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Happy Friday afternoon Georgetown Parents!!

Well we have survived our first full week of school.  I hope everything is going as smooth at home with the new routines as here at school.  We truly are fortunate to have such a great group of kids!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……. Just  a few things from the office crew.  School pictures will be taken on Monday and Tuesday, September 20 and 21Everyone will be photographed on MONDAY,  UNLESS your child is a Tuesday/Thursday Kindergartner or pre-schooler.  Anyone who is absent on Monday will be able to have their picture taken on Tuesday.

NOTES from home…….  please make sure you send a note from home if there will be any changes for after school transportation. It is extremely busy here at school and there are alot of things for the teachers to remember at the end of the day.  It makes it so much easier for the teacher if they have a note to put up by the door to remind them at the end of the day.  If there is no note to alert the teacher of a change, your student will be put on the bus to go home.

DROP-OFF/PICK-UP……..  If your students are riding their bikes to school or being dropped off please make sure they are not arriving at school before 8:30 am.  There is no supervision for the students before this time and for their safety we ask that they not arrive before this time.  As for Pick-up we ask that whomever is picking up that you are here at 3:40pm.

LIBRARY NEWS…….  We have enrolled our school in the Book It Program which is sponsored by Pizza Hut.  This program will run from October through March.  Each grade level will have a weekly reading goal.  A calendar will go home at the end of each month for students to track their reading minutes for the following month.  Once they have met their goal, send the calendar back and we will collect and issue them a certificate for a FREE one-topping Personal Pan Pizza.  You have 30 days from the date on the back of certificate to redeem it.  This program may be combined with Reading Counts and any at home reading.  Please direct all your questions to our Librarian Mrs. VandenBerg at jvandenb@hpseagles.net Feel free to also visit the Book It! Program website at www.bookitprogram.com.  The first calendar will go home the last week of September for the month of October.  Have fun and READ READ READ!!!

PE NEWS ……..  TURKEY TROT is coming and we are in need of sponsors for the race.  Please visit the PE BLOG for more details.

PTC NEWS……   BOX TOP COMPETITIONS……We are planning a couple of competitions this year.  The first competition starts now and runs until October 15.  The second competition will start January 3 and run until February 15.

The classroom from each wing (Early Childhood – 1st/2nd – 3rd/4th -5th) that collects the most Box Tops up will earn a ‘Classroom Prize’.                                 The top Boy and Girl from each wing will earn a Gift Card.

Please send your Box Tops in to school with your child or drop them off in the school lobby in the designated box. Make sure you child’s name, grade and teacher are listed on the bag/envelope when you turn them in!

WALK A THON….. Please visit the posting that Mrs. Reagan put on the blog earlier this week in regards to all the information you will need in regards to the upcoming event.  Just click here on the  word  WALK A THON.

COMMUNITY EVENTS…… SEPTEMBERFEST CRAFT FAIR on Saturday, September 18, from 9-3 at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds.  Admission is $1 and a food tent is available for refreshments and lunch.  150 booths represent a wide variety of products from the finest local vendors.  Sponsored by Hudsonville Christian School. This is a juried show of only handcrafted items with dozens of selected new vendors.

HEF FAMILY FUN FEST……..  The Hudsonville Education Foundation (HEF) is an organization that supports teaching and learning in Hudsonville Public Schools. The HEF is managed by Hudsonville community members that want to give back to the school system. Funds raised through this non-profit 501C3 organization go directly to teacher mini-grants that positively impact student learning. Please join us for our First Annual HEF Family Fun Fest before and during the HUDSONVILLE vs. Grandville football game on September 24. At 4:30 there will be a dunk tank (where you will be able to dunk someone from your school), inflatables, and face painting. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. Please come and support the HEF!

YMCA OF GREATER GRAND RAPIDS……. Do your children have health insurance? Did you know, a family of four can make up to $44,000 per year and still qualify for Michigan’s free or low cost health insurance? Children 18 years and under can be insured under this comprehensive health program. Regular check-ups, vision and dental care, immunizations, and prescriptions are all covered! Even if you have insurance, you might be able to use this program for supplemental insurance. The YMCA is an assisting agency and will guide you through the registration process in a private, dignified manner. For complete information please call Deborah or Penny at 616-855-9686 or contact them via email at childrenshealth@grymca.org

COMMUNITY ED ACTIVITIES….. Our Community Ed department has multiple acitivities for our youth to participate in.  Please see the list below and if you are interested in any of these please click on the title and it will link you to the Community Ed webiste where you may register online or get information on how to contact Community Ed.  Enjoy!!  : )

Babysitting
Bowling
Cheer – Gymnastiks Unl.
Cheer Clinic
Dance/Gymnastics Combo 4-8
Fencing
Girls Basketball
Golf Lessons
Gymnastics
Home Alone
In-line Skate
Mad Science
Tae Kwon Do
Young Rembrandts Drawing

UPCOMING EVENTS TO PUT ON THE CALENDAR

9/20 and 9/21 School Pictures

9/24 Family Fun Fest at the Varsity Football Game

9/27 K/Bohl &K/Estefan Field trip to Robinettes

9/28 K/Boh/ & K/Jabaay Field trip to Robinettes

9/29 and 9/30 Walk a Thon

Well I think this is it for this week.  Enjoy your weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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