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Happy first Friday of November Georgetown parents!  

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……..  Wow can you believe it…… we are in November already?!  We had a good week and we started off with a bang…..fall parties and we ended with a popcorn Friday!  What could be better?!

Just a reminder from the office to make sure you remember your conference times for next week.  Conferences will be held next Monday through Wednesday.  We appreciate your promptness and timeliness with these scheduled times as we have approximately 440 families that will be attending these.

One more reminder, please make sure you are sending in notes with your students for changes in their end of the day routines.   We seem to be interrupting class alot at the end of the day to give students a change in after school routines.  Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

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

HOLIDAY PARADE…….  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)

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

PE NEWS…….  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……   IMPORTANT NOTES FOR BOOKFAIR……. Diary of A Wimpy Kid pre-orders are DUE no later than Nov 10th.

Let’s keep the One For Books donations coming in please. This money helps us provide books for our students and classroom libraries. Let’s reach a GOAL of $300 for One For Books!!! Any loose change you can send into school with your child is appreciated!
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:

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…….  WRESTLING….. is the latest and greatest activity being offered.  Please see the attached flier for all the details.      MYWA2011-12Winter
Please read the attached newsletter also for more information in regards to Community Ed activities.        newsletterred
You may also  visit the COMMUNITY ED  website for further opportunities for your children.  Thanks

UPCOMING EVENTS

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  : )

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