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Weekly Events, 3/30/09

As we head into the week before spring break, please note that there is NO SCHOOL on Friday.  Spring break for all Hudsonville Schools begins on Friday, April 3.  We will resume school on Monday, April 13.

One of our goals this week is to get as many LOST items in our LOST & FOUND back to their rightful owners.  The bins are filled with snowpants, jackets and sweatshirts.  Mr. Rob will be spreading the lost and found out on tables in the hallway, and teachers will be encouraging students to search for items.

I hope you have a great week…and a very restful spring break!  Mrs. Reagan

Mon 3/30 Day 1:  Happy Monday!

Tues 3/31 Day 2:  Music Therapy:  ECSE, CI in MPR 1:30-3:00 pm; Visitors from Northview Public (10:30-12:00 pm—inquiring about interventions)

Wed  4/1: Day 3.. LOCKER CLEAN OUT

Thur 4/2  Day 1:  Happy Thursday!  Remember, no school on Friday!

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Just Write is Coming!

We Have Something to Say...

We are counting down to our HUGE celebration of writing called, “We have something to say…JUST WRITE!” The event takes place during the week of May 4, with different events scheduled each day. Teachers are busy preparing student stories for publication on lockers, hallways, doors, posters, and BOOKS. We are publishing a book for each class, and these will be available through For each book purchased, we will receive $4.00 to put toward our writing program (supplies, author visits, and software).

If you would like your child to wear a JUST WRITE shirt on their grade celebration day, send this order form in before spring break begins.  TSHIRT ORDER

Please be sure to visit our lulu STOREFRONT to check out our publications. As of today, the following classrooms have published books available for purchase: Mrs. Becky, Mrs. Nederveld, Mrs. Bohl and Mrs. Flory.

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A Tribute to Mrs. DeWeerd

This past Tuesday evening, Georgetown (parents, students and staff) honored our superintendent, Roxanne DeWeerd.  She is currently the Michigan Superintendent of the Year–a title she well deserves.  In addition, she is retiring in June.  To celebrate her leadership, we created this video.  Enjoy!

Tribute to Superintendent DeWeerd from Theresa Reagan on Vimeo.

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Let us tell you about writing…

At Georgetown, our teachers use the writing workshop approach. During this writing time students are given daily time to write, shown models of good writing, and provided with responses that help them improve their writing. Writing workshop is a valuable and favorite time of the day. Watch this movie (created by our incredible reading teacher, Mrs. Bast) to hear our students’ thoughts on writing.  WRITING

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Covering Young Heads Service Project

Many, many students and parents have volunteered to participate in Georgetown’s service project, “Covering Young Heads to Heal Young Hearts”, a tribute to Grace Thatcher.  On Monday, May 18th, an all school assembly will be held at  2:30pm to honor your this grand gesture of donating hair for young cancer victims.  A local salon, Salon Nouveau, as well as other licensed stylists will be present and will cut and/or style the volunteer students.  To view a list of those donating hair, visit our PTC blog.

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Spring Scavenger Hunt Challenge

We would like to offer up another scavenger hunt to help you visit our many blogs!  This time around our scavenger has a spring theme.  If you would like to participate, follow these directions below:

1.  You must locate 10 spring-like clip arts from 10 different blogs. These range from flowers, to bunnies, to eggs, to bugs, etc.

2.  When you find the clip art, create a list of all ten.  You will send me this list in a comment section from this blog. Remember, we will accept your entry if you have the name of the clipart and where it was found: :                     1.  Daffodil-Art Blog   2.  Rabbit-Megan’s Blog   3.  Bird-PE BLOG, etc.

You can only use a blog one time.  You must find 10 different pieces of clipart on 10 different blogs!

3.  You have until March 30 to enter.  We will draw out one winner on April 1.  The winner will receive an Spring Basket full of goodies.

Check all the blogs that are our SCHOOL BLOGS.  This includes Schools that Blog Together and the student blogs that are linked to this site.  Also check our Family Blog link!

HOT TIP:  Type in scavenger hunt into the search engine of each blog to help you find the clip art quicker!

Have fun…good luck…and happy spring!

Mrs. Reagan

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PTC Meeting: Tuesday, March 24 at 7pm

I would like to remind you that we will be holding our spring PTC meeting on Tuesday, March 24 at 7 pm in the MPRoom.  Our school superintendent, Roxanne DeWeerd will be in attendance.  If you would like to meet her and wish her well on her retirement, please attend!  We would love to see you there.  Mrs. Reagan

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2009-10 Kindergarten Welcome!

On Tuesday, March 17 we held two Kindergarten Round Up meetings at Georgetown.  We welcomed the parents of 101 new students to our building.  If you have an upcoming kindergartener, and you have not yet turned in your registration please do so as soon as possible.  We will continue to take enrollments throughout the spring.

If you would like to view the powerpoint from the round up, click on this link:  K Round Up