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A Reminder from Mr. Rob

If you drop your child off at school tomorrow, please be careful in the parking lot and on the sidewalks.  Due to the very cold weather, the salt isn’t effective at melting the ice.

Drive slowly, walk carefully….and be safe!

Mr. Rob

The very best custodian/school caretaker in the entire world!

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Week 20: It’s SNOWING!

I was SO excited to wake up to snow…and I know that many of you had younger Georgetown friends of mine in your home that were also even more excited that I was!  Now that the sun it out, it is beautiful outside.

I glanced at the forecast and it looks like winter is staying around for awhile.  Bundle those kids up for winter recess!  To celebrate the return to winter, we’ll have popcorn day on Friday (thank you PTC)!

While you kids warm up from their outside play, you can show them how to make a digital snowflake.  I use this site because it doesn’t require extra downloads…and of course you can save your creation to your device.

On Thursday from 7-8 pm we have PK/K registration.  If you have already dropped your paperwork off, you do not need to attend.  Download paperwork here.  If you have neighbors who do not know about the event, please send them this blog post!  AND…if you child is currently attending PK at another school in Hudsonville this year (Alward, Bauer, ECC, Forest Grove, Jamestown, Park, South), you do not need to fill out paperwork – or attend the meeting.  Your child will be enrolled in K with the existing PK paperwork.

If the sky is clear on Sunday evening, you’ll be able to see the SUPER BLOOD WOLF MOON — and depending on what time you look up, you will also see a total lunar eclipse.  The timing for the eclipse is as follows:

Why is it called a SUPER BLOOD WOLF MOON?  Here’s the scoop:  It is a “SUPER moon” because is especially close to earth.   Each month’s full moon has a traditional name and January’s name is WOLF.  The lunar eclipse creates adds the BLOOD descriptor.   The light from the stars give the moon a reddish glow or blood like color.

Check out our week ahead and have fun in that fluffy white stuff!

Mrs. Reagan

 

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P.E. Apparel Sale!

Dear Parents,
 
It is time for our annual PE Apparel sale.  This year, the PE Apparel is available to order online! Please go to the link on the attached flyer or go directly to:  bit.ly/2sr1x6M.   Online orders will be available until the end of the day on February 1, 2019.
 
If you have any questions about your online order, please contact Rebecca Fabiano at 616-669-1740 Ext. 3.
 
If you would like to place an order using cash or check, please print the order form and send that in to your PE Teacher on or before February 1, 2019.
 
Thank you!
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Week 19: January 14-18, 2019

We had a great first week back to school!  It was wonderful to hear about time spent with family and friends — especially when the stories are the children’s perspective on what made their vacation great.

As I have mentioned before, teachers love the time between January and April because their are fewer interruptions in the teaching day which allows us to dig in to teaching and learning — which is what we love to do.

A sneak peak to our week is below.  As always, check your child’s class blog for specifics to homework and/or classroom based learning details.  The class blog links are located to the right.

Enjoy your weekend!

Mrs. Reagan

 

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District Survey

In an effort to improve system practices, Hudsonville Public School District is conducting a Parent Survey.  We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey.

In order to complete the survey, please go to:  HPS SURVEY

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous.  Your honest opinion is appreciated.

Thank you. 

Dr. VanderJagt and the Board of Education

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Blog Bits 1/11/2019

Blog Bits 1/11/2019

News From the Office…

Happy New Year to all of you! We hope you were able to enjoy some time with family and friends and get caught up! We certainly enjoyed our time and now are ready to get back into the swing of it. We jumped right back into our learning routines and the kids are doing great!

Just a reminder that with the cold temps coming, please send your kids ready to go outside. We watch the temps throughout the day and get them out to play when we can. Please send them with their labeled boots, coats, hats, gloves, etc. We greatly appreciate it!

Next Early Release and Winter Break…

The next early release in on Feb. 1. The students will be dismissed at 12:15. We also have Winter Break the following Monday and Tuesday on Feb. 4 and 5.

PTC News…

Looking For Planning Help!

••••The PTC is looking for some volunteers to make up a team for our girls event at Georgetown this spring. It will be a dance and the more help the better to make a special evening for our ladies. Looking at meeting at Biggby at the end of January.••••
Please contact Audrey Straub at audreystraub@gmail.com if you are interested.

Jan. 10 – Jet’s Pizza Night

Jan. 17 – PTC Meeting in the library at school starting at 6:30

Jan. 25 –  Popcorn Friday

K Registration Night for the 2019/2020 School Year…

Do you have a preschooler or future kindergartener?  Does your child need summer care? If so, it’s time to register for Summer and/or Fall 2018-19 programs.

A registration meeting regarding fall 2019-20 PK and K programs will be held on January 24 @ 7 pm at Georgetown Elementary.  This is for PARENTS ONLY.  The meeting will be 30 minutes in length.

TIME SAVING TIP:  Follow this link to the enrollment paperwork. Complete it at home.  Drop the paperwork off at the school office (8-4 pm) before the 1/24/19 registration meeting.  When you drop off the paperwork, you will also need to bring the following:

  • Child’s original birth certificate
  • Utility Bill
  • Driver’s License for one parent

 

Early Childhood Open House/Registration Night for 2019/2020 Year…

This Night is for the 2019-2020 School Year and 2019 Summer Programs

It will be held Tuesday, January 22 2019 at the Early Childhood Center from 6:30 – 8:00 pm located at 5535 School Ave.

*** This is a chance to gather information about the programs, meet staff, and visit the Early Childhood Center*** There is no formal presentation and children are welcome.

Registration forms are accepted that evening with a $40.00 non-refundable registration fee per child and a $100 non-refundable deposit per family. Enrollment fills quickly

For more information, please call the Early Childhood office at 616-797-0842, ext 1

Community News…

•Husonville Girls Youth Lacrosse

Hudsonville Girls Youth Lacrosse Grades 3-8 Registration Opens December 1 – December 31, late registration is from January 1 – January 31.

The fee is $300 for the season and payments are due by Feb. 1

Go to hudslax.com for more information!

•Hudsonville Boys Youth Lacrosse

Registration for Boys Youth Lacrosse Grades K-8 is Open as of December 1, 2018, for early registration.  Registration continues from January 1-January 31, 2019 with a LATE FEE!
Because we understand December can get very expensive, NO fees are due until Feb 1, 2019, so there is no reason not to sign up NOW!
(It helps us plan and schedule games when we have a general idea of the number of players/teams we will have in the coming season)
Sign-ups require a membership to USA Lacrosse – This covers insurance. ($30) the link to US Lacrosse is accessible through our web registration at www.hudslax.com
•Hudsonville Little League
Hudsonville Little League Spring Registrations are now open.  For Boys 4-16 (as of 8-31-19) and Girls 4-16 (as of 12-31-18).  Deadline is January 12
Visit HudsonvilleLittleLeague.com for more info and to register.
Eligibility to play in Hudsonville LL is based on 1 of 3 criteria: home address, school address, or qualified waiver.*All students attending (or with participating siblings attending) the following schools may play: Hudsonville HS, Riley St. MS, Jamestown Elem, South Elem, Park Elem, Forest Grove Elem, & Early Childhood Center

Community Ed…

 You can click here to go to the community education page on the Hudsonville Public School website. There are many activities for your kids to look into!

 

Upcoming Events

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Early Release Friday 1/11/19

Tomorrow is early release Friday, Jan 11. We will be dismissing at 12:15 on Jan 11. If your child is a car rider, please be at school by 12:10 for pick up.  Food Service will be offering a sack lunch on early release days. Children can order a lunch with their teacher in the morning and will have them to take to their destination.  The cost will be $2.25.  Free and reduced benefits will also apply.

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Week 18: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

If you missed our blog post about our ONLY ONE YOU BOARD, check out the details here and view the slide show above!

The holidays have come and gone … and we are starting back to school with a new year.

We’ll start up with our routines for learning and working together in the classrooms, hallways, playgrounds and lunchroom.  We anticipate that some students (younger) might struggle with the return — missing the more relaxed schedule at home and time with family, friends and gifts.  If your little one seems homesick after the first couple of days, don’t be surprised — re-entry from vacation can be tough on some kids (and as we know, adults too)!

Our schedule for the week is below.  We have a JET’s PIZZA night on Thursday and an early release on Friday.

Enjoy the remainder of your vacation…and we’ll see you on Monday, January 7, 2019.

Mrs. Reagan

 

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