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Happy Friday Georgetown Parents!! 

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE…….  Once again it has been a good week here at Georgetown!!  How much better does it get than with popcorn on Friday and knowing you only have 3 days of school next week!!  Of course we are still wishing for snow!  The sunshine did help however this week.

BOUNCY BALLS FOR KIDS IN HAITI……..  A very wonderful 5th grader, Paetyn Bentley, here at Georgetown is taking up a collection of bouncy balls to HAND deliver to children in the orphanages in Haiti. She will be traveling to Haiti in March with her family.  We currently have a collection box in the lobby outside of the office to put the bouncy  balls in.

PRE-K/KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT PACKETS…… These are available in the front office. PLEASE REMEMBER that preferences are not determined by the date the enrollments are turned in.

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.

PTC NEWS………  Just a few upcoming events that the PTC would like you to be aware of!!!  : )     COIN WARS ~ February 27-March 1;  SPRING BOOK FAIR ~ March 12-16, ONLINE BOOK FAIR ~ March 9-19;  FATHER/SON EVENT ~ March 17;  MOTHER/DAUGHTER EVENT ~ TBD…late March or April.

P.E. NEWS……..  GYM SHOES…….  Please remember to have your students leave a pair of tennis shoes in their locker for P.E.   We are having students come with no tennis shoes and also shoes that are dirty because they are wearing them outside.  If they have a pair in their locker then they will be clean and prepared.  Thanks so much for your help.

JUMP ROPE FOR HEART……..  REMEMBER that PLEDGE ENVELOPES are DUE by MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13!  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.  

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.

COMMUNITY NEWS……..  HOPE COLLEGE SOCCER CAMPS……..  The Hope College Soccer camps are designed specifically for local soccer players that desire to grow in their soccer abilities.  Campers ages six to 14 attend day camps in June for a fun educational experience in a great team based setting.  At the Hope Soccer Camps we do more than build technical and tactical ability.  We also develop relationships that allows each player to build friendships with the other players and staff.  Two weeks are available from June18-22 and June 25-29.  Come for the best week of soccer ever.  Learn more at

GVSU 2012 WINTER YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMPS……..  Feb. 5 & Feb. 19.
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.

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


Georgetown Little League Sign-Ups
deadline is February 24

COMMUNITY ED NEWS……… Please see the link at the school’s website at or call 669-7747, ext.
#3 for information regarding all the activities being offered.  We also have the paper copy registrations of these offerings outside of our Multi-Purpose Room here at Georgetown.

Latest Hudsonville Community Education Offerings

Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes- Ages 6 – 12

Girls Softball Clinic – Grades 2 – 6

Boys Baseball Clinics – Grades 2 – 5

Girls Volleyball Clinic – Grades 3 – 6

Home Alone & Babysitting Classes – Ages 9 – 13

Boys Wrestling Clinic – Grades K – 6

Guitar Clinic – Ages 9+

Swimming Lessons – Ages 6 months – 12

Scared Smart – Grades 6 – 8

Kids Rock the Gym – Grades PreK – 6

Please visit www.hudsonvillepublicschools.orgto register or learn more about the programs available through Hudsonville Community Education.


2/15 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night


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

2/27 – 3/1 ~ Coin Wars

Have a fabulous weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )  

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