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BLOG BITS 10/8/10

HAPPY SUNNY FRIDAY AFTERNOON!!!   : )

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE…….  What a great week we have had!  We had great weather for our 3rd grade field trips this week, a  great Jet’s Pizza night and ended the week with Popcorn Friday!

Jet’s Pizza Night…..  WOW, what a great turn out we had!  The best ever for a Georgetown Pizza Night!!  You families rock!  We raised $210.00 for Georgetown,  that is more than we raised ALL of last year together on pizza nights!  The winning class for the pizza party was 1st grade, Mr. Jurewicz.  They will be receiving their party soon.  Thanks again for all of your help and support, every little bit truly does make a difference!

Lunch Room News……  We all know that our children like to be social with their friends and classmates at lunchtime.  However, we need to encourage our children to make sure when  they get into the lunchroom that they eat their lunch first and then socialize.  We have lots of students that are going home hungry because they are not eating.  We hope that between you the parents and the lunchroom staff that we can make sure that our kids are eating their lunches and not going throughout the afternoon hungry!  Thanks for you help with this!

MEAP Testing…….  MEAP testing will begin next week for our 3rd through 5th grades.  We would like you to make sure your students are well rested and have a good breakfast and a healthy snack to start their day!  This truly does make a difference.  Please if at all possible try not to schedule appointments during these testing days.  Below is the testing schedule.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12 – ALL DAY

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 – ALL DAY

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14 – ALL DAY

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19 – ALL DAY

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20 – ALL DAY

Conference Time…… Conference time is fast approaching and we want to make sure all of you are checking your teacher’s blogs.  They will have a “Parent/Teacher Survey Form” for fall conferences that need to be filled out for your teacher to schedule your conference day and time.  If for some reason you need a paper copy to fill out please request one from your child’s teacher or stop by the office.  Conference dates and times are as follows…. November 1, 5pm to 8:30pm; November 2, 4pm to 6pm; and November 3, 4pm to 6pm.

PE NEWS…..  The Turkey Trot is fast approaching.  Yesterday was our last day of accepting registrations at Georgetown.  If you are still interested in participating there will be “Late” registration the day of the event right at the gate.  The Turkey Trot takes place on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26.  The gates will open at 4:15pm and the race starts at 5pm.  Registration fee is $6.  T-shirts will be available at the late registration on a first come/first serve basis.

PTC NEWS….Walk-a-thon Winners Announced!

Box Top News.…..  Don’t forget our first Box Top Competition ends next FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15!!  Please send in your box tops labeled with your child’s name/teacher/and the number of box tops in the bag/envelope.  The teachers will then turn these in and the PTC  will announce the winners of the Classroom prizes and the individual winners.  Thanks for helping raise money for Georgetown!

COMMUNITY ED NEWS……..  Girl Scouts will be having a meeting if anyone is interested in participating or just finding out more information about the Girl Scouts.  The Meeting will take place on MONDAY, OCTOBER 18  from 7pm to 8pm.  It will be held in the Park Elementary Community Room. If you have any questions please contact Michelle Curnow at 662-8983 or MichelleCurnow@yahoo.com.

Community Ed would also like to give you the direct link to their website for upcoming activities and online registration for any activities that you are interested in signing up for.  The link is:     http://commed01.hudsonville.k12.mi.us/Default.aspx

COMMUNITY NEWS……..  Cancer Support Group of Jenison/Hudsonville Has a cancer diagnosis recently affected your family?  Could you or someone you love need support while going through chemotherapy and/or radiation?  Are you dealing with the effects of therapy?  Our group is made up of families from the area who have been through cancer and know how it impacts the entire family.  We want to offer support.  We are so proud of our community, where awareness and support have grown by leaps and bounds!  For more information, please contact:  Jean Krzewski at 662-0951 (support for children) or Tara Koziatek at 457-9918 (support for adults).

“LOVE AND LOGIC” PARENTING WORKSHOP – The purpose of this workshop is to educate parents about the “Love and Logic” philosophy of parenting.  Participants will learn how to avoid power struggles, respond to misbehavior with empathy instead of anger, construct logical and effective consequences, and guide children through problem solving.  Participants will also have the opportunity to share and discuss parenting challenges and suggestions with other parents.  The workshop will be held at Park Elementary on Tuesday nights for six weeks, starting November 9 and ending December 14.  Cost is a one-time fee of $10 to cover the cost of the workbook and will be collected the first night.  Childcare is provided free of charge by HHS students.  To register, please e-mail Kristi Sherrington, workshop facilitator, at ksherrin@hpseagles.net. Please indicate if you plan to use the child care and the ages and number of children.
AFTER SCHOOL BIBLE CLUB…….  An After School Bible Club is coming to Georgetown.  This will be starting on MONDAY, OCTOBER 25.  It will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room here at Georgetown on Mondays from 3:40p to 4:30p.  Parents must provide transportation home after the class.  The club will be offered through March or April.  There is no charge for the club.  This club is being offered through BCM International Western Michigan, a nondenominational organization.  If you have any questions please call BCM at 616-457-3840.  If your child plans on attending please fill out the Registration form that will be outside of the Multi-Purpose in the rack.  They also want you to know that you may visit the Bible Club at any time.  Thank you!
UPCOMING EVENTS TO PUT ON THE CALENDAR

10/13  Late Start  ONLY FOR MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOLS!!!!!

10/15  ECSE Field Trip to Post Family Farm

10/20  Marco’s Night

10/22  NO SCHOOL

10/26  Turkey Trot

10/28  T/TH K Halloween Parties/ECSE Halloween Parties

10/29  Halloween Parties

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!  GET OUTSIDE AND ENJOY THE GREAT FALL WEATHER!

MRS. NURENBERG  : )       pumpkin5

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