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It’s Summer Time! :)

It’s been a pleasure teaching your children his year! Thank you for all of the patience, flexibility, and grace surrounding the ever-changing expectations from this school year. It’s amazing to see where we were at the beginning and how much has changed.
I wish all my students that best as they begin their middle school adventure! Enjoy your summer! 🙂

GES Talent Show – Click the link to see some of our talented performers!

Summer Learning Opportunities 
  • Online Practice & Reinforcement Tools:
    • Khan Academy 5th-Grade– Free website that includes a screen-recorded teacher covering all of the 5th-grade math standards. Create a free account and pick a topic/module or two per week to work through and review math concepts.
    • MobyMax– Access through our Hudsonville Clever Portal to find review and reinforcement materials on a variety of math topics! Have your child click on the “assignments” section for a review of key math concepts prior to 6th grade.
    • Prodigy– Game-based math review system through our Hudsonville Clever Portal. I have spiraling topics scheduled throughout the summer for a review of key math concepts prior to 6th grade.
    • Independent Reading- Keep your child reading this summer! Visit the local libraries and find high-interest books for your child!
  • GES Available Tutors
Tutor Email ROOM Grade Subject Area Days Available Spring/Summer
Bethany Gates 202 K-5 Reading, writing, math, phonics T&W Summer
Karyn McIntire K-5 Reading, Math, Spelling M-Th Summer
Emily Kuiper 104 K-5 Reading, Writing, Math, Phonics T&W Summer
Full Pam Oosterbroek 105 K-5 Reading, Math, Spelling M-F Summer
Ashley Van Arkel 203 K-5 Reading, Math, Writing Tuesday Summer
Abbi Garrison 304 K-5 Reading, Math, Writing T&W Summer
    • Private Tutoring Option: Achieve Tutoring, Jenison; 616-916-8989

What’s Coming up-Week of January 25-29, 2021


  • Report cards will be sent home with students on Friday, January 22.
  • It is time for the annual HPS P.E. apparel sale. Orders are being accepted through February 1 and will be online only this year. The online order form can be found here.

    If you have questions, please reach out to Mrs. VanKoevering ( or Mrs. Nienhuis (

  • Please make sure your child comes to school with a jacket and outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather


  • We are working on multiplication with whole numbers and decimals.



  • We are focusing on themes and will begin forming book clubs for students to focus on theme work in small groups. 


Social Studies:

  • We are exploring our unit on life in colonial America.

P.E. Cares Food Drive

Food items to consider are canned vegetables and fruits, pasta, rice, baked beans, black beans, kidney beans, peanut butter, tuna fish, etc. (please no ramen noodles, and please do not break apart packaged food)

The food drive will continue until Nov. 18.  We will be keeping track of how many items each class brings in.  The class with the most items brought in by NOON on Nov. 18 will win a P.E. C.A.R.E.S t-shirt and a bowling trip to Hudsonville Lanes. (If allowed this year)

This is a great opportunity for our students to care for their community, to teach our kids compassion and love for others.  Thanks for sharing in this service project with us at Georgetown.

Box Tops

Did you know that every BOXTOP collected earns money for our school?   This summer we would like you to work hard to collect boxtops. The money we earn will go toward a basketball hoop on our K/1 playground!


BOXTOPS:  Every completed BOXTOP sheet is worth $5.00.  If every child from Georgetown (approx 570) fills  one sheet this summer, our school will earn $2,750.   Many thanks to Lori Simpson and all of you who are on her team of BOX TOP counters, trimmers and packers.  This is a great program that pays off because of all of YOU! Download your form here:  Summer Box Tops

Hello There!

Hello, friends! 🙂

I am hoping to see all of you tomorrow! Here are a few reminders I wanted to give you:

  • Any remaining 5th grade Activity Fees are due tomorrow. Please send in a check made out to Georgetown Elementary.
  • Friday, Feb. 1 is an early release.
  • Midwinter break is Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 4-5. Two more days of no school! Won’t it be nice to get back into our regular routine on Wednesday, Feb. 6?
  • Check your email for a new game code for quizzez to review for our  social studies test for unit 3.
  • Please take a few minutes to check for any yellow safety belts that may be hiding out around your house. We are missing several! If you find one, please put it in your backpack to be sure that it is returned to school.


Today was the last at home reading log for this school year! 🙂

Pink camp parent pick up forms due Tuesday, May 15.

T-shirt orders for field day are due on Friday, May 18. Since we’ll be gone at camp that day, please make sure you turn in your order and payment by Wednesday, May 16. 



What’s Coming Up – Week of May 7 – May 11, 2018





T.E.A.M. program started this week. T.E.A.M. stands for:  TEACHING, EDUCATING, AND MENTORING (T.E.A.M.)  and is a school liaison program put on by the Michigan State Police.  It features a school-based, “law related” curriculum, taught to by T.E.A.M. trained police officers.  T.E.A.M. will take place on Wednesdays and will be led by Deputy Smith from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

Important Dates:


  • May 9 – Medication Form / Camp Waiver form Due
  • May 11 – Early Release
  • May 15 – Let your child’s teacher know if you will be visiting during the day at Camp
  • May 17-18 – 5th Grade Camp



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