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Enrolling for 2018-19 PK, K and Early Childhood Programs

Do you have a preschooler or future kindergartener?  Does your child need summer care? If so, it’s time to register for Summer and/or Fall 2018-19 programs.

The Preschool Programs and Summer Care will be holding an open house on January 23 from 6-8 pm at the Early Childhood Center.  Information as follows:

  • Early Childhood Center is located at: 5535 School Ave. (main entrance off Madison Ave.)
  • Programs include: 3 and 4 year old Preschool, Young Fives, Before/After School Care, and Summer Care.
  • This is a chance to gather information about the programs, meet staff, and visit preschool classrooms.  Registration begins at 6:00 p.m.  There is no formal presentation, and children are welcome.
  • Registration forms are accepted that evening with a $40.00 non-refundable registration fee per child and a $100.00 non-refundable deposit per family.  Please note that enrollment fills quickly.
  • For more information, please call the Early Childhood office at 616-797-0842, ext. 1.

If you have a future pre-kindergartener or kindergartener, visit this page for the link to the registration paperwork.   

An open house regarding fall 2018-19 PK and K programs will be held on February 1 @ 7 pm at Georgetown Elementary.  This is for PARENTS ONLY.  Also, this meeting will be 30 minutes in length.

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Week 18: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I am writing this post as I look out my living room window — and it looks like I am living in a snow globe!  Winter gear and winter toys are all getting the ultimate workout during this vacation.  If you’re looking for a fun snow activity check out this activity to intricate snowflakes inside a bubble.   Please send photos for me to share on the blog!

Thinking ahead to our first week in January, be sure to bundle up your kids!  AND…please put their last name on the tag of their clothes.

Looking forward to kicking off 2018 with the most amazing students in the best school in the world!

Mrs. Reagan

 

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Thank You!!

All of us in the office would like to send out a THANK YOU to our amazing Georgetown families. Your thoughtful gifts and kind words are appreciated and we are so blessed to get to work with such amazing families! Have a wonderful break and enjoy some time off with your family and friends! See you in the New Year!

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Blog Bits 12/22/2017

Blog Bits 12/22/2017

Office News…

The Holiday Program took place last week and the kids did an amazing job! Mrs. Bretz puts so much work into this and it shows!! If you wanted a DVD of the program you can still get one. You just need to contact WCET TV directly at 616-669-3332. The cost is $15.

Winter Break will be here before we know it and we want you to have the date down on your calendar. We will be off for Winter break on Feb. 5 and 6.

Lastly, we want to say a big thank you to the PTC and all who volunteered to put on the Staff Christmas Breakfast this morning! It was delicious and we appreciate it!

We hope you all have an amazing Holiday break with family and friends and we will see you back on Jan. 8!!

Early Release…

Just a reminder, we have  our next Early Release on Friday, Jan. 12.  We will be dismissing at 12:15 on Jan. 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 $2.50.  Free and reduced benefits will also apply.

Music News…

Our Holiday Music Program will air on WCET-TV starting this weekend!  If you are interested in seeing it again or missed it, tune in at these dates!

 

Saturday- 16th
6:00 PM GEORGETOWN ELEMENTARY CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Monday- 18th
7:00 PM GEORGETOWN ELEMENTARY CHRISTMAS CONCERT

You can view it on these cable stations:
WCET-TV IS ON AT&T U-VERSE Ch. 99
COMCAST Ch. 25 & CHARTER Ch. 189

You can also check back on the WCET website (click link) for future air dates.
Their schedule currently only shows through next Monday.

PTC News…

Jan. 19 – Popcorn Friday

Jan. 25 – PTC Meeting in the Library at 6:30

Feb. 8 – Next Jet’s Pizza Night

Kindergarten Round Up…

 

If you have a son or daughter going into kindergarten next fall, here is a date you will want to put on your calendar! Round Up will be held on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1 @ 7pm at Georgetown.  More information will be coming soon!

Community News…

•Bring the world to your doorstep!  International Experience (iE-USA) is a non-profit high school student exchange organization, and we are seeking host families for the 2018-2019 school year.  Students provide their own spending money to cover personal, school, sports, and recreation expenses, their own health insurance, and a desire to become part of your family.  Host families provide a safe and caring home, three meals per day, local transportation, and a quiet place to study.  Would you consider learning about the opportunity to open your heart and home to an exchange student?  Please contact local coordinator Sarah Boucher at 517-331-3460 or s.boucher@international-experience.net.  Sarah lives in Jenison and is close by to be of support throughout the entire exchange experience.  You can view available students to host at www.iE-USA.org.

•Hudsonville Little League Registrations are now open!
Deadline is January 14 for most divisions.  More information and online registration is available at www.HudsonvilleLittleLeague.com
To play in Hudsonville LL you must have a legal guardian within residence in our boundaries, or attend a school within our boundaries (additional waivers may apply).
All students attending Park, South, Jamestown, and Forest Grove Elementary Schools, Hudsonville Early Childhood Center, Riley St. MS, and Hudsonville HS are eligible.

Community Ed…

 You can click here to go to the community education page on the Hudsonville Public School website or click link below to see the new winter offerings.

Hudsonville Community Education – Winter Offerings

Upcoming Events

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Week 17: Dec 18-22, 2017

It’s our final week before vacation!  Below you will see no special events listed that are school wide.  Check your child’s blog for class events and curriculum related due dates/quizzes, etc.  This week we will hold class holiday parties.  Some grades are holding these on their own — teacher run fun.  Others have posted their time/date on their blogs.

Important note about party attendance:  We ask that only parents hosting the party attend — and please keep non-school age children home.  If you are not part of the planning team for the party, stay home or at work.  Share this with the grandparents if they were planning to attend.  Explain that this is not the party to attend at school.  WHY?   Snow means VERY LIMITED parking.  Winter means icy sidewalks and parking lot, even when salted.  Again…party attendance only for parents hosting party.

Reminder about front parking lot parent behaviors:

  1. Do not park in loop after 8:30 am.  This needs to be open for parents who are dropping children off for school.
  2. Have your children exit curb side.
  3. DRIVE SLOWLY.  Be NICE and CONSIDERATE.

I have had parents ask that I staff the front parking lot to help parents behave.  I do not have the funds to do this — all supervision is on the playgrounds to help the children be safe.

And, finally, thank you for your support of our music program this past Thursday evening.  The students and Mrs. Bretz were amazing!  Many, many thanks to Amanda Impens who has created the school photo movie that runs on the monitor before, during and after the program.  Amanda has done this for 8 years.  Her youngest graduates from Georgetown this year.  We’ll be looking for someone to take her spot next year.  If you are interested in helping Mrs. Bretz with this important and fun “do at home” project, email her at abretz@hpseagles.net

Wishing you a wonderful two week vacation with your family and friends!

See you in 2018~

Mrs. Reagan

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Georgetown Artist Needs Your Vote!!

A special Georgetown artist needs your vote!
Third grade artist Bradley has been selected as a finalist for this week’s “Artist of the Week” award for the PreK-3rd age group on ARTSONIA, our on-line artist gallery.  The finalist who receives the most online votes between now and Saturday December 16 will be selected as the The “Artist of the Week”.
The “Artist of the Week” will be featured on the Artsonia homepage and will receive a commemorative plaque from Artsonia.  In addition, Blick Art Materials has generously donated $100 gift certificates to the winning schools and $50 to the winning artists.

To view the finalists and cast your vote, simply click on the link below.  Voting is limited to one vote per computer per day – please vote for Bradley, screen name Bradely3280!

http://www.artsonia.com/aotw/vote/teacher/59820373

 Bradley’s Artsonia Masterpiece
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Week 16: Dec 11-15, 2017

This is a busy, important week for us Georgetown vocalists.  Students in grades K-5 will be rehearsing for the Thursday, December 14 MUSIC PROGRAM — a special night to showcase our vocal music program.  Details about the program can be found here.

Our week will end with an ALL SCHOOL PJ DAY on Friday.  It will be a perfect day for us to be cozy, warm and slightly sleepy following our late night on Thursday.

Have a wonderful winter-like weekend!

Mrs. Reagan

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Music Program Thursday, December 14

 

The Georgetown Music Program is  Thursday, December 14.   The kids are excited and have been practicing very  hard! The hall from the music room is sounding great!

The program is at Fair Haven Church: 2900 Baldwin St. in Hudsonville. Just down the road from school!

Kindergarten through 2nd grade begins at 6:30; 3rd through 5th grade begins at 7:45This link will take you to ALL the DETAILs you need to know for the music program.

  • Drop off for K-2 Children in their classrooms:  6:15 pm.  Supervision begins at this time.  Do not leave your children in the room without staff supervision.
  • Drop off for 3-5 Children in their classrooms:  7:30 pm.  Supervision begins at this time.  Do not leave your children in the room without staff supervision.

If you would like to order a DVD of the program (both programs are on this DVD) please fill out this paper  HolidayDVDForm-1oe9scd and return it with your payment to the office no later than Monday, Dec. 18. Checks can be made payable to WCET TV. The cost is $15.

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Blog Bits 12/8/2017

 

Blog Bits 12/8/2017

News from the Office…

It was a busy week of shopping at school! Thank you to Erin Fredricks and Audrey Straub for organizing the holiday shop! Thank you also to the so many volunteers who helped make that event possible! The kids seemed to have fun and they get so excited to bring their gifts home. We are on the countdown to Holiday break already! We have 10 SCHOOL DAYS until break. We will be off starting Dec 23 and come back to school on Jan 8. Have a good weekend!

Early Release…

Just a reminder, we have  our next Early Release on Friday, Jan. 12.  We will be dismissing at 12:15 on Jan. 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 $2.50.  Free and reduced benefits will also apply.

 

Toys For Tots…

Do you know about Toys for Tots? It’s a great charity that provides happiness and joy to kids on Christmas morning. They cannot do this without our help.

This year, we have set a school donation goal of 100 toys.  

Bring a new, unwrapped toy to school between November 27 – December 14.  Toys for Tots will distribute these toys to kids in need throughout our community.

PLEASE SUPPORT THE KIDS IN OUR COMMUNITY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

Mrs. Reagan and  Ainslee Tomaszewski, Student Chairperson for Georgetown Toys for Tots Campaign

PTC News…

PTC meeting – Thursday Jan. 18 at 6:30 in the library. Come and hear what is going on a Georgetown!

Friday Jan. 19 – Popcorn Friday

Music News…

The Holiday Program is next week!! The kids are excited and have been practicing very  hard!! The hall from the music room is sounding great!

The program is at Fair Haven Church: 2900 Baldwin St. in Hudsonville. Just down the road from school!

Kindergarten through 2nd grade begin at 6:30, students report to their assigned room at 6:15

3rd through 5th grade begin at 7:45, students report to their assigned room at 7:30

What time do students need to be at the church?
Students need to report to their assigned classroom 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM.

It is very important not to be late so teachers have enough time to line students up in their riser orders, pass out props and make sure everyone who has a special part is accounted for. Please do not send your child to the classroom unsupervised or prior to their scheduled time.

Where does my child need to go when they get to the church?
There will be signs at the church directing you to your child’s classroom.
Below are the room assignments by grade:

K – Family Life Center
1st – 100 Wing
2nd – 400 Middle
3rd – 100 Wing
4th – 400 Middle
5th – Family Life Center

****If you would like to order a DVD of the program, please fill out this paper HolidayDVDForm-1oe9scd and return it with your payment to the office no later than Monday, Dec. 18. Checks can be made payable to WCET TV. The cost is $15.****

5th Grade News…

The annual 5th grade Candy Cane sale is officially here!

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screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-11-03-48-amThe annual candy cane sale has returned. Our 5th-grade classes will sell candy canes to help raise money for their end of year activities.
This year the sale runs from Monday, December 4 through Friday, December 15.    
The cost for each candy cane is $1.00 and they will be delivered the same day they are ordered.
Thank you for your support and Happy Holidays!
 

Community News…

•2017  Salad City Classic Game and Food Drive

Come and watch some basketball! Hudsonville vs. Unity December 15, girls game starts at 6:00 and boys game follows at 7:30. Bring at least 2 non-perishable food items to the games to use as admission! You can look at this flyer for more information! 2017 Salad City Classic Food Drive for Love INC-2l1rpsk

 

•Ski & Snowboard Club:  HPS Students, siblings and parents interested in purchasing Discount Ski Club Cards to Bittersweet Ski Resort in Otsego, should sign up now with the new Eagle Ski & Board Club online system.  You will be able to purchase club cards ($16), bus passes (Middle School and Highs School – $20) and Eagle ski and board merchandise, along with club apparel. Cards allow discounted rates on lift tickets and rentals.

eagleskiclub17.itemorder.com

General registration due Friday, December 15 – Cards issued week of 12/18

Community Ed…

 You can click here to go to the community education page on the Hudsonville Public School website or click link below to see the new winter offerings.

Hudsonville Community Education – Winter Offerings

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

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