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NEWS from the OFFICE
Just a friendly reminder from the office that the students have next Thursday, March 5, and Friday, March 6 off. This is considered our winter break. This also means that Friday, March 13 is a Tuesday/Thursday Pre-K/K day!!!

A few things that are extremely helpful for the office. The office is very busy at the start/end of the day. If you have a change in plans for your child could you please make sure to try and call us by 3:00pm. As the end of the day is crazy and the teachers are sometimes hard to reach as they are getting students ready for the busses and parent pick-up! What works best for all is if you send a note in with your student to give to the teacher.

Last, but not least, the playground is very muddy right now. Please keep sending the boots along. If the students want to leave the black-top they need to have boots. Please try to remind your children to be careful as it is getting to be a habit to call home for dry clothes!

Attached you will find a flyer in regards to the upcoming baseball clinic offered by the Hudsonville High School Baseball Coaching Staff and Players. This clinic will take place on March 14 and March 21. If you have any questions please direct them to Dave Van Noord at 662-0648.


2 Jet’s Pizza Night
2-4 Parent Teacher Conferences
2-4 PTC Basket Raffle
4 Health Videos (Grades 4/5)
5 NO SCHOOL-Winter Break
6 NO SCHOOL-Winter Break
10 4th Grade Lansing field trip
11 Marco’s Night
13 Reading Counts Party
13 PTC Mother/Son night
16-20 Book Fair
17 Marco’s Night
17 Kindergarten Round-Up 10am and 7pm
18-20 Kindergarten Testing
19 Wendy’s Night
20 Popcorn Friday
24 PTC Meeting Superintendent Roxanne DeWeerd in attendance!

Have a great weekend! Mrs. Nurenberg


The Mother/Son night for Laser Tag at Lost City in Holland is scheduled for Friday, March 13. Don’t forget. Registrations will be accepted through next Wednesday, March 4. Hope to see you all there!

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Dear Georgetown Parents:

Just a reminder that Community Ed is offering a Boys Wrestling Clinic for grades K-6.  We have attached the flyer in regards to this clinic.  Please contact Community Ed with any questions, 669-7747 ext 3.  This flyer was sent home previously, however there was not much involvement so Community Ed asked us to resend it.


Have a good afternoon,

Mrs. Nurenberg

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Growing Our Reading Count Quiz Collections!

With help from our Parent Club, we continue to grow our Scholastic Reading Counts quiz collection and our library book collection.  As of today, we now have 44,191 quizzes available–an amazing feat for just our 3rd year together.

We have been able to build an amazing collection of books, quizzes and a motivational reading program due to support from you, the parents who support us through the PTC and volunteer efforts.  Many thanks to all of you for all you do to help us grow your children into readers!

Mrs. Reagan and Mrs. VandenBerg (librarian)

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Blog Spotlight

Georgetown has four 2nd grade teachers on staff.  These teachers, Mrs. Greenlund, Mrs. Kuieck, Mrs. Quigley and Mr. Bowen, work closely to plan instruction, assessment and special activities.  Their great professional relationship and shared passion for teaching is evident in their blog communications.  You will be amazed by the student writing that is being shared–as well and the rich learning in all content areas.  Please take time to visit these blogs and learn about the incredible instruction taking place in our second grade classrooms.

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Weekly Events

While writing this week’s staff update, I shared that I am caught between two feelings right now: Celebrating the fact that it is the last week of February due to this never ending winter, and someone who enjoys life and doesn’t want to wish it away! Nonetheless, March begins in just 6 days…and the spring equinox occurs on March 20!

Keep in mind that parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for March 2,3 and 4. This time for you to meet with your child’s teacher is important for many reasons–and the most important is to support your child growing as a learner and a person and to continue building the relationship between parents/teacher.   Each  conference is limited to 15 minutes, which is not optimal, we realize.  If you feel that you need more time, please arrange to follow up at a later date soon after the conference date.

Here’s to a great week ahead!

  • Mon 2/23 Day 3:  HAPPY MONDAY
  • Tues 2/24 Day 1: Music Therapy:  ECSE, CI in MPR 1:30-3:00 pm; Ciao Bella’s Night Ends!
  • Wed  2/25  Day 2: Marco’s Pizza Night;  Session 2 of Reading Counts
  • Thurs 2/26 Day 3: Happy Thursday
  • Fri  2/27 Day 1: MW PreK/K
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Georgetown Hosts United Kingdom Teachers

This past week, Hudsonville Public Schools hosted seven teachers and administrators from the United Kingdom. They were traveling to our district to learn more about our math curriculum and ways in which we support all levels of learners. The UK team spent a day with K-5 teachers reviewing math curriculum and observed instruction at Park, Jamestown, South and Georgetown Elementary Schools.

While visiting our school, the UK team was able to observe first grade number sense lessons, as well as second through third grade differentiated instruction, and fourth through fifth grade math, writing and reading. When the observations were concluded, we met with the team to process and answer questions. They were impressed with our students and the way in which they can explain their thinking while working on math. This made us smile with pride!

We hope to keep in touch with the UK team and their work abroad. Warm wishes to: Jenny Mayne, Karen Cockman, Joanne Nodder, Julie Ball, Catherine Clark, Rita McCracken, and Christobel Cousins!

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Pajama Day is Cozy & Fun!

This past Friday, we wore our pajama’s ALL DAY LONG! It was cozy and fun…and believe it or not, we didn’t even take advantage of nap time. For our MW PreK and K students, be aware that you will have a PJ day coming up in March, so you won’t miss out on the opportunity to wear your pajama’s to school

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Sock Hop Success!

Many thanks to the all the wonderful parents who made our father/daughter sock hop such a roaring success.  The chairs, Heather Persch and Shelly Hill, we supported by Jamie Brewer, Michelle Baaremena, Cindy Scholma, Sandra DePuys, Kari King, Jennifer Waters, Shelly Lame, Jamie Dekker, Shannon Foley, Michelle Krueger, Erica Segard and Susie Coxen.

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Superintendent Search


The Hudsonville Public Schools Board of Education recently selected the Michigan Association of School Boards to conduct their search for the district’s new superintendent.

Residents of the district are encouraged to participate in the process by attending an open forum conducted by a MASB representative on Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 p.m., at Park Elementary, 5525 Park Avenue, Hudsonville, MI 49426.

The MASB representative will provide an overview of the search process and receive input from community members regarding the criteria to be used in evaluating candidates.

If you are unable to attend, a letter or card listing ideas and viewpoints about characteristics and competencies of a superintendent may be sent to Superintendent Search Services, Michigan Association of School Boards, 1001 Centennial Way, Suite 400, Lansing, MI  48917 by March 10, 2009.

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