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Happy Thursday Georgetown Parents!!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……….  Yippee,  the MEAP testing is finished!  I am not sure who is more excited….. the principle, the teachers, or the students?!  Hopefully the weather will improve this weekend and the kids can get outside and have fun!  Overall not a lot new this week, a few things in the Community and Community Ed sections.  Enjoy your weekend.

NOVEMBER LUNCH MENU…….  Please see the attached flier that is the November Lunch Menu.. november 2011 hud elem – less ink

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)

PE NEWS…….  Do NOT forget the Turkey Trot is next Tuesday, October 25!  The event is held at the Eagle Stadium on Baldwin Street.  The gates open at 4:15pm and the races begin at 5:00pm.  There will be late registration at the gate.  Good luck racers!!  Gobble ~ Gobble

PTC NEWS……..  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: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/georgetownelementary.  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 Mayah.Bischoff1@gmail.com

COMMUNITY NEWS……..  RE-TREASURED SALE …… Hudsonville Congregational U.C.C. invites you to come shop this huge sale before, during, and after the Hudsonville Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 8:00am-4:00pm.  Great selection of gently-used or new items.  The church is located at 4950 32nd Ave., Hudsonville (on the parade route).  For more information, call Anita at 669-7512 or the church office at 669-1295.

SCRAPBOOKING FOR HHS CHOIR……… HHS Choir, Disney trip students invite you to a SCRAPBOOK NIGHT!  Saturday, November 5, 5:00 PM – 11:00 pm, at the Hudsonville High School  Cafeteria.  Your $25.00 registration includes, dinner at 6:00 PM,snacks and beverages through out the night, and ots of table space for all of your supplies.  Bring along your friends that have never started a scrapbook!  All they need to do is bring their photos; there will be a short demonstration to help them get started.  Scrapbooks and lots of supplies will be available for purchase!  Sign up for \”break-out\’s\” where you can learn new techniques make page layouts, and more!  Door prizes and music add to the fun!   What a GREAT NIGHT of uninterrupted time to crop your photos!  You won’t want to miss it!  To register for this event, click here:

PARENTING SEMINAR……..  Mom’s and Dad’s have you every thought to yourself, “I’d Be the Perfect Parent if it Weren’t for My Kids”? Have you ever wished you could find some practical parenting advice close to home that is fast-moving, laughter filled, thought-provoking and life-changing – at a super reasonable price? Parents, future parents, grandparents and anyone who cares for kids is invited to come to Rosewood Church, 2795 Rosewood Street in Jenison, November 11-12, for just such an experience. Bill Sanders, professional speaker, author and father of three, is coming to Rosewood to lead a parenting seminar that is open to everyone in the area. Bill has shared the speaker’s platform with such people as Josh McDowell, Paul Harvey, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Terry Bradshaw, Chuck Swindoll, Presidents Ford and Reagan and Zig Ziglar. Bill wrote the book, “Seize the Moment, Not Your Teen” as well as an article titled “It Takes Courage” in the best-selling book “Chicken Soup for the Soul”. Bill is also traveling across America as part of “Rachel’s Challenge”, speaking to thousands of students about the life and legacy of Rachel Scott, the dynamic young lady killed in the tragic massacre at Columbine High School April 20, 1999. Spread the word to everyone throughout the community that Bill will be at Rosewood November 11-12 to address, among other topics, “Understanding the #1 Cause of Teenage Rebellion” and “How to Turn Your Hardest to Reach Child into one of your Greatest Blessings”. Please note: child care will be provided as part of the conference.You may register for this unique opportunity at the low, low cost of $10 per person in advance or $12 per person at the door. Register  at www.rosewoodchurch.org or by stopping by the office at Rosewood Church Monday through Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and noon or 1:00 and 5:00 p.m.. For answers to questions about the conference feel free to call the church at 669-6690. If you would like to learn more about Bill you can visit his website www.billspeaks.com. Spread the word! See you at Rosewood!       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   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 www.operationgratitude.com.   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.

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.
COMMUNITY ED ACTIVITIES……….  Once again this week we have three new activities to offer through Community Ed.  The three new activities are: Self Defense, HEAT Swimming and Sports & More Camp (through GVSU).  Please see the attached fliers for more information on these activities……   SelfDefense2011

2011HEAT     GVSUActivityCampFall2011

The other activities we listed last weekend were for 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

UPCOMING EVENTS

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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