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Happy Friday Afternoon Georgetown Parents!!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……….  Hold on tight……… do you feel the whirl winds blowing around you????  There are only 14 DAYS of school left.  This week was a very busy week here!!  We had the “Just Write” open house, the “Just Write” teacher skits and the guest students from Liverpool!  Now things might settle down a little as we are winding down.  We just ask that you pay very close attention to your teacher blogs and any information that may be coming home as there will be lots of fun things happening in the classrooms as we wind down the school year.

LIBRARY NEWS………  Drum roll please…….. Mrs. VandenBerg announced the winners this morning for the reading counts prizes.   So there will be alot of excited students coming home from school today!!   The Grand Prize winner was Ike Irish from Mrs. Quigley’s class and he won a NOOK!! Ike made his goal for each marking period  along with another 136 kids!  The other lucky winners were drawn from students who entered tickets for making their goals.   A winner was drawn from each class in grades 2-5.  So hear are the winners…… Kensley Kreuger (2-G), Marissa Witte (2-K), Harrison Jones (2-J), Bryanna Bentley (2-Q), Joe Huyser (3-F), Nathan Keillor (3-Mc), Jaron Dykstra (3-VA), Max Perez (4-Bia), Jacob Martinez (4-Bo), Mackenzie Krystiniak (4-H), Zach Weiss (4-K), Skylar VanAntwerp (5-Bo), Kelsey Gelder (5-Burd) and Tom Stutz (5-Burm).  Way to go readers!!  : )

PTC NEWS………  GEORGETOWN’S SPRING CARNIVAL…….. The Carnival is coming fast and the committee is in desperate need of volunteers!!  We need a lot of volunteers to make this great night happen for the kids!!  So if you are willing and able please contact Stacey Alexander at 616-914-6896.  They would love to see families, grandparents and even teenagers volunteer.  The Carnival will be held on Friday, June 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

BOX TOP INFORMATION……..  The box top contest has been extended!  Get your box tops in by next  FRIDAY to still count in the classroom contests!!  Please be sure to label with your student’s name/teacher and how many are in the bag.  Start cutting!!

COMMUNITY NEWS……….. LEARN TO PLAY LACROSSE……..Hudsonville Area Lacrosse will have learn to play clinics this summer, check for dates soon at .    Open to Boys and Girls 3rd grade through 11th grade who have never played before.  Girls 7-11th grade !   Are you interested in playing Lacrosse next spring?  Hudsonville Area Lacrosse wants to hear from you !  Talk to your parents, then go to, click on the feedback icon and let us know that you are interested !  Girls lacrosse is not the same as boys lacrosse, no hard hitting, no helmets and a lot of fun.

SATURDAY SLIP~N~SLIDE…… Save the date…. Saturday, June 16.  The 2nd Annual Saturday Slip N Slide will be held on Saturday, June 16 from noon until 5pm at the Soccer Bowl in Jenison, also known as Charlie’s Dump (18th Ave & Rosewood)!  This community event is for your entire family!  Waterslides, bounce houses, dunk tanks, cars, vendors, lots of food, and a HUGE raffle.  Visit our website at www.SaturdaySlipNSlide.comfor full details.  Ride the waterslides all day for $1 or donation of a non-perishable food item for Hand2Hand Ministry.  Call City2Shore Real Estate to purchase your raffle tickets 662-9664.  Proceeds benefit KIDS HOPE USA.

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 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)

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.

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.


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

5/25 ~ Popcorn Friday

5/25 ~ ECSE Family Picnic at Hager Park

5/29 ~ 5th Grade Safety Trip to the Whitecaps

5/30 ~ 5th Grade Celebration

6/1 ~ Georgetown Carnival 5:30-8:30 pm

6/4 ~ LAST school day  for M/W PK/K

6/5 ~ LAST school day for T/TH PK/K

6/8 ~ Early Dismissal at 1:00pm!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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