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BLOG BITS 11/9/12

BLOG BITS 11/9/12 ………  Happy Friday Georgetown Parents! 

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE………. First let me start with this….. hope you are all sitting down…..  BELIEVE IT OR NOT….. ONLY 7 school days until Thanksgiving Break!! Hold on tight because it is only going to get busier with the holidays coming.  Remember too that our Holiday Program is in NOVEMBER this year, so that will creep right up on us also.  It was a very busy week here at Georgetown.  We had Parent/Teacher Conferences  this week on three evenings and we held our annual fall Book Fair.  The Book Fair was very busy so hopefully your kids came home with some good reading material!  

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………  The PTC Meeting for NOVEMBER will be held next TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 at 6:30pm.
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……….  GIFTS OF APPRECIATION…….. Are you wondering what gift to get your child’s teacher or bus driver for Christmas this year?  As we all know, Christmas is a great time to recognize those special people – teachers, coaches, counselors, bus drivers, and other staff members – who are a positive influence in your child’s life and school experience. One way to show your appreciation is by making a donation in their name to the Hudsonville Education Foundation.  It’s a gift that keeps on giving!  Please see the attached donation form (or pick one up at your child’s school) for more information and directions for making your gift.  HEF
HUDSONVILLE LACROSSE ASSOCIATION……….  Register now to play lacrosse for the Hudsonville Lacrosse Association in the spring!  
Go to for registration and information.   
Open to Boys in 5th grade through high school, and high school girls.
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.

Hudsonville MYWA Wrestling ~ Grades K-8

Soccer ~ Ages 5-12

Gymnastics/Dance/Cheer ~ Ages 4 and up

Young Rembrandts Drawing Class ~ Ages 6-12

HEAT Swim Team ~ Age varies

Holiday Cooking Class ~ Ages 6-8


11/16 ~ Popcorn Friday : )

11/16 ~ ECSE Field Trip to Playworld

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

11/27 ~ Holiday Program @ Fairhaven Church
11/28 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night
12/4 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
12/10-12/14 ~ Holiday Gift Shop
12/14 ~ ECSE Christmas Celebration
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Nurenberg  : )


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