We will be starting our Pizza Hut Reading Program on October 1st. Calendars will be going home with each participating classroom and are to be filled out at home. At the end of the month (or beginning of the following month) send the filled out calendar back to school and your child will receive in its place a coupon for a FREE Pizza Hut personal pan pizza. This reading program continues until the end of March. Happy Reading!!
Definition: find likenesses between two or more things
Jingle: Here’s a link to play the song for compare
“Compare to find things the same, See how many you can name”
We had PERFECT RED WHITE AND BLUE Walk•A•Thon weather on Friday. From 9:30-11:30, our walking path was filled with students, teachers, parents, grandparents and babies in strollers…and it was a beautiful sight! When I wasn’t taking photos, walking or talking, I would stop and take in the view of all the people who support our school.
I hope that the photos in this slideshow capture the scenes from the our wonderful day. Thank you to Amanda Impens & the PTC for organizing the event, the parents who volunteered, the GVSU students who assisted with games (Andrea and Beca) and extended family members for all you do to help us be such a great place to learn and grow together.
A snapshot of the week ahead is below.
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News from the Office….
What a beautiful fall we are having!! I hope this stays around for a while!! The kids are all doing so well with their daily routines and are right back into the swing of things!! We had a couple big things going on this week. Picture day was Thursday and if you missed picture day, the make-up day is on Thursday, October 27. You can also order online at www.geskusphoto.com/fallorders and you will need our school web code which is 264BFISDGVNHA.
The other big thing was our Walk A Thon organized by the PTC! A HUGE thank you to all who participated! The kids always have a great time doing this !! Thank you to all who volunteered and helped make this event possible! We couldn’t do it without you!!
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy this beautiful weather we are having!!!
The walk a thon money is being counted and we will be announcing winners soon!!!
Oct. 4 and 5 – Jet’s Pizza Nights!! Make it an easy dinner night AND earn money for Georgetown! Jet’s will donate a portion of the proceeds back to Georgetown and they will also give the winning class a pizza party so tell them your child’s name when you are ordering.
Oct. 7 – Popcorn Friday! Thank you for your donations at open houses for popcorn Fridays!
Please note that due to a conflict with the middle school holiday band concert, the Georgetown Holiday Program has been rescheduled to December 13. The students have already begun learning their songs and are so excited to perform for you! More details will come home the beginning of December. Thank you!
OCTOBER 25 is the race date. Look for Turkey MON Trot registration forms to be coming home Friday! Forms are due back to Mrs. Nienhuis or Mrs. VanKoevering by Oct. 7
If you are interested in being a Turkey Trot sponsor, please contact Mrs. Nienhuis or Mrs. VanKoevering for more details. Contact us by email or phone at email@example.com, mvanko
• Baton Twirling Classes
Dates: Tuesdays, beginning September 27, 2016 and ending December 20, 2016
Registration: On September 27, 2016 at the first class
Location: The Hall at Overisel Reformed Church, 4201 47th Street, Holland, Michigan, 49423
Cost: $7/week to be paid at each class. $5 registration fee to be paid at first class. Batons will be available for purchase at class for $26. Payment plans available.
Trophies, medals, and ribbons available to earn! There is the opportunity to be in parades and a competition!
We have many great offerings for your kids this fall! I have also attached a pdf in case you have trouble viewing the document online.
Please feel free to call if you have any questions.
Hudsonville Community Education 669-1740, ext #3
- 1. Confirm that your cell phone is on file at your school
- 2. Text “YES” to 68453 from each phone or device from which they wish to receive texts.
•Community Open House & Dedication Ceremony for South Elementary
The community is invited to attend an open house to tour South Elementary (4900 40th Avenue) on October 10 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Guided tours will be available or guests are welcome to walk through the spectacular spaces at their leisure. There will be a dedication ceremony at 6:00 p.m
Big Event of this week: Wear your RED WHITE and BLUE – Georgetown Olympics WALK•A•THON — our only PTC (Parent•Teacher •Child) Fundraiser for this year. You can find out more about the event here. The funds raised from this event allow us to provide many opportunities for learning and events at Georgetown. This year, we lost revenue when corporations eliminated cash for school programs (TARGET, MEIJER, GORDON FOODS, LABELS for EDUCATION). As a result, we rely on your annual donations more than ever.
Your donations make a HUGE DIFFERENCE…so please consider helping us out this year. One need that we have this year at the school wide level: New classroom voice amplification systems. This system broadcasts the teacher’s evenly to all areas of the room — guaranteeing that all students hear the learning directions. Our voice amplification system is 11 years old — lasting 4 years longer than projected. We plan to replace a few each year ($750 for each room). Thank you in advance for your donations! If you have any questions about the walk•a•thon and/or would like to volunteer, sign up on VOLUNTEER SPOT or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This video, created by Kristen Floriana, highlights the many activities made possible because of your support. Click on the graphic to launch the video.
Parents…you are invited to come and walk with us! Strollers are welcome!
- 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade
- 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: 4th and 5th Grade
Walk•a•thon ends at 11:30.
Please turn your donations in by 9/26/16. Make checks payable to Georgetown PTC.
Walk•a•thon INFORMATION: 2016-17.pdf
Just a Reminder that Picture Day is this Thursday, September 22!! You can order online or send in your envelope. Credit card orders must be placed online at www.geskusphoto.com/fallorders and you will need our school web code which is 264BFISDGVNHA. Picture make- up day is Thursday, October 27 if you miss them this week.
The word for this week: RETELL
What does it mean? Tell in your own words; tell again in your own way
What are other words for retell? repeat, restate, recap, relate again
Learn the word with this cool jingle: Retell
We had another great week of school. The weather was cooler which allowed for more reasonable classroom and playground temperatures.
Big Event of this week: RED WHITE and BLUE WALK•A•THON — our only PTC (Parent•Teacher •Child) Fundraiser for this year. You can find out more about the event here. The funds raised from this event allow us to provide many opportunities for learning and events at Georgetown. This year, we lost revenue when corporations eliminated cash for school programs (TARGET, MEIJER, GORDON FOODS, LABELS for EDUCATION). As a result, we rely on your annual donations more than ever.
Your donations make a HUGE DIFFERENCE…so please consider helping us out this year. One need that we have this year at the school wide level: New classroom voice amplification systems. This system broadcasts the teacher’s evenly to all areas of the room — guaranteeing that all students hear the learning directions. Our voice amplification system is 11 years old — lasting 4 years longer than projected. We plan to replace a few each year ($750 for each room). Thank you in advance for your donations!
The other big event this week is PICTURE DAY.
Remember to have your child wear RED WHITE and BLUE on Friday for the WALK•A•THON and to celebrate our Constitution.
I hope you enjoy the beautiful weather today and here’s to a great week ahead.
This year, Georgetown has 40 new students in grades 1-5. Our students have moved to our school from other schools in Michigan and the greater United States. Check out the photo above of 38 smiling faces — 2 were absent.
Sometimes when you’re new to a place, it can feel overwhelming and lonely. I wanted to make sure that all of the students saw that they weren’t the only new faces — there were many others who were joining our school family to help make it better and stronger.
On Friday, I brought them all together for SPRINKLES donuts and an official welcome. We took a group photo and had time to talk with peers in their own grade group.
New parents of these new students, please keep us posted on how we can help your child feel welcomed and adjusted to Georgetown. We take our work of building community seriously…and we value your input.
Constitution 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 Saturday. Each grade will talk about the significance of the document throughout this week.
Please have your child celebrate the Constitution by wearing RED WHITE AND BLUE on Friday, September 23 — which also corresponds with our Walk•A•THON!