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BLOG BITS 5/26/2011

HAPPY THURSDAY GEORGETOWN PARENTS!  (How is that for a change?)

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……..Well we had a very good week here at Georgetown.  The Hope-Liverpool students were here for the week, so ask your students if they got to spend any time with them while they were here.  I think the students really enjoy having them around.  Our 5th Graders got off to camp without a hitch.  However, due to the lovely weather we have had they may be covered in mosquito bites from head to toe but I am sure they still had a GREAT time!  It is something they will never forget.  : )

PK/K LETTERS……. If you have an incoming PK/K student you should have received your letter in the mail stating what day your child will be attending as well as who their teacher will be.  We are just overwhelmed here at Georgetown how many new PK/K students we have entering the building this upcoming fall.  We will be having 4 Kindergarten classes and 2 Pre-Kindergarten classes!  WOW

A THOUGHT FROM THE OFFICE……. Just a little something to think about….. Remember as much as the rain is getting to each and everyone one of us, please remember we could have it MUCH WORSE as those in theSouth do right now.  Let’s remember to be thankful for what we have and do what we can to help others less fortunate!!  Let’s not forget about our Memorial day holiday on Monday and remember to think of those who have fought for us to be where we are today.

MEDS IN THE OFFICE……. This is just a reminder to those of you that have student medication here in the office.  It WILL NEED to be PICKED UP before the office closes the week after school.  Any medication that has NOT been picked up by WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15 will be discarded.  Thank you for remembering this for us!  : )

SUMMER VACATION COUNTDOWN……… ONLY 8 days and counting!!  Can you believe that??

LIBRARY NEWS……….Attention all  K-5th grade students!! How would you like a summer full of reading adventures and at the same time a chance to earn a free book?!  To get more information on this go to and find out how to join the Barnes & Noble summer reading program called Imagination’s Destination.  In addition to this check out the Bookapalooza  Party on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 1:00p.m. at the Barnes & Noble in RiverTown Crossings Mall.  This is sure to be a good time!!

5th GRADE NEWS……. Wow, did I not tell you this time would fly by?!  Your 5th graders have two more big events and then we might as well consider them middle schoolers.  Enjoy these last few days with them as 5th graders,  they will be making lots of fun memories that they will have forever!  If you think elementary school went fast, middle school goes even faster.

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

6/7 ~ 4th/5th Grade Field day at BMS

COMMUNITY ED NEWS………. 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 ( If you have any additional questions about the program, please contact me. Call Coach Britni at 616-634-9580 or e-mail I look forward to seeing you at registration!

COMMUNITY NEWS……… GYMNASTICS UNLIMITED END OF THE YEAR SCHOOL FUNDRAISER…….. Friday, June 3 or Saturday, June 4.  From 7:00pm to 11:00pm; cost is $15 per person (with a $5 kick-back to your school!); at Gymnastics Unlimited, 3400 Highland DR, Hudsonville, 669-6789.  SPACE IS LIMITED….. Drop off payment by Wednesday, June 1st!  There are release forms that will need to be filled out to participate and these are located outside of the Multi-Purpose Room here at Georgetown.  If you have any questions please contact Gymnastics Unlimited.  Games, Pizza and much more fun will be offered!

KIDS DAY 2011……….Saturday, June 18 is THE DAY! If you are looking for an affordable place to have a fun day with your family (especially if you have kids between the ages of 5-10), then mark your calendar to go to the Hudsonville Fairgrounds between 10 AM and 3 PM on Saturday, June 18 for our second annual Kids Day.
What is Kids Day 2011? Hosted by Jehovah Jireh Ministries of West Michigan and sponsored by over a dozen area businesses, it is a day of games and activity for the young, and food and entertainment for everyone. Some activities will be free, the rest will be very affordable.

St. Balderick’s Fundraiser honoring Bauer Elementary 1st Grader, Ryan TerHaar (Brain Cancer Survivor)…….. The TerHaar family  is hosting a St. Baldrick’s event honoring 1st Grader Ryan TerHaar who is a 2 year brain cancer survivor!   The event will be held at Bauer Elementary School on Saturday, June 4th from 2 pm – 6pm.  A bake sale is being planned as well as a cake walk and kids games.

Please contact Ryan’s Mom, Mindy TerHaar at if you would like to volunteer to shave your head or volunteer to help with the event. Please contact Karen DeGram if you would like to donate bake goods.  You can also get information at

AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization)……  Missed the 2011 sign-ups? Don’t worry!  Online registration is still open.  Get your forms and registration fee turned in by May 31st to secure a spot for your child.  Visit our website for instructions at

SATURDAY SLIP ~N~ SLIDE……. Please read the attached flier in regards to a great Slip n Slide party.  This will be sponsored by CITY2SHORE Real Estate and will be held at Rosewood Park in Jension (aka the “soccer bowl” or “Charlie’s Dump”) on Saturday, June 11 from Noon to 5:00pm.  If you are interested in participating there is also a WAIVER form that you will need to fill out and hand in.  Slip n Slide Waiver for Slip N Slide

GRAND VALLEY FOOTBALL CAMP……Are you ready for some Football?!?! Grand Valley State University will again be offering a variety of summer football camps for grades 1-12

Youth Camp – June 13-14
Lineman Camp – June 27-29
Senior 1 Day Camps – July 10 and July 13
Individual Camp – July 11-12
For more information and to register for a camp go to:
GIRL SCOUT INFORMATION NIGHT…….. will be held at Park Elementary on Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30.  I am attaching a flier also.  Girl Scout flyer

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 For questions, e-mail us at or contact us by phone (616) 395-7628.

5/30  NO SCHOOL ~~ Memorial Day
6/2  ECSE ~~ Last day of school
6/7  Grades 4/5 Field Day at Baldwin Middle School
6/8  MONDAY/WEDNESDAY PK/K LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (they have no Fridays in June)
6/8  Grades 2/3 Field Day
Have a great weekend!  ~~
Mrs. Nurenberg  : )
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