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BLOG BITS 10/14/2011

Happy Friday Georgetown Parents!   

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE….. Well we made it through our first week of MEAP testing and looking forward to only two days of testing next week.  Try and make sure your students are well rested and have a great breakfast to start their days next Tuesday and Wednesday.  There is a lot of new information in the “Blog Bits” this week so please make sure and soak it all in.

DISTRICT HOLIDAY PROGRAMS………. Attached is a letter from our Curriculum Director regarding the schedule for all HPS holiday programs. Georgetown’s holiday program will be held on December 1 at Fair Haven Church on the corner of Baldwin and 28nd Streets.   We will hold two back to back performances, one for PK-2 and Grades 3-5.  In the past, we rented Resurrection Life for this performance.  This facility size permitted us to hold one program.  However, the rental fee is cost prohibitive for our 2011-12 budget.  We look forward to showcasing our students vocal talents on December 1.  In November, details will be provided about the exact start times for the program.  PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED LETTER FROM THE CURRICULUM OFFICE …..  Letter-parents (1)

PTC NEWS……  Box Top Contest……The deadline for the first Box Top contest is October 20th.  Send in your Box Tops labeled with the teacher’s name. The winning class from each wing will be announced November 1st.

WALK-A-THON Winners…….. First of all way to go Georgetown…..  we raised approximately $11,000.  Good Job Georgetown Students. Raffle Prize Winners:   Brandon Carr (Mr. Jurewicz) = Double J Waterpark daypass for four,  Coen Pell (Mrs. Stadt) = Laser Tag birthday party package at the Lost City,  Ben Rund-Scott (Mrs. Kok) = Signed Detroit Tigers Baseball.  Top earning CLASSROOM for pamper day: Mrs. Woodring ($710+).   Top 5 earners for pool party:  Tyler Ostrander (2nd Grade, Greenlund),  Victoria Mia Eggers (4th grade – Kooiker),  Sheyla Plummer (3rd Grade – Van Arkel), Noah Sutton (K – Bohl t/th),   Lauren Burgess (K – Bohl t/th).  Top earners from EACH GRADE for a pizza party with Principal (excluding the pool party winners because otherwise these would be repeats?): Reid Everts (PK – Boes), Milena Sremba (K – Jabaay),  Mackenzye VanGeest (1st grade – Woodring),  Brandon Carr (2nd grade – Jurewicz),  Emma Everts (3rd grade – Mcdonald),  Leah Vandernberg (4th grade – Huizenga),  Paetyn Bentley (5th grade – Bouwens),  Jonathon Shaver (ECSE),  Michelle Vincent (ECSE),  (Tie for ECSE).

BOOK FAIR…….  Feels like reading is in the air, get ready for the Book Fair!  The Scholastic Book Fair will be held during the week of parent teacher conferences NOVEMBER 7-11!  The Book Fair will be open two evenings for your convenience during conferences;  Monday, November 7 from 4p-9p and Tuesday, November 8 from 4p-6:30p.The ONLINE FAIR will be going on Nov 4-16th and can be accessed at the following link:  We have lots of great things being planned, make sure to mark the dates on your calendar!  The Book Fair Committee is also in NEED of MANY volunteers!!  If you are interested please contact Mayah Bischoff at 616-719-7737 or

GRIFFINS NIGHT……..  Family Night at the Griffins….  It will be a night out of fun for Georgetown and Alward families. (You can even skate after the game if you bring your own skates!)   A flier was sent home previously,  but this is just a friendly reminder that your money must be turned in by WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19.  The cost of the tickets are $13 and you will receive a $3 food voucher.  Please make sure checks are made payable to GEORGETOWN PARENT CLUB.  Send payment in an envelope with the student’s name and teacher on it to the office.  Any questions please contact Staci Nieboer at 66-1923.  Thank you!

COMMUNITY NEWS…….  HALLOWEEN CANDY BUY-BACK…….  Kids can bring in their unwanted Halloween candy the day after Halloween and we will buy it from them for $1 per pound.  (They also get a little goody bag with a toothbrush, paste, etc.)  The candy is then sent to an organization called Operation Gratitude, who then ships the candy to our troops overseas.  Their website is   We also encourage kids to bring along a note or card for the troops if they want to, thanking them for their service, etc.  The event will be on Tuesday, November 1, 2-7 p.m.   Location: Hudsonville Dental Associates,  3250 Central Blvd.,  Hudsonville, MI 49426.

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY……….  Saturday morning, October 29, 2011, Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a
Mobile Food Pantry on Saturday, October 29th. The food distribution will take place at Hager Park Church’s parking lot, located at 2635 Bauer Road in Jenison, from 10:00 am to Noon. Sign-in is required, although the food is available to anyone that needs it. There will be a large assortment of food , consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.

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.

COMMUNITY ED ACTIVITIES………  Three new activities that we have this week are Fall Swimming, Fall Tennis and Young Rembrandts Drawing.  Please see the following attachments for more information………  swimregfall2011   TennisFall2011  We do NOT have an electronic flier for the drawing class, but you may pick one up outside of the Multi-Purpose Room or visit the Community Ed website.  Please visit the COMMUNITY ED  website for further opportunities for your children.  Thanks


10/18 ~ MEAP testing Grades 3-5

10/19 ~ MEAP testing Grades 4/5

10/19 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

10/21 ~ NO SCHOOL

10/25 ~ Turkey Trot

10/28 ~ ECSE Fall Fun Day

11/1 ~ Picture Retakes

11/1 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night

11/4 ~ Popcorn Friday

11/4 ~ ECSE Meijer Gardens Fall Tour

11/7 – 11/9 ~ Parent Teacher Conferences

11/7 – 11/11 ~ Scholastic Book Fair

Have a great weekend! 

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )






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