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BLOG BITS 2/11/11


NEWS FROM THE OFFICE….. Well we are that much closer to our wonderful winter break!!  Hopefully your students told you about the really cool math assembly that we had here at Georgetown on Thursday.  I think the students really liked this!

We want to inform the parents of Georgetown on how our OUTDOOR recess policy works.  We know that many of you have been watching the weather lately and keeping track of the air and windchill temperatures.  We want you to rest at ease that we do check the air AND windchill temperatures in the morning before school AND at recess times.  We are able to get the ACTUAL temperature and the windchill factor right HERE  at Georgetown.  We have a “Weatherbug” device attached to the school and we log into this and it gives us the temperature and windchill temperature.  The RULE we use here at school is that IF the AIR temperature OR the WINDCHILL is BELOW ZERO we let them in before school and will keep them in at recess time.  Thanks for understanding this policy and remember the students DO NEED to get out and get some fresh air and be able to run around, so therefor, make sure they are prepared for outside recess!  Thank you! : )

KINDERGARTEN INFO……. Kindergarten Round-Up will be held on Tuesday, March 8 at 7pm. Please feel free to click the following links for the k registration and the health appraisal.

You may download this and fill them out and return them to Georgetown or you may stop in the office starting on Monday, January 24 to pick these up. We DO ask however, that when dropping off the filled out registrations that you bring in the child’s original birth certificate.  If we do not receive the birth certificate along with the registration your kindergarten student will not be added to a classlist until we receive the birth certificate.

5th Grade News……. We just wanted to inform you of some important information that was passed along from the Middle Schools.  MARCH 24 our 5th grade students get to visit the Middle School for a tour, they will hear music performances from the 6th grade band/choir/orchestra and they will get to have lunch there.  (Most of the students think this is the BEST part!).  APRIL 12 will be instrument fittings for all 5th graders here at Georgetown in the afternoon.  (All students have the opportunity to try out different instruments to see what might work for them).  APRIL 20 (Baldwin Middle) and APRIL 21 (Riley Middle) will be Parent Informational Meetings at the Middle Schools. The meetings are IDENTICAL so you may attend either meeting.

PTC NEWS…… Just a quick note about one of our families here at school.  Probably most of you have received something through School Messenger or read about this on the Georgetown Blog. The Grooms/DeRouin home caught fire last Friday afternoon.  We are accepting monetary donations for our family here at school and you may send this to school in an envelope marked “Family Donation”.  We will be collecting these in the office until Monday, February 28.

BOX TOP INFO……. Our next Box Top competition ends February 17th! The classroom from each wing with the most Box Tops will win a movie afternoon with a special Box Tops product snack!  Earn 70 bonus Box Tops when you purchase 10 Box Tops products at Meijer through February 9th! As with all Box Tops, they must be submitted before their expiration date, so please get them turned in asap!  Shop at the Box Tops Marketplace to earn even more money for Georgetown, visit and sign up!  Georgetown also wants your Campbell’s labels and Spartan UPC codes!

CLASSROOM BASKETS…… We are asking for everyone’s help with this!  This is a great way to help raise money for Georgetown and it is fun for the students also!  Your student’s teacher will be notifying you of the theme they have selected for their classroom basket.  The PTC is asking for the students to make a donation to their classroom basket by FEBRUARY 17. The raffle tickets for these baskets will be on sale during lunch hours and conference times from February 28 through March 2.  The drawing will be held for the baskets on Thursday, March 3.  If you have any questions, or  would be interested in helping to assemble the baskets and or sell raffle tickets, please contact Staci Nieboer at or at 669-1923.

SPRING BOOK FAIR…….. The PTC is looking for a Book Fair C0 Chair.  The spring book fair will be held the week of March 14 through 18.  This is a wonderful experience for the students here at Georgetown, shopping at the book fair.  If this is something that you think you might be interested in, please contact Cindy Roerig at 669-1285 or via email at .

COMMUNITY ED NEWS…….. We have two new activities listed this week for Community Ed. Please read the following fliers in regards to the new activities.  Boys Wrestling Clinic Wrestform2011 and Cooking For Kids Cooking2011 .   Feel free to contact Community Ed directly at 669-7747, ext #3 with any questions you may have.  You may also register online by visiting .

Grand Valley State University……….Winter Youth Football Camp
Who: Grades 1-8
When: February 20, 2011
What Time: 2:00-5:00
Where: Laker Turf Building
How Much: $30
The Winter Youth Camp will emphasize football fundamentals – blocking, tackling, passing, catching. Both offensive and defensive skills will be taught. GVSU’s coaches and players will provide instruction on a variety of football skills. Games and competitions will be held with a focus on fun and skill development. Please see the attached link for more info.

EAGLE 5K/10K ……… ~ The Hudsonville Athletic Boosters are once again sponsoring the Eagle 10k/5k run/walk on March 26, 2011. The races will begin at 9AM. Runners/walkers will begin at Hudsonville High School and will continue running through the city of Hudsonville. This is a fundraiser for the Athletes of Hudsonville High School. For more information log onto or Be sure to mark your calendars for
this event. If you would like to volunteer to work this event please call 893-5830 or email through the website. Thank you for your support of Hudsonville Athletics.

COMMUNITY NEWS……… Hudsonville Little League Registration Information. Registration info is at for AGES 4-18.  We also have a Challenger Division for disadvantaged kids.

HUDSONVILLE BOYS’ BASKETBALL AND TEXAS ROADHOUSE……. Are hosting a fundraiser!!  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25 from 11am to 2pm.  Proceeds from this fundraiser go to the Hudsonville Boys’ Basketball Program.  Please help them out by enjoying a great lunch.  Please read the attached flier for all of the details  Texas Roadhouse fundraiser .
ALLENDALE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL’S 3 ON 3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT – SATURDAY, MARCH 26………. Tournament location for Allendale Christian School’s Fifth Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament will be the Allendale Public High School (grades 5-8) and Allendale Christian School (grades 3-4). ACS is hosting the tournament on Saturday, March 26. This double elimination tournament will have divisions for both girls and boys 3rd-8th grades.  Trophies will be awarded to winning teams at each level.  Tee shirts will be provided for each player. All area schools are invited to join us.  Play will be continuous with refs at each court.  Last year there were over 350 players that participated from area schools.  Cost is $80 per team.  Concessions will be available.  Registration forms are due by March 4 and are available at ACS or on our website at If you have questions or interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Jody Ribbens @ 895-6016.

Now Enrolling for Hudsonville Public School – Preschool, Kindergarten Care, Before and After School Care, and Summer Programs
Registration information can be found at the Hudsonville Public School website, under Early Childhood Programs or call 616-797-0842.

Free 4 year old Preschool (child must turn four by Dec. 1, 2011)

GSRP (Great Start Readiness Preschool) is a FREE state-funded preschool program for Hudsonville four year olds who meet certain criteria. This program allows children who qualify an opportunity to receive a high-quality preschool experience who may not otherwise have the chance. Parent/Guardian’s must provide transportation to and from the program.  Children meeting at least two of the 25 criteria listed on the application can qualify.
Some examples of the criteria include: household income, single parent, unemployed parent, and many others.

The Hudsonville Public Schools’ GSRP program has openings as long as state budget allocations allow. Families who show the greatest need will be enrolled first. Registration begins January 10, 2011. Registration information can be found at the Hudsonville Public School website, under Early Childhood Programs or call 616-797-0842.


2/12  Father/Daughter Evening 6p to 8p

2/14  Valentine’s Parties

2/16  Marco’s Pizza Night

2/18 AND 2/21   NO SCHOOL……..WINTER BREAK : )

2/25  M/W Kindergarten

2/28 thru 3/2  Parent teacher conferences

Have a great day,

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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