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A Thank You from the Thatchers

We, the parents and staff of Georgetown, received a touching thank you note from John and Deb Thatcher. They wanted to express their gratitude for the $2,000 we raised toward Grace Thatcher’s Scholarship Fund. The card is posted below.  Thank you to all of you who participated in the Time & Talent Auction, and the many other fundraising we have had in memory of Grace.

  “Dear Georgetown Staff, Parents and Students,   Thank you so much for the $2,000 donation to Grace’s Scholarship Fund.  It meant so much to us.  At this point we have raised a total of $17,600 from this one event.  This is a wonderful tribute in Grace’s memory.  Much Affection, John and Deb Thatcher.”

 

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Weekly Events: December 8-12, 2008

We are entering our 15th week of school!  There are just two weeks remaining before we begin our holiday vacation.  We have many activities taking place these next two weeks, so please mark your calendars.

Mon 12/8  Day 3

Holiday Gift Shop:  Media Center

Tues 12/9  Day 1

Music Therapy  (ECSE/CI) @ 1:35 pm

Holiday Gift Shop:  Media Center

Wed 12/10  Day 2

STAFF Holiday Breakfast: Sponsored by PTC @ 8:15 am in MPR

SAVE:  5th Grade pm

Holiday Gift Shop:  Media Center

Thurs  12/11 Day 3

Holiday Gift Shop:  Media Center

Fri  12/12 Day 1

MW PreK/K

Popcorn Day…and HAT DAY!  Wear any type of hat.


 

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A Celebration of our Holiday Program

Thank you to everyone who helped to make our holiday program such a tremendous success!  Our music teachers, Mrs. Amber Bretz, Miss Abby Whitenight and Miss McCulloch worked with the students to create a magical and memorable performance.  Also, thank you to Amanda Troyer for creating the video slide show of our students to entertain the audience in between sets. If you would like a DVD copy of the program, send this form to the office: holiday-dvd

To view the most talented collection of students in this hemisphere (yes, I am biased), check out this slideshow!

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Community Ed Fencing: Grades 2-5

 

Hudsonville Community Education has teamed up with the West Michigan Fencing Academy to offer adults and kids a chance to learn the sport of fencing. Fencing is a safe and exciting Olympic sport for all ages and abilities. Whether you fence for recreation or competition, fencing can be challenging both mentally and physically. The one day camp is designed for individuals and families with no fencing experience. All equipment is provided for you to use at no extra charge!  To learn more click on:  2008-fencing

 

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Thanksgiving Survey Results

I started a new just for fun feature on our site…SURVEYS!  This is a great way for us to learn about one another and a cool tool to share with our children.

The results of our Thanksgiving Survey have been tabulated.  We had 56 people respond to the survey. Results below:


I have added a NEW FAMILY survey to our FAMILY BLOG site.  Once the results are completed, these will be shared to help us get to know one another (Georgetown Families and Raey Guang Families).  

If you are interested in being a “family penpal blogger” complete the survey form below. So far, we have 10 families, and we are in need of 40.  
View Survey

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Wintery Photo of Georgetown

I thought I would update the photo of our school on the front page of our blog.  This will help our friends in P’ing Tung, Taiwan to visualize our snowy weather.  If you peak at the weather in Taiwan right now (see upper right tab at the top of this page), you will see that our sister school lies in the Tropic of Cancer–which means it does not snow there!

Another reason for updating the picture is that the spring like picture was driving our trepid and fastidious custodian, Mr. Rob, CRAZY!   He did not like the fact that I posted a photo in which the lawn was not mowed.   Oh how we love Mr. Rob and the great pride he takes in keeping our building clean, tidy and just right for all of us.  He is one of a kind.  Thank you, Mr. Rob, for all you do!

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Community Ed Events

These activities and promotions are NOT sponsored by the Hudsonville Public Schools.    Activities and promotions are listed as a service to the Hudsonville Public School Community.

Free Gift Wrapping:  The City of Hudsonville is offering free gift wrapping to its residents.  We have the gift wrapping, bows, boxes and gift tags;  you just bring the presents.  The days for the gift wrapping this year are:  Friday, December 5, 5 8 pm; Saturday, December 6, 10 am 3 pm; Friday, December 12, 5 8 pm; Saturday, December 13, 10 am – 3 pm; Friday, December 19, 5 8 pm; Saturday, December 20, 10 am 3 pm.  The gift wrapping takes place at the Hudsonville City Hall Commission Chambers.

Hudsonville Lights Up Downtown:  Hudsonville is igniting the Holiday Season with a computerized musical light display by Lightastic Holiday Lighting.  The light display will be in the fountain area of the Plaza beginning November 21st.  The five song show is just over 14 minutes long and will run continually from 6 pm to 10 pm.  A 25 foot Christmas tree of lights will be the centerpiece of the display and be placed over the fountain.  Several of the trees/shrubs in the plaza will be decorated and various luminaries will be added to the grounds.  The show will feature 12,450 lights in multi color or white, red, green, blue and yellow.  All the lights will be choreographed to the following songs:  Wizards in Winter   Trans Siberian Orchestra;  Linus & Lucy (Peanuts Theme) – Vince Guaraldi; Jingle Bells – Kay Thompson & Michael W. Smith; Carol of the Bells – David Foster; Christ Eve (Sarajevo) – Trans Siberian Orchestra.  Spectators that come to the plaza area can tune their radio to a designated radio station and listen to the music from the comfort of  their cars and watch the spectacular light display.  The light show will run until the New Year.

Santa Comes to the Plaza:  Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in Gemmens’ on Saturday, December13, from10 am – 1 pm.  They will also be in a gazebo in the Plaza area right in front of the Christmas Light Display on December 5, 9, and 19, from 6 8 pm.  Pictures will be available through McConomy Photography for $10 a package.

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