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Week 13: Shortest Week Ever!

We have two days of school followed by days designated for Thanksgiving Holiday celebration.   Below is a snapshot of our week…which includes the special rotation.  Please check your child’s class blog for updates on learning.

For those of you who are starting your holiday shopping, please consider supporting our school by placing your AMAZON orders through our AMAZON SMILE ACCOUNT.  A percentage of your total goes directly to our school — and this money helps us put books and supplies in classrooms.  Use this link for the AMAZON SMILE link to Georgetown’s account.

Finally, wishing everyone a warm, happy and gratitude filled Thanksgiving Holiday with family and friends.

Mrs. Reagan

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Box Tops Winners!!!

The school earned $409.90 in the November competition!! Thank you to all of you who turned them in!! This money goes to the Parent Club to support various activities.

3rd place goes to Mrs. Kuieck’s class with 475 box tops

2nd place goes to Ms. VanArkels’s class with 548 box tops

1st place……… goes to Mrs. Stutz’s class with 589 box tops!!!!!!

It was a close race! Mrs. Stutz is working with Mrs. Simpson on a prize!! Just as a reminder for the future, there were A LOT of box tops turned in that had no teacher name on them. Please remember to label them so your child’s class can get the credit. Also thank you to Mr. Rob who generously brought in 200 box tops to go to our school!!

Keep on cutting them out and sending them in!! We keep a tally as they are turned in and will have another competition later in the year!!! You can use this paper to tape them to also!! Box Top paper

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Week 12: November 13-17, 2017

Thank you to all parents who attended and participated in teacher conferences last week.  This is a critical scheduled time for our to have 15 minutes to sit down with each parent to discuss your child’s strengths and areas to grow.  We spend several hours per day with your children and our goal is to help you better understand how your child is performing social, emotionally and academically alongside their peers at each grade.  We thank you for your support!

This past week, our students learned about Veteran’s Day and wrote letters to veteran’s.  These letters are distributed  at various Veteran’s Hospitals.  Many thanks to Kristen Floriana for helping to coordinate this important event.

 

Our school heating system is in need of booster units to move the heat through the building.  These are on order … arrival date TBD.  You may have heard that some of our classrooms are chilly.  All staff will be dressing warmly next week (layers).  Feel free to send in a sweater/sweatshirt for your child — however, make sure your put your child’s last name on the label.

And…remember…BE NICE and BE SAFE in the parking lot if you drive your child to school (drive slowly, park in parking spaces and stay out of the bus loop at all times).  Check out the snapshot of events in the week ahead.

Mrs. Reagan

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Blog Bits 11/10/2017

Blog Bits 11/10/2017

News From the Office…

It was a crazy busy week here at school with conferences and the book fair! Thank you to all of the parents that came to school to meet with your child’s teacher! Parent involvement and support is so important in your child’s education and we appreciate you being here!! We also had the book fair this past week which seemed very busy as well!! The kids are always excited to go and pick out a good book. We want to say thank you to Jody Hunt for organizing it and everyone that came and helped out!  It takes so many volunteers to pull that event off! You are appreciated! Lastly, we want to say thank you to Jen Mazarka and Erin Fredricks for organizing the dinner for the teachers and to so many who volunteered to bring in the delicious dinner for the teachers this past week for conferences. It is very much appreciated!

We are already approaching our first holiday break! I can’t believe how fast time is going! We have Thanksgiving break starting Nov. 22 and we are back in class on Nov. 27.  Have a good weekend!

Next Early Release…

Just a reminder, we have Early Release on Friday, Dec. 1 We will be dismissing at 12:15 on Dec 1. 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.

PE News…

The  PE CARES food drive is beginning November 1! The competition runs until November 16!  All items donated will go to LOVE INC to help our local families in need. The class that brings in the highest number of non-perishable food items will win a PE CARES t-shirt and a bowling field trip to Hudsonville Lanes!! Thank you for your help and support in this community service project! We are thankful for this opportunity to teach our kids compassion and love for others!!

Music News…

SAVE THE DATE!! We just wanted you to put Dec. 14 on your calendars for the date of the Holiday Program. More information will be coming out later.

Kindergarten – 2nd grade will start at 6:30

3rd – 5th grade will start at 7:30

PTC News…

Nov. 16 – PTC Meeting in the library at school from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Please make time to come to the meeting to hear about everything going on at Georgetown!!

Nov. 17 – Popcorn Friday

Dec. 4 – 6 – Holiday Shoppe, more details to come home later

Dec. 7 – Jet’s Night, order some delicious Jet’s Pizza and let them know who your child’s teacher is! Jet’s generously donates a portion of the profits back to Georgetown and also gives the class with the highest total a pizza party!!

Community News…

•The Youth Boys team will be having Lacrosse Sign-Ups starting December 1st.

All boys 1st through 8th grade will be able to play this season.

If parents would like more information they can go to our website:

www.hudslax.com

Or

Visit us on Facebook:

Hudsonville Area Lacrosse Association.

•Christmas Fest 2017

~ Welcome Home ~

Saturday, December 2 – 4-8 pm

You are Invited!

Join in the joy of the season…Christmas Fest 2017:  A free, family-friendly, hometown holiday celebration!

Who: come one, come all!

What: A celebration! Catered pasta bar dinner and festive holiday entertainment, door prizes, games, activities, treats, and refreshments, DIY’s and make-n-takes, Something for everyone!

When: Saturday, December 2 – open house style Come and go anytime 4-8 pm

Where: Grace Community Church, 3500 new Holland street, Hudsonville, MI 49426

For more information: www.solagrace.org or 616-669-6507

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

•Just in time for the holidays – show your Eagle Pride and support the Hudsonville Band Programs!  We have exciting gift ideas for all Eagles fans K-12 as well as parents and proud Hudsonville Eagle Community members!  A portion of all proceeds will help support our band programs.  Whether at Riley, Baldwin, or Hudsonville High School, or your son or daughter will soon be at these schools, the Boosters are working to provide resources needed to ensure our student musicians can follow their dreams both now and for generations to come!

 See the attached flyer and visit our online store at https://eagleband2017.itemorder.com/sale

 Store will be open now through November 27th!

•Zutphen CRC invites you to a presentation given by Protect Young Eyes on December 6 from 6:45-8:15PM. This presentation is designed to enlighten parents, grandparents and teens (ages 14 and above) about the digital culture of kids today, equip them with strategies for creating an internet safer home and encourage them to be observant, engaged and informed. Protect Young Eyes exists to give busy parents and hyper-connected kids the information and tools they need to use technology awesomely. If you are someone who interacts with teens or children, please join us for this free event. A dinner will be served from 5PM-6:30PM. Follow the link to register https://zutpheninternetsafety.eventbrite.com. Childcare will be available.

•Michigan Ballet Academy is presenting the magical holiday classic, The Nutcracker, with original choreography by internationally renowned Artistic Director Nikoloz Makhateli.    Hudsonville Public School students receive a special discounted ticket price of $10.  Watch toys come alive, snowflakes dance, and a fierce battle between mice and soldiers!  This production will have kids of all ages wide-eyed with wonder.  Enjoy a stunning performance set to the wonderful music of Tchaikovsky at affordable prices for the entire family. Whether a holiday tradition or first-time discovery, The Nutcracker is a gift every family will love.

Come join us on Friday, December 1 at 2:30 PMSaturday, December 2 at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM, and Sunday, December 3 at 2:30 PM at the Jenison Center For The Arts, 8375 20th Avenue, Jenison, MI 49428.   Purchase tickets at www.michiganballet.org.  Hudsonville Public School Students use promotion code STUDENT10 for discounted students tickets

Girl Scouts Information and Registration Night!

Alward, Bauer, Georgetown, and Park elementary girls and parents, come to this meeting to be a part of Girl Scouts!!

Tuesday, November 14 from 6:00 – 7:00

Meet in the Media Center at Baldwin Middle School

Find out more information at www.gsmists.org or call Deena at 616-389-0830

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Ed…

 You can click here to go to the community education page on the Hudsonville Public School website or click link below to see the new winter offerings.

Hudsonville Community Education – Winter Offerings

 

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Week 11: Nov 6-10, 2017

We did the impossible….we survived a mid-week Halloween!  It’s a daunting task to face 570 students who have had less sleep paired with a sugar surge and continue on with packed days of learning, problem solving and peer collaboration.   WE DID IT!

Looking ahead to this week, we have a time change on Sunday (fall back an hour) and two nights of parent/teacher conferences.  If you can’t remember your appointment time, please contact your child’s teacher.   We also have our fall book fair taking place in the library.  This will be open from 4-8 on conference nights.

The Book Fair is a Western theme.   We will carry that through with a western dress up day on Friday.  Your child can wear cowboy/girl boots, hats, jeans, etc.

We are looking forward to meeting with you during conferences.  I will be calling time over the speaker system every 15 minutes to help parents/teachers stay on time.

Enjoy your weekend…stay warm and dry..and remember to set your clocks back one hour.

Mrs. Reagan

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Early Release 11/3/2017

Just a reminder, we have Early Release tomorrow. We will be dismissing at 12:15 on Nov 3. 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 10: October 30-November 3

Well it’s official…fall/early winter weather has arrived!  Make sure your child has gloves/mittens and a hat to wear out for recess each day.  Also, write your last name on the tag of the winter coat.  Actually…write your last name on the tag of any sweatshirt or sweater your child wears to school!

Why?  If it ends up on the playground and then in lost & found, I will get it back to your child.  It is a big help to have NAMES so that I have less to take to Goodwill/Salvation Army at year’s end.

This week we will be focusing school-wide on how to be a GEORGETOWN UPSTANDER.  What is an upstander?  Someone who represents Georgetown’s BE NICE RULES everywhere: classroom, playground, lunchroom, hallway, bathroom, bus.  When a person is left out, an upstander asks them to join – work time and play time. When a person is being teased or hurt, an UPSTANDER Stands UP, Speaks UP and Teams UP.

You can preview the topics/theme we will be discussing below.  Our goal is to help raise awareness about how to stand up for others and know the difference between teasing, horseplay, rough play, fighting and bullying.

A snapshot of the week is below.  Remember…Friday is an early release.  The teachers will be working on report cards as well as preparing for conferences (Nov 6 and 8).

Stay warm and cozy this weekend!

Mrs. Reagan

 

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Blog Bits 10/27/2017

Blog Bits 10/27/2017

News From the Office…

We have half of the Halloween parties done and the other half to go next week. Thank you to the parents that helped plan and run the parties! We have a busy couple weeks coming up with parent teacher conferences and the book fair!

I can’t believe we are thinking about this already, but wanted to give you the dates we will be off for Thanksgiving. We will be off Wednesday November 22 and we will return to school on Monday November 27.

Enjoy your weekend!

 

Early Release…

We have our next Early Release on Friday, Nov 3. We will be dismissing at 12:15 on Nov 3. 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.

Music News…

SAVE THE DATE!! We just wanted you to put Dec. 14 on your calendars for the date of the Holiday Program. More information will be coming out later.

 

PE News…

The  PE CARES food drive is beginning November 1! The competition runs until November 16!  All items donated will go to LOVE INC to help our local families in need. The class that brings in the highest number of non-perishable food items will win a PE CARES t-shirt and a bowling field trip to Hudsonville Lanes!! Thank you for your help and support in this community service project! We are thankful for this opportunity to teach our kids compassion and love for others!!

 

PTC News…

•The PTC is still in need of volunteers for the Book Fair!! Please consider coming in and helping! The kids love this event! Follow this link to see the schedule and sign up page. The dates are November 6 – 11.

http://signup.com/go/PpXaTVW

•November 16 is the next PTC meeting! Come to the school library to hear all the exciting things going on at Georgetown! The meeting starts at 6:30!

•November 17 – Popcorn Friday

•••The PTC is looking for help with the dinner during conference week for teachers. Please use this link to get to the sign up page!! If you have any questions, you can contact Jenn Mazarka at jmazarka@hotmail.com

http://signup.com/go/mZrBDam

Community News…

•Celebrate Calm | Parenting Workshop  10 Ways to See Change in Your Child Overnight

Thursday, November 9 | 9-11am OR 7-9pm | at Fair Haven Church, in the Worship Center | Free Event

Parents and Grandparents raising children ages 2-22 are invited to join us for one of two identical workshops with parenting ‘Calm Coach’ Kirk Martin and his son, Casey. This is an adult only parenting event; you wouldn’t want your kiddo’s to hear all the great tips you’ll be learning! (*This event is great personal development hours for teachers as well!)

You will learn how to:

  • get your kids to listen the first time
  • stop defiance, disrespect and yelling
  • stop whining, tantrums, and sibling fights
  • get kids off video games/screens without a fight
  • create stress-free mornings, homework time and bedtime

No registration is needed, just show up!

Girl Scouts Information and Registration Night!

Alward, Bauer, Georgetown, and Park elementary girls and parents, come to this meeting to be a part of Girl Scouts!!

Tuesday, November 14 from 6:00 – 7:00

Meet in the Media Center at Baldwin Middle School

Find out more information at www.gsmists.org or call Deena at 616-389-0830

 

•Jenison Christian School Fall Arts and Crafts Fest

(Original handmade crafts and baked goods!)

Saturday, November 4, 2017

9:00 am—2:00 pm

7726 Graceland Drive, Jenison, MI 49428

Booths still available.

Email craftshow@jenisonchristian.org for more information or locate us online at www.jenisonchristian.org.

•Christmas Fest 2017

~ Welcome Home ~

Saturday, December 2 – 4-8 pm

You are Invited!

Join in the joy of the season…Christmas Fest 2017:  A free, family-friendly, hometown holiday celebration!

Who: come one, come all!

What: A celebration! Catered pasta bar dinner and festive holiday entertainment, door prizes, games, activities, treats, and refreshments, DIY’s and make-n-takes, Something for everyone!

When: Saturday, December 2 – open house style Come and go anytime 4-8 pm

Where: Grace Community Church, 3500 new Holland street, Hudsonville, MI 49426

For more information: www.solagrace.org or 616-669-6507

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

•MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION
Hager Park Church
Saturday, November 4, 2017
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 FREE to anyone that needs

it. There will be a large assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high-quality grocery items.

Community Ed…

•FREE Wrestling Clinic

The Hudsonville Wrestling Program invites your child to try out the sport of wrestling. This clinic is designed for beginner/new wrestlers and will teach basic skills similar to what can be seen in the youth, middle school, and high school style of wrestling. This free clinic is run by high school and youth coaches, and assisted by high school and advanced youth wrestlers. If you have ever considered the sport of wrestling for your child, this is your chance! If you decide that your child would like to join a wrestling program the Michigan Youth Wrestling Association (MYWAY)will begin in late November.

Please pre-register through Hudsonville Community Ed. online at www.hudsonvillepubliucschools.org so we have an idea how many kids to prepare for.

Who: All Hudsonville K – 6th Graders
When: Monday, October 30 & Thursday, November 2
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Location: Hudsonville Wrestling Room @ The ECC Building, 5535 School St.
Cost: FREE
Wrestling attire: gym shorts and a t-shirt, wrestling shoes, clean gym shoes, or socks (no street shoes will be permitted on the wrestling mats)

 You can click here to go to the community education page on the Hudsonville Public School website or click link below to see the new winter offerings.

Hudsonville Community Education – Winter Offerings

 

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