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EVERY WORD COUNTS at GEORGETOWN!

REMINDER:   KEEP TRACK OF YOUR BOOKS THIS SUMMER!  

If you are counting minutes for the summer contest,

read below for how to track total words!

If you have ever dreamed of being a millionaire, now is your chance.  All students have the opportunity to become a member of this club if they succeed in reading for 1,000,000 words (or more) this year.

Mrs. VandenBerg, our librarian, keeps the tally of your books read from year to year.  The word count keep growing as long as you keep turning in your book lists, completing book blogs and/or completing reading counts quizzes. We celebrate the millionaires at the end of each school year.  Find out about past millionaires by searching our blog with the key word ‘ millionaires ‘.

Million Words FrontAs a member of the MILLION WORDs club, each member will have their name on the MILLIONAIRE’s BOARD (display case in our rotunda) and receive a very cool, totally awesome t-shirt.  How do you log your words?  It’s as easy as this:

  1. READING COUNTS QUIZZES: Each time you complete a  Reading Counts quiz, you get credit for all those words.  Mrs. Vandenberg keeps track of the word count for you.
  2. MILLION WORD CLUB BOOK LIST:  If you don’t like READING COUNTS QUIZZES, but you LOVE to read, you can still work on becoming a MILLIONAIRE.  Keep track of ALL the books you read at home (and on vacation) print this form:  Million Word Club History – PDF.   EVEN EASIER:  Click on  this document (viewed by opening your hps email account).  Type in this form and it saves you from printing the form — share it with Mrs. VandenBerg!  (jvandenb@hpseagles.net)

Quick link for word counting here:  WORD COUNT LINK

REMINDER:   KEEP TRACK OF YOUR BOOKS THIS SUMMER!!!!! 

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It’s JULY…. COLLECT THOSE BOXTOPS and COKE CAPS!

boxTops4EducationREMEMBER….every BOXTOP and every COKE CAP collected earns money for our school!! 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 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  (https://us.coca-cola.com/give/)   Select Georgetown Elementary and enter the code on the cap.   Now you can recycle the cap.  No need to send it to school.

AND…don’t forget about your FAMILY FARE/D&W receipts.  Those add up too!  SAVE these all summer long and

Finally…AMAZON SMILE.  Order everything from AMAZON through our smile link to earn our school MONEY!

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It’s July…time to TURN YOUR BRAIN ON!

There is still time to get your learning brain turned on!  Devote just 15 minutes a day to reading and 15 to MOBYMAX so you are on top of learning at the beginning of the year.  Remember…we are using a new sign in system called clever.  Here are the steps for using it.

And…here is how to learn over the summer:

  • Reading:  Log into  this form  to record the number of minutes you read.  You can record each day or enter the total for each week. 
  • MOBYMAX Math and Reading:  We recommend that each child consistently use MobyMax each week in the core areas of reading and mathematics. If interesting, you can also choose to work on other learning modules.  Spending just a few minutes each day on Mobymax will help to reduce  “summer slide” and keep your child’s learning skills fresh over the summer.

Our goals for students over the summer are below.  Students who reach or exceed goals are entered into a drawing for an AMAZON GIFT CARD — 1 per grade.  Point goals below are for the student grade in 2017-18.

Reading Minutes Link

Mobymax Link

  • 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

It’s July…so it’s time to keep up with your learning by READING and doing some MOBYMAX!

Mrs. Reagan and the ALL the Georgetown Teachers

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New way to access MOBYMAX!

Our district has moved to simplified application for accessing the many sites that our students use for learning.  This application called clever.com (use this url https://clever.com/in/hpseagles ). All students use their district assigned username and password to get into this site.  If your child can’t remember it, check your email.  Sent individual parent emails with usernames/passwords on 6/22/17.  If your child is in kindergarten (2017-18) or new to the school, I will not have login details until mid-July.  As soon as I have this information, I will send you an email.

The visual step by step list can be found here .

The non-visual word step list can be found below:

  1. Log into https://clever.com/in/hpseagles
  2. Select log into other google account.
  3. Type in district username followed by @hpsstudents.net
  4. Type in district password.
  5. Select Elementary Apps
  6. Find MOBYMAX….get started!
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It’s Summer… BOXTOPS and COKE CAPS and MORE!

boxTops4EducationDid you know that every BOXTOP 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!

BOXTOPS:  Every completed BOXTOP 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  (https://us.coca-cola.com/give/)   Select Georgetown Elementary and enter the code on the cap.   Now you can recycle the cap.  No need to send it to school.

AND…don’t forget about your FAMILY FARE/D&W receipts.  Those add up too!  SAVE these all summer long and

Finally…AMAZON SMILE.  Order everything from AMAZON through our smile link to earn our school MONEY!

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Just another shout out…

to our most amazing parents (YOU) and how your WALK•A•THON Donations help to fund events and activities at our school.  The PTC is charged with dispersing the money you donate.  This year, Mrs. Bretz (our music teacher) asked for support with purchasing UKELES for the 5ht grade music program.   She has a special thank you on her blog post that I encourage you to read!

As we wrap out the year, check out the farewell wave that took place while the busses departed today.  All the photos are captured in the animato video below. *A shout-out to our photographer, Taelynn.

Finally, we, the staff at Georgetown (pictured above) are able to support you amazing children because of YOU!  We wish you all the best best summer.  Know that I will be in touch with reminders to read and practice math….and collect box tops, coke caps, Family Fare/D&W receipts…and quick hellos.

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Blog Bits 6/9/2017

Blog Bits 6/9/2017

News from the Office…

Thank you for the treats and gifts that were brought into the office the past couple days! We appreciate it so much!!

Thank you for sharing your children with us for another amazing year! We hope you all have a safe and very enjoyable summer!! We will see you back for the first day of school on August 29! Yes, we will be starting before Labor Day in the Fall. Have a wonderful break!!

Open House Dates…

August 23 – PK/K Open Houses

August 24 – 1st – 5th grade Open Houses

Community News…

• Family Video – For More than 30 years Family Video, has been providing entertainment to families in your community and 2017 is no exception. It is our pleasure to support you and your efforts. For each “A” earned by students in core subjects, Family Video will give them a FREE MOVIE or GAME RENTAL (limit of 5). Last year we gave away over $1 Million in free rentals to students. The program runs June 15th to July 15th and is open for students from Kindergarten through College at any Family Video location. Way to go students on another job well done!

•Attention, Bridge Card holders: Double Up Food Bucks will be back at your area’s farmers’ markets starting in June. When you use your Bridge Card at a participating farmers’ market, the Double Up Food Bucks program will match you dollar for dollar with bonus funds – up to $20 – that you can use in the market to buy more fresh, Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables. It’s that simple – spend up to $20 on your Bridge Card at the market, and you’ll get up to $20 more, free, to spend on healthy, local foods. Most farmers’ markets and some on-farm produce stands in Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon Counties are participating. Visit www.doubleupfoodbucks.org or call toll-free 1-866-586-2796 for market locations and more information, or just visit your favorite market starting in June!

•Meet Up and Eat Up
Meet Up and Eat Up is a federally funded program that provides FREE meals and activities to children of all ages. This summer’s program will take place at the Presidential Estates Club House (5075 Presidential Lane, Hudsonville), MondayFriday, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, from June 19 – August 18. The food portion of this program is provided by Jenison/Hudsonville School Food Service through the National School Lunch Program. Various activities will be provided by local volunteers. A meeting will be held on May 18 at 5:00 p.m. just before the food truck. This will be a time for parents to meet the volunteers and learn more about the program and how they can get involved. Feel free to contact Shana DeWent at shana@sunrisemin.org if you have any questions. This institution (USDA) is an equal opportunity provider.
•Saturday, June 10 – Kids Day 2017!
Kids! Moms!, Dads! – get your summer off to a great start with an affordable, family-friendly event. Come to the 8th annual Kids Day at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds between 10 am and 2 pm (note time change). Enjoy free stage shows,  $.25 games, door prizes, affordable kid-friendly food, and much more. We’ll be there come rain or shine. Kids Day is organized by Jehovah Jireh Ministries, and is supported by several local businesses, churches, and organizations.
•Summer Arts Camp at Evergreen Ministries
Theme: Under Construction
Elementary Arts Camp: July 31-August 39 am-1 pm
Middle School Arts Camp: July 30-August 26 pm – 9 pm
Registration opens on June 1 and is lottery based if the camps get full.  Registration will be at egm.org (follow the links on the home page).
Arts Camp Share night is August 3 at 6:30 pm
EverGreen Ministries
4512 – 48th Ave
Hudsonville
•Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading Registration
Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will be having their registration dates on Monday, June 19th, andTuesday, August 1st.  Both will be from 5-8pm and take place at the Hudsonville High School cafeteria.  The registration deadline is Tuesday, August 1st (no late registrations will be accepted).  The cost of registration is $75 and includes an end of year banquet and trophy.  1st – 6th-grade girls are required to purchase a shell ($25 new and $15 used) and skirt ($25 new and $15 used).  **See website for info about used uniforms.**  7th and 8th-grade girls are required to pay a $10 uniform rental fee.  The 1st-6th-grade girls will be cheering at the Hudsonville Youth Football games and the 7th & 8th-grade girls will be cheering at the Hudsonville Club Football games. Check out the Hudsonville Rocket Cheer Website for more info (www.hudsonvillerocketcheer.com).  If you have questions about the program, please contact Coach Britni via e-mail at hudsonvillerocketcheer@gmail.com.  We look forward to seeing you at registration!
•DRIVE ACADEMY 2017
July 24th-27th 
Courthouse Athletic Center- $90
8 a.m. – Noon
Monday – Thursday
Boys and Girls Ages 8 – 14
Basic Skill Development & Fundamentals Learn From Detroit Pistons D-League Staff
Camp includes:  Drive Academy T-Shirt, Snacks, Sports Drinks., and 4 Drive Tickets for 2017-18 Season
Register at NBAGRANDRAPIDS.COM
For more info:  844-GR-DRIVE | INFO@NBAGRANDRAPIDS.COM

•The Michigan Fire Juniors, the state’s Juniors Program of the MLS Professional Club the Chicago Fire, are a professional youth soccer club offering organized play to 4-19-year-old players. We are based in the Hudsonville/Jenison area, offer many levels of competitive play, and many training programs designed to offer players of all levels exceptional opportunities. Our T.O.T.A.L. Technical Hour has been Nationally recognized as a “Top Ten Best Practice” by the NSCAA two years and is just one example of our deep commitment to Player Development.

We hold tryouts each June to form teams and invite any soccer players interested in trying out. For more information about our tryouts, please visit our website atwww.michiganfirejuniors.com for details or to register for tryouts.

•AYSO Soccer Registration for Fall Season

We’re happy to announce that registration is now open for this fall. Please visit www.ayso676.org to begin the registration and volunteer process.  The early-bird discount is available until Memorial Day so act fast!

If you have questions about the new website, hit the “support” button in the bottom-left corner of the web page for immediate assistance.  They have videos and instructions that are very helpful.

Every year, we keep building on the success of the last.  Over 1,600 children enjoy this program because our entire community recognizes that this is a labor of love.  I encourage all of you to consider joining this winning team in some capacity.

If you have registration questions, email: registrar@ayso676.com

Arenda Van Klompenberg 

AYSO 676 Registrar

AYSO – The World’s Biggest Soccer Club

•AYSO United West Michigan Tryouts for Boys/Girls Ages 9-18
 
AYSO United is AYSO’s new competitive travel club formed here in West Michigan for all players seeking a unique club soccer experience focused on player development. Tryouts will be held in Caledonia, Cedar Springs and, Georgetown (including their surrounding areas). Please visit our website to get all the latest information (including times) you will need to pre-register and come join us!
 
Georgetown: Port Sheldon Sports Complex
Monday, June 19th: Boys Select Birth Years 2008-2003
Tuesday, June 20th: Girls Select Birth Years 2008-1999
 
Cedar Springs: Boomer Park
Monday, June 19th: Boys Select Birth Years 2008-2003
Tuesday, June 20th: Girls Select Birth Years 2008-1999
 
Caledonia: Caledonia High School
Wednesday, June 21st: Boys Select Birth Years 2008-2003
Thursday, June 22nd: Girls Select Birth Years 2008-1999
 
All AYSO United players will play at least half of every game, have certified coaches that follow AYSO’s coaching philosophies, will practice exemplary good sportsmanship and will have advanced player development opportunities to grow in a challenging environment.
 
REGISTER NOW! at www.aysounitedmi.org
 
•Saturday Slip N Slide – June 17, 2017, Noon-5pm
Enjoy a Slip N Slide down the hill of the Soccer Bowl after school gets out for the summer.  Bring your family and friends to this community sponsored event and enjoy a kick-off to summer fun!  Activities include: 5K/run/walk, raffle, children’s activities, bounce houses, foam pit, clowns, balloons, and treats for children of all ages.  All proceeds generated from the raffle and the 5K will go directly back into our own community to support KIDS HOPE USA.  More information at www.saturdayslipnslide.com
Community Ed…

The summer brochure is full of fun! There are many activities for your kids to get involved in over the summer!! Click here to view the brochure.

You can also register online!!

Please feel free to call if you have any questions.

Rebecca Fabiano
Hudsonville Community Education 669-1740, ext #3
hudsonvillepublicschools.org

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HAPPY SUMMER!

The final day has arrived and we are filling the morning with emptying lockers, desks, book bins and every nook and cranny of the building with kids precious belongings.  We are also saying farewell to 5th graders and ‘See You Next Year’ to our kids in grades K-4.

Every last day of school, Mr. Rob creates a crazy, fun collection of goodies to put on the display in the rotunda. This year, he chose a campfire theme.  The office team is posed above to say, “PEACE OUT and HAVE AN AWESOME SUMMER EVERYONE!

Mrs. Reagan

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Congratulations MILLIONAIRE WINNERS!

This year we accepted 20 new members into the MILLIONAIRE CLUB.   We achieved a new record, our first ever student to read 9,000,000 words this year:  JULIA OCCHIPINTI.  The students in the photo above read a combined total of ….. words.  AN AMAZING ACCOMPLISHMENT!

They received a certificate, Barnes&Noble Gift Card and Millionaire Club T-Shirt.

Total words read for each millionaire listed below:

     1,000,000 WORDS 

  • Tyler Floriana
  • Kaeda Roberts
  • Colton VanderPloeg
  • Zach VanderPloeg
  • Ethan DeHaan
  • Jackson Hammersmith                               
  • Brayden Hilaski
  • Ellie Matzen
  • Jessica Mead
  • Caden Moore
  • Nathan Redder
  • Jacob Voss
  • Ellie Ferreira
  • Anna Yates

2,000,000 WORDS

  • Solomon DeYoung
  • Jack Steele

3,000,000 WORDS

  • Milena Sremba
  • Ryder Roberts

4,000,000 WORDS

  • Nathan Zwier

5,000,000 WORDS

  • Aaron Hunt

9,000,000 WORDS — A NEW SCHOOL RECORD!

  • Julia Occhipinti
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READING COUNTS WINNERS

At the end of each school year, Mrs. VandenBerg (our amazing librarian) pours over the student data to look for those who made their reading goal.  These students are entered into a drawing for a  $25 Target gift card with one winner per class selected.  The Grand Prize this year was a Samsung Galaxy Tablet and Case. The GRAND PRIZE WINNER this year:  Milena Sremba from Mr. Gort’s class.

The list of winners is below…and a photo of the winners posted above.  

CONGRATULATIONS READERS!

  • 2nd Greenland – Kacey Schaller
  • 2nd Kuieck – Kendall Peters
  • 2nd Ray – Naomi Malinowski
  • 2nd VanKoevering – Caleb DeHaan
  • 3rd Flory – Isaiah Daniel
  • 3rd McDonald – Kieran Rookus
  • 3rd VanArkel – Mikaela Meyers
  • 3rd VanderStel – Maria Hindeleh
  • 4th Bowen – Dylan Pfeffer
  • 4th Huizenga – Cole Molloseau
  • 4th Kooiker – Finley Jeltema
  • 4th Quigley – Jeyda Bohannon
  • 5th Ball – Gavin Weitzmann
  • 5th Burdis – Nora Klein
  • 5th Gort – Taylor Parkins

Finally, thank you to our PARENT CLUB for sponsoring this event by purchasing the prizes.  Remember, every single parent makes these prizes possible by donating to our annual WALK•A•THON.  These donations fund all the events we hold throughout the school year.

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