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Happy Friday Georgetown Parents!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……….. How lucky can we get???  Another week with a snow day!!  Woo-Hoo!!  The week here has been very uneventful.  Which is not at all bad this time of year.  The kids are all happy again because there is snow to play in! Please remember to keep dressing those kiddos in their warm winter clothes.  : )

ONCE AGAIN…….We are still having an issue with a lot of tardy students in the morning.  Please, we are asking on your part that you get your students to school on time when you are dropping them off.  If they arrive late from the bus, this is not marked as a tardy.  As a reminder the first bell rings at 8:45am and the second bell at 8:50am, which is when the students should be settled in their class.  When students are on time this makes attendance MUCH easier for the teachers AND the  office.  Thank you.

KINDERGARTEN PACKETS/ROUND UP………..  We now have Kindergarten packets available in the office to pick up.  Kindergarten Round Up will be held atGeorgetown on Tuesday, February 26 at 7pm.  Please remember that it is NOT a first come/first serve basis as far as turning in your registrations.  We will not be holding PK at Georgetown next year.  Our students that request PK will be going to Bauer.  Your child should be 5 on or before NOVEMBER 1 this year to enter EITHER PK or Kindergarten.  IF your child turns 5 between NOVEMBER 2 AND DECEMBER 1you will need to fill out a WAIVER in order for them to attend PK or K.  These WAIVERS will be attached to the Kindergarten registrations.  You ONLY need to fill out the waiver if your child turns 5 BETWEEN the dates of NOVEMBER 2 AND DECEMBER 1, 2013.

5th GRADE NEWS…………  It is that time of year again to start adding important dates to the calendar for your 5th grader.  The time from here until the end of the school year is going to fly by for you……. so hold on tight!   Here are some upcoming dates that you will want to keep track of.

March 21 ~ Visiting the Middle School.  Students will visit either Baldwin or Riley depending on which school they will be attending next year.  This is a fun day for your student.  They really enjoy this. 

April 9 ~ Instrument fittings for 5th graders at Georgetown in the afternoon.  They will do this at Georgetown.

April 17 ~ Baldwin St Middle School Parent Information Meeting at 7pm in the Cafeteria.

April 18 ~ Riley St Middle School Parent Information Meeting at 7pm in the Cafeteria.

PTC NEWS………. FATHER/DAUGHTER WINTER WONDERLAND DANCE……. was a HUGE success.  Thank you to all of the volunteers that made this night happen.  We have heard from a lot of happy girls here at Georgetown that they had a great time.  : )

COMMUNITY NEWS……… VALENTINE’S ICE SKATING SPECIAL……… Friday, February 15; 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.  $5 – includes skate rental.  $3 – if you have your own skates.  
Georgetown Ice Center
8500 – 48th Ave., Hudsonville, MI  49426
662-2800
georgetownice.com

IS IT DYSLEXIA?………… Dyslexia Correction Foundation an affiliate of New Chapter Learning will provide a free informational seminar on the thinking style, learning differences, and gifts of the visual thinker. What are the characteristics of dyslexia, the root cause of dyslexia, and how the problem can be corrected. Students generally gain 2-3 grade levels in reading during the one-week program. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, February 19th at 6:30 PM at Grandville Middle School; 3535 Wilson Ave, Grandville, MI. Room 200.  All participants who wish to attend are encouraged to pre-register by calling 616-534-1385. For more information please visit www.newchapterlearning.net.

GIRL SCOUT INFORMATIONAL MEETING…….. Will be held on Thursday, February 7 at 7pm in the Georgetown Library.  Please read the attachment with more details.  2012RecruitmentFlyer-2

SNOWMAN FESTIVAL………. Georgetown Township’s first Snowman Festival will be held on February 9, 2013 from noon until 2:00pm at Rosewood Park (a.k.a. Charlie’s Dump) in Jenison.  The event is sponsored by City2Shore Real Estate, Jet’s Pizza, and Biggby Coffee of Jenison.  Join us for an afternoon of family fun as we come together to create an entire village of snowmen!  Please visit City2Shore’s Facebook page for more details about the event and how you can participate.  Awards will be given for Most Original and Best Themed snowmen!  What does your most creative snowman look like?  Join us on February 9 and bring it to life!  In the event we do not have sufficient snow, the event will be rescheduled for February 23.

CAMP INVENTION…….. Returning to Hudsonville Christian School June 17-21, the Camp Invention program is a week-long adventure in creativity that immerses children entering grades one through six in exciting, hands-on learning, disguised as fun activities.  This summer, children will become expedition trainees, navigating their way to special treasure-filled caches and creating solutions to challenges posed by youth from around the world. They will be embarking on a global adventure, uncovering hidden messages from the earth, investigating several extreme natural wonders of the world and building a device to launch international ducks back home.  Discounts are available – register today!  Call800.968.4332 or visit www.campinvention.org.  Contact Sharon Leerar, camp director, with any questions. sleerar@4hcs.org  616.915.1861

COMMUNITY ED NEWS………. Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids.  For more information or to register, please visit www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org or call Rebecca at 669-7747, ext. #3.  Here are some of the activities being offered currently:

Kickboxing for Adults

Babysitting Class

Gymnastics/Dance/Cheer

Soccer

Home Alone Class

Young Rembrandts Drawing Class

Learn to Inline Skate

JR Dance Clinic

Learn to Ice Skate & Intro to Hockey

Girls Volleyball Clinic

Kids Rock the Gym

Father/Son Baseball Clinic

Offense/Defense Baseball Clinic

UPCOMING EVENTS

2/4 ~ ECSE Field Trip to Family Fare (Both AM & PM)

2/5 ~ JET’S Pizza Night
 
2/8 ~ NO SCHOOL-Winter Break
 
2/11 ~ NO SCHOOL-Winter Break
 
2/14 ~ 5th Grade Tarry Hall Skating 9am-11:30am
 
2/15 ~ Popcorn Friday
 
2/19 ~ 5th Grade Symphony Trip
 
2/20 ~ MARCO’S Pizza Night
 
2/26 ~ Kindergarten Round Up  7pm at Georgetown
 
2/27 ~ 4th Grade Field Trip to Lansing
 
3/1 ~ NO SCHOOL – RECORDS DAY
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Nurenberg
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