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July Reminder to KEEP LEARNING!

Studies have shown that students can lose up to 50% of learning during the summer vacation.   Georgetown is challenging you and your child to “KEEP ON LEARNING” this summer to prevent summer slide.  There are two ways to record your learning time:

Our goals for students over the summer are below. Students who reach or exceed goals will be entered in a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card (1 per grade). This is for their grade next year.

Reading Minutes Mobymax
  • First Grade: 100 minutes
  • Second Grade: 200 minutes
  • Third Grade: 300 minutes
  • Fourth Grade: 400 minutes
  • Fifth Grade:  400 minutes
  • First Grade: 100 pts
  • Second Grade: 200 pts
  • Third Grade: 300 pts
  • Fourth Grade: 400 pts
  • Fifth Grade:  500 pts

Reading:  Log into  this form  to record the number of minutes you read.  You can record each day or enter the total for each week.

MOBYMAX via CLEVER:  https://clever.com/in/hpseaglesLogin will be username@hpsstudents.net

If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan.  treagan@hpseagles.net

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Free Food for the Summer

Hunger does not take a break over the summer!  This summer, free meals for any child from age 0 to 18 will be available at these locations:

  • Hudsonville @ Presidential Estates from June 17 through August 1. Lunch is served from 12:00-1:00pm, Monday through Friday.  (Closed July 3 and 4)
  • Jenison @ Bursley Elementary School, from June 17 through August 1. Lunch is served from 12:30-1:30pm, Monday through Friday.  (Closed July 3 and 4)

No paperwork is required and free activities will also be available!  Come for fun and FREE food!

You can text ‘FOOD’ to 877-877 or call 1-866-3-HUNGRY for assistance locating free and nutritious summer meals.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Thank you,

Mary Darnton, Food Service Director

Summer 2019 Free Meals.pdf

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Keep On Learning With Reading & Mobymax

Studies have shown that students can lose up to 50% of learning during the summer vacation.   Georgetown is challenging you and your child to “KEEP ON LEARNING” this summer to prevent summer slide.  There are two ways to record your learning time:

Our goals for students over the summer are below. Students who reach or exceed goals will be entered in a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card (1 per grade). This is for their grade next year.

Reading Minutes

Mobymax

  • First Grade: 100 minutes
  • Second Grade: 200 minutes
  • Third Grade: 300 minutes
  • Fourth Grade: 400 minutes
  • Fifth Grade:  400 minutes
  • First Grade: 100 pts
  • Second Grade: 200 pts
  • Third Grade: 300 pts
  • Fourth Grade: 400 pts
  • Fifth Grade:  500 pts

Reading:  Log into  this form  to record the number of minutes you read.  You can record each day or enter the total for each week.

MOBYMAX via CLEVER:  https://clever.com/in/hpseaglesLogin will be username@hpsstudents.net   

If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan.  treagan@hpseagles.net

Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!

 

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Happy Summer!


On Friday, we had LOTS of friendship time outdoors — the weather was beautiful.  If you visit the teacher’s blogs you’ll see gorgeous slide shows that highlight events from the final few days of school.

I captures a few photos and videos and these can be viewed above.  My favorites are the chalk drawings and the bus departure.  When the kids leave, our bus drivers make two rounds of the bus loop, honking theirs horns, while we wave the kids off with pool noodles.  It’s been a tradition we’ve had since Georgetown opened in 2006.

SPECIAL NOTE:  If your child forgot to return a library book, you can put it in the drop box on the wall in the front walkway of our building.  This prevents you from having to keep track of it all summer long.

Have a wonderful summer!

Mrs. Reagan

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Blog Bits 6/7/19

Blog Bits 6/7/2019

News from the Office…

Thank you for the treats and gifts that were brought into the office the past couple days! We appreciate it so much!!

Thank you for sharing your children with us for another amazing year! We hope you all have a safe and very enjoyable summer!! We will see you back for the first day of school on August 26! Yes, we will be starting before Labor Day in the Fall. Have a wonderful break!!

School Calendar for Next Year…

The calendars for next year were revised with a change for the early release in September. Here is a copy of the new calendar. 2019-2020 Revised Student Calendar

Open House Dates for the Fall…

August  20– PK/K Open Houses

August  21– 1st – 5th grade Open Houses

Community News…

•Feeding America West Michigan Local Distribution Announcement
Hager Park Church
Saturday, June 8, 2019
10:00 am to Noon
Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food
Distribution. The food distribution will take place at Hager Park Church’s parking lot, located at 2635 Bauer Road in Jenison. Sign-in is required, although the food is FREE to anyone that needs it. There will be a large assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high-quality grocery items.
•Saturday Slip N Slide – June 15, 2019, Noon-5pm
Enjoy a Slip N Slide down the hill of the Soccer Bowl  (Rosewood Park) after school gets out for the summer.  Bring your family and friends to this community sponsored event and enjoy a kick-off to summer fun!  Activities include four giant slip n slides, raffle, toddler water park, bounce houses, foam pit, clowns, balloons and so much more!  All proceeds will go directly back into our community to support Love INC.  More information at www.saturdayslipnslide.com
•Registration Information for Rocket Cheerleading
Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will have their registration dates on Monday, June 17th, and Thursday, August 1st.  Both will be from 5-8pm and take place at the Hudsonville High School cafeteria.  The registration deadline is Thursday, August 1st, at 8 pm – the end of the final registration (no late registrations will be accepted).  For more information, please visit www.hudsonvillerocketcheer.com or email Coach Britni via e-mail at hudsonvillerocketcheer@gmail.com.
•Registration is now open for the Hudsonville Youth Football League!  
To register, please visit hudsonvilleyouthfootball.com
•Meet Up and Eat Up
Join us for a Free food, fun, and friends this summer.
Where: Presidential Estates – 5075 Presidential Lane in Hudsonville
When: Monday thru Thursday June 17 – August 1 ( closed July 3 and 4) from 1200 – 1:00
What: Lunch and Activities for everyone 18 and under! No registration required

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!

 

 

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Love Student Art Work?

We do!  And we love to have displayed throughout our school.

Mrs. Chmura, our art teacher, would love to get MORE art work hanging in the hallways next school year.

If you would like to volunteer to hang student artwork next year, send her an email:   mchmura@hpseagles.net

 

 

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GEORGETOWN SUPER READERS!

We have an optional reading program at Georgetown that is called Reading Counts.  Each student, grades 2nd-5th, has the opportunity to read books and earn points by taking quizzes on the books they have read.  Each student also has an independent reading goal. Each time they had met that goal their name was entered into a drawing. This drawing is held at the end of the school year and the prize is a $25 Target gift card.  There is one winner for each classroom.  This years winners are as follows:

  • 2nd Bast Jacob Schroeder
  • 2nd Kuieck Macy Purwin
  • 2nd Suttorp Eliana Freed
  • 2nd Yankee Evelyn MoeggenBerg
  • 3rd Burdis Brecken Matzen
  • 3rd Flory Henry Carlton
  • 3rd Houtstra Charley Carlton
  • 3rd VanArkel Breslin Wear
  • 4th Estefan Selah Perron
  • 4th Greenlund Evan Watson
  • 4th Huizenga Elyse Beuschel
  • 4th Kooiker Samantha Latimer
  • 5th Ball Grace Richardson
  • 5th Cooley Maggie Szlachcic
  • 5th Walenta Drew Hersberger

The Grand Prize again this year is an Amazon Fire HD 8 and case.  The Grand Prize winner is Ximena Nunez Pineda from Mrs. Estefan’s 4th grade class. 

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GEORGETOWN MILLIONAIRE’s!

Each year, we challenge our students read as many words as possible.  Each word from each book adds up…and some of our students read up to 1,000,000 words which means they become members of the GEORGETOWN MILLIONAIRE’s CLUB.

This year, we have students who have read between 1 and 4 million words.  They each received a Barnes and Noble gift card and a poster.  Also, a special plaque with their names is placed in the Rotunda Display case to help inspire future readers.  The millionaires are posing above…and their names are below!

We are proud of you!

1,000,000 WORDS

  • 3 Amelia Stadt
  • 4 Reid Beckett
  • 4 Carter Beckham
  • 4 Joseph Dale
  • 4 Caleb DeHaan
  • 4 Austin DeSero
  • 4 Tyler Floriana
  • 4 Owen Fredricks
  • 4 Isabella Jelsema
  • 4 Elise Matwiejczyk
  • 4 Matthew Matwiejczyk
  • 4 Elliot Pepper
  • 4 Selah Perron
  • 4 Kaeda Roberts
  • 4 Dominic Robrahn
  • 4 Anna Sayers
  • 4 Kacey Schaller
  • 4 Jude Spyker
  • 4 Brynn Sremba
  • 4 Miles Tran
  • 4 Landon Windham
  • 4 Jaxon Workman
  • 5 Reikina Hampton
  • 5 Audrey Peck
  • 5 Ava Smith
  • 5 Hatteras Woodring

2,000,000 WORDS

  • 3 Meghan Mazarka
  • 5 Grace Richardson
  • 5 Coleton VanderPloeg

3,000,000 WORDS

  • 3 Matthew Zwier
  • 4 Hayden Huizenga

4,000,000 WORDS

  • 4 Naomi Malinowski
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Final Week of School: June 3-7, 2019

Kinsman’s Chalk Art – May 31, 2019

This week will be an emotional rollercoaster for many of us at Georgetown.

JOY:  The sun will be out and the temperatures will be warming up to a ‘summer-like feeling’.

FRUSTRATION:  The challenge of fitting all those extra belongings in backpacks for the final time.  Be prepared for sweatshirts, art work, homework you had no idea was assigned, sticky objects and lots of other fun objects that have been stuffed in lockers and table cubbies.

HAPPINESS:  The feeling of taking the last test, quizzes and learning work for the 2019-20 school year.

SADNESS:  The realization that we will be away from one another for many weeks — and that our year together went by faster than we thought it would.   For me, saying goodbye to our fifth graders is always mixed with sadness for me and feeling excited for their next educational journey.

NERVOUSNESS:  Going from a  predictable school set of routines, expectations and guidelines to summer fun at home or daycare with a new schedule to negotiate.

EXCITEMENT:  Ending one year and looking forward to finding out next year’s teacher!  Report cards will go be mailed on June 14.  All report cards will have next year’s teacher listed in the comment section.  We have put HOURS AND HOURS into developing class lists.  No changes can be made.

We have some busy days this week…and we are very hopeful the weather forecast holds true.  The schedule below gives some highlights … all the way to the first day of school next year.  Also, we will not have open library this summer.  Teacher family schedules are too complex this summer to create enough volunteers to host the event.  Fingers crossed for next year.

Thank you for an amazing year with your children.  Your donations at the beginning of the year for popcorn days and WALK-A-THON made many events possible — along with providing materials and equipment for learning and play.  This summer, our school mission BE NICE, WORK HARD, LEARN WELL will be posted in the rotunda via some very cool signage.  This signage was made possible with your support of our WALK-A-THON.  You’ll get to see these signs at our open houses in August.

The photo at the top is Kinsman, a kindergartener who made a chalk drawing for ME on Friday.  It has some of my favorite things:  Sunshine, love, chocolate and KINSMAN!

Enjoy your summer with your family and friends!

Mrs. Reagan

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