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Class Lists Available

Class lists are available for you to view here:  LINK to 2014-15 Class lists.

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August Appleseed

Our district newsletter for the summer of 2014 is available to read.  This summer issue contains important dates/information for the start of the 2014/15 school year.


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We would love to have you visit the library today…and on any of our open days this summer.  All days are listed below.  Our final open day is July 29 — the day when all books are returned.  We hope to see you this summer!

Mrs. Reagan

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Summer Library is HERE!


Today was our first open summer library.  We had many families come to Georgetown between 10-12pm to check out books.  Remember, the library will be open on Tuesdays through July 29.  Please be sure to visit us!

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Blog Subscription Changes

If your child has changed grades and you no longer and you wish to unsubscribe from one class blog and subscribe to another how do you do it?  It is simple … just choose one of the options below.

UNSUBSCRIBE:  In your next email alert to a blog post, look for the following:


OR…open the MANAGE YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONS and follow the directions listed!


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Here Comes Summer….

We're driving into summer in style!  Mrs. Reagan, Mrs. Ripley and Mrs. Nurenberg

We’re driving into summer in style! Mrs. Reagan, Mrs. Ripley and Mrs. Nurenberg

The last day of school is here…which means tomorrow is the first day of summer!  Today your child will arrive home with some papers from school (possibly lots of papers).   Some additional details below regarding end of the year reports:

  • Report Cards:  All K-5 report cards mailed after school today (unless you asked to have your child’s report card sent to you by email — an option provided by some teachers).
  • Next Year’s Teacher:  Recorded on your child’s report card.  No changes to teachers allowed.  Class list development has taken place for the past five weeks.  See above for when to expect report cards.
  • Class Lists:  Posted on the blog (top section between BUS PASS and DATES/FORMS) on June 13.    Reminder:  NO changes made to class lists.  Many, many hours have gone into creating these lists with input from parents and close examination of student needs, class composition, etc.  If your child did not get the teacher s/he was hoping for, I ask that you be a positive role model by assuring your child that the teacher they have for next year will be just right for next year.  I have learned that often any anxiety that children experience about a new teacher during a new year is reduced when a calm, assuring parent puts them at ease.  Thank you for your help with this in advance.

We have had a few changes in our teaching staff for the 2014-15 school year.  All of the teachers listed below are excellent and bring a rich experiences to their grade level teams.  The changes are as follows:

  • Mrs. Wert (formerly our cognitively impaired K/1 teacher) will be teaching pre-kindergarten.
  • Mrs. Bast (formerly our reading teacher) will be teaching first grade.
  • Mrs. VanKoevering (formerly a first grade teacher) will be teaching second grade.
  • Mrs. Quigley (formerly a second grade teacher) will be teaching fourth grade.
  • Mrs. Walenta (formerly a fourth grade teacher) will be teaching fifth grade.
  • Finally, an 11th hour change in staffing:  Mr. Bialochowski will be teaching 6th grade science at Riley Middle School.   Mrs. Ball, formerly a middle school media specialist and an expert in teaching reading & writing, will be teaching 5th grade.  Her blog will be available for parents to view later this summer.

I will keep the blog up to date throughout the summer months.  Have a wonderful summer.  The new school year will be arrive before we know it!

Mrs. Reagan


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Winning Readers at Georgetown!

Today we are celebrating all of the readers in grades 2-5 who participated in Reading Counts through quizzes, book blogs and RAZZ kids this year.  Each time readers made their reading goal, their names were entered into a drawing for a Target Gift Card and ONE IPAD MINI.  So here are the winning readers………

  • Mrs. Greenlund—–Caleb VanderLugt

  • Mrs. Kuieck—–Kamryn Brewer

  • Mrs. Quigley—–Milena Sremba

  • Mrs. Ray—–Jae Vanderbeek

  • Mrs. Flory—–Jayda Kerns

  • Mrs. McDonald—–Talia Delinck

  • Ms. VanArkel—–Kaycie Lawrence

  • Ms. VanderStel—–Nicholas Weiss

  • Mr. Bowen—–Harrison Jones

  • Mrs. Huizenga—–Ava Ham

  • Mr. Kooiker—–Ryan Gharajanloo

  • Mrs. Walenta—–Aidan Dandurand

  • Mr. Bialochowski—–August VanDam

  • Mrs. Burdis—–Hannah Applebee

  • Mr. Gort—–Greydan Overweg


WINNER OF THE IPAD MINI:  Elizabeth White in Mrs. Kuieck’s class.



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Final Week of School for 2013-14!

The first week of June this year brings the final week of school.  It seems like the year just began and we are already wrapping it up with celebrations and farewells for summer.

We are wishing farewell to an amazing 5th grade class.  They will be missed — and they will also be a great addition to the Baldwin Middle School 6th grade team.  This class will continue to demonstrate their strengths in kindness, compassion, leadership and knowledge throughout their time in the Hudsonville School system.  They will each individually contribute a great deal to our world in their future years.  I feel very fortunate to been part of their lives these past 6-7 years!

There will be some changes to the Georgetown staff next year due to the opening of the Early Childhood building in the fall (Early Childhood Special Education, preschool and daycare) and due to budget cuts that will impact programming and staffing at our school.  More information about these changes will come next week once all the changes are finalized.

In our snapshot of events for this week, I also included opening events for the 2014-15 school year.  These include open houses and picture day.

Please connect with our school over the summer via the blog and OPEN LIBRARY.  The library will be open on select Tuesdays from 10-12pm for summer book check out.  The schedule is below.

Finally, if you want to engage in a fun competition sponsored by our local BIGGBY COFFEE SHOP, go to their facebook page, find the post about voting for your favorite Hudsonville School and type Georgetown Elementary.  The school with the most votes = free coffee for staff on the final day of school!

Have a great week….and a great kick off to summer.  I will be in touch with you on the blog to remind you of upcoming dates for the 2014-15 school year.   Thank you for all you have done to make this year one of the best ever at Georgetown!

Mrs. Reagan








Final Week of School Events to Know About






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BLOG BITS 5/30/14

summer sandNEWS FROM THE OFFICE………. Wow…… This is hard for me even to believe……. but this is the LAST Blog Bits for this year!!  Remember to periodically check the blog through out the summer for any news that Mrs. Reagan may be posting.  : )  The office would also like to REMIND you that next Friday, June 6 is an EARLY DISMISSAL for Georgetown.  We will be DISMISSED at 1:00 pm.  (Lunch will be provided before the students are dismissed)
We would like to remind you as parents that it is nice when you like to bring in treats for the fun festivities at the end of the year, however, we are NOT able to provide FREEZER SPACE.  If you are bringing in treats that need to be kept cold/frozen we ask that you either bring them to school in a cooler or make arrangements in advance with your teacher to see when the best time to bring them would be.  THANK YOU!! One last thing.  Our Community Ed Department has just provided us with an updated Tutor List.  Sometimes we know that students need a little extra help through out the summer and school year and this is a great place to find that special person that can help your student!  Please see the attached list for great tutors that are able to help students in grades K-12.  TutorList201314  NOW…….. whether you are okay with this or not…… the countdown to Summer Vacation continues!  lol  Believe it or not we only have 5 school days left!!  Yikes!!  : )
JUNE 3 ~ 4th/5th Grade Field Day @ Baldwin Middle School with all other elementaries.
JUNE 4 ~ Rain Date for 4th/5th Field Day
ART ROOM NEWS……..   Mrs. Brouwer and Mrs. Persch would like to remind you that Georgetown’s on-line art gallery, ARTSONIA, has lots of new student artwork ready to enjoy!  Our gallery has over 6,570 pieces of student artwork on display!  You can have your child’s artwork printed on a huge variety of items, including coffee mugs and shirts. Hint, hint…Father’s Day is right around the corner, and an original work of art created by your child would be a fabulous gift!  If you need the security key code to access your child’s artwork, please email Mrs. Brouwer: [email protected]
PTC NEWS……..  MARCO’S  PIZZA NIGHT WINNER…….. is FOURTH grade……. Mr. Bowen.   Way to go fourth graders!!  The class will be enjoying a pizza party for lunch on behalf of Marco’s Pizza!!
COMMUNITY NEWS………Sun w:glasses 2014 YMCA SUMMER DAY CAMP………. this is offered to kids ages 5-12.  Please read the following attachments with all of the information.   YMCA Summer Day Camp Brochure 2014   Day Camp Description 2014-Visser
HOPE COLLEGE SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP………Hope College is offering exciting opportunities this summer for students to explore the wonderful world of Science and More. There are over 39 camps to choose from including CSI, Science of Star Wars, VideoGame Making, The Science of Phineas and Ferb, Club Vet, Lego  and more.  The programs will feature “hands-on” interactive investigations designed to teach scientific concepts in a FUN yet challenging way.  A camper manual (for use in the camp) and a parent manual will be provided for each session.  To register, or for more information, visit our website at  For questions, e-mail us at [email protected] or contact us by phone (616) 395-7628  Partial scholarships are available for those who need financial assistance.  Also – the scholarship deadline can be extended to May 23, 2014.
MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION………. Saturday, June 7, 2014, 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 available to anyone that needs it.  There will be a large assortment of food, including fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.
WEST MICHIGAN FLIGHT ACADEMY’S ANNUAL FLY-IN……… The West Michigan Flight Academy annual event at the Riverview Airport in Jenison will beSaturday, June 7 from 7:00 – 11:00 a.m. The event welcomes the public to come and enjoy the Misty Blues Parachute Team, airplane rides, car show, airplane display, breakfast, music, raffles, door prizes and more.• Free airplane rides for youth age 7 – 17;  • Misty Blues Parachute Team performance: around 9:00 a.m.  • Breakfast: tri-tip steak, eggs, cheese, sausage, fire roasted salsa and tortillas! Children under 4 free, ages 4-14 $7, adults $10. Catered by Q-It-Up BBQ  • Introductory Flights to benefit the academy’s flight programs, $45  • Airplane display, car show, 50/50 raffle, door prizes and silent auction.  Please see the attached flyer for more information….. West Mi Flight Academy Fundraiser-Fly_In_Flyer-2014
KIDS DAY 2014……… Saturday, June 14. Kids! Moms! Dads! – What better way to celebrate the beginning of Summer than with an affordable, family-friendly event.  Come  to the Hudsonville Fairgrounds between 10 am and 3 pm to enjoy the fun of the 5th annual Kids Day. Kids will be entertained with free stage shows,  $.25 games, lots of prizes, affordable kid-friendly food, and much more.  Kids Daywill happen whether rain or shine. Kids Day is organized by Jehovah Jireh Ministries, and is supported by several local businesses, churches, and organizations.
CAMP 911…………… Free day long program that focuses on safety and prevention techniques for children ages 9-11.  We partner with community agencies such as Consumers Power, Safe Kids Coalition, local Police, Fire and Sheriff Departments to give a variety of experiences.  Camp 911 is a fun, hands-on learning environment that gives children the knowledge, skills and confidence to protect themselves and react safely in emergency situations. Lunch and snacks provided.   Camps begin at8:30 for registration and end at 4:00, they are offered at:
LEARN TO PLAY LACROSSE………. Who:   Boys and Girls, currently in 2nd grade and up. ( separated age appropriately at the clinic).  What:  Learn lacrosse skills from Hudsonville Lacrosse Coaches and players.  When:  June 16-19, M-Thurs, 6-7:30 PM.  Where:  Hughes Park lacrosse field.  Cost:   $35.  Register at HUDSLAX.COM .   Only equipment you need is a short boys or girls lacrosse stick.  No helmet or pads required.

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED!!! ………… 75 great teenagers (ages 14-17) from Spain need great host families in Michigan for 4 and 6 weeks this summer. They come with insurance, their own spending money, and no need to be entertained – they just want to experience your family for a little while and practice their (already good) English. Best of all it is FREE!  Would you consider opening your home to one of these kids this summer? Contact Mayah Bischoff for more details! 616-607-4769. Dates areJune 29-July 27 and June 27-August 8.

CAMP INVENTION……… Led by Hudsonville Christian staff, the week-long Camp Invention experience (June 16-20) immerses elementary school children in exciting hands-on activities that reinvent summer fun.  A few featured activities include building original prototypes, creating a personalized motor-powered vehicle, and taking apart electronics to construct an epic insect-themed pinball machine.  Each lesson explores connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation.  Currently receive $15 off until May 16 with the spring into summer discount!  Visit to register or contact Sharon Leerer ([email protected]) for more information.
HUDSONVILLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION……. Show your appreciation…… The end of the school year is near.  This is a great time to honor a special person, or an entire building staff, who has been a positive influence on your child’s life or school experience.  Teachers, coaches, counselors, bus drivers, and many others, influence and guide them.  One way to show your appreciation to these special people is by making a donation in their name to the Hudsonville Education Foundation.  When a donation is made to the Foundation, the name of the honoree(s) will be posted in each building.  Please see the attached flyer with more information……… HEF-Spring2014
FREE ICE SKATING……….Celebrate the end of school by FREE ice skating at Georgetown Ice Center, Hudsonville.  For the month of June bring in your school report card during public skating and get in free.  Skate rental additional.  Please see our website,, for public skating times.  Snacks and full meals available for purchase through BC Pizza, located in our lobby.  Offer ends June 30.
FALL BASEBALL REGISTRATIONS……. Hudsonville & Georgetown Little League are now taking registrations for the Fall Ball program.  Games from Sept 6 – Oct 4.  Deadline is July 7 (space may be limited).  Visit
JENSION STREET DANCE SHOWCASE………. will take place on Thursday, August 7.  REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JULY 10!  This will take place from 4p-9p.   Please read the following attachment with all of the details.   JSD Competition Flyer 052714
MINI STICK HOCKEY TOURNAMENT……… will be held on Saturday, July 19.  This tournament is to benefit the Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship.  Please read the attached form for all of the details and how to register!  Kids from under 6 years old to adults can participate!!!  MiniStickHockeyRegistrationForm
HUDSONVILLE YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION……….. Hudsonville Youth Football is now taking registrations for the fall 2014 season.  Grades 1-6.  Deadline is 7-21.  Visit

COMMUNITY ED NEWS………. Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids.  For more information or to register, please visit or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.


Mrs. Nurenberg  : )summer water


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Perfect Day for a POOL PARTY

Today was the day that seven students left school to play in the pool at the principal’s house!  These seven students were the top winners for our 2014 PTC SPONSORED WALKATHON.  They waited patiently through an extra long winter to earn this day and it was worth every minute of the waiting.

Once we arrived to the pool, we lathered up with sunscreen, ate a healthy lunch of JET’s PIZZA  and SUBWAY and then we SWAM and SPLASHED.  This was followed by a cookie break (in the pool of course) which was followed by more swimming, jumping and diving.  This wore us out, so we needed an ice cream break — and yes, we ate our ice cream in the pool.

We arrived back to school shortly before the dismissal bus rang feeling refreshed and sun kissed after our day at the pool.

Thank you to Lauren Burgess (2x winner), Jackson Burgess, Sheyla Plummer (5x winner), Ava Burlison (2x winner) Leah Burlison, Bryce Counts and Isabelle Swiercz.  Many thanks to our PTC for sponsoring yet another great event!

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