Blog Bits 11/20/2015
News from the office….
We only have 2 days of school next week. We have Wednesday, Thursday , and Friday off for Thanksgiving. We hope everyone enjoys the time off and time spent with family and friends! The P.E. CARES food drive wrapped up today and we want to say thank you to all who donated! It is greatly appreciated! The hallways have been full of Holiday music for a while now and the kids are getting excited for their program! It is Tuesday Dec. 1. from 6:30 – 7:00 is Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade and 7:45 – 8:15 is 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade. The Holiday gift shop is coming right up too. That will be held in the library from Dec 7 – 11. This might sound crazy , but there is only 27 more days until Holiday break! I know I have a lot to do before that!! : )
First and Second graders are doing a song using flashlights this year. Please have your child bring in a normal size flashlight (Not the tiny ones… these need to be the standard size- about 3″ diameter ones or about the size of an Oreo cookie). Please label the flashlight with their name and they will bring them home after the program. We will be practicing with these flashlights in class this week so it is really important that students bring these in asap. I will store these in my music room in boxes until the program. Thank you so much!
Holiday Program is at Fairhaven
Tuesday, December 1
6:30 – 7:00 K, 1st and 2nd (Students need to report at 6:15 to their classrooms)
7:45 – 8:15 3rd, 4th and 5th (Students need to report at 7:30 to their classrooms)
- DVD order form is attached to download here : Holiday DVD Order Form , if you are interested in ordering a DVD of the program.
- NOTE: Georgetown does NOT set the price for the DVD. This is done by WCET. The cost of the DVD goes toward programming fees, staff compensation, materials, etc.
Holiday Shop will be held from Dec. 7 – Dec. 11 in the library. They are in need of many volunteers as it takes many people to make this event happen. Here is the link to Volunteer Spot if you are able to help in any way! VOLUNTEER SPOT.
If you have questions about the Holiday Gift Shop, feel free to contact Erin Fredricks: email@example.com
There will also be Jet’s Pizza Nights on Dec. 8 and 9. The class that has the highest amounts of orders will win a pizza party for their class and Jet’s will donate a portion of what is made back to our school!
5th Grade News….
The annual candy cane sale has returned. Our 5th grade classes will sell candy canes to help raise money for their end of year activities.
This year the sale runs from Monday, November 30 through Friday, December 11.
The cost for each candy cane is $1.00 and they will be delivered the same day they are ordered.
Thank you for your support and Happy Holidays!
Girls On the Run….
Registration Information: Visit WWW.GOTROAC.ORG and click on the ‘Registration’ tab!
Registration opens: November 1st, 2015 at 9:00am • Registration closes: November 30th, 2015 at midnight
*Late registrations are only available on teams with available space*
NOTE: Girls on the Run Practice at Georgetown Elementary will be on Tuesday’s and Friday’s after school.
To find out more information, click on this flyer: GOTR 2016
Information/Registration Night at HPS Early Childhood….
HPS Early Childhood Programs Parent Information/Registration Night for the 2016/2017 School Year and 2016 Summer Programs will be Tuesday , January 19, 2016 at the Early Childhood Center from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. It is located at 5535 School Ave.
Programs include 3 and 4 year old Preschool, Young Fives, Before/After School Care, and Summer Care.
This is a chance 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 and 8. Children are welcome and activities will be provided.
For more information, please call Shellie or Holly at 797-0842
Toys For Tots Bin….
Do 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.My family and I have been giving to Toys for Tots for a long time and for the past three years, we have sponsored a TOYS for TOTs box at Georgetown. This has been very successful and Mrs. Reagan has agreed to let us continue this tradition again this year.
We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for kids for the next two weeks. Toys for Tots will distribute these toys to kids in need throughout our community. Please consider donating an unwrapped, new toy. At the end of the collection period, my family and I will take these toys to the collection site which will distribute the toys to children within our community.
Ainslee Tomaszewski, Georgetown Student Sponsor for Toys for Tots
Ski Club Info….
Elementary Ski and Snowboarding Club: New for 2015-16. The Hudsonville Ski and Board Club would like to invite students, siblings and parents of HPS Elementary Schools to purchase discount ski club cards to Bittersweet Ski Resort in Otsego. These cards allow discounted rates on lift tickets and rentals. Monday is the official HPS club day, and we invite you to bring the family to Bittersweet for some fun with other HPS families. Discount prices are also good everyday of the week after 3:30pm. Pick up information in the office. Registration due December 9.
Play Opportunity for Elementary Students….
Hudsonville High School will be pe
rforming “The Wizard of Oz”
in March. We are inviting elementary students to audition for roles as munchkins! Auditions will be held
on Saturday, December 5 at 10:00am in the high school choir room. For more information about the audition, please follow this link.
The link above will take you to the high school choir website. You can also reach the high school choir website from the main Hudsonville Public Schools website. From the main page, click departments, fine arts, choir, Hudsonville High School, Musical Information.
Thank you and we hope to see you at auditions on December 5!
Hudsonville Education Foundation….
The Hudsonville Education Foundation is making a difference in your student’s classroom through their teacher grants. Please help them continue to make a difference by considering one of the many ways you can help! See this flyer HEF – Fall 2015
for more info on how you can help make a difference or visit their website at www.hudsonvilleeducationfoundation.org
- Check out these fun activities taking place at Gary Byker Memorial Library! Pizza and Pages:
This club is for kids 3rd through 5th grade who love reading, sharing, and learning more about books! Each month we’ll have pizza, talk about books we’ve enjoyed, play some word games and win some prizes. Please bring a copy of the book you are reading and be prepared to tell us a little about it.First Thursday of the month from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. This program is free but registration is necessary by calling 616.669.1255. Held at theHudsonville Library.Lego Club:
On the first Saturday of every month at 10:30 am, we have a building challenge with Legos. If you are in 2nd to 6th grade, bring a gallon size zip lock baggie of your own Legos. A theme will be announced and you will have 30 to 40 minutes to build. Two prizes are given: one for best builder and one by raffle. Come on over and build!! Held at the Hudsonville Library. Free.
- Hudsonville Hockey Tournament Friday, November 27 Game times are 12:00pm and 2:30 pm and Saturday November 28 consolation game at 5:00 and Championship game at 7:30. Bring a Spartan Stores Brand Non-parishable food item and receive $1 off gate admission. All donations will benefit a local food bank. Please see this Flyer 2015 for more info.
Western Michigan District Junior Team Tennis
All juniors 18, 14, 12, and 10 and under
What: Junior Team Tennis – a great chance to play team matches with your friends (or make new ones)
When: Winter Indoor: January 8-March 13. 2016
Why: To play competitive matches with friends with a chance to go to the playoffs. It is a great addition to regular lessons and programs as you are playing other players from outside your hometown or club.
Cost: Just $5 league fee. You do not have to be a USTA Member although it is suggested. Match fees are determined by the number of players on your team at each match.
Please contact Justin Beckstrom if you have questions.
PTR Professional Tennis Director
Premier Athletic & Tennis Club
4250 Spartan Industrial Dr.
Snowmobile Safety Classes
Time | 5pm – 8:30pm
Location | Spring Lake Library | 123 E Exchange Street | Spring Lake
Register | Call Lisa Donner | 616-846-5770 x 107
Time | 9am – 12pm
Location | Allendale High School | 10760 68th Avenue | Allendale
Fee | $10
Register | Call Kelly Pratt | 616-892-5575
Class sizes are limited, so inquire today!
Community Ed News….
We have added more fun activities for your kids to do this winter!
Boys 3rd – 6th Grade Basketball • Hudsonville Wrestling Club • Lego Engineering • Learn to Ice Skate • Intro to Hockey • Gymnastics/Dance/Cheer • Indoor Soccer Tae Kwon Do • Learn to Swim • HEAT Swim Team • Adult Lap Swim & Water Aerobics
Click here to view the latest offerings with class descriptions, dates, and cost.
Nov. 25 – 27 Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 1 Holiday Program
Dec. 4 Popcorn Friday
Dec. 7 – 11 Holiday Shop
Dec 8 and 9 Jet’s Pizza nights
Dec. 16 Marco’s Pizza night
Dec. 21 – Jan. 3 Holiday Vacation