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BLOG BITS 11/30/12

BLOG BITS 11/30/12………  Happy Last Friday of November!  

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……….  I cannot believe I just said that it is the last Friday in November!  So here we go with the count down until Christmas Break……..15 school days!  Holy Toledo, hold on tight the holidays will be here before we know it and kids will be home for 2 fun filled weeks of vacation.  We hope all of you enjoyed the Holiday program this week.  The students did an amazing job, as did the music teachers.  It seems nice to have the program behind us and the kids can just relax and enjoy their friends and their holiday parties now before Christmas break.  If you want to watch this on WCET, the viewing times are in this post.

STUDENT EARLY PICK-UP……….  In regards to students getting picked up early for appointments, etc. we are going to be doing things a little differently here in the office.  Please STILL continue to send a note to the teacher informing them that you will picking up your student early.  This will help to ensure that the students are ready for pick up.  However, as far as the office goes we WILL NOT call the student down to the office until you are here to sign them out.  We have just been seeing more that we call the student down and then they are not picked up on time and they end up missing more of their instructional time in class.  Our suggestion to you as parents is to arrive 5-10 minutes early to ensure that you leave on time with your student.  Thank you.

LUNCH SCHEDULES……. Just wanted to get these out there again  as we have been getting frequent calls in regards to this.  KINDERGARTEN, recess 11:20-11:35, lunch 11:40-12:00; 1ST GRADE, recess 11:30-11:45, lunch 11:50-12:10;  2ND GRADE, recess 12:00-12:10, lunch 12:15-12:35;  3RD GRADE, recess 12:05-12:15, lunch 12:20-12:40;  4TH GRADE, recess 12:30-12:40, lunch 12:45-1:05;  5TH GRADE, recess 12:35-12:45, lunch 12:50-1:10.

DECEMBER LUNCH MENU……….  is attached as is a deposit slip if needed.  Dec. 12 Hud. Elem    Deposit Slip (1)

ART NEWS………  Parents, be sure to check out your child’s artwork on ARTSONIA, the world’s largest on-line art gallery!  Looking for a special Christmas gift for grandparents? Visit the Artsonia Gift Shop and have artwork printed on a huge variety of items, including mugs, clothing, and holiday cards.  Contact Mrs. Brouwer ( if you need the Security Key Code to access your child’s artwork. 

P.E. NEWS……….  P.E. CARES……… Everything is totaled and the winning class is……………….5th gr. Walenta with 179 items!!!!!!!!!!  They will get the PE CARES T-shirts and the bowling trip to Hudsonville Lanes!  2nd place was Kuieck with 146 and 3rd place was Kooiker!   Thanks to EVERYONE for all your help with this project!  The total collected was 2,391 items.   Awesome job!!!!  The poster of totals will be on the bulletin board on Monday  🙂

PTC NEWS……….  FALL BOOK FAIR………. A HUGE thank you to all of the volunteers for the FALL BOOK FAIR.  Total sales were over $7100!  We were able to provide over $3300 of books to our teachers!!

BOX TOP COMPETITION……… We have 3 classrooms who have won the box top contest – 1 in each wing of the school:

 Congratulations to Mrs. Bohl’s Kindergarteners who brought in 1,481 box tops!

Congratulations to Mrs. Quigley’s Second Graders who brought in 923 box tops!

Congratulations to Mr. Kooiker’s Fourth Graders who brought in 2,788 box tops!

In total, we submitted 10,199 points in Box Tops which will bring in a total of $1,019.90 for Georgetown Elementary!  A huge thank you for all those who helped clip their box tops and get them in on time!  Thank you also to Christi Dandurand for helping me count all of these!  Keep clipping & saving and ask neighbors, family and friends to help for the next contest in the Spring.  More details to follow at that time.  I will be contacting each of the winning teachers to find out if their class would like to watch a movie, or have a snow cone snack!

Also please see the attached photo that explains on how you can receive 20 EXTRA Box Tops when shopping at Meijer.  

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP………..  It will be taking place in our library during the week of December 10-14.  This is another great event for the kids and they absolutely love shopping for their family and loved ones!  With that being said, it takes a lot of volunteers to make this happen.  Please contact Cheryl Havens at or 616-481-4164 or use this link to sign up   Thanks for all you do parents  : )  
COMMUNITY NEWS………  FREE COATS/CLOTHING/HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND TOYS…….  Winter Coats, Clothing & Household Items and Toys
Saturday, December 1 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
1294 Chicago Drive, Jenison (Kerkstra Precast’s warehouse – in back of building)Georgetown Township Fire Department will be distributing its Coats 4 Kids and Christ Community Cupboard will be opening its doors to the residents of Georgetown Township on Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.If you or any of your immediate family members are in need of winter coats, gloves/mittens, hats, scarves, snow pants, and/or boots and/or clothing, (infant through adult sizes), you are welcome to come and “shop” for FREE!  We also have a huge selection of household items and some toys available. We simply request that you take only items that are needed and that no items are taken for resale.  If you have questions or if you cannot attend the give-away on December 1, please e mail us at to let us know how we can be of help.  Tim Mc Intyre and Brett Wright, GTFD/Deb Mc Intyre, Coordinator, Christ Community Cupboard.
BARNES & NOBLE BOOKFAIR……… Do your holiday shopping and help the Hudsonville Bands at the same time!  Barnes & Noble Bookfair to support Hudsonville Bands, Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8 (voucher maybe used on-line December 7 through 11, 2012).  Barnes & Noble – Rivertown Crossing Mall.  Come see Santa Claus and listen to a reading of Polar Express in-store on Friday at 7 pm.  Johnathan Rand, author of the exiting Michigan Chillers series will be in-store on Saturday from 3 to 5 pm.  Tell the cashier that your purchase is for Hudsonville Bands and the Hudsonville Bands will receive a percentage of the sale.  Family and friends can help support Hudsonville Bands right from their home town.  Send them or give them this voucher to use in their local Barnes & Noble store or on-line. VOUCHER is attached here……. 2012_Band Bookfair-Flyer-with-Vouchers                                                          
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.  GiftsofAppr-Dec2012
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.
GOLF…….. Do you have a son or daughter interested in GOLF???…… BRAD DEAN from Crystal Mountain (#1 Teaching Pro in the Midwest) will be here to talk about his Golf Academy and answer questions on Tuesday, December 11 @ 6:30 in Room 107 at the HS.  Brad’s academy has many different options from beginners to college level players. Feel free to attend and get information.  Varsity Boys and Girls coaches will be there to answer questions as well.  Check it out and get a head start on getting your kids ready to play.   Questions you can call  Ron Reimink (Boy’s Coach) @616-669-1500 ext. 20126 or Joe DeSmit (Girl’s Coach) @ 616-443-7727

COMMUNITY ED NEWS………  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.  Here are some of the activities being offered currently:

Jr. Eagles Basketball ~ Boys/Girls Grades K-2

Boys Basketball ~ Grades 3-6

Soccer ~ Ages 5-12

Learn to Swim ~ Ages 6mo – 3yr

Young Rembrandts Drawing ~ Ages 6-12

Learn to Inline Skate ~ Ages 4 & up

Holiday Cooking Class ~ Ages 6-8

Learn to Ice Skate ~ Ages 3 & up

Beginning Fencing ~ Ages 5 – Adult


12/4 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
12/10-12/14 ~ Holiday Gift Shop
12/14 ~ ECSE Christmas Celebration
12/14 ~ Popcorn Friday
12/19 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night
12/22-1/6 ~ HOLIDAY BREAK  : )
1/8 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night
1/11 ~ 5th Grade Field Trip
1/16 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night
1/18 ~ Popcorn Friday
1/26~ Father/Daughter Winter Wonderland Dance (more info coming soon!)
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Nurenberg  : )



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