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BLOG BITS 02/01/13

Happy Friday Georgetown Parents!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……….. How lucky can we get???  Another week with a snow day!!  Woo-Hoo!!  The week here has been very uneventful.  Which is not at all bad this time of year.  The kids are all happy again because there is snow to play in! Please remember to keep dressing those kiddos in their warm winter clothes.  : )

ONCE AGAIN…….We are still having an issue with a lot of tardy students in the morning.  Please, we are asking on your part that you get your students to school on time when you are dropping them off.  If they arrive late from the bus, this is not marked as a tardy.  As a reminder the first bell rings at 8:45am and the second bell at 8:50am, which is when the students should be settled in their class.  When students are on time this makes attendance MUCH easier for the teachers AND the  office.  Thank you.

KINDERGARTEN PACKETS/ROUND UP………..  We now have Kindergarten packets available in the office to pick up.  Kindergarten Round Up will be held atGeorgetown on Tuesday, February 26 at 7pm.  Please remember that it is NOT a first come/first serve basis as far as turning in your registrations.  We will not be holding PK at Georgetown next year.  Our students that request PK will be going to Bauer.  Your child should be 5 on or before NOVEMBER 1 this year to enter EITHER PK or Kindergarten.  IF your child turns 5 between NOVEMBER 2 AND DECEMBER 1you will need to fill out a WAIVER in order for them to attend PK or K.  These WAIVERS will be attached to the Kindergarten registrations.  You ONLY need to fill out the waiver if your child turns 5 BETWEEN the dates of NOVEMBER 2 AND DECEMBER 1, 2013.

5th GRADE NEWS…………  It is that time of year again to start adding important dates to the calendar for your 5th grader.  The time from here until the end of the school year is going to fly by for you……. so hold on tight!   Here are some upcoming dates that you will want to keep track of.

March 21 ~ Visiting the Middle School.  Students will visit either Baldwin or Riley depending on which school they will be attending next year.  This is a fun day for your student.  They really enjoy this. 

April 9 ~ Instrument fittings for 5th graders at Georgetown in the afternoon.  They will do this at Georgetown.

April 17 ~ Baldwin St Middle School Parent Information Meeting at 7pm in the Cafeteria.

April 18 ~ Riley St Middle School Parent Information Meeting at 7pm in the Cafeteria.

PTC NEWS………. FATHER/DAUGHTER WINTER WONDERLAND DANCE……. was a HUGE success.  Thank you to all of the volunteers that made this night happen.  We have heard from a lot of happy girls here at Georgetown that they had a great time.  : )

COMMUNITY NEWS……… VALENTINE’S ICE SKATING SPECIAL……… Friday, February 15; 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.  $5 – includes skate rental.  $3 – if you have your own skates.  
Georgetown Ice Center
8500 – 48th Ave., Hudsonville, MI  49426
662-2800
georgetownice.com

IS IT DYSLEXIA?………… Dyslexia Correction Foundation an affiliate of New Chapter Learning will provide a free informational seminar on the thinking style, learning differences, and gifts of the visual thinker. What are the characteristics of dyslexia, the root cause of dyslexia, and how the problem can be corrected. Students generally gain 2-3 grade levels in reading during the one-week program. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, February 19th at 6:30 PM at Grandville Middle School; 3535 Wilson Ave, Grandville, MI. Room 200.  All participants who wish to attend are encouraged to pre-register by calling 616-534-1385. For more information please visit www.newchapterlearning.net.

GIRL SCOUT INFORMATIONAL MEETING…….. Will be held on Thursday, February 7 at 7pm in the Georgetown Library.  Please read the attachment with more details.  2012RecruitmentFlyer-2

SNOWMAN FESTIVAL………. Georgetown Township’s first Snowman Festival will be held on February 9, 2013 from noon until 2:00pm at Rosewood Park (a.k.a. Charlie’s Dump) in Jenison.  The event is sponsored by City2Shore Real Estate, Jet’s Pizza, and Biggby Coffee of Jenison.  Join us for an afternoon of family fun as we come together to create an entire village of snowmen!  Please visit City2Shore’s Facebook page for more details about the event and how you can participate.  Awards will be given for Most Original and Best Themed snowmen!  What does your most creative snowman look like?  Join us on February 9 and bring it to life!  In the event we do not have sufficient snow, the event will be rescheduled for February 23.

CAMP INVENTION…….. Returning to Hudsonville Christian School June 17-21, the Camp Invention program is a week-long adventure in creativity that immerses children entering grades one through six in exciting, hands-on learning, disguised as fun activities.  This summer, children will become expedition trainees, navigating their way to special treasure-filled caches and creating solutions to challenges posed by youth from around the world. They will be embarking on a global adventure, uncovering hidden messages from the earth, investigating several extreme natural wonders of the world and building a device to launch international ducks back home.  Discounts are available – register today!  Call800.968.4332 or visit www.campinvention.org.  Contact Sharon Leerar, camp director, with any questions. sleerar@4hcs.org  616.915.1861

COMMUNITY ED NEWS………. Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids.  For more information or to register, please visit www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.  Here are some of the activities being offered currently:

Kickboxing for Adults

Babysitting Class

Gymnastics/Dance/Cheer

Soccer

Home Alone Class

Young Rembrandts Drawing Class

Learn to Inline Skate

JR Dance Clinic

Learn to Ice Skate & Intro to Hockey

Girls Volleyball Clinic

Kids Rock the Gym

Father/Son Baseball Clinic

Offense/Defense Baseball Clinic

UPCOMING EVENTS

2/4 ~ ECSE Field Trip to Family Fare (Both AM & PM)

2/5 ~ JET’S Pizza Night
 
2/8 ~ NO SCHOOL-Winter Break
 
2/11 ~ NO SCHOOL-Winter Break
 
2/14 ~ 5th Grade Tarry Hall Skating 9am-11:30am
 
2/15 ~ Popcorn Friday
 
2/19 ~ 5th Grade Symphony Trip
 
2/20 ~ MARCO’S Pizza Night
 
2/26 ~ Kindergarten Round Up  7pm at Georgetown
 
2/27 ~ 4th Grade Field Trip to Lansing
 
3/1 ~ NO SCHOOL – RECORDS DAY
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Nurenberg
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BLOG BITS 01/11/13

Happy Friday Georgetown Parents!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……..  Well it has been a very quiet week here at Georgetown.  Of course we are not complaining by any means!  We hope everyone enjoyed their break and are ready to settle back in to the routine of school again.  January is a pretty quiet month here at school so not too many things to report.  Do not forget the Father/Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday, January 26.  Hopefully soon we will have some snow for the kids to play in!  Please  remember to send warm outerwear even if there is no snow, it is still cold.  Also try to remind your students to stay out of the mud at recess.  We have had to call parents a few times this week already for clean clothes.  : (

LUNCH INFO…….. PLEASE remember when sending these in with your students that you include their FIRST/LAST name and TEACHER name on the envelope.  The lunch room has been getting a lot of deposits without names and this is very difficult for her to determine who the deposit goes to.  Especially when it is a cash deposit!!  Thank you.  : )  Also attached is the January lunch menu and deposit slip…. Jan. 2013 Hud. Elem. Menu-2  Deposit Slip (1)

CALL INS and LATE ARRIVALS…………  Please try to remember to call in for your student if they are not going to be attending school for the day OR even if they will be a late arrival.  Especially with illnesses on the rise right now, we have been needing to make more phone calls home to check on students who are not accounted for.  With 625 students in this building it can take quite a while to get through attendance.  If you can help us with this matter that would be great!  Please remember you can call the office number 24/7 and leave us a message.  Thank you  : )

PTC NEWS………  FATHER/DAUGHTER WINTER WONDERLAND DANCE……. Our Father/Daughter Winter Wonderland Dance is quickly approaching on Saturday, January 26th from 6:30-8:30. Your daughter(s) should have received their invitations on Monday or Tuesday. We are in need of volunteers to:

  • Donate food items
  • Run errands the week before
  • Help with setup during the day on Saturday
  • Check-in and welcome guests
  • Assist with games during the dance
  • Monitor the snack tables
  • Tear down and clean up

Currently our active team is two people and we need more help to accomplish an event like this and make it a success. It’s less then three weeks away. If you are able to volunteer your time for your daughter’s dance, please contact Amy McCormick by email at aimersppl4life@yahoo.com or by phone/text at 299-6077 or use the volunteerspot link provided below.

Food donations needed:

  • 10 lbs. of purple grapes
  • 10 lbs. of green grapes
  • 10 lbs. of strawberries
  • 10 cans of pineapple
  • 10 bags of regular marshmallows
  • 8 bags of jumbo marshmallows
  • 5 bags of mini marshmallows

The donations can be provided in any portion, please don’t feel like you have to donate the full amount of any particular item. You can signup for donations through volunteerspot or contact Amy.  VolunteerSpot information: We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.

Please sign up for Father/Daughter Dance – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/vcpibM
  2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 
  3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
JET’S PIZZA NIGHT WINNER……..  Drumroll please……….. was 3rd Grade…….. Ms. VanderStel.  They will be receiving a pizza party for lunch.  Way to go 3rd Graders!!
COMMUNITY NEWS………. FEEDING AMERICA FOOD PANTRY…….. Free Food Distribution:  The feeding America mobile food pantry will be distributing food from 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Thursday, Jan. 17 at Hudsonville Congregational United Church of Christ, 4950 32nd Ave.  The food is free to the public for those who could use a little extra help in these tough economic times.
SNOWMAN FESTIVAL………. Georgetown Township’s first Snowman Festival will be held on February 9, 2013 from noon until 2:00pm at Rosewood Park (a.k.a. Charlie’s Dump) in Jenison.  The event is sponsored by City2Shore Real Estate, Jet’s Pizza, and Biggby Coffee of Jenison.  Join us for an afternoon of family fun as we come together to create an entire village of snowmen!  Please visit City2Shore’s Facebook page for more details about the event and how you can participate.  Awards will be given for Most Original and Best Themed snowmen!  What does your most creative snowman look like?  Join us on February 9 and bring it to life!  In the event we do not have sufficient snow, the event will be rescheduled for February 23.
HUDSONVILLE LACROSSE ASSOCIATION………… Hudsonville Lacrosse offers the opportunity to learn and play competitive lacrosse in the spring for boys in grades 5-12, and girls in grades 9-12.    Get information and register at hudslax.com.  Registration  will close on January 31.
HPS EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM ………  is holding two Parent Registration Evenings in January for our 2013 Summer Program and our 2013-2014 School Year Programs.  Identical information is available on both evenings.  Please consider attending if you wish to learn more about the programs offered throughout our district.   *Feel free to share the attached flyer and information with family, friends, and neighbors that may benefit from our options.  Information Night Dates/Times:  Thursday, January 17 @ Riley Middle School Cafe’, 6:00-7:00pm;  Monday, January 21 @ Bauer Elementary Gym, 6:00-7:00pm.  These evenings are a chance to gather information about the programs, meet staff, and visit a preschool classroom.  There will not be a formal presentation, so come anytime between 6:00-7:00pm.  Children are welcome also.  For more information, please call Shellie or Becky at 616-797-0842.

COMMUNITY ED NEWS…………  Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids this fall.  For more information or to register, please visit www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.  Here are some of the activities being offered currently:

Jr. Eagles Basketball ~ Boys/Girls Grades K-2

Boys Basketball ~ Grades 3-6

Learn to Swim ~ Ages 6mo – 3yr

Young Rembrandts Drawing ~ Ages 6-12

Learn to Inline Skate ~ Ages 4 & up

Learn to Ice Skate ~ Ages 3 & up

Beginning Fencing ~ Ages 5 – Adult

UPCOMING EVENTS 

1/16 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

 
1/17 ~ PTC Meeting 6:30pm
 
1/17, 1/18 & 1/25 ~ Mrs. Van’s ECSE Parent/Teacher Conferences
 
1/18 ~ Popcorn Friday
 
1/24 & 1/25 ~ Mrs. Murphy’s ECSE Parent/Teacher Conferences
 
1/26~ Father/Daughter Winter Wonderland Dance (more info coming soon!)
 
Mrs. Nurenberg  : ) 
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BLOG BITS 12/21/12

Happy Friday Georgetown Parents!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……..  WOW…. we made it!  Holiday Break is here.  Today was a very busy day here at Georgetown with all of the parties going on.  This is such a fun day for everyone, we started our morning off by the 3rd graders serenading us with Jingle Bells as they were on their way to the Polar Express party!  This has to be one of my most favorite things at Georgetown!  We hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season and enjoy your little ones while they are home with you over break.  : )

GIRLS ON THE RUN……… CHANGE IN SHOE FITTING DATES.…….  This will now be held at GEORGETOWN on MONDAY, JANUARY 7 from 3:45 to 6:00pm!  Please make sure to mark this on your calendar if you have a daughter who is participating in the event.  Thank you!

COATS/HATS/MITTENS………..  Parents please remember as it is getting colder that students need to be bringing coats/hat and mittens to school.  We know there is not any snow yet, however, it has been really cold and windy the past few days.  We have been seeing a lot of students outside without these essential items for recess.  PLEASE REMIND your student that they need to wear these outside for recess too!! Thank you  : )

LUNCH INFO…….. PLEASE remember when sending these in with your students that you include their FIRST/LAST name and TEACHER name on the envelope.  The lunch room has been getting a lot of deposits without names and this is very difficult for her to determine who the deposit goes to.  Especially when it is a cash deposit!!  Thank you.  : )  Also attached is the January lunch menu and deposit slip…. Jan. 2013 Hud. Elem. Menu-2  Deposit Slip (1)

CALL INS and LATE ARRIVALS…………  Please try to remember to call in for your student if they are not going to be attending school for the day OR even if they will be a late arrival.  Especially with illnesses on the rise right now, we have been needing to make more phone calls home to check on students who are not accounted for.  With 625 students in this building it can take quite a while to get through attendance.  If you can help us with this matter that would be great!  Please remember you can call the office number 24/7 and leave us a message.  Thank you  : )

PTC NEWS………  FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE……… The Georgetown Elementary PTC is inviting you to a Winter Wonderland on Saturday, January 26 from 6-8:30. Get ready to get all dressed up for some special father/daughter time, dancing, games and sweet treats! Tickets are $15/couple (and $5 for each additional daughter). Look for an official invitation coming home with your daughter in the new year. If you would like to help or donate food please contact Amy McCormick at aimersppl4life@yahoo.com

COMMUNITY NEWS……..  HOLIDAY SKATE SPECIAL………… at Georgetown Ice Center.  $5 per person.  Includes skating & skate rental.  Dec 21 – Jan 6.  Public Skating Times:  Monday – Friday 12-2pm,  Fridays 7-9 PM,  Saturdays & Sundays 2-4 PM, closed on 12/24, 12/25, 1/1.  (616) 662-2800 georgetownice.com.

HUDSONVILLE LIGHT SHOW……….  One of our Park families is helping sponsor a Christmas light show at 4608 Sun Meadow LN.  This show is a light and music production in the front of their home.  This neighborhood has been published in the local papers for their amazing light displays in past years. Donations will be accepted to help support the Mulder family on Sat. Dec. 22, 2012. This Park family has two sons, Jarod and Caleb, battling a rare regressive genetic disorder called M.P. S. On Dec. 22 there will be Hot Chocolate, Candy Canes and SANTA! Please join the fun from 6PM-9PM. Merry Christmas.

HUDSONVILLE LITTLE LEAGUE………  Sign-Ups Are Now Open!  Visit www.hudsonvillelittleleague.com   Deadline: January 19, 2013 – 1:00 p.m

HUDSONVILLE LACROSSE ASSOCIATION………. Register now to play lacrosse for the Hudsonville Lacrosse Association in the spring!  
Go to www.hudslax.com for registration and information. Open to Boys in 5th grade through high school, and high school girls.
HPS EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM ………  is holding two Parent Registration Evenings in January for our 2013 Summer Program and our 2013-2014 School Year Programs.  Identical information is available on both evenings.  Please consider attending if you wish to learn more about the programs offered throughout our district.   *Feel free to share the attached flyer and information with family, friends, and neighbors that may benefit from our options.  Information Night Dates/Times:  Thursday, January 17 @ Riley Middle School Cafe’, 6:00-7:00pm;  Monday, January 21 @ Bauer Elementary Gym, 6:00-7:00pm.  These evenings are a chance to gather information about the programs, meet staff, and visit a preschool classroom.  There will not be a formal presentation, so come anytime between 6:00-7:00pm.  Children are welcome also.  For more information, please call Shellie or Becky at 616-797-0842.

COMMUNITY ED NEWS…………  Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids this fall.  For more information or to register, please visit www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.  Here are some of the activities being offered currently:

Jr. Eagles Basketball ~ Boys/Girls Grades K-2

Boys Basketball ~ Grades 3-6

Soccer ~ Ages 5-12

Learn to Swim ~ Ages 6mo – 3yr

Young Rembrandts Drawing ~ Ages 6-12

Learn to Inline Skate ~ Ages 4 & up

Learn to Ice Skate ~ Ages 3 & up

Beginning Fencing ~ Ages 5 – Adult

UPCOMING EVENTS

12/22-1/6 ~ HOLIDAY BREAK  : )

1/7 ~ Girls on the Run Shoe Fitting  3:45 to 6:00p

1/8 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
 
1/11 ~ 5th Grade Field Trip
 
1/11 ~ ECSE Sleigh Ride Field Trip w/parents
 
1/16 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night
 
1/17 ~ PTC Meeting 6:30pm
 
1/17, 1/18 & 1/25 ~ Mrs. Van’s ECSE Parent/Teacher Conferences
 
1/18 ~ Popcorn Friday
 
1/24 & 1/25 ~ Mrs. Murphy’s ECSE Parent/Teacher Conferences
 
1/26~ Father/Daughter Winter Wonderland Dance (more info coming soon!)
 
Have a great Holiday Break!!
Mrs. Nurenberg  : ) 
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BLOG BITS 9/14/12

HAPPY FRIDAY GEORGETOWN PARENTS!!!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……..Can you believe it??!  We have just completed our second week of school already!  We here in the office feel like we are running like a fine oiled machine.  Maybe that is what happens after 6 years?  I must say also that our Kindergartners are doing a fabulous job!  They seem to be handling all day every day kindergarten very well.  Kudos to Kindergartners!  : )

PICTURE DAY……..  Is MONDAY!!!  September 17.  Please remember to send in your order form with your student.  Do not worry if your student is going to be a late arrival on Monday, they can go and have their picture taken when they get here if there class has already gone.

NOTES TO TEACHERS, ETC……….  This is just a friendly suggestion to help out our wonderful teachers.  When sending in notes to the teachers it is EXTREMELY helpful if you DATE the note.  Sometimes inadvertently the teacher will not remove the note from folders or leave it posted up and if there is not date on it, they can get confused as to which day the note is for.  Thank you.

LUNCH INFO……..  I am attaching the SEPTEMBER hot lunch menu and a deposit slip for you.  Remember too that you are able to make deposits to your student’s lunch account online now.  You will need their student ID # which you can get from our office.  The website for online lunch access is www.sendmoneytoschool.com   Sept. 2012 Elementary Menu       Deposit Slip (1)

HEF FAMILY FUN FEST FUNDRAISER………..  has been rescheduled for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28.  It will take place at the Varsity Stadium from 4:30pm to 7:00 pm.  There will be lots of fun activities for the kids.    Hope to see you all there!!  : )

P.E. NEWS……..  Once again the Hudsonville Elementary P.E. teachers are gearing up for the Turkey Trot!  This race involves all the Hudsonville Elementary school students and families.  The race will be held on October 23 and more information will be coming home soon.  We are looking for businesses to sponsor our Turkey Trot race.  If you have a large or small business and you would like some more advertising this could be for you.  We have over 1,000 runners and families that would see your ad!  Please let Mrs. Nienhuis or Mrs. VanKoevering (your P.E. teachers) know if you are interested and have more questions.

PTC NEWS……….  The PTC is still looking for some help with some events for the school.  They really need volunteers to step up and help out with these fun activities for the kids otherwise the events may not be able to take place.  : (  These are the areas where they are looking for help:  Chairpersons for both the Book Fairs, Conference Dinners for Staff, Box Top Competitions, Mother/Son Event, Father/Daughter Event, and 5th Grade Celebration.  If you are able and interested please contact Stacey Alexander at 616.914.6896.  Thank you

COMMUNITY EVENTS………. HEART OF HUDSONVILLE PHOTO CONTEST……..  Please read the attached flyer in regards to all of the information for this event.  In the attachment there is also an entry form and a model release form.  2012 Heart of Hudsonville Photo Contest

SEPTEMBER ARTS AND CRAFT FAIR……….. sponsored by Hudsonville Christian School will be on Saturday, September 15, from 9-3 at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds. Admission is $2 for adults. 12 and under are free.  A food tent is available for refreshments and lunch.  150 booths represent a wide variety of products from the finest local vendors. This is a juried show of only handcrafted items with dozens of selected new vendors.  For more information, search “Septemberfest Arts and Craft Show” on Facebook.

WEST MICHIGAN MOM’S SALE……. Buy and sell gently used children’s clothing, toys, baby gear, and maternity wear at the Midwest’s largest Mom-to-Mom sale! Free admission!  Strollers allowed!  September 15, from 9:  a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

IS IT DYSLEXIA………  Dyslexia Correction Foundation, an affiliate of New Chapter Learning will provide a free informational seminar on the thinking
style, learning differences, and gifts of the visual thinker. What are the characteristics of dyslexia, the root cause of dyslexia, and how the problem can be corrected. The seminar will be held on Thursday, September 20th at 6:30 PM at Grandville Middle School; 3535 Wilson Ave, Grandville, MI. Room 200.  All participants who wish to attend are encouraged to pre-register by calling 616-534-1385. For more information please visit www.newchapterlearning.net.

MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION………  Saturday, September 29, 2012. Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food Distribution on Saturday, September 29th. The food distribution will take place at Hager Park Church’s parking lot, located at 2635 Bauer Road in Jenison, from 10:00 am to Noon. Sign-in is required, although the food is available to anyone that needs it. There will be a large assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.

HUDSONVILLE AREA SCOUT PROGRAM………..  The Cub Scouting program is uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys (Grades 1st through 5th) and their parents, through offering fun and challenging experiences that boys and parents do together. Activities your child can participate in: White Caps games, Griffins games, social service events, day camps, hiking, sledding, pinewood derby, food drives, bottle rockets, push cart races, and much more! Boys Cub Scout Pack 3149 Registration for 2012/2013 will be Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 7:00 p.m. at Riley Street Middle School (cafeteria). Cost of initial registration is $15 per child – please note this registration is for NEW scouts only. If you are interested in having your child participate in Cub Scouts, but are unable to attend registration, please contact Nicole VanEe @nicolevanee@hotmail.com or 379-1245.

GIRL SCOUT INFORMATION……….  You are invited to learn about Girl Scouts and help us celebrate 100 years of scouting!  Please join us in the gym at Park Elementary School, Thursday, September 20th from 6:30pm-7:30pm.  All current scouts and girls interested in learning more about Girl Scouts are encouraged to attend.  http:/ /hudsonvillegirlscouts.edublogs.org    Please read the attached flier with more information   Hudsonville 2012 Fall flyer

FALL/WINTER CLOTHING SALE………. Heritage Christian School is hosting its annual Fall/Winter Clothing Sale on Saturday, September 29 from 9AM to Noon.  40+ vendors will be selling quality used toys, games, sporting equipment, baby paraphenalia, and children’s clothing sizes newborn – junior high.  There will also be baked goods for sale!  Heritage Christian is located at 4900 40th Avenue across from W.W. Greenhouse in Hudsonville.

HUDSONVILLE COMMUNITY ED………. Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids this fall.  For more information or to register, please visit www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.

Jr. Cheer Clinic – Grades PK – 5th
Beginning Fencing – Ages 5 – 7
Youth & Adult Fencing – Ages 7 – Adult
Learn to Ice Skate – Ages 3 & up
Intro to Hockey – Boys and girls with ice skating experience.
Home Alone Class – Ages 9 – 13
Babysitting Class – Ages 9 – 13
Learn to Rollerblade – Ages 4 & up
Bowling – Ages 3 & up
Tae Kwon Do – Ages 8 & up
Girls Basketball – Grades 3 – 6
Golf Lessons – Grades 1 – 8
Learn to Swim – Ages 6 months & up
Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes – Ages 6 12

UPCOMING EVENTS

9/17 ~ School Picture Day  : )

9/19 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

9/28 ~ HEF Fun Fest

9/28 ~ ECSE Parent Involvement Activity “Taste of ECSE”

10/2 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night

Have a great weekend!!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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BLOG BITS 5/18/2012

Happy Friday Afternoon Georgetown Parents!!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……….  Hold on tight……… do you feel the whirl winds blowing around you????  There are only 14 DAYS of school left.  This week was a very busy week here!!  We had the “Just Write” open house, the “Just Write” teacher skits and the guest students from Liverpool!  Now things might settle down a little as we are winding down.  We just ask that you pay very close attention to your teacher blogs and any information that may be coming home as there will be lots of fun things happening in the classrooms as we wind down the school year.

LIBRARY NEWS………  Drum roll please…….. Mrs. VandenBerg announced the winners this morning for the reading counts prizes.   So there will be alot of excited students coming home from school today!!   The Grand Prize winner was Ike Irish from Mrs. Quigley’s class and he won a NOOK!! Ike made his goal for each marking period  along with another 136 kids!  The other lucky winners were drawn from students who entered tickets for making their goals.   A winner was drawn from each class in grades 2-5.  So hear are the winners…… Kensley Kreuger (2-G), Marissa Witte (2-K), Harrison Jones (2-J), Bryanna Bentley (2-Q), Joe Huyser (3-F), Nathan Keillor (3-Mc), Jaron Dykstra (3-VA), Max Perez (4-Bia), Jacob Martinez (4-Bo), Mackenzie Krystiniak (4-H), Zach Weiss (4-K), Skylar VanAntwerp (5-Bo), Kelsey Gelder (5-Burd) and Tom Stutz (5-Burm).  Way to go readers!!  : )

PTC NEWS………  GEORGETOWN’S SPRING CARNIVAL…….. The Carnival is coming fast and the committee is in desperate need of volunteers!!  We need a lot of volunteers to make this great night happen for the kids!!  So if you are willing and able please contact Stacey Alexander at 616-914-6896.  They would love to see families, grandparents and even teenagers volunteer.  The Carnival will be held on Friday, June 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

BOX TOP INFORMATION……..  The box top contest has been extended!  Get your box tops in by next  FRIDAY to still count in the classroom contests!!  Please be sure to label with your student’s name/teacher and how many are in the bag.  Start cutting!!

COMMUNITY NEWS……….. LEARN TO PLAY LACROSSE……..Hudsonville Area Lacrosse will have learn to play clinics this summer, check for dates soon at hudslax.com .    Open to Boys and Girls 3rd grade through 11th grade who have never played before.  Girls 7-11th grade !   Are you interested in playing Lacrosse next spring?  Hudsonville Area Lacrosse wants to hear from you !  Talk to your parents, then go to hudslax.com, click on the feedback icon and let us know that you are interested !  Girls lacrosse is not the same as boys lacrosse, no hard hitting, no helmets and a lot of fun.

SATURDAY SLIP~N~SLIDE…… Save the date…. Saturday, June 16.  The 2nd Annual Saturday Slip N Slide will be held on Saturday, June 16 from noon until 5pm at the Soccer Bowl in Jenison, also known as Charlie’s Dump (18th Ave & Rosewood)!  This community event is for your entire family!  Waterslides, bounce houses, dunk tanks, cars, vendors, lots of food, and a HUGE raffle.  Visit our website at www.SaturdaySlipNSlide.comfor full details.  Ride the waterslides all day for $1 or donation of a non-perishable food item for Hand2Hand Ministry.  Call City2Shore Real Estate to purchase your raffle tickets 662-9664.  Proceeds benefit KIDS HOPE USA.

AYSO REGISTRATION…….. Player Fee Drop-off….. May 22 / 24…..6:00pm to 8:00pm,  Registration is at Jenison Junior High School Cafeteria located at 8295 20th Avenue.  Cost For Soccer Registration………$80 for 1st player; $75 for 2nd players;  $70 for 3rd and on.  $60 for U14 & U19.  Players must be 4 ½ years old by August 1st.  Register your child at:  www.eayso.org  Youth soccer teams for boys and girls 4 to 18 years old.  www.ayso676soccer.com

ARTISTS AT HUGHES PARK……….. Artists and crafters of all kinds are signing up to be part of the annual Art in the Park event in Hudsonville. This year, the event, hosted by the Hudsonville Arts Council, will be held on June 9, 2012 from 9am to 3pm.

HEF……HUDSONVILLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION……..  please read the attached flyer with all of the new spring  information from the HEF.  It will also be found in the upcoming Appleseed.  SpringNews

MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION……….  Saturday, June 2, 2012……… Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food Distribution on Saturday, June 2. The food distribution will take place at Hager Park Church’s parking lot, located at 2635 Bauer Road in Jenison, from 10:00 am to Noon. Sign-in is required, although the food is available to anyone that needs it.There will be a large assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.

2012 SUMMER EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC CLASSES……...  Ali Bendert – Elementary Music Teacher ~ Classes will be held at Hudsonville United Church of Christ  (4950 32nd Street, Hudsonville, MI 49426) in the Choir Room. Please e-mail me at ali.bendert@gmail.com or call me at 517.256.3720 if you would like more information or would like to sign up for a class for you and your child.  Classes will run from June 25 – August 10 and will be once a week. Classes are $10 each per child, but if you sign up for the whole summer, the cost is $50 (two free classes!).

Not Sure? Check out a FREE Sample Class!  I will be having free sample classes on Saturday, June 9 at 10am (infants and toddlers) and
11am (preschoolers). This will allow you to try the music class for free to see if it is right for you and your child. Please contact me (ali.bendert@gmail.com or 517.256.3720) if you are interested in the free classes.

HUDSONVILLE ROCKET CHEERLEADING………  Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will be having their sign up dates on Saturday, June 16th and Saturday, July 28th.   Registrations will be held at the Freshman Campus cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The cost of registration is $50 and includes an end of year banquet and trophy.  An additional uniform cost applies for those that do not have one.  Used uniforms will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.  The 1st-6th grade girls will be cheering at the Hudsonville Youth Football games and the 7th & 8th grade girls will be cheering at the Hudsonville Club Football games. Check out the Hudsonville Rocket Cheer Website for more info (www.hudsonvillerocketcheer.com).  If you have any additional questions about the program, please contact me. Call Coach Britni at 616-634-9580 or e-mail hudsonvillerocketcheer@yahoo.com.  I look forward to seeing you at registration!

MICHIGAN FIRE JUNIORS………  Youth Recreational Soccer Program…..  The Michigan Fire Juniors announces the Sparks Player Academy program (formerly Junior Rangers). This is a recreational soccer program with an emphasis on player and skills development. Players, ages 4 to 9 will learn to play from experienced and paid trainers/coaches in a fun and exciting way. There will be skills and techniques taught that will enable them go on to play soccer at whatever level their ability will take them. The youth soccer player is the foundation to the continued growth and success of soccer in West Michigan. No tryouts are necessary……

2012 – 2013 OPEN REGISTRATION (no tryouts)
Michigan Fire Juniors – Sparks Player Academy (age 4 – 9 based on 2012-2013 school year)
Registration Dates: May 19, 2012
Registration Location: Jenison Christian Church (next to the Ranger Fields on 28th Ave, Jenison
Registration Time: 9:00 am – 11 am
Cost: Fall & Spring $175.00 (8 weeks- fall / 8 weeks-spring includes uniform)
Website: www.michiganfirejuniors.com/

West Michigan Flight Academy 3rd Annual Pancake Carnival……… All you can eat – kids 5 and under free, 6-12 yrs. $5, adults $10.  Games, prizes, pony rides, pilots offering flights & much more, there issomething for everyone!
When: Saturday, June 9th, 8 – 11 a.m.
Where: Riverview Airport, 805 Taylor Street, Jenison Michigan
Why: Annual Pancake Carnival fundraiser benefits West Michigan Flight Academy’s flight programs.
These programs give children the opportunity to pursue careers in Aviation & Aerospace, while improving grades in Math & Science.  This event is one of many ways to reach as many kids & parents as possible, as well as raising funds for fuel and maintenance cost.  More: Internationally acclaimed aviation artist Rick Herter – Framed prints will be auctioned.  Mr. Herter will be in attendance to personalize the prints for the winning bidders.

HOPE COLLEGE SUMMER SCIENCE AND MORE CAMPS 2012………. Hope College is offering exciting opportunities this summer for students to explore the wonderful world of science and more. The programs will feature
“hands-on” interactive investigations designed to teach scientific concepts in a FUN and challenging way as well as hands-on, skill and technique building experiences in the non-science camps. Enrollment is based on the grade your student will enter Fall ‘12. You may register one grade either side if there is space available. To register, or for more information, visit our website at www.hope.edu/camps/science.htm  l. For questions, e-mail us at sciencecamp@hope.edu or contact us by phone (616) 395-7628.

2012 CREATE CAMP INVENTION COMING TO HUDSONVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL THIS SUMMER!………  In partnership with Invent Now, Hudsonville Christian School is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six this summer. Camp Invention will run from 9:00 – 3:30 from June 18-22, 2012. This exciting, week-long adventure in creativity immerses children in imaginative play that reinforces and supplements school-year learning in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Hudsonville Christian staff members will facilitate program modules, and enthusiastic high school and college students will serve as Leadership Interns – ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children. Register on or before March 30 to receiver $25 OFF the base price of $215. Look for a flyer on Hudsonville Christian School’s websitewww.hudsonvillechristian.org, or there is a flyer available at school. Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call800.968.4332 to reserve your child’s spot today!

COMMUNITY ED NEWS……….. We have many different classes and camps planned for your kids this summer.  Your student should have brought the brochure home last week one day.  Otherwise, please feel free to browse the PDF of the Summer Brochure that I have attached to this email.    Summer2012

Online registration for all summer programming begins on Monday, April 16, 2012.    Register online at www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org

Classes and camps fill quickly, so do not delay in getting your child registered.  Please feel free to contact Community Ed with any questions you may have at 669-1740.

UPCOMING EVENTS

5/23-5/25 ~ 5th Grade Camp

5/25 ~ Popcorn Friday

5/25 ~ ECSE Family Picnic at Hager Park

5/29 ~ 5th Grade Safety Trip to the Whitecaps

5/30 ~ 5th Grade Celebration

6/1 ~ Georgetown Carnival 5:30-8:30 pm

6/4 ~ LAST school day  for M/W PK/K

6/5 ~ LAST school day for T/TH PK/K

6/8 ~ Early Dismissal at 1:00pm!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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Service Project: Birthday Theme Box

The Junior Girl Scout Troop 4120 is celebrating the 100th year of Girl Scouts by collecting 100 items to earn their 100 badge.  Their project “BIRTHDAY THEME BOX” will be for the Kids Food Basket which provides sack suppers to 4,800 kids every day.   The Birthday Theme Box will provide birthday supplies for each child to use on their special day.

Items needed are:

  1. Cake mixes
  2. Frosting
  3. Frosting decorating tubes
  4. 100% Juice Boxes
  5. Individual fruit cups, pudding cups and gelatin cups
  6. 100% Fruit Snacks
  7. Streamers
  8. Balloons

Please place your donation in the birthday box in the lobby of school May 1 through May 17.  .

Thank you!  Chloe Patrick

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BLOG BITS 4/27/12

Happy Friday Afternoon Georgetown Parents!!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……….  WOW what a whirlwind of a week it has been here this week!!  Way to rock the school with ORANGE!!  The students/staff AND parents of this building are truly amazing!!  : )  Hope to see alot of you at the basketball game tonight.  I am sure it will be fantastic!!  Moving on……. can you believe it…. ONLY 6 weeks until Summer Break!!  : ) Not that we are counting or anything.

JUST WRITE T-SHIRTS……… Sorry about the confusion, but we have had many questions about the cost.  It is on the form, but a little hard to find.  These shirts are $15 each and you can make your checks payable to “Georgetown Elementary”.  Thank you.

MAY/JUNE  LUNCH MENUS………..  WOW… here is the last lunch menu for this school year!!  I have attached one here along with the deposit slip form if needed.   May-June 2012 Hud. Elem      Deposit Slip

SPENCER MEYER BENEFIT EVENTS…….  As many of you know, Spencer Meyer is a very special Kindergarten student here at Georgetown in Mrs. Estefan’s class and his parents, Jason and Jodi, are also staff members within the district.  Spencer is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and in March the family was informed that the cancer had returned in his spine.   The entire district is helping to raise money for the SPENCER MEYER BENEFIT FUND and we have a few things to let you know about.  These are great ways to help the family in this time of need!!

BENEFIT BASKETBALL GAME……… is TONIGHT at 7:00pm at the Hudsonville High School.  Please come out and enjoy the fun!  It will be DONATION entrance fee and there will lots of fun things going on.  They are hoping for an “ORANGE OUT’ for the Meyer family.  Please wear orange if you are able.

TEAM SPENCER…..  Don’t forget about the 5/3 Riverbank Run and Georgetown’s very own “Fun Run”!!  The “Fun Run” will be held next Friday, May 4.  Please make sure your student wears their “Team Spencer” shirt or any ORANGE shirt for this fun event!!  This should be a really cool event here at Georgetown!!  Sorry, the deadline for the t-shirts ended today, but any student can  wear anything orange on that day and they DO NOT have to have a “Team Spencer” shirt in order to participate!

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES FOR 5TH GRADERS……..   May 10 ~ Field Day at BMS.  May 10 ~ Camp Meeting for parents @ 6p @ Georgetown.  May 23-25 ~ 5th Grade Camp!!  : )  June 6 ~ 5th Grade Celebration!!

PTC NEWS………  Mackinac Island Ferry Coupons……. these are available to you through FUN SERVICES for holding our “Holiday Gift Shop” in December!  Coupons are available for children 12 years and younger and you must purchase an adult ticket also.  Coupons are not transferable.  Please go to the website of  www.funservicesgr.com and click on Santa’s Secret Shop and then on the Star Line Ferry Logo.  Fill out the form using the CODE MiG and print.

COMMUNITY NEWS……….  MAY SCHOOL ELECTION………  On May 8 Hudsonville voters will be asked to approve the annual renewal of the 18 mill non-homestead property tax.  This is a tax on businesses and second homes, not on homestead residences or qualified agricultural property.  State Education Taxes  on homestead residences will remain at the 1994 millage rate. We are deeply grateful for our community’s continued support.  Especially during these difficult financial times, passage of the Non-Homestead Renewal allows the district to maintain the current millage rate for operational funding.  PLEASE REMEMBER TO VOTE ON MAY 8th!!

MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION……….  Saturday, June 2, 2012……… Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food Distribution on Saturday, June 2. The food distribution will take place at Hager Park Church’s parking lot, located at 2635 Bauer Road in Jenison, from 10:00 am to Noon. Sign-in is required, although the food is available to anyone that needs it.There will be a large assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.

DRUG AWARENESS WORKSHOP………….  Parents, are you aware of the latest drug trends among Ottawa County youth? With all the media coverage of national issues, do you know which ones are actually popular in your neighborhood?  This workshop will educate you on what youth in Ottawa County are actually saying about the substances they use.

Parents will learn accurate drug facts, tips for prevention, resources for treatment, and hear from a panel of professionals which will include; Law Enforcement, Assistant Prosecutor for Ottawa County, Youth, Parent and Treatment Specialist. The panel will specifically address your questions. Please note this presentation is appropriate for adults only.

Thursday, May 10, 6:30 -8:00 p.m.
Hager Park (DeVries Rm.)
8134 28th Ave., Jenison

Please contact Jodi Glass at 616.396.2301 ext. 132 or email jglass@pathwaysmi.org with any questions.

2012 SUMMER EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC CLASSES……...  Ali Bendert – Elementary Music Teacher ~ Classes will be held at Hudsonville United Church of Christ  (4950 32nd Street, Hudsonville, MI 49426) in the Choir Room. Please e-mail me at ali.bendert@gmail.com or call me at 517.256.3720 if you would like more information or would like to sign up for a class for you and your child.  Classes will run from June 25 – August 10 and will be once a week. Classes are $10 each per child, but if you sign up for the whole summer, the cost is $50 (two free classes!).

Not Sure? Check out a FREE Sample Class!  I will be having free sample classes on Saturday, June 9 at 10am (infants and toddlers) and
11am (preschoolers). This will allow you to try the music class for free to see if it is right for you and your child. Please contact me (ali.bendert@gmail.com or 517.256.3720) if you are interested in the free classes.

HUDSONVILLE ROCKET CHEERLEADING………  Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will be having their sign up dates on Saturday, June 16th and Saturday, July 28th.   Registrations will be held at the Freshman Campus cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The cost of registration is $50 and includes an end of year banquet and trophy.  An additional uniform cost applies for those that do not have one.  Used uniforms will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.  The 1st-6th grade girls will be cheering at the Hudsonville Youth Football games and the 7th & 8th grade girls will be cheering at the Hudsonville Club Football games. Check out the Hudsonville Rocket Cheer Website for more info (www.hudsonvillerocketcheer.com).  If you have any additional questions about the program, please contact me. Call Coach Britni at 616-634-9580 or e-mail hudsonvillerocketcheer@yahoo.com.  I look forward to seeing you at registration!

MICHIGAN FIRE JUNIORS………  Youth Recreational Soccer Program…..  The Michigan Fire Juniors announces the Sparks Player Academy program (formerly Junior Rangers). This is a recreational soccer program with an emphasis on player and skills development. Players, ages 4 to 9 will learn to play from experienced and paid trainers/coaches in a fun and exciting way. There will be skills and techniques taught that will enable them go on to play soccer at whatever level their ability will take them. The youth soccer player is the foundation to the continued growth and success of soccer in West Michigan. No tryouts are necessary……

2012 – 2013 OPEN REGISTRATION (no tryouts)
Michigan Fire Juniors – Sparks Player Academy (age 4 – 9 based on 2012-2013 school year)
Registration Dates: May 12 and May 19, 2012
Registration Location: Jenison Christian Church (next to the Ranger Fields on 28th Ave, Jenison
Registration Time: 9:00 am – 11 am
Cost: Fall & Spring $175.00 (8 weeks- fall / 8 weeks-spring includes uniform)
Website: www.michiganfirejuniors.com/

DOLL TEA PARTY……….. Saturday May 5, 1:00 – 2:30pm.  South Harbor Church,  1951 64th Street, Byron Center, MI.
$5 per-registration @ www.southharbor.org
$7 at the door
Includes special tea with crafts, activities, treats, photo booth, vendors and a raffle including an American Girl Doll as the Grand Prize.  Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6/$5.

CHALLENGE OF CHILDREN CONFERENCE…….  Challenge of Children is an annual parenting conference held at Hope College on May 17, 2012 from 9 am to 3 pm. This year our keynote, Bob Lancer be speaking on Raising Children, Raising Ourselves: Taking charge in our relationship with children begins with taking charge of ourselves first, because we cannot improve a child’s self-control while we are losing ours. This conference also includes several breakouts with topics such as Transforming Difficult Children, Special Needs Children,Preparing for College Costs,Dealing with Picky Eaters, Parenting with Love & Logic, Autism Spectrum Disorder and MUCH more!Register online at www.challengeofchildren.org or call 616-796-1504 for a brochure.     Challenge of Children Flyer 2012 electronic (3)

West Michigan Flight Academy 3rd Annual Pancake Carnival……… All you can eat – kids 5 and under free, 6-12 yrs. $5, adults $10.  Games, prizes, pony rides, pilots offering flights & much more, there issomething for everyone!
When: Saturday, June 9th, 8 – 11 a.m.
Where: Riverview Airport, 805 Taylor Street, Jenison Michigan
Why: Annual Pancake Carnival fundraiser benefits West Michigan Flight Academy’s flight programs.
These programs give children the opportunity to pursue careers in Aviation & Aerospace, while improving grades in Math & Science.  This event is one of many ways to reach as many kids & parents as possible, as well as raising funds for fuel and maintenance cost.  More: Internationally acclaimed aviation artist Rick Herter – Framed prints will be auctioned.  Mr. Herter will be in attendance to personalize the prints for the winning bidders.

HOPE COLLEGE SUMMER SCIENCE AND MORE CAMPS 2012………. Hope College is offering exciting opportunities this summer for students to explore the wonderful world of science and more. The programs will feature
“hands-on” interactive investigations designed to teach scientific concepts in a FUN and challenging way as well as hands-on, skill and technique building experiences in the non-science camps. Enrollment is based on the grade your student will enter Fall ‘12. You may register one grade either side if there is space available. To register, or for more information, visit our website at www.hope.edu/camps/science.htm  l. For questions, e-mail us at sciencecamp@hope.edu or contact us by phone (616) 395-7628.

HOPE COLLEGE SOCCER CAMPS……..  The Hope College Soccer camps are designed specifically for local soccer players that desire to grow in their soccer abilities.  Campers ages six to 14 attend day camps in June for a fun educational experience in a great team based setting.  At the Hope Soccer Camps we do more than build technical and tactical ability.  We also develop relationships that allows each player to build friendships with the other players and staff.  Two weeks are available from June18-22 and June 25-29.  Come for the best week of soccer ever.  Learn more at www.hopesoccercamp.com.

2012 CREATE CAMP INVENTION COMING TO HUDSONVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL THIS SUMMER!………  In partnership with Invent Now, Hudsonville Christian School is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six this summer. Camp Invention will run from 9:00 – 3:30 from June 18-22, 2012. This exciting, week-long adventure in creativity immerses children in imaginative play that reinforces and supplements school-year learning in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Hudsonville Christian staff members will facilitate program modules, and enthusiastic high school and college students will serve as Leadership Interns – ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children. Register on or before March 30 to receiver $25 OFF the base price of $215. Look for a flyer on Hudsonville Christian School’s websitewww.hudsonvillechristian.org, or there is a flyer available at school. Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call800.968.4332 to reserve your child’s spot today!

COMMUNITY ED NEWS……….. We have many different classes and camps planned for your kids this summer.  Your student should have brought the brochure home last week one day.  Otherwise, please feel free to browse the PDF of the Summer Brochure that I have attached to this email.    Summer2012

Online registration for all summer programming begins on Monday, April 16, 2012.    Register online at www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org

Classes and camps fill quickly, so do not delay in getting your child registered.  Please feel free to contact Community Ed with any questions you may have at 669-1740.

UPCOMING EVENTS

5/1 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night

5/4 ~ ECSE John Ball Zoo Field Trip

5/9 ~ M/W K Field Trip to Outdoor Discovery Center/Timbertown

5/10 ~ T/TH K Field Trip to Outdoor Discovery Center/Timbertown

5/10 ~ Grades 4/5 Field Day at BMS

5/10 ~ Camp Mtg for 5th Gr Parents at 6pm at Georgetown MPR

5/14-5/18 ~ Just Write

5/16 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

5/18 ~ PK-Boes Field Trip to the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

5/23-5/25 ~ 5th Grade Camp

5/25 ~ ECSE Family Picnic at Hager Park

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

 

 

 

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BLOG BITS 4/13/12

Happy Friday the 13th Georgetown Parents! 

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE…… We are hoping that everyone had a great Spring Break.  Now we are all rejuvenated for the remainder of the school year!  With that being said, it is hard to believe we only have 8 WEEKS of school remaining.  Hold on tight because it will fly by!!  Just a couple of things directly from the office, OTC and prescription meds and snacks.  Medications….. MUST be brought to school by a PARENT, NOT a student!  We also have to have a medication form filled out in order to dispense these.  If it is a prescription med the form MUST be completed by a physician.  These forms are here in the office or you can find them online.  As far as snacks go we seem to be having a lot of students come down due to forgetting their snacks for morning break.  We do keep snacks in the office for special circumstances, however lately we have been flying through them due to students just forgetting.  We appreciate your help at home with this matter.  Thank you!

LUNCH INFORMATION……… Here is the April lunch menu and a new deposit slip if you need one.   April 2012 Hud Elem     Menu Deposit Slip

BIKES/RIPSTICKS/ETC…….  With spring along come bikes and ripsticks!  With that being said, PLEASE REMEMBER to send a note with your child to their teacher giving them permission to ride/walk/ripstick home.  Unless you have done so, the teacher will be required to send them home however they normally get home, such as the bus!  Thank you for your help in this matter  : )

SPENCER MEYER BENEFIT EVENTS…….  As many of you know, Spencer Meyer is a very special Kindergarten student here at Georgetown in Mrs. Estefan’s class and his parents, Jason and Jodi, are also staff members within the district.  Spencer is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and in March the family was informed that the cancer had returned in his spine.   The entire district is helping to raise money for the SPENCER MEYER BENEFIT FUND and we have a few things to let you know about.  These are great ways to help the family in this time of need!!

BENEFIT BASKETBALL GAME…….. will be held Friday, April 27 at 7:00pm at the High School.  This will be great night of fun for everyone!!  The game will be between the staff at Baldwin Middle and Riley Middle.  It will be the “Baldwin Street Ballers vs. Riley Street Rim-Rattlers”!  Doors will open at 6:30pm and entrance fees will be a VOLUNTARY DONATION to the Spencer Meyer Fundraiser!  Please come out and join us to show your support for the Meyer family!  Lots of fun things and the Eagle’s Landing will be selling $1.00 Squishees (slushees), there will be Jet’s Pizza, Jimmy John’s, pop and candy!  What could be better?!  So MARK your calendars for FRIDAY, APRIL 27!!

TEAM SPENCER….. Fliers for this event should have come  home with your YOUNGEST/AND OR ONLY STUDENT.  I am also attaching it here in the blog.   TEAM SPENCER kids sign up sheet 2  Please read the attached flier or the one sent home with your student for ALL of the details.  This will be a donation for the Spencer Meyer Benefit Fund through sponsorship of runners and individual donations.  There will be a form coming home through PE for FREE REGISTRATION for the children’s events!  You may also order t-shirts on this form. If you want to purchase a t-shirt PLEASE make the check PAYABLE to:  MICHELE SYTSMA.  T-shirt order forms are DUE APRIL 20th!!   Once again this is a great way to help out the Meyer Family!!  FYI….. if Georgetown has 100 students sign up to do this race our wonderful 4th grade teacher, Mr. Kooiker, has agreed to SHAVE his head!!! Let’s do this Georgetown!!!

ZOX Staps……. We are currently out of these.  We do expect to get more in around the end of April.  When these arrive I will be sure to send out a quick message.

12th ANNUAL STUDENT ART SHOW…….. Save The Date!  The 12th Annual Student Art Show is just around the corner!  Hudsonville’s annual art show includes masterpieces from students throughout the district, including 100 pieces from our Georgetown artists.  The show runs April 23 through 26 at the Park Elementary Community Room.  There will be a special artist reception for Georgetown students Tuesday, April 24 from 5:30-7:30 PM.  Please check out the attached flyer that will be up in all of the schools to promote this great event.  2012 Flyer-Blog PDF

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES FOR 5TH GRADERS……..  April 18 ~ Parent Informational Meeting for parents of 5th graders.  This will be held at Baldwin Middle School in the Cafeteria at 7:00pm.  May 10 ~ Field Day at BMS.  May 10 ~ Camp Meeting for parents @ 6p @ Georgetown.  May 23-25 ~ 5th Grade Camp!!  : )

PTC NEWS…….  The Father/Son event is fast approaching.  This will take place on Saturday, April 21 at the Whitecaps Stadium.  Order forms were due this week, but if you have any questions please contact David Schoonbeck at 318-0238.  Thank you.

COMMUNITY NEWS……..  MAY SCHOOL ELECTION………  On May 8 Hudsonville voters will be asked to approve the annual renewal of the 18 mill non-homestead property tax.  This is a tax on businesses and second homes, not on homestead residences or qualified agricultural property.  State Education Taxes  on homestead residences will remain at the 1994 millage rate.

We are deeply grateful for our community’s continued support.  Especially during these difficult financial times, passage of the Non-Homestead Renewal allows the district to maintain the current millage rate for operational funding.  PLEASE REMEMBER TO VOTE ON MAY 8th!!

DOLL TEA PARTY……….. Saturday May 5, 1:00 – 2:30pm.  South Harbor Church,  1951 64th Street, Byron Center, MI.
$5 per-registration @ www.southharbor.org
$7 at the door
Includes special tea with crafts, activities, treats, photo booth, vendors and a raffle including an American Girl Doll as the Grand Prize.  Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6/$5.

CHALLENGE OF CHILDREN CONFERENCE…….  Challenge of Children is an annual parenting conference held at Hope College on May 17, 2012 from 9 am to 3 pm. This year our keynote, Bob Lancer be speaking on Raising Children, Raising Ourselves: Taking charge in our relationship with children begins with taking charge of ourselves first, because we cannot improve a child’s self-control while we are losing ours. This conference also includes several breakouts with topics such as Transforming Difficult Children, Special Needs Children,Preparing for College Costs,Dealing with Picky Eaters, Parenting with Love & Logic, Autism Spectrum Disorder and MUCH more!Register online at www.challengeofchildren.org or call 616-796-1504 for a brochure.     Challenge of Children Flyer 2012 electronic (3)

West Michigan Flight Academy 3rd Annual Pancake Carnival……… All you can eat – kids 5 and under free, 6-12 yrs. $5, adults $10.  Games, prizes, pony rides, pilots offering flights & much more, there issomething for everyone!
When: Saturday, June 9th, 8 – 11 a.m.
Where: Riverview Airport, 805 Taylor Street, Jenison Michigan
Why: Annual Pancake Carnival fundraiser benefits West Michigan Flight Academy’s flight programs.
These programs give children the opportunity to pursue careers in Aviation & Aerospace, while improving grades in Math & Science.  This event is one of many ways to reach as many kids & parents as possible, as well as raising funds for fuel and maintenance cost.  More: Internationally acclaimed aviation artist Rick Herter – Framed prints will be auctioned.  Mr. Herter will be in attendance to personalize the prints for the winning bidders.

HUDSONVILLE SHOWCASE……… Come on out for a free day of family-friendly fun.  There will be an indoor bounce house, balloon twisters, wii bowling, and many other fun activities for kids of all ages.  There will also be some great door prizes including a Kindle Fire and giveaways including a new Grill. The event is April 14, 2012 from 10-2pm at the Hudsonville High School.  No admission fee.  Call 662-0900 for more information.

HOPE COLLEGE SUMMER SCIENCE AND MORE CAMPS 2012………. Hope College is offering exciting opportunities this summer for students to explore the wonderful world of science and more. The programs will feature
“hands-on” interactive investigations designed to teach scientific concepts in a FUN and challenging way as well as hands-on, skill and technique building experiences in the non-science camps. Enrollment is based on the grade your student will enter Fall ‘12. You may register one grade either side if there is space available. To register, or for more information, visit our website at www.hope.edu/camps/science.htm  l. For questions, e-mail us at sciencecamp@hope.edu or contact us by phone (616) 395-7628.

HOPE COLLEGE SOCCER CAMPS……..  The Hope College Soccer camps are designed specifically for local soccer players that desire to grow in their soccer abilities.  Campers ages six to 14 attend day camps in June for a fun educational experience in a great team based setting.  At the Hope Soccer Camps we do more than build technical and tactical ability.  We also develop relationships that allows each player to build friendships with the other players and staff.  Two weeks are available from June18-22 and June 25-29.  Come for the best week of soccer ever.  Learn more at www.hopesoccercamp.com.

2012 CREATE CAMP INVENTION COMING TO HUDSONVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL THIS SUMMER!………  In partnership with Invent Now, Hudsonville Christian School is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six this summer. Camp Invention will run from 9:00 – 3:30 from June 18-22, 2012. This exciting, week-long adventure in creativity immerses children in imaginative play that reinforces and supplements school-year learning in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Hudsonville Christian staff members will facilitate program modules, and enthusiastic high school and college students will serve as Leadership Interns – ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children. Register on or before March 30 to receiver $25 OFF the base price of $215. Look for a flyer on Hudsonville Christian School’s websitewww.hudsonvillechristian.org, or there is a flyer available at school. Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call800.968.4332 to reserve your child’s spot today!

COMMUNITY ED NEWS……….  Please see the link at the school’s website at www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call 669-7747, ext.  #3 for information regarding all the activities being offered.  We also have the paper copy registrations of these offerings outside of our Multi-Purpose Room here at Georgetown.  You may register online for any activity that is being offered currently.   Listed below are a few of the activities currently being offered.

Spring Break Camps

Young Rembrandts ~ Cartoons

Golf Lessons

Heat Jr. Swim

Heat Diving Club

Boater Safety Classes

Afterschool Tennis

Hudsonville Recreatioin Softball

UPCOMING EVENTS 

4/18 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

4/18 ~ 4th Grade Field Trip to the Symphony

4/21 ~ Father/Son Whitecaps Game

5/1 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night

5/4 ~ ECSE John Ball Zoo Field Trip

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

 

 

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