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FRIDAY FACTS FTO 4/17

FRIDAY FACTS FTO
4/17/09
Happy First Friday back from Spring Break!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE
OKAY are you ready for this….. ONLY 33 more school days left!!  Let’s get the countdown started!  : )

ART SHOW
Now down to business….just an FYI that the Hudsonville Public Schools Elementary Art Show is taking place at the end of the month, so don’t forget.  It will be held at Park Elementary in the Community Room starting Monday, April 27 and going through Thursday, April 30.  Georgetown Elementary’s reception night is Wednesday, April 29 5:30-7:30p.

5TH GRADE EVENTS
5th Grade Parents – Please be reminded that Baldwin Street Middle School will be holding its 6th Grade Parent/Student Orientation Night on Monday, May 4, from 7:00-8:30 p.m.  On this night parents and students will meet the administrators and counselors.  They will also learn about the academic, exploratory, prime time, and extended opportunity programs, and have ample time to ask questions.  The Orientation Night schedule is as follows:

7:00-7:45 – Overview of Middle School Program
7:45-8:00 – Q&A Session
8:00-8:30 – Opportunity to tour the building
If you have questions, please contact BMS at 669-7750.

**Please do not forget to view our calendar on the right hand side of the blog.  This will have our calendar of dates for important events through the rest of the year.

PTC NEWS
SPRING CARNIVAL
A very important date to put on your calendar…..The Spring Carnival will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 1p-4p.  Wristbands will be $7 and this will allow you to participate in all of the games and includes popcorn, snowcones, and cotton candy!!!  SWEET!!  : )

SCRIP
A reminder that you can still order Scrip but we are not selling “on‑hand” after school on Fridays anymore.  Contact Carrie Clark-Berry directly if you are  interested in purchasing anything “on‑hand” at csclarkberry@comcast.net.

COMMUNITY NEWS
Jenison/Hudsonville Cancer Support Group is honored to be a part of this fine community!  We are so thankful to the many who support our neighbors with cancer and other life threatening illnesses.  In keeping with this tradition, our group supports families who are experiencing the shock of a recent diagnosis or the effects of on‑going treatments for cancer.  Children’s Support Members:  Jim and Jean Krzewski, Evan and Linda Iacoboni and Bruce and Sheri Malone.  Adult Support Members:  Sarah and Tim Huizen, Tari and John Koziatek and Shirley and Gary Kerkstra.  These families represent only a tiny fraction of those in our community who have experienced cancer in their immediate families.  We want to help!  If you are in need of support, please call 662‑ 0951.  Thank you!
COMMUNITY ED NEWS
Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheerleading?  Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will be having their sign‑up date on Saturday, May 16th.  Registration will be held at the Hudsonville High School Cafeteria from 9:00a.m- 12:00 p.m.  The cost of registration is $50 and includes an end of the year banquet and trophy.  An additional uniform cost applies for those that do not have one.  Used uniforms will be available for the 1st‑6th graders on a first‑come, first‑serve basis.  The season runs from mid‑August until late October.  The 1st‑6th grade girls will be cheering at the Hudsonville Youth Football games, and the 7th & 8th grade girls will be cheering at the Hudsonville Club Football games.  If you have questions about the program, please contact us.  E‑mail hudsonvillerocketcheer@yahoo.com or call coach Britni at 616‑634‑9580 or coach Katy at 616‑826‑ 6148.  We look forward to seeing you at registration!

Please see the attached forms in regards to a couple of other events being offered.  One is Cartoon Creations offered to boys and girls in grades 2-6.  Contact Community Ed with questions at 669-7747 Ext. #3.  The other event is a Ladies Weekend with scrapbooking and a craft fundraiser.  This is being sponsored by the Hudsonville Cheer Program.  If you have any questions in regards to this event contact Amanda Cooper @ 896-1920 or acooper@hudsonville.k12.mi.us.
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Have a great weekend and enjoy the spring like weather!!   : )
Mrs. Nurenberg

APRIL
20 Play to Learn
21 Marco’s Pizza Night
22 5th Gr Parent Instrumental Mtg @BMS
23 5th Gr Parent Instrumental Mtg @ RSMS
24 T/TH Kindergarten
24 ECSE Field Trip to Meijer Gardens
27-30 Elementary Art Show @ Park Elementary Community Room 5:30-7:30p
29 Georgetown Reception @ the Art Show 5:30-7:30p
29 3rd Gr Field Trip to HHS Drama play
29 Marco’s Night
30 Young Author’s trip to Calvin College

MAY
1 M/W Kindergarten
1 Pink Day (Wear as much pink as possible!!)
4 Jet’s Pizza
4 Just Write 5th Gr and T/TH K
4 5th Gr Student/Parent Orientation @BMS
5 Just Write 4th Gr and K
6 Just Write 3rd Gr and M/W PK/K
6 4th Gr Field Trip to the Voyageur Canoe Trip
7 Just Write 1st Gr
7 Just Write Author Visit from Shirley Neitzel
7 ECSE Field Trip to Teusink’s Farm
7 5th Gr Camp Mtg for Parents/Chaperones 6-7:30p
8 Just Write 2nd Gr

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FRIDAY FACTS FTO 3/27

FRIDAY FACTS FTO
3/27/09
Happy Friday Georgetown Parents!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE

YEARBOOKS…..  WE HAVE A FEW EXTRA YEARBOOKS IN THE OFFICE FOR SALE!  THESE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS AND ARE $8.OO.

Kindergarten round-up and screening went very well last week.  We are still going through all the registrations here in the office and we will keep you posted on everything as far as details go as soon as they become available.

Just an FYI for our parents who receive school updates via email and through the  school blog,  Comcast may be blocking this from your account.  It was brought to our attention that a few parents were not receiving the updates and they happen to subscribe through Comcast.  IF this is the case please contact your Comcast provider.

LUNCH ACCT INFORMATION
A favor to ask….when sending in lunch money for your students, if you could put the money/check in an envelope with the student’s FIRST and LAST NAME, AND THE TEACHER’S NAME this would be a huge help!  Thank you!

Please do not forget to view our calendar on the right hand side of the blog.  This will have our calendar of dates for important events through the rest of the year.

PTC NEWS
WOW!!!  The basket raffle was another huge success this year for Georgetown!  The total amount raised was $1625.00.  Thank you all for such GREAT participation!!!

PTC Board Nominations are now being accepted for the 2009/2010 school year.  If you would like to nominate someone or have questions you may contact Carrie Clark-Berry at csclarkberry@comcast.net.

A very important date to put on your calendar…..The Spring Carnival will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 1p-4p.  Wristbands will be $10 and this will allow you to participate in all of the games and includes popcorn, snowcones, and cotton candy!!!  SWEET!!  : )

Please check the PTC blog for the latest news and PTC minutes!

COMMUNITY NEWS
Spring Break Open Swim:  The Hudsonville pool will be open for swimming everyday (except Sundays) from 2‑4PM.  Cost is $1.50 or $5.00 for the immediate family.
Friday, April 3 2‑4PM
Saturday, April 4 2‑4PM
Monday, April 6 2‑4PM
Tuesday, April 7 2‑4PM
Wednesday, April 8 2‑4PM
Thursday, April 9 2‑4PM
Friday, April 10 2‑4PM
Saturday, April 11 2‑4PM

COMMUNITY ED NEWS
Earlier this week the latest two Community Ed flyers were emailed/sent home.  One was for the Girl’s Softball Clinic and the other was for Street Jamz Dance Clinic.  Both flyers will be attached to the blog update, and there are paper copies outside the Multi-Purpose  Room at Georgetown.
For more information regarding these classes contact Community Ed at 669-7747, ext 3 or www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org.

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Have a great weekend and ONLY 4 more school days until SPRING BREAK!!!  YEAH!!!  : )
Mrs. Nurenberg

APRIL
3-12 SPRING BREAK
13 Jet’s Pizza Night
14 5th Gr  Instrument Fittings
15 4th Gr Field Trip to Westshore Symphony
16 PTC Mtg. @ 7p
17 M/W Kindergarten
20 Play to Learn
21 Marco’s Pizza Night
22 5th Grade Parent Instrumental Mtg @BMS
23 5th Grade Parent Instrumental Mtg @ RSMS
24 T/TH Kindergarten
24 ECSE Field Trip to Meijer Gardens
27-May 1 Elementary Art Show @ Park Elementary Community Room
29 Georgetown Reception @ the Art Show
29 Marco’s Night
30 Young Author’s trip to Calvin College

MAY
1 M/W Kindergarten
1 Talent Show

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Covering Young Heads Service Project

Many, many students and parents have volunteered to participate in Georgetown’s service project, “Covering Young Heads to Heal Young Hearts”, a tribute to Grace Thatcher.  On Monday, May 18th, an all school assembly will be held at  2:30pm to honor your this grand gesture of donating hair for young cancer victims.  A local salon, Salon Nouveau, as well as other licensed stylists will be present and will cut and/or style the volunteer students.  To view a list of those donating hair, visit our PTC blog.

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PTC Meeting: Tuesday, March 24 at 7pm

I would like to remind you that we will be holding our spring PTC meeting on Tuesday, March 24 at 7 pm in the MPRoom.  Our school superintendent, Roxanne DeWeerd will be in attendance.  If you would like to meet her and wish her well on her retirement, please attend!  We would love to see you there.  Mrs. Reagan

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FRIDAY FACTS FTO 3/13

FRIDAY FACTS FTO
3/13/09

Happy Friday the 13th Georgetown Parents!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE
PARENTS…..please DO NOT park OR drop-off in the bus loop in the morning.  DO NOT pick up in the bus loop either in the afternoon.  Thank-you!!

New Kindergarten parents:  A reminder that Kindergarten Round-up is next Tuesday, March 17 at 10am and 7pm.  You only need to attend one meeting and we strongly suggest you try and make arrangements for your young children.  Registration packets will be available at round-up or you may pick one up from the office prior to this date.  We need birth certificates and up to date immunization records with the completed registration form.

Our Scholastic Book Fair will be going on next week, March 16-20.  Family shopping will be Tuesday, Mar 17 from 3:30p-6:30p in the library.  PARENT ONLY shopping will be on Friday, March 20 from 9:00a-12:00p.  Students have preview days and a shopping day.  Notes will be sent home from your student’s teacher as to these days.

Wendy’s Nights have been canceled for the remainder of the school year due to low participation. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

YEARBOOKS…..  WE HAVE 10 EXTRA YEARBOOKS IN THE OFFICE FOR SALE!  THIS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS AND ARE $8.OO.

Please view our calendar on the right hand side of the blog.  This will have our calendar of dates for important events through the rest of the year.  I will update this as new dates and activites come into the office.  For those of you with paper copies, I will print a monthly calendar and it will be sent home this way.

PTC NEWS
Just a couple of things to report here.  Hopefully we will see a lot of Mothers and Sons tonight at the Lost City in Holland.  Should be a good time for all.  This event will be from 6p-9p.

Please plan on attending the next PTC meeting for Georgetown on Tuesday, March 24 at 7p.  Our special guest that evening will be Hudsonville’s Superintendent, Roxanne DeWeerd.  We would LOVE to have a great turnout this night to show our support for our wonderful Superintendent who is retiring after this school year!

PTC NEWS CON’T
A very important date to put on your calendar…..The Spring Carnival will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 1p-4p.  Wristbands will be $10 and this will allow you to participate in all of the games and includes popcorn, snowcones, and cotton candy!!!  SWEET!!  : )

COMMUNITY NEWS
Reminder for boys in grades 2-5…there is a baseball clinic at the Hudsonville High school Saturday, March 14 and 21.  Registration will be at the door and the cost is $10 per session.  It runs from 9a-11a.  Contact Dave Van Noord with any questions at 662-0648.

“KIDS NIGHT OUT”
Please read the attached flyer for a great opportunity to help those in need, including a local family from Jamestown, and give parents a “night out”!

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COMMUNITY ED NEWS
Please see the attached flyers in regards to two upcoming events through Community Ed.  One is for girls volleyball for grades 3-6 and the other is for golf lessons for boys and girls in grades 1-8.  For more information regarding these classes contact Community Ed at 669-7747, ext 3 or www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Please see the calendar on the right hand side of the Georgetown blog or on the attached calendar.

Have a great weekend and wish for SPRING!!  : )
Mrs. Nurenberg

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Basket Winners!

I am happy to announce the winners of the 2009 Basket Fundraiser. The winners were drawn on Thursday, March 5 during a staff meeting.  Each teacher selected one winner for their class.  If you are one of the lucky winners, you can pick your basket up beginning Monday, March 9.  The baskets are being stored in our Media Center.  The school is open from 8 am to 4 pm daily.

Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to everyone for contributing items and donating.  Huge basket loads of thanks to Michelle Wieringa and Angel Trumen for organizing the basket event.  A total of $1,620 was raised! The money earned will go toward supporting the wonderful events sponsored by our PTC.

  • Tom Stutz in Mrs. Kuieck’s Classroom:  Winner of Mr. Gort’s Sports Basket
  • Cierra Nieboer in Mrs. Greenlund’s Classroom:  Winner of the Chocolate Lover’s Basket
  • Shelly Weller (parapro in Mrs. Van’s room):  Winner of the Mrs. McDonald Crunchie Munchies Basket
  • Allison Bochenek in Mrs. Boersma’s Room:  Winner of the Mrs. Bouwens’ Game Night Basket
  • Mrs. Claire Boersma, 4th Grade Teacher:  Winner of the Tastefully Simple Basket
  • Jenny Warkentien in Mrs. Flory’s Class:  Winner of the ECSE Disney Basket
  • Marley Persch in Mrs. Bohl’s Class:  Winner of Mrs. Woodring’s Beach Basket
  • Alexa Garnet Winner of Miss VanArkel’s Man’s Best Friend Basket
  • Mrs. Becky VanSomeren, Eagle’s Nest Director:  Winner of The Avon Basket
  • Michelle Wieringa:  Winner of Mrs. Greenlund’s Coffee Lover’s Basket
  • Taylor Truman in Mr. Bowen’s Class:  Winner of Mrs. Flory’s Arts & Craft’s Basket
  • Julie Rabideau (Mrs. Flory’s GVSU Student Assistant):  Winner of Mrs. Stadt’s Road to Reading Basket
  • Carson Price in Mr. Bowen’s Class:  Winner of Mr. Bowen’s Sports Basket
  • Alyssa Ritz in Mrs. Bouwens’ Class:  Winner of Mrs. Huizenga’s Party Time Basket
  • Kyle Fox in Mrs. Jurewicz’s Class:  Winner of Mrs. Jurewicz’s Movie Night Basket
  • Cason O’Connell in Mrs. Quigley’s Class:  Winner of Mrs. Veldman’s Birthday Basket
  • Hannah Arnson in Miss Burmeister’s Class:  Winner of Mrs. Quigley’s Scrapbooking Basket
  • Brendan Ham in Mrs. Kuieck’s Class:  Winner of Mrs. Boersma’s Camping Basket
  • Kate Stacey in Mrs. Burdis’ Class: Winner of the American Girl Basket
  • Audrey Persch in Mrs. Flory’s Class:  Winner of Mrs. Kuieck’s Arts & Crafts Basket
  • Meg Martinez in Mrs. Huizenga’s Class:  Winner of Miss Burmeister’s Movie Night Basket
  • Bryce Akins in Mrs. Jurewicz’s Class:  Winner of Mrs. Estefan’s Dad’s Car Care Basket
  • Aaron Johnson in Mrs. Boersma’s Class:  Winner of Mrs. Nederveld’s Scrapbooking  Basket
  • Mrs. Jennifer Sadler (parapro in Mrs. Murphy’s ECSE Class):  Winner of Mrs. Bohl’s Gardening Basket
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PTC Basket FUNDRAISER

We would like to invite you to participate in our annual PTC fundraiser, the SPRING BASKET DRAWING! Parents and teachers have donated items to themed classroom baskets that are displayed in the hallway outside our media center. To participate in the drawing, purchase tickets for $1.00 per basket. You may enter as many times as you want! The drawing will be held on Thursday. Winners will be contacted by phone. Baskets can be picked up the week of March 9. The slideshow below highlights the incredible baskets we have available this year!


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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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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