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Week 7: October 9-13, 2017

What a wonderful first week in October!   As much as we need the rain, the weather was perfect for outdoor PE, recess and learning breaks.  October also means FIRE SAFETY AWARENESS.  Our local firefighters worked with our kindergarteners to learn the basics of fire safety, meet a firefighter dressed in all the gear and tour the fire truck.  Our fourth graders met with the team today to discuss the importance practicing for a fire exit as well as additional prevention and safety measures.

Many thanks to the Georgetown firefighters for working with our students every year to build awareness.  They are truly our community heroes!

Another big event this past week was an event called Hudsonville Instructional Rounds.  Administrators from throughout the district spent the day observing instruction in our classrooms.  As a school team we are working at reducing the amount of teacher talk time and increasing the amount of time students are engaged in the learning task.  Two texts serve as our resources for this work: Total Participation Techniques and Whole Brain Learning. We asked our colleagues to observe our work and give us feedback for how to improve our teaching practice.   Our students were AMAZING…and earned outstanding’s for demonstrating respectful behavior in the classrooms and hallways.

AND…A VERY BIG ANNOUNCEMENT:  Hudsonville Public Schools won the ART PRIZE YOUTH COLLABORATION AWARD.  This is a great tribute to our art teachers, students and community!

Looking ahead to next week, remember JET’s PIZZA on Thursday and EARLY RELEASE  Friday, October 13.

Mrs. Reagan

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You Be You ArtPrize Entry

Parents – the HPS Art Teachers have received word from ArtPrize that our Youth Collaboration entry, “You Be You”  is being considered for a special award!  Please watch Wood TV 8 tonight for for more ArtPrize information! Have a great weekend!!

 

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Week 6: Oct 2-6, 2017


Our Week 5 was packed with learning, drills and EAGLE PRIDE.  We concluded all of our fall drills (tornado, fire, lockdown and modified evacuation).  In the spring, we will rehearse these drill routines again to keep them fresh in our minds.

Our EAGLE SPIRIT was in full form on Friday in preparationfor Homecoming weekend.  The HHS Super Fans and Drum Corp pumped up our spirit to the maximum level with Eagle Pride cheers and more in the front loop.  Over 600 of us were dancing with the Super Fans and Eagle Mascot on a beautiful September morning!

Our day concluded with the winners for 2017 Walk•A•Thon Super Hero Event.  This blog post lists all the winners and the record breaking amount raised/donated by parents, families and friends.

Week 6 bring October, fire prevention in grades K and 4, as well as our first PTC sponsored popcorn Friday.  On Thursday at 6:30 in the library we will  hold our PTC meeting.  All parents are invited to attend.

If you are looking for a family activity, visit our Art Prize exhibit and look for your child’s ONLY ONE YOU fish.  Bella is standing in front of her fish…which she found swimming with the hundreds of other Hudsonville fish in the exhibit near Devos Place.

Enjoy this beautiful fall weekend!

Mrs. Reagan

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Blog Bits 9/29/2017

Blog Bits 9/29/2017

News from the Office…

Thank you so much for the generous donations from walk a thon!! We will announce all of the winners very soon! We want to say thank you to all of the parents that volunteered as well. It was hot, but we were able to get it in in the morning and still have a SUPER day! We are beyond grateful for all of the support you show our school!

Picture day is done and went very well! They should be bringing home their packets in the next couple of weeks. If your child was sick or was not at school for picture day, we have picture retake day scheduled for Thursday, October 26. If you want your child to have their picture retaken, simply send their picture packet back to school with them on the day of retakes.

If your child is 1st through 4th grade, they came home with a coloring paper. This is a contest for all 1st – 4th grade students in Hudsonville and is done through the Hudsonville Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hudsonville. If your child would like to participate, please have them color their paper and bring it back to school. They will be picked up by Oct. 20.

Lastly, if you are looking for a way to enjoy the beautiful Fall weather, you can go check out Art Prize! This year Hudsonville Public Schools has an Art Prize entry by the DeVos Place Convention Center. It is outside along the river. It is titled “Only One You” and is #66018. There are about 6000 rocks painted by Hudsonville Students in grades K – 12. If you haven’t seen it yet, go take a look!!

If you are going to the homecoming game tonight to cheer on the Eagles, it should be a great night for that as well! Go Blue and have a great weekend!!

Early Release Friday…

Our next early release is on October 13. We will be dismissing at 12:15 on Oct 13. If your child is a car rider, please be at school between 12:10 and 12:15 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.

Library News…

Sometime this week your child will be bringing home a Calendar from our Book It Pizza Hut Reading Program.  The way it works is your child will have a goal on his/her calendar for each day/week. At the end of each month, they bring their calendar back to school and give it to their teacher.  The teacher will give it to me and I will issue them a coupon for a FREE personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut!  This program is optional but is just another way that we want to encourage our Georgetown students to read!!  This program runs from October through March.  If you have any questions just email me at jvandenb@hpseagles.net.  HAPPY READING!!!

PE News…

Reminder Turkey Trot forms are Due Friday Oct. 5.

PTC News…

•Box Tops!! It is that time of year!! Please turn in the box tops you have been collecting and it is time to get them sent in!  Your box tops are due by October 15!! Make sure you have your childs teachers name on them so their class can get credit!

 

•The First PTC Meeting was moved to Oct. 5 and will be in the library here at school. We would love to have you join us that night to hear what is going on at Georgetown and how to get parents involved!!

• Popcorn Friday The first popcorn Friday is on Oct. 6

•Jet’s Pizza Night The next  Jet’s Pizza Night is on Oct. 12

•Culver’s Night Come to Culver’s on Oct. 16 from 5:00 to 8:00!! Come and have dinner at Culver’s and they will donate a portion of the profits back to Georgetown! It should be a very fun night!! Thank you in advance to all of the parents that will be donating their time to help out with this event!!

Community News…

•Jenison Christian School Fall Arts and Crafts Fest

(Original handmade crafts and baked goods!)

Saturday, November 4, 2017

9:00 am—2:00 pm

7726 Graceland Drive, Jenison, MI 49428

Booths still available.

Email craftshow@jenisonchristian.org for more information or locate us online at www.jenisonchristian.org.

•The Heritage Christian Fall Children’s Clothing and Toy Sale is on Saturday, September 30 from 9am-12:00. Come shop our large selection of infant-teen fall/winter clothing, winter coats, baby gear outdoor/indoor toys, books, games, sporting equipment, shoes, boots, maternity and more. Delicious baked goods also for sale! Located in the large gym at Heritage Christian School located at 6340 Autumn Drive in Hudsonville.

•Holy Cross Kids Sale 
Fri Sept 29, 9-3
Sat Sept 30, 9-1 (50% off day)
Baby-teen fall and winter clothing and snow items, shoes, accessories, books, room decor, lots of toys and other items. Free admission, cash or check only.
•The Byron Center Chamber of Commerce is organizing the Inaugural Byron Center Adventure Race on Saturday, October 7, 2017, for youth from age 8 to age 14.
In an exciting, one-hour event, Eight- through Fourteen-year-olds will work with their teammates to find checkpoints and solve challenges in various locations within the approximately 31 acres of the Byron Center High School property.  Checkpoints will be marked with colored flags; challenges will include age-appropriate physical and mental games and tests which require teamwork.  Participants will compete with those of similar ages to win prizes.  An After-Race Bash will help all celebrate the fun!

•Fall Fest at Fair Haven

You’re invited to a free outdoor family event Wednesday, October 18 from 5:00-7:30 outside at Fair Haven!!

Our evening of family fun will include:

tractor rides | pumpkin decorating | face-painting | a petting zoo |
carnival games | bounce houses | lots of candy and prizes | enter to win prizes

Dinner is served from 5-7pm.

Community Challenge: Together we can make a difference for children in our community who are at risk of going hungry over the weekend but filling a Hand2Hand trailer. Please consider bringing any of the following: canned fruit, vegetables, pasta or chicken, peanut butter and instant oatmeal.

•Urban Hay Day
Todd Wenzel sponsors the annual free fall festival, Urban Hay Day on Saturday, October 21 from 11am-4pm. Hop on a hayride at Gemmens Home and Hardware (3488 Kelly Street) and travel through to city, ending up at Terra Square (3380 Chicago Drive) where you’ll watch a pumpkin explode on the ground from a firetruck while you indulge in fall favorite foods. Hop around on bounce houses, pet the animals at the critter barn, vote on your favorite scarecrow, or compete in our pumpkin races. We have fun for the entire family! Find out more at www.UrbanHayDay.com.

Hay Day 5K!!

Love In the Name of Christ is partnering with Hudsonville Chamber & the city of Hudsonville’s Urban HayDay Event to bring you the first annual HayDay 5k!

This official run will travel through the Love INC neighborhood and scenic Elmwood Lake paved trail, raising awareness and funds for the local nonprofit, Love INC, which exists to support and serve the local community to transform lives. As Love INC becomes informed of the needs of vulnerable neighbors, this non-profit alerts local church and business partners and connects them to these individuals while providing guidance and resources they might need. Love INC challenges the church to believe in the power of relationship and journey with others towards a life of transformation.

Join us as we pursue the brokenness in our community and journey toward solutions together by participating in the first annual HayDay 5k event!

Sign up by October 6 to be guaranteed your correct shirt size! Kids are $10 to register and also receive a shirtRegister at www.loveinthenameofchrist.org

•Would you like to get involved in the Hudsonville Athletic Boosters??? Please read this attachment Hudsonville Athletic Boosters (Who are we_)-2jsx7dl to learn more about who the Hudsonville Athletic Boosters are, what they do, and how you can get involved! Go Eagles!!

Community Ed…

 You can click here to go to the community education page on the Hudsonville Public School website.

Sign up to receive texts from HPS
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  • 2. Text “YES” to 68453 from each phone or device from which they wish to receive texts.

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2017 Walk•A•Thon Winners

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We are excited to announce the winners of this years walk•a•thon.  We had OUTSTANDING PARTICIPATION…and because of all the prizes, we have several winners…all listed below.

All students who raised $30.00 or more will receive a HUDSONVILLE EAGLES FLASHLIGHT.  These will be passed out next week.

Most importantly, this was our RECORD BREAKING YEAR. Your generous donations totaled:   $ 21,333.22

Thank you to everyone who supports our school.

Mrs. Reagan and the PTC BOARD

HIGHEST EARNING CLASS:  LIMO RIDE & LUNCH at PIZZA RANCH

  • Mrs. Greenlund’s 4th Grade Class

TOP EARNERS:  BOWLING PARTY WITH MRS. REAGAN  Thursday, Oct 12 1:30-3 pm

Burgess, Jackson
Haan, Kolton
Boggiano, Addison
Kniceley, Jaxon
Burlison, Leah
Meyers, Ashlan
Meyers, Mikaela
Gort, Brayden
Ham, Tate
Eckerty, Kinsley

WINNERS PER GRADE: PIZZA LUNCH with MRS. REAGAN  Oct 12 @ 11:30 am

Salazar, Olivia
VanWeelden, Paxson
Lemke, Haleigh
Talsma, Tyler
Fuzi, Isabel
Garvin, Bentley

2nd and 3rd Place 

Mr. Kooiker, Gr 4 – Sprinkles Donuts

Ms. Yankee, Gr 2 – Sprinkles Donuts

100% Participation • All Students and Teacher

Mr. K’s Class:  Extra Recess and Mr. K gets a $50 Amazon Gift Card

TOP EARNING GRADE: EXTRA RECESS:  Fourth Grade: $ 5,597.06

TARGET GIFT CARDS 

  • Easton Morton  1-SW
  • Mia Gavie – K-KBohl
  • Haleigh Lemke 3-KBurdis
  • Neeko Alighire – 1-RS

RAZOR SCOOTER:  Bella Jelsema  3-KVS

Celebration Cinema $10 Gift Card (2)
Chloe Purwin
Mia St. Bernard

Hudsonville Lanes Family Passes (1)
Kayden Rodriguez

Holland Aquatic Center 4- person pack (2)
Matthew Zwier
Jonah Straub

BAM Laser Tag Certificate for 10 People (1)
Caleb DeHaan

Rebounerz Unlimited Passes (4)
Aaron Hunt
Lila Bottrell
Noelle Hoffman
Charlie Schut

Scholastic Gift Cards (2 per grade)
Dunbar, Ty
Fitch, Madison
Cooper, Liam
Stadt, Amelia
Armstrong, Alex
Younts, Ava
Byrnelsen, Benjamin
Shaffer, Aidan
Banach, Hayley
Steele, Jack
Graft, Zachary
Thomas, Alyssa

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Week 5: Sept 25-29, 2017


Fall arrived on Friday along with record breaking temperatures.   The heat didn’t keep us from having a fabulous SUPER HERO WALK•A•THON.  Thanks to Amanda Impens (our chair for 5 years) and several parent volunteers, our super heroes participated in challenges and took breaks in the shade when needed.  The treasurers (Jody Hunt, Karen Mead Jenn Mazarka) will be counting money this week with top winners and flashlight distribution next week.

If you have not yet turned your money in, please do this on Monday.  Enjoy the photos of this fabulous event above.  Many thanks to our team of student photographers who passed the camera along the walking path and captured excellent candid moments!

For those of you visiting ART PRIZE, remember to look for the Hudsonville Public Schools art student entry, ONLY ONE YOU.    MLIVE featured an article about the exhibit this week.  Each of our students have a painted fish rock that is part of this art prize entry.  After Art Prize, the rocks will be returned to Georgetown for a school installation.

A snapshot of our week is below.  Monday – Wednesday will be focused on staying cool while learning.  Remember… EAGLE PRIDE day on FRIDAY.  Dress your child in Eagle colors (maize and blue).  We want to be super fans when the HHS SUPER FANS visit our school on Friday at 10:30 am.

Here’s to a great week!

Mrs. Reagan

 

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WALK•A•THON Tomorrow…Friday 9/22/17

Tomorrow is our SUPER HERO WALKATHON!  Wear your superhero gear and be ready to walk.

Due to the heat, I am asking parents to send an extra water bottle (if possible) — and if your child has a heavy weight costume superhero costume to wear, send a send of extra shorts or shirt for your child to change into after the walk.

We are also going to walk in the morning — coolest time of day — and tell students to WALK NOT RUN.  Our goal is going to be having fun and AVOIDING HEAT related illnesses.

Mrs. Reagan

 

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Picture Day Reminder

Just a reminder that picture day is this THURSDAY, Sept 21!!

Your child should have come home with the order form Monday. If you need another one, we have more in the office.

If your child is ill or is not here on picture day, make up day is on Thursday, Oct. 26. If they have an appointment, arrive late, and miss their time slot on picture day, we will fit them into the day in another time slot.

You can also order pictures online. Go to www.geskusphoto.com/fallorders

Our School Web Code is 264BFISDGVHA

 

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Week 4: September 18-22, 2017

We have one of our most important events this week:  The PTC Sponsored SUPERHERO WALKATHON on Friday, September 22.  And…yes…we welcome SUPER HERO outfits on Friday!  We would love to have you join us.  Strollers are welcome.  The schedule is below:

  • 9:45 – 10:30   Kindergarten, 1-3rd Grade
  • 10:45 – 11:30   4th and 5th Grades

This is our ONE and ONLY ask for parent donations to support parent/child Events this year.  If we collect approximately $30 per student, all of our events and funded learning activities will continue without interruption.  We rely on every single penny … and we commit to spending it to support student learning and family activities.  Send money in anytime and with the final due date Monday, September 25.

And…remember we have PICTURE DAY on Thursday!

Enjoy this gorgeous weekend weather…and the beautiful final days of summer/fall weather this week.

Mrs. Reagan

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