Sandyview News for Friday, June 2, 2017

Calendar of Events

Thurs 6/8: Year End Carnival in PM

Fri 6/9: Last Day of School 1/2 Day (AM Only)

Hello friends! The Sandyview staff was kind enough to give us a portion of this newsletter to express to you all our thanks and gratitude. All of your kindness, prayers, meals, and friendship have helped us immensely through all of our trials with Lynn's cancer. The fourth grade class choosing pink for their color at field day honoring those affected by cancer especially touched our hearts. Things are looking up now, with treatment over and healing beginning,  but we couldn't have gotten to this point without our Sandyview family!

All our love and thanks,

The Kensingers - Lynn, JD, Grayson, and Mikaela

Summer Learning Packets:

In the past, students were given the opportunity to participate in The Sandyview Summer Challenge.  This summer, Hamilton has decided to have a friendly competition across the elementary schools.  Your student should have brought home a packet yesterday which was created to help your child practice skills that are

important for next year. Please encourage your student to take time each day over the summer to complete a page in the packet.  At the end of the summer, please have your child return the completed packet and the elementary school with the highest participation will get to have an all-school BBQ!!  Celebrating with a picnic is a GREAT way to kick-off the school year!  If your student did not receive the packet, please contact your student’s teacher.

PTO News:

Thank you to everyone that contributed this year to make the year a success. If you have ideas for next year we would love to hear them!

Look for an opportunity on WISH to help with next year’s HawkWalk!

Report Cards:

The final year-end report card will be mailed home on Friday, June 16.  Do we have your current address>  If not, please call the office at 269-751-5372 or email Mrs. Robbins at

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donation:

Thank you to everyone that brought in money for Hat Day on Wednesday.  We collected $164.00 which will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of the Schreur family and everyone impacted by cancer.  Mrs. Schreur appreciates all the support and prayers that has been given to her and her family these past couple of years.

PTO Fun Week:

To celebrate the last week of school, the PTO has planned a Fun Week!

Monday: Stuffed Animal Day - bring in ONE stuffed animal (must fit in your backpack)

Tuesday: Beach Day - NO swim suits

Wednesday: Mismatch & Wacky Hair Day - how crazy can you get?

Thursday: Sandyview T-Shirt Day

Friday: Wear Blue Day - to honor Mrs. Geukes’ last day, please wear her favorite color to school!

Traditional 4th Grade Tunnel:

4th Grade Parents are welcome to join the Sandyview Students and Staff in saying “Good Luck” to our 4th grade students on Friday, June 9th at 11:40AM for the traditional 4th grade tunnel.

Summer Hours:

Office: during the week of June 12th, office hours will be from 8:30am - 3:30pm with a lunch break.  If you plan on stopping by the office during this time, please call (269.751.5372) ahead of time to ensure it will be open.  The office will be closed as of June 19th and will re-open the middle of August.  


Wednesdays from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

June 21

July 5, 12, 19, 26

Aug 2

Good luck to Carmen Elzinga, Olivia Hambley, Ally Kragt, Ceana Copenhaver, Elise VanDerMeulen as they participate in tomorrow’s Girls on the Run 5k!

Box Tops Contest:

Congratulations to the following students!  They handed in the most Box Tops in their class and get to enjoy a milkshake with Mrs. Geukes!

Kindergarten: Mikaela Kensinger & Lola Klingenberg

1st Grade: Ethan Harmsen & Micah Zoet

2nd Grade: Jamie Betten & Brett Schrotenboer

3rd Grade: Ceana Copenhaver & Colton Stille

4th Grade: Zachary Lubbers & Parker Schut

Thank you to everyone who supported Sandyview by cutting Box Tops!

We try to come up with new and creative contests to encourage families to keep submitting Box Tops.  Details for the next contest will come out when school starts back up in September but please keep clipping over the summer!

Sandyview Marathon Fun Facts & Finishers:

Here are some fun facts about this year’s marathon:

72 Kiddos completed at least 5 miles

14 kiddos completed the whole Marathon!

825.8 miles were completed!

Kindergarten ran a total of 146.4 miles

1st grade ran a total of 157.4 miles

2nd grade ran a total of 179.8 miles (Most kiddos participated!)

3rd grade ran a total of 189.8 miles (Most miles!)

4th grade ran a total of 152.4 miles

And here is a list of the students that completed all 26.2 miles of the marathon!! 

Kindergarten: Dylan Cadman & Isabella Miller

1st Grade: Aidan Copenhaver & Evelyn Miller

2nd Grade: Weston Meiste, Brett Schrotenboer, Owen VerBeek & Elijah Young

3rd Grade: Kade Rabbers, Luke Rabbers, Tanner Schipper & Colton Stille

4th Grade: Matthew Fales & Grant Petroelje

Help Grant Wishes for Make-A-Wish Michigan!

This family event is on August 9th, 2017 at 6:00pm and will take place at Hamilton High School. All proceeds from this event gets donated to Make-a-Wish Michigan. Last year we raised enough to send a local Hamilton girl to Disney World! [Image result for make a wish logo]

This event is a 5k/1 mile fun run but also consists of other activities for all ages.

Mini car show, Dunk Allegan County Sheriff captains (3 balls for $1.00), Jump in the bounce houses, Face painting, Auction/Raffle

PLUS meet some amazing wish kids

Some of the raffle items are: Griffins Game Suite, Hot air balloon ride for 2, Bam! Laser tag for 30 people, Make-A-Wish/Magical Wishes fire ring and more!!

Visit for more information and registration.

Do you know a wish kid? Have them fill out the form on the website.

Preschool Registration:

Hawkeye Preschool has openings in our 4 year old AM class - class meets from 9-11:30am on Monday, Wednesday, Friday.  To enroll please stop in Sandyview’s office or contact Mrs. Robbins at 269.751.5372 or