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Happy Friday Georgetown Parents!      

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……..  We had a good week here at Georgetown.  Thursday and Friday we even were able to celebrate with a few Fall parties!  A few of our Pre-K and Kindergarten classes were able to celebrate before the weekend.  How lucky can you get?!  For the rest of the students they get to look forward to Monday to celebrate with their classmates and friends.  It should  be a great time.

PICTURE RETAKES………  Do not forget these will take place on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1.  These are for any students who missed the original picture date OR for any student who wishes to have retakes.  IF your child has already had their photos taken and you are doing retakes…. PLEASE make sure they bring previous PHOTO PKT with them for retakes.

LUNCH INFORMATION………  Please see the attached flier that is the NOVEMBER lunch menu…..  november 2011 hud elem – less ink

SNOW DAY PROCEDURES FOR LUNCH……  With snow just around the corner, the food service program would like to remind parents and students about what will happen if school is closed due to weather. If the district is closed, the menu that was supposed to be served on the snow day will be moved to the next school day. An example: if school is canceled on Tuesday due to weather, Tuesday’s menu will be served on Wednesday and the menu that was
scheduled for Wednesday will be completely canceled.  Because of our computer lunch account system, there will be no need to issue credits and your student will still be able to order a lunch if they need one. The only exception to this policy is if school is canceled on Friday. In this case, Friday’s
menu will be completely canceled and we will continue with the regular menu on Monday. Information on what menu will be served on the day you return will be available on Twitter or the foodservice web page at www.jenhudfood.org. Please feel free to contact the food service department at 457-2400 if you
have any questions or are unsure of what the menu will be. Thank you! -Stacey L. Wykoski, Food Service Director

HOLIDAY PARADE…….  Georgetown had quite a few winners for the Holiday Day Parade Poster Contest.  Way to go Georgetown!!!  Our celebrities are as follows:  McKenna Tockstein (1-Woodring), Emilie Alexander (2-Quigley), Ike Irish (2-Quigley), Paige Gradowski (3-Flory), and Jessa VanHaitsma (4-Kooiker).

The Hudsonville Holiday Parade is coming to town.  It’s a wholesome atmosphere where families can celebrate the season close to home with easy, accessible parking.  Held on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 10:00am, this annual event is a festive time that draws a big crowd.  Parade Route:  Highland Drive & 32nd Avenue, proceeding north on 32nd Ave to Central Blvd.  The parade ends at the fire station where the children can meet Santa and his live reindeer!  Everyone is invited for refreshments.

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……. TURKEY TROT….. WOW… Turkey Trot was a success!  We had quite a few race winners from Georgetown.  Listed are the winners from Georgetown:  PK ~ Carson Dykstra (2nd place), 1st Grade ~ Elise Conkel (1st place) and Kailey Herr (2nd place), 2nd Grade ~ Emmalee Murphy (2nd place) and Matt Hoekstra (3rd place), 3rd Grade ~ Sarah Spears (3rd place) and William Holbrook (3rd place),  4th Grade ~ Nathan Conkel (1st place), and 5th Grade ~ Anna Haseley (3rd place) and Ezra Roerig (3rd place).  Way to go trotters!!  : )

P.E.  C.A.R.E.S.  …….  It is that time of year again.  Our school will be collecting food for a food drive for PE.  This food will then be donated to Water of Life Church for their food pantry for local families in need.  This food drive begins NOVEMBER 1 and runs through NOVEMBER 16.   The class that donates the most food for this wonderful event will win a P.E.  C.A.R.E.S. t-shirt and a class bowling trip to Hudsonville Lanes.  Woo-hoo!  Start bringing in the food!!  : )

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:

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……  This week we have two new activities to offer Georgetown families.    Beginning Fencing and Soccer are the new activities that are currently available to register for.  Please see the attached fliers in regards to these two activities….  FencingFall2011#2   and  Soccerwinter2011
Please visit the COMMUNITY ED  website for further opportunities for your children.  Thanks

UPCOMING EVENTS

10/31 ~ Fall Parties

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

11/16 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

11/23 AND 11/25 ~ NO SCHOOL for Thanksgiving Break

Have a great weekend!              

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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