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Happy First Friday in NOVEMBER!!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……. Wow this year is flying by!  We had a very busy week here at Georgetown with parent teacher conferences and the book fair this week.  Lots of traffic coming in and out of the building!

WARM CLOTHING….. Please make sure when your children leave the house they are dressed appropriately for the “new” COLD weather we have been seeing.  This past week many students have come to school not dressed warm enough to be outside on the playground before school starts.  We have still been sending them out, but reminding them they need to dress warmer.

GRIFFINS “SCHOOL NIGHT”……….. Your youngest and or only student should have come with a flyer for the Griffins “School Night”.  Georgetown will be attending the event with Alward Elementary also.  It will take place on Saturday, December 4 at 7:00pm.  The ticket money MUST be turned in NO LATER than MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15! Please send it in with your student in an envelope marked “GRIFFINS TICKETS” to their teacher.  Make checks payable to GEORGETOWN PTC. If you have any further questions please contact Staci Nieboer at 669-1923.

SNOW DAY PROCEDURE FOR HOT LUNCH………. I know, I know, I know…. it’s a little early to be talking like this, but we must do it and we were asked by food service to get this information out.  So here it comes…….With snow just around the corner, the food service program would like to remind parents and students about what will happen if school is closed due to weather. If the district is closed, the menu that was supposed to be served on the snow day will be moved to the next school day. An example: ifschool is canceled on Tuesday due to weather, Tuesday’s menu will be served on Wednesday and the menu that was scheduled for Wednesday will be completely canceled.  Because of our computer lunch account system, there will be no need to issue credits and your student will still be able to order a lunch if they need one. The only exception to this policy is if school is canceled on Friday. In this case, Friday’s
menu will be completely canceled and we will continue with the regular menu on Monday. Information on what menu will be served on the day you return will be available on the food service web page at Please feel free to contact the food service department at 457-2400 if you have any questions or are unsure of what the menu will be. Thankyou! -Stacey L. Wykoski, Food Service Director

P.E. NEWS……. Our “P.E. Cares” food drive just started!  Last year we did an amazing job collecting non-perishable food items for the drive.  This will be taking place until NOVEMBER 17. The class that donates the most food will win a “P.E. Cares” t-shirt and they get to go on a bowling field trip to Hudsonville Lanes with their teacher and P.E. teacher! So start collecting those cans!

PTC NEWS……. Well we had a Jet’s Pizza Night this past week and the winner is…………. drum roll please…… 1st Grade Miss Taber’s class!  That is one pizza eating classroom, they were the winners of the Marco’s Pizza Party too!  Way to go 1st Graders!  You Georgetown families are the best.  You raised another $189.50 for our school! Way to go!!  Keep up the good work!  PTC is so excited about the participation this year!  Way to go!!  : )

COMMUNITY ED NEWS……… We have two new activities that are being offered through Community Ed.  The new programs being offered are Hudsonville Youth Wrestling and Soccer. Youth Wrestling is being offered for grades K – 6th and starts Tuesday, November 30.  Soccer is available for ages 5 thru 12 and starts Monday, November 22 or Wednesday, November 24.  I will attach both of these forms below.

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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.


Questions about Community Ed Activities… contact 669-1740 or go to

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!

HOLIDAY ARTISTS’ MARKET & SHOP……. Join us for the 22nd annual Holiday Artists’ Market at UICA.  This unique sale is a delight for holiday shoppers who seek one-of-a-kind works by the region’s most exciting artists.  Enjoy free admission and parking.

Children’s Workshop……….  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 10 AM TO 3 PM………  Create your own holiday ornaments, pins, bracelets, mini-figures or small paintings using colorful yarn and other mixed media materials. UICA Education Staff will be on hand to teach children new techniques and encourage individual creativity in a cooperative and festive studio environment. Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
41 Sheldon Boulevard SE
Grand Rapids Michigan 49503-4227
616 454 7000 |

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.

11/17  Marco’s Pizza Night
11/24-11/26 Thanksgiving breakNO SCHOOL

Have a great weekend!   Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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