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TURKEY TROT CANCELLED for October 24, 2017

Due to the excessive amount of water on the fields AND the forecast for tomorrow, the TURKEY TROT has been cancelled.  This will not be rescheduled.

All children who were planning to run should wear their TURKEY TROT shirt to school tomorrow, October 24.   Mrs. Nienhuis is modeling her TURKEY TROT shirt to help us remember to wear shirts tomorrow.

Mrs. Reagan, Mrs. Nienhuis, Mrs. VanKoevering

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Week 9: October 23-27, 2017

I can’t believe we are heading into the end of the month!  October has flown by with help by the warmer than normal fall weather.

This Friday, grades K, 1, 5 will have their Halloween Parties.  Grades 2,3,4 parties will be Oct 31 – Tuesday.  These parties are open to those who are volunteering for the party.  We do not have space in our parking lot and classrooms for additional adults.  Explain to your child that you cannot come unless you are volunteering.  Photos of the party will be shared on the blogs.  Please keep young children at home and check in with the classroom teacher on party start time and any food restrictions.  ALSO, volunteers need to complete the background check before Friday.

A snapshot of the week’s events is below!

Enjoy the fall weekend.

Mrs. Reagan

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Calling All Book Fair Volunteers!

The Fall Book Fair is coming up and we are looking for your help!! Any help is GREATLY appreciated!! This is a big event at Georgetown and it takes many hands to make this work. Thank you for considering volunteering your time!

The dates are November 6 – 11 during the day and also Monday 11/6 and Wednesday 11/8 from 4 pm – 8 pm

If you interested in helping out you can sign up at the link below:

http://signup.com/go/PpXaTVW

Here is a list of when the teachers will be going to the book fair as well if you would like to know that when you are signing up!

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Culver’s Night THANK YOU

If you stopped by Culver’s in Jenison tonight between 5-8pm, you were served by a Georgetown teacher or parent club member.  During that same period of time, Culver’s donated 10% of all profit (dine in and drive thru) to our school PTC.

We (your serving team) had a great time searching for numbers on tables, running food to cars and chatting with families from our school.

Many thanks to everyone who dined at Culver’s to help us make money for our school!

 

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Culver’s Night Reminder!!

Culver’s Night! It’s Monday, Oct. 16 from 5:00 – 8:00. You can either come in and eat or go through the drive thru. Culver’s is donating a portion of the profits from every customer. Parents and staff get to help deliver food. Bring your family by for dinner or get a concrete mixer and support your school!! Hope to see you there!!

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Week 8: October 16-20, 2017

We have been back together for 8 weeks — 32 school days of making friends, learning routines for the hallway, playground, lunchroom & classroom — and doing the important work of learning.

When you visit Georgetown, we hope that you see us walking quietly in the hallway and being respectful and kind to friends, staff and visitors.  Make sure you look for some of these special areas in our building:

  • Art Prize Rock Installation – Front Entry Way
  • Student Art Installation:  Framed and displayed in every hallway
  • Student Art Work:  2017-18 pieces displayed on bulletin boards in each wing.
  • ONLY ONE YOU student photos:  Every student will be on this board before the year ends.  These are black and white photographs that I take throughout the year and post so that we can honor every single individual in our building.  Currently, all staff, new students gr 1-5, kindergarteners and fifth graders are on the board.

Looking ahead to next week, we have our first ever Culver’s night. Teachers and PTC members will serve as runners for orders taken through the drive-thru.  In exchange, Culver’s will donate a percentage of all the earners between 5-8pm to our school.   Spread the word that the Culver’s (7393 Cottonwood Dr) is the spot for dinner on Monday, October 16.

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Blog Bits 10-13-2017

Blog Bits 10/13/2017

News From the Office…

We had a busy couple of weeks at Georgetown with celebrating walk a thon winners!  Wednesday Mrs. Greenlund’s class went to Pizza Ranch in style! They rode in a limo over to Pizza Ranch and had lunch together! So much fun! Students that won the bowling and pizza party with Mrs. Reagan were able to go to that today! Mrs. Reagan also had a special lunch with some of other winners! We have had a lot of fun celebrating how well the student’s did with the walk a thon this year and can’t thank you enough for your support!

Picture Retake Day is coming up on Oct 26. I’m hoping the pictures will come in soon!! If you want retakes, simply send the original picture packet you will receive back to school with your child on the day of retakes.

Just a friendly reminder from the office that you need to call in your child when they will not be here. When calling please leave what their symptoms are if they are ill. We are required to report to the Ottawa County Health Dept every week and need detailed information when you call in. Also, If you haven’t called your child in and we cannot get a hold of anyone, you will get an automated call from school as well. This is something new and we just started using it this week. Just wanted you to be aware of the new change.

Have a great 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.

PE News…

If you wanted to participate in the Turkey Trot, but missed the sign up deadline, you can still do late registration the day of the race. The race is Tuesday, October 24 at the Eagle Stadium on the Baldwin Street MS Campus. Late registration starts at 4:30 and extra shirts will be available while supplies last! The entry fee is $6.00 per person. The races start at 5:00.

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.

PTC News…

•The box Tops competition ended today, so that means the counting will begin!! If you would be willing to help count box tops please email Lori Simpson at lorisimpson888@gmail.com The help is greatly appreciated and many hands make a big job seem easier! The more volunteers, the less time it takes. Email Lori this weekend and she will have bags ready to count on Monday. You get a week to count them and bring them back to school. It’s an easy way to help Georgetown in the comfort of your own home!! Thank you!

•Culver’s Night – Oct. 16 We are doing a new fundraiser this year – Culver’s Night! It’s Monday, Oct. 16 from 5:00 – 8:00. You can either come in and eat or go through the drive thru. Culver’s is donating a portion of the profits from every customer. Parents and staff get to help deliver food. Bring your family by for dinner or get a concrete mixer and support your school!!

•Save Family Fare receipts and send them to school. There is a basket in the office to put them in. Once we collect $150,000 in receipts, we will earn $1000 for school!! We do need the whole receipt for it to count.

•Do you shop on Amazon?? Make sure you sign up for Amazon Smile! The PTC receives .5% back of purchases made through Amazon Smile!!

•Book Fair Dates are November 6 – 9! More information and a volunteer link will be coming soon!!

Community News…

•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.

 •Fall Fest at Fair Haven

You’re invited to a free outdoor family event Wednesday, October 18 from 5:00-7:30 outside at Fair Haven!!

Our evening of family fun will include:

tractor rides | pumpkin decorating | face-painting | a petting zoo |
carnival games | bounce houses | lots of candy and prizes | enter to win prizes

Dinner is served from 5-7pm.

Community Challenge: Together we can make a difference for children in our community who are at risk of going hungry over the weekend but filling a Hand2Hand trailer. Please consider bringing any of the following: canned fruit, vegetables, pasta or chicken, peanut butter and instant oatmeal.

•Urban Hay Day
Todd Wenzel sponsors the annual free fall festival, Urban Hay Day on Saturday, October 21 from 11am-4pm. Hop on a hayride at Gemmens Home and Hardware (3488 Kelly Street) and travel through to city, ending up at Terra Square (3380 Chicago Drive) where you’ll watch a pumpkin explode on the ground from a firetruck while you indulge in fall favorite foods. Hop around on bounce houses, pet the animals at the critter barn, vote on your favorite scarecrow, or compete in our pumpkin races. We have fun for the entire family! Find out more at www.UrbanHayDay.com.

•Hay Day 5K!!

Love In the Name of Christ is partnering with Hudsonville Chamber & the city of Hudsonville’s Urban HayDay Event to bring you the first annual HayDay 5k!

This official run will travel through the Love INC neighborhood and scenic Elmwood Lake paved trail, raising awareness and funds for the local nonprofit, Love INC, which exists to support and serve the local community to transform lives. As Love INC becomes informed of the needs of vulnerable neighbors, this non-profit alerts local church and business partners and connects them to these individuals while providing guidance and resources they might need. Love INC challenges the church to believe in the power of relationship and journey with others towards a life of transformation.

Join us as we pursue the brokenness in our community and journey toward solutions together by participating in the first annual HayDay 5k event!

Sign up by October 6 to be guaranteed your correct shirt size! Kids are $10 to register and also receive a shirt.  Register at www.loveinthenameofchrist.org

 

•Scrap Metal Drive (cans and bottles too!)
Friday, October 20, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 21, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
High School Parking Lot (along 32nd)
Students and parents will be on-site to help unload your items.
Scrap metal that will be accepted:  washers, dryers, stoves, freezers, air conditioners, hot water heaters, lawn mowers, etc.  Nothing is too big or too small!
We will also gladly accept pop cans and bottles.
Proceeds will help to fund the senior all-night party.
•Would you like to get involved in the Hudsonville Athletic Boosters??? Please read this attachment Hudsonville Athletic Boosters (Who are we_)-2jsx7dl to learn more about who the Hudsonville Athletic Boosters are, what they do, and how you can get involved! Go Eagles!!

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 

Sign up to receive texts from HPS
  • 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.

Upcoming Events

 

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Celebrating Walk•A•Thon Winners!

This week we honored the top walk•a•thon winners!  Pictured above are the top earners for each grade. I had a pizza lunch with Olivia, Bentley, Paxon, Haleigh, Tyler and Isabel.

Mrs. Greenlund’s class (top earning class in the building) had their LIMO ride to PIZZA RANCH.  This video shows the fun times from the beginning of the ride at school, to the restaurant and back.

And, finally, the top earners for our building were honored with a party at Hudsonville Lanes.  Mr. Doug Boomsma, the owner, makes our bowling trip extra special with pizza, ice cream, candy and of course, bowling.  Please check out the photo video below.  The photos were taken by the children who passed the camera for truly candid moments.

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Last Call for Box Tops!!

This is last call for Box Tops for this competition! The cut off date is Friday, Oct 13!! Make sure you have your child’s teacher labeled on them so their class can get credit for them. The class that brings in the most box tops will win a special prize!! These box tops are a huge help for earning $ for Georgetown! It allows us to purchase playground equipment and other essential items needed for school. Thank you so much for your support!!

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Rock Display!!

The next time you come to school, make sure you check out the walkway leading to the office! Thanks to Mr. Rob and Mrs. Brouwer, it looks AMAZING!! The rocks came back from ArtPrize and are beautifully displayed along the walkway! Please be respectful and not walk in the rocks, but do take some time to check them out!! Hudsonville schools entry won a $5,000 award! The art teachers are meeting to discuss how they want to use the money. One idea being considered is doing an art scholarship for each school to be used for an art camp! More information to come….  Thank you Mrs. Brouwer for putting so much thought and creativity into this project and thank you Mr. Rob for all of your hard work putting this together at Georgetown!!