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Thank You Veterans

Today and tomorrow are special days to honor everyone who has served to keep our country free and safe.  This holiday is an important time to remember their service — as well as a time offer gratitude to those who are serving today throughout the world.

An interesting fact for all of us to keep in mind:  There are over 23.2 million veterans in the United States.  Most of us know a veteran or family member of a veteran.

Some important veteran facts from the HISTORY CHANNEL:

  • 9.2 million veterans are over the age of 65.
  • 1.9 million veterans are under the age of 35.
  • 1.8 million veterans are women.
  • 7.8 million veterans served during the Vietnam War era (1964-1975), which represents 33% of all living veterans.
  • 5.2 million veterans served during the Gulf War (representing service from Aug. 2, 1990, to present).
  • 2.6 million veterans served during World War II (1941-1945).
  • 2.8 million veterans served during the Korean War (1950-1953).
  • 6 million veterans served in peacetime.
  • As of 2008, 2.9 million veterans received compensation for service-connected disabilities.
  • 5 states have more than 1 million veterans in among their population: California (2.1 million), Florida (1.7 million), Texas (1.7 million), New York (1 million) and Pennsylvania (1 million).
  • The VA health care system had 54 hospitals in 1930, since then it has expanded to include 171 medical centers; more than 350 outpatient, community, and outreach clinics; 126 nursing home care units; and 35 live-in care facilities for injured or disabled vets.

Mrs. Reagan and the Georgetown Staff

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Week 12: November 12-16, 2018

Thank you for participating in Parent Teacher Conferences this past week.  We had 98% attendance — and the very few parents that could not attend have agreed to meet with us in the next few weeks.  This will put our attendance at 100% by the end of the month.  Your full participation in your child’s education makes a tremendous difference in how we can support your child in school for social/emotional and academic growth.

The week ahead is back to a more steady pace of activities with the only school event being Parent Club meeting at 6:30 pm in the Georgetown School Library.   Our kindergarten teachers will talk about some special activities they have in place to help their students adjust to a full day of school.

We have had many questions about the HOLIDAY MUSIC PROGRAM.  This will be held on December 13 at Fair Haven (2900 Baldwin St).   There will be two programs  6:30 Gr K-2 Perform and  7:45 Gr 3-5 Perform.  More details will be coming home in a few weeks.  If you want to get a jump start on ordering a DVD of the program, here is the form:  Holiday DVD Form

Enjoy your weekend!

Mrs. Reagan

 

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Blog Bits 11/9/2018

Blog Bits 11/9/2018

News From the Office…

It has been busy at school and we are already looking at Thanksgiving coming up! Thank you to all the parents that came to parent teacher conferences! It is great to see the parent support for the kids here! We want to give a huge shout out to Mrs. Schollaart for organizing the teacher dinner for conferences and to all who donated food for this! It is greatly appreciated and was delicious!

We also had book fair this week so the library was busy as well! Thank you to Audrey Straub for organizing this big event and to all who volunteered their time to help with this! It is a big event that the kids love and would not be possible without all of your help!!

Looking ahead, we wanted to give you the dates for Thanksgiving Break. We will be off Wednesday, Nov. 21 through Friday, Nov. 23. We will be back to school on Monday, Nov. 26.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Next Early Release…

Our next early release is on Dec. 14. We will be dismissing at 12:15 on Dec. 14. If your child is a car rider, please be at school between 12:10 and 12:15 for pick up.  Food Service will be offering a sack lunch on early release days. Children can order a lunch with their teacher in the morning and will have them to take to their destination.  The cost will be $2.25.  Free and reduced benefits will also apply.

PTC News…

Nov 15 – PTC Meeting at 6:30 in the library

Nov 19 – Culver’s Night- 5:00-8:00PM, Culver’s will donate a portion of their sales to Georgetown PTC in both the restaurant and the drive-thru. Teachers and staff act as servers and car hops. Come out and see them and support our school!!

Nov 30 – Popcorn Friday

PE News…

It’s PE CARES food drive time! They are taking donations until Nov. 16 at noon. Donations will be picked up that afternoon.

Suggested items to donate:

Mac n cheese, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Canned Fruits and Vegetables, Fruit Cups, Applesauce, Canned Chicken, Instant Potatoes, Pancake Mix, Syrup, Oatmeal, Cereal, Fruit Snacks, Crackers, Granola Bars, Canned Pasta, Boxes of Spaghetti or Sauce, Boxed Meals.

Please note we are asking that ramen noodles are not taken in or if they are, the case will be counted as 1 item.

The class that brings in the highest number of items will win PE CARES t-shirts and a bowling field trip to Hudsonville Lanes! Thank you for your support in this community service project, and for taking the opportunity to teach our kids about compassion for others and being part of a community!!

Music News…

SAVE THE DATE!! Mark it on your calendar that the Holiday Program is on Dec. 13 at Fair Haven Church. More details will come out later.

Community News…

•Could you or someone you know use some support this Christmas? 
Call us at Love In the Name of Christ 616.662.3300 and ask for the Call Center.
We would love to hear from you!
•Hudsonville Ski and Board Club
We are pleased to offer this online registration process. Click the link below to view the flyer.

https://2018skiboardclub.itemorder.com

Here’s how to sign up:

Step 1:  Fill out the required online information on this website

Step 2:  Make checks payable to Hudsonville Public Schools and deliver payment to the Elementary, Middle School, or High School office of your choice.  Please label envelope Hudsonville Ski and Board Club.

Ski and Board Club merchandise is also available online. Check out some of the great gift ideas for the upcoming Holidays!

3 Signup Deadlines:

1) Sunday Nov. 18 with Cards delivered before Thanksgiving Break

2) Friday, December 14 – Cards delivered before Christmas Vacation

3) Thursday, January 3 – Cards delivered Monday, January 7

Community Ed…

 You can click here to go to the community education page on the Hudsonville Public School website. There are many activities for your kids to look into!

 

Sign up to receive texts from HPS
  • 1. Confirm that your cell phone  is on file at your school
  • 2. Text “YES” to 68453 from each phone or device from which they wish to receive texts.

Upcoming Events

 

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READY SET….FIND THAT WINTER CLOTHING!

Tomorrow is Friday and looks like it will be our first day of snow!   I can already feel the excitement coming off the busses, onto the playgrounds and through the doors.

Just a few reminders:

  1.  The kids go outside at every recess.   We only keep them inside if the wind chill is below zero.
  2. WINTER CLOTHING is a must.  Boots, hats, mittens/gloves, snow pants. Write your last name on the snow pants’ tag — or get a white permanent marker and write it on the inside lining.  Use that same marker on the boots and jacket linings.
  3. Be prepared to hang up the winter clothing to air out and dry each night.

And, finally…get ready to hear about the new recess celebrations and concerns.  The SNOW is so much fun on the playground.  And, like most schools we have rules (I know… way to ruin the fun, right?!)  The rules are basic:

  1.  NO SNOW BALLS.  WHY?  Because we have had our fair share of eye injuries, head injuries, bruising etc. when these snow balls hit people in the face.  I always tell kids that if their parents let them have snow ball fights at home, do it at home.  But we can’t do it at school.
  2. NO ICE SLIDING.  WHY?  We have kids break their wrist or arm sliding on ice.  We have also had kids fall and get a concussions.
  3. FORTS…build at your own risk.  Our playgrounds are shared by nearly 600 kids. If you build a fort during one recess, another group might come out the next recess and change your fort — put on an addition or take off the front porch or destroy it for a new subdivision. So…build away…but know it might be changed.

I am sure you’ll hear about these celebrations and concerns. Our priority will be to have the kids dress appropriately for the snow,  have fun in the snow and be safe in the snow.

So….on that note, I am going to go hunt for my own winter clothing!

Mrs. Reagan

 

 

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CULVER’s NIGHT • MONDAY NOVEMBER 19 5-8 pm

GEORGETOWN Culver’s Night  Monday, November 19 from 5:00 – 8:00

7393 Cottonwood Dr, Jenison, MI 49428

 

You can either come in and eat or go through the drive thru.

Culver’s is donating a portion of the profits from every customer.

Parents and staff get to help deliver food.

Bring your family by for dinner or get a concrete mixer and support your school!

Hope to see you there!

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Week 11: November 5-9, 2018

I hope your post- Halloween weekend was great!  If you need an extra hour of sleep to recover, this arrives on Sunday thanks to the end of Daylight Savings Time!

As we look to next week, there are many items on our school calendar.  One of the most important events is Parent Teacher Conferences.  Our teachers have spent hours during the week, after hours and this weekend to prepare 15 minute meetings for each family.  The purpose of the meeting is to provide you with information on how your child is doing socially and academically in the school setting.  This is also a time for you to ask questions, see your child’s work samples and find out more about the grade level expectations for your child.  I will serve as the HUMAN ALARM CLOCK and call time every 15 minutes.

In addition to conferences, we have the school SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR — held in the library.  You will be able to shop during evening conferences, if you choose to do so.

Finally, JET’s PIZZA NIGHT is well timed for Thursday…the end of a very busy and full week.  Again, many thanks to Brett @ JET’s for donating lunch for our WALKATHON pizza lunch winners this past Tuesday.

Thank you for your support for our school through the  WALKATHON!  

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Reagan

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Early Release Friday 11/2/2018

Tomorrow is early release Friday, Nov 2. We will be dismissing at 12:15 on Nov. 2. If your child is a car rider, please be at school between 12:10 and 12:15 for pick up.  Food Service will be offering a sack lunch on early release days. Children can order a lunch with their teacher in the morning and will have them to take to their destination.  The cost will be $2.25.  Free and reduced benefits will also apply.

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Walkathon Pizza Lunch Winners

I had the most excellent honor of eating JET’s PIZZA with seven top earners for this year’s Walkathon.

We gathered together in the office conference room at noon for endless amounts of orange pop, pizza and cinnamon bread sticks.  We talked birthdays, Halloween costumes, after school activities, sports, family birthdays and much much more!

The best part for me…getting to know the kids better.  It was nearly an hour of eating and socializing together.

Best part for the kids:

  • The cool spinning chairs
  • Pizza
  • Pop at school
  • Cinnamon bread sticks
  • Missing school work

Many thanks to JET’s Pizza for donating the lunch to our school!

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