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Happy first Friday of March Georgetown Parents! 

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……..  Well here we go…… ONLY 19 school days until Spring Break!!   The countdown has begun.  Let’s just hope that since March came in like a lamb that it will NOT leave like a LION?!?!  We had a very busy 4 day week here at Georgetown.  Conferences went very well and once again we had a great turnout.  Coin Wars were also a big hit!  We are all hoping that it will be a great fund raiser for our school.  We will be sure and let everyone know how we did and who are the winning classrooms!

Parents please be sure to update phone numbers in the office if any of yours have  changed.  Whether it be home, work or cell.  After we had our snow day last week some parents realized that their numbers were not correct in our system and should have  been updated.  Just send us an email or call the office and we will be happy to update these for you.

PK/K Parents…… please make note that next Friday, March 9 is a MONDAY/WEDNESDAY attendance day.  It gets a little confusing sometimes when we have a Friday off and the on/off schedule gets mixed up.  : )

PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS NEEDED…….. Send in your plastic grocery bags!  The Girls Scouts will be making plastic mats from recycled grocery bags to send to Haiti.  A collection box will be available outside of the office for the next few weeks.  Thanks!

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………  Upcoming events are:  SPRING BOOK FAIR ~ March 12-16, ONLINE BOOK FAIR ~ March 9-19;  FATHER/SON EVENT ~ April 21, Whitecaps Game;  MOTHER/DAUGHTER EVENT ~ TBD…late March or April.

COMMUNITY NEWS………  FREE FOOD, THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 6:00 PM…….Feeding America West Michigan Mobile Food Pantry will be at Hudsonville Congregational United Church of Christ, 4950 – 32nd Ave. The food is free to those in our community who are struggling in these tough economic times. There will be an assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items. If you have questions or need more information please call 616-669-2718.

SPRING/SUMMER CLOTHING SALE……. Heritage Christian School is holding a Spring/Summer Clothing and Toy Sale on Saturday, March 10, from 9AM – NOON.  Items include gently used kid’s clothing (infant-Junior), sporting goods, toys, baby items, and much more.  There will also be a baked goods table!  Come get a jump start on your spring shopping!

GMB/EAGLE 10K/5K Run/Walk…… March 24, 2012 at 9am at Hudsonville High School. The Hudsonville Athletic Boosters are sponsoring this event in which all proceeds will go for Six $1000 Scholarships for senior student/athletes of Hudsonville. Running Caps, sponsored by Royal Technologies, to the first 250 registered entrants. Go to for more information and to to register. Any questions please call Dwight Sneden 616-893-5830.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING……..  FREE Electronics Recycling at Fairway CRC: March 9–11.  Help us keep toxic electronic waste out of landfills! Recycle your old electronics at Fairway CRC through Comprenew; a local nonprofit committed to helping communities live in a sustainable manner. Most any item with a cord or battery will be accepted. Drop off at 1165 44th Street in Jenison, Friday 3-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm.

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

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

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

Boys Baseball Clinics – Grades 2 – 5

Boys Wrestling Clinic – Grades K – 6

Guitar Clinic – Ages 9+

Scared Smart – Grades 6 – 8

Middle School Waterpolo – Grades 6 – 8

Please visit to register or learn more about the programs available through Hudsonville Community Education.


3/6 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night

3/12-3/16 ~ Spring Book Fair

3/16 ~ Popcorn Friday

3/16 ~ ECSE Coopersville Train Ride

3/19 ~ LAST Bible Club

3/20 ~ PTC Mtg @ 6:30p

3/21 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

3/22 ~ 5th Graders tour Baldwin Middle School

3/23 ~ 4th Graders Lansing Field Trip

3/29 ~ Georgetown’s Talent Show

3/30 ~ SPRING BREAK STARTS!!!   : )

Have a fabulous weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )  


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