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BLOG BITS 11/2/12

BLOG BITS 11/2/12 ……..  Happy first Friday of November Georgetown Parents! 

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE………  We have had a spooktacular week here at Georgetown!  The Halloween parties were all a big hit and our visiting Raey Guang students were able to participate in all of the excitement!  Our students have really enjoyed their visitors this week.  They learned to write certain phrases in Mandarin and they were taught how to use the Chinese Yo-yo in P.E. class.  Hope you all enjoy your long weekend!  : )

NOVEMBER LUNCH MENU ………  is attached, as is a deposit slip if needed.   Nov. 12 Hud. Elem-11 (1)   Deposit Slip (1)

ILLNESSES AT SCHOOL………  We just wanted to remind you that we need students FEVER FREE FOR 24 HOURS WITHOUT MEDICATION and for students with the stomach flu they need to BE KEPT HOME FOR AT LEAST 24 HOURS SINCE THEY LAST VOMITED.  Thank you for your consideration in this matter.  We need to do our very best to keep these viruses from spreading.

P.E. NEWS…………  HUDSONVILLE P.E. CARES…….  From November 5-16, we will be engaged in a school wide service project called TWO ACTS OF MINDFUL GIVING:  LOCAL AND GLOBAL.  We would like every child to donate 2 non-perishable food items and 2 dollars toward this service project.

The donation of non-perishable items go toward our LOCAL PE CARES:

  • The Food collected will be donated to Water of Life Church which serves our community.
  • The classroom that brings in the most items will be awarded a P.E. C.A.R.E.S. t-shirt and a trip to Hudsonville bowling lanes.  NOTE: TWO is the recommended donation for each child.  You can send in MUCH more to help your child’s class win the bowling trip.
  • Thank you for your help and support in this LOCAL service project.
  • If you have any questions please feel free to email Mrs. Nienhuis ( , or Mrs. VanKoevering (

The donation of $2.00 goes toward a GLOBAL project called, SPARK: Spread A Little Light.

  • The money earned will go toward purchasing solar lights for Nyaka School in Uganda.  The teachers of this school need the lights to walk to and from school in the darkness, light their books while they teach and to light their room as they complete lesson plans each night.
  • Every student will receive a SPREAD THE LIGHT wristband as a thank you for mindful giving to this SPARK SOLAR LIGHT Project.  Each class that earns a light ($30) will put a “light up” on the hallway display.
  • Thank you for your help and support in this GLOBAL service project.  If you have any questions please feel free to email Mrs. Reagan,

PTC NEWS………  FOAM FINGERS…….. that were prizes from the Walk-A-Thon should be coming home during the first two weeks of November.  Many students have been asking about these so hopefully they will be arriving soon!

The PTC Meeting for NOVEMBER has been rescheduled for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 at 6:30pm.

BOOK FAIR…….. Feels like reading is in the air, get ready for Book Fair!  The Scholastic Book Fair will be held next week during Parent Teacher Conferences NOVEMBER 5-9!  The Book Fair will be open three evenings during conferences; Monday, November 5th and Wednesday, November 7th from 5p-8p and Thursday November 8th from 4p-6p. We’ll also have a Parents Only Shopping on Friday, November 9th from 8:30a-12p. We have lots of great things being planned. Make sure to mark the dates on your calendar!  The ONLINE FAIR will be going on October 31st through November 14th and can be accessed at the following link:  The Book Fair Committee is also in NEED of MANY volunteers!!  If you are interested please contact Cheryl Havens at 616-481-4164 or

GRIFFINS FAMILY NIGHT……..  Saturday, December 1, 2012, Van Andel Arena, 7:00 PM.  Come join your friends and families from ALWARD and GEORGETOWN Elementary schools and cheer on the Grand Rapids Griffins. There will be a Griffins Holiday Ornament Giveaway for the first 2,000 fans!  Ticket price is $13.00 ea and includes a $3.00 food voucher. The money must be turned in by Friday, November 16, 2012. After we receive your money, your tickets will be sent home with your oldest child approximately one week before the game. Please use this form to order your tickets. If you are paying by check, please make your check payable to ALWARD PTC. For more info, contact Lisa Feldmeier at 662-2808.  *If you have questions about this event, please email Jeff Wressel @   To register, print this form and return to school.      2012 Griffins Night

COMMUNITY NEWS………. HALLOWEEN CANDY BUY BACK…………..  Kids can bring in their unwanted Halloween candy the day after Halloween and we will buy it from them for $1 per pound.  (They also get a little goody bag with a toothbrush, paste, etc.)  The candy is then sent to an organization called Operation Gratitude, who then ships the candy to our troops overseas.  Their website is  We also encourage kids to bring along a note or card for the troops if they want to, thanking them for their service, etc.  The event will be on Tuesday, November 1,  2-7 p.m.  Location: Hudsonville Dental Associates,  3250 Central Blvd., Hudsonville, MI 49426.  It’s a great way for the kids to give something back and support our service members.  The candy goes a long way towards boosting morale.

MEL TROTTER THANKSGIVING MEALS…….  Mel Trotter Ministries will be distributing 500 complete Thanksgiving meals on November 19th—100 from each of the 5 thrift stores (Jenison, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Belding & Middleville).  If you know of needy families in the Jenison/Hudsonville/Grandville area, please have them come into the Jenison Mel Trotter Thrift Store at 7500 Cottonwood Drive anytime between now and November 19th to sign up for a Thanksgiving meal and to receive their voucher (phone calls will not be accepted).  On November 19th, they will return again between 1:00 – 5:00pm with their voucher and a picture ID to pick up their turkey and all the fixings.  Our 100 food boxes will be served on a first come, first served basis.  If you have any questions, please contact the Mel Trotter Thrift Store at 616-667-9820.

HUDSONVILLE HOLIDAY PARADE……….  It is that time of year again! The City of Hudsonville & the Hudsonville Area Chamber of Commerce are excited to present to you the 19th Annual Hudsonville Holiday Parade on November 17 at 10am.  Come celebrate this festive time close to home. The parade route runs along 32nd Ave from Highland Drive to Central Blvd. The parade route ends at the Hudsonville Fire station on Central Blvd., but the fun doesn’t end there. Join us and your neighbors there for hot beverages, snacks, and fun activities immediately following the parade.  A big thank you to the Downtown Development Authority and Hudsonville Family Dentistry, as well as all of the other wonderful sponsors that make the day possible.  Any questions? Contact Michelle Fare at or call 669-0200.

HUDSONVILLE COMMUNITY ED…………  Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids this fall.  For more information or to register, please visit or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.

Boys Wrestling ~ Grades K-6

After School Tennis ~ Grades PK-5

Learn to Ice Skate ~ Ages 3 and up

Intro to Hockey ~ Boys/Girls w/skating experience

Home Alone Class ~ Ages 9-13

Learn to Skate ~ Ages 4 and up

Golf Lessons ~ Grades 1-8


11/5 ~ P/T Conferences

11/5-11/9 ~ Book Fair

11/6 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night

11/7-11/8 ~ P/T Conferences

11/16 ~ Popcorn Friday : )

11/16 ~ ECSE Field Trip to Playworld

11/21 ~ 11/23  Thanksgiving Break ~ NO SCHOOL

Have a great weekend!!

Mrs. Nurenberg  : )

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