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It’s June…Summer Learning Incentive to Prevent Summer Learning Slide


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 Minutes Mobymax
  • First Grade: 100 minutes
  • Second Grade: 200 minutes
  • Third Grade: 300 minutes
  • Fourth Grade: 400 minutes
  • Fifth Grade:  400 minutes
  • First Grade: 100 pts
  • Second Grade: 200 pts
  • Third Grade: 300 pts
  • Fourth Grade: 400 pts
  • Fifth Grade:  500 pts

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.


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If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan.

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

Hope your start to summer has been great!

Mrs. Reagan

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boxTops4EducationWe use BOX TOPS to  SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY with many for learning apps, tablets and much more!

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!

Download your form here:  Summer Box Tops

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Hugs, Goodbyes and the Noodle Wave!

Our final day ended with time to reflect on our favorite events from the year, extra playground time, hugs and the staff noodle wave goodbye!

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.

Mrs. Reagan

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Hudsonville Public Schools Annual Education Report

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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Blog Bits 6/8/2018

Last Blog Bits 6/8/2018

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

Community News…

•Hudsonville Rocket Cheer Registration
Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will be having their registration dates on Monday, June 18 and Tuesday, July 31 from 5 – 8 pm at the Hudsonville High School cafeteria.  The registration deadline is Tuesday, July 31 (no late registrations will be accepted).  The registration fee is $75 and includes an end of year banquet and trophy.  Visit the Hudsonville Rocket Cheer Website for more info (  If you have questions about the program, please contact Coach Britni via e-mail at  We look forward to seeing you at registration!
•Byron Center Adventure Race
In an exciting, one-hour event, teams of two to four 8- through 14-year-olds will find checkpoints and solve challenges in various locations within the approximately 80 acres of the Byron Township Whistlestop Park.  Checkpoints will be marked with colored flags; challenges will include age-appropriate physical and mental games and tests which require teamwork.  Participants will compete with those of similar ages to win prizes.  An After-Race Bash will celebrate the fun!
Registration Fee:  $10 (Late Registration Fee after August 31, 2018 – $15)
Register at
Place:  Byron Township Community Center and Whistle Stop Park, 2120 76th St., SW. Participants can check in at the Racer Check-In location near the Community Center.

•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 MondayThursday 8:30-3:30 pm, includes lunch, and is only $75!

Register here

•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! 

Georgetown: Port Sheldon Sports Complex Monday, June 18th: Boys Select Birth Years 2009-2004 Tuesday, June 19th: Girls Select Birth Years 2009-2000 

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. 

REGISTER NOW! at Contact us at 

•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

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 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


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2018 Georgetown MILLIONAIRES!

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!

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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!

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Medication Pick Up

Medication Pick Up

Just an end of the year reminder about medication. If your child has any meds at school (prescription or over the counter) , they must be picked up by the last day of school. Anything left after the last day will be disposed of by the health department. Thank you!!

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Our Last Week of School for 2017-18

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!

Mrs. Reagan