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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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!
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 email@example.com to let us know how we can be of help. Tim Mc Intyre and Brett Wright, GTFD/Deb Mc Intyre, Coordinator, Christ Community Cupboard.
COMMUNITY ED NEWS……… Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids this fall. For more information or to register, please visit www.hudsonvillepublicschools.
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