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HOLIDAY WISHES

holidaysI want to thank you for your support of our new procedures for the classroom holiday parties.  By staggering the parties over a two day period and with priority given to parents volunteering for the parties, our building and our parking lot were safer and more secure.  We also had teams of parapros signing parents into the parties on both days which helped us to know who was in the building throughout the day.  For the Valentine’s Day Parties we plan to add one more level of security by ensuring that those attending have been cleared with background checks.   Of course, our goal is to have fun and balance this with a safe, secure school setting.

The entire staff and I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas with your family and friends.

Thank you for ALL you do to support our school!

See you in 2015,

Mrs. Reagan and the Georgetown Staff

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Blog Bits 12/19/2014

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Blog Bits 12/14/2014        Merry Christmas!!!!!

News from the Office….

Wow!!! This is the last blog bits post in the year 2014!!  Where did time go??  This week was a fun week for the kids with their parties! Again, thank you to all the parents that put time into this to make such great memories for the kids!! We are looking forward to our break with family and friends and we hope you are too!! Enjoy and we will see you in 2015!! : )

A BIG THANK YOU to all of the kids and parents who brought in gifts to us in the office!!! We appreciate it so much and feel very blessed to work with such wonderful families!!

We still have 1 DVD in the office from the Christmas program. If you forgot to order one and would like it, stop by the office after break. The charge is $15 and if you write a check, make it out to Georgetown elementary. It will be a first come, first serve basis.

 

News from the PTC….

The week we get back from break, there are a few things going on!!

  • Jet’s Pizza Nights January 6 and 7
  • Thursday, January 8 at 6:30 in the library there will be a PTC meeting. Please come and show your support for the school and see what exciting things are coming up that you may be able to help with!! 

  • It will also be popcorn Friday on January 9.
  • father daughter danceSAVE THE DATE FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE

Time to Shimmer and Shine Under the Stars at the Georgetown …Father/Daughter Dance  Saturday, February 21 at 6:30pm!!!!

  • SAVE THE DATE MOTHER/SON EVENTTN_crca_basketball_hoopA

    Grand Rapids Drive Basketball game

    Sunday, March 22, 2015

    Delta Plex 4pm

    Ticket price $8/person.We will start collecting money after the holiday break and more information will be sent home with your son at a later date.

    Included in ticket price:

    - Free throw on the NBA style court for EACH person!

    - Meet and Greet with a player

    - In game visit from the GR Drive mascot, Buckets

    Any questions, please contact Amanda Impens at 616-443-3814 or [email protected]

     

News from Art….

Are you still looking for a special gift or stocking stuffer? Don’t forget about all the beautiful student artwork on our ARTSONIA on-line art gallery!  Your child’s artwork can be printed on everything from holiday cards to mugs and sketchbooks!  We have uploaded lots of winter-themed artwork that would be perfect for your holiday gifts!

Visit Artsonia at http://www.artsonia.com/

Questions or help – contact Mrs. Brouwer at [email protected]

 

Early Childhood Information and Registration Night….

HPS Early Childhood Programs-Parent information/Registration Night for the 2014/2015 school year and 2015 Summer Program.

Information/Registration Night:

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 @ Early Childhood Center from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Early childhood Center is located at: 5535 School Ave. (entrance off Madison Ave.)

Programs include: 3 and 4 year old Preschool, Young fives, Before/After School Care, Summer Care

** This is a change to gather information about the programs, meet staff, and visit the preschool classrooms. There is no formal presentation; feel free to come anytime between 6:00-8:00 p.m. children are welcome and activities will be provided.

 

Community News….

  • Enjoy Christmas break by going ice skating!  Georgetown Ice Center in Hudsonville is having a WINTER BREAK SKATE SPECIAL from December 19-January 4.  $5 per person includes ice skatesskating and skate rental.  Public skating times are Monday-Friday 12-2pm, Fridays 7-9pm, Saturdays and Sundays 2-4pm.  Please note the rink is closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.

  • baseball picHudsonville Little League Registrations are now open online.  Please visit www.HudsonvilleLittleLeague.com for more info.  Deadline is Jan 10.   Please register to reserve your child(ren)’s spot today!

  • Winter VBS at Covenant Community Church!

    December 29 & 30

    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Ages:  4.5 – 5th grade

    Bible stories, games, crafts, snacks, service projects, and a blast of fun!

    Covenant Community Church, 4276 Baldwin St.

    To reserve your spot call 669-6684 or register online at www.ccchudsonville.org

Community Ed News….

We have added more fun activities for your kids to do this winter!

Jr. Robotics • Learn to Skate/Rollerblade • Learn to Ice Skate • Intro to Hockey • Gymnastics/Dance/Cheer • Indoor Soccer

Lego Engineering • Jr. Dance Clinic • Bowling • Jr. Eagles Basketball • Learn to Swim • Boys 3rd – 6th Grade Basketball • Beginning Fencing

Click here to view the latest offerings with class descriptions, dates, and cost.

 Upcoming Events

Jan. 5 School Resumes

Jan. 6 and 7 Jet’s Pizza Nights

Jan. 8 PTC Meeting in library at 6:30

Jan. 9 Popcorn Friday

Jan. 21 Marco’s night

Jan. 30-Feb.2 No School Winter Break

 

 

 

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WEEK 16 and Holiday Party Schedule

Happy HolidaysWe, the staff of Georgetown, simply can’t believe that the days and weeks for the first half of the year have passed by so quickly.  This is going to be an exciting and busy week.  Please check your child’s class blog to stay up to date on events for this week.

For safety reasons, we are making changes to our party schedule and attendance procedures.  The Holiday Parties for our building are spread over two days (December 18 and 19) and held at different times during the day.  We are doing this for two reasons:

  • Safer parking:  All parents must park in parking spots either at Georgetown or at Baldwin Middle School.  Parents cannot park along the driveway.  The driveway must be clear at all times for emergency vehicles and busses.
  • Safe and Secure Hallways and Classrooms:  By staggering the parties, we have a much more manageable crowd in the building — which pleases the fire marshall and me too!

Please help us in this effort with the following:

  1. If you are not a party planner, you do not need to attend.  Teachers will post party photos on the blog for parents who are not attending.
  2. If you are a party planner, do not bring young children along.  This will help us to reduce traffic in the building and also allow you to focus on the party planning/execution.
  3. All party planners need to stop by the table in the front entry to check into the building.  One of our paraprofessionals will be stationed at the sign in table to monitor parents coming and going each day.  Your child’s teacher will inform you of the date/time of the party.

THANK YOU for helping us create a safe parking environment, control traffic in the building and maintain a safe and secure school.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Mrs. Reagan

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Lego Engineering Classes New Start Date!!!

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~LEGO CLASSES~

Students use custom model plans to learn about and build educational models including motorized machines, using LEGO® bricks.  Our classes are designed to be fun, incorporate learning across the spectrum of S.T.E.M subjects, and inspire creativity, problem solving, and teamwork while using LEGO® bricks, motors and battery packs for hands on learning.

Famous Inventions

They make our life easier! What would life be like if we didn’t have electric mixers? How hard would it be to drive in the rain and snow without windshield wipers? Using LEGO bricks, motors, and battery packs to build famous inventions, kids will learn about and build common inventions, and discover what makes them work!

LEGO® ENGINEERING Classes

Grades 1- 5

Cost: $52 for 4 week class

Time: 3:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Famous Inventions

Georgetown Elementary 12/16 - 1/20 – Tues. - NEW START DATE!

No Classes over Holiday Break

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Week 15: December 8-12, 2014

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What a wonderful week we had!  The Holiday Program was held on Tuesday — and it was beautiful!  Many thanks to Mrs. Bretz and Mrs. VanRijs for your talented planning, teaching and execution of the program.  KUDOS to our 600 students who gave a brilliant performance.

On Wednesday-Friday of this week, the library was transformed into a Holiday Gift Shop.  Parent volunteers not only set up the shop, they also scheduled the volunteers who helped children shop and bagged their gifts.  It was a great success and your work appreciated.  MANY THANKS TO EVERYONE!

The highlights for WEEK 15 are below.

Mrs. Reagan

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Blog Bits 12/5/2014

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Blog Bits 12/5/2014

News From the Office….

Great job to our students for putting on a wonderful Christmas concert! Mrs. Bretz and Mrs. VanRijs have been very busy putting everything together and it was excellent! The holiday shop is complete as well! The kids always have so much fun picking out just the right gift! Thanks to the many many organizers and volunteers that put this together for the kids! This is a short month at school and before you know it, we will be on another break! Hard to believe!! December 19 will be the last day of school and then we start Christmas break. You have 14 more days to get your shopping done before the kids are home! : )    Have a great weekend everyone!

News from PTC….

  • Sick of cooking after Thanksgiving???? Mark down December 9 and 10 on your calendar to order Jet’s Pizza!! Easy dinner and it helps support our school!!

  • We also have a Marco’s Pizza night planned for December 17! You can have a break from cooking to gear up for your Christmas meal!

  • We’re using VolunteerSpot to organize the Teacher Breakfast on Friday December 12 and are still in need of help!! We would love to have you sign up!!! Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

    1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/dyA4Aa

    2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

    3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

     

Gifts of Appreciation….

Are you wondering what gift to get your child’s teacher or bus driver for Christmas this year?  As we all know, Christmas is a great time to recognize those special people – teachers, coaches, counselors, bus drivers, and other staff members – who are a positive influence in your child’s life and school experience.  One way to show your appreciation is by making a donation in their name to the Hudsonville Education Foundation.  It’s a gift that keeps on giving!  Donation forms are available at your child’s school or at the following link.

Music News….

The first showing of the Christmas program listed on the WCET website is on Saturday, December 6 at 2:00 pm.  Here is a link to WCET program schedule for more information.

  http://wcet-tv.com/SCHEDU~1.HTM

WCET TV is on AT&T U-Verse Ch. 99

Comcast Ch. 25 and Charter Ch. 189

Channel 25 in Grandville and Georgetown Township and Channel 97 for The City of Hudsonville.

Art News….

From the Art Room…are you still looking for a special gift or stocking stuffer?  , Don’t forget about all the beautiful student artwork on our ARTSONIA on-line art gallery!  Your child’s artwork can be printed on everything from holiday cards to mugs and sketchbooks!  We have uploaded lots of winter-themed artwork that would be perfect for your holiday gifts!  Holiday Special – 25% off select items through December 15th.

Visit Artsonia at http://www.artsonia.com/

Questions or help – contact Mrs. Brouwer at [email protected]

 

Early Childhood Open House….

HPS Early Childhood Programs-Parent information/Registration Night for the 2014/2015 school year and 2015 Summer Program.

Information/Registration Night:

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 @ Early Childhood Center from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Early childhood Center is located at: 5535 School Ave. (entrance off Madison Ave.)

Programs include: 3 and 4 year old Preschool, Young fives, Before/After School Care, Summer Care

** This is a change to gather information about the programs, meet staff, and visit the preschool classrooms. There is no formal presentation; feel free to come anytime between 6:00-8:00 p.m. children are welcome and activities will be provided.

 

Community News….

  • Enjoy Christmas break by going ice skating!  Georgetown Ice Center in Hudsonville is having a WINTER BREAK SKATE SPECIAL from December 19-January 4.  $5 per person includes skating and skate rental.  Public skating times are Monday-Friday 12-2pm, Fridays 7-9pm, Saturdays and Sundays 2-4pm.  Please note the rink is closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.
  • Hudsonville Hockey Student Night!! Hudsonville, Allendale, and Unity Christian students come cheer on your 2014/2015 Hockey Team!! Free admission with your student ID for grades 6-12.

    Student Night Fan Packs available to the first 200 students! Package includes:

    -Hudsonville Hockey t-shirt

    -Skating with the team after the game($1.00 extra for skate rental)

    -Slice of pizza and a pop from BC Pizza

    -Entry into raffle for many awesome prizes!

Community Ed News….

~LEGO CLASSES~

Students use custom model plans to learn about and build educational models including motorized machines, using LEGO® bricks.  Our classes are designed to be fun, incorporate learning across the spectrum of S.T.E.M subjects, and inspire creativity, problem solving, and teamwork while using LEGO® bricks, motors and battery packs for hands on learning.

Famous Inventions

They make our life easier! What would life be like if we didn’t have electric mixers? How hard would it be to drive in the rain and snow without windshield wipers? Using LEGO bricks, motors, and battery packs to build famous inventions, kids will learn about and build common inventions, and discover what makes them work!

LEGO® ENGINEERING Classes

Grades 1- 5

Cost: $52 for 4 week class

Time: 3:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Famous Inventions

Georgetown Elementary 12/9 – 1/13 – Tues.

Community Ed Offerings

We have added more fun activities for your kids to do this winter!

Jr. Robotics • Learn to Skate/Rollerblade • Learn to Ice Skate • Intro to Hockey • Gymnastics/Dance/Cheer • Indoor Soccer

Lego Engineering • Jr. Dance Clinic • Bowling • Jr. Eagles Basketball • Learn to Swim • Boys 3rd – 6th Grade Basketball • Beginning Fencing

Click here to view the latest offerings with class descriptions, dates, and cost.

Upcoming Events

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LAST CALL FOR T-SHIRTS!!!

THIS IS THE LAST CALL TO ORDER YOUR GEORGETOWN APPAREL!!!!! 

ORDER FORMS ARE DUE TOMORROW (FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5)

HERE IS A LINK TO THE ORDER FORM Georgetown Elementary_Flyer

TSHIRT PIC

TSHIRT COLORS

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Georgetown: Toys for Tots Location

toysfortotsDo you know about Toys for Tots? It’s a great charity that provides happiness and joy to kids on Christmas morning. They cannot do this without our help.

We have been giving to Toys for Tots for a long time. Our parents took us shopping and we would purchase toys to put in the Toys for Tots box. My sister and I did not completely understand the idea of buying toys, putting them in a box, and not keeping them. We learned that you don’t always get what you want and some kids may wake up Christmas morning with nothing or very little under their tree.

Each year we continued this tradition of purchasing toys for the Toys for Tots box. It’s always fun shopping for things that we know we would like. This makes us feel good knowing that kids that may not be getting presents would be getting something.

This got us thinking that as a school we can help Toys for Tots do more. We will have a Toys for Tots box in the school entrance. We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for kids until December 11th. Toys for Tots will distribute these toys to kids in need throughout our community. We did this last year and our school collected well over 100 toys! Let’s try to beat that number this year!

You can give a little or you can give a lot, it’s Toys for Tots.

Quinton and Ainslee Tomaszewski, Georgetown Student Sponsors for Toys for Tots

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First Week of December

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It’s time to wake up from your Thanksgiving nap and pack those lunches, search for the kids’ backpacks and dig through the laundry for matching socks!  December is upon us and we have a very big week ahead!

The annual holiday program featuring the amazing K-5 Georgetown students will be held on Tuesday at FairHaven Church (all the details about show times, arrival times are included in this link).

We will also be holding the HOLIDAY SHOPPING in the library this week.  This shopping is for your children and allows them select top secret gifts for loved ones.  Details about shopping arrived home last week, just before the Thanksgiving holiday began.  If you’d like to purchase a GEORGETOWN T-SHIRT for yourself or a gift, the order form can be downloaded here.  Georgetown Elementary TSHIRT FLYER

The week concludes with POPCORN DAY!   Squeezed in between all these events and dress rehearsals, we will be learning…and details about homework, quizzes and much more can be found on your child’s class blog.  If you can’t find the information you need on the class blogs, use the search area, and if this is not helpful please let your child’s teacher know via email.   Your feedback helps us to make improvements to our blogs so that you can find the information you need to stay on top of your child’s school day.

Here’s to a FIVE DAY WEEK!

Mrs. Reagan

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5th Grade Artist Featured in National Art Magazine

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Mrs. Brouwer was asked to submit an article to Arts and Activities Magazine for the month of December.   Her article detailing the work of our talented fifth graders has a beautiful two page feature.  Please check it out here.

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