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BLOG BITS from the Office 4/23/10

Good Friday afternoon again Georgetown parents!  Hope this week has been good to all of you, as it has been a good week here at school.

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE

10TH ANNUAL STUDENT ART SHOW….. Please see the attached flyer in regards to the upcoming Art Show for the Hudsonville Public Schools.  Everyone is welcome to come out and see all the great works of art done by our very own Hudsonville students. The event is held at Park Elementary and is open from 5:30pm to 7:30pm from April 26th through April 29th.  The attachment has all the details.

All School Art Show Invite

GEORGETOWN’S SPRING 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…..4th Graders will be starting their swimming lessons on MONDAY!!!! This will go until May 7.  Please make sure your student is prepared for this!  Remember a towel, a 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.…..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  from 7-8:30p is the parent/student Sixth Grade Orientation night at Baldwin Middle School.  Please make sure and mark your calendars for these important upcoming dates.

PARENTS OF 5TH GRADERS….. please READ the following attachment from the middle school in regards to immunizations requirements for the middle school.    announcement

Remember to enjoy this time with your 5th grader, it will be busy, but very fun and exciting for them!  : )

LUNCH NEWS…..More Environmentally Friendly Lunch Tray Introduced.  In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the food service program introduced a more environmentally friendly lunch tray at the elementary buildings on Monday April 19.  This tray is part of the envirofoam line of environmentally friendly disposable products offered by Dispozo.  This tray has 21.8% recycled pre-consumer waste and 100% recycled Carbon Dioxide (CO2) used in its manufacturing. For more information on this product, go towww.dispozo.com/pdf_docs/enviroware_specs.pdf.

SCHOOL ELECTION…..   ~ Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, May 4, 2009! Ballot items include:
Non-Homestead Renewal – Hudsonville voters will be asked to approve the annual renewal of the 18 mill non-homestead property tax.  This is a tax on businesses and second homes, not on homestead residences or qualified agricultural property.  Taxes on homestead residences will remain at the 1994 millage rate.

Board Election – Two four-year seats are open this year. Four candidates are running:
Steve Bowerman (incumbent)
Dawn Sneden
Ron Terpstra
Roderick Weersing

COMMUNITY ED NEWS…. The Summer Activities booklet from Community Ed will be coming home today and Monday with our youngest and only students.  This is a listing of all the activities that Community Ed will be offering throughout the summer.

COMMUNITY NEWS….. HUDSONVILLE ROCKET CHEERLEADING
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 15th.  Registration will be held at the Hudsonville High School Cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The cost of registration is $50 and includes an end of year banquet and trophy.  An additional uniform cost applies for those that do not have one.  Used uniforms will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.  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 me.  Email:  hudsonvillerocketcheer@yahoo.com or call coach Britni at 616-634-9580.  I look forward to seeing you at registration!

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 orkzgieb@leukemiamichigan.org

Well I think this is it for this week.  I hope you all enjoy your weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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