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WELCOME BACK GEORGETOWN PARENTS!!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……. Holy Toledo, can you believe we are already done with two weeks of school?!  Well I am here to tell you we are ready for week 3!  Things are running smooth and we are feeling like we are a well oiled machine once again.  (Never any doubts in our minds of course!).

PICTURE DAY……  is MONDAY, September 19 for students other  than Tuesday/Thursday  PK/Kindergartners.  Tuesday/Thursday students will have their pictures taken on TUESDAY, September 20.

MEDICATIONS…… Thanks to all parents who have turned in their student’s medications and forms.  We are still waiting for a few to be returned and if parents could get those in ASAP as we need to have the medication accessible if the student needs it and we MUST have the medication form ALSO to administer the medication.  Thanks for you help in this matter.

NOTES ABOUT DAILY CHANGES…….Parents we cannot STRESS enough the importance of sending notes with your children in regards to CHANGES at the END of the day.  It may seem like it is a hassle to send a note in the am, but already in the first two weeks of school we have been needing to INTERRUPT classes frequently  with changes for students at the end of the day.  We DO REALIZE there are some instances where you are not aware of changes due to unexpected appts and such, and will be happy to let the teachers/students know for these.  Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

LUNCH INFORMATION…….  Welcome to the 2011-2012 school year.  Just a reminder that starting this year, the elementary hot lunch menus will be emailed to you once a month through the district’s School Messenger system.  We do not have the ability to remove individual emails from this system so please feel free to just delete this message each month if you do not want to see the menu.  Hard copies are available at the buildings if you would like one. If you want to print the menu without the colored graphics, please go to our webpage at www.jenhudfood.org to find a less ink version of the menu.  Nutritional information on all of our menus items is also available on our webpage.

Breakfast and lunch will be offered on the first day of school (Tuesday September 6) at all buildings.  If you do not want your child to have access to the lunch program, please contact the food service office at 457-2400 or email lunchacctinfo@hpseagles.net and ask to have your child’s lunch cards pulled.  Please feel free to contact the food service office if you have any questions otherwise our webpage has a lot of valuable information that may help answer any questions.
I hope you have a great start to the new school year and thank you for your business.

Stacey L. Wykoski – Food Service Director    September 2011Elementary Menu    Deposit Slip

GIRLS ON THE RUN……..  This is wonderful opportunity for girls in grade 3-5.  Please read the following attachment for more information.   GOTR flyer

PE NEWS…..  The Turkey Trot is fast approaching!!  It will be held on October 25 this year.  The PE teachers are looking for sponsors for this event.  Please visit the PE BLOG for more information on how you can help make this a fabulous event!!

PTC NEWS……  Please read the following attachment in regards to Important Fundraising Information for Georgetown Elementary!!!  We love it when parents get involved and help raise money for our wonderful School.    Fundraising Flyer 2011-2012
I am also attaching the PTC Events Calendar for the upcoming school year.  This will give you the dates for meetings, book fairs, etc.   ptcevents2011-12

COMMUNITY NEWS……. JET’S PIZZA NIGHT FOR HUDSONVILLE CHEER… please read the following attachment for more details.  It will be held on Tuesday, September 27!     Jets Pizza Night

YOUTH NIGHT AT A GVSU GAME!…… GVSU Women’s Soccer is hosting a Youth Night on September 16th at 7:00 p.m.  GVSU vs. Michigan Tech at the Laker Soccer Field.  Kids 12 and under get in free!

HEF FAMILY FUN FEST…….  Please read the following attachment for all of the details.  It is a really fun night out for families!    HEF Fun Fest

JENISON CHRISTIAN ARTS AND CRAFT SHOW………  Get your holiday shopping started early.    Annual Jenison Christian School arts and craft show to be held on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.    Well over 120 hand crafted vendors will be sure to put a good dent in that holiday gift buying.   Lunch will be available.   Admission is free.   7726 Graceland, Jenison.

HERITAGE CHRISTIAN  SECONDHAND SALE…..Heritage Christian School is hosting its annual Fall/Winter Secondhand Sale on Saturday, September 24 from 9am – Noon.  50+ vendors will be selling used toys, games, sporting equipment, baby paraphernalia, and children’s fall/winter clothing sizes newborn through junior high.  All items are clean and in good condition, and will be sold at reasonable prices.  The school is also hosting a baked goods sale.  The school is located at 4900 40th Avenue across from W. W. Greenhouse in Hudsonville.

PATHWAYS OF MICHIGAN…...  Would like you to be aware of a few things they are offering for local families.  Please read the following attachments for more details.     Family Dinner Night Flyer Parent and Parent Workshop Series 2011-2012 and  Tween.Teen COP

COMMUNITY ED NEWS…….  Wow…… lots of activities are currently being offered for your children.  Please visit the COMMUNITY ED WEBSITE  (go to Courses and Registration on the left) to register your students for these great opportunities.  Some are coming up soon so don’t hesitate to check them out!!  Here is currently the activities they are offering….  HomeAlone/Babysitting, Young Rembrandts Drawing, Learn to Skate, Fencing, Tae Kwon Do, Bowling, HEAT Swim, Gymnastics/Dance/Cheer, Girls Basketball, After School Fun, and Swimming Lessons.  LOTS to choose from!!

ADULT YOGA CLASSES….  The purpose of this beginning yoga class is to bring the students into their awareness, both physically and mentally. This class is suitable for all people, especially those who think they are not flexible!  Throughout the eight week session, we will focus on creative expression through the body, proper body alignment, and learn some of the foundational yoga poses. We will play with breathing exercises to help students realize the importance of their own breath. We will build a strong foundation and learn about the alignment of the body.
All of these aspects will be taught in a playful, supportive environment. Please join us!

Instructor:   Abby Whitenight Brooks.  Abby has been studying yoga at From the Heart Yoga Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan
since 2005. She has completed both Level 1 and 2 teacher trainings, as well as various other workshops with some of the leading yoga teachers in America.

When:   Mondays – September 26 – November 14, 2011 (Class for October 31 will be held on November 1)

Time:   4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Cost:   $50.00 for the 8 week session

Where:  Park Elementary Music Room, 5525 Park Ave.

You may register online by visiting www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org, or you can mail or drop form off at Hudsonville Community Education.


UPCOMING EVENTS………

9/19 ~ 9/20  School Pictures (ONLY Tues/Thurs students on 9/20)

9/21 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

9/21 ~ M/W Kindergartners Walk-A-Thon

9/22 ~ Walk-A-Thon

9/23 ~ ECSE Parent Activity “Handwiting Without Tears” (students come w/parent in the am)

9/23 ~ HEF Family Fun Fest @ HHS Athletic Facility

9/26 ~ M/W Kindergarten Field Trip – Moelker Orchard

9/27 ~ T/TH Kindergarten Field Trip – Moelker Orchard

Have a wonderful FALL weekend!!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

 

 

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