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BLOG BITS 10/29/10


Happy Friday before Halloween!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE…… Wow, what a busy day here at Georgetown!  It was party day and there was just a flurry of parents in and out of the building all day!  We are so sorry that Mrs. Ripley and Mrs. Nurenberg had to miss all the fun, however, they did call in a couple of fun PE subs to fill in in the office, a.k.a Mz. Ripster and Mz. Nurdie!

Conference Time……  Conference dates and times arates ane as follows…. November 1, 5pm to 8:30pm; November 2, 4pm to 6pm; and November 3, 4pm to 6pm. Teachers had a staff meeting last night to do scheduling for conferences, so please be watching for your conference time to be coming home.  PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO CHECK THE LOST AND FOUND TABLE ON YOUR WAY PAST THE LIBRARY.

NOTES FOR THE TEACHER……  Parents this is a reminder from the staff and the office here at Georgetown.  We MUST have a note in order for your student to have a change in their transportation at the end of the day.  The teachers, rightfully so, have a hard time with all of the changes that are being made at the last minute at the end of the day!  If we DO NOT have a note stating that there is a change in plans for the end of the day the student will be sent home with their usual mode of transportation!  Remember, not only does this inconvenience you, but we are also first and foremost concerned for the student’s safety when they arrive home!  We have had to make many phone calls at the end of the day due to students saying they are being picked up, but really they were supposed to go home as usual.  The office is very busy at the end of the day and the teachers do not have time to be double checking everyone’s schedule.  Thank you for your consideration in this very important matter.

AFTERSCHOOL BIBLE CLUB…. For those students participating in this activity there will be NO Bible Club next MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST!

PE NEWS…… Well were sorry about having to cancel the Turkey Trot this year, but we still have some winners here from Georgetown that were drawn out of the hat.  Here they are:  TURKEY WINNERS – Paige Gradowski (2-Kuieck), Alyssa Walker (3-Greenlund), Jakob Wortman (K-Bohl); APPLE CIDER WINNERS – Celia Barber (2-Quigley), Anna Fumarolo (K-Jabaay), Kelsey Gelder (4-Huizenga); PUMPKIN WINNERS – Kenzey Burget (1-Stadt), Colton Roby (3-VanArkel), and Ashley Strick (2-Quigley).

PTC NEWS….. We have Box Top winners to announce and the winners of the Marco’s Pizza night from last Wednesday.  BOX TOP WINNERS are as follows:  EARLY CHILDHOOD WING – Dylan Ham (1-Stadt), Addison Jeltema (1-Woodring); 2ND/3RD GRADE WING – Jaron Dykstra (2-Quigley), Elizabeth Ball (2-Kuieck);  4TH/5TH GRADE WING – Brendan Ham (4-Bowen); Emilee Peterson (4-Huizenga).  These lucky winners all receive a $5 gift certificate to McDonald’s!

The winning classroom that will be receiving a class pizza party is MISS TABER’S room.  Georgetown Elementary will be getting $116 from Marco’s.  Way to go families for helping to support Georgetown like this!  You are the best!

Don’t forget Jet’s night is next Tuesday, November 2! What a great dinner plan for conference night.

COMMUNITY ED NEWS…….. Wacky Science… This will be offered here at Georgetown on Wednesdays, starting November 17.  It is for grades K-5.  They will be exploring Tantalizing Tastes, Harnessing Heat, Watts-up and Wacky Water. The form you need is attached so please read it.


Swim Lessons and Heat Diving Club is also being offered currently through Community Ed. The swim lesson are offered for children ages 11 months and up and starts Saturday, November 13.  The Dive Club is offered for ages 9-18 and starts Saturday, November 13 also.  The forms are attached below for your convenience.

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HEAT Swimming……. Hudsonville Eagles Aquatic Team has posted all of their upcoming swimming groups that are available.  Please visit the Community Ed link below or go to and click on the Community Ed link.  All of the HEAT Swim information is listed under the “Aquatics” heading on the left side of the Community Ed Section.

If you have any questions, please contact Community Ed at 669-1740.  This is the direct link also to the Community Ed website if you are interested in registering on line.  We will also have forms outside of the Multi-Purpose Room for you to grab.  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:

COMMUNITY NEWS……..  Help support the HHS Senior All Night Committee by purchasing bag chairs that have the eagle logo!  These are great to use for athletic events or camping and would make an awesome Christmas gift!

The chairs are selling for $35 each and for an additional $2 your name can be put on the chair as well.  Checks can be made payable to HHS Senior All Nighter. Please submit order with payment to Ginny Hager 1482 – 36th Avenue, Hudsonville, MI 49426 by November 24. Delivery will be by December 15. FYI, we will be placing another order after the first of the year.  If you have any questions, please contact Ginny Hager at  Thanks for helping to support the Senior All Nighter!

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 Please indicate if you plan to use the child care and the ages and number of children.
AFTER SCHOOL BIBLE CLUB…….  REMEMBER NO BIBLE CLASS ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1!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!
Fire Coats 4 Kids – No Child Goes Cold…….. Georgetown Fire Department is starting our 2nd Annual “Fire Coats 4 Kids- No Child Goes Cold” Campaign.  Georgetown Township is the largest township in Ottawa County, with close to 50,000 residents.  Due to the current state of the economy there is a great need in the Jenison/Hudsonville school systems for winter coats.  In the 2010 school year there was an estimated 500 students in both school districts in need of assistance.  During this time, through donations from our generous community, we were able to collect and distribute over 800 coats to our school system and local charities.  This year we are hoping to match our successes from last year and collect new and gently used winter coats, gloves, and hats for the kids of Georgetown Township.
It’s easy to donate, we have three convenient locations:
GTFD Station 1: located on the corner of 44th St. and 14th Ave.
GTFD Station 2: located at 7518 Church St., just west of Main St.
GTFD Station 3: located south of Baldwin on 36th Ave.
Donations will be accepted at these locations until mid December.
Also you can donate at the Georgetown Twp. Library at 1525 Baldwin St.
Please join us on Tues. November 9 from 7 to 9pm at our Station 2 for our coat giveaway night.  If you are in need of a coat please RSVP to this event.  Questions, RSVP’s, or pick-ups, please contact: Brett Wright 616-706-4020 or Corrie Glupker 616-862-4001. Thanks.

11/1 – 11/3 Parent Teacher Conferences
11/1 – 11/5 Book Fair
11/2  Jet’s Pizza Night
11/5  Popcorn Friday
11/17  Marco’s Pizza Night
11/24-11/26 Thanksgiving breakNO SCHOOL

Happy Halloween and have a great weekend!   Mrs. Nurenberg  : )         01a3b
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