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BLOG BITS 5/6/2011

HAPPY FRIDAY AFTERNOON GEORGETOWN PARENTS!yellow_daisy_flower_growing_in_a_pot_0515-1103-2603-0549_TN

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……… Wow what a busy week here at Georgetown.  We have just been hopping around here!  Our Raey Guang guests arrived here on Wednesday morning and participated in classroom activities and then spent their two evenings with their “host” families.  What a great experience for the Raey Guang students as well as for our Georgetown students!  Then thanks to our wonderful PTC members and all of the great Georgetown volunteer parents the staff here has been pampered all week long with breakfast and great lunches!  Wow, you are all way to good to us!!  Thanks for everything from each and everyone of us!

One VERY important message from the office…… we could really use some help from our Georgetown parents.  It would help the office staff AND the teachers greatly if you could PLEASE make sure to send a note in the morning with after school changes or early dismissals.  Lately we have been receiving many phone calls and emails to make changes to a student’s regular routine.  (Now with that being said, we are aware that there will be the occasional emergency change that will come up).  However, when we get calls to make changes for a student it causes us to interrupt the classroom and lately we receive ALOT of these changes at the END of the day and it is very hard to track down the teachers.  As far as emails go, the teachers are not able to check their incoming emails multiple times throughout the day as they are busy teaching and some of these messages are getting missed.  Notes are great,  so if you could please help all of us out and make sure to send these with the students in the morning that would be GREAT!!! : )  Thank you!

Now for the most exciting news from the office…….  only 23 more school days until summer vacation!!!  YIPPEE

LUNCH MENUS……… Here is the MAY/JUNE menu for the elementary schools  ~~  may-june 2011 hud elem I am also attaching a letter from Food Service that will give you information for the end of the year and the upcoming school year of 2011/2012.     11 End of Year Elem Letter

SCHOOL CALENDAR……. I am attaching the school calendar for the upcoming school year of 2011/2012.  I know this seems way too soon to think about this already, however, I know some people like to plan ahead for vacations.  So here you go…..  Student-11-12-revised

YEARBOOKS…….. Your student should have brought home their yearbooks home this week.  The Office just wants to let you know that we have “extra” yearbooks for sale in the office.  These will be sold for $10 per yearbook. They will be available on a first come, first serve basis.  If you will be writing a check, please make it payable to “GEORGETOWN ELEMENTARY”.

PTC NEWS………. Well it is that time of year again, Spring Carnival!  Woo-Hoo!!  CALLING ALL GEORGETOWN BAKERS!!
(Or if you do not tell anyone …… bakery shoppers!) Our wonderful Spring Carnival committee has asked me to put out a PLEA for baked goods for one of our most popular carnival games…. THE CAKEWALK!  This game is one of the biggest hits of the carnival. (for both kids and adults!) So we would love to have a great turnout for the amount of baked goods that are donated. Once the baked goods are gone, the game is over. : (
We will GLADLY start accepting the baked goods donations starting WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 in the afternoon here at school. You may just drop them off in the office. These donations will be accepted until 5:00pm on Friday, May 13.

SPRING CARNIVAL….. Is coming right around the corner!!  It will be held on Friday, May 13 from 5:30p to 8:30p!!  Wristbands purchased in advance will be $8 per person, BUT if you wait they will be $15 the night of!!! The deadline for pre-purchased wristbands is MAY 6th!!  Please contact Stacey Alexander (209-7434) or Susie Coxen (669-3662) if you have any questions.

Attached you will find the flyer with all of the details and the PRE-SALE SLIP for wristbands.    Spring Carnival Wristband Flyer2010

ONE OTHER IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT CARNIVAL DAY……… ON FRIDAY, MAY 13 THE CIRCLE DRIVE WILL BE  CLOSED FOR THE PM PICK-UP TIME AS THEY WILL BE SETTING UP FOR THE CARNIVAL. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

5th GRADE NEWS……. Just going to list a few dates for you to put on your calendars to remember for upcoming 5th grade events.  Wow….  hold on tight, before you know it you will have a middle schooler!

5/19 ~ 5th grade CAMP meeting @ 6pm

5/25 thru 5/27 ~ 5th grade CAMP

6/3 ~ 5th Grade CELEBRATION!!!!

COMMUNITY ED NEWS……… Hudsonville Community Education and Hudsonville Lanes are excited to offer families a great
night of affordable fun
!    Music ~ Lights ~ Friends ~ Food~ Prizes & Bowling ~ a combination that’s sure to be a hit!
Who: Boys, Girls, Moms & Dads (ages 3 and up)
When: Dad/Daughter – May 14, 2011
Mother/Son – May 21, 2011
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. OR 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $8 per person – includes shoe rental, 2 games of bowling, hot dog, chips & drink
Where: Hudsonville Lanes

You may register online by visiting www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3

Rock & Bowl ~~ Attention all boys, girls, moms & dads, Rock and Bowl is here!!  Please read the attached flyer for all of the details.   Rock&Bowl2011

Please remember you can visit the Community Ed website for all of the activities that are currently available and you are ALSO able to register on line for these courses through this link! http://commed01.hudsonville.k12.mi.us/Default.aspx .

HUDSONVILLE ROCKET CHEER…….. Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will be having their sign up dates on Saturday, June 11th and Saturday, July 23rd. Registrations will be held at the Hudsonville High School cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The cost of registration is $50 and includes an end of year banquet and trophy. An additional uniform cost applies for those that do not have one. Used uniforms will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. The 1st-6th grade girls will be cheering at the Hudsonville Youth Football games and the 7th & 8th grade girls will be cheering at the Hudsonville Club Football games. Check out the Hudsonville Rocket Cheer Website for more info (www.eteamz.com/hudsonvillerocketcheer). If you have any additional questions about the program, please contact me. Call Coach Britni at 616-634-9580 or e-mail hudsonvillerocketcheer@yahoo.com. I look forward to seeing you at registration!

BOATER SAFETY CLASSES…….. These will be offered through Community Ed ALSO!!  You may also register for these online at the Community Ed website too.  Here is the information though if you are interested…….

AGES:  12 & UP;  WHEN: Saturday, May 21;  TIME: 9am to 3pm;  WHERE: Hudsonville High School, Room #109 (enter through the front entrance, turn right by office, then turn left to #109);  COST:  $10 per person.  www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org

COMMUNITY NEWS……. OFF ROAD FAMILY NIGHT/CHARITY RACE…..On Saturday, May 7 at 6:00 pm, West Michigan Off Road is having a Family Night / Charity Race.  The community is invited to come and see an off road derby race at the Hudsonville Fair Grounds.  Kids 16 and under are free with a paid parent admission.

TASTE OF HUDSONVILLE……On Saturday, May 7th the Hudsonville Band Boosters will be sponsoring “Taste of Hudsonville” in the Hudsonville High School gymnasium from 2-5pm.  This community-wide event will showcase food from at least thirteen area restaurants as well as the instrumental music talent of the Hudsonville Band program.  In addition to great food and music, a large silent auction and 50/50 raffle will be held.  Tickets for the event can be purchased daily in the Hudsonville High School and Middle School offices, in the high school lobby on Tuesdays from 5-6pm, at the Avon Store and at Lake Michigan Credit Union on 32nd Ave. beginning Monday, April 11th.  Advanced sale tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for children 10 and under  (all tickets are an additional $2 at the door).

BENEFIT DINNER FOR ALYSSA CROOK…….. Please read the following flyer in regards to this great benefit!!  This is one of our wonderful Baldwin Street Middle School students.  Some of you may have seen her on the “Today Show” on Friday, April 1!  The benefit will be held on Friday, May 13 from 4:30-7:30p.  The flier will have the rest of the information that is needed.  PLEASE participate if you can!!!   Alyssia Fundraiser

HOME ENERGY AUDIT CLASS…….. The purpose of this class is to give homeowners the knowledge and tools they need to conduct a simple home energy audit.  Learn how to improve in-home systems such as heating, lighting, and electrical use with simple tips and resources. There will be a powerpoint presentation along with simple demonstrations and video clips. Handouts will be given with more information.  Please join us on Thursday, May 19, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at Hudsonville High School in room #129.  Cost is $5 per person.  Please preregister at www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3

WEST MICHIGAN FLIGHT ACADEMY DAY CAMP……….. Wonderful learning and fun-filled camp for kids 5th to 8th Grade!  Summer Day Camp Kids will learn the basics of flight at this summer day camp and will even get to fly an airplane:

Riverview Airport in Jenison through the West Michigan Flight Academy who is sponsoring this event.  805 Taylor St. Jenison, MI.  Kids from 5th to 8th Grade.  No experience needed.  Field trip to FAA Tower at Gerald R. Ford Airport.  Learn about:  Navigation, Rockets, Kites, Radio Controlled airplanes And Real Airplanes!   9 am to 1:30 Monday through Friday and 12 to 3 pm on Saturday.  $10 non refundable Registration.  $200 fee checks to  WMFA P.O. Box 7747 Grand Rapids MI. 49510-7747 Visit us online @ www.WestMiFlightAcademy.org Or Call: 616.633.3179

CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE……… YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids ~~  Do your children have health insurance? Did you know, a family of four can make up to $44,000 per year and still qualify for Michigan’s free or low cost health insurance? Children 18 years and under can be insured under this comprehensive health program. Regular check-ups, vision and dental care, immunizations, and prescriptions are all covered! Even if you have insurance, you might be able to use this program for secondary insurance. The YMCA is an assisting agency and will guide you through the registration process in a private, dignified manner. For complete information please call Deborah or Penny at 616-855-9686 or contact them via email at childrenshealth@grymca.org

HOPE COLLEGE SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES…….. Hope College is offering exciting opportunities this summer for students to explore the wonderful world of science and more (over 51 camps to choose from).  The programs will feature “hands-on” interactive investigations designed to teach scientific concepts in a FUN yet challenging way. A camper manual (for use in the camp) and a parent manual will be provided for each session.  We have fliers for this also outside of the Multi-Purpose Room.   To register or for more information, visit our website at www.hope.edu/camps/science.html. For questions, e-mail us at sciencecamp@hope.edu or contact us by phone (616) 395-7628.

UPCOMING EVENTS
5/5  PTC Mtg at 6:30p
5/7  Mother/Son Event ~~ More info to come from PTC!
5/13  Popcorn Friday AND the SPRING CARNIVAL 5:30 – 8:30
5/13  ECSE ~~ Teusink Farm Field trip
5/16  Just Write  GRADE 5 @ 2:00pm
5/17  Just Write GRADE 4 @ 3:00pm
5/18  Just Write GRADE  PK/K
5/18  Marco’s Pizza Night
5/19  Just Write GRADE K @1:00PM and GRADE 1 @ 2:45pm
5/19  5th Gr. Camp Mtg at 6p
5/20  Just Write Celebration 9:30 to 11:00am
5/25 – 5/27  5th Gr. CAMP
5/27  ECSE ~~ Hager Park Picnic – parents provide transportation
5/30  NO SCHOOL ~~ Memorial Day
6/2  ECSE ~~ Last day of school
6/3  TUESDAY/THURSDAY KINDERGARTEN FRIDAY and Popcorn Friday
6/7  TUESDAY/THURSDAY LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
6/8  MONDAY/WEDNESDAY PK/K LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (they have no Fridays in June)
6/9  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!
Have a great weekend!  ~~REMEMBER…..April Showers BRING May Flowers ~~
Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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