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Week 25: February 20-24, 2017

It’s the 3rd week in February with weather that feels like the third week April.  Even though this is unusual, we are going to seize the moment and enjoy the sunshine and temperatures.

I would like to take a moment to give a JOYFUL APPRECIATIVE SHOUT OUT to all the parents who volunteer at our school.   Parents fill our K-3 hallways supporting students with reading, writing and math skills.   You are key in helping our students succeed as learners!  Many thanks to our team of Parent Club volunteers who show up to make copies for teacher, pop the popcorn on Friday’s, organize parties, collect & count box tops, plan Father/Daughter and Mother/Son events and MUCH MUCH MORE.

We simply could not do what we do as teachers without your support!

Enjoy the sunshine and warm weather this weekend and next weekend.  We all know winter weather will return!

Mrs.Reagan

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Blog Bits 2/17/2017

Blog Bits 2/17/2017

News from the Office…

I can’t believe that the last of the classroom parties are done already! This year is just flying by! We hit the 100th day of school and the kindergartener’s always have fun celebrating that! I can’t believe we are on the countdown for Spring Break! We only have 6 more weeks until Spring Break! CRAZY!!  We will be having Parent Teacher conferences on March 13 – 15 and book fair is also that same week. More information will be coming out soon!!

Spring Break dates – March 31 – April 9

Next Friday early release date – March 10

No More Battery Recycling…

Just FYI, We are no longer recycling batteries in the bucket by the office.

PTC News…

Saturday Feb 25 – Father /Daughter Dance…. They are still in need of many volunteers!!!!  If you would like to help out at this event, they are looking for some volunteers!! Click on this link to go to the sign up page!! If you have any questions, you can contact the chair person, Penny Johnson at Snpjohnson@comcast.net.

Saturday Mar 25 – Mother / Son Event, this will be taking place at BAM in Holland from 2:00 to 4:00. Details and sign ups will be coming out very soon!!!

March 3 – Popcorn Friday

March 7 and 8 – Jets Pizza Nights, Make it an easy supper night and order some yummy Jet’s Pizza. Jet’s will donate a portion of the proceeds back to Georgetown and the class that has the most orders will get a pizza party!!!

Don’t forget to turn in your box tops this week!! We will be sending them in at the end of the week!! If you want a paper to put them on you can print it out by clicking on the link. WinterHatsMittens BOX TOP FORM  Please be sure to label them with your child’s name and teacher!!  Also, keep sending in your family fare receipts!! We are collecting them in a box in the office! Just bring them in and put them in the box.

 

Community News…

•Sign Up for Spring Girls Lacrosse! Registration is now open for the Hudsonville Youth Lacrosse Spring Season!

Girls -Grades 5-8th will play for Hudsonville against teams from other communities in a Spring outdoor season.

-Practices begin Late-March, Games begin after Spring Break (no practices over Spring Break).
 -New players are welcome.  This is a great time to start playing the fast-growing sport of lacrosse.
Registration is open! For more team information or to contact one of our coaches, visit our team website at:www.hudsonvillegirlslax.com
•Registration for Hudsonville Youth Lacrosse opens Jan 25.  Register on Hudslax.com
Boys lacrosse 3-8 grades.
Girls lacrosse grades 5-8.   ( girls in 3-4 grade may play on the boys lacrosse team)
•Bring the world to your doorstep!  International Experience (iE-USA) is a non-profit high school student exchange organization, and we are seeking host families for the 2017-2018 school year.  Students provide their own spending money to cover personal, school, sports, and recreation expenses, their own health insurance, and a desire to become part of your family.  Host families provide a safe and caring home, three meals per day, local transportation, and a quiet place to study.  Would you consider learning about the opportunity to open your heart and home to an exchange student?  Please contact local coordinator Sarah Boucher at 507-403-3544or s.boucher@international-experience.net.  Sarah lives in Jenison and is close by to be of support throughout the entire exchange experience.  You can view available students to host at www.iE-USA.org
•Love & Logic Parenting Workshop
February 22 and the 4 following Wednesdays:  Love & Logic Parenting Workshop, 6-8pm. Tired of power struggles with your kids and exhausted with trying to keep it cool in hot situations? Let us help! Join us for the Love & Logic 5 week Parenting Workshop on Wednesday nights beginning on February 22 from 6-8pm here at Fair Haven Church (FHC).  In these five sessions, parents will learn valuable techniques that will help transform their homes and create a positive environment for everyone to live in! FHC is covering the cost of the course; the only purchase that needs to be made by parents is the $10 workbook! Don’t forget, dinner is offered on Wednesday nights and we are offering free childcare through age 11. What’s stopping you?  Click here to sign up for the class and choose your desired childcare option today!
•Holy Cross Lutheran Church Kids Spring/Summer Sale(1481 Baldwin St, Jenison)
*Clothing and shoes baby-teen, maternity, baby items, outdoor items, books/games/puzzles/movies, room decor, sports equipment, and lots of toys
*Friday March 17th 9am -3pm
*Saturday March 18th 9am-1pm (Half Off Sale)
*Free admission
*Sale proceeds help fund youth summer mission trips

•Mom 2 Mom Sale!

Presented by Hudsonville High School’s Eagle Renaissance Program

9am – 12pm on Saturday, March 11, 2017

Hudsonville Freshman Campus
3370 Allen St. Hudsonville, MI 49426

Admission: $2

Strollers Welcome All Hours

Children’s Items + Maternity Items + Big Ticket Children’s Items for sale!

Vendors too!

We appreciate your support for our Eagle Renaissance Program!

All proceeds from this fundraiser will support our Renaissance Program in its efforts to encourage improved academic performance + a stronger Hudsonville Eagle culture!

If you are interested in renting a table to sell, please send an email to: mjesky@hpseagles.net

We will email you the table rental agreement form.

•The Hudsonville Athletic Boosters are presenting the GMB/ Eagle 5k ” Brian Carlson Memorial Run” on March 25, 2017 at 9am. The event will take place at Hudsonville High School with the route running through the city of Hudsonville. Special guest speaker this year will be Rebecca Cruttenden speaking at 8:30am in the gym. Rebecca is the founder and director of the Team Orphans and the owner of Clara Cookies. She is also a mother of three adopted children and a 6 time Ironman finisher. Be sure to check her out on our website. Come and hear Rebecca’s story and see why she is so passionate about helping others.

.. Be sure to sign up on line at www.classicrace.com or visit our website www.hudsonville5k.com for more information and registration. Online registration only. Packet pickup and late registration will be at Harvest Health March 24 from 4-7pm and Race day morning from 7am to 8:50am. Be sure to check out and LIKE our Facebook page (GMB Eagle 5k race) also for all updates. All runners will receive lots of post-race refreshments.

Community Ed…

•KIDS ROCK THE GYM – Grades PK – 6

Drop your Pre-K – 6th grade child off with us and we’ll keep them busy with all kinds of fun activities while you go out for dinner, a movie, or just hang out at home.

Movie Room ~ Music & Dancing ~ Crafts & Painting ~ Activities in the Gymnasium (basketball, dodgeball, relay races, kickball) ~ Lip Sync Competition ~ Hot Shot Competition ~Obstacle Race ~ Gaga Pit ~ Volleyball

This program is sponsored and supervised by the Varsity Girls Basketball Coaches, Team, and Parents.

When:  Saturday, February 18, 2017

Time:  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where:  Hudsonville High School Gyms, 5037 – 32nd Ave.

Cost:  $20 per child, $30 for 2 kids – same family, $40 for 3 or more – same family

Register online at hudsonvillepublicschools.org and visit the Hudsonville Community Ed. page.

•National Flag Football – Kids Teams Forming Now!
In Partnership With Hudsonville Community Education

BOYS AND GIRLS – AGES 4 – 14

LEAGUE INFO

• Flag Football Is All We Do!
• Registration includes NFL Jersey, & Flag Belts For All Players To Keep
• Teams Formed By Buddy Request, School & Grade
• Practices & Games On Weekends Only
• Practices An Hour Before Games
• Coaches Screened & Trained
• Eight Week Season
*3.99% processing fee added to all transactions

IMPORTANT DATES

Registration Deadline:  Monday, February 24th
Season Begins:  April 23rd
Season Ends:  June 18th
In the event of a rain date, season may be extended up to June 25th.

Games played on Sundays at Grandville High School
Questions?  248-454-9700
Register online at www.nationalflagfootball.com

•We have many  for your kids this winter! Check out this link to see what we have to offer!

Please feel free to call if you have any questions.

Stay Connected…

Sign up to receive texts from HPS
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Week 24: February 13-17

It’s official!  We have been in school for over 100 Days.  How do i know this?  The kindergarteners count every day of school and celebrated on February 8 with a 100’s Day Party.  Check out their blogs to the right to learn about all the fun learning activities that take place in these amazing classrooms.

This past Thursday, the Board of Education accepted student art work for the district permanent collection.  Pictured above are Georgetown artists who’s works were selected: Brynn, Chelsey and Taelyn. Their pieces are now on display at the HPS Administrative Offices on VanBuren Ave.

A snapshot of our week is below.  Remember to order pizza on Thursday.  The class that has the most orders receives a class pizza party from Marcos!

Mrs. Reagan

 

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Georgetown ACT/SAT Top Scorers

High school seniors scoring in the highest percentage nationally on the ACT or SAT were recognized by the Board of Education this evening.

Georgetown is honored to have four graduates who attended our school during their elementary years.  Congratulations to Ryan Yonker,  Rachel Shereda, Kyle Grooms and Lane Essex.  We are so proud of them!

 

 

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Word of the Week: PARAPHRASE

Paraphrase, our word of the week, is also a high-level learning strategy.  Our goal is to help our students understand the text and/or content well enough to put the writer’s words into their own words — an indication that the student has a solid understanding of the text.  The skill of paraphrasing is practiced extensively — and one that helps students do well in secondary education.

The official definition: put the author’s words in your own words, make it easier to understand

Song Link: paraphrase

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Week 23: February 7-10, 2017

Last week, the top 5th Grade Pillow Polo Teams faced off against select staff members for the annual Staff VS 5th Grade Pillow Polo Game.  As I have mentioned in prior years. each year the staff are older and the 5th graders fresh and highly charged competitors.

The game lasts for 40 minutes — and every 5 minutes, the same staff members play a new group of 5th graders.  This year, the staff were as follows:  Mrs. Reagan, Mrs. P, Mrs. VanKovering, Mrs. Burdis, Mrs. Ball and Mr. Rob.    We had a BLAST playing against the 5th graders.  They provided us with the ultimate cardio work out…and we provided them with some great entertainment.  We  squeaked out another win – 2 to 1.  They were our most competitive group ever!  Enjoy the video below.  Photos taken by Avery Glass.

A snapshot of the week ahead is below the video.  Have a wonderful winter break weekend.  See you on Tuesday!

Mrs. Reagan

I hope that you are enjoying your three day weekend!

 

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Blog Bits 2/3/2017

Blog Bits 2/3/2017

News From the Office…

Not a lot to report from the office. We have been busy with our daily routines and learning. We had Kindergarten round up this week and we are starting to think of next year already. If you know of anyone that has a child starting Kindergarten next year and they didn’t make it to round up, send them to the office to pick up a registration packet.

The yearbooks came home and they are always fun to look at. We do have a couple of extras in the office if you forgot to order one and would like one yet. Call the office if you would like one and we will set it aside for you. The cost is $10.

Our next early release to put on your calendar is on March 10. Otherwise enjoy a long weekend!!

Winter Break…

Just a reminder there is no school this Monday Feb. 6 for Winter Break. We hope you enjoy your time off and we will see you back at school on Tuesday Feb. 7

PTC News…

Feb 8 – Jets Pizza Night…. Order some Jet’s Pizza and let them know your child’s teacher name when ordering. The class that has the highest amount of orders will win a pizza party for their class. Mrs. Stutz class has been on a winning streak!

Feb 10 – Popcorn Friday

Feb 16 – Marco’s Pizza Night… Order Marco’s and let them know your child’s teacher name when ordering. The class that has the highest amount of orders will win a pizza party for their class. Georgetown also gets a portion of the profit made so you are also supporting Georgetown!!

It’s that time of year again!! BOX TOPS TIME!!! If you have Box Tops at your house it is time to send them in!! We have sheets in the office or you can print one off using the link below. If you don’t have them on a paper, please make sure you count them out and send them in labeled with your child’s name and teacher. You have a couple weeks to turn them in!!  WinterHatsMittens BOX TOP FORM

Daddy Daughter Dance is Feb 25. The deadline for signing up is past. If you didn’t get your RSVP back or you have questions, please contact Penny Johnson. Her email is Snpjohnson@comcast.net. Also if you would like to help out at this event, they are looking for help!! Click on this link to go to the sign up page!!

Upcoming Survey for SOAR III…

For the past three years, we have been working on accomplishing our district’s long-range planning goals outlined in S.O.A.R. II (Strategic Objectives to Achieve Results).  Teams of teachers, administrators and support staff have been focused on specific goals in the areas of Human Services, Operations, and Teaching and Learning.  S.O.A.R. II points of pride include, but are not limited to, the development and phased implementation of an elementary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) special, saving millions of taxpayer dollars by renovating a former elementary school, renovating all buildings’ front office areas to provide an extra level of security, and expanding community education offerings.  A complete report of the many accomplishments can be found on our district’s website.

To continue our great tradition of excellence at Hudsonville Public Schools and to elevate our successes, we are asking for your help in the development of our next strategic plan: S.O.A.R. III.  We have completed the first phase of development (Focus Groups) and are very thankful for the wealth of information we received.  Our website contains a summary of findings based on this phase.

We are now entering the second phase in the research; a Randomized Needs Assessment Survey.  If you receive an invitation to participate, please consider taking part in helping us set the direction for the next three years.

Later in February, we will open the survey to parents and community members who were not part of the random selection process.  We will email the link to the survey when it becomes available.

Community News…

•Love & Logic Parenting Workshop

February 22 and the 4 following Wednesdays:  Love & Logic Parenting Workshop, 6-8pm. Tired of power struggles with your kids and exhausted with trying to keep it cool in hot situations? Let us help! Join us for the Love & Logic 5 week Parenting Workshop on Wednesday nights beginning on February 22 from 6-8pm here at Fair Haven Church (FHC).  In these five sessions, parents will learn valuable techniques that will help transform their homes and create a positive environment for everyone to live in! FHC is covering the cost of the course; the only purchase that needs to be made by parents is the $10 workbook! Don’t forget, dinner is offered on Wednesday nights and we are offering free childcare through age 11. What’s stopping you?  Click here to sign up for the class and choose your desired childcare option today!

•New to lacrosse?  
Join us to learn basic lacrosse skills from our youth coaches before the season begins.
Who:    New players 3rd – 5th grade.  NEW PLAYERS only please!
Where:  Park Elementary gym, from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
When:   Monday evenings Feb 13-March 13
cost:  Free,  you bring your own men’s or women’s lacrosse stick
•Registration for Hudsonville Youth Lacrosse opens Jan 25.  Register on Hudslax.com  
Boys lacrosse 3-8 grades.
Girls lacrosse grades 5-8.   ( girls in 3-4 grade may play on the boys lacrosse team)

•The Hudsonville Athletic Boosters are presenting the GMB/ Eagle 5k ” Brian Carlson Memorial Run” on March 25, 2017 at 9am. The event will take place at Hudsonville High School with the route running through the city of Hudsonville. Special guest speaker this year will be Rebecca Cruttenden speaking at 8:30am in the gym. Rebecca is the founder and director of the Team Orphans and the owner of Clara Cookies. She is also a mother of three adopted children and a 6 time Ironman finisher. Be sure to check her out on our website. Come and hear Rebecca’s story and see why she is so passionate about helping others.

.. Be sure to sign up on line at www.classicrace.com or visit our website www.hudsonville5k.com for more information and registration. Online registration only. Packet pickup and late registration will be at Harvest Health March 24 from 4-7pm and Race day morning from 7am to 8:50am. Be sure to check out and LIKE our Facebook page (GMB Eagle 5k race) also for all updates. All runners will receive lots of post-race refreshments.

Community Ed…

•KIDS ROCK THE GYM – Grades PK – 6

Drop your Pre-K – 6th grade child off with us and we’ll keep them busy with all kinds of fun activities while you go out for dinner, a movie, or just hang out at home .Movie Room ~ Music & Dancing ~ Crafts & Painting ~ Activities in the Gymnasium (basketball, dodgeball, relay races, kickball) ~ Lip Sync Competition ~ Hot Shot Competition ~Obstacle Race ~ Gaga Pit ~ Volleyball

This program is sponsored and supervised by the Varsity Girls Basketball Coaches, Team, and Parents.

When:  Saturday, February 18, 2017

Time:  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where:  Hudsonville High School Gyms, 5037 – 32nd Ave.

Cost:  $20 per child, $30 for 2 kids – same family, $40 for 3 or more – same family

Register online at hudsonvillepublicschools.org and visit the Hudsonville Community Ed. page.

•National Flag Football – Kids Teams Forming Now!
In Partnership With Hudsonville Community Education

BOYS AND GIRLS – AGES 4 – 14

LEAGUE INFO

• Flag Football Is All We Do!
• Registration includes NFL Jersey, & Flag Belts For All Players To Keep
• Teams Formed By Buddy Request, School & Grade
• Practices & Games On Weekends Only
• Practices An Hour Before Games
• Coaches Screened & Trained
• Eight Week Season
*3.99% processing fee added to all transactions

IMPORTANT DATES

Registration Deadline:  Monday, February 24th
Season Begins:  April 23rd
Season Ends:  June 18th
In the event of a rain date, season may be extended up to June 25th.

Games played on Sundays at Grandville High School
Questions?  248-454-9700
Register online at www.nationalflagfootball.com

•We have many  for your kids this winter! Check out this link to see what we have to offer!

Please feel free to call if you have any questions.

Register online!

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

Stay Connected…

Sign up to receive texts from HPS
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  • 2. Text “YES” to 68453 from each phone or device from which they wish to receive texts.

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