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.
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….
The 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: email@example.com 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.
• 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
here 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!!
•Mother/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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 shift
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
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.
GMB/ EAGLE 5K….
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 www.classicrace.com and visit our website www.hudsonville5k.com 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: http://bit.ly/1UNM1Ir. Important information and required audition forms are in the attached PDF file. Contact Mrs. Maurice (email@example.com) 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.