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Volunteers Needed for Book Fair!!!

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November is just around the corner and that means Scholastic Fall Book Fair time!!   The Book Fair helps us to raise money each year for our school to purchase books for our classrooms and libraries. Plus, the kids just love it!  We need your help in order to make it another success.  We are in desperate need of volunteers for the week of November 3rd-7th.  Please consider volunteering a couple hours of your time for this fun event!

Use the link below to sign up on Volunteerspot.org.

http://vols.pt/uRw1bo

Thank you for all your support!!

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Fall Has Arrived!

We felt fall blow in this week with the windy, rainy and cool weather.  Our LOST & FOUND is also a testament to the changing season — every hanger is full with jackets and sweatshirts in all sizes and colors.  If your child cannot find a jacket/sweatshirt at home, add check locker and check LOST & FOUND to their TO DO list.    I’ve asked teachers to remind their students to check this area (between rotunda and library) as they walk to specials and lunch.

I included the big events for the next two weeks below.  We have some important events ahead — Picture Retakes, Turkey Trot, a day off from school and Parent/Teacher Conferences.  We will schedule all of the conferences this week and get your schedule times out to you by Friday.  As you can imagine, this is a complex and tedious process in which we schedule siblings back to back and try to also work around your requested dates.   This time to meet with parents is very important to us so it is time well spent.

The BOOK FAIR (made possible by PTC and a host of parent volunteers) will run the same week as conferences (November 3-6).  Many thanks in advance to Jody Hunt who is the creative energy chairing the Book Fair this year!

Enjoy your weekend…and here’s to crisp fall weather next week!

Mrs. Reagan

PS:  Hats off to some amazing basketball players that I saw in action this morning at the HHS:  Joanna, Jayda, Kinsley, Emmalee, Saige, Mikynn and Izzy.  My only regret — I didn’t get photos of all your great shots!

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BOX TOPS due on FRIDAY, OCT 17

Box TopBOX TOPS for EDUCATION are due on Friday, Oct 17.    If you have a bag of box tops sitting at home, send them to school with your child as soon as possible.  For a reminder on how the competition works, check this link: BOX TOPS

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Blog Bits 10/10/2014

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Blog Bits 10/10/2014

News from the office….

The kiddos at Georgetown are comfortable with their routines and everyone is doing great! Thanks to such AWESOME support from the families at Georgetown, we were able to watch Mr. Gort, Mr. Bowen, Mr. Kooiker, and Mr. Rob sumo wrestle! The kids had so much fun watching and cheering them on! Thankfully we were able to get this in before the weather turned a bit cooler. With that said, we would like to remind you to label your child’s coats, hats, and anything else they might wear to school. We are sending a lot of items to lost and found already and labeling the items helps us find it’s owner. Thanks for your help!!

A remind from Mrs. Reagan: If you have not responded to the Parent Teacher Conference Survey, please do so this weekend.

PE News….

2014 turkey trot

The  Turkey Trot will be held at Eagle stadium on the Baldwin Street MS campus again. The date is Tuesday, October 28.  Gates open at 4:30 and races start at 5:00. Early registration is done, but you can still register the day of the race. Shirts will only be available while supplies last. If you have any questions you can email Mrs. VanKoevering at mvankoev@hpseagles.net or Mrs. Nienhuis at [email protected]

Art News….

News From The Art Room….Where’s all the art?!!  Parents, we’d like you to know that we will be offering opportunities for you to pick up your child’s awesome artwork this year.  Our first art pick-up will during conferences in November.  Visit the Georgetown Art Blog for more information!

http://josettebrouwer.edublogs.org/2014/09/21/all-that-beautiful-art/

Mrs. Brouwer & Mrs. Persch

News from the PTC….

  • The next Marco’s Pizza night is on October 15! Mark it on your calendar!! : )

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  • The next Box Top Competition will be ending on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17!  Make sure you are collecting your Box Tops and when you send them in make sure the Student Name/Teacher Name and NUMBER of Box Tops is on the bag!!  This is a huge help to the volunteer moms who count all of our Box Tops  : )
  • During the week of October 19-25  purchases made with your ‘yes’ card will be credited to Georgetown Elementary.  You will need to “link” your yes card to Georgetown Elementary at www.myyesrewards.com.  If you’re not a ‘yes’ member yet you can sign up at www.myyesrewards.com and pick up your ‘yes’ card at the customer service desk.  The money raised is used for many classroom activities including field trips and assemblies.

     

Community News….

  • You are invited to Urban HayDay on October 18 from 11am to 5pm.  This free festival will take place at Gemmens and the Farmer’s Co-Op and will offer hayrides, live music, pumpkin carving, line dancing, a rubber chicken launch, farmer’s market and craft show, kids activities, and much more!  New this year is the Hudsonville Pumpkin Race.  You are invited to enter your pumpkin racer into this fun competition.  Just build a racer using a pumpkin and four wheels (not to exceed 20lbs or 2 feet wide) and bring it down to the races.  Have your pumpkin racer checked in by 2:30pm and compete for the title of “Pumpkin King or Pumpkin Queen”.  For all of the details about the pumpkin races and other activities, visit www.urbanhayday.com!

 

Boy Scout Registration Night for 1st Grade

  • The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. Scouting provides    a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of citizenship, and develops personal fitness. The Scouting program is uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys by offering fun and challenging experiences that boys and parents do        together. Cub Scouting is led by the parents of the boys in the pack. Now is a great time for first grade boys to join and get started on the  scouting trail.Sign up Tuesday, October 14, 2014 7:00 p.m. Baldwin Middle School Cafeteria Registration Fee $25.00 Young boys grow up fast.  Give your son a valuable gift by encouraging him to join Cub Scouting today. The time you invest in him today will make a difference in the  person he becomes tomorrow.

 

  • Come and support a local library and buy books at their used book sale! Gary Byker Memorial Library will have a used book sale in the basement of the library. The days and hours are as follows…… Oct. 16 from 10:00am-8:00 pm, Oct. 17 from 10:00am-5:00pm, Oct. 18 from 10:00am-1:00pm.

 

  • FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION…..Thursday Oct. 23, 2014 from 6:00-7:00 pm. Hudsonville Congregational United Church of Christ and Sunrise Ministries are partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide free food to those in need. This will take place at Hudsonville Congregational United Church of Christ, 4950 32nd Ave. Hudsonville. There will be a large assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other quality items.

 

  •  Georgetown Ice Arena Halloween Public Skate…..Join us after Trick or Treating on Friday (Halloween night) for an extended public skate from 7:00-10:00 pm. Costumes welcomed!! All ages just $3.00       georgetownice.com     616) 662-2800.

     

District Change to make on your calendar….

We have made the following revisions to our 14/15 calendar in response to a late change in the State’s 2015 Spring Assessment Schedule:

•  The PD/Records Day originally scheduled for March 6 will be moving to March 9.

•  High school second trimester exams will be given on March 5 and 6.

•  Friday, March 6, 2015 will now be a regular day of attendance for all Hudsonville students.

•  Students will not report on Monday, March 9, 2015.  

 

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Parent Survey: November Conferences

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Parent Teacher Conferences will be held November 3 (Mon), 5 (Wed) , and 6 (Thurs).  We need to know what evening works best for you.  We will not hold Parent Teacher Conferences on November 4 (Election Day).

Please complete this survey:  Georgetown Parent Teacher Conference Survey

One survey per family.  We will schedule conferences for siblings on the same evening.   You will find out your scheduled conference evening on October 30.

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Week 6 Brings October Wind & Rain

It’s fair to say that the changing weather of the fall has arrived!  As you change over to warmer winter clothing for you children, please make sure that you mark the clothing with last name on the garment size tag.   This helps us to match your child with LOST items from Lost and Found.  If you would ever like to scan the LOST and FOUND items in our building, this is located in the hallway between the library and the rotunda.

Our school events for the week are below — Jet’s Pizza Nights on Tues/Wed are the highlight.  Be sure to check your child’s class blog for more specific details about class events, homework assignments, quizzes, etc.

Have a great week…and be warm!

Mrs. Reagan

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ROCK the WALK•A•THON Winners!

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Thanks to our AMAZINGLY supportive families, we raised over $19,000 for our school!  Our school wide goal was $15,000 and if attained, SUMO WRESTLING TEACHERS would hold a match.  Well, today those SUMO wrestlers provided the best entertainment ever.  Check out the video below to experience the event at home!

We had many winners….and those are listed below.  In addition, every student who raised $25 will receive a flashlight.  As the prizes arrive, we will get these passed out to the many winners.

Again, thank you for your support of our school!

Mrs. Reagan, the staff and our PTC

POOL PARTY with the PRINCIPAL  (Held in May of 2015…when it is warm again!)

  • Jackson Burgess -Mrs. Smith 1
  • Lauren Burgess – Mrs. Flory 3
  • Ava Burlison -Mrs. Quigley 4
  • Leah Burlison -Mrs. Stadt 1
  • Anna Yates-Mrs. VanderStel 3
  • Bryce Counts -Mrs. Kuieck 2
  • Reid Counts -Mrs. Wert PK
  • Briella Beemer -Mrs. Flory 3
  • Brock Beemer -Mr. Bowen 4
  • Isabelle Swiercz -Mrs. VanderStel 3
  • Whitney Swiercz -Estefan K
  • Carson Dykstra -Kuieck 2
  • Ellise Crowley -Kooiker 4
  • Hayden Fulcher -Walenta 5
  • Gavin Beek -Mrs. McDonald 3
  • Liz Havens -Mr. Bowen 4
  • Kaycie Lawrence -Mr. Kooiker 4

 

Pizza Lunch and Dessert with the Principal

  • Luke Uhlig – Mrs. Wert PK
  • Brynn Sremba – Mrs. Estefan K
  • Landon Jones – Mrs.Stadt 1
  • Sabella Lema – Mrs. Kuieck 2
  • McKenzie Haan – Mrs. VanArkel 3
  • Molly Garrett -Mr. Bowen 4
  • Quinton Tomaszewski – Mrs. Walenta 5

Top Class – Limo Ride and Lunch at Pizza Ranch

  • Mrs. Flory’s Third Grade Class

Top Earning Grade – Extra Recess

  • Grade 3:  Mrs. VanderStel, Mrs. Flory, Mrs. McDonald, Ms. VanArkel

Individual Prizes

  • Connor Britnall- Mrs. Greenlund 2 Mini iPad
  • Olivia Scholma – Mrs.Burdis 5 American Girl Doll
  • Trent Mervau- Mr. Kooiker 4 Legos
  • Josh Bigler -Mr. Bowen 4 Griffins Tickets
  • Kylie VanderBrink – Mrs. Estefan K Disney on Ice
  • Skyelar VanKoevering -Ms. VanArkel 3 Celebration Cinema

Scholastic Book Fair Gift Certificates

  • Alek Heys – Mrs. Ball 5
  • Yousef Hindeleh – Mrs. Bast 1
  • Nathaniel Phillips – Mrs. Bohl K
  • Evan Dirkse – Mr. Bowen 4
  • Jacob Redder – Mrs. Burdis 5
  • Josh VanderLugt – Mrs. Estefan K
  • Riley Perez – Mrs. Flory 3
  • Asher Koeman -Mr. Gort 5
  • Lexi Armstrong – Mrs. Greenlund 2
  • David Jelsema – Mrs. Huizenga 4
  • Brady O’Brien Mr. Kooiker 4 e
  • Jack Steele – Mrs.-Kuieck 2 B
  • Gavin Beek – Mrs. McDonald 3
  • McKenna Tockstein – Mrs. Quigley 4
  • Madelynn Czarnowski – Mrs. Ray 2
  • Chase Davis – Mrs.-Smith 1
  • Mathis Dujardin- Mrs.Stadt 1
  • Tyler Floriana – Mrs. Stutz K
  • Milena Sremba – Ms.VanArkel 3
  • Sam Hagberg – Mrs. VanderStel 3
  • Dylan Pfeffer – Mrs. VanKoevering 2
  • Ethan Impens – Mrs. Walenta 5
  • Chelsey Scholten – Mrs. Wert PK
  • Rachel Brillhart – Mrs. Woodring 1

 

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Week 5: Welcome October!

The first week of fall brought beautiful weather — and lots of sunshine.  It was one of the best WALK•A•THON weather days we have had in 8 years.   The support for our walk•a•thon was INCREDIBLE.  Watch this  walkathon video  from earlier this week.     Our PTC treasurers have been counting donations since Thursday — and  plan to have the total amount earned along with the winners for each category determined early in the week.cartoon-popcorn-1041

As we look ahead to our fifth week of school, the exciting event is our FIRST POPCORN FRIDAY!   Many thanks in advance to ALL THE PARENT VOLUNTEERS who pop the corn, serve it up into bags and deliver to classroom.  Your generous popcorn $ donations during open house make it possible for us to provide popcorn to all students in our building on the first Friday of each month. NOTE:  We use canola oil to pop the kernels.

artprizeIt’s time for our JUST FOR FUN fall activity.  If you attend ART PRIZE 2014 and would like to share a photo from the event, I will place it in a slideshow that will run on the same day the ART PRIZE winning piece is announced.   Email your photo to before the end of ART PRIZE:  [email protected]

Have a great weekend….enjoy this fabulous weather!

Mrs. Reagan

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News from the office….

  • It’s hard to believe we already have a month of school in!! The kids were so excited to participate in the walk-a-thon! Thank you so much for all their hard work getting donations!! It is very much appreciated and the donations will bring a lot of fun throughout the whole year! We had hearing and vision screening done at school this past week. This is something that is done every fall. If your child brought home a white slip from them, please sign that and return it to the office. We will make sure it gets to the right place. Just a reminder from the office, please send a dated note with your student if you are going to make changes for how your student gets home. We have had many calls to make switches and it is just easier for the teachers  (and less disruptive) if they have a note. Thanks for helping with this!!! : )
  • Safety/Security Reminder:  We do not allow parents on the playgrounds during recess.  The reason behind this is safety and security.  Staff on duty are responsible for monitoring students and also to watch for adults who enter the playground.  They do not know all of the parents — and they are trained to alert the office by 2-Way if an adult walks onto the playground.

If you arrive at school for pick up while your child is on the playground, the office will 2-Way the staff and ask to have your child sent inside and down to the office for pick up.

PARENTS:  Please keep this in mind and help us out by NOT going onto the playground during school hours — unless you have explicit instruction by the office staff and the playground staff has been informed.

NEWS From the TRANSPORTATION OFFICE:  Students cannot bring ripsticks, skateboards or any large objects on the bus that do not fit into their backpacks.  State law prohibits us from having objects like this on school busses for safety reasons.   If students enter the bus with these items, the drivers must take them away.  Parents will have to pick the item up at the Transportation Dept.  This would be very stressful to the children so I ask that you help them understand that they have to make a choice to ripstick/skateboard to and from school because they aren’t allowed on the bus.  If you child ever needs to bring an object to school that is too large to fit in their backpack, please drop your child off in the morning.  Thank you for your help with this matter.

PE News….

2014 turkey trot

The  Turkey Trot will be held at the Baldwin Street MS campus again. The date is Tuesday, October 28.  Gates open at 4:30 and races start at 5:00. A sheet with all the information on it should have come home with the kids this week. If you need additional information or an extra registration form you can get one off the PE blog. Registration deadline is Monday, October 6. You can still register after that the day of the race, however shirts will only be available while supplies last. If you have any questions you can email Mrs. VanKoevering at mvankoev@hpseagles.net or Mrs. Nienhuis at [email protected]

 

PTC News….

  • Walk-a-thon results will be announced on OCTOBER 3!!! Everyone did an AMAZING job!!
  • Congratulations to Mrs. Ball’s 5th grade class for winning the first Jet’s Pizza night of the year! They enjoyed a pizza party in their room on Wednesday! Way to go!!
  • Congratulations to Mrs. Stadt’s 1st grade class for winning the first Marco’s Pizza night of the year! Mrs. Stadt’s class enjoyed a pizza party in their room on Thursday! So glad they were able to get that in before Mrs Stadt’s baby came! Great job!!
  • The next Box Top Competition will be ending on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17!  Make sure you are collecting your Box Tops and when you send them in make sure the Student Name/Teacher Name and NUMBER of Box Tops is on the bag!!  This is a huge help to the volunteer moms who count all of our Box Tops  : )

  • Mark your calendars for Jet’s pizza nights on Oct. 7 and 8.
  • It’s popcorn Friday on October 3!!! : )
  • Do you shop at GORDON FOODSIf so, please help our school earn 5% of the quarterly purchases over $500.  You can join online or in store.  School account:  2283617

Library News….

Pizza Hut Reading Program

Calendars are going home this week for the Book It Pizza Hut Reading Program.   The BOOK IT! Program is all about turning kids who read because they have to, into kids who read because they WANT to. Through BOOK IT!, your child has the opportunity to earn a certificate for a free Personal Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut by filling out this calendar and by meeting monthly reading goals that are set.  Return this calendar at the end of the month to receive this certificate.  There is no purchase necessary and the pizza can be taken to go.  HAPPY READING!!

 

Community News….

  • You are invited to Urban HayDay on October 18 from 11am to 5pm.  This free festival will take place at Gemmens and the Farmer’s Co-Op and will offer hayrides, live music, pumpkin carving, line dancing, a rubber chicken launch, farmer’s market and craft show, kids activities, and much more!  New this year is the Hudsonville Pumpkin Race.  You are invited to enter your pumpkin racer into this fun competition.  Just build a racer using a pumpkin and four wheels (not to exceed 20lbs or 2 feet wide) and bring it down to the races.  Have your pumpkin racer checked in by 2:30pm and compete for the title of “Pumpkin King or Pumpkin Queen”.  For all of the details about the pumpkin races and other activities, visit www.urbanhayday.com!
  • The Girl Scouts of Hudsonville are hosting a sign up event for all girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade on September 20th.  We will be meeting at the Hagar Park fire pit from 7:00-8:00 pm for a time of crafts, songs, and s’mores, of course.  Want to make a bucket sit-upon?  Bring your own 5 gallon bucket with a lid (often available from most bakeries for free, or you can purchase at home improvement stores for a nominal fee) and we will provide the rest of the materials for you.  Event patches will be available for purchase ($1) for those that would like them.  We would love to have you join us!  Pre-registration for the event is appreciated, but not required. For more information please email [email protected]   In case of inclement weather, we will be meeting at Bread of Life Lutheran Church – on the corner of 36th Ave and Baldwin.

 

Community Ed News….

Community Education Courses

We have many great offerings for your kids this fall!  Click here to view.  I have also attached a pdf in case you have trouble viewing the document online.

Jr. Cheer Clinic • Beginning Fencing • Learn to Ice Skate • Intro to Hockey • Babysitting Class • Home Alone Class • Learn to Inline Skate • Bowling • Girls Basketball • Elementary & Middle School Legos  • Gymnastics/Dance/Cheer • Learn to Swim • HEAT Stroke School • Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes • Indoor Soccer • Tennis

Please feel free to call if you have any questions.  Rebecca Fabiano  Hudsonville Community Education 669-1740, ext #3

 

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Baby Stadt Has Arrived!

HenryOur Mrs. Stadt, first grade teacher, gave birth to a beautiful baby boy this morning!  His name is Henry Robert Stadt and he weighs 8 lbs., 15 oz and is already 19.5 inches long.    Henry is Mrs. Stadt’s third child.  His big sisters Amelia and Evelyn are very excited.

Mrs. Stadt was at school this morning preparing for the day when she checked in for permission to head out because her contractions were 10 minutes apart.   Let’s just say, we ‘encouraged’ her to get home to meet her husband and head to the hospital.  Mrs. Stadt arrived at the hospital shortly after 9:30 and delivered Henry at 11:32 am.

Enjoy your time with Henry and the girls, Mrs. Stadt!  Mrs. Baker and your first graders will be in touch to share their learning celebrations and news from the room!

 

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