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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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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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A Blidget?

Have you ever heard of one? It is a blend of the words blog and widget.  I have created a PTC blidget for our blog.  This is a nice looking RSS feed that links you to current posts on our PTC blog that is managed by Carrie Clark-Berry.  Click on any of the posts within this blidget, and you will be taken to the PTC blog for more information.  

I have created a Georgetown Blidget that is posted on the PTC blog that is designed to serve the same purpose.  Feel free to leave feedback by commenting in either location.  Our goal is to provide immediate, interesting and accurate information!

Mrs. Reagan

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PTC MEETING CHANGE

Georgetown Parents:

We just wanted to give you an update about a date change for the next PTC meeting.  It will not be held this week as previously scheduled.   The PTC meeting has be rescheduled for Thursday, January 22, at 7:00pm. At the meeting we will be having a Principal’s report, a teacher’s report, a review of the budget, a discussion regarding upcoming events, and volunteer opportunities, as well as having some time for open discussion.

We would love to see some new faces at our meetings and hope many of you can join us!!

Thanks and have a great day,

Mrs. Nurenberg

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Staff Holiday Breakfast

Christy Hultink and Kristi Fellows, Parent Club members, hosted a beautiful holiday breakfast for all the staff members of Georgetown.  The tables were lined with evergreens and candles and smells of pastries, quiche and coffee filled the air.  Staff members received notes of appreciation, along with stipends to put toward the purchase of classroom materials.  (I do believe that Krista Lawrence pulled an “all-nighter” writing these notes and making out checks!)  Tremendous thanks to all the parents who donated the food–and made this event possible.  We, the staff of Georgetown, feel honored to work with you and your children each day!

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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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Parent Club Updates

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP:  Volunteers are still needed, especially for Monday, 12/8; Tuesday, 12/9 afternoon; and Thursday, 12/11 morning!!  Please contact Jamie  Ham if  you are able to help out.  662-7245 or cjham20@comcast.net 

Chair person needed!  We are in need of someone to help with Teacher Appreciation week.  If you are interested in helping with this event, please contact Kristi Fellows at 6691054 or ioniagal@att.net. 

Box Tops   The winners of the November Classroom Box Tops competition are : Mr. Gort(4th) with 221 Box Tops and Mr. Bowen(2nd) with a whopping 431 Box Tops.  Each class will be rewarded with their choice of donuts or cupcakes for the great numbers they collected.  The December competition will begin on November 24th and continue until December 19th.  This will be an individual competition with the top collectors from upper and lower elementary receiving gift cards to Blockbuster and Arby’s.  Please be sure to mark your entries with your child’s name and teacher to get the proper credit.

Cash for Cash    Don’t forget to purchase your gift cards through our cash for cash program, some cards are available to purchase on the spot Fridays from 3:15 pm.   We challenge each family to buy four $25 gas cards before the end of the school year. This is a great way to make a donation to our school PTC. 

Paper Gator: Don’t forget to fill the Paper Gator.  If the bin is full, please don’t leave your recyclable paper outside!  It blows and creates a mess for Mr. Rob to deal with.  Thank you for your attention to this.