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NEWS FROM THE OFFICE ………  First some big news……. one of our very own Georgetown students who is currently a 6th Grader at Baldwin Middle was the winner of the school spelling bee!!!!  This is pretty big news considering she was up against 7th and 8th graders!  So KUDOS to Miss Cielle Waters-Umfleet!!!  You are amazing and we wish you all the best in your regional competition coming up!!  WAY TO GO CIELLE!!!

I hesitate to even say this, but I think the stomach virus is slowing down here finally.  Of course I probably just jinxed us!  Just remember to remind your students to continue to wash and sanitize their hands frequently!  Thank you!!!

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.

FOOD SERVICE NEWS……..  Our FEBRUARY lunch menu is available.  Please print the following attachment.  Feb. 2012 Hudsonville. Elem     Attached also is the deposit slip if you need one.    Deposit Slip

5TH GRADE NEWS………  Immunization Requirements for 2012-2013 School Year ~ All incoming 6th graders (current 5th grade students) will have the immunization requirements as stated below:

1.  Two doses of Varicella vaccine or have a history of having chickenpox.
2.  One dose of meningococcal vaccine. (Students must be 11 yrs old before getting this dose)
3.  One dose of tetanus/diphtheria/acellular pertussis (Tdap) (if 5 years or more have passed since last dose of tetanus/diphtheria vaccine – DTaP, Td or DT).

If your child needs immunizations, please make work of completing these immunizations during the 5th grade school year. Doing so will be a great help to the Middle School Secretaries who need to check for immunization compliance for every 6th grade student in our district.

Please be advised that any child who has not had all of his/her immunizations will not be allowed to start 6th grade.

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES FOR 5TH GRADERS……..  March 22 ~ 5th graders will be visiting the Middle School that they will be attending next fall.    April 10 ~ Instrument Fittings at Georgetown Elementary.  (This helps the students determine if and what instrument they might like to play in Middle School Band.)  April 18 ~ Parent Informational Meeting for parents of 5th graders.  This will be held at Baldwin Middle School in the Cafeteria at 7:00pm.

EARLY CHILDHOOD INFORMATION NIGHTS……  HPS Early Childhood Programs is holding one more Parent Information and Registration Night in late-January for our 2012 Summer Program and our 2012-2013 School Year Programs.   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 Date/Time:

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

This is gives you  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.

P.E. NEWS…….  P.E. Apparel……  It is that time of year again.  Our P.E. departments are having their annual t-shirt/sweatshirt sale.  Your student should have come home with the flier  from gym.  It was sent home with the youngest and only in the building.  The DEADLINE for ORDERING is WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1!  I will attach the order form also in case you need another one.   P.E.-Apparel-s9xgf9  

JUMP ROPE FOR HEART……..  For any of you parents who would like the information as to when your child will be jump roping for this great event please see the schedule below.  REMEMBER that PLEDGE ENVELOPES are DUE by MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13!  Thank you!!

All classes will be jumping in their P.E. class on Feb. 13, 14 or 15. (Other than T/TH PK/K classes, see below)

Feb. 13  will be these classes:                  Feb. 14 will be these classes:

Mr. Bowen                                                             Mrs. Quigley

Mr. Kooiker                                                            Mr. Bialochowski

Miss. Chrisman                                                      Miss. Taber

Miss. Burmeister                                                    Mrs. Burdis

Miss. VanArkel                                                       Mrs. McDonald

Mrs. Kuieck                                                            Mr. Jurewicz

Feb. 15 will be these classes:

Mrs. Stadt

Mrs. Huizenga

Mrs. Woodring

Mrs. Bouwens

Mrs. Flory

Mrs. Greenlund

*All M/W K and PreK classes will be on Feb. 13 and all T/Th K and PreK classes will be Feb. 23.  Hope this helps.

In the Kelly Family Sports Center
Ages: Grades 1-8
Walk-up Registration: Noon – 1pm
Camp Time: 1pm – 4pm

Cost: 1 camp for $30
Or attend both camps for $50
Register Early At…….

No football equipment is necessary to participate. The camp will be hosted by Grand Valley State’s football team. GVSU’s coaches and players will provide instruction on a variety of football skills.
LACROSSE FOR CURRENT 5TH GRADERS…… Registration is open for current 5th graders to learn and play competitive lacrosse in the spring.   Go to for more information and to register.    Registration is open till Jan 30, or until the team is full.

Deadline: March 2, 2012
Grades 3rd thru 8th boys & girls
$100/Team – Advance Registration Required
Concessions Available
For registration forms go to

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


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………. KIDS ROCK THE GYM…..  Please read the attached flier in regards to this fun night out for students AND parents.  You may register on line or by printing this flier.  It will be held Saturday, February 25.  rockgym2012

Listed below are other Community Ed Activities that are currently available for registration.

Hudsonville Community Education Offerings

•Jr. Dance Clinic – Grades K – 8

•Inline Speed Skating – Experienced Skaters – Ages 5 – Adult

•Learn to Skate – Ages 4 and up

•HEAT Jr. Swim Team – ages 5 – 11

•HEAT Middle School Jr. Swim Team – Grades 6 – 8

•Parking Lot Self Defense Awareness – Ages 14 – Adult

•Kids Rock the Gym – Grades PK – 6th

•Gymnastics/Dance/Cheer – Ages 3 and up

To register for any of the above offerings, please visit


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

2/7 ~  Jet’s Pizza Night

2/10 ~ Popcorn Friday

2/15 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night


2/27 – 2/29 ~ Parent/Teacher Conferences

Have a fabulous weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : ) 

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