Please visit us for TUESDAY SUMMER LIBRARY DAYS
June 19, June 26, July 10, July 17, July 24
BOOK CHECK IN DAY: Tuesday August 7, 2018.
Have you ever heard the phrase ‘summer slide’? It refers to the loss of learning that can take place when skills are not practiced over the summer. We want everyone to keep their learning brains turned on by spending a 10-50 minutes every day practicing math facts and reading. To determine the appropriate minimum number of minutes/day for your child, multiple their grade level by 10. For example, a first grader would spend a minimum of 10 minutes — 5 minutes on math and 5 minutes on reading.AnAn
if you would like to track reading minutes over the summer, this COUNTS toward our summer learning prize drawing. Log into this form once a week or once a month to tell me how many minutes you are reading. Summer learning contest ends on August 20.
Another option: our school has a login for all students on MOBYMAX – an excellent online tool for all content areas. If your child has forgotten their password/login, email me. Login is through Clever with student email address and password.
Our goals for students over the summer are below. Students who reach or exceed goals will be entered in a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card (1 per grade). This is for their grade next year.
Reading: Log into this form to record the number of minutes you read. You can record each day or enter the total for each week.
MOBYMAX via CLEVER: https://clever.com/in/hpseagles
Login will be firstname.lastname@example.org
If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan. email@example.com
Finally, Mrs. Vandenberg, our librarian, would love to have post photos of you reading over the summer. If you have a photo of your reading during vacation, send her the photo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope your start to summer has been great!
Every sheet is worth $5.00. If every child from Georgetown (approx 550) fills one sheet this summer, our school will earn $2,750. We love this tech money!
Many thanks to Lori Simpson and the BOX TOP counters, trimmers and packers. This is a great program that pays off because of all of YOU!
We also said our final goodbyes to three school family members who are retiring: Mr. Bill (Bus 87); Mrs. Bruce (aka Mrs. B) who is Kellan Gainey’s visual impaired teacher; and Mrs. Brouwer, the most incredible art teacher.
We will miss them all — and wish them the most wonderful retirement ever!
Happy Summer to EVERYONE!
I will be in touch periodically during the summer months.
The Annual Education Report (AER) is designed to meet state and federal requirements for reporting to parents and communities. The report provides detailed data on state administered student assessment results, accountability results, teacher qualification information, and the state results for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
Parents and the community can access AER information for the district and individual schools by clicking on the Annual Education Report tab on our website. If you have any questions regarding the AER information, please contact the district curriculum office at 616-669-1740 extension 4.
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News from the Office…
Thank you for the treats and gifts that were brought into the office the past couple days! We appreciate it so much!!
Thank you for sharing your children with us for another amazing year! We hope you all have a safe and very enjoyable summer!! We will see you back for the first day of school on August 28! Yes, we will be starting before Labor Day in the Fall. Have a wonderful break!!
Open House Dates for the Fall…
August 21 – PK/K Open Houses
August 22 – 1st – 5th grade Open Houses
Register at www.runsignup.com
•Camp Infinity – Along with the Michigan Council for Women in Technology (MCWT), we are planning an engaging 4-day summer camp experience for young ladies in West Michigan. Camp Infinity introduces technology to girls in 5th – 8th grade as fun & fulfilling and inspires the pursuit of technology education. Campers will learn skills like application development, 3-D animation, basic programming and robotics. The 2017 camp was such a wonderful success (have a peek here), that we are planning 2 locations for the summer of 2018: July 16-19: Holland @ Davenport University Campus
The camp runs from Monday–Thursday 8:30-3:30 pm, includes lunch, and is only $75!
•AYSO United West Michigan
Tryouts for Boys/Girls Ages 9-18
AYSO United is AYSO’s new competitive travel club formed here in West Michigan for all players seeking a unique club soccer experience focused on player development. Tryouts will be held in Ada, Caledonia, Cedar Springs and Georgetown (including their surrounding areas). Please visit our website to get all the latest information (including times) you will need to pre-register and come join us!
Cedar Springs: Boomer Park Monday, June 18th: Boys Select Birth Years 2008-2003 Tuesday, June 19th: Girls Select Birth Years 2009-2000
Caledonia: Caledonia High School Wednesday, June 20th: Boys Select Birth Years 2009-2004 Thursday, June 21st: Girls Select Birth Years 2009-2000
Ada: Ada Park Wednesday, June 20th: Boys Select Birth Years 2006 Thursday, June 21st: Girls Select Birth Years 2007
All AYSO United players will play at least half of every game, have certified coaches that follow AYSO’s coaching philosophies, will practice exemplary good sportsmanship and will have advanced player development opportunities to grow in a challenging environment.
•Hudsonville Football Golf Outing
Saturday, July 21 Registration Time: 8:00 AM and Shot Gun Start is at 8:30 AM
Cost is $320 per team and includes Foursome Scrammble, 18 holes w/ cart, hot dog at turn, and steak dinner
See the attached form for more details and opportunities to sponsor this event. Football golf outing-1gdl26q
• 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 offerings.
•Girls Soccer Camps – K-2nd & 3-5th
The Hudsonville girls soccer camp will be a great experience for young girls to develop their soccer skills on the field and have fun doing it! The sessions will consist of various games, drills, competitions, and team activities. The Hudsonville girls soccer coaches and players will work the camp, building positive relationships with the players and creating a fun atmosphere for learning.
When: June 18-21
Times: K – 2nd – 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
3rd – 5th – 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: K – 2nd – $45
3rd – 5th – $55
Where: Varsity Soccer Fields at Baldwin St. Sports Complex
Register through Hudsonville Community Ed. at hudsonvillepublicschools.org
Each year, we challenge our students read as many words as possible. Each word from each book adds up…and some of our students read up to 1,000,000 words which means they become members of the GEORGETOWN MILLIONAIRE’s CLUB.
This year, we have students who have read between 1 million words and 5 million words. They each received a Barnes and Noble gift card and a poster. Also, a special plaque with their names is placed in the Rotunda Display case to help inspire future readers. The millionaires are posing above…and their names are below!
We are proud of you….and we are LOVE that you eat and breathe words!
For grades 2-5, Mrs. VandenBerg (our librarian) set a reading goal for students (fall and then again winter). Each time a student made their independent Reading Counts goal, they were entered into a drawing for a $25 Target gift card. One PERSON was drawn for the big prize: SAMSUNG GALAXY TABLET. The drawing took place today and the winners are listed below:
- 2nd Bast – Toby Holland
- 2nd Kuieck – Faith VandeGutche
- 2nd Suttorp – Lauren Lozon
- 2nd Yankee – Rowan Phillips
- 3rd Burdis – Jayden Rodriguez
- 3rd Flory – Kaelyn Berens
- 3rd VanArkel – Morgan Snider
- 3rd VanderStel – Kingston Santana
- 4th Estefan – Ainslee Tomaszewski
- 4th Greenland – Kellan Gainey
- 4th Huizenga – Benji Brynelsen
- 4th Kooiker – Harrison Phillips
- 5th Ball – Eliana Geerts
- 5th Chmura – Jessica Mead
- 5th Cooley – Lexi Armstrong
- 5th Walenta -Grace Olson
Our Grand Prize winner this year is Amelia Elders – SAMSUNG GALAXY TABLET and CASE!
It’s our 38th week of school. We’ve been together for 178 days or 1,253 hours or 75,180 minutes. In other words, the staff and students at Georgetown have spent a great deal of time learning to share physical space, listening space, books, materials, ideas and more. We have eaten together, played together and learned together. Sometimes the days went by slowly and seemed hard to get through — and other days flew by and we couldn’t believe how much we accomplished in 7 hours.
We’ll say goodbye to our 5th graders this week — wishing them a happy summer and wishing them well in 6th grade at Baldwin Middle. Most of these kids have been at Georgetown for six years….some for seven year. I am excited to hear about their accomplishments in the years to come — and sad to see them go.
I want to thank all of you for your support this year. We could not do all that we do without your YOU….the parents of these amazing children. I wish all of you a wonderful summer! If you can, visit us during one of the five Tuesday Summer Library Days (9:30-10:30 am).
Look for report cards to arrive home by mail between June 16-18. The teacher’s name for the next school year will be listed on the report card. The blog will be updated throughout the summer.
Wishing everyone all the best of Summer 2018!