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Raey Guang Blog Connection Made!

I am very excited to share with you that our sister school, Raey Guang Elementary, has successfully loaded photos, videos and texts to our common blog, BLOGPALS: Schools that Blog Together, Learn Together.

Please visit the blog to see how the students in Taiwan learn conversational English.  The examples posted include “How to check out a library book” and “How to explain you are not feeling well.”


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Weekly Events, 3/16/09

It will be a busy and exciting week at Georgetown. We welcome parents of incoming K students (3/17/09) and prepare our 5th grade students for the transition to BMS (3/18/09). In addition, we have the book fair, K screening, and much more taking place. See the details below.

Mon 3/16 Day 3: Play to Learn in MPR at 9 am; Scholastic Book Fair in Media Center all week

Tues 3/17 Day 1: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!; K Round Up: 10 am and 7 pm in the MPR;
Music Therapy: ECSE, CI in MPR 1:30-3:00 pm

Wed 3/18 Day 2: K Screening; 5th Grade to BMS for 6th Grade Visitation Day @ 10:30 am

Thurs 3/19: Day 3: K Screening

Fri 3/20: Day 1: MW PreK/K; Spring Equinox; Popcorn Day and Backwards Day; K Screening
MeapOnomics Mall Trip: 5th Grade (Bouwens/Burmeister)

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Happy Friday the 13th Georgetown Parents!

PARENTS…..please DO NOT park OR drop-off in the bus loop in the morning.  DO NOT pick up in the bus loop either in the afternoon.  Thank-you!!

New Kindergarten parents:  A reminder that Kindergarten Round-up is next Tuesday, March 17 at 10am and 7pm.  You only need to attend one meeting and we strongly suggest you try and make arrangements for your young children.  Registration packets will be available at round-up or you may pick one up from the office prior to this date.  We need birth certificates and up to date immunization records with the completed registration form.

Our Scholastic Book Fair will be going on next week, March 16-20.  Family shopping will be Tuesday, Mar 17 from 3:30p-6:30p in the library.  PARENT ONLY shopping will be on Friday, March 20 from 9:00a-12:00p.  Students have preview days and a shopping day.  Notes will be sent home from your student’s teacher as to these days.

Wendy’s Nights have been canceled for the remainder of the school year due to low participation. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


Please view our calendar on the right hand side of the blog.  This will have our calendar of dates for important events through the rest of the year.  I will update this as new dates and activites come into the office.  For those of you with paper copies, I will print a monthly calendar and it will be sent home this way.

Just a couple of things to report here.  Hopefully we will see a lot of Mothers and Sons tonight at the Lost City in Holland.  Should be a good time for all.  This event will be from 6p-9p.

Please plan on attending the next PTC meeting for Georgetown on Tuesday, March 24 at 7p.  Our special guest that evening will be Hudsonville’s Superintendent, Roxanne DeWeerd.  We would LOVE to have a great turnout this night to show our support for our wonderful Superintendent who is retiring after this school year!

A very important date to put on your calendar…..The Spring Carnival will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 1p-4p.  Wristbands will be $10 and this will allow you to participate in all of the games and includes popcorn, snowcones, and cotton candy!!!  SWEET!!  : )

Reminder for boys in grades 2-5…there is a baseball clinic at the Hudsonville High school Saturday, March 14 and 21.  Registration will be at the door and the cost is $10 per session.  It runs from 9a-11a.  Contact Dave Van Noord with any questions at 662-0648.

Please read the attached flyer for a great opportunity to help those in need, including a local family from Jamestown, and give parents a “night out”!


Please see the attached flyers in regards to two upcoming events through Community Ed.  One is for girls volleyball for grades 3-6 and the other is for golf lessons for boys and girls in grades 1-8.  For more information regarding these classes contact Community Ed at 669-7747, ext 3 or



Please see the calendar on the right hand side of the Georgetown blog or on the attached calendar.

Have a great weekend and wish for SPRING!!  : )
Mrs. Nurenberg

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Baldwin Middle Welcomes our 5th Graders!

From Mr. Dave Powers, Principal of BMS:

Dear Fifth Grade Parent/Guardian:
It is time to begin the process of welcoming your child to Baldwin Street Middle School and plan for this new world that is sixth grade. Whether they have older siblings who have been at BMS before or not, your student will encounter this transition in his or her own unique way, and we aim to make it a positive experience.
We are excited about the transition activities in store for you and have quite a program set up to make both you and your child comfortable with the change that awaits. The process gets under way on Wednesday, March 18, when we welcome all incoming sixth graders to Baldwin Street Middle School for a special visit. The complete schedule for this visit can be viewed by clicking:
BMS parent-letter-09-10

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Georgetown Family Service Project

We are a Georgetown family who feels incredibly blessed during this time of economic stress in West Michigan. For this reason, we have decided to share our resources in an area where there is a great need in our school. We are asking, most humbly, and as you are able, if you will join us in this pursuit. We attend Fair Haven Ministries, and through a special project called the Kingdom Assignment inspired originally by Leesa and Denny Bellesi and then replicated in many other ways through a concept called Pay It Forward (as seen on Oprah in 2006).    We have decided to use our money in a similar way to help families in need at our own school.

The greatest need of Georgetown families at this time is for food. Some families are unable to qualify for free or reduced lunches because of their income, but at the same time, the money they do receive is going to pay mortgages and bills. There are also many children who come to school without snacks, leaving them hungry as they are trying to learn.

Up to this point, there has been a group of very committed teachers and staff who have been pooling their own money to address this concern. We are hoping that we can multiply their generous donations through this blog posting.

Again, if you are able, we would appreciate any donations of gift cards to food stores. Meijer, Family Fare, D & W Fresh Market and WalMart come to mind, but there may be others that you can think of. The gift cards can be dropped off at the Georgetown school office at any time during regular school hours (8:30 to 4:00). Please mark any donations as follows: SPRING SERVICE PROJECT. Please know that you can also purchase gift cards through out PTC scrip program. If you have questions about how to do this, contact Carrie Clark-Berry (

Thank you so much for your consideration and your support of this Spring Service Project. Know that you will be helping our Georgetown families in this difficult time.

The Shereda Family

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Weekly Events, 3/9/09

This past weekend felt wonderful…sunshine and 60 degrees (F) on Friday and rain to wash away the snow on Saturday and Sunday.  I hope you had a wonderful “winter” break.  Counting down to the Spring Equinox on March 20.

This upcoming week, we have a busy instructional schedule!  The 3rd and 5th grade students will be taking standardized tests (Iowa and CoGat).  Our fourth and fifth grade have field trips.  Check the list below for dates this week.  Check the school calendar to the right for upcoming dates.

Mrs. Reagan

  • Mon 3/9 Day 1:  Iowa/Cogat Testing Begins:  Grades 3 & 5  (All week)
  • Tues 3/10  Day 2:  Lansing Trip:  4th Grade;  Symphony Trip:  5th Grade; Music Therapy:  ECSE, CI
  • Wed 3/11:  Day 3
  • Thurs 3/12:  Day 1
  • Fri  3/13:  Day 2:  TTH K;  Reading Counts Party;  Mother/Son Event:  Lost City
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Blog Spotlight

I would like to highlight a very special blog this week:  Families that Blog Together, Learn Together.  This site matches Georgetown families with Raey Guang families — the intent of fostering an appreciation and understanding of one anothers family lives.  Our sister school, Raey Guang Elementary, is in Pingtung, Taiwan.

Michele DeWinter, a parent and paraprofessional in our school, is responsible for creating, hosting and managing this blog.  She has matched families and creatively works to overcome the communication barriers (English vs Mandarin).

A Raey Guang teacher, Chia Pin Chen, recently added a class post to our Blogpal site.  The post helps us to learn about their interests–foods, activities, and pets!  Please take time to read the post and leave comments sharing your interests.  In addition, Chia Pin Chen, created a class blog with photos of the children in his class.  This blog is in early stages of development, but very much worth a visit.

We look forward to sharing all that we learn about our friends in Pingtung, Taiwain through our blogs.

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