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BLOG BITS 3/16/12

Happy Friday afternoon Georgetown Parents!!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……….. WOW, what a week!!  The weather was AMAZING, we had the Book Fair and it was Popcorn Friday today.  What could be better?  Let’s not forget the Countdown to Spring Break either…… 9 school days!  Please make sure to read this week’s Blog Bits as there is quite a bit of new information.

12th ANNUAL STUDENT ART SHOW…….. Save The Date!  The 12th Annual Student Art Show is just around the corner!  Hudsonville’s annual art show includes masterpieces from students throughout the district, including 100 pieces from our Georgetown artists.  The show runs April 23 through 26 at the Park Elementary Community Room.  There will be a special artist reception for Georgetown students Tuesday, April 24 from 5:30-7:30 PM.  Please check out the attached flyer that will be up in all of the schools to promote this great event.  2012 Flyer-Blog PDF

GEORGETOWN  TALENT SHOW…….. is fast approaching.  As many of you are aware, auditions started this week and will go through next Tuesday.  The Talent Show will be on THURSDAY, MARCH 29 and there will be two shows; 9:15am and 1:15pm.  If you would like any further information or have any questions please visit Mrs. Bretz’s Blog.

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…….. COIN WAR WINNERS…… Kudos to our Georgetown students and our PTC!!!  Our first annual Coin War was a GREAT success.  As a school we raised $2370.00!!  Way to go!!  Now for the winners…..

1st Place ~ 4th Gr Mr. Kooiker’s class wins a special extra long lunch and dessert with the Principal

2nd Place ~ 5th Gr Miss Burmeister’s class wins an ice cream party

Top Winning Grade Level ~ Goes to 2nd Grade and they win an extra recess and a pj day

COMMUNITY NEWS……… MOBILE FOOD PANTRY…… A Feeding America mobile food pantry will be at Georgetown United Methodist Church on Friday, March 23, from 6-8 PM.  The food truck is available to all people.  The church is located at the corner of Baldwin and 28th.

HOPE COLLEGE SUMMER SCIENCE AND MORE CAMPS 2012………. Hope College is offering exciting opportunities this summer for students to explore the wonderful world of science and more. The programs will feature
“hands-on” interactive investigations designed to teach scientific concepts in a FUN and challenging way as well as hands-on, skill and technique building experiences in the non-science camps. Enrollment is based on the grade your student will enter Fall ‘12. You may register one grade either side if there is space available. To register, or for more information, visit our website at For questions, e-mail us at or contact us by phone (616) 395-7628.

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.

1. Log on to
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, or there is a flyer available at school. Availability is limited, so visit or call800.968.4332 to reserve your child’s spot today!

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 register. Any questions please call Dwight Sneden 616-893-5830.

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

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.


3/19 ~ 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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