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Week 5: Sept 25-29, 2017


Fall arrived on Friday along with record breaking temperatures.   The heat didn’t keep us from having a fabulous SUPER HERO WALK•A•THON.  Thanks to Amanda Impens (our chair for 5 years) and several parent volunteers, our super heroes participated in challenges and took breaks in the shade when needed.  The treasurers (Jody Hunt, Karen Mead Jenn Mazarka) will be counting money this week with top winners and flashlight distribution next week.

If you have not yet turned your money in, please do this on Monday.  Enjoy the photos of this fabulous event above.  Many thanks to our team of student photographers who passed the camera along the walking path and captured excellent candid moments!

For those of you visiting ART PRIZE, remember to look for the Hudsonville Public Schools art student entry, ONLY ONE YOU.    MLIVE featured an article about the exhibit this week.  Each of our students have a painted fish rock that is part of this art prize entry.  After Art Prize, the rocks will be returned to Georgetown for a school installation.

A snapshot of our week is below.  Monday – Wednesday will be focused on staying cool while learning.  Remember… EAGLE PRIDE day on FRIDAY.  Dress your child in Eagle colors (maize and blue).  We want to be super fans when the HHS SUPER FANS visit our school on Friday at 10:30 am.

Here’s to a great week!

Mrs. Reagan

 

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WALK•A•THON Tomorrow…Friday 9/22/17

Tomorrow is our SUPER HERO WALKATHON!  Wear your superhero gear and be ready to walk.

Due to the heat, I am asking parents to send an extra water bottle (if possible) — and if your child has a heavy weight costume superhero costume to wear, send a send of extra shorts or shirt for your child to change into after the walk.

We are also going to walk in the morning — coolest time of day — and tell students to WALK NOT RUN.  Our goal is going to be having fun and AVOIDING HEAT related illnesses.

Mrs. Reagan

 

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Picture Day Reminder

Just a reminder that picture day is this THURSDAY, Sept 21!!

Your child should have come home with the order form Monday. If you need another one, we have more in the office.

If your child is ill or is not here on picture day, make up day is on Thursday, Oct. 26. If they have an appointment, arrive late, and miss their time slot on picture day, we will fit them into the day in another time slot.

You can also order pictures online. Go to www.geskusphoto.com/fallorders

Our School Web Code is 264BFISDGVHA

 

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Week 4: September 18-22, 2017

We have one of our most important events this week:  The PTC Sponsored SUPERHERO WALKATHON on Friday, September 22.  And…yes…we welcome SUPER HERO outfits on Friday!  We would love to have you join us.  Strollers are welcome.  The schedule is below:

  • 9:45 – 10:30   Kindergarten, 1-3rd Grade
  • 10:45 – 11:30   4th and 5th Grades

This is our ONE and ONLY ask for parent donations to support parent/child Events this year.  If we collect approximately $30 per student, all of our events and funded learning activities will continue without interruption.  We rely on every single penny … and we commit to spending it to support student learning and family activities.  Send money in anytime and with the final due date Monday, September 25.

And…remember we have PICTURE DAY on Thursday!

Enjoy this gorgeous weekend weather…and the beautiful final days of summer/fall weather this week.

Mrs. Reagan

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Blog Bits 9/15/2017

Blog Bits 9/15/2017

News from the Office…

We are right back into the swing of things and the kids are doing great! We practiced a few of our emergency drills this week and they did amazing with them as well!

Parents just a reminder that if you have to change how your child is getting home, PLEASE send a dated note to the teacher. Remember, we cannot change busses or ride a different bus home with a friend. That is a CRAZY part of the day for teachers and it is super helpful to have that note as a reminder!! Also keeping it as consistent as possible is helpful to not only the teachers , but the kids as well.

If you know your child is not going to be attending school for a day, please let the office know for attendance. You can also leave a voicemail if you call while we are not here. Thanks for your help with this!! We greatly appreciate it!

We have been going through paperwork that we may still need for your child.  If any forms come home with your student, please sign them and return them to school as soon as you can.  Thanks and have a great weekend!!!

PTC News…

•Walkathon papers went home with your students. The walkathon will be taking place next week Friday on the 22nd. Please have your donations and forms turned in no later than Sept. 25.  They will then start tallying the totals and announce the winners sometime in October. K, 1st, and 2nd grade will walk from 9:45 – 10:30. 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will walk from 10:45 – 11:30.

•The First PTC Meeting was moved to Oct. 5 and will be in the library here at school. We would love to have you join us that night to hear what is going on at Georgetown and how to get parents involved!!

•First Popcorn Friday is on Oct. 6

•The Next Jet’s Pizza Night is on Oct 12.

Community News…

•Urban Hay Day
Todd Wenzel sponsors the annual free fall festival, Urban Hay Day on Saturday, October 21 from 11am-4pm. Hop on a hayride at Gemmens Home and Hardware (3488 Kelly Street) and travel through to city, ending up at Terra Square (3380 Chicago Drive) where you’ll watch a pumpkin explode on the ground from a firetruck while you indulge in fall favorite foods. Hop around on bounce houses, pet the animals at the critter barn, vote on your favorite scarecrow, or compete in our pumpkin races. We have fun for the entire family! Find out more at www.UrbanHayDay.com.

•The Heritage Christian Fall Children’s Clothing and Toy Sale is on Saturday, September 30 from 9am-12:00. Come shop our large selection of infant-teen fall/winter clothing, winter coats, baby gear outdoor/indoor toys, books, games, sporting equipment, shoes, boots, maternity and more. Delicious baked goods also for sale! Located in the large gym at Heritage Christian School located at 6340 Autumn Drive in Hudsonville.

•Holy Cross Kids Sale 
Fri Sept 29, 9-3
Sat Sept 30, 9-1 (50% off day)
Baby-teen fall and winter clothing and snow items, shoes, accessories, books, room decor, lots of toys and other items. Free admission, cash or check only.
•Septemberfest Arts and Craft Show sponsored by Hudsonville Christian School will be held on Saturday, September 16, from 9am-3pm at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds. Admission is $2, and a food booth is available for refreshments and lunch. 170+ booths represent a wide variety of products from the finest local vendors. This is a juried show with only handcrafted items with dozens of selected new vendors. Check us out on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HudsonvilleSeptemberfest
•The Byron Center Chamber of Commerce is organizing the Inaugural Byron Center Adventure Race on Saturday, October 7, 2017, for youth from age 8 to age 14.
In an exciting, one-hour event, Eight- through Fourteen-year-olds will work with their teammates to find checkpoints and solve challenges in various locations within the approximately 31 acres of the Byron Center High School property.  Checkpoints will be marked with colored flags; challenges will include age-appropriate physical and mental games and tests which require teamwork.  Participants will compete with those of similar ages to win prizes.  An After-Race Bash will help all celebrate the fun!
•Attention parents!
Please join us for our first Hudsonville Public Schools Parent Connection Night! This event will take place on Tuesday, October 17 from 6:30-8:00 at Baldwin Street Middle School. You will be able to choose 2 different sessions from the following options:
– Screen Time: Impact, Safety and Setting Limits
– Teaching Kids to Get Along: Navigating the Roads of Friendships and Siblings
– Home Organization: Simple Systems to Help Your Entire Family be Successful
– Positive Behavioral Strategies for Younger Kids: Less Words and More Visuals
These sessions will all be run by Hudsonville staff members Lisa Keskitalo, Kate Randall, Carrie Ysseldyke, and Melissa DeGroot.  Child care will be provided for children ages 5 and up.  We will also have desserts and giveaways!
Please RSVP by October 3 using the following link:
​If you are not able to RSVP using the link, you may contact Kate Randall at (616) 669-9362 ext. 23507.
We hope to see you there!
•Would you like to get involved in the Hudsonville Athletic Boosters??? Please read this attachment Hudsonville Athletic Boosters (Who are we_)-2jsx7dl to learn more about who the Hudsonville Athletic Boosters are, what they do, and how you can get involved! Go Eagles!!

Community Ed…

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

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Constitution Day

the-constitutionConstitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave people on September 17, 1787.

This year, September 17 is on a Sunday.  Each grade will talk about the significance of the document throughout during the next few days.

Feel free to visit the links below to learn more about this incredible document that serves as the foundation of our free, united country.

 

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Super Hero WALK•A•THON & First PTC Mtg on Oct 5

Our one and only MAJOR fundraiser for the year will take place on September 22.  View the slides below to find out about our SUPER HERO WALK•A•THON.  This is the only time we will ask you to donate to our school funds.  It’s a one time fundraiser to get us through the year.

We operate on a tight budget that allows us to fund events that impact learning and family time.  If every family donates $30 for each child in the school, we will be in great shape for the year.  If we make less, we will make adjustments in our support for this year.

Also, our first PTC Meeting will be held on October 5, 2017 @ 6:30 in the school library. We will talk about the total raised for the walk•a•thon.  In addition, 5th grade teachers will share information about their curriculum.  This meeting is open to all parents.

Mrs. Reagan

PS:  Parents…you are invited to come and walk with us!  Strollers are welcome!

The video below, created by Kristen Floriana, highlights all the activities made possible because of your support. Click on the graphic to launch the video.

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We have our first Early Release on this Friday, Sept. 15. We will be dismissing at 12:15 on Sept. 15. If your child is a car rider, please be at school between 12:10 and 12:15 for pick up.  Food Service will be offering a sack lunch on early release days. Children can order a lunch with their teacher in the morning and will have them to take to their destination.  The cost will be $2.50.  Free and reduced benefits will also apply.

 

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Week 3: Sept. 11-15, 2017

We are looking forward to our third week of school:  Perfect sunny fall weather and our first JET’s Pizza Night.  Please take advantage of our school Jet’s night by ordering food and mentioning that you are a Georgetown School family.  Jet’s donates a percentage of the Georgetown order earnings to our school. We use this money to purchase books, pay for online learning licenses and fund parent/child events. Jet’s Pizza Nights are a once a month fundraising opportunity and we are grateful to Mr. Cecchini,  Jet’s owner, for supporting our school for 12 years.

Our one and only MAJOR fundraiser for the year will take place on September 22.  View the slides below to find out about our SUPER HERO WALK•A•THON.  This is the only time we will ask you to donate to our school funds.  It’s a one time fundraiser to get us through the year.

We operate on a tight budget that allows us to fund events that impact learning and family time.  If every family donates $30 for each child in the school, we will be in great shape for the year.  If we make less, we will make adjustments in our support for this year.

View the slides below to find out what you donation supports at your child’s school.

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Reagan

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Week 2: September 5-8, 2017

I hope that your Labor Day weekend was perfect for you and your family!  It was a perfect time for me to relax, see friends and get caught up for the coming week.

The beginning of the week might be difficult for some of our new students, especially kindergarteners.  Remember to post a schedule so they know which days they ride the bus or get picked up — and how many school days before the weekend arrives again.  It is very helpful for them to see the schedule even if they can’t read it.

Last week Thursday, I welcomed 35 of our new grade 1-5 students to Georgetown.  They posed for a photo, received a welcome certificate and enjoyed a Sprinkle’s donut. The photo is above (missing just one student).

A snapshot of the week is below.  Check your child’s class blog for details about last week and the week ahead.  Links to all class blogs are on the right sidebar.

Mrs. Reagan

 

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