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Say Cheese! Week 3 and School Pictures

Our third week of school starts off with school pictures.  Geskus Photography turns the school library into a studio, taking photos of all our students and staff.  It is complex and efficient schedule — working around specials (art, music and PE), lunch times and recess times—and everyone always looks their finest on this day!

Remember to give the name of your child’s teacher when you order pizza from Marco’s on Wednesday night.

mgortOur week ends with Eagle’s Spirit dunk tankDay on Friday.  This is a great day for staff and students to show their spirit by wearing Eagle’s wear or blue/gold to school.   Friday night, the Eagle’s play the Rockford Rams at Eagle’s Stadium.  This event also serves as the HUDSONVILLE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION’s big fundraiser for the year.  Money raised at the DUNK TANK (pre-game activity) goes toward education grants for HPS teachers.  At 4:45 pm, you can have a shot at dunking Mr. Gort (one of our 5th grade teachers).   He loves to get wet!

Have a great weekend…and a great week!

Mrs. Reagan

 

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Final Week of School for 2013-14!

The first week of June this year brings the final week of school.  It seems like the year just began and we are already wrapping it up with celebrations and farewells for summer.

We are wishing farewell to an amazing 5th grade class.  They will be missed — and they will also be a great addition to the Baldwin Middle School 6th grade team.  This class will continue to demonstrate their strengths in kindness, compassion, leadership and knowledge throughout their time in the Hudsonville School system.  They will each individually contribute a great deal to our world in their future years.  I feel very fortunate to been part of their lives these past 6-7 years!

There will be some changes to the Georgetown staff next year due to the opening of the Early Childhood building in the fall (Early Childhood Special Education, preschool and daycare) and due to budget cuts that will impact programming and staffing at our school.  More information about these changes will come next week once all the changes are finalized.

In our snapshot of events for this week, I also included opening events for the 2014-15 school year.  These include open houses and picture day.

Please connect with our school over the summer via the blog and OPEN LIBRARY.  The library will be open on select Tuesdays from 10-12pm for summer book check out.  The schedule is below.

Finally, if you want to engage in a fun competition sponsored by our local BIGGBY COFFEE SHOP, go to their facebook page, find the post about voting for your favorite Hudsonville School and type Georgetown Elementary.  The school with the most votes = free coffee for staff on the final day of school!

Have a great week….and a great kick off to summer.  I will be in touch with you on the blog to remind you of upcoming dates for the 2014-15 school year.   Thank you for all you have done to make this year one of the best ever at Georgetown!

Mrs. Reagan

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Week 31: Warmer Weather Ahead

butterflyYes…temperatures between 50• and 70• is warmer…and I am thrilled to see those temperatures projections in the 8 day forecast!  

The butterfly on the left was created by Emma Czarnowski, a kindergartener in Ms. Yankee’s class.  Emma’s butterfly is brightening the Early Childhood hallway along with 89 other kindergarten butterflies.  Many thanks to the artists and their art teacher, Mrs. Persch, for reminding us what we have to look forward too as the days get warmer.

Behind the scenes preparations are going on for our ALL SCHOOL JUST WRITE CELEBRATION (May 12-16).  Just Write is a celebration of all the writing our students have done this school year.  It will be a time that parents, friends, grandparents and other special people in your lives can tour the building to read pieces of writing on display by every single writer in the building.  More will be coming about this event…but if you have not gotten the tour date down for your child’s grade, check out the dates below.

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Many other events will be scheduled and shared as the school year winds up to wind down.  Please be sure to follow this blog and your child’s class blog for details.
Wishing everyone a beautiful Easter weekend.
Mrs. Reagan

 

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Welcome Back: April 14-18, 2014

 

I hope your spring break was just RIGHT for you and your family.  I am excited to get back to school and hear about everyone’s time away — and get back into the routine of school.

As we look ahead to the week, notice that our 5th graders continue to prepare for their transition to Baldwin Middle School.  On Tuesday, they meet with music staff to try “on” musical instruments — a time that allows each student to get a feel for different instruments and express their interest in learning to play an instrument next year.

PTC is sponsoring a Marco’s Pizza Night mid-week and sponsoring a MOTHER/DAUGHTER Rollerskating Party this coming Saturday at Tarry Hall.

In addition to these events, be sure to check your child’s class blog for details about homework, quizzes and other events!

Mrs. Reagan

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Week 28: March 24-18, 2014

Our weeks keep flying by, bringing us closer and closer to spring break.  The big event this week is DRESS LIKE A PE TEACHER on Friday.  We are holding this the day before the EAGLE RUN (Saturday 3/29/14).  Our PE teachers (Mrs. VanKoevering and Mrs. Nienhuis) have been training students for this run Saturday morning.  We are all hoping the SUN WILL BE SHINING!

I hope you are having a great weekend!  Here’s to a great five day week at Georgetown.

Mrs. Reagan

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Our 27th Week of School!

We were VERY HAPPY and THANKFUL to have a few days of sunshine last week.  It’s amazing the difference this made in the mood throughout our building.   The first day of Spring in Thursday.  Although it may not feel like spring on March 20, each day that passes by brings us closer to warmer weather.

This week we welcome the parents of 2014-15 PK•K students at a Tuesday night round up meeting and on Friday, our fifth graders meet the staff at Baldwin Middle School, their first introduction to 6th grade.

Remember that we have Marco’s Pizza on Wednesday!

Here’s to a great week.  Mrs. Reagan

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Springing Ahead to PJ DAY!

We are heading into our 26th week of school and we kick it off with a time change and all school PJ DAY!

Our week will be busy with book fair (thank you PTC).  You will also green coded events appearing on the calendar:  Spring field trips.    There are other events to be aware of on our calendar (below) and in your child’s classroom.

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Reagan

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Week 24: Farewell February

The Sun, By Kadon in Ms. Yankee's Class
The Sun, By Kadon in Ms. Yankee’s Class

These long winter months of endless cold and snow have created challenges with our routine and made it difficult to play outside.  Most of us are ready for  sunshine, green grass, soccer games, baseball and much more.  Our art teachers, Mrs. Brouwer and Mrs. Persch have filled the hallways with student artwork representing the sun.  Aztec Suns by our first graders light up one side of our K/1 wing while cartoon like painted paper plate sun’s brighten up the kindergarten side.  Walking down the hallway boosts my spirits and reminds me that spring will come one day.

We have our final week of February ahead–a five-day week that will be cold and hopefully snow day free!

 

 If you have a kindergartener coming to school NEXT YEAR (2014-15), our K information night is March 18 at 7pm.  If you cannot make the meeting, information can be found at the top of our blog under K Registration Information 2014.

A reminder:  Parent Teacher Conferences will be held March 3, 4 and 5 — next week.

Have a great weekend…and here’s to the last week of February.

Mrs. Reagan

 

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Week 23: February 17-21, 2014

snowpilesWe did it!  We made it through our first five-day week of 2014.    Our next goal is to make it through another week with no snow days.  WE CAN DO IT!

The first day of spring is March 20.  We need the warm up to begin so that this pile outside my office is gone and replaced by Mr. Rob’s well manicured green lawn.

Remember Wednesday is MARCO’s PIZZA NIGHT.  The class with the most pizza’s purchased will win a class pizza party.  Thank you PTC for organizing and sponsoring these events throughout the year.

Have a great week!

 

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A Snowy Week…Sprinkled with LOVE!

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Our hallways busy with bundled up students!

We did it…we made it through our first week without a SNOW DAY!  We hope to continue this trend this week, too.  I know it’s time for winter to end when Mr. Rob aka best custodian ever is heard saying, “I’m done with the snow.”  This is a signal to mother nature because this man LOVES to plow snow.

If you want to see the soft side of Mr. Rob, check out Mrs. Stutz’s Kindergarten blog.  Mr. Rob was the mystery reader and surprised the kids by reading one of his favorite books by Mercer Mayer.   Scroll down to the photos found at the bottom of the post.

The week ends with a special celebration — Valentine’s Day.  Each classroom is celebrating at varied times throughout the day.  Be sure to check your child’s class blog for details.

Here’s to a great week….stay warm…and happy Valentine’s Day!

Mrs. Reagan

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