Open House Information!

Open House Information:   Our Open House for grades 1-5 is on Thursday August 24 from 6:30 – 7:30.   If you would like to see a list of recommended school supplies please click on the tab that says “School Supplies for the 2017-18 School Year”.  Feel free to bring any of your child’s supplies to school on this day.   Looking forward to seeing you!

Summer IS OFFICIALLY here!

Break out your sunscreen and sunglasses: Summer is here!

Summer officially arrives with Wednesday’s solstice. This time also marks the beginning of astronomical summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

So what is the summer solstice, exactly?

It’s when the sun is at its highest point in the sky, directly above the Tropic of Cancer. This year, that occured at 12:24 a.m. ET Wednesday. With the sun so high, it is also the longest day of the year for every place north of the Tropic of Cancer.

The solstice also brings the year’s northernmost sunrise and sunset.

(Meteorologists consider summer to be the hottest three months of the year — June, July and August — which in terms of weather for those of us down here on Earth is more realistic than mid-June to mid-September.)

Washington, D.C., for example, will be watching the sunset at 8:37 p.m. ET after almost 15 hours of daylight and nine hours of darkness. Some areas north of the Arctic Circle will experience a natural phenomenon known as the midnight sun, where the sun remains visible for the full 24 hours.

For the next few days, the amount of daylight will stay about that length; then it will slowly start shrinking each day until the winter solstice on Dec. 21.

Also Wednesday: It’s the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, meaning it’s going to start getting colder for the folks who live there.

Many people around the world celebrate the summer solstice with music and festivities. In England, hundreds will travel at the ancient site of Stonehenge to celebrate the first day of summer.

Next year, the solstice will be on June 21.


Welcome 4th Graders!

Hey 4th graders and parents!

Welcome to our class blog for this new school year! I am really excited for the fall and have been busy moving things into the new room. I am THRILLED to have the opportunity to teach 4th grade! You can get to know me a little more by clicking “All About Mrs. Greenlund”.

Please contact me with any questions you may have! My email address is


VanAndel Institute Summer Camps Offered

Van Andel Institute Summer Classes
Explore the world of animal adaptations in this week-long day camp. Study animal behavior, observe structural traits, and discover what helps animals survive in the wild. Learn about a variety of species including invertebrates, amphibians, and reptiles through hands on investigations. Build your animal expertise as you learn to handle and interact with our resident animals and look to nature to inspire solutions to everyday problems.
Camp Details:
Age: Students entering 4th or 5th grade in the Fall of 2017
Date: June 26 – June 30, 2017
Time: 9am-12pm daily

What’s the refund policy?
Full refunds (less a $25 cancellation fee) will be given if requested at least 14 days before the start date of your camp.
Partial refunds (50% tuition) will be given if requested within 14 days of the start date of your camp.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email or call 616-234-5528.


Mon, Jun 26, 2017, 9:00 AM –
Fri, Jun 30, 2017, 12:00 PM EDT


Van Andel Education Institute
216 Division Avenue North
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Please….Collect Box Tops and Coke Caps

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

BOX TOPS: Every completed BOX TOP sheet is worth $5.00. If every child from Georgetown (approx 550) 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

COKE CAPS: Super easy. Save the caps and go online to enter collection! COKE WEBSITE ( Select Georgetown Elementary and enter the code on the cap. Now you can recycle the cap. No need to send it to school.

20 Liters Walk

The 20 Liters walk is this Saturday! So far six classes have raised, $461.24!!! We will be collecting money until Friday. If you are interested in experiencing a little bit of what life is like in Africa, come walk with us at 3:00 at 8th Street Park this Saturday, May 20.

Frederick Meijer Gardens Field Trip

On Tuesday, May 2 our class went to Frederick Meijer Gardens to learn about plants.  In spite of the weather, we had a FANTASTIC time.  Today in our reading, some of us saw pictures of plants we observed in the gardens.  We seem especially interested in the carnivorous plants (Venus Fly Trap), that can be purchased at Lowe’s or Meijers.  Thank you parents for a great trip!