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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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2018 READING COUNTS WINNERS

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

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GOT TALENT 2018 Video Links

If you couldn’t be at the Talent Show and you want to see some of the AMAZING acts, you can check them out here.

Our GOT TALENT 2018 Show was the best one ever.  We wish to thank our music teacher, Mrs. Bretz and the other special teachers who take the the time to preview the performances, established the line up, run the rehearsal and produce/direct the show.  We also want to thank our talented MC’s:  Grace S, Grace O , Ryder , Cohen and Irelyn.

Enjoy the performances!

 

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TALENT SHOW 2018 • Show Times

Our TALENT SHOW start times are listed below.  We know that most parents cannot attend.  We are taping all acts to share on the blog or with parents individually through email.

If you are planning to attend, arrive no earlier that 9 am or 1:45 pm.  No one can enter these rooms before these times because of daycare use/lunch cleaning that takes place before the talent shows.

  • Morning Show 9:15
  • Afternoon Show 2:00pm * This is a change from the earlier posting.

The line up can be viewed here.

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Tuesday Summer Library Days

We would love to have you visit our library on select Tuesday mornings to check out books and visit with the teachers.   The dates and times are as follows:

TUESDAY SUMMER LIBRARY DAYS

9:30-10:30am 

June 19, June 26, July 10, July 17, July 24

BOOK CHECK IN DAY: Tuesday August 7, 2018. 

 

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Final Week of May 2018!

It’s week 37 of school, a four day week that kicks off the start of June…and we have just 8.5 days remaining of the year.

This week we have our second grade field trip to Blandford Nature Center, several wrap up activities in individual classrooms, and the grade 3-5 Talent Show on Friday.   If your child is in the 2018 Talent Show, the line up can be found here.  If you cannot make it to the show, all of the acts will be videotaped and sent your way at your request.  Simply email me and I will send you the performance.

Also, some clarifications regarding building safety and security.   In the past two weeks, parents have walked their children onto the playground and they’ve been approached by staff for name tag checks.  Please do not be offended if this happens to you.  ALL staff might not know who you are — and we must be consistent and follow the procedures.  Here are a few safety reminders for the final two weeks of school:

  1.  Bus Loop and Drop Off:  Do not drop children off in the loop.  This drive is for busses only — even if there are no busses present.  I have asked all playground supervisors to enforce this when I am not outside.  If you are approached by a staff member and asked to move your car, please understand that this is a safety procedure for ALL BUILDINGS in the HPS District.
  2. Bus Loop and Parents:  Do not try to pick your child up from the bus loop.  All pick ups must go through the office.  Staff will receive a two-way call from the office to send your child to the office to meet you.
  3. Playground and Pick Up:  Parents cannot pick children from the playground.  All parents must go to the office to sign your child out…and again, the office with two-way staff to send child to the office.
  4. Playground and Parents:  Parents cannot come onto the playground during recess time unless they have signed in at the office.  Office will two-way staff on playground making them aware of an adult who is coming to the playground and cleared by the office.

Thank you for your patience and understanding with these safety measures.  It is incredibly awkward to ask parents to sign in — especially if we know you.  However, we must be consistent.

Enjoy your sunny, warm Memorial Weekend.  I would also like to extend my thoughts and prayers to those who have lost a loved one in the armed services.  This holiday is a time for us all to reflect on the commitment these men and women have made for each one of us.

Mrs. Reagan

 

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Blog Bits 5/25/2018

Blog Bits 5/25/2018

News From the Office…

We are slowly getting closer to the last few things going on at school.   Remember that we do not have a lot of room in our freezer so please do not bring in frozen treats without arranging it with your child’s teacher. We have 9 SCHOOL Days left. Remember there is no school on Monday, Memorial Day and it is an early release on our last day of school. The last day is Friday, June 8 and the kids will be dismissed at 12:15. We hope you have a wonderful long weekend and can enjoy some time with family and friends!

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!!

4th and 5th Grade Upcoming Events…
June 5 – Field Day for 4th and 5th grade

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 (www.hudsonvillerocketcheer.com).  If you have questions about the program, please contact Coach Britni via e-mail at hudsonvillerocketcheer@gmail.com.  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 www.runsignup.com
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

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 hudsonvillepublicschools.org

Upcoming Events

 

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Meet Up Eat Up

This is a summer meal program that provides free lunches and activities to kids 18 and younger, Monday through Friday and is run by the Ottawa County Department of Public Health. The goal this year is to help spread the word about MUEU, especially to our parents, so more children have the opportunity to utilize this program. Attached at the bottom you will find a flyer with much more information as far as times, locations, and dates!! If you have questions, here is the contact info for you.  Alexa Allen, Intern at Ottawa County Department of Public Health. aallen@miottawa.org

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