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BLOG BITS 2/17/11

Good Thursday afternoon to all of you!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE………. YIPPEE, Winter Break is here!  Take this long weekend to get out and have some fun with your family!  Things were good here this week at school.  We started off the week with a very BUSY Monday!  Valentine’s Day.  The office would also like to inform you that the stomach flu and strep is going through the school right now, so be aware if your child says their stomach is upset or throat is sore!

WEATHER REMINDER….. PLEASE remember that it will get COLD again so we are informing you again of our outdoor policy.  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…… Help Support the DeRouin/Grooms Family….. On Sunday, Feb. 20 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm come in and tan at the Tropi-Tan Hudsonville Salon.  All proceeds from the entire day will be donated to the family to help with expenses incurred from their recent house fire.  Tell your friends and family!   We are still 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.

CLASSROOM BASKETS…… Extended Deadline for donations….. until WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23!! 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 23. 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 more parent volunteers for the spring book fair.  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 or visit this link….. Volunteer Spot .

COMMUNITY ED NEWS…… Kids on Canvas! Grab a paintbrush and jump right in for a colorful Kids on Canvas adventure!  Use acrylic paint to explore traditional painting subjects such as the figure, landscape, and still life – with a fresh Abrakadoodle twist – while we learn about cutting-edge Colombian artist Fernando Botero, experimental painter Yin Lum from Singapore, and classic Flemish artist Jan van Eyck.  We use mirrors, windows, natural items and more to create with paint in a variety of ways on canvas!  February 28 – March 28, 2011, 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., Georgetown Elementary Art room. Cost: $65 for five week class.  Sign up at Click on Community Ed. link.   *If we have 8 kids register at this location, a drawing will be held for those registered and one lucky person will take the class for free!

Please feel free to visit the Community Ed Website also for ALL of the activities that are available currently to students and to register online at….. .

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………ONCE UPON A PANCAKE ~ ~ CHARACTER BREAKFAST…….. Allendale Music Boosters invites you to Once Upon a Pancake ~ A Character Breakfast.  come have breakfast with your favorite prince princess, and storybook characters from 7am to 10am on Saturday, March12 at Main Street Pub in Allendale.  Tickets are only $5 per plate which includes sausages, scrambled eggs, unlimited pancakes and a beverage.  Tickets can be purchased at any Allendale Public School Office or reserve your tickets via email to

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 .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
3 ON 3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT……… for 3rd-6th Grade boys and girls on Saturday, March 12, 2011.  Location: HUDSONVILLE UCC, 4950 32ND AVE, Hudsonville.   Time: 9-3 pm.   Sign up online at by March 7, 2011.   Limited team slots available so register early to make sure your team can play.   Shirts for team of four and trophies for winning team.   Entry fee is $90 per team and includes registered officials.   For questions please call Karl @ 616.485.6233 or email
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.


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

2/25  M/W Kindergarten

2/28 thru 3/2  Parent teacher conferences

3/1  Jet’s Pizza Night

3/4  Popcorn Friday

3/8 PK/K  Round-Up @ 7pm


3/14 – 3/18  Spring Book Fair

3/15 & 3/16   PK/K  Screening

3/16  Marco’s Pizza Night

3/17  4th Grade Field Trip to Lansing


3/24  5th Grade visits Baldwin Middle School

3/31  Georgetown Talent Show

4/1 – 4/10  SPRING BREAK!!!!!!

Have a great long weekend!!!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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