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Week 32: April 24-28, 2017

We have entered the rhythm of SPRING!  Gone are the boots, snow pants, hats, scarves, mittens and gloves.  Welcome spring jackets, sweatshirts, recess balls of all kinds, jump ropes and chalk.

Each day that we have pleasant weather, we try to get outside for extra recess to get in extra movement — and to work on our mileage club laps.

This past week, our fifth graders completed their state tests (M-STEP).  Our 5th graders worked hard to complete the questions (math, social students, reading, writing) to the best of their ability.   The teachers and I were very proud of them all.   No M-STEP testing this week.  We resume testing May 2-5 with our third graders.

Wednesday is a day to honor Mrs. Ripley and Mrs. Hoekstra — the two most incredible school secretaries on this planet!  It would be impossible to recount all the tasks they accomplish each school day.  I can share that they truly do it all — caring for injuries, taking temperatures, answering phones, fixing copy machines, taking attendance, locating missing items — and most importantly greeting everyone who comes to the building.  Mrs. Ripley and Mrs. Hoekstra set the tone for our building and in short, they are exceptional!

Snapshot of the week ahead below.  Wishing you a wonderful weekend of sunshine and family time.

Mrs. Reagan

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Art Show Tonight!!

Don’t forget the ART SHOW tonight!  Georgetown artists will be featured at tonight’s artist reception.  Special invitations have already gone out to our 100 artists in the Annual District Art Show – everyone is welcome to stop by the Hudsonville City Hall and see the work of these amazing artists along with over 900 other works by students in grades PK – 12.  Stop in another day if you can’t make it tonight – the show runs through April 25!

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Week 31: April 17-21, 2017

We had a GREAT week back from Spring Vacation!  Because I was away from the kids for a full week, I am seeing how much they have grown this year.  In every grade, the children are looking taller and more mature for the next grade.

This week our district honors artists from all buildings, PK-12.  Selected pieces of art work are on display at Hudsonville City Hall M-TH during business hours.  On Wednesday, April 19, our Georgetown artists will be honored with an open house from 5:30-7:30 pm.  These artists have been notified by Mrs. Brouwer.  We invite everyone to visit City Hall to see enjoy the incredible talent of artists, grades PK-12.

The art work displayed above was created by Easton P. is Mrs. Estefan’s classroom.  The kindergarten hallways are filled with pieces like this created by all the K artists…happy spring ducklings!

Here’s to a great week ahead!

Mrs. Reagan

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Blog Bits 4/14/2017

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News from the Office…

We hope everyone had a wonderful and restful Spring Break!  We jumped right in to the M STEP test this week and the 5th graders have one week under their belts already! Just a reminder to please try to avoid scheduling any appointments on the dates listed below for your child and also have your child to school on time as they get started right away in the morning. Thanks so much for your help with this!!

  • Grade 5: April 11, 12, 13, ,18,19, 20, 21 (9am – 12pm)
  • Grade 3: May 2, 3, 4, 5 (9am-12 pm)
  • Grade 4: May 9,10, 11, 16, 17  (9am-12pm)

Have a great weekend and a happy Easter!

PTC News…

April 20 – Marco’s Pizza Night

April 21 – Popcorn Friday

May 2 and 3 – Jet’s Pizza Nights

May 18 – Last PTC Meeting at 6:30 in the Library, they are looking to get some volunteers for next year so if you are interested, please come to the meeting!

Art News…

Save the date – for the 2017 STUDENT ART SHOW!
The 17th annual Hudsonville Student Art Show will be held April 17 through 25 at the Hudsonville City Hall Community Room.  The show will be open to the public during City Hall business hours from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM during the week, and artist receptions will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 PM Monday through Thursday.  The district-wide show features student work from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade and includes spectacular pieces in clay, paint, pastel, and a variety of other media.
The show includes 125 spectacular pieces from our own Georgetown artists!  Art show selections are made based upon creativity, careful craftsmanship, and best use of art materials and art concepts.  Students who are in the show will receive an art show invitation in early April.
ARTIST RECEPTION for GEORGETOWN featured artists is WEDNESDAY APRIL 19 from 5:30-7:30 PM.  If you can’t make it that evening, feel free to attend any other evening!

5th Grade News…

April 25 – Middle School Visit

May 1 – Instrument Fittings in the Afternoon

May 2 – Camp Parent Meeting @ 6:30

May 15 – Band and Orchestra Parent Information Meeting: Baldwin Middle School at 7:00

May 16 – Middle School Scheduling Sheets Are Due

May 18 and 19 – Fifth Grade Camp

June 6 – Fourth and Fifth Grade Field Day with June 7 as a make up day if there is rain

Vote On May 2…



On May 2, voters will be asked whether to renew Hudsonville Public School’s non-homestead millage.  This is an annual renewal voters have approved for the past 22 years and would generate approximately $4.2 million dollars of operating revenue for our school district.

It is important to note this is NOT a tax on primary residences and is NOT a new tax.  It is a proposal to continue the existing 18 mill assessment on only non-homestead properties such as industrial and commercial property and second homes.  State law requires school districts levy this tax or lose a significant portion of their state per-pupil foundation allowance funding, which would potentially require cuts to student programs.

For more information, including ballot language, please click here.

Community News…

Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:00 am to Noon
Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food 
Distribution. The food distribution will take place at Hager Park Church’s parking lot, located at 
2635 Bauer Road in Jenison. Sign-in is required, although the food is FREE to anyone that 
needs it. There will be a large assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other 
high-quality grocery items.
•Community Easter Egg Hunt for Kids up to 10 yrs old!
Saturday, April 15, 2017 @ 10am
Hughes Park – 40th Avenue, Hudsonville
Gather prize-filled eggs!
The event is FREE; however, if you are able to make a voluntary donation, all proceeds will go to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Any questions, please call RE/MAX Premier 669-0990
•Where Land Meets Water, Come to an expo to celebrate Earth Week!
Presented by the Hudsonville High School Green Team
Friday – April 21 From 6 – 9 pm
Hudsonville High School Main Campus Gym
Join us K – 12 students, families, and community members to explore our local natural resources and possible careers.
Activities and Prizes for the Family
See this Flyer for more details.Earth Day Expo 17

Community Ed…

•We have many offerings for your kids! Check out this link to see what we have to offer!

Please feel free to call if you have any questions.

Rebecca Fabiano
Hudsonville Community Education 669-1740, ext #3

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Thank you Mr Rob!

Earlier this year, Mr. Rob was awarded the HEF Innovation in Education Award. You can check out the blog post attached here about his award! Mr. Rob has such a passion for taking care of Georgetown and he is appreciated more than he will ever know!! With the money he was awarded through this grant and some help from the PTC, he purchased this TV, a wall mount, and a thermometer for our school. The TV and wall mount are in the office and helps monitor the cameras in school. He also purchased a thermometer for the office so we can access kids with temps and illnesses. We cannot express how fortunate we are to have him as a staff member! He genuinely cares about Georgetown and all of the students here! We love our Mr. Rob!!

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