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Week 35: May 23-27, 2016

 

flagThis week brings the final week of May.  Our 5th graders have been waiting all year for this week because it means they can finally go to CAMP HENRY for their 5th grade camp experience.  They will spend two full days participating in outdoor activities that promote team building, problem solving and FUN!

Another big event this week:  1st Grade ZOO TRIP.  This was originally scheduled for May 12 (postponed due to the forecast for thunderstorms).  The rescheduled field trip is on Monday and the forecast is sunshine and 80º… a beautiful day for a trip to  John Ball Zoo!

On the school learning end, we are officially done with ALL our M-STEP testing.  Our students in grades 3-5 devoted focused, intense energy on these tests from mid-April until this past week.  We are very proud of them and very happy to have this behind us!

Teachers are busy completing final assessments for math, reading, writing, science and social studies for June report cards.  Report cards mailed to your home on June 17.   These (gr PK-4) will include the teacher’s name for the upcoming grade listed in the comment section.

We end the week with the Memorial Weekend Holiday — a time to remember our veterans who died fighting for our freedom.  This holiday is also the “unofficial” kick off to summer — a time to attend parades, picnics and outdoor celebrations with family and friends.     In honor of our veterans, those who have died for us and those that are still with us, wear RED WHITE and BLUE on Friday, May 27.

I wish all of you a wonderful week and a fantastic Memorial Weekend.

Mrs. Reagan

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OPEN LIBRARY this SUMMER!

Yes…we are talking about summer already!  Mark your calendars for OPEN LIBRARY on Tuesday mornings.  This will help you to keep you child reading through the summer with an ample supply of books from our school library.

Jody Hunt, the QUEEN of BOOK FAIRS is helping us to promote summer reading with a SUMMER SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR on June 14 and 15.

The BOOK FAIR is BUY ONE GET ONE FREE…one that you won’t want to miss!

Hours:  Tuesday 6/14   9am – 6:30 pm;  Wednesday 6/15 9-4 pm

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Week 34: May 16-20

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Dandelions Picked by Nathan

While working on school projects this weekend, I realized there are just four weeks remaining in the year.  I know how fast four weeks can fly by, especially when the days are filled with to do’s from early in the morning until late afternoon.  The end of the year is bitter-sweet.  We are anxious for warmer weather and change of pace.  At the same time, we are sad to see our fifth graders end their elementary career.  This is an exceptional group of learners — evolving from followers into leaders who stand up for others and work hard to learn well.

BUT…we aren’t letting go yet because there are four weeks to go!  AND…there are so many dandelions left to pick!

We will be wrapping up the year with more learning, assessments and celebrations.  I encourage you to check your child’s class blog for updates about the end of year activities.

Here’s to a great week ahead!  Mrs. Reagan

PS:  Check our May PTC Minutes here:  Meeting Minutes May 5, 2016

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Blog Bits 5/13/2016

May

News from the Office….

Almost done with the M STEP testing!! One more week for the 4th graders!! The kids did amazing and we are so very proud of them!! There are a only 19 more SCHOOL DAYS until we are done! I cannot believe it!! Our last day is on June 10 and the kids will be dismissed early at 1:00. We are off on Monday, May 30 as well for Memorial Day.

For those of you that are planners, the calendar for next year is available by clicking this link. 16_17Student(1)

PTC News….

•Last Pizza night is Wednesday, May 18. Order a Marco’s pizza for dinner on the 18th and make it an easy supper night!! Marco’s will give the winning class a pizza party and also donate a portion of the proceeds back to Georgetown! Thanks for your support!!

•Thanks to Audrey Straub for coordinating all of the popcorn Fridays for the kids! They love having that special treat throughout the year and we appreciate the time that you and all of the other volunteers put in!!

•This is the last call for Spartan Labels for Education! They will not be doing this again so send in what you have. Thank you for all of your support with this through the years! We will however still be collecting BOX TOPS. Here is a link for the papers you can fill throughout the summer and bring back in the fall. Summer Box Tops

BOGO Book fairSummer BOGO Book Fair….kids reading

Please help us kick off our summer reading with our first ever Summer BOGO Fair June 14th-15th!!!  Come by and stock up on books so your kids can never complain that they have “nothing to do” over summer. Purchases also help benefit our school by allowing us to buy more books for classrooms and the library. Shop early as quantities are limited!!!!  Look for more details to be sent home with your child.

Art News….

From The Art Room…..we are busy getting student art work ready to send home!  Students will be placing all the fabulous pieces that they have created this year (including any art pieces that were in the HPS Art Show) into a large plastic bag that they will use to carry their art.  The art bags will be sent home with students on Friday, May 27.  If you prefer, you may also pick up your student and his/her art on the 27th!

 

5th GR5th Grade News….

• May 16 – 7:00 pm Sixth grade orientation for BMS parents and students at BMS
• May 23 and 24 – Fifth Grade Camp
• June 7 – Field Day for 4th and 5th grades

Community News….

•Jamestown Memorial Day Parade

Parade starts promptly @ 10:00 a.m. – Monday, May 30, 2016

Lineup @ 8:30 a.m. @ Jamestown Baptist Church, 2472 Quincy

The parade ends at Riley Street Middle School parking lot.

You’re Invited to Participate!  – Prizes, Prizes, Prizes!

Prizes awarded in the following categories:

Walkers / Bikes, Skateboards, Roller Blades /Walking Floats /

Motorized Floats / Animals / Tractors / Antique Cars

Judging 9:00 -9:20 a.m.

The following four awards will be given for each of the above categories:

Most Creative / Most Patriotic / Vintage / Judge’s Choice

All Children participating in the parade will get a treat at our special “General Store” located in the Riley Street Middle School parking lot after they finish the parade.

•Jamestown Memorial Day Essay Contest

This is an essay contest to help us focus on what Memorial Day is all about and to reflect on those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and paid the price for our freedoms. There are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes as well as different age groups. Deadline for submission is May 13. You can find more information about the contest as well as the entry form in this link. Jamestown Essay Contest

•Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will be having their registration dates on cheerleadingTuesday, June 7th and Monday, August 1st.  Both will be from 5-8pm and take place at the Hudsonville High School cafeteria.  The registration deadline is Monday, 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 new uniform for $50, as we are getting new uniforms this year.  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 athudsonvillerocketcheer@gmail.com.  We look forward to seeing you at registration!

•Blood Drive
 
Eastern Ottawa Young Life will be holding a blood drive on June 4, from 10am-2pm, at Spring Valley Church. Which is located at 5947 Lake Michigan Drive, Allendale MI.  
This blood drive supports MI Blood save lives and works as a fundraiser to supply scholarships that send kids to summer camp. Michigan Blood donates $10 for each person that attempts to donate. Will you consider donating to this worthy cause?All we ask is a small piece of your time!
Pre register at eoyl.org/blooddrive for a time slot, to avoid waiting in line. Walk-ins are always welcome! Look forward to a time celebration with fun, food, and prizes surrounding your donation time!
•The Saturday Slip N Slide will be held on June 18 from noon until 5:00pm at Rosewood Park in Jenison (a.k.a. Charlie’s Dump).  Join us for an afternoon of family fun slip and slideincluding giant waterslides, bounce houses, a foam pit, dunk tanks, toddler water park, human foosball, and much more!  A raffle will be held during the last two hours of the event and thousands of dollars of prizes will be given away.  A 5K run/walk will also be held that morning at 8:30am.  Visit our website for full details:  www.SaturdaySlipNSlide.com.
•Rock Your Voice is back! 
Register for it at http://www.hudsonvilleevents.com/#!rock-your-voice/rno48. Performances will take place at Hudsonville’s fall festival, Urban Hay Day onSaturday, October 15. Youth and teens will be signing three songs, auditions start at 11am. The stage will be located at Farmers Co-op at 3302 Prospect Street. Email Lindsey Carlon atlcarlon@hudsonville.org with any questions.

•Feeding America Mobile Food Pantry & Community Dinner in Jenison May 20

On Friday, May 20, 2016, GUMchurch (Georgetown United Methodist) will host a Feeding America Food Mobile Food Pantry and Community Dinner beginning at 6pm. Free food feeding americafor anyone who comes to get it.

Dinner and all mobile food pantry items are available at no charge and without any sort of “proof of need” to anyone who comes to get them. If you think some extra groceries can help you out, then we do too!

For more info, visit www.GUMonline.org or call 616-669-0730

•Registration For AYSO Soccer 2016-17 Season Is Now Open!

Please apply to play at www.eayso.org . You will be able to pay onlinesoccer

Please Note:

-Early Registration is now through June 11. Discount for early registration!

-After June 11, registration fees go up $10 per player.

-Registration will be closed June 25

-Any players who register after June 25, players will be placed on a waiting list.

For more information please visit our website www.ayso676.com . We hope you will be playing AYSO again this fall! Questions: please email registrar@ayso676.com

Detroit Lions Fundamentals Football Camp 
Sponsored by Hudsonville Community Education
Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June 30
8:30am – 12 noon
Hudsonville Eagle Stadium
Limited Camp Enrollment!
Only $189 per participant!
Boys and Girls, ages 6-14
To register, visit:  detroitlions.com/youth-programs
 
Camp includes:
Non-contact, fundamental football instruction
Emphasis on USA Football’s Heads Up Blocking and Tackling
Appearance by a current or former Lions player
2 tickets to a 2016 Detroit Lions home pre-season game
Skill contests and scrimmages
10:1 Athlete to Coach ratio
Lions Camp t-shirt

Community Ed….

The summer activities book should have come home with your youngest student last week.

We have some great camps and classes for your kids this summer.

To check out all of the great activities we have to offer, please click here.  For all things pool related, please click here.

Please call or email if you have any questions or feedback.

Rebecca Fabiano
Hudsonville Community Education
669-1740

Upcoming Events…

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Mission: Lost and Found

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This spring, we managed to accumulate 80+ different articles of clothing in our LOST and FOUND.   With a team of LOST and FOUND AGENTS, all the articles were taken off hangers and folder ‘retail style’ on tables in the rotunda.  Each class was asked to walked around the tables on their way to and from specials.  As of today, we are down to 36 articles of clothing!

Now…that doesn’t mean these items have made it home. Some articles may have gone into the locker.  Your job as a parent is to request that your child bring all extra clothing items home.  This will prevent re-entry into our LOST and FOUND system!

Many thanks to Finley, Irelyn, Bryce, Taelynn and Rayna….SPECIAL LOST AND FOUND AGENTS.

 

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Week 33: May 9-13, 2016

momIf you aren’t buckled up for the end of the year ride, you need to do it now!  There are 23 days left of school and these are going to FLY BY!

This coming week, Grades PK, 4 and 1st have field trips.  In addition our fourth graders will also spend two days taking the M-STEP Test.  Our students in grades 3 and 5 put their academic ALL into the tests and I know we can expect the same of our fourth graders.

To all those wonderful mother’s out there on this beautiful sunny day:   As advocates for children, you are tireless and selfless and focused on their well-being.  And…I hope today you find time to put your feet up to be pampered, loved, appreciated and honored.

Here’s to a wonderful week in May!

Mrs. Reagan

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Thank You!

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Thank you for all of your support!!!!

We want to say thank you to Marco’s Pizza and Jet’s Pizza for supporting Georgetown elementary! They have been so wonderful to our school with having pizza nights and donating a portion of the proceeds back to us! They also give the winning class a pizza party every month! Since Georgetown has opened, the pizza nights from both businesses has earned $10,938 for our school!!!! We so appreciate your support!! We also want to say thank you to the parents for ordering the pizza and helping support us as well!! We couldn’t do it without you!!

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Week 32: First Week of May

The first week of May has arrived!  Our kindergarteners are going to HEMLOCK CROSSING on Wednesday and Thursday.  Our second grade classes are going to Meijer Gardens on Friday.

This week is also National Teacher Appreciation Week.  Our PTC is honoring all all the staff teacherwho support learners this week.  This includes teachers and para-professionals.  Events include breakfast, snacks and a catered lunch.  I have worked with many educators during my 30 years in education with the Georgetown staff being the most talented, caring and professional team of them all.  Please take a moment to appreciate your child’s teachers with an email or a note sometime this week.

Finally, if you would like to read the latest issue of the Hudsonville Public Schools newsletter, The Appleseed, Click here It contains valuable district information as well as an article about our kindergarteners reaching out to their fifth grade buddies!

Have a great first week of May!

Mrs. Reagan

 

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