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Happy Friday Georgetown Parents!

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE………..  Can you believe it….. we saw the sun this week!!   Who knew it still existed?!  Looks like our weather might finally improve and it is about time!  The fresh air is a great thing for 630 students in on building : )  Holy Toledo we are in the twenties for our countdown to summer break!!  We currently have 29 school days left until summer vacation!!  Woo~Hoo!!  Please remember……. FIELD TRIPS = SACK LUNCHES and BIKES = NOTES!!  The bike riders have been increasing and we just need you to remember that a note needs to be sent to the teacher letting them know that if your child rides his/her  bike to school they may ride home.  It CAN BE a open ended note until the end of the year, BUT they need one to have on hand otherwise they WILL be put on the bus.  This is helpful also for when the teachers have substitutes!   The office also has one last request…… we still are seeing a lot of students with the stomach flu lately and we are REALLY LOW on CLOROX/LYSOL antibacterial wipes.  We were hoping that maybe we could get some of these donated yet before the end of the year.  We are rapidly going through the supply that we have.  This would be greatly appreciated!!  Thank you!! 

5th GRADE NEWS………… Please…..Make sure to keep check the dates below as we add things occasionally. This week there is a new date of 4/29. 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.

IMMUNIZATIONS NEEDED FOR 6TH GRADE…… Please read the attachment in regards to immunizations that are needed for your child to enter 6th grade.  OCHD 6th grade imms flyer Jan 2013

April 29 ~ Student/Parent BMS Orientation Night…..BMS would like to welcome incoming 6th graders (current 5th graders) AND their parents on Monday, April 29th from 7:00-8:30pm.  This will be an overview of the 6th grade experience and will begin in the gym, followed with a chance to ask questions, visit classrooms, and tour the building.  Mr. Powers, Principal, Mr. Murphy, Assistant Principal, and Counselors, Mrs. VanZalen and Mr Arnoys will all be there ready to meet you!

May 22-May 24 ~  5th Grade Camp  : )

May 29 ~ 5th Grade Celebration

PTC NEWS………. MARCO’S PIZZA NIGHT WINNER………. Drumroll please…….. the winner is…….. 2nd Grade……. Mrs. Quigley!!  Way to go 2nd graders. They will be receiving a pizza party lunch from Marco’s.  

MOTHER/SON BASEBALL BONANZA……….. Update: As of today we have 60 tickets ordered and about 60 left. Deadline for turning money is extended until Tuesday, April 30 or until all tickets are sold.  If you have any questions please contact Amanda Impens at 616-443-3814 or      Let’s Play Ball!  

GEORGETOWN STAFF APPRECIATION…………  Please read the attached flyer in regards to all of the information for this week of showing our staff how much they are really appreciated.  : )  On the flyer there are many ways you can show your appreciation.   Thank you for helping to make this a great week for our wonderful staff.  : )  Staff Appreciation-2013 (1)

SCHOOL CARNIVAL……. Save the date……..Friday, May 24.  More details to come!  : )

COMMUNITY NEWS……… MOTHER’S DAY BOUTIQUE………  The Hudsonville Orchestra Parents Association (HOPA) is holding a Mother’s Day Boutique on April 27th at the HHS Gymnasium.  This event is open to any vendors who would like to purchase a 10′X10′ space to sell their products to members of the community.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email Heidi at

DOLL TEA PARTY………..  Doll Tea Party – May 4, 1-2:30pm.  This fun event for moms (or grandmas or aunts or sisters) and daughters and their dolls is special tea with crafts,activities, American Girl Doll raffle, treats, photo-booth, vendors, and more. Tickets are $6 each and are available at  South Harbor Church | 1951 – 64th Street SW | Byron Center, MI 49315 | 616-531-3500

CAMP INVENTION………..  You are invited to Camp Invention! Camp Invention runs from June 17-21 (9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) at Hudsonville Christian School. You can find a flyer with more information at the office. This program is a week-long adventure in creativity that immerses children entering grades 1-6 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 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. Currently the spring registration special is $15 off the $220 registration plus an extra $5 off for registering online at by May 30. Come join us this summer! Last year campers learned a lot while having fun. Contact Sharon Leerar, camp director, with any questions (915-1861 or

FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DROP-OFF……… The Hudsonville Venturing Crew 2146 is hosting a free electronics drop-off event at South Blendon Reformed Church, 4817 Port Sheldon, Friday May 10 from 4pm-7pm and Saturday May 11 from 8am-3pm.  This event is in cooperation with Michigan electronics recycler Comprenew.  All electronics will be either recycled, refurbished or reused.  (Computer hard drives will be wiped or destroyed for security).  Acceptable items include cell phones, radios, microwaves, VCRs, TVs, computers, printers, power cords, electric power tools, GPS units, telephones, answering machines, speakers, etc. (no light bulbs, air conditioners or large appliances).  For a complete list of accepted items go to  Please take this opportunity to properly dispose of unwanted, obsolete or non-working electronics.

CHALLENGE OF CHILDREN…….. Challenge of Children is an annual parenting conference held at Hope College on May 16, 2013 from 9 am to 3 pm. This year our keynote, Dan Seaborn will be sharing on practical ways to build a healthy family. This conference also includes 40+ breakouts with topics such as Discipline 101, Kids Yoga, Parenting with Love and Logic, Living with Food Allergies, Planning for College, Enjoying Your Teenager and Your Child’s Online Footprint.  Register online or call 616-796-1504 for a brochure.  Please read the attached flyer for more info and to see the Registration form.  Challenge of Children 2013 Flyer (1)

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED……... Still in DESPERATE NEED of host families!!  We still need to place 30 students by May 25. Host Families are needed (of any size, age, etc.) to open up their home for 4 or 6 weeks this summer for students ages 12-18 from Spain who are coming to this area to practice their (already good) English.  The 4-week program is June 26-July 24, and the students attend activities every Tue/Thu out of Hudsonville.  The 6-week program is June 25-August 6, and these students do not attend any activities but only live with the host family.  Both programs are flexible and students may go on vacation or to summer camp with you.  Students come fully insured and with their own spending money.  Host Families are also needed for the school year for public or private high schools. Please contact Mayah Bischoff at or 662-0050 for more information.

MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION……… Saturday, June 1, 2013.  Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a Mobile Food Distribution on Saturday,June 1st. The food distribution will take place at Hager Park Church’s parking lot, located at 2635 Bauer Road in Jenison, from 10:00 am to Noon. Sign-in is required, although the food is available to anyone that needs it. There will be alarge assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.

HUDSONVILLE ROCKET CHEER………. Is your daughter going into 1st-8th grade next fall and interested in cheering? Hudsonville Rocket Cheerleading will be having their first sign up date on Monday, June 3rd from 6-9pm at the Hudsonville Freshman Campus cafeteria. The cost of registration is $75 and includes an end of year banquet and trophy.  An additional uniform cost applies for those that do not have one.  Used uniforms will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.  The 1st-6th grade girls will be cheering at the Hudsonville Youth Football games and the 7th & 8th grade girls will be cheering at the Hudsonville Club Football games. Check out the Hudsonville Rocket Cheer Website for more info (  If you have questions about the program, please contact me. Call Coach Britni at 616-634-9580 or e-mail  I look forward to seeing you at registration!

CURIOUS KIDS………  Do you tend to hear “I’m bored” after a few weeks of summer vacation? How does Ooey, Gooey Science or Island Getaway sound? Join us at Curious Kids this summer and you won’t have to worry about your children getting bored! Jamestown Reformed Church is excited to announce new reduced rates for their Summer Enrichment Program for children 4 years old through entering 3rd grade.  Four different themed classes are offered throughout the summer. For more information, please contact Carrie at 616-896-9732 or

HOMES NEEDED FOR REFUGEE TEENS……… There is a pressing need for families who are willing to host refugee teens from Africa and Central America, who, because of violence and persecution have been separated from their families and forced to flee their homes. If you are interested in learning more about Bethany Christian Services, Refugee Foster Care Program, call (616) 224-7540.

COMMUNITY ED NEWS…….   Hudsonville Community Education has many offerings for your kids.  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:

Stroke School (Swimming)


5/4 ~ Mother/Son Baseball Bonanza

5/7 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night

5/7 ~ 4th Gr Field  Trip/Frauenthal Theater

5/8 ~ 2nd Gr Field Trip/DeGraf Nature Center
5/9 ~ Kindergarten Field Trip/Outdoor Discovery Center
5/15 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night
5/16 ~ ECSE Field Trip/Teusink’s Farm
5/16 ~ PTC Meeting 6:30pm
5/17 ~ Popcorn Friday
5/20 ~ 5TH Grade Safeties Whitecaps Game
5/22 ~ 1st GR Field Trip to John Ball Zoo
5/22-5/24 5th GR Camp
5/24 ~ ECSE Hager Park with Parents (Play and Picnic)
5/24 ~ School Carnival
5/27 ~ NO SCHOOL
5/29 ~ 5th Gr Celebration
5/30 ~ 3rd GR Field Trip to Tunnel Park
5/30 ~ ECSE last day of school!
6/4 ~ Grades 4/5 Field Day at BMS
Enjoy your weekend!!
Mrs. Nurenberg  : ) 
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