First Day of School!

Our first day of school is this Monday, August 26th! We can’t wait!

First, thank you so much for taking the time to come to open house and check out our classroom! I know that you were given a lot of information in your child’s blue folder and the yellow envelope that came home with you. The yellow envelope contains many school forms that need your attention. Please read through these forms, complete them, and return them with your child THIS WEEK. Thank you to those who donated extra supply items, too. ❤️ First grade is definitely a busy place, and it is amazing to have these supplies on hand to begin our year!!

Here are a few reminders for things to bring on Monday:

  • Send your child’s “ME Bag” with 2 items in it to help us get to know a little something about them. Be sure to write their name on the bag.
  • Send a note for end of the day plans IF they are different than what you stated on your parent survey or in the confirmation page you checked at open house.
  • Gym shoes and an extra set of clothes (if you haven’t brought them in yet).
  • lunch from home OR make sure your child knows what hot lunch choice they will be having. There are 2 hot lunch choices each day (blue or white). Here is the link to the August/September menu for lunch options. If needed, check out the Hudsonville Food Service website for information about payment and setting up a hot lunch account.
  • 2 healthy snacks for your first grader. We will have a morning snack time and an afternoon snack time every day.
  • Any completed paperwork that you have from the Open House packets. Please put this in your child’s blue folder. I will be sure to deliver the papers to the correct places!

Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, August 26-ME Bags, STEAM, First Day of School!
  • Tuesday, August 27-MUSIC
  • Wednesday, August 28-PE (make sure your child has gym shoes at school by this day!)
  • Thursday, August 29-ART
  • Friday, August 30-NO SCHOOL
  • Monday, September 2-NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, September 3-STEAM
  • Wednesday, September 4-MUSIC
  • Thursday, September 5-PE
  • Friday, September 6-ART

As always, be sure to email me if you have ANY questions. Thanks again for sharing your amazing child with me this year!

See you soon,

Miss Raisch

Open House!

Open House is just one week away! I cannot wait to meet you and your children on Wednesday, August 21st from 6:30-7:30pm. 

If you’ve already purchased or collected the following items, please bring them with you to Open House! This will save us lots of time on the first day of school, and will make your first grader’s backpack much lighter. 🙂

Things You Can Bring to Open House: 

  • Gym shoes
  • School Supplies (refer to this school supplies blog post)
  • Wish List Items
  • Headphones
  • Change of Clothes in a Ziplock Bag (these will stay in our lockers just in case we need them)

Additionally, please be sure to complete our parent survey at your earliest convenience. As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at

Counting down the days until I get to see your wonderful first grader!

-Miss Raisch

First Playdate

WOW! We had an AMAZING turnout for our first playground playdate this evening. It was so nice to get to meet you and your first graders, and it makes us even more excited for this upcoming school year! Here are some pictures from our playdate:


We have 2 more playdates left this summer, and we’d love to see you there! Here’s the information regarding these dates:

WHERE: Georgetown Elementary Playground (in the front of the building)

WHAT: Meet your first grade teacher & play with other first grade friends who may be in your class!

WHEN: Tuesday, August 6 @ 10-11 am

Monday, August 12th @ 2-3 pm (*new date*)

I hope to see you soon! Please email me if you have any questions at

Playground Playdates

Starting each new school year is such an exciting adventure! Sometimes it can also feel a little scary, especially with a new teacher. I would LOVE to meet you before school starts to ease any worries and start our year off on the right foot! Come meet the first grade teachers and spend time playing with friends (both old & new) before school officially begins.

WHERE: Georgetown Elementary Playground (in the front of the building)

WHAT: Meet your first grade teacher & play with other first grade friends who may be in your class!

WHEN: Monday, July 29 @ 6-7 pm

  Tuesday, August 6 @ 10-11 am

Monday, August 12th @ 2-3 pm (*new date*)

I can’t wait to meet you soon! Please email me with any questions at


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 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

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.

Keep on Learning with Reading and Mobymax!

Dear Parents,

Studies have shown that students can lose up to 50% of learning during the summer vacation. Georgetown is challenging you and your child to “KEEP ON LEARNING” this summer to prevent summer slide. There are two ways to record your learning time.

Our goals for students over the summer are below. Students who reach or exceed goals will be entered in a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card (1 per grade). This is for their grade next year.

Reading Minutes Mobymax
  • First Grade: 100 minutes
  • Second Grade: 200 minutes
  • Third Grade: 300 minutes
  • Fourth Grade: 400 minutes
  • Fifth Grade:  400 minutes
  • First Grade: 100 pts
  • Second Grade: 200 pts
  • Third Grade: 300 pts
  • Fourth Grade: 400 pts
  • Fifth Grade:  500 pts

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If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan.

Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!


I am so excited to welcome you to first grade! My name is Miss Raisch and I cannot wait to be your teacher! We are going to have an amazing year.

Please take some time to explore the blog to learn more about me and stay updated on information about first grade. By subscribing to the blog on the right-hand side of this page, you will stay in the loop about school supplies, the open house in August, and other important details. I will also regularly update the blog throughout the year with pictures, information about how parents can be involved, and overviews of what we are learning.

Also, please take a moment to subscribe to the Georgetown School Blog. Mrs. Reagan will provide school-wide information here!

I hope that you have an amazing summer and I am so excited to meet you soon!

Miss Raisch