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Got Talent 2017 – AFTERNOON Show

The afternoon GOT TALENT SHOW was a repeat of the morning show…OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT!  Our MC’s, Peyton and Aiden, were impressive for their maturity and polished speaking skills. I think they both have a future in public performance!

Show above is a collection of photos from both the morning and afternoon shows.  A shout out to my video/photo team:  Gavin, Bryce, and Caleb.  You were KEY to the historical recording of both events — and appreciated by me and family members of the GOT TALENT performers.

List below are links to videos of the afternoon performances.  If you cannot find your child’s video it is because you did not complete the permission to share video that sent to your email this past week.

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Got Talent 2017 – Morning Show


The morning GOT TALENT SHOW was OUTSTANDING!  The performers….TOP NOTCH!  Prior to the morning show, some of your featured performers appeared on a VIDEO TAPED production, which is the featured video above.  Shown above:  Bucket Drumming, Comedy SKIT, Joke Skit, TAE KWONDO, Soccer Comedy, PUPPET SHOW, Bucket Drumming and Basketball.

Our MC’s, Mallory and Eric, were funny, poised and professional.  They made the show run smoothly and as a result, audience participation was the most respectful, supportive and enthusiastic ever.

List below are links to videos of the morning performances.  If you cannot find your child’s video it is because you did not complete the permission to share video that sent to your email this past week.

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2017 Talent Show on June 2!

Our students in grades 3-5 will showcase their talents on Friday, June 2.  There will be two shows and a series of video taped performances released early.

I know that many of you are unable to leave work to watch the performances.  With parent permission, I will video tape the shows for you and release them on youtube — no name used to identify the performers.  If your child is in the show and you would like me to video tape the performance complete this form.

The performance times are listed below or via this link (easier to read).

 

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Week 37: May 30-June 2, 2017

Our 5th grade students celebrated their 6 + years at Georgetown with a day at Craig Cruisers on Friday.  This day of celebration was well deserved and the most appropriate way to honor all of them.  Again, many thanks to YOU…our amazing parents…who generously donated to our Walk•A•Thon.  The funds raised through this event fund several school events — and this is one of them!

During this Memorial Day Weekend, I hope that you have time to relax with family and friends.  It is the unofficial kick off weekend to summer and most importantly, it is the time we owe gratitude to our veterans who served and sacrificed to keep our country strong, safe and free.  I would like to offer sincere gratitude to veterans and currently servicing members of our military forces.

A snapshot of our week is below.  With just 9.5 days to go, we are entering one of the busiest and crazy fun times of the school year.  Please stay on top of events by visiting your child’s class blog…and checking email for alerts from teachers.  NOTE:  Watch for a separate post later this weekend regarding the talent show schedule for Friday.

Mrs. Reagan

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Blog Bits 5/26/2017

Summer Countdown Is On!

Blog Bits 5/26/2017

News From the Office…

We are slowly getting closer to the last few things going on at school. We are officially done with M STEP testing and we are glad to have that behind us!  We have 9 SCHOOL Days left. Remember there is no school on Monday, Memorial Day and it is an early release on our last day of school. The last day is Friday, June 9 and the kids will be dismissed at 12:15. We hope you have a wonderful long weekend and can enjoy some time with family and friends!

Medication Pick Up…

Just an end of the year reminder about medication. If your child has meds at school, they must be picked up by the last day of school. Anything left after the last day will be disposed of.

Construction Warning…

We received  a call from Triangle construction today (they are working on Jenison’s new Building down by Fair Haven Church).  Baldwin will be closed between 28th AVE and the Rolling hills development from May 30 – June 6th for those of you that may drive that way, plan another route!

4th and 5th Grade News…

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

Community News…

•Attention, Bridge Card holders: Double Up Food Bucks will be back at your area’s farmers’ markets starting in June. When you use your Bridge Card at a participating farmers’ market, the Double Up Food Bucks program will match you dollar for dollar with bonus funds – up to $20 – that you can use in the market to buy more fresh, Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables. It’s that simple – spend up to $20 on your Bridge Card at the market, and you’ll get up to $20 more, free, to spend on healthy, local foods. Most farmers’ markets and some on-farm produce stands in Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon Counties are participating. Visit www.doubleupfoodbucks.org or call toll-free 1-866-586-2796 for market locations and more information, or just visit your favorite market starting in June!

•Meet Up and Eat Up
Meet Up and Eat Up is a federally funded program that provides FREE meals and activities to children of all ages. This summer’s program will take place at the Presidential Estates Club House (5075 Presidential Lane, Hudsonville), MondayFriday, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, from June 19 – August 18. The food portion of this program is provided by Jenison/Hudsonville School Food Service through the National School Lunch Program. Various activities will be provided by local volunteers. A meeting will be held on May 18 at 5:00 p.m. just before the food truck. This will be a time for parents to meet the volunteers and learn more about the program and how they can get involved. Feel free to contact Shana DeWent at shana@sunrisemin.org if you have any questions. This institution (USDA) is an equal opportunity provider.
•Saturday, June 10 – Kids Day 2017!
Kids! Moms!, Dads! – get your summer off to a great start with an affordable, family-friendly event. Come to the 8th annual Kids Day at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds between 10 am and 2 pm (note time change). Enjoy free stage shows,  $.25 games, door prizes, affordable kid-friendly food, and much more. We’ll be there come rain or shine. Kids Day is organized by Jehovah Jireh Ministries, and is supported by several local businesses, churches, and organizations.
•Summer Arts Camp at Evergreen Ministries
Theme: Under Construction
Elementary Arts Camp: July 31-August 39 am-1 pm
Middle School Arts Camp: July 30-August 26 pm – 9 pm
Registration opens on June 1 and is lottery based if the camps get full.  Registration will be at egm.org (follow the links on the home page).
Arts Camp Share night is August 3 at 6:30 pm
EverGreen Ministries
4512 – 48th Ave
Hudsonville
•Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading Registration
Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will be having their registration dates on Monday, June 19th, andTuesday, August 1st.  Both will be from 5-8pm and take place at the Hudsonville High School cafeteria.  The registration deadline is Tuesday, August 1st (no late registrations will be accepted).  The cost of registration is $75 and includes an end of year banquet and trophy.  1st – 6th-grade girls are required to purchase a shell ($25 new and $15 used) and skirt ($25 new and $15 used).  **See website for info about used uniforms.**  7th and 8th-grade girls are required to pay a $10 uniform rental fee.  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 Coach Britni via e-mail at hudsonvillerocketcheer@gmail.com.  We look forward to seeing you at registration!
•DRIVE ACADEMY 2017
July 24th-27th 
Courthouse Athletic Center- $90
8 a.m. – Noon
Monday – Thursday
Boys and Girls Ages 8 – 14
Basic Skill Development & Fundamentals Learn From Detroit Pistons D-League Staff
Camp includes:  Drive Academy T-Shirt, Snacks, Sports Drinks., and 4 Drive Tickets for 2017-18 Season
Register at NBAGRANDRAPIDS.COM
For more info:  844-GR-DRIVE | INFO@NBAGRANDRAPIDS.COM

•The Michigan Fire Juniors, the state’s Juniors Program of the MLS Professional Club the Chicago Fire, are a professional youth soccer club offering organized play to 4-19-year-old players. We are based in the Hudsonville/Jenison area, offer many levels of competitive play, and many training programs designed to offer players of all levels exceptional opportunities. Our T.O.T.A.L. Technical Hour has been Nationally recognized as a “Top Ten Best Practice” by the NSCAA two years and is just one example of our deep commitment to Player Development.

We hold tryouts each June to form teams and invite any soccer players interested in trying out. For more information about our tryouts, please visit our website atwww.michiganfirejuniors.com for details or to register for tryouts.

•AYSO Soccer Registration for Fall Season

We’re happy to announce that registration is now open for this fall. Please visit www.ayso676.org to begin the registration and volunteer process.  The early-bird discount is available until Memorial Day so act fast!

If you have questions about the new website, hit the “support” button in the bottom-left corner of the web page for immediate assistance.  They have videos and instructions that are very helpful.

Every year, we keep building on the success of the last.  Over 1,600 children enjoy this program because our entire community recognizes that this is a labor of love.  I encourage all of you to consider joining this winning team in some capacity.

If you have registration questions, email: registrar@ayso676.com

Arenda Van Klompenberg 

AYSO 676 Registrar

AYSO – The World’s Biggest Soccer Club

•AYSO United West Michigan Tryouts for Boys/Girls Ages 9-18
 
AYSO United is AYSO’s new competitive travel club formed here in West Michigan for all players seeking a unique club soccer experience focused on player development. Tryouts will be held in Caledonia, Cedar Springs and, Georgetown (including their surrounding areas). Please visit our website to get all the latest information (including times) you will need to pre-register and come join us!
 
Georgetown: Port Sheldon Sports Complex
Monday, June 19th: Boys Select Birth Years 2008-2003
Tuesday, June 20th: Girls Select Birth Years 2008-1999
 
Cedar Springs: Boomer Park
Monday, June 19th: Boys Select Birth Years 2008-2003
Tuesday, June 20th: Girls Select Birth Years 2008-1999
 
Caledonia: Caledonia High School
Wednesday, June 21st: Boys Select Birth Years 2008-2003
Thursday, June 22nd: Girls Select Birth Years 2008-1999
 
All AYSO United players will play at least half of every game, have certified coaches that follow AYSO’s coaching philosophies, will practice exemplary good sportsmanship and will have advanced player development opportunities to grow in a challenging environment.
 
REGISTER NOW! at www.aysounitedmi.org
 
•Saturday Slip N Slide – June 17, 2017, Noon-5pm
Enjoy a Slip N Slide down the hill of the Soccer Bowl after school gets out for the summer.  Bring your family and friends to this community sponsored event and enjoy a kick-off to summer fun!  Activities include: 5K/run/walk, raffle, children’s activities, bounce houses, foam pit, clowns, balloons, and treats for children of all ages.  All proceeds generated from the raffle and the 5K will go directly back into our own community to support KIDS HOPE USA.  More information at www.saturdayslipnslide.com

•Hudsonville Robotics Open House

Vex Robotics is a fun and innovative program where teams build robots that compete on the field. If your student is interested in STEM then join us at our open house on Thu, May 25 at the Freshman Campus cafeteria from 7 – 8 pm. We will be sharing information about the HS/MS VexEDR program and the newly expanded VexIQ elementary school program (gr: 4-6), introducing the new game and we will have our world tournament robots on display.   Visit HudsonvilleRobotics.com for more information.

Community Ed…

The summer brochure is full of fun! There are many activities for your kids to get involved in over the summer!! Click here to view the brochure.

You can also register online!!

Please feel free to call if you have any questions.

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

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Week 36: May 22-26, 2017

Just chillin’ before the next camp activity

As I write this blog post, the 5th graders, their chaperones and the 5th grade teachers are settling in at home after a wonderful time at Camp Henry.  This experience takes months of planning — including fund-raising, activity planning, chaperone recruiting, and the careful critical task of building camp cabin and team groups.  Our PTC also makes this event possible (reminder…all parents who donate to our WALKATHON are the PTC) with financial support.  On Friday, 5th graders will celebrate their 6+ years at Georgetown with a special outing!

I have to tell you, as I watched them work through their team building activities, I pictured them as kindergarteners, first graders, second graders…. and amazed by how much they have grown into their personalities and individual spirits.  I am going to miss them SO MUCH!

Here’s to our last full week of May.  Hoping for sunshine on Monday when our adorable first graders will be exploring John Ball Zoo!

Mrs. Reagan

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Week 35: May 15-19, 2017

Our 35th Week of school will be busy!  Our fourth graders finish up the M-STEP test ––  which means Georgetown will have completed 2017 state testing of our 3rd-5th graders.

Our amazing 5th graders head off to Camp Henry on Thursday for two fun packed days of team building activities.   We are all very excited for them to have this one of a kind final elementary experience.

Wishing you the very best of a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!  To all the moms….I hope you gets many hugs, smiles, love and TLC!

Mrs. Reagan

*A snapshot of the week is below.  I have also provided a link to the March PTC minutes:  PTC Minutes March

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Blog Bits 5/12/2017

Blog Bits 5/12/2017

News From the Office…

One more week of M-Step testing! 5th grade is done and 3rd grade is done! 4th grade has one week down and one week to go!! The kids are doing great with the testing and we are very proud of them!  The countdown to summer is down to 19 more SCHOOL DAYS! Just a reminder that we will be off on May 29 for Memorial Day.  Our last day of school is on June 9 and we will be dismissing the kids at 12:15!

The school calendar for next year has come out. You should have gotten an email about it, but if you haven’t seen it, it is attached here.  17-18-Student.pdf or click here for link. As you can see, we are starting earlier than normal in the fall.

Hope everyone has a chance to get outside and enjoy the weekend!

Medication Pick Up…

Just an end of the year reminder about medication. If your child has meds at school, they must be picked up by the last day of school. Anything left after the last day will be disposed of.

News From the Library…

1.  It is that time of year again when we are going to celebrate all of our Georgetown Millionaires!!  If you are one of those students that is tracking and counting your words to become a Million Word Reader,  it is time to turn in your sheets of books and word totals!  Remember, if you have taken any Reading Counts quizzes the computer keeps track of those words so no need to write those down.  Turn in your Word Count sheets by Wednesday, May 24 to Mrs. VandenBerg in the Library! There are links on the Blog that can help you in counting your words under Reading Counts.

2.  The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program is a great way to encourage Summer reading and at the same time your child can earn a FREE book.  For more information go to BN.COM/summerreading online.  Happy Reading!!

PTC News…

May 18 – Marco’s Pizza Night, It’s our last pizza night for the year! Thank you for all of your support!

5th Grade News…

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

Community News…

•Attention, Bridge Card holders: Double Up Food Bucks will be back at your area’s farmers’ markets starting in June. When you use your Bridge Card at a participating farmers’ market, the Double Up Food Bucks program will match you dollar for dollar with bonus funds – up to $20 – that you can use in the market to buy more fresh, Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables. It’s that simple – spend up to $20 on your Bridge Card at the market, and you’ll get up to $20 more, free, to spend on healthy, local foods. Most farmers’ markets and some on-farm produce stands in Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon Counties are participating. Visit www.doubleupfoodbucks.org or call toll-free 1-866-586-2796 for market locations and more information, or just visit your favorite market starting in June!

•Meet Up and Eat Up
Meet Up and Eat Up is a federally funded program that provides FREE meals and activities to children of all ages. This summer’s program will take place at the Presidential Estates Club House (5075 Presidential Lane, Hudsonville), MondayFriday, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, from June 19 – August 18. The food portion of this program is provided by Jenison/Hudsonville School Food Service through the National School Lunch Program. Various activities will be provided by local volunteers. A meeting will be held on May 18 at 5:00 p.m. just before the food truck. This will be a time for parents to meet the volunteers and learn more about the program and how they can get involved. Feel free to contact Shana DeWent at shana@sunrisemin.org if you have any questions. This institution (USDA) is an equal opportunity provider.
•Saturday, June 10 – Kids Day 2017!
Kids! Moms!, Dads! – get your summer off to a great start with an affordable, family-friendly event. Come to the 8th annual Kids Day at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds between 10 am and 2 pm (note time change). Enjoy free stage shows,  $.25 games, door prizes, affordable kid-friendly food, and much more. We’ll be there come rain or shine. Kids Day is organized by Jehovah Jireh Ministries, and is supported by several local businesses, churches, and organizations. 
•Saturday Slip N Slide 5K, June 17, 2017, 8:00am
Get out this spring and start running or walking with your family.  Then, register to participate in the 5th annual Saturday Slip N Slide 5K!  This family-friendly event will be a highlight of your summer.  Register by June 1 to receive a Dri-fit race shirt.  More information at www.saturdayslipnslide.com.

•Summer Arts Camp at Evergreen Ministries

Theme: Under Construction
Elementary Arts Camp: July 31-August 39 am-1 pm
Middle School Arts Camp: July 30-August 26 pm – 9 pm
Registration opens on June 1 and is lottery based if the camps get full.  Registration will be at egm.org (follow the links on the home page).
Arts Camp Share night is August 3 at 6:30 pm
EverGreen Ministries
4512 – 48th Ave
Hudsonville

•AYSO Soccer Registration for Fall Season

We’re happy to announce that registration is now open for this fall. Please visit www.ayso676.org to begin the registration and volunteer process.  The early-bird discount is available until Memorial Day so act fast!

If you have questions about the new website, hit the “support” button in the bottom-left corner of the web page for immediate assistance.  They have videos and instructions that are very helpful.

Every year, we keep building on the success of the last.  Over 1,600 children enjoy this program because our entire community recognizes that this is a labor of love.  I encourage all of you to consider joining this winning team in some capacity.

If you have registration questions, email: registrar@ayso676.com

Arenda Van Klompenberg 

AYSO 676 Registrar

AYSO – The World’s Biggest Soccer Club

•Hudsonville Robotics Open House

Vex Robotics is a fun and innovative program where teams build robots that compete on the field. If your student is interested in STEM then join us at our open house on Thu, May 25 at the Freshman Campus cafeteria from 7 – 8 pm. We will be sharing information about the HS/MS VexEDR program and the newly expanded VexIQ elementary school program (gr: 4-6), introducing the new game and we will have our world tournament robots on display.   Visit HudsonvilleRobotics.com for more information.

Community Ed…

The summer brochure came out last week. There are many activities for your kids to get involved in over the summer!! Click here to view the brochure.

You can also register online!!

Please feel free to call if you have any questions.

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

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Early Release 5/12/2017

Early Release this week Friday! May 12,2017

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

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Final WORD of the WEEK: TRACE

Throughout this school year, we focused building-wide on learning 29 POWERFUL and IMPORTANT VOCABULARY WORDS.   These words are frequently used verbs that are key to understanding reading, math, science and social studies concepts.

Next year, these words are divided up per grade level, allowing for more connections across the content areas.

Our final word for this year is TRACE.

  • DEFINITION: Follow the course of development of; find or discover by investigation
  • SYNONYMS:  Outline, copy, sketch, find, track, follow
  • TRACE JINGLE:  “Trace the steps from the start.  Follow it, outline it, part by part.”
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