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Superintendent Search

NEWS FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

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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FRIDAY FACTS FTO

FRIDAY FACTS FTO
2/20/09

Good Afternoon Georgetown Parents!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE
5th Grade Information:
We have tentative dates for this year’s 5th grade visitation, music testing, fitting, and parent meetings.

Wednesday, March 18th (Baldwin)
5th grade orientation at each middle school (meet with counselors, tour of building, music testing, music concert with 6th graders)  This is ONLY for students, not parents.

Tuesday, April 14th
Instrument fittings at Georgetown Elementary (the 5th graders get to try different instruments).

April 22, 23
Rental Nights: Parent meetings to find out about how to get an instrument (band and orchestra only).

NEWS FROM THE PTC
Parent/Teacher conferences will be held March 2-4.  At this time they will having the Classroom Basket Raffles again this year.  These will be displayed in the hall by the library.

COMMUNITY ED NEWS

On Monday, February 16 we put two Community Ed flyers on the blog.  One was for Lego class and the other was for Hudsonville Choir. If needed you may print the registration forms from the blog or through Community Ed at the HPS website. The paper flyer was sent home on Monday.

Today we are sending out information about Boater’s Safety and Hunter’s Safety. The registration forms are attached or you may get them from the blog.  If you have any questions regarding these flyers, please contact Community Ed at 669-1740, ext 3.  All forms are to be turned into Community Ed, not back to Georgetown.  (There is a drop box outside the Aministration Bldg. for convenient drop-off)

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UPCOMING EVENTS:
FEBRUARY
24 Ciao Bella’s Night
25 Marco’s Night

MARCH
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
9 Tarry Hall Skating Party
10 4th Grade Lansing field trip
11 Marco’s Night
13 Reading Counts Party
13 PTC Mother/Son night
16-20 Book Fair
17 PTC Meeting
17 Marco’s Night
17 Kindergarten Round-Up 10am and 7pm
18-20 Kindergarten Testing
19 Wendy’s Night
20 Popcorn Friday

Have a great weekend!   Mrs. Nurenberg

A COUPLE OF ADDITIONAL ITEMS

Our PTC is sponsoring a Mother/Son Event that will take place at “Lost City” on Friday, March 13. Attached you will find the flyer with all the information needed.  Registrations are to be turned in by Monday, March 2.  Any questions regarding this event please contact Carol Sheldon at 616-662-1073.

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PTC BASKET RAFFLE

This will be taking place during conferences the first week of March.  The PTC did however want to make sure everyone was aware that the CLASSROOM DONATIONS will be accepted through Friday, February 27!

FINAL BOX TOP RESULTS

Our winners for the last competition for Box Tops are: Parker
Richards(5‑Burmeister) with 395, Erica Coombs(3‑F) with 146
.  Lower elementary
winners came from Mrs. Woodring’s class are: Taylor Sytsma with 348 and Max
Perez with 259.
The boys will be rewarded with a ESPN Gridiron Handheld
Football game and Eagles t‑shirt, while the girls will be rewarded with blue and
gold pom poms and Eagles t‑shirt.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the competitions this year.  This has
increased our collection total from last year.  At the present time our total is
over $2300.00 this year.

NEWS FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

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.

I Think this is it for now!

Enjoy your cold and snowy weekend!

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Dan Hoover, Our Favorite Eagle Scout!

Dan Hoover is a student at Hudsonville High School.  He contacted me in the early winter inquiring about the possibility of completing a service project for our school.  This project would count toward his work toward becoming an Eagle Scout.  Dan and I discussed several options and landed on the need for student mailboxes.  Many of our teachers use cardboard shoe storage boxes–and these do not last more than two years. Dan measured the cardboard boxes and left with a plan to create sturdy wood mailboxes for two of our classrooms.

We were pleasantly surprised when Dan arrived at the beginning of this month with well crafted, sturdy and attractive mailboxes for two classrooms.  Mrs. Woodring and Ms. Burmeister were the lucky recipients!

Thank you so much, Dan–for your time, work and talents.  We wish you luck as an Eagle Scout!

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FRIDAY FACTS FTO (FROM THE OFFICE!)

Happy Friday Afternoon Georgetown Parents!

Just a few things from the office!  We are going to try something new!  Are you excited??  We are going to try updating the blog on Friday afternoon with “FACTS FTO” (FROM THE OFFICE). Hopefully this will cut back on all the cyber mail flying out of here!  Unless there is something time sensitive, I will try and gather things throughout the week and send one blog on Friday afternoon.  Sound Good??  So here we go!

COMMUNITY ED NEWS

There is a girls grades 3-6th volleyball clinic being offered through Community Ed.  Attached you will find the flyer with all the details.  If you have any questions please call Community Ed at 669-7747, Ext. 3.

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GEORGETOWN LITTLE LEAGUE INFO

Georgetown Little League in‑person registration will occur on January
24 from 9 ‑ 1 at the Jenison High School Media Center .  Online
registrations are open now and will run through at least February 14
with some divisions having late registration with a $10 late fee until
February 28.  Little League is open to girls who are 5 before 12/31/08
and boys who are 5 before 4/30/09.  If you live north of Port Sheldon
and east of 56th Ave , Georgetown Little League is your Little
League.  More information is available at www.GeorgetownLL.com or you
may call Rob at 437‑5054.

NEWS FROM FOOD SERVICE

The food service department is accepting applications for food service substitutes.  These are on-call positions that offer flexible hours in a variety of positions at a starting rate of over $9.00 per hour.  This is an excellent stepping stone to a permanent position within the food service department.  If you are interested, please stop by the food service department located in Jenison Senior High School at 2140 Bauer Rd or call 457-2400 to have an application mailed to your home.

A reminder that free and reduced price lunch applications can be filled out anytime during the school year.  If your financial situation has changed since the beginning of the school year, help maybe available for your student’s lunches.  You can apply online at www.Lunchapp.com or a paper application can be downloaded from the food service webpage at www.jenhudfood.org.  You can call the food service office at 457-2400 if you have any questions or want an application mailed to your home.

This is it for this Friday!  Hope this works well for everyone!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg

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Edublog Server Problems

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Please be patient as they work out these issues.  (We are trying to be patient as well!)

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Top Secret Shopping….Shhh!

If you happen to walk by our media center this week, you might do a double take.  Through the windows, you will see tables covered with many different types of gifts — ranging from Eagle’s gear to jewelry to toys, etc.  The room has been transformed into a department store!  Students have been shopping all week, searching for the just right gifts for special people in their lives.  This event is made possible by our Parent Club, and it is an absolutely invaluable service.  Sincere thanks to Jamie Ham for organizational talents, and the many warm hearted parents who assist these very important shoppers.  **Note:  The gifts in the photos below have been blurred out to prevent parents from snooping!

 

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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.

Directions

To view the service area for our school, download this map:  GES MAP 2013

Use google online mapping tool or your favorite online mapping link to reach our school.  Address:  3909 Baldwin St., Hudsonville, MI 49426.

 

Mrs. Reagan, Principal

I have worked in education since 1984 as a classroom teacher, educational consultant, full-time graduate instructor, curriculum coordinator and, currently, elementary principal. My husband and I have raised two children and many puppies together!

My philosophy of education is 100% focused   to doing all that it takes to help each student learn. This mission began during my undergraduate work at the University of Michigan and became more focused as I worked with a series of struggling readers in my K-2 classrooms. I pursued a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in literacy assessment and instruction. I also attended classes and workshops to improve my understanding of learning abilities, styles, and approaches. After having two children of my own, I left the classroom and served as a full-time instructor with Grand Valley State University and Western Michigan University. Working at the graduate level allowed me to “teach” teachers and serve as a consultant throughout the state in issues related to literacy learning and assessment techniques. In 2001, I began working with Hudsonville Public Schools as the Coordinator for Instruction and Gifted and Talented Services. This position involved working with teachers and students in grades K-12 in the area of differentiated learning strategies.

All of these experiences, I believe, have prepared me to become the principal of your child’s school.  Serving as the principal of Georgetown Elementary is the most rewarding job of ALL! I continue to work toward maintaining interesting and immediate communication with parents, students and the community through this blog and all forms of communication.

I use the blog to communicate with parents and students and the community–the goal being to provide up to date, interesting and relevant information to parents, students, staff and the community.