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January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr.

We remember many historical events throughout the year with national holidays.  The third Monday in January honors Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is the day that we remember him for his civil rights leadership and a time to learn about the important traits of equality, compassion and understanding.

Kaboose, an online Disney website, provides family friendly ways to talk about and discuss MLK’s work.

 

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BLOG BITS 5/16/14

MAYNEWS FROM THE OFFICE………. It was a busy week here at Georgetown!  We had our “Just Write” open house running through out the week.  Hopefully most of you were able to come and enjoy this with your student/s.  Next week our Liverpool friends will be here for the week.  The students really enjoy having these college students in their classrooms for the week.  It is a great experience for the Liverpool students as well as for our students! The next few weeks will be super busy as well.  Lots of fun things coming up…… 5th grade Camp, field trips, the school carnival and field days!!  We just would like to remind you as parents that it is nice when you like to bring in treats for the fun festivities at the end of the year, however, we are NOT able to provide FREEZER SPACE.  If you are bringing in treats that need to be kept cold/frozen we ask that you either bring them to school in a cooler or make arrangements in advance with your teacher to see when the best time to bring them would be.  THANK YOU!! One last thing.  Our Community Ed Department has just provided us with an updated Tutor List.  Sometimes we know that students need a little extra help through out the summer and school year and this is a great place to find that special person that can help your student!  Please see the attached list for great tutors that are able to help students in grades K-12.  TutorList201314 NOW…….. whether you are okay with this or not…… the countdown to Summer Vacation continues!  lol  Believe it or not we only have 14 school days left!!  Yikes!!  : ) LUNCH MENU………. May-June 2014 Hud Elem    Deposit Slip 5TH GRADE NEWS………. 5th GRWell if you have a current fifth grader hold on tight because your spring time is going to fly by.  It is a very fun and exciting time for these kids!!  Please get your calendars out and keep track of the upcoming events!  There are a LOT of dates!!  Please enjoy this time with your 5th grader because before you know it they will be graduating!!  Have Fun!! MAY 20 ~ Whitecaps Baseball game for Safeties MAY 21-23 ~ 5th Grade Camp : ) MAY 30 ~ 5th Grade Celebration – Information Coming Soon! JUNE 3 ~ 4th/5th Grade Field Day @ Baldwin Middle School with all other elementaries. JUNE 4 ~ Rain Date for 4th/5th Field Day ART ROOM NEWS…….. From the Art Room….looking for something special for Mother’s Day?  Check out Georgetown’s on-line Art Gallery, ARTSONIA!  It’s not too late to order beautiful custom items decorated with your childs’ own artwork.  Visit Georgetown’s gallery here: www.artsonia.com.   If you need your child’s secure key access code to see their artwork, Email Mrs. Brouwer at  jbrouwer@hpseagles.net. PTC NEWS…….. GEORGETOWN SPRING CARNIVAL……… The Georgetown Spring Carnival will be held on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 from 5:30 PM-8:30 PM .  (Rain Date of Friday, May 30th, 2014 at 5:30 PM-8:30 PM)  Wristbands are $10.00 a piece and include all games, rides, cotton candy & popcorn. Wristbands will also be available for purchase the night of the carnival for $15.00.  Pizza and water will be available to purchase at the event for $1.00. Wristband order forms have come home with your students by there is also one attached.   GTWN Carnival  If you have any questions, please call Stacey Alexander at (616) 914-6896.  REMEMBER the cut off for the pre-order of the wristbands is next WEDNESDAY, MAY 21!!   Just a FYI……. you will get your wristbands the NIGHT of the carnival.  They will NOT come home with students!! JET’S PIZZA NIGHT WINNER…….. is  first grade……. Mrs. Stadt.   Way to go first graders!!  The class will be enjoying a pizza party for lunch  on behalf of Jet’s Pizza!! P.E. NEWS…….. CLEAN TENNIS SHOES…….. The weather is turning and kids are wearing shoes outside and if they wear those shoes to gym, we get lots of dirt in the gym which makes our floor very slippery.  I know parents do not want to buy new shoes at this point, so they do not need to be new shoes, just a clean pair in their lockers.   Thanks so much for helping again!! SpringCOMMUNITY NEWS……… HOPE COLLEGE SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP………Hope College is offering exciting opportunities this summer for students to explore the wonderful world of Science and More. There are over 39 camps to choose from including CSI, Science of Star Wars, VideoGame Making, The Science of Phineas and Ferb, Club Vet, Lego  and more.  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.  To register, or for more information, visit our website at www.hope.edu/camps/science.html.  For questions, e-mail us at sciencecamp@hope.edu or contact us by phone (616) 395-7628  Partial scholarships are available for those who need financial assistance.  Also – the scholarship deadline can be extended to May 23, 2014. WEST MICHIGAN FLIGHT ACADEMY’S ANNUAL FLY-IN……… The West Michigan Flight Academy annual event at the Riverview Airport in Jenison will be Saturday, June 7 from 7:00 – 11:00 a.m. The event welcomes the public to come and enjoy the Misty Blues Parachute Team, airplane rides, car show, airplane display, breakfast, music, raffles, door prizes and more.• Free airplane rides for youth age 7 – 17;  • Misty Blues Parachute Team performance: around 9:00 a.m.  • Breakfast: tri-tip steak, eggs, cheese, sausage, fire roasted salsa and tortillas! Children under 4 free, ages 4-14 $7, adults $10. Catered by Q-It-Up BBQ  • Introductory Flights to benefit the academy’s flight programs, $45  • Airplane display, car show, 50/50 raffle, door prizes and silent auction.  Please see the attached flyer for more information….. West Mi Flight Academy Fundraiser-Fly_In_Flyer-2014 KIDS DAY 2014……… Saturday, June 14. Kids! Moms! Dads! – What better way to celebrate the beginning of Summer than with an affordable, family-friendly event.  Come  to the Hudsonville Fairgrounds between 10 am and 3 pm to enjoy the fun of the 5th annual Kids Day. Kids will be entertained with free stage shows,  $.25 games, lots of prizes, affordable kid-friendly food, and much more.  Kids Daywill happen whether rain or shine. Kids Day is organized by Jehovah Jireh Ministries, and is supported by several local businesses, churches, and organizations.

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED!!! ………… 75 great teenagers (ages 14-17) from Spain need great host families in Michigan for 4 and 6 weeks this summer. They come with insurance, their own spending money, and no need to be entertained – they just want to experience your family for a little while and practice their (already good) English. Best of all it is FREE!  Would you consider opening your home to one of these kids this summer?Contact Mayah Bischoff for more details! 616-607-4769. Dates areJune 29-July 27 and June 27-August 8.

MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION………. Saturday, June 7, 2014, 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 available to anyone that needs it.  There will be a large assortment of food, including fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.

CAMP INVENTION……… Led by Hudsonville Christian staff, the week-long Camp Invention experience (June 16-20) immerses elementary school children in exciting hands-on activities that reinvent summer fun.  A few featured activities include building original prototypes, creating a personalized motor-powered vehicle, and taking apart electronics to construct an epic insect-themed pinball machine.  Each lesson explores connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation.  Currently receive $15 off until May 16 with the spring into summer discount!  Visit campinvention.org to register or contact Sharon Leerer (sleerar@4hcs.org) for more information.
HUDSONVILLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION……. Show your appreciation…… The end of the school year is near.  This is a great time to honor a special person, or an entire building staff, who has been a positive influence on your child’s life or school experience.  Teachers, coaches, counselors, bus drivers, and many others, influence and guide them.  One way to show your appreciation to these special people is by making a donation in their name to the Hudsonville Education Foundation.  When a donation is made to the Foundation, the name of the honoree(s) will be posted in each building.  Please see the attached flyer with more information……… HEF-Spring2014
FREE ICE SKATING……….. Celebrate the end of school by FREE ice skating at Georgetown Ice Center, Hudsonville.  For the month of June bring in your school report card during public skating and get in free.  Skate rental additional.  Please see our website,  www.georgetownice.com, for public skating times.  Snacks and full meals available for purchase through BC Pizza, located in our lobby.  Offer ends June 30.

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.

UPCOMING DATES 5/20 ~ Safeties Whitecaps Trip 5/21-5/23 ~ 5th Grade Camp  : ) 5/23 ~ Georgetown Spring Carnival 5/23 ~ ECSE Picnic at Hager Park/Parent Involvement 5/26 ~ NO SCHOOL/Memorial Day 5/29 ~ 3rd Grade Field Trip to Tunnel Park 5/29 ~ ECSE End of Year Celebration (Last Day of School for ECSE) 5/30 ~ 5th Grade Celebration HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! MRS. NURENBERG  : )

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BLOG BITS 1/17/14

Welcome Back Georgetown Parents! winter24letitsnow-th

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE………. We are hoping that everyone enjoyed their extended Holiday break!!  That might be longest break ever!!  With that being said….. it is really nice that we have snow so the kids can be outside and play.  : )  It was nice starting back with a three day week last week, but man it was a little tough doing five whole days this week!  Do not be surprised if your children are worn out this weekend!!  January is a pretty quiet month over all so there is not much happening at school this month.  Just trying to get back in to the swing of things.  Please try and enjoy the calmness : )

WINTER WEATHER………. Just a friendly reminder that we DO NOT keep students in from recess or before school starts unless the temperature or wind chill is BELOW 0 degrees.  We keep a close eye on this is the office so we are making sure the students are safe.  : )   With this being said we started noticing this trend  before break and it has been increasing since we have returned to school that a lot of students want to enter the building before the first bell rings at 8:45am.  Unless the temperature/windchill is BELOW 0 degrees or it is raining the students MUST go around from the circle drive to their playgrounds.  Please make sure your students come prepared for the chilly weather in the morning to be out on their playgrounds.  If students arrive before 8:45am they will be sent around to their playground.  : )   If you, as a parent, are coming into the building for any reason your child is welcome to come in with you.  Thank you for abiding by these rules.

LUNCH MENU……….  Here is the hot lunch menu for January……. January 2014 Hud Elem-1  Deposit Slip

BACK BUS LOOP…….. Is for Busses ONLY!!!   Please do not drop off or pick up students here.   Students must be picked up/dropped off in front of the school.  Remember that the front loop is for busses only as well in the afternoon..  Please park in a marked parking spot when picking up students.  In the morning you may drive through the circle drive to let students off.  Thank you.

KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP……….KindergartenBelieve it or not…… it is that time of year!!  Kindergarten Round Up will be held on Thursday, February 27 at 7:00pm.  We will be holding it here at Georgetown Elementary in the Multi-Purpose room.  There will also be a morning session if you are unavailable to attend the evening meeting, it will be held at South Elementary at 10:00am on Thursday, February 27 as well.  Registration packets will be made available in all elementary buildings on Monday, January 20.  Please remember….. it is not a first come, first serve basis, so there is not a rush to get these turned in first.

GIRLS ON THE RUN …… We are in DESPERATE need of at least 2 more coaches for this year’s Girls on the Run program.  Coaching is the most rewarding way to get involved with Girls on the Run and learn more about the program. You get to experience the program first hand, feel a sense of accomplishment that you have made a difference in the lives of the girls and have a ton of fun with your team of coaches and incredible girls!  For more information on coaching please visit…  http://gotroac.org/volunteer/coach/  Without the additional coaches we will have to LIMIT the number of girls that can participate.  Please contact Cheryl Havens at havenspc@gmail.com or 616-481-4164 if you are interested.  Shoe fittings will take place at Georgetown on TUESDAY, JANUARY 28 from 3:45p to 6:00p.

LIBRARY NEWS…….. The due date written in the January Pizza Hut Book-It calendar is INCORRECT!  Please change the date to FEBRUARY 15!! Thank you : )

PTC NEWS……..Box Top BOX TOPS…… The next Box Top Competition will be ending on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14!  Make sure you are collecting your Box Tops and when you send them in make sure the Student Name/Teacher Name and NUMBER of Box Tops is on the bag!!  This is a huge help to the volunteer moms who count all of our Box Tops  : )   There will be another collection for after Spring Break  : )

COMMUNITY NEWS……… EARLY CHILDHOOD PARENT INFORMATION/REGISTRATION NIGHT………

HPS Early Childhood Programs – Parent Information/Registration Night for the 2014-15 School Year and 2014 Summer ProgramPlay:Learn:grow Kids

Information Night Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 21, 2014 @ Baldwin Middle School Cafe’  6:00-8:00pm

*Programs include: Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten Care, Before/After School Care, Summer Care.

*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 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Children are welcome.

*For more information, please call Shellie or Becky at 616-797-0842.
FEEDING AMERICA MOBILE FOOD PANTRY………..  Free Food, Thursday, January 30 , 6:00 – 7:00 PM.  Feeding America West Michigan Mobile Food Pantry will be at Hudsonville Congregational United Church of Christ, 4950 – 32nd  Ave.  The food is free to those in our community who are struggling in these tough economic times. There will be an assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items. If you have questions or need more information please call 616-669-1295.
MILES OF SMILES MOBILE DENTAL UNIT……….tooth Is scheduled to be in Allendale School District in February and March!  This unit provides FREE dental services for financially qualifying children.  The Miles of Smiles Mobile Unit will not be coming to Hudsonville, however, Allendale is the closet location that they will be at and you are welcome to schedule them to be seen in Allendale.  : )  You may call 1-800-467-5905 to schedule an appointment or ask questions.  The registration form, parent letter and information flyer are also attached.  Thank you!!  MOS Registration  MOS:Parent Ltr   MOS Flyer Generic
HUDSONVILLE LACROSSE……..  Registration for the spring season will begin February 1st.  Please sign up at www.hudslax.com.  5th-8th grade Boys and 6th-8th grade Girls teams for 2014!!  Questions can be directed to Susan Coxen 669-3662 or Drew Ysseldyke 460-8522.  Lacrosse is not a HPS sanctioned sport and is not sponsored by HPS.
GVSU BASKETBALL GAME FOR YOUTH…….. GVSU is planning a youth basketball themed game on February 1st and they welcome youth basketball teams (8th grade and younger) to be a part of the events that day and watch Grand Valley basketball. Throughout the day (potentially) there will be a scrimmage, promotional giveaways, autographs from players, and pep talk with the coaches. The experience for the players would be very memorable and enjoyable! Please let me know if you are interested? Thanks!
Sincerely,
Tim Layer
630.857.0067
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Screen Shot 2014-01-16 at 2.40.54 PMJoin us between games for:  
-Introduction of boys and girls varsity basketball players and who they are representing.
 -A moment of recognition for those impacted by cancer.  
-Special performances by the Hudsonville Drum Line, Pep Band and HHS Dance Team.

Hoops and Hope purple T-shirts and Zox Straps will be sold for $10.00 each during the basketball home games at Hudsonville High School beginning January 24, 2014 and they will also be available at Eagles Landing (while supplies last). By wearing the special T-shirt and/or Zox Strap, students in grades Pre-K through 12th will be able to attend the games for FREE!

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MARKET DAY AND MUSIC………  HOPA is still in need of vendors for its Market Day & Music. This will take place at Hudsonville High School on March 8, 2014 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. For more information, contact hopamarket@gmail.com owww.facebook.com/hopamarket. This is another great way to support the Hudsonville Orchestra department. If you or someone you know is interested, please let us know!

OTTAWA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH……. The GRAND HAVEN office has  MOVED!!!  The new address is 1207 South Beechtree Street, Suite B, Grand Haven, MI 49417.  PH.. 616-846-8360…. FAX…616-844-1778….. www.miOttawa.org/miHealth  Grand Haven New Office Hours: Monday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Wednesday &  Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.;  Closed 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

S.O.A.R. II………..  For the past three years, we have been working on accomplishing our district’s long-range planning goals outlined in S.O.A.R. I (Strategic Objectives to Achieve Results).  A report of the many accomplishments during the past three years can be found on our district’s website.  Some of the accomplishments include, but are not limited to, implementation of all day every day kindergarten, additional extra curricular opportunities for students (Middle School drama/musical productions and lacrosse as a club sport), and an increased focus on relevance/21st Century Skills in our classrooms.

To continue our great tradition of excellence at Hudsonville Public Schools and to elevate our successes, we are asking for your help in the development of our next strategic plan.  We have completed the first phase of development (Focus Groups) and are very thankful for the wealth of information we received regarding the strengths of Hudsonville Public Schools and areas to focus on in the future.  An executive summary can be found on our website.

We are now entering our next phase in the research:  Randomized Needs Assessment Survey.  If you are asked to participate, please consider taking part in helping us set the direction for the next three years. In February, we will be opening the survey to all parents and community members.  We will email the link to the survey when it becomes available.

Sincerely,

Nick Ceglarek, Superintendent; Ken Hall, Board of Education President

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.  Listed below are some of the activities that are available currently.

Upcoming Winter Activities to be on the lookout for……….. 3rd-6th GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL…. JR EAGLES BASKETBALL FOR BOYS & GIRLS….JR DANCE CLINIC….KITCHEN CREATIONS….LEARN TO ICE SKATE….BEGINNING FENCING…. INTRO TO HOCKEY….LEARN TO SKATE (ROLLERBLADING)…..PARKING LOT SELF DEFENSE/AWARENESS…..BOWLING (UP THRU ADULT AGE)……YOUNG REMBRANDTS DRAWING

winter24UPCOMING DATES

1/31 ~ NO SCHOOL/WINTER BREAK

2/3 ~ NO SCHOOL/WINTER BREAK

2/4 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night

2/7 ~ Popcorn Friday

2/19 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

2/27 ~ KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP @ 7:00pm

2/28 ~ NO SCHOOL

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

MRS. NURENBERG  : )Snowman

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BLOG BITS 5/10/13

Happy Friday Georgetown Parents!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……… WOW….. is all we can say!  Our Parents and PTC have been so very gracious to the staff this week!!  We started our week off with a fabulous breakfast on Monday and have been treated with something special each day since then! THANK YOU ~ THANK YOU ~ THANK YOU from all of the staff here at Georgetown. 

Well here it goes….. we are officially in the teens for our count down to summer break…….. 19 days and counting!  Hold on tight  : )  A friendly reminder to parents…… as the weather continually gets warmer (ok… not so much for today!) we have been having many students come to the office asking to make phone calls to parents about walking home with friends last minute or walk to What’s The Scoop for ice cream after school.  Please  enforce with your children that these plans need to be arranged before they come to school and they must have a note to give to their teacher.  We will NOT make phone calls home from the office for these things.  Thank you  : )

MAY/JUNE LUNCH MENU……..  This is just another reminder that we are so close to the end of the school year.  The LAST lunch menu is coming your way!!   May-June 2013 Hud Elem-1  Deposit Slip

AN AFRICAN ADVENTURE…….
This summer I will be spending three weeks doing research and working in Africa. I will be teaching African children in a school called St. Timothy’s. Education is extremely important in African culture and their needs are very different from our needs in regards to their education. When asked what they needed, they simply stated three basic things: paper (notebooks), pens, and chalk. I would love it so much if I could bring them the supplies that they need for learning. If you would like to help me support this school and these students, there will be a bin outside the office to collect supplies from May 6-17.  Shipping costs are also expensive. If you would rather make a donation to help with shipping costs, please send it to school with “Ms. VanderStel – Africa donation” written on the envelope! Any extra amount given beyond the shipping will be used to buy more supplies.  Hakuna matata,  Ms. VanderStel

5th GRADE NEWS………… Please…..Make sure to keep checking the dates below as we add things occasionally.  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.

5th GRADE CELEBRATION……. The parent volunteers who are organizing this event are in need of some help.  Please if you are able visit the links below if you are able to help them out with any of this.  Thank you!

Food donation:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/R6UAZ4
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!
 
Volunteer List:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/rBAsiU
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!

IMMUNIZATIONS NEEDED FOR 6TH GRADE…… Please read the attachment in regards to immunizations that are needed for your child to enter 6th grade.  OCHD 6th grade imms flyer Jan 2013

May 22-May 24 ~  5th Grade Camp  : )

May 29 ~ 5th Grade Celebration

PTC NEWS…….. SCHOOL CARNIVAL……. The Georgetown End of the School Year CARNIVAL will be held on Friday, May 24th at 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, with a rain date of Friday, May 31st. Wrist bands will be sold starting the week of May 13th. There will be Prizes, Pizza, & Cotton Candy. Please let me know if you would like to volunteer or have any questions, Stacey Alexander (616) 914-6896.

COMMUNITY NEWS……. NATURE FESTIVAL…….. Aquinas College is hosting the  West Michigan Birdathon and Nature Festival (partnering with Tri-Beta honors biology club and the Grand Rapids Audubon Club).  There will be  several animal presentations (bats, reptiles, amphibians, birds of prey) along with a bird watching competition, as well as guided tours of plant species on campus.   The event is this Saturday, May 11, 2013.  Registration and directions can be found here:   www.aquinas.edu/birdathon

HUDSONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL REVUE SHOW…… You are cordially invited to attend the Special  30th Anniversary of the Hudsonville High School Revue Show: “Hit Me With Your Best Shot!”.  Friday, May 10  at 7:00 pm.  *Friday’s show will include a tribute to the Revue Show’s founding teacher,  Mr. Dean Nederveld, and a song by former HHS Choir Alumni.  This will be a special show-don’t miss it!  All shows will be held at Fair Haven Ministires, 2900 Baldwin Street.  Tickets may be purchased at the HHS Main Office.  Students $7, Adults $10.  *Tickets will also be available at the door but please note:  Friday, May 10 is expected to sell out.  We hope you can join us for this spectacular evening of song and dance!

FOOTBALL FUNDRAISER…….. Hello Hudsonville,  SATURDAY, MAY 11, this is a reminder about the mattress sale this Saturday from 10am-5pm at the High School Cafeteria.  If you are in the market for a new mattress or box spring please consider attending this event.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me….. Dave Lidgard at Hudsonville High School.

FREE FOOD, THURSDAY, MAY 16, 6:00PM TO 7:00PM……… Feeding America West Michigan Mobile Food Pantry will be at Hudsonville Congregational United Church of Christ, 4950 – 32nd Ave. The food is free to those in our community who are struggling in these tough economic times. There will be an assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items. If you have questions or need more information please call 616-669-1295.

FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DROP-OFF……… The Hudsonville Venturing Crew 2146 is hosting a free electronics drop-off event at South Blendon Reformed Church, 4817 Port Sheldon, Friday May 10 from 4pm-7pm and Saturday May 11 from 8am-3pm.  This event is in cooperation with Michigan electronics recycler Comprenew.  All electronics will be either recycled, refurbished or reused.  (Computer hard drives will be wiped or destroyed for security).  Acceptable items include cell phones, radios, microwaves, VCRs, TVs, computers, printers, power cords, electric power tools, GPS units, telephones, answering machines, speakers, etc. (no light bulbs, air conditioners or large appliances).  For a complete list of accepted items go to www.comprenew.org.  Please take this opportunity to properly dispose of unwanted, obsolete or non-working electronics.

AYSO SOCCER SIGNUPS…… please visit our website ayso676.com and pre-register now for the 2013-2014 Season.  Then drop off your forms and fees at the Port Sheldon Sports Complex on May 11, or 18th , 10am – 1 pm.  We hope to start a VIP (Very Important Players) Program this year that will provide a quality soccer experience for children and adults whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult to successfully participate on mainstream teams.  We need help with this!  If you are interested in helping or in having your child participate in the VIP program please email Arenda Van Klompenberg atregistrar@ayso676.com.  For all other ayso questions, please see our website – ayso676.com

GIFTS OF APPRECIATION FOR THE HUDSONVILLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION……….Please read the following flyers in regards to the HEF Gifts of Appreciation.  This is a great time of year to show your appreciation for a teacher or building that has touched you in some way.  Gifts of Appr-Spring-2013  HEF-Spring2013

LEARN TO PLAY BOYS LACROSSE………. Hudsonville Lacrosse coaches and varsity players will teach you the fundamentals of the game.   You will need a short boys lacrosse stick, and no other specialized equipment.  Who:  Boys currently in 3rd to 7th grade from any school district.  When:  June 11,12 and 13 6-8 pm.  Where:  Field at north end of Hughes park, next to Hudsonville Schools administration building on Van Buren Street.  Cost:  $30 plus you purchase your own stick beforehand.  Register online at hudslax.com

CHALLENGE OF CHILDREN…….. Challenge of Children is an annual parenting conference held at Hope College on May 16, 2013 from 9 am to 3 pm. This year our keynote, Dan Seaborn will be sharing on practical ways to build a healthy family. This conference also includes 40+ breakouts with topics such as Discipline 101, Kids Yoga, Parenting with Love and Logic, Living with Food Allergies, Planning for College, Enjoying Your Teenager and Your Child’s Online Footprint.  Register online atwww.challengeofchildren.org or call 616-796-1504 for a brochure.  Please read the attached flyer for more info and to see the Registration form.  Challenge of Children 2013 Flyer (1)

MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION……… Saturday, June 1, 2013.  Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food Distribution on Saturday,June 1st. 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 alarge assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.

HUDSONVILLE ROCKET CHEER………. Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will be having their first sign up date on Monday, June 3rd from 6-9pm at the Hudsonville Freshman Campus cafeteria. The cost of registration is $75 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 questions about the program, please contact me. Call Coach Britni at 616-634-9580 or e-mail hudsonvillerocketcheer@gmail.com.  I look forward to seeing you at registration!

KIDS DAY 2013………. Bring your family for a fun time of games and entertainment at Kids Day 2013 on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the Hudsonville Fairground from 10am-3pm.  Great family friendly prices for food, games for 25 cents and free entertainment for families. All proceeds to benefit Jehovah Jireh Ministries.

ART IN THE PARK……….  Art in the open air on a summer day. That’s what you’ll find when you visit the 5th Annual Art in the Park event at Veteran’s Park on June 8, 2013.  Stop by Veteran’s Park (3275 Central Blvd) for a day filled with art. The festivities run from 9am to 3pm.  Art in the Park features live music and performances. There will also be numerous artists demonstrating their trades, so be sure to stop by to see live demonstrations, including pottery, loom work, wood burning, and sneaker art among others.  For the little artists, there will be several hands-on art projects, a bounce house, and a chance to meet local fire fighters from the Hudsonville Fire Department.  Swing through the vendor area where you’ll find handcrafted art and craft items for sale, and delicious homemade treats.  Vendors interested in participating in the event can sign up through June 1 at www.hudsonville.org. Student artists can rent a booth for half price.

GRAND RAPIDS CREW JUNIORS………… Online registration for the 2013/14 soccer season is now open.  With teams located in Grandville, Byron Center/Kentwood and Grand Rapids, GRCJ has become the premier West Michigan Soccer Club.  Athletes are provided with licensed coaches, various trainings as well as their season of games.  Jr Academy is also available for 5-7 year olds.  Please go to grcrewjuniors.org for more information.

CURIOUS KIDS………  Do you tend to hear “I’m bored” after a few weeks of summer vacation? How does Ooey, Gooey Science or Island Getaway sound? Join us at Curious Kids this summer and you won’t have to worry about your children getting bored! Jamestown Reformed Church is excited to announce new reduced rates for their Summer Enrichment Program for children 4 years old through entering 3rd grade.  Four different themed classes are offered throughout the summer. For more information, please contact Carrie at 616-896-9732 or office@jamestownrc.org.

SCIENCE CAMP FOR ALL AGES……… Hope College offers exciting opportunities for children grades Pre K – 10th to explore the wonderful world of science and more.  The programs feature hands-on investigations designed to teach concepts in a FUN yet challenging way.  Among the 34 different sessions are opportunities to learn the science behind the adventures of Phineas and Ferb, examine the world of animals, uncover the inquisitive life of a crime scene investigator, and explore and create 2D and 3D art.  Click here to view all available sessions, learn more about the program, and to register online.   Contact:  Science Camp office, 616-395-7628  sciencecamp@hope.edu

BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES/CLOTHING…………Please read the attached flyers in regards to this wonderful program being offered to students preschool age through 8th grade.  Love In the Name of Christ will help you get off to a good start for the 2013/2014 school year.  Love In the Name of Christ is ALSO looking for local churches and individuals who would be willing to donate to this program.  Please see flyers for more info. PARENT FORM – Hudsonville 2013  Clothe-a-kid Ministry Brochure2  School Supplies Ministry Brochure

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.  Please refer to the Community Ed Summer Booklet that came home a while ago for upcoming summer programs.  : )

UPCOMING EVENTS

5/15 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

5/16 ~ ECSE Field Trip/Teusink’s Farm

5/16 ~ PTC Meeting 6:30pm
5/17 ~ Popcorn Friday
5/20 ~ 5TH Grade Safeties Whitecaps Game
5/22 ~ 1st GR Field Trip to John Ball Zoo
5/22-5/24 5th GR Camp
5/24 ~ ECSE Hager Park with Parents (Play and Picnic)
5/24 ~ School Carnival
5/27 ~ NO SCHOOL
5/29 ~ 5th Gr Celebration
5/30 ~ 3rd GR Field Trip to Tunnel Park
5/30 ~ ECSE last day of school!
6/4 ~ Grades 4/5 Field Day at BMS
 
Enjoy your weekend!!
Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

 

 

 

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Happy Beautiful Friday Georgetown Parents!! 

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE…….. We have had a wonderful week here at Georgetown.  The weather has been amazing and the students are in full spring mode!!  Here goes nothing……… we are now down to 24 school days left until summer break!!  Please remember……. FIELD TRIPS = SACK LUNCHES and BIKES = NOTES!!  The bike riders have been increasing and we just need you to remember that a note needs to be sent to the teacher letting them know that if your child rides his/her  bike to school they may ride home.  It CAN BE a open ended note until the end of the year, BUT they need one to have on hand otherwise they WILL be put on the bus.  This is helpful also for when the teachers have substitutes.  

MAY/JUNE LUNCH MENU……..  This is just another reminder that we are so close to the end of the school year.  The LAST lunch menu is coming your way!!   May-June 2013 Hud Elem-1  Deposit Slip

AN AFRICAN ADVENTURE…….  This summer I will be spending three weeks doing research and working in Africa. I will be teaching African children in a school called St. Timothy’s. Education is extremely important in African culture and their needs are very different from our needs in regards to their education. When asked what they needed, they simply stated three basic things: paper (notebooks), pens, and chalk. I would love it so much if I could bring them the supplies that they need for learning. If you would like to help me support this school and these students, there will be a bin outside the office to collect supplies from May 6-17.  Shipping costs are also expensive. If you would rather make a donation to help with shipping costs, please send it to school with “Ms. VanderStel – Africa donation” written on the envelope! Any extra amount given beyond the shipping will be used to buy more supplies.  Hakuna matata,  Ms. VanderStel

5th GRADE NEWS………… Please…..Make sure to keep checking the dates below as we add things occasionally.  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.

IMMUNIZATIONS NEEDED FOR 6TH GRADE…… Please read the attachment in regards to immunizations that are needed for your child to enter 6th grade.  OCHD 6th grade imms flyer Jan 2013

May 22-May 24 ~  5th Grade Camp  : )

May 29 ~ 5th Grade Celebration

PTC NEWS……. TEACHER APPRECIATION…….. The Teacher Appreciation Week committee would like to put out one last plea for donations!  Thanks!!  Items still needed for the Teacher Appreciation breakfast on Monday:  Delivered by 7:30am Monday morning (5/6/13): 1 potato dish,  1 crock of oatmeal, 2 dozen muffins (lemon/orange).  Please contact Krista Lawrence at jkmklawrence@att.net or 662-2097 if you would like to make a breakfast donation.  Also, we are still looking for people to make a home cooked meal for the following teachers and staff:  Mrs. Wert (CI Teacher),  Mrs. Murphy (ECSE), Mrs. Cooley (ELL),  Mrs. VanKovering (PE),  Mrs. Bast (Reading), Mrs. Katt (Resource Rm), Mrs. Taber,  Mrs. Woodring,  Mr. Jurewicz,  Mrs. McDonald,  Ms. VanArkel, Mr. Kooiker,  Mr. Gort, Mrs. Iwema, Mrs. Yankee.  Please contact:  Wendy Huizigna wendy@huizinga.com (K-1st grade, support staff, specials teachers) OR Lisa Stehouwer trevorcassiejo@att.net (2nd-5th grade) if you would like to make a home cooked meal.

SCHOOL CARNIVAL…….  Save the date…… Friday, May 24.  More details to come!   : ) 

COMMUNITY NEWS………  AYSO SOCCER SIGNUPS…… please visit our website ayso676.com and pre-register now for the 2013-2014 Season.  Then drop off your forms and fees at the Port Sheldon Sports Complex on May 4, 11, or 18th , 10am – 1 pm.  We hope to start a VIP (Very Important Players) Program this year that will provide a quality soccer experience for children and adults whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult to successfully participate on mainstream teams.  We need help with this!  If you are interested in helping or in having your child participate in the VIP program please email Arenda Van Klompenberg atregistrar@ayso676.com.  For all other ayso questions, please see our website – ayso676.com

DOLL TEA PARTY………..  Doll Tea Party – May 4, 1-2:30pm.  This fun event for moms (or grandmas or aunts or sisters) and daughters and their dolls is special tea with crafts,activities, American Girl Doll raffle, treats, photo-booth, vendors, and more. Tickets are $6 each and are available at southharbor.org/events/teaparty.  South Harbor Church | 1951 – 64th Street SW | Byron Center, MI 49315 | 616-531-3500

FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DROP-OFF……… The Hudsonville Venturing Crew 2146 is hosting a free electronics drop-off event at South Blendon Reformed Church, 4817 Port Sheldon, Friday May 10 from 4pm-7pm and Saturday May 11 from 8am-3pm.  This event is in cooperation with Michigan electronics recycler Comprenew.  All electronics will be either recycled, refurbished or reused.  (Computer hard drives will be wiped or destroyed for security).  Acceptable items include cell phones, radios, microwaves, VCRs, TVs, computers, printers, power cords, electric power tools, GPS units, telephones, answering machines, speakers, etc. (no light bulbs, air conditioners or large appliances).  For a complete list of accepted items go to www.comprenew.org.  Please take this opportunity to properly dispose of unwanted, obsolete or non-working electronics.

HUDSONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL REVUE SHOW…… You are cordially invited to attend the Special  30th Anniversary of the Hudsonville High School Revue Show: “Hit Me With Your Best Shot!”.  Thursday, May 9  at 7:00 pm & Friday, May 10  at 7:00 pm.  *Friday’s show will include a tribute to the Revue Show’s founding teacher,  Mr. Dean Nederveld, and a song by former HHS Choir Alumni.  This will be a special show-don’t miss it!  All shows will be held at Fair Haven Ministires, 2900 Baldwin Street.  Tickets may be purchased at the HHS Main Office.  Students $7, Adults $10.  *Tickets will also be available at the door but please note:  Friday, May 10 is expected to sell out.  We hope you can join us for this spectacular evening of song and dance!

LEARN TO PLAY BOYS LACROSSE………. Hudsonville Lacrosse coaches and varsity players will teach you the fundamentals of the game.   You will need a short boys lacrosse stick, and no other specialized equipment.  Who:  Boys currently in 3rd to 7th grade from any school district.  When:  June 11,12 and 13 6-8 pm.  Where:  Field at north end of Hughes park, next to Hudsonville Schools administration building on Van Buren Street.  Cost:  $30 plus you purchase your own stick beforehand.  Register online at hudslax.com

GIFTS OF APPRECIATION FOR THE HUDSONVILLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION………. Please read the following flyers in regards to the HEF Gifts of Appreciation.  This is a great time of year to show your appreciation for a teacher or building that has touched you in some way.  Gifts of Appr-Spring-2013  HEF-Spring2013

CAMP INVENTION………..  You are invited to Camp Invention! Camp Invention runs from June 17-21 (9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) at Hudsonville Christian School. You can find a flyer with more information at the office. This program is a week-long adventure in creativity that immerses children entering grades 1-6 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 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. Currently the spring registration special is $15 off the $220 registration plus an extra $5 off for registering online at www.campinvention.org by May 30. Come join us this summer! Last year campers learned a lot while having fun. Contact Sharon Leerar, camp director, with any questions (915-1861 or sleerar@4hcs.org).

CHALLENGE OF CHILDREN…….. Challenge of Children is an annual parenting conference held at Hope College on May 16, 2013 from 9 am to 3 pm. This year our keynote, Dan Seaborn will be sharing on practical ways to build a healthy family. This conference also includes 40+ breakouts with topics such as Discipline 101, Kids Yoga, Parenting with Love and Logic, Living with Food Allergies, Planning for College, Enjoying Your Teenager and Your Child’s Online Footprint.  Register online atwww.challengeofchildren.org or call 616-796-1504 for a brochure.  Please read the attached flyer for more info and to see the Registration form.  Challenge of Children 2013 Flyer (1)

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED……... Still in DESPERATE NEED of host families!!  We still need to place 30 students by May 25. Host Families are needed (of any size, age, etc.) to open up their home for 4 or 6 weeks this summer for students ages 12-18 from Spain who are coming to this area to practice their (already good) English.  The 4-week program is June 26-July 24, and the students attend activities every Tue/Thu out of Hudsonville.  The 6-week program is June 25-August 6, and these students do not attend any activities but only live with the host family.  Both programs are flexible and students may go on vacation or to summer camp with you.  Students come fully insured and with their own spending money.  Host Families are also needed for the school year for public or private high schools. Please contact Mayah Bischoff at mayah.bischoff1@gmail.com or 662-0050 for more information.

MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION……… Saturday, June 1, 2013.  Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food Distribution on Saturday,June 1st. 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 alarge assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.

SCIENCE CAMP FOR ALL AGES……… Hope College offers exciting opportunities for children grades Pre K – 10th to explore the wonderful world of science and more.  The programs feature hands-on investigations designed to teach concepts in a FUN yet challenging way.  Among the 34 different sessions are opportunities to learn the science behind the adventures of Phineas and Ferb, examine the world of animals, uncover the inquisitive life of a crime scene investigator, and explore and create 2D and 3D art.  Click here to view all available sessions, learn more about the program, and to register online.   Contact:  Science Camp office, 616-395-7628  sciencecamp@hope.edu 

HUDSONVILLE ROCKET CHEER………. Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will be having their first sign up date on Monday, June 3rd from 6-9pm at the Hudsonville Freshman Campus cafeteria. The cost of registration is $75 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 questions about the program, please contact me. Call Coach Britni at 616-634-9580 or e-mail hudsonvillerocketcheer@gmail.com.  I look forward to seeing you at registration!

CURIOUS KIDS………  Do you tend to hear “I’m bored” after a few weeks of summer vacation? How does Ooey, Gooey Science or Island Getaway sound? Join us at Curious Kids this summer and you won’t have to worry about your children getting bored! Jamestown Reformed Church is excited to announce new reduced rates for their Summer Enrichment Program for children 4 years old through entering 3rd grade.  Four different themed classes are offered throughout the summer. For more information, please contact Carrie at 616-896-9732 or office@jamestownrc.org
HOMES NEEDED FOR REFUGEE TEENS……… There is a pressing need for families who are willing to host refugee teens from Africa and Central America, who, because of violence and persecution have been separated from their families and forced to flee their homes. If you are interested in learning more about Bethany Christian Services, Refugee Foster Care Program, call (616) 224-7540.
BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES/CLOTHING………… Please read the attached flyers in regards to this wonderful program being offered to students preschool age through 8th grade.  Love In the Name of Christ will help you get off to a good start for the 2013/2014 school year.  Love In the Name of Christ is ALSO looking for local churches and individuals who would be willing to donate to this program.  Please see flyers for more info. PARENT FORM – Hudsonville 2013  Clothe-a-kid Ministry Brochure2  School Supplies Ministry Brochure 
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.  Please refer to the Community Ed Summer Booklet that came home a while ago for upcoming summer programs.  : )

UPCOMING EVENTS

5/4 ~ Mother/Son Baseball Bonanza

5/7 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night

5/7 ~ 4th Gr Field  Trip/Frauenthal Theater

5/8 ~ 2nd Gr Field Trip/DeGraf Nature Center
5/9 ~ Kindergarten Field Trip/Outdoor Discovery Center
5/15 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night
5/16 ~ ECSE Field Trip/Teusink’s Farm
5/16 ~ PTC Meeting 6:30pm
5/17 ~ Popcorn Friday
5/20 ~ 5TH Grade Safeties Whitecaps Game
5/22 ~ 1st GR Field Trip to John Ball Zoo
5/22-5/24 5th GR Camp
5/24 ~ ECSE Hager Park with Parents (Play and Picnic)
5/24 ~ School Carnival
5/27 ~ NO SCHOOL
5/29 ~ 5th Gr Celebration
5/30 ~ 3rd GR Field Trip to Tunnel Park
5/30 ~ ECSE last day of school!
6/4 ~ Grades 4/5 Field Day at BMS
Enjoy the fabulous weekend!!
Mrs. Nurenberg  : )  

 

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Happy Friday Georgetown Parents!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE………..  Can you believe it….. we saw the sun this week!!   Who knew it still existed?!  Looks like our weather might finally improve and it is about time!  The fresh air is a great thing for 630 students in on building : )  Holy Toledo we are in the twenties for our countdown to summer break!!  We currently have 29 school days left until summer vacation!!  Woo~Hoo!!  Please remember……. FIELD TRIPS = SACK LUNCHES and BIKES = NOTES!!  The bike riders have been increasing and we just need you to remember that a note needs to be sent to the teacher letting them know that if your child rides his/her  bike to school they may ride home.  It CAN BE a open ended note until the end of the year, BUT they need one to have on hand otherwise they WILL be put on the bus.  This is helpful also for when the teachers have substitutes!   The office also has one last request…… we still are seeing a lot of students with the stomach flu lately and we are REALLY LOW on CLOROX/LYSOL antibacterial wipes.  We were hoping that maybe we could get some of these donated yet before the end of the year.  We are rapidly going through the supply that we have.  This would be greatly appreciated!!  Thank you!! 

5th GRADE NEWS………… Please…..Make sure to keep check the dates below as we add things occasionally. This week there is a new date of 4/29. 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.

IMMUNIZATIONS NEEDED FOR 6TH GRADE…… Please read the attachment in regards to immunizations that are needed for your child to enter 6th grade.  OCHD 6th grade imms flyer Jan 2013

April 29 ~ Student/Parent BMS Orientation Night…..BMS would like to welcome incoming 6th graders (current 5th graders) AND their parents on Monday, April 29th from 7:00-8:30pm.  This will be an overview of the 6th grade experience and will begin in the gym, followed with a chance to ask questions, visit classrooms, and tour the building.  Mr. Powers, Principal, Mr. Murphy, Assistant Principal, and Counselors, Mrs. VanZalen and Mr Arnoys will all be there ready to meet you!

May 22-May 24 ~  5th Grade Camp  : )

May 29 ~ 5th Grade Celebration

PTC NEWS………. MARCO’S PIZZA NIGHT WINNER………. Drumroll please…….. the winner is…….. 2nd Grade……. Mrs. Quigley!!  Way to go 2nd graders. They will be receiving a pizza party lunch from Marco’s.  

MOTHER/SON BASEBALL BONANZA……….. Update: As of today we have 60 tickets ordered and about 60 left. Deadline for turning money is extended until Tuesday, April 30 or until all tickets are sold.  If you have any questions please contact Amanda Impens at 616-443-3814 or amandabeaimpens@yahoo.com      Let’s Play Ball!  

GEORGETOWN STAFF APPRECIATION…………  Please read the attached flyer in regards to all of the information for this week of showing our staff how much they are really appreciated.  : )  On the flyer there are many ways you can show your appreciation.   Thank you for helping to make this a great week for our wonderful staff.  : )  Staff Appreciation-2013 (1)

SCHOOL CARNIVAL……. Save the date……..Friday, May 24.  More details to come!  : )

COMMUNITY NEWS……… MOTHER’S DAY BOUTIQUE………  The Hudsonville Orchestra Parents Association (HOPA) is holding a Mother’s Day Boutique on April 27th at the HHS Gymnasium.  This event is open to any vendors who would like to purchase a 10′X10′ space to sell their products to members of the community.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email Heidi at hopaboutique2013@gmail.com.

DOLL TEA PARTY………..  Doll Tea Party – May 4, 1-2:30pm.  This fun event for moms (or grandmas or aunts or sisters) and daughters and their dolls is special tea with crafts,activities, American Girl Doll raffle, treats, photo-booth, vendors, and more. Tickets are $6 each and are available at southharbor.org/events/teaparty.  South Harbor Church | 1951 – 64th Street SW | Byron Center, MI 49315 | 616-531-3500

CAMP INVENTION………..  You are invited to Camp Invention! Camp Invention runs from June 17-21 (9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) at Hudsonville Christian School. You can find a flyer with more information at the office. This program is a week-long adventure in creativity that immerses children entering grades 1-6 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 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. Currently the spring registration special is $15 off the $220 registration plus an extra $5 off for registering online at www.campinvention.org by May 30. Come join us this summer! Last year campers learned a lot while having fun. Contact Sharon Leerar, camp director, with any questions (915-1861 or sleerar@4hcs.org).

FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DROP-OFF……… The Hudsonville Venturing Crew 2146 is hosting a free electronics drop-off event at South Blendon Reformed Church, 4817 Port Sheldon, Friday May 10 from 4pm-7pm and Saturday May 11 from 8am-3pm.  This event is in cooperation with Michigan electronics recycler Comprenew.  All electronics will be either recycled, refurbished or reused.  (Computer hard drives will be wiped or destroyed for security).  Acceptable items include cell phones, radios, microwaves, VCRs, TVs, computers, printers, power cords, electric power tools, GPS units, telephones, answering machines, speakers, etc. (no light bulbs, air conditioners or large appliances).  For a complete list of accepted items go to www.comprenew.org.  Please take this opportunity to properly dispose of unwanted, obsolete or non-working electronics.

CHALLENGE OF CHILDREN…….. Challenge of Children is an annual parenting conference held at Hope College on May 16, 2013 from 9 am to 3 pm. This year our keynote, Dan Seaborn will be sharing on practical ways to build a healthy family. This conference also includes 40+ breakouts with topics such as Discipline 101, Kids Yoga, Parenting with Love and Logic, Living with Food Allergies, Planning for College, Enjoying Your Teenager and Your Child’s Online Footprint.  Register online atwww.challengeofchildren.org or call 616-796-1504 for a brochure.  Please read the attached flyer for more info and to see the Registration form.  Challenge of Children 2013 Flyer (1)

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED……... Still in DESPERATE NEED of host families!!  We still need to place 30 students by May 25. Host Families are needed (of any size, age, etc.) to open up their home for 4 or 6 weeks this summer for students ages 12-18 from Spain who are coming to this area to practice their (already good) English.  The 4-week program is June 26-July 24, and the students attend activities every Tue/Thu out of Hudsonville.  The 6-week program is June 25-August 6, and these students do not attend any activities but only live with the host family.  Both programs are flexible and students may go on vacation or to summer camp with you.  Students come fully insured and with their own spending money.  Host Families are also needed for the school year for public or private high schools. Please contact Mayah Bischoff at mayah.bischoff1@gmail.com or 662-0050 for more information.

MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION……… Saturday, June 1, 2013.  Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food Distribution on Saturday,June 1st. 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 alarge assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.

HUDSONVILLE ROCKET CHEER………. Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will be having their first sign up date on Monday, June 3rd from 6-9pm at the Hudsonville Freshman Campus cafeteria. The cost of registration is $75 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 questions about the program, please contact me. Call Coach Britni at 616-634-9580 or e-mail hudsonvillerocketcheer@gmail.com.  I look forward to seeing you at registration!

CURIOUS KIDS………  Do you tend to hear “I’m bored” after a few weeks of summer vacation? How does Ooey, Gooey Science or Island Getaway sound? Join us at Curious Kids this summer and you won’t have to worry about your children getting bored! Jamestown Reformed Church is excited to announce new reduced rates for their Summer Enrichment Program for children 4 years old through entering 3rd grade.  Four different themed classes are offered throughout the summer. For more information, please contact Carrie at 616-896-9732 or office@jamestownrc.org.

HOMES NEEDED FOR REFUGEE TEENS……… There is a pressing need for families who are willing to host refugee teens from Africa and Central America, who, because of violence and persecution have been separated from their families and forced to flee their homes. If you are interested in learning more about Bethany Christian Services, Refugee Foster Care Program, call (616) 224-7540.

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:

Stroke School (Swimming)

UPCOMING EVENTS

5/4 ~ Mother/Son Baseball Bonanza

5/7 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night

5/7 ~ 4th Gr Field  Trip/Frauenthal Theater

5/8 ~ 2nd Gr Field Trip/DeGraf Nature Center
5/9 ~ Kindergarten Field Trip/Outdoor Discovery Center
5/15 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night
5/16 ~ ECSE Field Trip/Teusink’s Farm
5/16 ~ PTC Meeting 6:30pm
5/17 ~ Popcorn Friday
5/20 ~ 5TH Grade Safeties Whitecaps Game
5/22 ~ 1st GR Field Trip to John Ball Zoo
5/22-5/24 5th GR Camp
5/24 ~ ECSE Hager Park with Parents (Play and Picnic)
5/24 ~ School Carnival
5/27 ~ NO SCHOOL
5/29 ~ 5th Gr Celebration
5/30 ~ 3rd GR Field Trip to Tunnel Park
5/30 ~ ECSE last day of school!
6/4 ~ Grades 4/5 Field Day at BMS
 
Enjoy your weekend!!
Mrs. Nurenberg  : ) 
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Happy Friday Georgetown Parents! 

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE…….. Well the weather has improved some……. lets just keep up the wishes for warmer weather and MORE sunshine!  : )  Here it comes for this week…. ONLY 34 SCHOOL days until summer vacation.  YIKES!!  This week we have a few more reminders for you as parents…… please keep up with sending snacks in for your students, FIELD TRIPS = SACK LUNCHES and BIKES = NOTES!!  The bike riders have been increasing this week and we just need you to remember that a note needs to be sent to the teacher letting them know that if your child rides his/her  bike to school they may ride home.  It CAN BE a open ended note until the end of the year, BUT they need one to have on hand otherwise they WILL be put on the bus.  This is helpful also for when the teachers have substitutes!  Thank you!  : )

SCHOOL SAFETY……. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department is implementing an adopt a school opportunity for their officers.  We are fortunate enough to have TWO officers adopt Georgetown Elementary.   Mrs. Valerie Weiss, who is a parent at Georgetown and Mr. Mike Petroelje, who has children at Baldwin Middle and Bauer and also teaches our S.A.V.E. program here, are officers with the Sheriff’s Department.  The purpose of this will be to have a presence of security on our campus.   Mrs. Weiss or Mr. Petroelje may be seen occasionally in our parking lot, at our entrance or in our building.  We appreciate Mrs. Weiss and Mr. Petroelje adopting us and look forward to seeing them around.  Please greet them when you see them around Georgetown. : )

5th GRADE NEWS………… Please…..Make sure to keep check the dates below as we add things occasionally. This week there is a new date of 4/29. 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.

IMMUNIZATIONS NEEDED FOR 6TH GRADE…… Please read the attachment in regards to immunizations that are needed for your child to enter 6th grade.  OCHD 6th grade imms flyer Jan 2013

April 29 ~ Student/Parent BMS Orientation Night…..BMS would like to welcome incoming 6th graders (current 5th graders) AND their parents on Monday, April 29th from 7:00-8:30pm.  This will be an overview of the 6th grade experience and will begin in the gym, followed with a chance to ask questions, visit classrooms, and tour the building.  Mr. Powers, Principal, Mr. Murphy, Assistant Principal, and Counselors, Mrs. VanZalen and Mr Arnoys will all be there ready to meet you!

May 22-May 24 ~  5th Grade Camp  : )

May 29 ~ 5th Grade Celebration

ART NEWS…….. STUDENT ART SHOW…….  Hello Georgetown Families!  The 13th Annual HPS Student Art Show will be held April 22-25 at the Hudsonville City Hall Community Room.  There will be a special reception for Georgetown artists on Tuesday, April 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Please know that if you can’t make it on Tuesday, you are welcome to visit the art show any other evening or during the day from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Please see the attached flyer for more information – don’t forget our new show location in the lower level of the Hudsonville City Hall on 3275 Central Boulevard!  2013 Art Show Flyer PDF

PTC NEWS……… MOTHER/SON BASEBALL BONANZA………. Please save the date…. SATURDAY, MAY 4 @ 6:30 PM.  We will be going to the Whitecaps!! : )   More information to come soon!!

SCHOOL CARNIVAL……. Save the date……..Friday, May 24.  More details to come!  : )

COMMUNITY NEWS…….. LOCAL BOOK AUTHOR COMING……… You are invited to the Gary Byker Memorial Library on April 23 at 7:00pm to meet local author, Doreen Rickert Rademacher, who has just released her new book – I Can & I Did, The Kelly Finger-McNeela Story. Drop in to meet the author and the star of the story who’s positive attitude and “Just do it” philosophy inspired the book.  Readers will be quickly engaged in the tale documenting Kelly’s trials and triumphs while valiantly battling multiple sclerosis since she was 15 years old. Books will be available for sale and are priced at $19.99.  Money raised will help to build Kelly’s Place, The CanDid House, an assisted living facility for younger people with physical disabilities.  Call 669-1255 to register for this free event.

OUR TOWN……….. Purchase your tickets now for the upcoming play “Our Town”.  Our Town is a 1938 three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder. Set in the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners, it tells the story of an average town’s citizens in the early twentieth century as depicted through their everyday lives. The play is performed without a set and the actors mime their actions without the use of props. Throughout Wilder uses metatheatrical devices, such as narration by a stage manager.  The play will be performed April 25, 26, & 27th in the HHS Auditorium at 7:30pm.   Ticket prices are: $10 for Adults; $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in the HHS office starting the week of April 15th.

TASTE OF HUDSONVILLE……… On Saturday, April 20, the Hudsonville Band Boosters will be sponsoring the fourth annual “Taste of Hudsonville” in the Hudsonville High School gym from 2-5pm. This community-wide event will showcase food from area restaurants as well as the instrumental music talent of the Hudsonville Band program. In addition, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle will be held.  Tickets can be purchased daily in the Hudsonville High School and Middle School offices and at the Avon Store in Hudsonville. Advanced sale tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (age
62+) and $5 for children (age 4-12). All tickets are an additional $2 at the door.  Last year this was a SOLD OUT event, so get your tickets early!!!

MOTHER’S DAY BOUTIQUE………  The Hudsonville Orchestra Parents Association (HOPA) is holding a Mother’s Day Boutique on April 27th at the HHS Gymnasium.  This event is open to any vendors who would like to purchase a 10′X10′ space to sell their products to members of the community.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email Heidi at hopaboutique2013@gmail.com.

DOLL TEA PARTY………..  Doll Tea Party – May 4, 1-2:30pm.  This fun event for moms (or grandmas or aunts or sisters) and daughters and their dolls is special tea with crafts,activities, American Girl Doll raffle, treats, photo-booth, vendors, and more. Tickets are $6 each and are available at southharbor.org/events/teaparty.  South Harbor Church | 1951 – 64th Street SW | Byron Center, MI 49315 | 616-531-3500

FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DROP-OFF……… The Hudsonville Venturing Crew 2146 is hosting a free electronics drop-off event at South Blendon Reformed Church, 4817 Port Sheldon, Friday May 10 from 4pm-7pm and Saturday May 11 from 8am-3pm.  This event is in cooperation with Michigan electronics recycler Comprenew.  All electronics will be either recycled, refurbished or reused.  (Computer hard drives will be wiped or destroyed for security).  Acceptable items include cell phones, radios, microwaves, VCRs, TVs, computers, printers, power cords, electric power tools, GPS units, telephones, answering machines, speakers, etc. (no light bulbs, air conditioners or large appliances).  For a complete list of accepted items go to www.comprenew.org.  Please take this opportunity to properly dispose of unwanted, obsolete or non-working electronics.

CHALLENGE OF CHILDREN…….. Challenge of Children is an annual parenting conference held at Hope College on May 16, 2013 from 9 am to 3 pm. This year our keynote, Dan Seaborn will be sharing on practical ways to build a healthy family. This conference also includes 40+ breakouts with topics such as Discipline 101, Kids Yoga, Parenting with Love and Logic, Living with Food Allergies, Planning for College, Enjoying Your Teenager and Your Child’s Online Footprint.  Register online atwww.challengeofchildren.org or call 616-796-1504 for a brochure.  Please read the attached flyer for more info and to see the Registration form.  Challenge of Children 2013 Flyer (1)

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED……... Still in DESPERATE NEED of host families!!  We still need to place 30 students by May 25. Host Families are needed (of any size, age, etc.) to open up their home for 4 or 6 weeks this summer for students ages 12-18 from Spain who are coming to this area to practice their (already good) English.  The 4-week program is June 26-July 24, and the students attend activities every Tue/Thu out of Hudsonville.  The 6-week program is June 25-August 6, and these students do not attend any activities but only live with the host family.  Both programs are flexible and students may go on vacation or to summer camp with you.  Students come fully insured and with their own spending money.  Host Families are also needed for the school year for public or private high schools. Please contact Mayah Bischoff at mayah.bischoff1@gmail.com or 662-0050 for more information.

MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION……… Saturday, June 1, 2013.  Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food Distribution on Saturday,June 1st. 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 alarge assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.

HUDSONVILLE ROCKET CHEER………. Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will be having their first sign up date on Monday, June 3rd from 6-9pm at the Hudsonville Freshman Campus cafeteria. The cost of registration is $75 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 questions about the program, please contact me. Call Coach Britni at 616-634-9580 or e-mail hudsonvillerocketcheer@gmail.com.  I look forward to seeing you at registration!

CURIOUS KIDS………  Do you tend to hear “I’m bored” after a few weeks of summer vacation? How does Ooey, Gooey Science or Island Getaway sound? Join us at Curious Kids this summer and you won’t have to worry about your children getting bored! Jamestown Reformed Church is excited to announce new reduced rates for their Summer Enrichment Program for children 4 years old through entering 3rd grade.  Four different themed classes are offered throughout the summer. For more information, please contact Carrie at 616-896-9732 or office@jamestownrc.org.

HOMES NEEDED FOR REFUGEE TEENS……… There is a pressing need for families who are willing to host refugee teens from Africa and Central America, who, because of violence and persecution have been separated from their families and forced to flee their homes. If you are interested in learning more about Bethany Christian Services, Refugee Foster Care Program, call (616) 224-7540.

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:

Stroke School (Swimming)

UPCOMING EVENTS

4/23 ~ Georgetown Art Show at Park Elementary
5/7 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
5/7 ~ 4th Gr Field  Trip/Frauenthal Theater
5/8 ~ 2nd Gr Field Trip/DeGraf Nature Center
5/9 ~ Kindergarten Field Trip/Outdoor Discovery Center
5/15 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night
5/16 ~ ECSE Field Trip/Teusink’s Farm
5/16 ~ PTC Meeting 6:30pm
5/17 ~ Popcorn Friday
5/20 ~ 5TH Grade Safeties Whitecaps Game
5/22 ~ 1st GR Field Trip to John Ball Zoo
5/22-5/24 5th GR Camp
5/24 ~ School Carnival
5/29 ~ 5th Gr Celebration
5/30 ~ 3rd GR Field Trip to Tunnel Park
6/4 ~ Grades 4/5 Field Day at BMS
Enjoy your weekend!!
Mrs. Nurenberg  : ) 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Rainy Friday Georgetown Parents!! 

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE………  Well hopefully you all enjoyed your week off.  I know I sure did.  I know you might think I am crazy…… but….. I am starting the countdown until Summer vacation!!  Believe it or not… we ONLY have 39 SCHOOL days of school left.  This is just unbelievable to me.  Prepare yourselves  as this time will fly by!  We do have one reminder from the office for this week’s news….. we have been seeing a steady increase of students coming down to the office for snacks on a daily basis.  If you could please do your very best to send in a snack with your student that would be extremely helpful.  Thanks for your help in this matter.  : )

POPCORN FRIDAY HELP NEEDED…….. The PTC is in EXTREME need of a few volunteers to do our next popcorn Friday which is NEXT FRIDAY, APRIL 19!!!  As of today we do not have any volunteers for this and if no one steps up it will be canceled.  : (  The students really look forward to this too.  If you are able to help please contact Jamie Ham ASAP.  662-7245 or 405-6235 or via email at cjham20@gmail.com  Please contact her between 9:00a – 12:30p.  Thank you!!

APRIL LUNCH MENU……. the April lunch menu and an extra deposit slip are attached.    April 2013 Hud Elem    Deposit Slip

SCHOOL SAFETY……. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department is implementing an adopt a school opportunity for their officers.  We are fortunate enough to have TWO officers adopt Georgetown Elementary.   Mrs. Valerie Weiss, who is a parent at Georgetown and Mr. Mike Petroelje, who has children at Baldwin Middle and Bauer and also teaches our S.A.V.E. program here, are officers with the Sheriff’s Department.  The purpose of this will be to have a presence of security on our campus.   Mrs. Weiss or Mr. Petroelje may be seen occasionally in our parking lot, at our entrance or in our building.  We appreciate Mrs. Weiss and Mr. Petroelje adopting us and look forward to seeing them around.  Please greet them when you see them around Georgetown. : )

5th GRADE NEWS………… Please…..Make sure to keep check the dates below as we add things occasionally. This week there is a new date of 4/29. 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.

IMMUNIZATIONS NEEDED FOR 6TH GRADE…… Please read the attachment in regards to immunizations that are needed for your child to enter 6th grade.  OCHD 6th grade imms flyer Jan 2013

April 17 ~ Baldwin St Middle School Parent Information Meeting at 7pm in the Cafeteria. For Band/Orchestra families only.

April 18 ~ Riley St Middle School Parent Information Meeting at 7pm in the Cafeteria.  For Band/Orchestra families only.

April 29 ~ Student/Parent BMS Orientation Night…..BMS would like to welcome incoming 6th graders (current 5th graders) AND their parents on Monday, April 29th from 7:00-8:30pm.  This will be an overview of the 6th grade experience and will begin in the gym, followed with a chance to ask questions, visit classrooms, and tour the building.  Mr. Powers, Principal, Mr. Murphy, Assistant Principal, and Counselors, Mrs. VanZalen and Mr Arnoys will all be there ready to meet you!

PTC NEWS……… STUDENT ART SHOW…….  Hello Georgetown Families!  The 13th Annual HPS Student Art Show will be held April 22-25 at the Hudsonville City Hall Community Room.  There will be a special reception for Georgetown artists on Tuesday, April 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Please know that if you can’t make it on Tuesday, you are welcome to visit the art show any other evening or during the day from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Please see the attached flyer for more information – don’t forget our new show location in the lower level of the Hudsonville City Hall on 3275 Central Boulevard!  2013 Art Show Flyer PDF

MOTHER/SON BASEBALL BONANZA………. Please save the date…. SATURDAY, MAY 4 @ 6:30 PM.  We will be going to the Whitecaps!! : )   More information to come soon!!

COMMUNITY NEWS….. FAMILIES THROUGH ADOPTIONS…….. Families Through Adoptions has a wonderful opportunity next week for you and for us.  On Tuesday April 16th Emily Helder, PhD, will be speaking on her research, which looks at the long term impact of orphanage life on brain development.  This program will be held at the 28th Street Schuler Book and Music store at 7pm.  Please join us and learn about this important topic.  After sharing the results of her research project she will be available to answer your questions.  If you decide to add to your library, Families Through Adoptions will also benefit, as Schuler will donate 20% of most purchases if you just mention our name at the check-out.  Schuler has set aside the week of April 14th through April 20th for this fund raising event.  The funds we earn will be applied towards educational services for families and will help to defray the costs of our accreditation process.  Please consider attending this event and help support Families Through Adoption by purchasing a book or two.  For more details call Char at 616-242-9696.

FEEDING AMERICA MOBILE FOOD PANTRY……… Free Food, Thursday, April 18 , 6:00 – 7:00 PM.  Feeding America West Michigan Mobile Food Pantry will be at Hudsonville Congregational United Church of Christ, 4950 – 32nd Ave. The food is free to those in our community who are struggling in these tough economic times. There will be an assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items. If you have questions or need more information please call 616-669-1295

MOTHER’S DAY BOUTIQUE………  The Hudsonville Orchestra Parents Association (HOPA) is holding a Mother’s Day Boutique on April 27th at the HHS Gymnasium.  This event is open to any vendors who would like to purchase a 10′X10′ space to sell their products to members of the community.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email Heidi at hopaboutique2013@gmail.com.

TASTE OF HUDSONVILLE……… On Saturday, April 20, the Hudsonville Band Boosters will be sponsoring the fourth annual “Taste of Hudsonville” in the Hudsonville High School gym from 2-5pm. This community-wide event will showcase food from area restaurants as well as the instrumental music talent of the Hudsonville Band program. In addition, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle will be held.  Tickets can be purchased daily in the Hudsonville High School and Middle School offices and at the Avon Store in Hudsonville. Advanced sale tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (age
62+) and $5 for children (age 4-12). All tickets are an additional $2 at the door.  Last year this was a SOLD OUT event, so get your tickets early!!!

FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DROP-OFF……… The Hudsonville Venturing Crew 2146 is hosting a free electronics drop-off event at South Blendon Reformed Church, 4817 Port Sheldon, Friday May 10 from 4pm-7pm and Saturday May 11 from 8am-3pm.  This event is in cooperation with Michigan electronics recycler Comprenew.  All electronics will be either recycled, refurbished or reused.  (Computer hard drives will be wiped or destroyed for security).  Acceptable items include cell phones, radios, microwaves, VCRs, TVs, computers, printers, power cords, electric power tools, GPS units, telephones, answering machines, speakers, etc. (no light bulbs, air conditioners or large appliances).  For a complete list of accepted items go to www.comprenew.org.  Please take this opportunity to properly dispose of unwanted, obsolete or non-working electronics.

CHALLENGE OF CHILDREN…….. Challenge of Children is an annual parenting conference held at Hope College on May 16, 2013 from 9 am to 3 pm. This year our keynote, Dan Seaborn will be sharing on practical ways to build a healthy family. This conference also includes 40+ breakouts with topics such as Discipline 101, Kids Yoga, Parenting with Love and Logic, Living with Food Allergies, Planning for College, Enjoying Your Teenager and Your Child’s Online Footprint.  Register online atwww.challengeofchildren.org or call 616-796-1504 for a brochure.  Please read the attached flyer for more info and to see the Registration form.  Challenge of Children 2013 Flyer (1)

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED……..Still in DESPERATE NEED of host families!!  We still need to place 30 students by May 25. Host Families are needed (of any size, age, etc.) to open up their home for 4 or 6 weeks this summer for students ages 12-18 from Spain who are coming to this area to practice their (already good) English.  The 4-week program is June 26-July 24, and the students attend activities every Tue/Thu out of Hudsonville.  The 6-week program is June 25-August 6, and these students do not attend any activities but only live with the host family.  Both programs are flexible and students may go on vacation or to summer camp with you.  Students come fully insured and with their own spending money.  Host Families are also needed for the school year for public or private high schools. Please contact Mayah Bischoff at mayah.bischoff1@gmail.com or 662-0050 for more information.

HUDSONVILLE ROCKET CHEER………. Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will be having their first sign up date on Monday, June 3rd from 6-9pm at the Hudsonville Freshman Campus cafeteria. The cost of registration is $75 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 questions about the program, please contact me. Call Coach Britni at 616-634-9580 or e-mail hudsonvillerocketcheer@gmail.com.  I look forward to seeing you at registration!

HOMES NEEDED FOR REFUGEE TEENS……… There is a pressing need for families who are willing to host refugee teens from Africa and Central America, who, because of violence and persecution have been separated from their families and forced to flee their homes. If you are interested in learning more about Bethany Christian Services, Refugee Foster Care Program, call (616) 224-7540.

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:

Gymnastics/Dance/Cheer

Learn to Swim

Learn to Skate

Golf Lessons

Stroke School (Swimming)

Young Rembrandts Drawing

UPCOMING EVENTS

4/17 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night
4/19 ~ Popcorn Friday
4/23 ~ Georgetown Art Show at Park Elementary
5/7 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
5/7 ~ 4th Gr Field  Trip/Frauenthal Theater
5/8 ~ 2nd Gr Field Trip/DeGraf Nature Center
5/9 ~ Kindergarten Field Trip/Outdoor Discovery Center
5/15 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night
5/16 ~ ECSE Field Trip/Teusink’s Farm
5/16 ~ PTC Meeting 6:30pm
5/17 ~ Popcorn Friday
Enjoy your rainy April weekend!
Mrs. Nurenberg : )  

 

 

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Happy Thursday Georgetown Parents!!  Happy Spring  : )


NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……….
Woo ~ Hoo….. we made it!!!  It is Spring Break officially!  We wish all of you a great Spring Break and enjoy the time off with your family.  : )  Once we return to school the spring will fly by with all of the new activities that the students are enrolled in, so hold on tight the rest of the school year will fly by!! 

APRIL LUNCH MENU……. the April lunch menu and an extra deposit slip are attached.    April 2013 Hud Elem    Deposit Slip

SCHOOL SAFETY……. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department is implementing an adopt a school opportunity for their officers.  We are fortunate enough to have TWO officers adopt Georgetown Elementary.   Mrs. Valerie Weiss, who is a parent at Georgetown and Mr. Mike Petroelje, who has children at Baldwin Middle and Bauer and also teaches our S.A.V.E. program here, are officers with the Sheriff’s Department.  The purpose of this will be to have a presence of security on our campus.   Mrs. Weiss or Mr. Petroelje may be seen occasionally in our parking lot, at our entrance or in our building.  We appreciate Mrs. Weiss and Mr. Petroelje adopting us and look forward to seeing them around.  Please greet them when you see them around Georgetown. : )

 

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.

IMMUNIZATIONS NEEDED FOR 6TH GRADE…… Please read the attachment in regards to immunizations that are needed for your child to enter 6th grade.  OCHD 6th grade imms flyer Jan 2013

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. For Band/Orchestra families only.

April 18 ~ Riley St Middle School Parent Information Meeting at 7pm in the Cafeteria.  For Band/Orchestra families only.

PTC NEWS………  MOTHER/SON BASEBALL BONANZA………. Please save the date…. SATURDAY, MAY 4 @ 6:30 PM.  We will be going to the Whitecaps!! : )   More information to come soon!!

MARCO’S PIZZA NIGHT WINNER…….. Drumroll please……. the winner of March’s Marco’s Pizza night is…….. 5th Grade…… Mrs. Walenta!  Way to go 5th graders.  You will soon be enjoying a pizza party lunch provided by Marco’s.  : )

ART NEWS………. FROM THE ART ROOM…. Parents – be sure to check out our on-line Student Art Gallery at ARTSONIA!  New student artwork is being uploaded daily.  This is a great way to see some of the stellar projects your kids have been creating in art – and don’t forget, you can purchase items printed with your child’s artwork from the Artsonia Gift Shop.  Visit the Artsonia Student Gallery here:  ARTSONIA MUSEUM.  Contact Mrs. Brouwer if you need your child’s secure key code to access their artwork  at jbrouwer@hpseagles.net.

SAVE THE DATE!…….  Our 13th Annual district wide Student Art Show is right around the corner!  This event features amazing artwork from all students in the district, including 100 pieces from our own Georgetown artists.  The Art Show will be April 22 through 25, with a special reception for Georgetown artists on Tuesday, April 23 from 5:30-7:30 PM.

COMMUNITY NEWS……..  ICE SKATING FUN…… Friday, March 29 – Saturday, April 6th. During any of our Public Skating  Sessions: M-W-F 12-2, Fri 7-9, Sat 2-4;  $5 – includes skate rental (or $3 admission if you have your own skates)  Georgetown Ice Center,  8500 48th Ave Hudsonville, MI 49426  (616) 662-2800  www.georgetownice.com

8th ANNUAL HUDSONVILLE COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT………  sponsored by RE/MAX Grand Valley and Grace Community Church. To be held Saturday, March 30, 2013, 10:00am at Hughes Park on 40th Ave in Hudsonville. Kids up to 10 years old are invited to come and gather prize-filled eggs and have a chance to win one of three Grand Prizes. There will also be a short presentation hosted by The Critter Barn after the Easter Egg Hunt. These events are FREE; however, if you are able to make a voluntary donation, all proceeds will go to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES…….  Please click on the link here…… http://grkids.com/spring-break-guide-2013/   for some great ideas for families/kids to do over spring break if you are staying in the area.  Some are even FREE!!  : )

MOTHER’S DAY BOUTIQUE………  The Hudsonville Orchestra Parents Association (HOPA) is holding a Mother’s Day Boutique on April 27th at the HHS Gymnasium.  This event is open to any vendors who would like to purchase a 10′X10′ space to sell their products to members of the community.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email Heidi at hopaboutique2013@gmail.com

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED……... Still in DESPERATE NEED of host families!!  We still need to place 30 students by May 25. Host Families are needed (of any size, age, etc.) to open up their home for 4 or 6 weeks this summer for students ages 12-18 from Spain who are coming to this area to practice their (already good) English.  The 4-week program is June 26-July 24, and the students attend activities every Tue/Thu out of Hudsonville.  The 6-week program is June 25-August 6, and these students do not attend any activities but only live with the host family.  Both programs are flexible and students may go on vacation or to summer camp with you.  Students come fully insured and with their own spending money.  Host Families are also needed for the school year for public or private high schools. Please contact Mayah Bischoff at mayah.bischoff1@gmail.com or 662-0050 for more information.

CHALLENGE OF CHILDREN…….. Challenge of Children is an annual parenting conference held at Hope College on May 16, 2013 from 9 am to 3 pm. This year our keynote, Dan Seaborn will be sharing on practical ways to build a healthy family. This conference also includes 40+ breakouts with topics such as Discipline 101, Kids Yoga, Parenting with Love and Logic, Living with Food Allergies, Planning for College, Enjoying Your Teenager and Your Child’s Online Footprint.  Register online atwww.challengeofchildren.org or call 616-796-1504 for a brochure.  Please read the attached flyer for more info and to see the Registration form.  Challenge of Children 2013 Flyer (1)

HUDSONVILLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION……… In 2012 the HEF approved a new award titled, The Innovation in Education Award.  This award has been made possible through a donation from a family in the Hudsonville Public School District in honor of Theresa Reagan, Principal of Georgetown Elementary.  The donor family wanted to recognize Theresa for her unquenchable desire to innovate, both in the classroom and throughout her building.  The Innovation in Education Award is intended for an individual or group of individuals who exhibits a passion for innovation and directly impacts students in the Hudsonville Public School District.  Recipients of the award could include teachers, administrators, employees, and volunteers.  Nominations for the Innovation in Education Award will be accepted from March 1 – April 15, 2013.  Nominations can be submitted by HPS staff and community members.  The HEF Board will review the nominations and the $500 award will be delivered to the winning nominee(s) in September at the beginning of the next school year.  Award Nomination Forms are available in each school office or can be accessed at  www.hudsonvilleeducationfoundation.org.

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:

Gymnastics/Dance/Cheer

Learn to Swim

Learn to Skate

Golf Lessons

Stroke School (Swimming)

Young Rembrandts Drawing

UPCOMING EVENTS

3/29 – 4/5 ~ SPRING BREAK  : )
 
4/9 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
 
4/17 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night
 
4/19 ~ Popcorn Friday
 
4/23 ~ Georgetown Art Show at Park Elementary
 
Have a great Spring Break!!
Mrs. Nurenberg : ) 

 

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Happy Friday Georgetown Parents!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……..  Drumroll please………… 4 school days left until Spring Break!!  Woo-Hoo!!  Remember too parents that if your child attends Bible Club after school on Mondays that MONDAY, MARCH 25 is the LAST one!  Otherwise here at Georgetown is was a quiet week.  

SCHOOL SAFETY……. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department is implementing an adopt a school opportunity for their officers.  We are fortunate enough to have TWO officers adopt Georgetown Elementary.   Mrs. Valerie Weiss, who is a parent at Georgetown and Mr. Mike Petroelje, who has children at Baldwin Middle and Bauer and also teaches our S.A.V.E. program here, are officers with the Sheriff’s Department.  The purpose of this will be to have a presence of security on our campus.   Mrs. Weiss or Mr. Petroelje may be seen occasionally in our parking lot, at our entrance or in our building.  We appreciate Mrs. Weiss and Mr. Petroelje adopting us and look forward to seeing them around.  Please greet them when you see them around Georgetown. : )

 

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.

IMMUNIZATIONS NEEDED FOR 6TH GRADE……  Please read the attachment in regards to immunizations that are needed for your child to enter 6th grade.  OCHD 6th grade imms flyer Jan 2013

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. For Band/Orchestra families only.

April 18 ~ Riley St Middle School Parent Information Meeting at 7pm in the Cafeteria.  For Band/Orchestra families only.

PTC NEWS………  MOTHER/SON BASEBALL BONANZA………. Please save the date…. SATURDAY, MAY 4 @ 6:30 PM.  We will be going to the Whitecaps!! : )   More information to come soon!!

ART NEWS………. FROM THE ART ROOM…. Parents – be sure to check out our on-line Student Art Gallery at ARTSONIA!  New student artwork is being uploaded daily.  This is a great way to see some of the stellar projects your kids have been creating in art – and don’t forget, you can purchase items printed with your child’s artwork from the Artsonia Gift Shop.  Visit the Artsonia Student Gallery here:  ARTSONIA MUSEUM.  Contact Mrs. Brouwer if you need your child’s secure key code to access their artwork  at jbrouwer@hpseagles.net.

SAVE THE DATE!…….  Our 13th Annual district wide Student Art Show is right around the corner!  This event features amazing artwork from all students in the district, including 100 pieces from our own Georgetown artists.  The Art Show will be April 22 through 25, with a special reception for Georgetown artists on Tuesday, April 23 from 5:30-7:30 PM.

COMMUNITY NEWS……..  SECOND BEST SALE……. 50+ Families!!  Toys, Tools, Household items and clothing for everyone!  Saturday, March 23rd from 8am to 1:30pm.  Covenant Community Church, 4276 Baldwin St (between 40th and 48th Ave).   Proceeds will go to fund the youth group.  : )

SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES…….  Please click on the link here…… http://grkids.com/spring-break-guide-2013/   for some great ideas for families/kids to do over spring break if you are staying in the area.  Some are even FREE!!  : )

HUDSONVILLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION……… In 2012 the HEF approved a new award titled, The Innovation in Education Award.  This award has been made possible through a donation from a family in the Hudsonville Public School District in honor of Theresa Reagan, Principal of Georgetown Elementary.  The donor family wanted to recognize Theresa for her unquenchable desire to innovate, both in the classroom and throughout her building.  The Innovation in Education Award is intended for an individual or group of individuals who exhibits a passion for innovation and directly impacts students in the Hudsonville Public School District.  Recipients of the award could include teachers, administrators, employees, and volunteers.  Nominations for the Innovation in Education Award will be accepted from March 1 – April 15, 2013.  Nominations can be submitted by HPS staff and community members.  The HEF Board will review the nominations and the $500 award will be delivered to the winning nominee(s) in September at the beginning of the next school year.  Award Nomination Forms are available in each school office or can be accessed at  www.hudsonvilleeducationfoundation.org.

MOTHER’S DAY BOUTIQUE……… The Hudsonville Orchestra Parents Association (HOPA) is holding a Mother’s Day Boutique on April 27th at the HHS Gymnasium.  This event is open to any vendors who would like to purchase a 10′X10′ space to sell their products to members of the community.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email Heidi at hopaboutique2013@gmail.com.

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:

Gymnastics/Dance/Cheer

Learn to Swim

Learn to Skate

Golf Lessons

Stroke School (Swimming)

Young Rembrandts Drawing

UPCOMING EVENTS

3/28 ~ Georgetown Talent Show

3/29 – 4/5 ~ SPRING BREAK  : )
4/9 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
4/17 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night
4/19 ~ Popcorn Friday
4/23 ~ Georgetown Art Show at Park Elementary
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Nurenberg

 

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