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First Week of October

The cooler weather has arrived!  It’s cooler in the morning and fallwarmer by afternoon.  This change in weather means that parents will now be questioning the location of clothing items.  Don’t feel alone if you find yourself asking your child the questions below — from this point forward until the end of the year.

  • “Did you leave your sweatshirt in your locker?”
  • “What happened to that nice jacket I bought you for fall?”
  • “What do you mean you can’t find your gym shoes or your boots?”
  • “Have you checked the school LOST and FOUND for your lunch box, hat, coat, jacket, mittens, gloves, water bottle, coat, etc.?”

A few tips we would like to offer you:

  1. Put your child’s last name on their jacket, lunchbox, shoes, water bottle, etc.
  2. Send a bag to school with your child and require your child to return home with all the extra clothing items from their locker.
  3. Require your child to look at the LOST and FOUND.  Write a note that is stapled to their agenda or folder that goes back and forth to school everyday.  Put this same note in their lunch bag.  BE A NAG–you have my permission.  I have been on your side and nagging is one of my talents.

lost foundThe LOST and FOUND  is located strategically between the classrooms and the library.  All coats, sweatshirts and jackets are on hangers.  We sort them by color (a trick we have borrowed from Salvation Army).  There are shelves below the hangers that we store items like lunch boxes, water bottles, shoes, etc.  The children walk by this at least four times a day — everyday.

We have Locker and Desk Clean Out every 6 weeks.  We want the lost items to make their way back home — and together we can make this happen!

The week ahead is going to be a busy one — the schedule is below.  We have our first ALL SCHOOL JET’S PIZZA NIGHT — Tuesday and Wednesday.  If you order a pizza, give Jet’s your child’s teachers name.  The class that orders the most pizza’s will earn a class pizza party.  This is an incentive we use to remind everyone to support our school — a portion of all proceeds goes to our Parent Club.  The money supports the purchase of books and school events.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Reagan



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We met our goal which was to raise $15,000.  

We exceeded this goal and earned $16,934.81



The winners of all prizes are as follows:


BOWLING and LUNCH with Mrs. Reagan : TOP EARNERS

Jackson Burgess
Lauren Burgess
Ava Burlison
Leah Burlison
Gracie Yates
Gavin Beek
Isabella Swiercz
Whitney Swiercz
Liz Havens
Ellise Crowley

PIZZA/DESSERT LUNCH with Mrs. Reagan – Top Earners, Each Grade

Elena Zuideveen
Kolton Haan
McKenna Tockstein
McKenzie Haan
Isabella Wu
Kylie Glass
Brynn Sremba



Elise Matwiejczyk
Kiara Sullivan
Caden Moore
Connor Creighton
Skyelar VanKoevering
Kayla VanderBrink
Caleb Vanderlugt
Korbyn Greer
Kendall Aikens
Lyla Foust
Aiden Middendorf


Zac Harris
Anna Sayers
Keelan Nelson
Owen Plumert
Morgan Gelder
Luke Uhlig
Jada Owen
Sienna Murphy
Landon Jones
Sofia Delinck
Taylor Parkins
Maria Hindeleh
Carson Frederick
Jude Beckett
Kellan Gainey
Brenden Dejonge
Matthew Matwiejczyk
Emmle Simpson
Hayley Banach
Jozlynn McCormick
Mikaela Meyers
Anna Fumarolo
Reece Archer
Sydnee Bone
Eli Post
Gibson Kok


Tiff Meyer
Zachary Husted
Emma VanderWal
Lily Sayers
Maci Snip


Oliver DeWitt


Damien White


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Parent Club: Minutes and Volunteers

Our first Parent Club Meeting was held on Tuesday, 9/25/15 in the school Media Center @ 6:30 pm.  This means that our school year has officially begun!  The minutes of the meeting can be found here:


We have also held our ONLY fundraiser for the year:  THE WALK•A•THON.  The funds raised during this event help us to maintain a commitment to funding parent/student events, support our school library, support the teachers who put endless hours and their own money into their classrooms, and much more!   Our treasurers, Krista Lawrence and Jody Hunt, have been counting money and tallying results all weekend.  As soon as we know the totals, we will announce winners for the prizes.  Be patient…this is a big big JOB and Krista and Jody are precise and amazing!

Our school needs the support of parents — one way to show support is with the donation of money for IMG_9035the WALK•A•THON.  Another way to support our school is by volunteering to support events — this can be through helping to organize on scene (at events) or behind the scenes (planning, preparations, phone calls, etc.).  We know that many of you work full-time, and cannot get to school during the day so your monetary donation is your support of our school –and we  THANK YOU!  Many members of the parent club and a high percentage of the parents at our school also work outside the home — we understand and appreciate your donation!  To find out the many ways the Parent Club supports our school, read through past blog posts and visit the Parent Club tab above.

If you are able to carve out time to help out at school for some activities, or you would like to help behind the scenes, please complete this volunteer survey.   We need volunteers — and although it isn’t a resume builder, your time at school will also be remembered by your child and makes our events possible.

IMG_4907I would like to send a special shout out to the father’s of our students.  I know most of you work full-time and have limited flexibility in your schedules.  This is also true of many of our working mother’s — yet we 98% of our working mothers make time to be volunteers for one event during the year — either through Parent Club events or supporting learning in the classroom.

We need more father’s present helping out at school because it sends a message to your children that both parents care and are involved — father’s and mother’s.  Please consider taking time this year to help in some way — either at a Parent Club event or by helping to support learning in the classroom.  Simply put — WE ARE INVITING ALL PARENTS (fathers and mothers) to SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL!

The following people have completed the survey…we appreciate you!  You do not need to complete the survey again.  To complete survey, click on this link:  Parent Club Support

Mrs. Reagan

Fredricks, Erin
Mazarka, Jennifer
Gelder, Rachelle
Schuchardt, Roxanne
Jones, Shalyn
Greer, Kim
Phillips, Robin
Phillips, Ryan and Robin
Nelson, Stacey
Ender, Traci
Kramer, Kristin
Maldonado, Rebecca
Selders, Kent
deWilde, Megan
Natte Jen
Zuiderveen, Michelle
Tolsma, Laurie
Beckham, Sarah
Beuschel, Lisa
Rufner, Megan
Baar, Renee
Straub, Audrey
Phillips, Ryan and Robin
Witte, Wynnelle
Ender, Traci
Dykstra, Summer
Knebl, Erica
Knebl, Nicholas
Burns, Michelle
Hunt, Jody
Fredricks, Erin
Simpson, Lori
Elders, Whitney

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Week 4: September 28-October 2

We have had absolutely amazing weather to start the school year and this makes such a difference in helping us to establish routines for learning and working together at school.   The nice weather guarantees outside recess — time for the children to move, run, play and socialize with their peers.  Knowing that the weather will soon shift to rain, sleet, snow and cold we appreciate these beautiful fall days even more.

IMG_9076Our WALK•A•THON weather was PERFECT!  If you attended the event, you saw all 645 (students/staff) walking and running around our school track for 2+ hours.  Amanda Impens (Chairperson) and her staff of volunteers set up a water station and a series of obstacle courses (Ninja Warrior theme) for the participants.  It was a perfect day for a well-organized and fun event.  A video of the event highlights can be found below the calendar.

The funds raised by our students (and graciously donated by you and your family/friends), go toward supporting our school family social events and learning programs.  Some events:  Popcorn Days (all school, once a month), Reading Counts (motivational reading program and prizes), Raz-Kids (online reading program for K-3), Library Books, Prizes for Millionaire Word Club, Prizes for MobyMax Winners (another learning incentive program, GAGA PIT set up (Playground game), materials and equipment for MUSIC, PE, ART; Frames for our permanent student artwork exhibit, and MUCH MUCH MORE.    If you ever have a question about how to be involved in PARENT CLUB (beyond donating money), please attend a meeting or contact a board member.  All contact information and meeting dates found on Parent Club tab above.

WALK•A•THON winners will be announced this week via school announcement and posted on the blog.  We are still in the process of counting money and tallying results.

Our first POPCORN FRIDAY is October 2.  The popcorn is made with a nut-free oil.  If your cartoon-popcorn-1041child cannot have popcorn for any reason, please notify your child’s teacher.

Friday is also HOMECOMING DAY.  All staff/students will be dressing in BLUE/GOLD EAGLE’s Wear/Colors.  The SUPER FANS from Hudsonville High School will visit our school at 10:3o to show our students what it means to be an EAGLE FAN!  We are hoping for nice weather so we can meet them outside for this event.

Finally, another highlight of Friday:  THE HOMECOMING GAME and FUN FEST aredunk tank this Friday, October 2.  Events include 50/50 Raffle and a Staff Dunk Tank and much more.  Check out this flyer 2015-HEF Fun Fest poster for more event details.  Our two PE Teachers (Mrs. VanKoevering and Mrs. Nienhuis will be first in the DUNK TANK at 4:30 on Friday.  To have a shot and getting them in the tank, be there with your warmed up pitching arm!  They love to be in the water, so we need you there to make this happen!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Reagan




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Blog Bits 9/25/2015


Blot Bits 9/25/2015

News from the office….

We are back into the swing of school and the kids are doing very well! We had a fun day on Thursday with the walk a thon and the kids seemed to really enjoy it! We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day!! We also had some super ninja warriors going through the obstacles!

If your child is going to be absent, please remember to call their absence in to the office. Notes are a teachers best friend at the end of the day as well. If you are changing how your child is getting home, please send a dated note to the teacher. Thank you from the teachers in advance ; ) . Parents, thank you for doing such a great job at the end of the day with keeping the parking lot clear for the buses!! We sincerely appreciate your help with this!

October 5 and 6, hearing screening will be done for K, 2nd, and 4th grades. Vision screening will be done on 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades. This is done be the Ottawa County Health Department.

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy this beautiful weather we are having!!!

PE News….

Turkey Trot 2015 coming Oct. 27! TurkeyTrot15FINALColor-2maolzp
We are once again working on getting Turkey Trot ready to go and are looking for sponsors.  If you or the business you work for would like to be a sponsor please click this link to  find out more information.
Jet’s Pizza Nights…. Oct 6 and 7… The class that has the most orders will win a pizza party! Jet’s will also donate a portion of the proceeds to Georgetown so pleases help support our school!!
Opportunity for Hudsonville Elementary Students….
For the first time, Diane Scott and I would like to invite Hudsonville elementary students to audition to be part of an elementary chorus to participate in our upcoming fall production of Elf the Musical Jr.! The musical is based upon the wildly popular holiday movie starring Will Ferrell and is the perfect show to open the new auditorium and welcome the holiday season. Students will be asked to sing and perform simple choreography.
Elementary student auditions are on Saturday, September 26 in the Baldwin Street Middle School Choir Room. A link is provided in the PDF that will take parents to the sign up for audition times. All students MUST sign up for an audition through the website.
Students in Pre-K through 5th grade are welcome! Parents will be expected to volunteer to chaperon rehearsals and will need to provide all transportation. Here is a link to view all of the details if your child is interested in auditioning!ElfMusicalInfoLetterES
Community News….
  • Annual Fall/Winter Children’s Clothing Sale:  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 from 9AM to NOON!! PLEASE NOTE the NEW DATE for the Clothing Sale is October 3!  Come to our new location at 6340 Autumn Drive, Hudsonville!  We have a very large space to display all children’s clothing, toys, sports equipment, baby paraphernalia, and baked goods!
  • Kick off the fall season at Hudsonville’s free fall festival, Urban Hay Day on Saturday, October 17 from 11am-5pm! Enjoy all of the festivities right in down hay daytown Hudsonville at two locations (connected by hay rides!). Stop by either Gemmen’s Home & Hardware or the Hudsonville Farmer’s Co-Op to start your fall adventure! Pumpkin races, pony rides, a mechanical bull, bounce houses, a kids tractor pull and tractor show, donuts and cider, pumpkin carving, and more will provide fun for the whole family! We encourage you to check out our website at
  • HEF Fun Fest Oct.2…. Check out this flyer 2015-HEF Fun Fest poster for more information about this fun night!!!football helmet
  • Door Maze at VRC
    October 31st, 6:30-8:00PM
    Vriesland Reformed Churchgif_pumpkin011_PRc
    6839 byron Road, Zeeland, MI
    Invite your Friends and Families!
    Visit over 30 decorated doors inside VRC for candy and then head to the gym for
    snacks, games, and a photo booth.
    Appropriate costumes, please (hint: Sports, Disney, storybook characters)
    Saturday, October 3, 2015
    10:00 am to Noon
    Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a feeding america
    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, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.
  • You’re Invited!
    to Woven by Love
    Woven by Love is a weekend retreat created for adoptive moms by adoptive moms.
    Meet other moms in all stages of the adoption process. Listen, laugh, cry and be encouraged by
    each other’s experiences.
    Gain a better understanding of the heart and needs of your children. Leave with
    new tools and renewed motivation for taking care of yourself and the little ones in your home.
    Spend some time on a mini-mama vacation. Rest up and breathe deeply as we’re reminded of our purpose and identity in Christ.
    *Please register by October 15.
    Retreat weekend is January 29-31, 2016.
    Gull Lake Ministries located between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, MI
    For more information:
    facebook- Woven by Love 
    Community Ed News….

    To check out all of the great activities we have to offer, please click here.

    If you would like to view the 2015 Hudsonville Community Education Brochure as a pdf or to print any pages, click here.

    Please call or email me if you have any questions or feedback.

    Rebecca Fabiano
    Hudsonville Community Education

    Upcoming Events….

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School Directory Survey

directoryOur school directory is provided to parents to help them connect with one another outside of school. We have had many parents express concern about their private information being shared in a directory format.

We would like to honor requests and also find out if your preferences for information listed in a directory — if you want to be listed.  Please complete this survey by September 30, 2015.  Only those who complete the survey and state they want to be listed will be listed.

The directory (once completed) will be sent to parents as a PDF copy for you to save on your computer and/or print at home. They will not be sent home in paper copy format. This is done to help us save costs on paper at school.  Our goal is to have the school directory completed and sent to interested parents by October 15, 2015.

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Week 3: Picture Day and Walk•A•Thon

cheeseWe have a busy week, starting off with PICTURE DAY on Monday!   The photos take place in the MEDIA CENTER.

Another highlight of the week:  ALL SCHOOL WALK•A•THON.  This is our ONLY PARENT CLUB fundraiser for the year.  If we reach our goal of $15,000, the teachers will play a game of BUBBLE SOCCER for student and parent entertainment!  Information about the WALK•A•THON can be found here.  STUDENTS:  Remember to dress in your favorite BLUE/GOLD EAGLES Wear or dress as an American Ninja Warrior.

This past week, all classrooms discussed the importance of BEING NICE and BEING SAFE at Georgetown.  The goal is to help our students understand that we are a school family and as a family we need to respect one another as well as learn to appreciate and celebrate our differences.  Another part of being a school family involves reminding others when they are not being nice — understand appropriate ways to stand up for another person and understand how to report someone if their behavior is not safe or unkind.  If you want to learn more about the topics we discussed this week and continue to discuss all year-long, visit this post.

Our first PARENT CLUB meeting is on Tuesday of this week.  We begin promptly at 6:30 pm in the MEDIA CENTER and end promptly at 7:30 pm.   Teachers from Grades 5 and 1 will be attending this meeting — available to answer questions about the curriculum.   Please consider coming — especially if you have never attended.  We are a small group of people (very nice people) who do our best planning events for the school families, students, and teachers.

We are hoping that the cool, sunny weather stays through the week.  We would love to have our WALK•A•THON outside…and continue to take advantage of outdoor recess on these beautiful fall days!

Enjoy your weekend…and here’s to a great third week of school!

Mrs. Reagan



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Mentioned in our weekly update this past Monday, the second week of school involves teaching the expectations for the BE NICE part of our school mission.  Our school mission statement is simple and to the point:  Be Nice • Work Hard • Learn Well.  While working hard and learning well are constant companions of academic settings, establishing guidelines for friendship, play and day-to-day communications at school are different from other settings.
At Georgetown, we not only want all children to welcome one another, we also want to make sure that children know how to identify when they are teased or bullied.  In addition, we want to teach children how to respond to teasing or bullying done to them or to others.
We have a common set of lessons that we teach throughout the week in grades K-5.  We call them the BE NICE • BE SAFE lessons.  Each grade modifies these to meet the development needs of their class.  Also, these lessons serve as a kick off to lessons that occur throughout the year.  At the end of the week, your child will bring home a school pledge to share with you.  Our hope is that you will go over this with your child and sign it and return it to school next week.  The BE NICE BE SAFE lessons are below.  Please feel free to review this with your child.


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Constitution Day, THURSDAY: Wear RED, WHITE, BLUE

the-constitutionWe will be honoring the Constitution on Thursday, September 17.   Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave people on September 17, 1787.

To celebrate this day and the honor of living in a free  country,  we ask everyone to wear RED,  WHITE,  and  BLUE on Thursday.

To learn more about the constitution, visit these helpful websites:

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