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Happy Friday the 13th Georgetown parents!!! 

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……..  It was a pretty uneventful week this week here at Georgetown.  Which is not a bad thing!  However, on the other hand, we have ALOT of stomach flu going around.  So please make sure you are washing your hands and sanitizing things!!  On that note, please remember to keep your student home for at LEAST 24 hours after they were last sick.  This really helps to prevent the spread of this yucky stuff!!!

FOOD SERVICE NEWS………  Hiring for Substitutes…..The food service department is hiring for substitute positions with the department.  If you are interested, an application can be found on the food service webpage at  Applications can be mailed to the address listed on the application, faxed to 667-2119 or dropped off at the food service office Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4 pm.

EARLY CHILDHOOD INFORMATION NIGHTS……  HPS Early Childhood Programs is holding two Parent Information and Registration Evenings in late-January for our 2012 Summer Program and our 2012-2013 School Year Programs.  Identical information is available on both evenings.  Please consider attending if you wish to learn more about the programs offered throughout our district.  Feel free to share this flyer and information with family, friends, and neighbors that may benefit from our options.

Open House Dates/Times:

Thursday, January 26 @ Riley Middle School Cafe’, 6:00-7:00pm

Monday, January 30 @ Bauer Elementary Gym, 6:00-7:00pm

These evenings are a chance to gather information about the programs, meet staff, and visit a preschool classroom.  There will not be a formal presentation, so come anytime between 6:00-7:00pm.  Children are welcome also.  Registration forms and information will be available on the Hudsonville website under the Early Childhood tab as of January 26.  Hope to see you there.

CALL INS AND NOTES FROM HOME……..  With all of the illness that is going around here at Georgetown we would just like to remind you to PLEASE call your student in if they are going to be LATE or ABSENT for the day.  With 647 students in our building it takes awhile to do attendance and for every student that is NOT ACCOUNTED FOR we MUST make a phone call to check on them.  This can take quite a long time, so it is GREATLY  APPRECIATED if you call your student in.

PRE-K/KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT PACKETS…….  These will be available in the front office starting on TUESDAY, JANUARY 31.   We are not allowed to hand these out any sooner.  PLEASE REMEMBER that preferences are not determined by the date the enrollments are turned in.

ATTENTION ALL 4th GRADERS/PARENTS OF 4th GRADERS……  SWIMMING STARTS MONDAY!  Everyday, January 16 – 27 the 4th graders will be going to the High School for swimming lessons.  REMEMBER to send swim suits/towels OR the “NEEDED” essentials to change into after swimming if your student wears their suit under their clothes in morning.  Thank you, this saves the office ALOT of phone calls home  : )

PTC NEWS…….  The January PTC meeting has been CANCELED!!!  Please watch for the upcoming date in March for the next meeting.

JET’S PIZZA NIGHT……. The winning classroom from the last Jet’s Pizza Night on January 10th was ……..drum roll please……  MRS. STADT’S 1ST GRADE CLASS!!   Way to go and enjoy your pizza party  : )

COMMUNITY NEWS……. Is it Dyslexia?……. New Chapter Learning, an affiliate of Dyslexia Correction Foundation will provide a free informational seminar on the thinking style, learning differences, and gifts of the visual thinker. What are the characteristics of dyslexia, the root cause of dyslexia, and how the problem can be corrected. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, January 17th at 6:30 PM at Grandville Middle School; 3535 Wilson Ave, Grandville, MI. Room 200.

All participants who wish to attend are encouraged to pre-register by calling 616-534-1385. For more information please visit

THERAPY DOGS AT PATMOS LIBRARY……..  Read to a Therapy Dog at Patmos Library, 2445 Riley Street in Jamestown, Tuesdays in January.  6:30-7:30 p.m. Call 896-9798 to schedule child’s reading time.

TODD BURPO ~ Heaven Is For Real…….  Todd Burpo will be appearing at Daybreak church on Sunday, January 29th at 9:30am and 11:00am. Todd has been number one on the New York Times best selling list for over fifty weeks with his book, Heaven Is For Real. This book explores the realities of Heaven and relays the dramatic story of Todd’s son, Colton, who had a near death experience that defies explanation. Over six million copies of the book are in print and a movie is now in production. For more information on this free event, go to

LITTLE LEAGUE SIGN-UPS……….  Hudsonville Little League Sign-Ups
deadline is January 28

Georgetown Little League Sign-Ups
deadline is February 24

*Each league has specific boundaries.  Be sure to look at the maps that they have posted online to see which league you should sign you child up for.

COMMUNITY ED NEWS………  GYMNASTICS/DANCE/CHEER…….  please check out the attached flier for the information.  GymnasticsWinter2012-1

PARKING LOT SELF DEFENSE……..  Hudsonville Community Education is offering a Parking Lot Self Defense/Awareness class at Georgetown Elementary on January 30, February 1, & February 6, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.  This 3 session course is taught by Martial Arts Instructor, Shane Johnson.  The Parking Lot Self Defense/Awareness class is for adults (participants as young as 14 are welcome to attend but please be aware that the topics of rape and assault will be discussed.)  This class is for anyone who would like to be able to protect themselves, should the need arise.  To register and see a short video that details this class, please visit or call Rebecca at 669-1740.

To register for any of the activities Community Ed is offering please visit or call Rebecca at 669-1740.


1/16 – 1/27 ~ 4th Grade Swimming

1/18 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

1/27 ~ ECSE Field Trip to Playworld

1/31 ~ Pre-K/K Enrollment Packets Available

Have a fabulous weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )


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