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BLOG BITS 9/30/11

Happy Homecoming Friday Georgetown Parents!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……..  It has been another good week here at Georgetown….. other than all of the rain and indoor recess.  We have alot of very spirited students here today to help with our Eagle Pride day for Homecoming tonight!  GO  EAGLES !!!

PIZZA PARTY WINNERS……. The winning classroom that will be receiving a free pizza lunch from Marco’s is……… drum roll please…….  Mrs. Jabaay’s class!  Way to go Kindergartners!

MEDICATIONS…… Thanks to all parents who have turned in their student’s medications and forms.  We are still waiting for a few to be returned and if parents could get those in ASAP as we need to have the medication accessible if the student needs it and we MUST have the medication form ALSO to administer the medication.  Thanks for you help in this matter.

NOTES ABOUT DAILY CHANGES…….Parents we cannot STRESS enough the importance of sending notes with your children in regards to CHANGES at the END of the day.  It may seem like it is a hassle to send a note in the am, but already in the first two weeks of school we have been needing to INTERRUPT classes frequently  with changes for students at the end of the day.  We DO REALIZE there are some instances where you are not aware of changes due to unexpected appts and such, and will be happy to let the teachers/students know for these.  Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

LUNCH INFORMATION…….  Here is the OCTOBER MENU  for your reference.       Oct. 2011 Hud Elem

GIRLS ON THE RUN……..  This is wonderful opportunity for girls in grade 3-5.  Please read the following attachment for more information.   GOTR flyer

LIBRARY NEWS……. Do you want a FREE PERSONAL PAN PIZZA from Pizza Hut?  Our school has been enrolled once again in the Pizza Hut Book It Program.  This program runs from October through March.  The only thing you have to do is read and fill out the calendar that will be coming home each month starting the end of September for the month of October.  The calendar will tell you how much you need to read.  Your reward for reaching this goal each month will be a certificate for a FREE Personal Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut.  You will have 30 days from the date of the award to redeem it and there is no purchase necessary.  HAPPY READING!!!

PE NEWS…..  The Turkey Trot is fast approaching!!  It will be held on October 25 this year.  The PE teachers are looking for sponsors for this event.  Please visit the PE BLOG for more information on how you can help make this a fabulous event!!

PTC NEWS……  Box Top Contest……The deadline for the first Box Top contest is October 20th.  Send in your Box Tops labeled with the teacher’s name. The winning class from each wing will be announced November 1st.

COMMUNITY NEWS…….  FEEDING AMERICA TRUCK  ~ Georgetown United Methodist Church (SE corner of Baldwin and 28th, across from Fair Haven), is hosting a Feeding America truck on Friday, October 7, from 6:00-8:00 PM.  The food is fresh and free to anyone who needs and/or wants it.  Last Friday we had beautiful peaches, watermelons, Romaine lettuce, and celery, as well as delicious cakes, bagels, and breads from Panera.
  
MOBILE FOOD PANTRY……….  Saturday morning, October 29, 2011, Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a
Mobile Food Pantry on Saturday, October 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.

 JENISON CHRISTIAN ARTS AND CRAFT SHOW……… 
Get your holiday shopping started early.    Annual Jenison Christian School arts and craft show to be held on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.    Well over 120 hand crafted vendors will be sure to put a good dent in that holiday gift buying.   Lunch will be available.   Admission is free.   7726 Graceland, Jenison.

HERITAGE CHRISTIAN  SECONDHAND SALE…..Heritage Christian School is hosting its annual Fall/Winter Secondhand Sale on Saturday, September 24 from 9am – Noon.  50+ vendors will be selling used toys, games, sporting equipment, baby paraphernalia, and children’s fall/winter clothing sizes newborn through junior high.  All items are clean and in good condition, and will be sold at reasonable prices.  The school is also hosting a baked goods sale.  The school is located at 4900 40th Avenue across from W. W. Greenhouse in Hudsonville.

COMMUNITY ED NEWS…….  We have two new activities to list this week.  One is for Golf Lessons  and the other is for Learn to Skate.  I will attach the registration forms for these this week, as there are only two.   Please visit the COMMUNITY ED  website for further opportunities for your children.  Thanks      2011FallRollerskate           FallGolfForm11

UPCOMING EVENTS

10/4 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night

10/4 ~ 2nd Grade Field Trip to Klackle Orchard

10/7 ~ Popcorn Friday

10/10 ~ PK-Boes M/W  Field Trip to Post Family Farm

10/11 ~ MEAP testing starts

10/13 ~ PK-Kok T/TH Field Trip to Post Family Farm

10/14 ~ ECSE Field Trip to Post Family Farm

10/19 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

10/21 ~ NO SCHOOL

10/25 ~ Turkey Trot

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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BLOG BITS 9/16/11

WELCOME BACK GEORGETOWN PARENTS!!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……. Holy Toledo, can you believe we are already done with two weeks of school?!  Well I am here to tell you we are ready for week 3!  Things are running smooth and we are feeling like we are a well oiled machine once again.  (Never any doubts in our minds of course!).

PICTURE DAY……  is MONDAY, September 19 for students other  than Tuesday/Thursday  PK/Kindergartners.  Tuesday/Thursday students will have their pictures taken on TUESDAY, September 20.

MEDICATIONS…… Thanks to all parents who have turned in their student’s medications and forms.  We are still waiting for a few to be returned and if parents could get those in ASAP as we need to have the medication accessible if the student needs it and we MUST have the medication form ALSO to administer the medication.  Thanks for you help in this matter.

NOTES ABOUT DAILY CHANGES…….Parents we cannot STRESS enough the importance of sending notes with your children in regards to CHANGES at the END of the day.  It may seem like it is a hassle to send a note in the am, but already in the first two weeks of school we have been needing to INTERRUPT classes frequently  with changes for students at the end of the day.  We DO REALIZE there are some instances where you are not aware of changes due to unexpected appts and such, and will be happy to let the teachers/students know for these.  Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

LUNCH INFORMATION…….  Welcome to the 2011-2012 school year.  Just a reminder that starting this year, the elementary hot lunch menus will be emailed to you once a month through the district’s School Messenger system.  We do not have the ability to remove individual emails from this system so please feel free to just delete this message each month if you do not want to see the menu.  Hard copies are available at the buildings if you would like one. If you want to print the menu without the colored graphics, please go to our webpage at www.jenhudfood.org to find a less ink version of the menu.  Nutritional information on all of our menus items is also available on our webpage.

Breakfast and lunch will be offered on the first day of school (Tuesday September 6) at all buildings.  If you do not want your child to have access to the lunch program, please contact the food service office at 457-2400 or email [email protected] and ask to have your child’s lunch cards pulled.  Please feel free to contact the food service office if you have any questions otherwise our webpage has a lot of valuable information that may help answer any questions.
I hope you have a great start to the new school year and thank you for your business.

Stacey L. Wykoski – Food Service Director    September 2011Elementary Menu    Deposit Slip

GIRLS ON THE RUN……..  This is wonderful opportunity for girls in grade 3-5.  Please read the following attachment for more information.   GOTR flyer

PE NEWS…..  The Turkey Trot is fast approaching!!  It will be held on October 25 this year.  The PE teachers are looking for sponsors for this event.  Please visit the PE BLOG for more information on how you can help make this a fabulous event!!

PTC NEWS……  Please read the following attachment in regards to Important Fundraising Information for Georgetown Elementary!!!  We love it when parents get involved and help raise money for our wonderful School.    Fundraising Flyer 2011-2012
I am also attaching the PTC Events Calendar for the upcoming school year.  This will give you the dates for meetings, book fairs, etc.   ptcevents2011-12

COMMUNITY NEWS……. JET’S PIZZA NIGHT FOR HUDSONVILLE CHEER… please read the following attachment for more details.  It will be held on Tuesday, September 27!     Jets Pizza Night

YOUTH NIGHT AT A GVSU GAME!…… GVSU Women’s Soccer is hosting a Youth Night on September 16th at 7:00 p.m.  GVSU vs. Michigan Tech at the Laker Soccer Field.  Kids 12 and under get in free!

HEF FAMILY FUN FEST…….  Please read the following attachment for all of the details.  It is a really fun night out for families!    HEF Fun Fest

JENISON CHRISTIAN ARTS AND CRAFT SHOW………  Get your holiday shopping started early.    Annual Jenison Christian School arts and craft show to be held on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.    Well over 120 hand crafted vendors will be sure to put a good dent in that holiday gift buying.   Lunch will be available.   Admission is free.   7726 Graceland, Jenison.

HERITAGE CHRISTIAN  SECONDHAND SALE…..Heritage Christian School is hosting its annual Fall/Winter Secondhand Sale on Saturday, September 24 from 9am – Noon.  50+ vendors will be selling used toys, games, sporting equipment, baby paraphernalia, and children’s fall/winter clothing sizes newborn through junior high.  All items are clean and in good condition, and will be sold at reasonable prices.  The school is also hosting a baked goods sale.  The school is located at 4900 40th Avenue across from W. W. Greenhouse in Hudsonville.

PATHWAYS OF MICHIGAN…...  Would like you to be aware of a few things they are offering for local families.  Please read the following attachments for more details.     Family Dinner Night Flyer Parent and Parent Workshop Series 2011-2012 and  Tween.Teen COP

COMMUNITY ED NEWS…….  Wow…… lots of activities are currently being offered for your children.  Please visit the COMMUNITY ED WEBSITE  (go to Courses and Registration on the left) to register your students for these great opportunities.  Some are coming up soon so don’t hesitate to check them out!!  Here is currently the activities they are offering….  HomeAlone/Babysitting, Young Rembrandts Drawing, Learn to Skate, Fencing, Tae Kwon Do, Bowling, HEAT Swim, Gymnastics/Dance/Cheer, Girls Basketball, After School Fun, and Swimming Lessons.  LOTS to choose from!!

ADULT YOGA CLASSES….  The purpose of this beginning yoga class is to bring the students into their awareness, both physically and mentally. This class is suitable for all people, especially those who think they are not flexible!  Throughout the eight week session, we will focus on creative expression through the body, proper body alignment, and learn some of the foundational yoga poses. We will play with breathing exercises to help students realize the importance of their own breath. We will build a strong foundation and learn about the alignment of the body.
All of these aspects will be taught in a playful, supportive environment. Please join us!

Instructor:   Abby Whitenight Brooks.  Abby has been studying yoga at From the Heart Yoga Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan
since 2005. She has completed both Level 1 and 2 teacher trainings, as well as various other workshops with some of the leading yoga teachers in America.

When:   Mondays – September 26 – November 14, 2011 (Class for October 31 will be held on November 1)

Time:   4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Cost:   $50.00 for the 8 week session

Where:  Park Elementary Music Room, 5525 Park Ave.

You may register online by visiting www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org, or you can mail or drop form off at Hudsonville Community Education.


UPCOMING EVENTS………

9/19 ~ 9/20  School Pictures (ONLY Tues/Thurs students on 9/20)

9/21 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

9/21 ~ M/W Kindergartners Walk-A-Thon

9/22 ~ Walk-A-Thon

9/23 ~ ECSE Parent Activity “Handwiting Without Tears” (students come w/parent in the am)

9/23 ~ HEF Family Fun Fest @ HHS Athletic Facility

9/26 ~ M/W Kindergarten Field Trip – Moelker Orchard

9/27 ~ T/TH Kindergarten Field Trip – Moelker Orchard

Have a wonderful FALL weekend!!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

 

 

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BLOG BITS 5/26/2011

HAPPY THURSDAY GEORGETOWN PARENTS!  (How is that for a change?)

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……..Well we had a very good week here at Georgetown.  The Hope-Liverpool students were here for the week, so ask your students if they got to spend any time with them while they were here.  I think the students really enjoy having them around.  Our 5th Graders got off to camp without a hitch.  However, due to the lovely weather we have had they may be covered in mosquito bites from head to toe but I am sure they still had a GREAT time!  It is something they will never forget.  : )

PK/K LETTERS……. If you have an incoming PK/K student you should have received your letter in the mail stating what day your child will be attending as well as who their teacher will be.  We are just overwhelmed here at Georgetown how many new PK/K students we have entering the building this upcoming fall.  We will be having 4 Kindergarten classes and 2 Pre-Kindergarten classes!  WOW

A THOUGHT FROM THE OFFICE……. Just a little something to think about….. Remember as much as the rain is getting to each and everyone one of us, please remember we could have it MUCH WORSE as those in theSouth do right now.  Let’s remember to be thankful for what we have and do what we can to help others less fortunate!!  Let’s not forget about our Memorial day holiday on Monday and remember to think of those who have fought for us to be where we are today.

MEDS IN THE OFFICE……. This is just a reminder to those of you that have student medication here in the office.  It WILL NEED to be PICKED UP before the office closes the week after school.  Any medication that has NOT been picked up by WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15 will be discarded.  Thank you for remembering this for us!  : )

SUMMER VACATION COUNTDOWN……… ONLY 8 days and counting!!  Can you believe that??

LIBRARY NEWS……….Attention all  K-5th grade students!! How would you like a summer full of reading adventures and at the same time a chance to earn a free book?!  To get more information on this go to  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/summerreading/ and find out how to join the Barnes & Noble summer reading program called Imagination’s Destination.  In addition to this check out the Bookapalooza  Party on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 1:00p.m. at the Barnes & Noble in RiverTown Crossings Mall.  This is sure to be a good time!!

5th GRADE NEWS……. Wow, did I not tell you this time would fly by?!  Your 5th graders have two more big events and then we might as well consider them middle schoolers.  Enjoy these last few days with them as 5th graders,  they will be making lots of fun memories that they will have forever!  If you think elementary school went fast, middle school goes even faster.

6/3 ~ 5th Grade CELEBRATION!!!!

6/7 ~ 4th/5th Grade Field day at BMS

COMMUNITY ED NEWS………. HUDSONVILLE ROCKET CHEER…….. 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 11th and Saturday, July 23rd. Registrations will be held at the Hudsonville High School 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.eteamz.com/hudsonvillerocketcheer). If you have any additional questions about the program, please contact me. Call Coach Britni at 616-634-9580 or e-mail [email protected]. I look forward to seeing you at registration!

COMMUNITY NEWS……… GYMNASTICS UNLIMITED END OF THE YEAR SCHOOL FUNDRAISER…….. Friday, June 3 or Saturday, June 4.  From 7:00pm to 11:00pm; cost is $15 per person (with a $5 kick-back to your school!); at Gymnastics Unlimited, 3400 Highland DR, Hudsonville, 669-6789.  SPACE IS LIMITED….. Drop off payment by Wednesday, June 1st!  There are release forms that will need to be filled out to participate and these are located outside of the Multi-Purpose Room here at Georgetown.  If you have any questions please contact Gymnastics Unlimited.  Games, Pizza and much more fun will be offered!

KIDS DAY 2011……….Saturday, June 18 is THE DAY! If you are looking for an affordable place to have a fun day with your family (especially if you have kids between the ages of 5-10), then mark your calendar to go to the Hudsonville Fairgrounds between 10 AM and 3 PM on Saturday, June 18 for our second annual Kids Day.
What is Kids Day 2011? Hosted by Jehovah Jireh Ministries of West Michigan and sponsored by over a dozen area businesses, it is a day of games and activity for the young, and food and entertainment for everyone. Some activities will be free, the rest will be very affordable.

St. Balderick’s Fundraiser honoring Bauer Elementary 1st Grader, Ryan TerHaar (Brain Cancer Survivor)…….. The TerHaar family  is hosting a St. Baldrick’s event honoring 1st Grader Ryan TerHaar who is a 2 year brain cancer survivor!   The event will be held at Bauer Elementary School on Saturday, June 4th from 2 pm – 6pm.  A bake sale is being planned as well as a cake walk and kids games.

Please contact Ryan’s Mom, Mindy TerHaar at [email protected] if you would like to volunteer to shave your head or volunteer to help with the event. Please contact Karen DeGram [email protected] if you would like to donate bake goods.  You can also get information at http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/ryanterhaar

AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization)……  Missed the 2011 sign-ups? Don’t worry!  Online registration is still open.  Get your forms and registration fee turned in by May 31st to secure a spot for your child.  Visit our website for instructions at www.ayso676soccer.com.

SATURDAY SLIP ~N~ SLIDE……. Please read the attached flier in regards to a great Slip n Slide party.  This will be sponsored by CITY2SHORE Real Estate and will be held at Rosewood Park in Jension (aka the “soccer bowl” or “Charlie’s Dump”) on Saturday, June 11 from Noon to 5:00pm.  If you are interested in participating there is also a WAIVER form that you will need to fill out and hand in.  Slip n Slide Waiver for Slip N Slide

GRAND VALLEY FOOTBALL CAMP……Are you ready for some Football?!?! Grand Valley State University will again be offering a variety of summer football camps for grades 1-12

Youth Camp – June 13-14
Lineman Camp – June 27-29
Senior 1 Day Camps – July 10 and July 13
Individual Camp – July 11-12
For more information and to register for a camp go to: www.grandvalleystatefootballcamps.com
GIRL SCOUT INFORMATION NIGHT…….. will be held at Park Elementary on Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30.  I am attaching a flier also.  Girl Scout flyer

HOPE COLLEGE SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES…….. Hope College is offering exciting opportunities this summer for students to explore the wonderful world of science and more (over 51 camps to choose from).  The programs will feature “hands-on” interactive investigations designed to teach scientific concepts in a FUN yet challenging way. A camper manual (for use in the camp) and a parent manual will be provided for each session.  We have fliers for this also outside of the Multi-Purpose Room.   To register or for more information, visit our website at www.hope.edu/camps/science.html. For questions, e-mail us at [email protected] or contact us by phone (616) 395-7628.

UPCOMING EVENTS
5/30  NO SCHOOL ~~ Memorial Day
6/2  ECSE ~~ Last day of school
6/3  TUESDAY/THURSDAY KINDERGARTEN FRIDAY and Popcorn Friday
6/7  TUESDAY/THURSDAY LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
6/7  Grades 4/5 Field Day at Baldwin Middle School
6/8  MONDAY/WEDNESDAY PK/K LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (they have no Fridays in June)
6/8  Grades 2/3 Field Day
6/9  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!  DISMISSAL AT 1:00PM!!!
Have a great weekend!  ~~
Mrs. Nurenberg  : )
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BLOG BITS 3/18/11

HAPPY FRIDAY AFTERNOON GEORGETOWN PARENTS!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE………. Well it was a busy week here at Georgetown!!  We had Kindergarten screening 3 full days, our Spring Book Fair was here all week and our 4th graders went to the Capital in Lansing on Thursday!  Now for the Spring Break countdown …….. 9 more school days!!  Woo-Hoo!!!

BIBLE STUDY…….. Parents please remember that MONDAY, MARCH 21 is the last Monday for Bible Study.  Thanks.

MAY 3 BOND ELECTION……. We are so fortunate to be in a school community which is growing. Over the past 5 years, Hudsonville Public Schools has
grown by 604 students. This trend is not new to Hudsonville as our enrollment has almost tripled over the last 25 years.  In an effort to address the need for additional classroom space, our Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to go before voters with a bond request. The proposal to be voted on May 3 calls for:
•New 9+ building on the existing high school site
•New South Elementary located on Greenly Street
•New competition pool and fine arts auditorium
•New transportation facility
•Reconfiguring the Freshman Campus to an Early Childhood Center
•Technology upgrades to all school buildings
•Athletic upgrades at Baldwin, Riley, and High School
Since the district is part of the School Bond Revolving Fund (SBRF), which the state makes available to rapidly growing districts, we will be able to build the facilities and improvements without a millage increase. Currently, the districts levies  7.0 mills for debt retirement and the rate will remain at 7.0 mills. The total cost of the proposal will be $82,000,000.00. If  you have questions please visit our website, www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call our superintendent, Nick Ceglarek,  616-669-1740 ext 1.

YEARBOOKS…….. Your student should have brought home their yearbooks home this week.  The Office just wants to let you know that we have “extra” yearbooks for sale in the office.  These will be sold for $10 per yearbook. They will be available on a first come, first serve basis.  If you will be writing a check, please make it payable to “GEORGETOWN ELEMENTARY”.

SPRING ART SHOW ………. Save the date!  The 2011 Hudsonville Student Art Show is just around the corner!  There will be a special reception for Georgetown Artists on Tuesday, April 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Check out the flyer… 2011FlyerPDF and visit Mrs. Brouwer’s Art Room Blog for more information about the art show!

FOOD SERVICE NEWS……… Attention Parents:  The food service department is going “green” and will be piloting a new program in your building this month.  Starting with the April menu, you will receive the monthly lunch menu and deposit slip form by email through the School Messenger system.  If you have an email address registered with the school system, you will receive this information the third week of every month.   You can also print a copy of the monthly menu off of our web page at www.jenhudfood.org.  If you do not have email or access to a computer, you can request from your building secretary to have a paper copy sent home each month.  Paper copies will also be available in each building for pickup.  Please feel free to contact Stacey at 667-3352 or [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns

5th GRADE NEWS……. Just going to list a few dates for you to put on your calendars to remember for upcoming 5th grade events.  Wow….  hold on tight, before you know it you will have a middle schooler!  

3/24 ~ 5th Grade visits the Middle School

3/26 ~ Vitale’s Breakfast Fundraiser

4/12 ~ Instrument Fittings here @ Georgetown

4/20 ~ Parent Informational Meeting  @ Baldwin Middle/7pm

4/21 ~ Parent Informational Meeting @ Riley Middle/7pm

4/27 ~ Course Selection/Enrollments due back to your 5th Gr teacher

5/2 ~ 7pm  6th Gr Orientation for 5th Gr parents and students

5/19 ~ 5th grade CAMP meeting

5/25 thru 5/27 ~ 5th grade CAMP

6/3 ~ 5th Grade CELEBRATION!!!!

COMMUNITY ED NEWS…….. It looks like Community Ed will be offering some fun and exciting activities for kids over Spring Break.  These will be offered through Gymnastics Unlimited and are being offered for girls and boys, ages 4 through 16!  Please read the attached flier for more information…..  Spring break 2011(2) . Currently the new activities that are offered are Golf Lessons ….. SpringGolfForm2011 , HEAT Swimming Opportunities ….. 2011HEATSpring,  and Young Rembrandts Drawing Class…….  Georgetown Spring 2011b .  Please remember you can visit the Community Ed website for all of the activities that are currently available and you are ALSO able to register on line for these courses through this link!    http://commed01.hudsonville.k12.mi.us/Default.aspx .

SWIMMING LESSONS……. Hudsonville Community Education still has some spots available for our spring session of swim lessons.  Class meets every Saturday for 8 weeks, April 16 – June 4, 2011, at 8:15 a.m.  These classes are for kids ages 3 and up.  We have openings in every level 1 – 5.  Cost is $40 for residents and $50 for non residents.  To register, please visit www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.

EAGLE 5K/10K ……… ~  Please read the attached flier for more information regarding this race.  The attachment also has the registration form attached to it…….   2011 Eagle Run brochure 021511 .  The Hudsonville Athletic Boosters are once again sponsoring the Eagle 10k/5k run/walk on March 26, 2011. The races will begin at 9AM. Runners/walkers will begin at Hudsonville High School and will continue running through the city of Hudsonville. This is a fundraiser for the Athletes of Hudsonville High School. For more information log onto www.eagle10k.com or www.classicrace.com. Be sure to mark your calendars for
this event. If you would like to volunteer to work this event please call 893-5830 or email through the website. Thank you for your support of Hudsonville Athletics.

COMMUNITY NEWS…….. TASTE OF HUDSONVILLE……On Saturday, May 7th the Hudsonville Band Boosters will be sponsoring “Taste of Hudsonville” in the Hudsonville High School gymnasium from 2-5pm.  This community-wide event will showcase food from at least thirteen area restaurants as well as the instrumental music talent of the Hudsonville Band program.  In addition to great food and music, a large silent auction and 50/50 raffle will be held.  Tickets for the event can be purchased daily in the Hudsonville High School and Middle School offices, in the high school lobby on Tuesdays from 5-6pm, at the Avon Store and at Lake Michigan Credit Union on 32nd Ave. beginning Monday, April 11th.  Advanced sale tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for children 10 and under  (all tickets are an additional $2 at the door).

ALLENDALE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL’S 3 ON 3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT – SATURDAY, MARCH 26………. Tournament location for Allendale Christian School’s Fifth Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament will be the Allendale Public High School (grades 5-8) and Allendale Christian School (grades 3-4). ACS is hosting the tournament on Saturday, March 26. This double elimination tournament will have divisions for both girls and boys 3rd-8th grades.  Trophies will be awarded to winning teams at each level.  Tee shirts will be provided for each player. All area schools are invited to join us.  Play will be continuous with refs at each court.  Last year there were over 350 players that participated from area schools.  Cost is $80 per team.  Concessions will be available.  Registration forms are due by March 4 and are available at ACS or on our website at allendalechristian.com. If you have questions or interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Jody Ribbens @ 895-6016.

UPCOMING EVENTS

3/24  5th Grade visits Baldwin Middle School

3/31  Georgetown Talent Show

4/1 – 4/10  SPRING BREAK!!!!!!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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BLOG BITS 2/4/11

HAPPY FIRST FRIDAY OF FEBRUARY!!   winter24

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE….. Could life really be any better??!!  Two snow days in a row, pajama day and popcorn Friday!!!  How lucky are Georgetown students!!  The sun is shining and the weather is beautiful for the kids to be outside.  YEAH  : )  It was a good week here for the few days we were here and we hope you all enjoyed your few extra days with your kids at home too.  The “Blizzard of 2011″ will be something this kids will remember for a very long time.  Our poor little Pre-K students could not even see out of their classroom windows!  The snow drifted right up in the corner by their room and covered their classroom windows.  Mrs. Boes was not sure how they were going to be able to look out and do their weather forcast for the day!

KINDERGARTEN INFO……. Kindergarten Round-Up will be held on Tuesday, March 8 at 7pm. Please feel free to click the following links for the k registration and the health appraisal.

You may download this and fill them out and return them to Georgetown or you may stop in the office starting on Monday, January 24 to pick these up. We DO ask however, that when dropping off the filled out registrations that you bring in the child’s original birth certificate.

5th Grade News….. Our wonderful 5th graders are starting to raise money for their last HOORAH as elementary students.  They will having a 1552-0906-1201-5935“Doughnut  Day” on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17! (What a great way to kick-off winter break!)  Fliers will be coming home with your youngest and or only student today.  The form to order doughnuts MUST be turned in by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11th !!!!  Please see the attached form if you did not receive one at home…….  Georgetown 5th grade donuts .  The proceeds from this fundraiser will help the 5th graders for their 5th Grade Celebration!  (Which is TOP secret of course!)

PTC NEWS…….. Just a quick note from Amanda Troyer in regards to the Father/Daughter event coming to Georgetown……Dads: If you are interested in a suit rental for the Father/Daughter event, we have a special offer from “Bunny Tuxedo” in Grandville for 25% OFF. Just mention the Georgetown Elementary Father/Daughter event. Suits are NOT required. We just wanted to pass along this information in case you were thinking about renting a suit.

BOX TOP INFO……. Our next Box Top competition ends February 17th! The classroom from each wing with the most Box Tops will win a movie afternoon with a special Box Tops product snack!  Earn 70 bonus Box Tops when you purchase 10 Box Tops products at Meijer through February 9th! As with all Box Tops, they must be submitted before their expiration date, so please get them turned in asap!  Shop at the Box Tops Marketplace to earn even more money for Georgetown, visit www.btfe.com and sign up!  Georgetown also wants your Campbell’s labels and Spartan UPC codes!

CLASSROOM BASKETS…… We are asking for everyone’s help with this!  This is a great way to help raise money for Georgetown and it is fun for the students also!  Your student’s teacher will be notifying you of the theme they have selected for their classroom basket.  The PTC is asking for the students to make a donation to their classroom basket by FEBRUARY 17. The raffle tickets for these baskets will be on sale during lunch hours and conference times from February 28 through March 2.  The drawing will be held for the baskets on Thursday, March 3.  If you have any questions, or  would be interested in helping to assemble the baskets and or sell raffle tickets, please contact Staci Nieboer at [email protected] or at 669-1923.

SPRING BOOK FAIR…….. The PTC is looking for a Book Fair C0 Chair.  The spring book fair will be held the week of March 14 through 18.  This is a wonderful experience for the students here at Georgetown, shopping at the book fair.  If this is something that you think you might be interested in, please contact Cindy Roerig at 669-1285 or via email at [email protected] .

COMMUNITY ED NEWS……. We have many new activities to offer you through Community Ed this week.  Please read the following fliers in regards to the new activities! The FOUR things we are attaching this week are:  Parents Night Out – “Kids Rock the Gym!”    rockgymKids on Canvas Art Clas KOC_Elementary_Hudsonville SignUP_GeorgetownElemR4Girls Softball Clinic softball2011, and Girls Volleyball Clinics volleyball11.    Feel free to contact Community Ed directly at 669-7747, ext #3 with any questions you may have.  You may also register online by visiting http://commed01.hudsonville.k12.mi.us/Default.aspx .

Grand Valley State University……….Winter Youth Football Camp
Who: Grades 1-8
When: February 20, 2011
What Time: 2:00-5:00
Where: Laker Turf Building
How Much: $30
The Winter Youth Camp will emphasize football fundamentals – blocking, tackling, passing, catching. Both offensive and defensive skills will be taught. GVSU’s coaches and players will provide instruction on a variety of football skills. Games and competitions will be held with a focus on fun and skill development. Please see the attached link for more info.

COMMUNITY NEWS……… Hudsonville Little League Registration Information. Registration info is at www.hudsonvillelittleleague.com for AGES 4-18.  We also have a Challenger Division for disadvantaged kids.

HUDSONVILLE BOYS’ BASKETBALL AND TEXAS ROADHOUSE……. Are hosting a fundraiser!!  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25 from 11am to 2pm.  Proceeds from this fundraiser go to the Hudsonville Boys’ Basketball Program.  Please help them out by enjoying a great lunch.  Please read the attached flier for all of the details  Texas Roadhouse fundraiser .
ALLENDALE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL’S 3 ON 3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT – SATURDAY, MARCH 26………. Tournament location for Allendale Christian School’s Fifth Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament will be the Allendale Public High School (grades 5-8) and Allendale Christian School (grades 3-4). ACS is hosting the tournament on Saturday, March 26. This double elimination tournament will have divisions for both girls and boys 3rd-8th grades.  Trophies will be awarded to winning teams at each level.  Tee shirts will be provided for each player. All area schools are invited to join us.  Play will be continuous with refs at each court.  Last year there were over 350 players that participated from area schools.  Cost is $80 per team.  Concessions will be available.  Registration forms are due by March 4 and are available at ACS or on our website at allendalechristian.com. If you have questions or interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Jody Ribbens @ 895-6016.

Now Enrolling for Hudsonville Public School – Preschool, Kindergarten Care, Before and After School Care, and Summer Programs
Registration information can be found at the Hudsonville Public School website, www.hudsonville.k12.mi.us under Early Childhood Programs or call 616-797-0842.

Free 4 year old Preschool (child must turn four by Dec. 1, 2011)

GSRP (Great Start Readiness Preschool) is a FREE state-funded preschool program for Hudsonville four year olds who meet certain criteria. This program allows children who qualify an opportunity to receive a high-quality preschool experience who may not otherwise have the chance. Parent/Guardian’s must provide transportation to and from the program.  Children meeting at least two of the 25 criteria listed on the application can qualify.
Some examples of the criteria include: household income, single parent, unemployed parent, and many others.

The Hudsonville Public Schools’ GSRP program has openings as long as state budget allocations allow. Families who show the greatest need will be enrolled first. Registration begins January 10, 2011. Registration information can be found at the Hudsonville Public School website, www.hudsonville.k12.mi.us under Early Childhood Programs or call 616-797-0842.

UPCOMING EVENTS: winter25

2/11  T/TH Kindergarten Valentine’s Parties

2/12  Father/Daughter Evening 6p to 8p

2/14  Valentine’s Parties

2/16  Marco’s Pizza Night

2/18 AND 2/21   NO SCHOOL……..WINTER BREAK : )

2/25  M/W Kindergarten

2/28 thru 3/2  Parent teacher conferences

Have a great day,        

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )


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Girls on the Run Shoe Fitting

Girls on the Run have put together 2 late shoe fittings for girls that are already registered but have not been fitted yet–they are:

  • Thursday, February 3, 2011 at the Holland Center for Women in Transition from 3:30-6pm (located at 411 Butternut St., Holland 49424)
  • Friday, February 4, 2011 at the Holland Center for Women in Transition from 3:30-6pm (located at 411 Butternut St., Holland 49424)

These are the last opportunities to be fit for shoes in order to get them before the program begins. Once again, this is only for girls that are already registered.

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BLOG BITS 1/28/11

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HAPPY LAST FRIDAY OF JANUARY PARENTS!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE….. There really is not any new pressing news to report from the office this week.  Which I guess you could look at that like it is  a good thing.  Things tend to settle down a little right after the holiday break, but as we all know,  it will gradually pick up as we get closer to heading into spring time.

KINDERGARTEN INFO……. Kindergarten Round-Up will be held on Tuesday, March 8 at 7pm. Please feel free to click the following links for the k registration and the health appraisal.

You may download this and fill them out and return them to Georgetown or you may stop in the office starting on Monday, January 24 to pick these up. We DO ask however, that when dropping off the filled out registrations that you bring in the child’s original birth certificate.

PTC NEWS…… CALLING ALL GEORGETOWN DADS AND DAUGHTERS…….  The Georgetown Elementary PTC is inviting you to One Enchanted Evening on Saturday, February 12 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). The Father/Daughter flyer attached has all of the details and the registration form that must be returned to school by TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 with your payment!! Please print the attached flyer if you need to so you can register now for this fun event     Father Daughter Flyer4

MARCO’S PIZZA NIGHT…….  Wow, what a successful night with our help from Mrs. Brouwer, our wonderful art teacher.  It was a great time for all with the decorated pizza boxes.  As a school we raised $485.00!!!  This was absolutely AMAZING!!  The winning classroom was 2nd grade, Mrs. Quigley!  Way to go Georgetown students!

SPRING BOOK FAIR……..  The PTC is looking for a Book Fair C0 Chair.  The spring book fair will be held the week of March 14 through 18.  This is a wonderful experience for the students here at Georgetown, shopping at the book fair.  If this is something that you think you might be interested in, please contact Cindy Roerig at 669-1285 or via email at [email protected]

COMMUNITY ED NEWS……. The new activity to publish this week is for students in between the ages of 9 and 13.  It is a “Home Alone & Babysitting Class”. These are two seperate classes that are offered.  If you would like you can print the attached form  Babysitting2011 or feel free to contact Community Ed directly at 669-7747, ext #3.  You may also register online by visiting http://commed01.hudsonville.k12.mi.us/Default.aspx .

Grand Valley State University……….Winter Youth Football Camp
Who: Grades 1-8
When: February 20, 2011
What Time: 2:00-5:00
Where: Laker Turf Building
How Much: $30
The Winter Youth Camp will emphasize football fundamentals – blocking, tackling, passing, catching. Both offensive and defensive skills will be taught. GVSU’s coaches and players will provide instruction on a variety of football skills. Games and competitions will be held with a focus on fun and skill development. Please see the attached link for more info.

COMMUNITY NEWS……… Hudsonville Little League Registration Information
Registration info is at www.hudsonvillelittleleague.com for AGES 4-18.  We also have a Challenger Division for disadvantaged kids.

Now Enrolling for Hudsonville Public School – Preschool, Kindergarten Care, Before and After School Care, and Summer Programs
Registration information can be found at the Hudsonville Public School website, www.hudsonville.k12.mi.us under Early Childhood Programs or call 616-797-0842.

Free 4 year old Preschool (child must turn four by Dec. 1, 2011)
GSRP (Great Start Readiness Preschool) is a FREE state-funded preschool program for Hudsonville four year olds who meet certain criteria. This program allows children who qualify an opportunity to receive a high-quality preschool experience who may not otherwise have the chance. Parent/Guardian’s must provide transportation to and from the program.

Children meeting at least two of the 25 criteria listed on the application can qualify.
Some examples of the criteria include: household income, single parent, unemployed parent, and many others.

The Hudsonville Public Schools’ GSRP program has openings as long as state budget allocations allow. Families who show the greatest need will be enrolled first. Registration begins January 10, 2011. Registration information can be found at the Hudsonville Public School website, www.hudsonville.k12.mi.us under Early Childhood Programs or call 616-797-0842.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

2/1  Jet’s Pizza Night

2/4  Popcorn Friday AND School WIDE PJ DAY!

2/11  T/TH Kindergarten Valentine’s Parties

2/12  Father/Daughter Evening 6p to 8p

2/14  Valentine’s Parties

2/16  Marco’s Pizza Night

2/18 AND 2/21   NO SCHOOL……..WINTER BREAK : )

2/25  M/W Kindergarten

2/28 thru 3/2  Parent teacher conferences

Have a great day,         

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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BLOG BITS 1/14/11

HAPPY FRIDAY GEORGETOWN PARENTS!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……. Wow,  two weeks down into the new year!  Things have been going good here since we have returned from break.  So now that we are back in the swing of things it is time for another “Blog Bits”.

KINDERGARTEN INFO…… Kindergarten Roundup , March 8th,  7pm – Georgetown Elem.  A 10 am session will also be held the same day at South and Alward Elementaries.  You are welcome to attend Roundup at any building.

GIRLS ON THE RUN……IMPORTANT INFORMATION, PLEASE READ FOR GIRLS IN GRADES 3-5!  REGISTRATION IS TONIGHT! Don’t miss your chance to sign up for GIRLS ON THE RUN! Although the program doesn’t start until March, you must sign up now! All girls must also attend an open house/shoe fittings.

Fri. January 14, 2011, 3:40-6:00pm,  EvergreenElementary,Allendale Sat. January 15, 2011, 9:00am-1:00pm,  Center for Women in Transition-Holland

ART ROOM NEWS……. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE we are in need of some help for our wonderful Art teacher and the FEW volunteers she has!  Mrs. Brouwer and Heather Persch are in desperate need of volunteers to help hang art work.  When the art work is ready to be hung you as the volunteers can come any time that is convenient for you and work for as long as you are able.  If you are able to help Mrs. Brouwer and Heather Persch out with this please contact Heather at [email protected]  Your time and help WILL be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!

LIBRARY NEWS….. Please read the important message from Mrs. VandenBerg in regards to the new Overdue Library Book Email Notification system.  Some of you may have received an email this week informing you of overdue Library books.  These email notifications will be going out every Monday, beginning January 24, if your child has any books that are 21 days or more  overdue. We do not charge overdue fines so please don’t be alarmed.  The students are reminded weekly during their Library time of overdue books but may forget about these by the time they reach home.  Hopefully this will help get some of those books back.  Have a great day!  Mrs. VandenBerg

5TH GRADE NEWS…… Just a date to put on your calendar.  5th grade Camp informational meeting for parents will be held at Georgetown on Thursday, May 19 at 6pm.  It will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room.  There will a chaperone meeting immediately following the parent meeting.  It will be held in the library.

PTC NEWS….. The winner of the Jet’s Pizza night was Mrs. Bohl’s Tuesday/Thursday Kindergarten class and they are getting their pizza party lunch today.  Way to go Kindergartners!!

Marco’s Pizza Night…… DECORATED PIZZA BOXES from Art class.  WOW!  KINDERGARTEN through 2ND GRADE should order on TUESDAY, JANUARY 18 and 3RD GRADE through 5TH GRADE should order on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19.  You may order either night but it would be most helpful if you could order on the designated night.  If you have siblings you are more than welcome to order for both on the same night.  Please try to allow extra time when ordering as this is a very busy night for Marco’s.  We hope you all enjoy this very FUN project!

COMMUNITY ED NEWS…….. FIRST of all,  I am attaching the Young Rembrandts flyer again.  These classes begin next week on Tuesday, January 18, but they are still looking for students to hold this class.  If you are interested please fill out the attached form or  register online at http://commed01.hudsonville.k12.mi.us/Default.aspx .

The other activities that have been offered since our last Blog Bits are Golf Lessons, Soccer Camp and Baseball Clinics.  You may print off the attached flyer for these activities or you may go to the Community Ed website and register for these classes online.

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COMMUNITY NEWS……… Hudsonville Little League Registration Information
Registration info is at www.hudsonvillelittleleague.com for AGES 4-18.  We also have a Challenger Division for disadvantaged kids.

Now Enrolling for Hudsonville Public School – Preschool, Kindergarten Care, Before and After School Care, and Summer Programs
Registration information can be found at the Hudsonville Public School website, www.hudsonville.k12.mi.us under Early Childhood Programs or call 616-797-0842.

Free 4 year old Preschool (child must turn four by Dec. 1, 2011)
GSRP (Great Start Readiness Preschool) is a FREE state-funded preschool program for Hudsonville four year olds who meet certain criteria. This program allows children who qualify an opportunity to receive a high-quality preschool experience who may not otherwise have the chance. Parent/Guardian’s must provide transportation to and from the program.

Children meeting at least two of the 25 criteria listed on the application can qualify.
Some examples of the criteria include: household income, single parent, unemployed parent, and many others.

The Hudsonville Public Schools’ GSRP program has openings as long as state budget allocations allow. Families who show the greatest need will be enrolled first. Registration begins January 10, 2011. Registration information can be found at the Hudsonville Public School website, www.hudsonville.k12.mi.us under Early Childhood Programs or call 616-797-0842.

Have a great day,

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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Calling all Grade 3-5 GIRLS!

Animated Gif Shoes (5)Don’t miss your chance to sign up for GIRLS ON THE RUN! Although the program doesn’t start until March, you must sign up now! All girls must also attend an open house/shoe fittings.


Fri. January 14, 2011
3:40-6:00pm
Evergreen Elementary, Allendale
Sat. January 15, 2011
9:00am-1:00pm
Center for Women in Transition-Holland


Sat. January 22, 2011
9:00-1:00p.m.
Center for Women in Transition-Holland


Mon. January 24, 2011
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Bauerwood Elementary, Jenison


If you have questions, please contact

Sarah Bolman, LLMSW
Program Coordinator-Council Director
Girls on the RunOttawa/Allegan Counties
Center for Women in Transition
411 Butternut Dr.
Holland, MI 49424

Direct Line: (616)494-1719
Fax: (616)355-9760

[email protected]

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Ladies Afternoon Expo

Ladies Afternoon Expo!

33 Vendors will be displaying their home businesses and handmade crafts.

Saturday, January 8, 2011
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hagar Park Indoor Pavilion
8134 – 28th Ave.
Jenison, MI  49428

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