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Happy Friday Afternoon Georgetown Parents!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……. Well we had another great week of weather, even though today is a little soggy.  Rain is needed too though : )  Can you believe it….. only 4 more school days until Spring Break!!  With that being said just a reminder there will NO SCHOOL next Friday, March 30!!  This will be the first day of Spring Break.  For PK/K parents please remember the first Friday back to school after Spring Break will be Friday, April 13 and that will be a TUESDAY/THURSDAY Friday!!

BIBLE CLUB…….  This was finished this past Monday, March 19.  So please remember not to have them stay after school on Monday, March 26.  Thank You  : )

BIKES/RIPSTICKS/ETC…….  Wow have we had a full bike rack this week!!  This warm weather sure does bring out the bikes and ripsticks.  With that being said, PLEASE REMEMBER to send a note with your child to their teacher giving them permission to ride/walk/ripstick home.  Unless you have done so, the teacher will be required to send them home however they normally get home, such as the bus!  Thank you for your help in this matter  : )

STUDENT DROP OFF……..    We have been noticing a HUGE increase in the amount of students being dropped off in the back of the school by the bus loop and the Middle School parking lot.  For student safety reasons we MUST have ALL students dropped off in front of Georgetown in the CIRCLE DRIVE.  The students are then able to walk around the building on the sidewalks to their playground.  Thank you for adhering to this safety rule.

ENTRANCE DRIVE SAFETY…….  As some of you are aware,  we had our first accident at the entrance to Georgetown/Baldwin Middle this week.  The car was attempting to make a left hand turn ONTO Baldwin St and was hit by an oncoming car.  Everyone was ok with minor cuts/bruises, none the less, a scary situation.  We are asking that during the busy drop-off and pick-up times that parents use the service drive by the athletic stadiums if you are needing to make a left hand turn onto Baldwin St.  This way you will come to an intersection with a traffic light.

One more thing in regards to the entrance drive…….. we have a huge concern for student safety here.  Cars are pulling into the drive and exiting the school at a high rate of speed.  This is becoming a safety concern more so now due to the amount of students walking/riding bikes to school.  PLEASE SLOW DOWN as you enter/exit the school drive!!  Thank you!  Remember it is for the safety of the students  : )

GEORGETOWN JOGGERS…….. At 9:00am tomorrow morning there will be 18 Georgetown Joggers running in the EAGLE 5K, which is a 3 mile race.  We wish them all GOOD LUCK and a great race!!  : )  Here are the Georgetown Joggers…Sarah Cook, Nathan Conkel, Luke Ellermets, Patrick and Peter Estefan (and Mom), Brad and Kensley Huizenga, Bretton Jahnke, Saige Jeltema, Zachary Kuieck, Mikayla Meyer, Bryce Morningstar, Emmalee Murphy, Ezra and Lorenzo Roerig, Tyler Sheldon, Will Smit, Tom Stutz (and Mom), Claire Telfor, Brayden Vredeveld, Jordan and Kayla Wolma!

SPENCER MEYER BENEFIT EVENTS…….  As many of you know, Spencer Meyer is a very special Kindergarten student here at Georgetown in Mrs. Estefan’s class and his parents, Jason and Jodi, are also staff members within the district.  Spencer is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and in March the family was informed that the cancer had returned in his spine.   The entire district is helping to raise money for the SPENCER MEYER BENEFIT FUND and we have a few things to let you know about.  These are great ways to help the family in this time of need!!

BENEFIT BASKETBALL GAME…….. will be held Friday, April 27 at 7:00pm at the High School.  This will be great night of fun for everyone!!  The game will be between the staff at Baldwin Middle and Riley Middle.  It will be the “Baldwin Street Ballers vs. Riley Street Rim-Rattlers”!  Doors will open at 6:30pm and entrance fees will be a VOLUNTARY DONATION to the Spencer Meyer Fundraiser!  Please come out and join us to show your support for the Meyer family!  Lots of fun things and the Eagle’s Landing will be selling $1.00 Squishees (slushees), there will be Jet’s Pizza, Jimmy John’s, pop and candy!  What could be better?!  So MARK your calendars for FRIDAY, APRIL 27!! 

TEAM SPENCER….. Fliers for this event will be coming home with your YOUNGEST/AND OR ONLY STUDENT.  I am also attaching it here in the blog.   TEAM SPENCER kids sign up sheet 2  Please read the attached flier or the one sent home with your student for ALL of the details.  This will be a donation for the Spencer Meyer Benefit Fund through sponsorship of runners and individual donations.  There will be a form coming home through PE for FREE REGISTRATION for the children’s events!  You may also order t-shirts on this form.  Once again this is a great way to help out the Meyer Family!!

ZOX Staps…….  These are really cool bracelets that we are selling to benefit Spencer Meyer AND Jarod/Caleb Mulder.  Jarod and Caleb are also students in the district and attend Park Elementary.  Mr. Mulder is ALSO an employee of the district just as the Meyer’s are!  Jarod and Caleb have a disorder called MPS3A.  These bracelets are being sold for ONLY $7 each in the office and all of the proceeds are going directly back to the families!!  Stop by the office and get one!!  We have a limited amount and when they are gone we can not get any more.  HURRY IN!!  : )

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……..  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……..   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.

COMMUNITY NEWS……… West Michigan Flight Academy 3rd Annual Pancake Carnival……… All you can eat – kids 5 and under free, 6-12 yrs. $5, adults $10.  Games, prizes, pony rides, pilots offering flights & much more, there issomething for everyone!
When: Saturday, June 9th, 8 – 11 a.m.
Where: Riverview Airport, 805 Taylor Street, Jenison Michigan
Why: Annual Pancake Carnival fundraiser benefits West Michigan Flight Academy’s flight programs.
These programs give children the opportunity to pursue careers in Aviation & Aerospace, while improving grades in Math & Science.  This event is one of many ways to reach as many kids & parents as possible, as well as raising funds for fuel and maintenance cost.  More: Internationally acclaimed aviation artist Rick Herter – Framed prints will be auctioned.  Mr. Herter will be in attendance to personalize the prints for the winning bidders.

HUDSONVILLE SHOWCASE……… Come on out for a free day of family-friendly fun.  There will be an indoor bounce house, balloon twisters, wii bowling, and many other fun activities for kids of all ages.  There will also be some great door prizes including a Kindle Fire and giveaways including a new Grill. The event is April 14, 2012 from 10-2pm at the Hudsonville High School.  No admission fee.  Call 662-0900 for more information.

EASTER EGG HUNT……….. 7th Annual Hudsonville Community Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by RE/MAX Grand Valley. To be held Saturday, April 7, 2012, 10:00am at Hughes Park on 40th Ave in Hudsonville. Kids up to 10 years old are invited to come and gather prize-filled eggs and have a chance to win one of three Grand Prizes. The event is free; however, if you are able a make a voluntary donation, all proceeds will go to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

GRAND RAPIDS MUD RUN………  The Grand Rapids Mud Run is inviting students between the ages of 6 – 12 to come out for the 3rd annual Kids Mini-Mud Run Saturday, August 25, 2012.  The Mini-Mud Run is a 2.5K stretch of the 5K course and includes 7 muddy kid friendly obstacles.  With every adult registration a student runs FREE!  Bring your kids out for some muddy fun!  www.grandrapidsmudrun.com

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 www.hope.edu/camps/science.htm  l. For questions, e-mail us at sciencecamp@hope.edu or contact us by phone (616) 395-7628.

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 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 websitewww.hudsonvillechristian.org, or there is a flyer available at school. Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call800.968.4332 to reserve your child’s spot today!

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.  You may register online for any activity that is being offered currently.

UPCOMING EVENTS
3/29 ~ Georgetown Talent Show

3/30 ~ Spring Break Starts

4/9 ~ Back to School

4/10 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night

4/13 ~ T/TH PK/K Friday

4/13 ~ ECSE Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Field Trip

4/18 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

4/18 ~ 4th Grade Field Trip to the Symphony

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

 

 

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