks off today….and this is  our primary fund-raiser for our school.  This translates into:  WE WON’T ASK YOU FOR MONEY TO SUPPORT THE STUDENT/FAMILY/LEARNING ACTIVITIES FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR~

For those who wonder what your money would fund, the list includes (and is not limited to) the following:

  • Parent Child Activites (Mother/Son; Father/Daughter)
  • Secret Santa Shop/School Carnival
  • Field Trips (one trip per student is funded every year)
  • Books for our school library
  • Framing for our school art collection (student art work)
  • PE/ART/Music Support
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • If funds are available, stipends for classroom learning materials.
  • And….much, much more!

Our goal is to have ALL students participate and for each to strive for a personal goal of raising at least $25.

To make participation easy for everyone, we are holding this event during the day– students can walk, jog, or run around the course.  All participants will receive water and a nut-free/milk free snack after the event.

This year, the schedules are as follows:

Wednesday, September 29th: 9:45 – 11:15

  • Morning ECSE, PK, K, 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades

Thursday, September 30th: 1:45 – 3:15

  • Afternoon ECSE,  Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade

All participants who collect over $25 will win a special prize and will be entered into a raffle for more exciting prizes which include a Wii, a Great Wolf Lodge package, a Hudsonville Gold card and a  Pool Party Afternoon at Mrs. Reagan’s Pool! (And…even though Mrs. Reagan is typing this and is really biased, the pool party was a blast!)

Also, the class who collectively raises the most money will be treated to a pizza party!

Here are some days to remember:

  • September 13 – Kickoff of the event
  • September 28th – Completed donation forms and money due back to the school
  • September 29th and 30th – Walk A Thon takes place
  • Mid October – Prizes are awarded

As always, we encourage parents to attend the event to cheer on the students.  We are still looking for volunteers to help on the day of the event, so if you are able to help, please contact Jodi Royse at 616-610-4306 or

Thank you for helping us to make this event a HUGE success!!!


Please take time to read the following letter sent from Hudsonville’s Curriculum office.  It explains details of how our classroom was selected to enjoy the benefits of piloting 30 iPod touches for a period throughout the school year and then later switching to 30 iPads.  I am VERY excited!

Parent Letter – pilot

Also, in order for your student to be able to participate in this technology experience, you AND your child will need to sign this Equipment Use Authorization form!!  Please print it, sign it, and return it to school.  Thanks so much!!

Photo Permission of School Websites

As a school, we utilize the internet to provide information about school and classroom events through the following sites:

  • HPS District Website
  • Georgetown Blog
  • Classroom Blog
  • Georgetown Facebook

For safety reasons, when we post photos to these sites we never label the photos with children’s names.

We are aware that some of you may still feel uncomfortable with a photo of your child being posted to ours school sites.  We want to honor and respect all wishes, so please let us know them by completing this photo release survey.

Stapler Row

Thanks so much for (1) checking the blog and (2) volunteering your fixing services!  We had a few people respond and within hours our staplers were up and running.  Thanks so much for being willing to help!  Check out our writing center in the picture below!