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M-Step Testing Dates: Mark Your Calendar

calendarParents of students in grades 3,4,5:  Please mark your calendars to avoid vacations, doctors appointments for your child on the dates below.  These are our mandated testing dates for M-STEP this spring.

  • Grade 5: April 11-April 25
  • Grade 3: April 25-May 09
  • Grade 4:  May 9-May 23
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Week 22: February 15-19, 2016

I hope you are surviving the cold, snowy weather that has descended on us for Valentine’s weekend!   Hang in there…the official start to spring is 38 days away…and spring break is 47 days away.

Remember….Monday is our due date for WINTER BOX TOPS.  We have had a great response to our Box Top collections this year and were are looking forward to finding out our total count!   Thank you as always for your support of this project.

Please take some time to visit the many class blogs to view photos of the Valentine’s Day Parties that took place in the PK-4 classrooms.  Our 5th Graders celebrated this special day with a movie and pizza — a perfect way to share friendship and fun prior to big activities like 5th Grade Camp, middle school course selections and so many other transitional activities that take place this spring.

Here’s to a warmer week ahead!

Mrs. Reagan


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Long Weekend…Short Week: Feb 10-12


I hope everyone enjoyed their long winter break weekend!   The sun came out to melt some of our snow but not to worry — the cold and snow will be returning soon.  Frustrating news for adults, but a great forecast for these snow loving – slide train kindergarteners pictured above.


Also, if you child is missing black snow pants, there are three pair in our LOST and FOUND!

Finally, the minutes from our January PTC meeting:  ptc Jan Min

Mrs. Reagan


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Blog Bits 2/5/2016

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Blog Bits 2/5/2016

News from the office….

Just a reminder that there is no school Monday or Tuesday Feb. 8 and 9. It is Winter Break.winter break

There is also no school on Monday, March 7. That day is a records day.

We have a few extra yearbooks in the office if you forgot to order one. They are $10 and you can call the office to hold one or stop in to get one.

Other than that , it has been pretty quiet! Not a whole lot to report!  Please keep in mind that even though there is not a lot of snow, the playground is very wet and messy! Sending boots, protective snow pants, etc. is still a good idea!!

Have a great weekend everyone and we will see you for a short week next week!

Kindergarten Round Up….

kindergartenThe district’s PK•Kindergarten Enrollment Meeting will be on 3/1/16 at 7 pm in all buildings.  Georgetown’s session will be in the Multi-Purpose Room/Cafeteria.  If you are unsure which school your child will attend next year, contact Robin Vandenberg in the HPS District Office: or 616-669-1740 x1

This meeting is for parents only and will run from 7-7:30pm.

If you cannot attend, visit the tab above and print off the registration, look over the information and drop off your materials in the school office M-F from 9-3 pm. You can also pick up a packet in the office or find the materials here:

PK •K Registration Materials

It is important to note that your child HAS to be up to date on immunizations OR have a waiver on file BEFORE YOUR CHILD MAY START SCHOOL. Please see the attached information from Ottawa Department of Public Health for more information. 2016_kindergartners_new

On the green health appraisal form is a section for vision and hearing. Some doctors offices do vision, but most do not do hearing. You can have this done free of charge at the Ottawa County Health Department, but you do need an appointment. You can call them at 616-669-0040 to set up an appointment. They do get very busy this time of year, so you may want to call to reserve your spot.

PTC News….

• Box Tops Are Due…. Bring your Box Tops in by Monday Feb. 15 and make sure to label them with the teachers name so their class get credit for them.  You can download a form boxtopshere WinterHatsMittens or you can pick one up in the office.  The money raised with this collection will go towards getting materials to support learning such as books and tech tools. Thank you for helping support Georgetown!!
paintingMother/Daughter Canvas Painting Night….If you are interested in participating and have not signed up yet, the deadline to sign up is Feb. 12. We have extra papers in the office if needed. It will take place on  Saturday Feb. 27 at Georgetown Elementary from 2:00 – 4:00. Any questions about the event contact Sherri Newenhouse at   You can also find the flyer here 2016 Mother
Marco’ Pizza Night…. This will be Feb. 17 . Make it an easy supper night and order Marco’s. When you order, tell them your child’s teacher and the class that earns the most in orders will win a pizza party. Marco’s will also donate a portion of what is made back to the school. Thanks for supporting Georgetown!
Jet’s Nights…. The next Jet’s nights are March 1 and 2. Tell them when you order  your child’s teacher and Jet’s will give the winning class a pizza party. They also donate a portion of what is made back to the school. Thanks for your support!
Popcorn Friday…. The next one is March 4
Bookfair is coming soon!! The dates are March 7 – 11. They are always looking for volunteers for this as it take many hands to make it run smoothly! If you are able to help out for a shiftbookfair please consider doing so! Here is the link to sign up.

PTC Meeting…. The next PTC meeting is on March 17  at 6:30 in the library
M STEP Dates To Keep In Mind….

Parents of students in grades 3,4,5:  Please mark your calendars to avoid vacations, doctors appointments for your child on the dates below.  These are our mandated testing dates for M-STEP this spring.

  • Grade 5: April 11-April 25
  • Grade 3: April 25-May 09
  • Grade 4:  May 9-May 23

PE News….running club

The Georgetown Running Club papers will go home with students in 3rd-5th grade today!!  As the parent, you will have until Feb. 19 to sign and send back the registration sheet for your child, if they want to participate.  When we receive their sign up sheet, we will then send home their training packet.  Starting in March, we will jog after school on Mondays and Wednesdays until 4:30.  The Eagle 5k race this year is on Sat. March 26 at 9:00 am.

Sign Up For Flag Football….

•Check out this flyer HUDSONVILLENFL for more information about an opportunity to be a part of the National Flag Football League. Registration deadline is Tuesday March 1.


The Hudsonville Athletic Boosters are presenting the GMB/ Eagle 5k on March 26, 2016 at 9am. The event will take place at Hudsonville High School with a NEW  route running through the city of Hudsonville. Special guest speaker this year will be Jim Dreyer speaking at 8:30am in the gym. This year we are proud to have Jim Dreyer as our guest speaker prior to the race. The open water, Jim’s greatest fear since a childhood near-drowning, has become the playing field for much of his unprecedented athletic success. Controlling fear and harnessing “Cornerstone Strength in the Face of Burden” is the subject of his inspirational presentations on the speaker’s circuit. 

 Be sure to sign up on line at  and visit our website for more information. Online registration is only way to sign up for this race. Be sure to check out and LIKE our Facebook page (Eagle 5k race sponsored by GMB) also for all updates. 

Riley Street Middle School Musical….

Riley Street Middle School is putting together a production of “Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.” that goes onstage on April 22 and 23.  A chorus of elementary students will be included in the production. If you are interested in your child(ren) participating in this production, auditions are on Saturday, February 20th in the RMS Band Room between 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. To sign up for an audition, you need to visit this website: Important information and required audition forms are in the attached PDF file. Contact Mrs. Maurice ( if you have any questions.  You can read more about it here. Alice Elementary Chorus Info

Community Ed News….

 You can click here to go to the community education page on the Hudsonville Public School website.

Upcoming Events….



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Shout Out to Fog Delay Fact Masters!

mathfactsWe had thirty of our students practice their math facts during the 2-Hour Fog Delay.  These students are well on their way to being stronger in math because they have quick recall of their math facts.  These students logged onto MOBYMAX before school…a great way to kill time while the fog is fading.

SHOUT OUT goes to:  Noelle B, Jude B, Nora B, Allison B, Lauren B, Eli D, Chloe G, Jackson H, Brayden H, Samaria J, Chloe L, Madison Neitring, Ella R., Kayden R., Hunter Rose, John S, Kiara S , Eli S, Jackson Sytsma, Annika T., Bradley T, Quinn T, Ainslee T, Owen T, Easton V, Kayla V, Trinity V, Coleton V, Henry W and Isabella W.


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MILES OF SMILES Dental Service

MOS- Dental

“Give Kids a Smile!” day this Friday


Dr. Hillary Lane D.D.S. will be the dentist on the Ottawa County Department of Public Health’s Miles of Smiles (MOS) mobile dental unit. This Friday, Feb. 5, for Give Kids a Smile day ( she will provide comprehensive dental care for Medicaid-insured and financially-qualifying uninsured children at Great Lakes Elementary School in Holland (West Ottawa Public School District).

Every child in the school will receive a gift bag, complete with oral health aids and oral health education for parents. 

GKAS quote

Pain from untreated dental disease makes it difficult 

for children to eat, sleep and concentrate in school. 

Poor oral health also affects their self-esteem.

Ottawa County Department of Public Health Miles of Smiles mobile dental unit provides dental services for Medicaid-insured and financially qualifying uninsured children in Ottawa County. Partners include dental society involvement, dentist and hygienist volunteerism, school administration dedication, community support, funder’s generosity, Ottawa County Administration support and Ottawa County Department of Public Health’s commitment to help improve the health of children.

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Due to the dense fog, school is delayed by two hours.  

Supervision on the playgrounds begins at 10:30.  First bell rings at 10:45 and second bell rings at 10:50.


Mrs. Reagan

PS…KIDS…if you can’t sleep, get on MOBYMAX and practice your math facts!

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MOBYMAX ADDS Fact Fluency and Early Reading Trio

We are excited to announce that MOBYMAX has added FACT FLUENCY.  Mobymax can be used on a laptop, desktop, tablet/ipad or smartphone.

The fact fluency program works better for some learners — allowing time for fact correction and fewer distractions while working through the facts.  

MOBYMAX Fact Fluency Tips:   First time on, each child takes a placement test.  Addition is the first fact to be tested and mastered, followed by subtraction, followed by multiplication and then division.

  • Each fact appears for six seconds.
  • If the right answer is entered, a new problem appears.
  • If the wrong answer is entered, time is allowed for a correction.
  • The five minute fact test is broken into 5 one minute sprints.
  • At the end of each sprint, a progress update is provided.
  • Overall progress can be checked via the PROGRESS ICON.


 Green = mastered.   Yellow = Tricky Fact.


  1. Go to
  2. Go to and enter mi1457 in for the school code.
  3.  Go  to and select Georgetown Elementary — scroll to Hudsonville, MI.
  4.  Go to the blog and click on the MOBYMAX whale. 
  5. Login with username and password.  (Some teachers will be sending home username/passwords for their students today.)
  6. Click on FACT FLUENCY

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EARLY READING TRIO:  MOBYMAX also has an Early Reading Trio Learning System that is made up of three powerful modules that work together to reinforce early reading skills:


Click on the EARLY READING TRIO icon.  reading

progressIf you want to check your child’s progress in either

area, click on the PROGRESS icon.




If you want to add this website to the homepage of your iPad or iPhone, follow these steps:

For Apple, create a MobyMax Web Clip that you can click on your home screen, follow these steps:

1.  Open Safari.
2.  Type  in the URL address bar.
3.  Click the “Action Icon.” This is the arrow icon next to the URL address bar.
4.  Click “Add to Home Screen.”
5.  Enter the name “MobyMax” and click “Add.”

MobyMax icon will now appear on your home screen.

If you are using a iPhone with iOS7, please follow these steps:

1.  Open Safari.
2.  Type in the URL address bar.
3.  Click the “Action Icon.” This is the box with the arrow icon pointing up at the bottom of the window.
4.  Click “Add to Home Screen.” This is a grey square icon with plus sign.
5.  Enter the name “MobyMax” and click “Add.”

MobyMax icon will now appear on your home screen.

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