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Phone Scam Alert

I want to make you aware of this phone scam because so many parents use the Ottawa County Health Dept for vaccination updates, hearing and vision screenings and much more.  Please be aware of this scam so that you can protect your confidential information.

 

phone scamPhone Scam ALERT

Scammers are using the Ottawa County Department of Public Health’s (OCDPH) phone numbers to make calls. The caller claims to be with OCDPH or from Medicare/Medicaid. In both instances, the caller is asking for personal and confidential information. OCDPH’s phone number shows up on the caller ID, but the call is actually from a scammer, not OCDPH. If you receive a call and the person asks for confidential information, hang up!

NEVER give out confidential information, such as account numbers, social security numbers, mother’s maiden name or passwords to an unsolicited caller!

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Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year!

Our beautiful summer is coming to a close and every staff member at Georgetown is ready to get the year started!  As I have mentioned in parent emails, Mr. Rob and his custodial team have done a phenomenal job cleaning up the building and grounds so that we look at new as we were when the building opened in 2006.  I really can’t say enough about Mr. Rob and his attention to detail along with his huge heart for our school.  It’s because of him that our building looks so beautiful.

Teachers have been incredibly busy these past two weeks. They have been wrapping up graduate studies, attending professional development and preparing their classrooms.  Our building has been like a buzzing with new school year energy night and day.

We are welcoming some new members to our school team.  This past summer, some of our past teachers made changes to their career by either taking a leave of absence or changing grades/positions.  This allowed for new teachers in new positions … and it has been very exciting to build our school family.   All staff members featured in staff slide show above.  Take a peak to see if you can find new and familiar faces.

Our school theme this year is “You can…COUNT ON ME!”   As we focus on our school mission (SOAR to BE NICE, WORK HARD, LEARN WELL),  we will show them that they can count on us to be fair and keep a safe, calm learning environment.  SOAR stands for:  Be Safe, Own It, Act Responsibly and Be Respectful. We want them to show us that we can count on them to own their choices, walk safely in the hallways, play nice on the playground, be respectful in the classroom, on the bus, etc. Throughout the school year, we will share with you the expectations that we introduce for SOAR.

Remember…if your child needs to have medications kept at school, fill out the forms found in this area and drop the meds off at school — once they are signed by the doctor.  If your child has a food allergy, asthma or other major health issue, let us know!  We want to keep all children safe at school.

If you get to school and find out that someone in your child’s classroom has a food allergy, please practice compassion and empathy.  This will require careful attention to the snacks you send to school- and non-food bday treats.

OPEN HOUSE REMINDERS:

  • Kindergarten:  August 20 from 6:30-7:30
  • Grades 1-5: August 21 from 6:30-7:30
Please remember to bring a $1.00 per child donation for popcorn money to the open house. The Parent Club provides popcorn to all students (600+) on the early release Friday each month. Your donations make this possible!
To find out more about Parent Club … visit the tab above!
Enjoy the remainder of your weekend!
Mrs. Reagan….who can’t wait to get this year started!

 

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August Reminder to KEEP LEARNING

Studies have shown that students can lose up to 50% of learning during the summer vacation.   Georgetown is challenging you and your child to “KEEP ON LEARNING” this summer to prevent summer slide.  There are two ways to record your learning time:

Our goals for students over the summer are below. Students who reach or exceed goals will be entered in a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card (1 per grade). This is for their grade next year.

Reading Minutes Mobymax
  • Kindergarten:  50 minutes
  • First Grade: 100 minutes
  • Second Grade: 200 minutes
  • Third Grade: 300 minutes
  • Fourth Grade: 400 minutes
  • Fifth Grade:  400 minutes
  • Kindergarten: Not available for kinders until September.
  • First Grade: 100 pts
  • Second Grade: 200 pts
  • Third Grade: 300 pts
  • Fourth Grade: 400 pts
  • Fifth Grade:  500 pts

Reading:  Log into  this form  to record the number of minutes you read.  You can record each day or enter the total for each week.

MOBYMAX via CLEVER:  https://clever.com/in/hpseaglesLogin will be username@hpsstudents.net

If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan.  treagan@hpseagles.net

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August Appleseed Newsletter

We hope that you and your family are having a wonderful summer so far!  The start of the school year is a few weeks away, but it will be here before we know it.

Please take a moment to read the Hudsonville Public Schools newsletter The Appleseed.  This issue contains important information regarding back to school open house dates, times, and more.

The Appleseed can also be viewed as a PDF.

Rebecca Fabiano,
Community Education Director

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July Reminder to KEEP LEARNING!

Studies have shown that students can lose up to 50% of learning during the summer vacation.  Georgetown is challenging you and your child to “KEEP ON LEARNING” this summer to prevent summer slide.  There are two ways to record your learning time:

Our goals for students over the summer are below. Students who reach or exceed goals will be entered in a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card (1 per grade). This is for their grade next year.

Reading Minutes Mobymax
  • Kindergarten:  50 minutes
  • First Grade: 100 minutes
  • Second Grade: 200 minutes
  • Third Grade: 300 minutes
  • Fourth Grade: 400 minutes
  • Fifth Grade:  400 minutes
  • Kindergarten:  Not available for our kinders.
  • First Grade: 100 pts
  • Second Grade: 200 pts
  • Third Grade: 300 pts
  • Fourth Grade: 400 pts
  • Fifth Grade:  500 pts

Reading:  Log into  this form  to record the number of minutes you read.  You can record each day or enter the total for each week.

MOBYMAX via CLEVER:  https://clever.com/in/hpseaglesLogin will be username@hpsstudents.net

If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan.  treagan@hpseagles.net

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Free Food for the Summer

Hunger does not take a break over the summer!  This summer, free meals for any child from age 0 to 18 will be available at these locations:

  • Hudsonville @ Presidential Estates from June 17 through August 1. Lunch is served from 12:00-1:00pm, Monday through Friday.  (Closed July 3 and 4)
  • Jenison @ Bursley Elementary School, from June 17 through August 1. Lunch is served from 12:30-1:30pm, Monday through Friday.  (Closed July 3 and 4)

No paperwork is required and free activities will also be available!  Come for fun and FREE food!

You can text ‘FOOD’ to 877-877 or call 1-866-3-HUNGRY for assistance locating free and nutritious summer meals.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Thank you,

Mary Darnton, Food Service Director

Summer 2019 Free Meals.pdf

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Keep On Learning With Reading & Mobymax

Studies have shown that students can lose up to 50% of learning during the summer vacation.   Georgetown is challenging you and your child to “KEEP ON LEARNING” this summer to prevent summer slide.  There are two ways to record your learning time:

Our goals for students over the summer are below. Students who reach or exceed goals will be entered in a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card (1 per grade). This is for their grade next year.

Reading Minutes

Mobymax

  • First Grade: 100 minutes
  • Second Grade: 200 minutes
  • Third Grade: 300 minutes
  • Fourth Grade: 400 minutes
  • Fifth Grade:  400 minutes
  • First Grade: 100 pts
  • Second Grade: 200 pts
  • Third Grade: 300 pts
  • Fourth Grade: 400 pts
  • Fifth Grade:  500 pts

Reading:  Log into  this form  to record the number of minutes you read.  You can record each day or enter the total for each week.

MOBYMAX via CLEVER:  https://clever.com/in/hpseaglesLogin will be username@hpsstudents.net   

If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan.  treagan@hpseagles.net

Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!

 

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Happy Summer!


On Friday, we had LOTS of friendship time outdoors — the weather was beautiful.  If you visit the teacher’s blogs you’ll see gorgeous slide shows that highlight events from the final few days of school.

I captures a few photos and videos and these can be viewed above.  My favorites are the chalk drawings and the bus departure.  When the kids leave, our bus drivers make two rounds of the bus loop, honking theirs horns, while we wave the kids off with pool noodles.  It’s been a tradition we’ve had since Georgetown opened in 2006.

SPECIAL NOTE:  If your child forgot to return a library book, you can put it in the drop box on the wall in the front walkway of our building.  This prevents you from having to keep track of it all summer long.

Have a wonderful summer!

Mrs. Reagan

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Blog Bits 6/7/19

Blog Bits 6/7/2019

News from the Office…

Thank you for the treats and gifts that were brought into the office the past couple days! We appreciate it so much!!

Thank you for sharing your children with us for another amazing year! We hope you all have a safe and very enjoyable summer!! We will see you back for the first day of school on August 26! Yes, we will be starting before Labor Day in the Fall. Have a wonderful break!!

School Calendar for Next Year…

The calendars for next year were revised with a change for the early release in September. Here is a copy of the new calendar. 2019-2020 Revised Student Calendar

Open House Dates for the Fall…

August  20– PK/K Open Houses

August  21– 1st – 5th grade Open Houses

Community News…

•Feeding America West Michigan Local Distribution Announcement
Hager Park Church
Saturday, June 8, 2019
10:00 am to Noon
Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food
Distribution. The food distribution will take place at Hager Park Church’s parking lot, located at 2635 Bauer Road in Jenison. Sign-in is required, although the food is FREE to anyone that needs it. There will be a large assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high-quality grocery items.
•Saturday Slip N Slide – June 15, 2019, Noon-5pm
Enjoy a Slip N Slide down the hill of the Soccer Bowl  (Rosewood Park) after school gets out for the summer.  Bring your family and friends to this community sponsored event and enjoy a kick-off to summer fun!  Activities include four giant slip n slides, raffle, toddler water park, bounce houses, foam pit, clowns, balloons and so much more!  All proceeds will go directly back into our community to support Love INC.  More information at www.saturdayslipnslide.com
•Registration Information for Rocket Cheerleading
Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will have their registration dates on Monday, June 17th, and Thursday, August 1st.  Both will be from 5-8pm and take place at the Hudsonville High School cafeteria.  The registration deadline is Thursday, August 1st, at 8 pm – the end of the final registration (no late registrations will be accepted).  For more information, please visit www.hudsonvillerocketcheer.com or email Coach Britni via e-mail at hudsonvillerocketcheer@gmail.com.
•Registration is now open for the Hudsonville Youth Football League!  
To register, please visit hudsonvilleyouthfootball.com
•Meet Up and Eat Up
Join us for a Free food, fun, and friends this summer.
Where: Presidential Estates – 5075 Presidential Lane in Hudsonville
When: Monday thru Thursday June 17 – August 1 ( closed July 3 and 4) from 1200 – 1:00
What: Lunch and Activities for everyone 18 and under! No registration required

Community Ed…

 You can click here to go to the community education page on the Hudsonville Public School website. There are many activities for your kids to look into!

 

 

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Love Student Art Work?

We do!  And we love to have displayed throughout our school.

Mrs. Chmura, our art teacher, would love to get MORE art work hanging in the hallways next school year.

If you would like to volunteer to hang student artwork next year, send her an email:   mchmura@hpseagles.net

 

 

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