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Happy Friday Georgetown Parents!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……  Well the Countdown to Spring Break is 14 school days.  Next week we will be into single digits!!  Yippee!  As soon as we have the totals from the coin wars we will be sure to let all of you know.  From what I have heard the PTC was very happy though!!  Good job Georgetown families  : )  We also held Kindergarten Round-up this week and that went very well.  Looks as though we will have another full house as far as Kindergarten goes!!  If anyone still needs to turn in their PK/K Registrations please do so as soon as you can.  Remember, however, we MUST have a copy or the ORIGINAL Birth Certificate to accept the registration.

SPRING BOOK FAIR……… URGENT……HELP NEEDED!!!   The Book Fair Luau is coming to our school March 12-16 and we have an URGENT need for volunteers to make this event a success. Please visit the link below or contact Cindy Roerig at cmroerig@yahoo.com or 450-5772.

http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/112345632586220090

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…….. PIZZA NIGHT WINNER……. The classroom winner for the last Jet’s Pizza Night was Miss Chrisman’s 1st Grade Room.  Way to go 1st graders!!!

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………. COMMUNITY NIGHT AT THE GRIFFINS……. The Griffins want to welcome you to our “Community Night with the Griffins” on Saturday, March 31st! Through this exclusive discounted offer, enjoy an affordable night of fun and entertainment with the Griffins!

Saturday, March 31st will feature:
• Greg Amadio Bobble giveaway to the first 2,000 fans
• Intermission entertainment by Russian Bar Trio
• Post-Game Open Skate (bring your own skates)

COMMUNITY NIGHT – EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTED TICKET OFFER………Through this special offer, enjoy Upper Level Preferred seating for only $14 per ticket, Lower Level Faceoff seating for only $16 per ticket, or Lower Level Center Ice seating for only $19 per ticket.  A savings of up to $5 per ticket, plus no service fees!  A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold via this offer will be donated to the Hudsonville Public Education Foundation.

PURCHASING TICKETS ONLINE IS EASY!
1. Log on to griffinshockey.com/promocode
2. Enter promo code: HUDSONVILLE
3. Select your seats and make your purchase

2012 CREATE CAMP INVENTION COMING TO HUDSONVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL THIS SUMMER!………  In partnership with Invent Now, Hudsonville Christian School is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six this summer. Camp Invention will run from 9:00 – 3:30 from June 18-22, 2012. This exciting, week-long adventure in creativity immerses children in imaginative play that reinforces and supplements school-year learning in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Hudsonville Christian staff members will facilitate program modules, and enthusiastic high school and college students will serve as Leadership Interns – ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children. Register on or before March 30 to receiver $25 OFF the base price of $215. Look for a flyer on Hudsonville Christian School’s website www.hudsonvillechristian.org, or there is a flyer available at school. Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to reserve your child’s spot today!

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 www.eagle10k.com for more information and to www.classicrace.com 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 www.hopesoccercamp.com.

COMMUNITY ED NEWS………  Please see the link at the school’s website at www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org 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 www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org to register or learn more about the programs available through Hudsonville Community Education.

UPCOMING EVENTS

3/11/12  DAYLIGHT SAVINGS:  Set clocks ahead one hour!

3/12/12:  NATIONAL NAPPING DAY- Wear your PJ’s!

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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