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Happy Friday Afternoon Georgetown parents!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE………….  I cannot believe I am even saying this……… but there are ONLY 4 more weeks of school left!!!  Hold on tight because it is going to fly by!!!  So many things are going on like field trips, field days and 5th grade camp!!!  So knowing it is absolutely crazy at school and probably at home too,  just try to enjoy every moment of this with your children and remember patience is a virtue!!  : )

A HUGE thank you to Hudsonville Public Schools for all your help in making the basketball game fundraiser so special!!!  We were able to raise approximately $20,000 to be given to the Meyer family in honor of Spencer.  We are blessed to be a part of such a giving and caring community!!

Another HUGE thank you to our wonderful Georgetown PTC AND Parents!!!  This week has been amazing with all of the special treats provided to the staff for our Staff Appreciation Week!  At this time of year it is great to know how much we are appreciated.  The little things in life really do make a big difference!  : )

PTC NEWS……….  MOTHER/DAUGHTER BOWL-A-PALOOZA……..  Friday, May 18 with two start times to choose from.  5:30pm and 7:30pm.  At the Hudsonville Lanes Bowling Alley.  Cost is $5 per person and this includes 2 games of bowling and shoes.  Food will be extra.  Please download the attached registration form with all of the information.  Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 15!!    Bowl-a-Palooza

GEORGETOWN SPRING CARNIVAL………. is coming soon!  Save the date of Friday, June 1st, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm!  Wristbands are $10 before / $15 day of the event, this includes all games, the Cake Walk and Face Painting. Look for the flyer coming home soon to purchase wrist bands. We will need donated baked goods the week of the carnival, and volunteers are needed to help with games, concessions, set-up and clean-up. Volunteer as a family, grandparents, and older siblings are welcome to volunteer too! Call Stacey Alexander with any questions, (616) 914-6896

COMMUNITY NEWS……….  AYSO REGISTRATION…….. Player Fee Drop-off….. May 22 / 24…..6:00pm to 8:00pm,  Registration is at Jenison Junior High School Cafeteria located at 8295 20th Avenue.  Cost For Soccer Registration………$80 for 1st player; $75 for 2nd players;  $70 for 3rd and on.
$60 for U14 & U19.  Players must be 4 ½ years old by August 1st.

Register your child at:  Youth soccer teams for boys and girls 4 to 18 years old.

ARTISTS AT HUGHES PARK……….. Artists and crafters of all kinds are signing up to be part of the annual Art in the Park event in Hudsonville. This year, the event, hosted by the Hudsonville Arts Council, will be held on June 9, 2012 from 9am to 3pm.

HEF……HUDSONVILLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION……..  please read the attached flyer with all of the new spring  information from the HEF.  It will also be found in the upcoming Appleseed.  SpringNews

MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION……….  Saturday, June 2, 2012……… Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food Distribution on Saturday, June 2. The food distribution will take place at Hager Park Church’s parking lot, located at 2635 Bauer Road in Jenison, from 10:00 am to Noon. Sign-in is required, although the food is available to anyone that needs it.There will be a large assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.

2012 SUMMER EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC CLASSES……...  Ali Bendert – Elementary Music Teacher ~ Classes will be held at Hudsonville United Church of Christ  (4950 32nd Street, Hudsonville, MI 49426) in the Choir Room. Please e-mail me at or call me at 517.256.3720 if you would like more information or would like to sign up for a class for you and your child.  Classes will run from June 25 – August 10 and will be once a week. Classes are $10 each per child, but if you sign up for the whole summer, the cost is $50 (two free classes!).

Not Sure? Check out a FREE Sample Class!  I will be having free sample classes on Saturday, June 9 at 10am (infants and toddlers) and
11am (preschoolers). This will allow you to try the music class for free to see if it is right for you and your child. Please contact me ( or 517.256.3720) if you are interested in the free classes.

HUDSONVILLE ROCKET CHEERLEADING………  Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will be having their sign up dates on Saturday, June 16th and Saturday, July 28th.   Registrations will be held at the Freshman Campus cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The cost of registration is $50 and includes an end of year banquet and trophy.  An additional uniform cost applies for those that do not have one.  Used uniforms will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.  The 1st-6th grade girls will be cheering at the Hudsonville Youth Football games and the 7th & 8th grade girls will be cheering at the Hudsonville Club Football games. Check out the Hudsonville Rocket Cheer Website for more info (  If you have any additional questions about the program, please contact me. Call Coach Britni at 616-634-9580 or e-mail  I look forward to seeing you at registration!

MICHIGAN FIRE JUNIORS………  Youth Recreational Soccer Program…..  The Michigan Fire Juniors announces the Sparks Player Academy program (formerly Junior Rangers). This is a recreational soccer program with an emphasis on player and skills development. Players, ages 4 to 9 will learn to play from experienced and paid trainers/coaches in a fun and exciting way. There will be skills and techniques taught that will enable them go on to play soccer at whatever level their ability will take them. The youth soccer player is the foundation to the continued growth and success of soccer in West Michigan. No tryouts are necessary……

2012 – 2013 OPEN REGISTRATION (no tryouts)
Michigan Fire Juniors – Sparks Player Academy (age 4 – 9 based on 2012-2013 school year)
Registration Dates: May 12 and May 19, 2012
Registration Location: Jenison Christian Church (next to the Ranger Fields on 28th Ave, Jenison
Registration Time: 9:00 am – 11 am
Cost: Fall & Spring $175.00 (8 weeks- fall / 8 weeks-spring includes uniform)

CHALLENGE OF CHILDREN CONFERENCE…….  Challenge of Children is an annual parenting conference held at Hope College on May 17, 2012 from 9 am to 3 pm. This year our keynote, Bob Lancer be speaking on Raising Children, Raising Ourselves: Taking charge in our relationship with children begins with taking charge of ourselves first, because we cannot improve a child’s self-control while we are losing ours. This conference also includes several breakouts with topics such as Transforming Difficult Children, Special Needs Children,Preparing for College Costs,Dealing with Picky Eaters, Parenting with Love & Logic, Autism Spectrum Disorder and MUCH more!Register online at or call 616-796-1504 for a brochure.     Challenge of Children Flyer 2012 electronic (3)

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.

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  l. For questions, e-mail us at 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

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!

COMMUNITY ED NEWS……….. We have many different classes and camps planned for your kids this summer.  Your student should have brought the brochure home last week one day.  Otherwise, please feel free to browse the PDF of the Summer Brochure that I have attached to this email.    Summer2012

Online registration for all summer programming begins on Monday, April 16, 2012.    Register online at

Classes and camps fill quickly, so do not delay in getting your child registered.  Please feel free to contact Community Ed with any questions you may have at 669-1740.


5/14-5/18 ~ Just Write

5/16 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

5/18 ~ PK-Boes Field Trip to the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

5/23-5/25 ~ 5th Grade Camp

5/25 ~ ECSE Family Picnic at Hager Park

5/30 ~ 5th Grade Celebration

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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