Parents have the option of providing input on placement needs for your child’s 2014-15 school experience, please read this post. The survey (optional) closes on April 25, 2014.
The 14th Annual HPS Student Art Show is up and ready for viewing! The show runs Monday, April 21 through Tuesday, April 29 with Artist Receptions from 5:30-7:30 each evening at the Hudsonville City Hall. Find more information about the art show on our district web site: HPS Art Program
The Georgetown Artist Reception is Monday, April 28th from 5:30-7:30 PM – Mrs. Brouwer and Mrs. Persch hope to see you there!
Here’s a sneak peek at the show going up! @georgetownelem
We have some exciting news to share about one of our teachers, Mrs. Woodring
(grade one). She gave birth to a baby boy this morning at 5:35. His name is Castiel Silas
Woodring ( 8 lbs. 9 oz., 21 inches). This is their third child…and third son.
CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. and Mrs. Woodring, Hatter and Oliver on your new baby boy!
The butterfly on the left was created by Emma Czarnowski, a kindergartener in Ms. Yankee’s class. Emma’s butterfly is brightening the Early Childhood hallway along with 89 other kindergarten butterflies. Many thanks to the artists and their art teacher, Mrs. Persch, for reminding us what we have to look forward too as the days get warmer.
Behind the scenes preparations are going on for our ALL SCHOOL JUST WRITE CELEBRATION (May 12-16). Just Write is a celebration of all the writing our students have done this school year. It will be a time that parents, friends, grandparents and other special people in your lives can tour the building to read pieces of writing on display by every single writer in the building. More will be coming about this event…but if you have not gotten the tour date down for your child’s grade, check out the dates below.
NEWS FROM THE OFFICE………. What a flurry this week has been! It just flew by and now it is over. I sure hope everyone had a fantastic spring break! I know I sure did. Now let Spring begin!!! Remember this time of year is EXTREMELY busy for everyone with school functions and just life in general. We will do our very best to keep the “Upcoming Events” at the end of the “Blog Bits” current so make sure to keep watching these dates. : ) Please make sure to follow your student’s teacher’s blog as well, it will have a lot of upcoming information on it. Especially if there are field trips, etc.
NOW…….. whether you are okay with this or not…… I am starting the countdown to Summer Vacation!! lol Believe it or not we only have 34 school days left!! Yikes!! : )
5TH GRADE PARENTS…….. Please be AWARE there has been a date change for the 6th Grade Orientation at Baldwin Middle School. As you may have seen in other information that has come home, the date I had published has changed. 6th Grade Orientation will be on MONDAY, APRIL 28 at 7:00pm.
YEARBOOKS…….. If your student ordered a yearbook with their photo package their yearbook should have come home with them either yesterday or today. We did order a few extras so if your child did not get a yearbook and would like one we have some in the office for sale. They will be $10. Please make checks payable to “Georgetown Elementary”. Thank you : )
5TH GRADE NEWS………. Well if you have a current fifth grader hold on tight because your spring time is going to fly by. It is a very fun and exciting time for these kids!! Please get your calendars out and keep track of the upcoming events! There are a LOT of dates!! Please enjoy this time with your 5th grader because before you know it they will be graduating!! Have Fun!!
APRIL 23/24 ~ Band and Orchestra Parent Information Mtg at 7pm. April 23 is at Baldwin Middle. April 24 is at Riley Middle. You may attend either : )
APRIL 28 ~ Sixth Grade Orientation at Baldwin Middle for Parents AND Students @ 7pm
MAY 8 ~ 5th Grade Camp Meeting for Parents from 6:00p to 7:00p in Georgetown’s Multi-Purpose Room
MAY 20 ~ Whitecaps Baseball game for Safeties
MAY 21-23 ~ 5th Grade Camp : )
MAY 30 ~ 5th Grade Celebration – Information Coming Soon!
JUNE 3 ~ 4th/5th Grade Field Day @ Baldwin Middle School with all other elementaries.
JUNE 4 ~ Rain Date for 4th/5th Field Day
PTC NEWS…….. STAFF APPRECIATION HELP NEEDED……… The PTC is looking for Parent Volunteers to help out with our Staff Appreciation Week here at Georgetown. It will be held the week of May 5-9. This takes many “helping hands” to pull off. We would really appreciate it if you would take the time to visit the website and help us out with donations and/or your time to help out. Hers is the link for Volunteer Spot where you can sign up to help out………. http://vols.pt/tbefyh Thank you so much for your consideration in this endeavor!! We really appreciate our Georgetown Parents!!
ART NEWS…….. STUDENT ART SHOW……. will be held the week of April 21-29. Please read the attached flyer for all of the details……. ART SHOW:2014 For more information visit: HPS Art Program website: http://hudsonvilleartprogram.
P.E. NEWS…….. CLEAN TENNIS SHOES…….. The weather is turning and kids are wearing shoes outside and if they wear those shoes to gym, we get lots of dirt in the gym which makes our floor very slippery. I know parents do not want to buy new shoes at this point, so they do not need to be new shoes, just a clean pair in their lockers. Thanks so much for helping again!!
COMMUNITY NEWS……… FEEDING AMERICA, FREE FOOD………. Free Food, Thursday, April 24, 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Feeding America West Michigan Mobile Food Pantry will be at Hudsonville Congregational United Church of Christ, 4950 – 32nd Ave. The food is free to those in our community who are struggling in these tough economic times. There will be an assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items. If you have questions or need more information please call 616-669-1295.
PARENT SUMMIT………. We all know that parenting is not easy, but it is easier with the right tools, resources, and people around to help. Join us for all of these things at the “Parent Summit” held at EverGreen Ministries. There are breakout sessions for parenting birth through adult. Topics will include Bullying, “Net-iquette”, Faith Talks, Purity, Adolescence, Passage to Independence and more. April 26th – 8:00 – 12:15. Cost is $10 – Keynote speaker, two breakout sessions, and snacks are included. There will also be a resource table with materials available to purchase. Go to egm.org to find more details, to create an account, and register for the Parent Summit.
CAMP INVENTION……… Sign up for Camp Invention and save! Sign up now for an early registration or sign up multiple children and save even more. Get all the details on the link below. Camp Invention inspires creativity and inventive thinking during its weeklong summer program! Throughout the week, children work together to solve real- world challenges that prepare them for the 21st century. Whether they are creating an epic, insect-themed pinball machine or dismantling broken devices, participants learn new approaches to everyday problems! Camp Invention will be at Hudsonville Christian School from June 16 – 20. Sign up today and save! Questions? 800.968.4332 or campinvention.org
COMMUNITY ED NEWS………. Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids. For more information or to register, please visit www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3. Listed below are some of the activities that are available currently.
Upcoming Activities to be on the lookout for……….. Baseball Clinics…… Kitchen Creations……. Guitar Clinic…….. Middle School Waterpolo……… Young Rembrandts Drawing.
4/19 ~ Mother/Daughter Skate-O-Rama
4/28 ~ Hudsonville Art Show – Georgetown’s Open House Night
5/2 ~ Popcorn Friday : )
5/6 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
5/8 ~ ECSE Field Trip to John Ball Zoo/Parent Involvement
5/8 ~ Georgetown PTC Meeting @ 6:30pm
5/12 ~ 5th Grade “Just Write” Celebration @ 2:30pm
5/13 ~ 3rd Grade “Just Write” Celebration @ 2:30pm
5/14 ~ 4th Grade “Just Write” Celebration @ 2:30pm
5/15 ~ 2nd Grade “Just Write” Celebration @ 10:30am
5/15 ~ 1st Grade “Just Write” Celebration @ 2:45pm
5/20 ~ Safeties Whitecaps Trip
5/21-5/23 ~ 5th Grade Camp : )
5/23 ~ ECSE Picnic at Hager Park/Parent Involvement
5/26 ~ NO SCHOOL/Memorial Day
5/29 ~ 3rd Grade Field Trip to Tunnel Park
5/29 ~ ECSE End of Year Celebration (Last Day of School for ECSE)
5/30 ~ 5th Grade Celebration
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
MRS. NURENBERG : )
I hope your spring break was just RIGHT for you and your family. I am excited to get back to school and hear about everyone’s time away — and get back into the routine of school.
As we look ahead to the week, notice that our 5th graders continue to prepare for their transition to Baldwin Middle School. On Tuesday, they meet with music staff to try “on” musical instruments — a time that allows each student to get a feel for different instruments and express their interest in learning to play an instrument next year.
PTC is sponsoring a Marco’s Pizza Night mid-week and sponsoring a MOTHER/DAUGHTER Rollerskating Party this coming Saturday at Tarry Hall.
In addition to these events, be sure to check your child’s class blog for details about homework, quizzes and other events!
Our GOT TALENT show was a great success….and featured many talented students: singers, drummers, pianists, comedians, magicians and more. If you would like to view each performance, visit this link.
This year, our talented students created parodies for and of the staff. I must tell you that these students have both our talents and our personalities SPOT ON. You can enjoy these videos below.
Thank you to all of the parents who patiently watched endless rehearsals and calmed the performers nerves before the show!
Mrs. Reagan Interview
Staff Bobble Head Dance
Georgetown Dancers 2014
Our 2014 TALENT SHOW videos are ready for your viewing pleasure! Enjoy the videos of amazing and talented students (and staff)!
Happy Spring Break!
The Georgetown teachers have already begun the important work of creating class lists for the next school year. We thoughtfully and carefully place students according to:
- Learning style of student compared to teaching style of teachers.
- Academic achievement: We strive to balance classrooms with a range of learning levels.
- Relationships with other students: If there are students who do not work well together due to personality conflicts and/or behavioral issues we will look at the benefit of separating these students.
- Special needs: Speech, reading, resource support, health related issues.
- Behavioral/emotional characteristics and management style of each classroom teacher.
- The personality characteristics of the student compared to that of the teacher.
- Boy/girl ratio.
We would like to have your input regarding your child’s needs. Complete this confidential Parent Survey: Class Profile for 2014-15. If you have more than one child, you will need to complete this for EACH CHILD.
The survey ends on April 25.
We have had a great four-day week — two of the days with sunshine and 50˚ temperatures! Milo visited on Wednesday (treating the second graders to popsicles for their great effort with the online testing pilot) and third graders showcased their biography projects.
Throughout the week, their were talent show practices and preparations…and it paid off because the two shows were FANTASTIC! Videos of the shows will be featured on our blog as I finish all the necessary downloading, editing and uploading.
I wish everyone safe and happy times during your spring vacation (April 4-13). Here’s to warmer temperatures when we return to school!