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BLOG BITS from the OFFICE 4/16/10

Good Friday Afternoon Georgetown Parents!  I hope everyone enjoyed their Spring break!  I know we did hear at school, but were happy to get back in the swing of things, but we HAVE started the countdown to summer vacation!  WOO-HOO!!  : )

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE

BIKE RIDERS, WALKERS, RIP-STICK RIDERS, ETC………  If your child is coming to school by another means of transportation other than the school bus we need you to make sure that they are not arriving to school too early.   We do not have crossing guards and playground supervision available for these students when they arrive too early.  Students should not be getting to school before 8:30am.  It may even take a “test” run with parents to see how long it will take for the students to get to school via another means of transsportation to make sure they are not leaving home too early.   One other reminder if you would pass it on to your children….. please ask them not to ride through the parking lot by the stores on Baldwin.  They should be using the sidewalk only.  We are just afraid that someone may be hit by a car while crossing through the parking lot!   Thank you for help with these areas of concern.

END OF DAY CHANGES…… If you need to make an end of the day change for your student/students please make sure you either send a note with the student in the morning, or contact the office by 2:30 if possible.  The end of the day is very hectic here and sometimes it is hard to reach the teachers to give them last minute changes!  Some classes are at specials, others are at recess, and most importantly teachers are not able to check their email at the end of the day to check for messages about changes.  This would be greatly appreciated by the office and teaching staff if you could help us out with this.  Thank you!

BOX TOP WINNERS…..  Classroom winners were as follows:  K/1 Winner- Bohl;  2/3 Winner-Quigley; 4/5 Winner-Bouwens.  Individual winners were as follows:  k/1-Dylan Ham and Tessa VanKampen; 2/3- Maxim Perez and Taylor Sytsma; 4/5- Jack Nurenberg and Marissa Bekkering.   Classrooms were rewarded with a small treat and the indivdual winners were rewarded with a small prize also.  Way to go guys!

GEORGETOWN SCHOOL CARNIVAL……. Our spring carnival will be held on Saturday, May 15 from 11am to 2pm.  In order to participate in the games and bounce house, etc the children will need to have a wristband.  Any child over 2 years of age will be required to have a wristband to participate.  Wristbands purchassed in advance will be $10 and if you purchase the day of the wristband will be $15.  The pre-sale ends MAY 7TH. Wristbands will be handed out to those you pre-ordered on or before May 14.  Please make checks payable to Georgetown PTC.  If you have any questions please contact Susie Coxen at 669-3662 or Stacey Alexander at 914-6896.

4th GRADE NEWS….  Just a reminder that they will be going on a Symphony field trip next Wednesday, April 21.  If you have any questions about this please contact the teacher or visit their blog.

4th Graders will also be starting their swimming lessons on MONDAY, APRIL 26.  This will go until May 7.  Please make sure your student is prepared for this on that Monday.  Please remember a towel, and swim suit, and most important of all….. don’t forget to send the “unmentionables” if the student wears their suit to school underneath their clothing.  The office always has to make many phone calls for such things when swimming starts.  We appreciate your planning ahead for this!  : )

5th GRADE NEWS….  Wow are things moving along at a rapid pace for these 5th graders.  Before you know it they will be Middle Schoolers!  YIKES!!

Band meetings for parents and students will be held on April 21/22.  Please make sure you attend one of these important meetings.  COURSE SELECTIONS are due back to your child’s teacher by April 28. Please make sure to return these on time as the Middle School needs these to get things rolling for schedules for next year.  Lastly, May 3 is the parent Sixth Grade Orientation night at Baldwin Middle School.  Please make sure and mark your calendars for these important upcoming dates.  Remember to enjoy this time with your 5th grader, it will be busy, but very fun and exciting for them!  : )

PTC NEWS….  PTC is looking for nominations for the following positions:  Co-Treasurer and Vice President.  Please send in your nominations to the current PTC members.    You may email these to Kristi Fellows at ioniagal@att.net or Jamie Ham at Cjham20@comcast.net.  Thank you for your thoughts and consideration in this matter.

COMMUNITY ED NEWS….  no new activities at this time.  Make to watch however for the brochures for the upcoming Summer Activites to be coming home with the students around the end of April.

COMMUNITY NEWS…..  TASTE OF HUDSONVILLE……. On Saturday, May 1st the Hudsonville Band Boosters will be sponsoring “Taste of Hudsonville” in the Hudsonville High School gymnasium from 2-5pm.  This community-wide event will showcase a variety of area restaurants as well as the instrumental music talent of the Hudsonville Band program.  In addition to great food and music, a large silent auction and 50/50 raffle will be held.  Tickets for the event can be purchased daily in the Hudsonville High School office, in the high school lobby on Mondays from 5-6pm and at Lake Michigan Credit Union on 32nd Ave. beginning Monday, April 12th.  Advanced sale tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under  ($12 for adults and $6 for children at the door).

CHILDREN’S LEUKEMIA FOUNDATION EVENT…….The Walk: Grand Rapids, Sixth Street Bridge Park     Date: May 1, 2010    Time: Registration – 9 a.m. The Walk – 10 a.m.    Route: Scenic 3-mile walk through Downtown Grand Rapids   $20 pre-registration fee. $25 day-of registration fee.  The Walk will provide food, refreshments, and entertainment.  For more information contact, Kelli at 248-530-3009 or kzgieb@leukemiamichigan.org

This is it for now.  Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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