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BLOG BITS from the OFFICE 4/30/10

Happy FRIDAY Georgetown Families!!  Wow, what a week……. but what more could we ask for…  a beautiful and sunny Friday!  Woo-hoo!  Also not that we are counting or anything, but someone made us a wonderful countdown chart for the office and we are down to 29 days of school!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE

GEORGETOWN SPRING CARNIVAL….. Our Spring Carnival is on Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 11am to 2pm.  This is a favorite time for Georgetown families to join together in a day of fun and fundraising.  This year all proceeds from the carnival will be donated to the Lamers Family. This is one special family that is in dire need.  Currently, the Lamers Family is financially struggling with medical expenses incurred with their son, Brodie, who has Cerebral Palsy, a paralyzing medical condition.  This family needs to make accommodations to their home as well as purchase a handicap accessible van for Brodie. In addition to Brodie, Tisha and Matthew have three children to support. In today’s economy, this has been quite a challenge.


The Parent Club would appreciate a donation from ALL of our students.

We need for all students to bring in:

Baked Goods for the Carnival Cake Walk Game: K – 2nd grades

2 Litters of Pop for the Carnival Pop Toss Game: 3rd – 5th grades


All baked goods & 2 liters of Pop should be dropped off to the school office by Friday, 05/14/2010 by 4:00 PM.

If you have cares or concerns, please contact Susie Coxen 669-3662 or Stacey Alexander 914-6896.

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.  I am attaching the wristband order form also if need to print one off.       Spring Wristbands(2)

4th GRADE NEWS…..4th Graders have one more week of swimming. 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….. Parents don’t forget that Monday night, MAY 3 from 7p-8:30p is the parent/student Sixth Grade Orientation at Baldwin Middle School in the gymnasium.  MAY 11 at 6:oopm is the parent meeting for 5th Grade Camp with a chaperon meeting immediately following.  This will be held the Mult-Purpose Room here at Georgetown.  Lastly for this week, make sure and mark your calendars with the 5th Grade Camp dates of MAY 19-21!

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

LUNCH NEWS….. Please read the attached letter from our Food Service Program.  It pertains to end of the year information and information for the upcoming school year.  Thank you!   End of Year Elem Letter

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

JUST WRITE…… It is that time of year again for our annual writing celebration.  This will take place the week of May 24 through May 28.  More details will be coming home soon.  I am attaching though this time the order form for “Just Write” t-shirts.  If you are interested please print off the attached form and have it turned into school NO LATER than MAY 5.       WRITING_T ORDER FORM10

COMMUNITY ED NEWS….. No new updates at this time.  If you need another summer brochure we have a few extras in the rack outside of the Multi-Purpose Room.

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

SCHWAN’S TRUCKLOAD SALE…… Support HHS student athletes by purchasing frozen foods at the Schwan’s Truckload Sale on May 4!  Simply drive up to a Schwan’s truck and purchase your favorite food items at HHS Athletic Events on the evening of May 4, or place a pre-order using a catalog available here at school.  It’s that easy!  Current customers, why not help the Athletic Dept. by taking part in the Truckload Sale and purchasing items that you plan to purchase anyway?  To those of you who don’t regularly purchase Schwan’s, why not give it a try in order to benefit the hundreds of student athletes at HHS?  Show your Eagle Pride by taking part in the Schwan’s Truckload Sale on May 4!  GO EAGLES!

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

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )



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