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Happy Friday Georgetown Parents!!


NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……….  Well can you believe it……. we have just finished our second week of school.  Some of the littler ones did notice it was a 5 day week.  They started getting a bit more tired by Thursday.  It is hard work coming to school 5 days a week!!  : )  The first two weeks here have gone exceptionally well.  We here in the office believe it is the smoothest start to the school year ever!  Way to go parents and students.  : )

SCHOOL PICTURES…….  Remember these are MONDAY!!!   Make sure the teeth are brushed and sparkly white and we are in our best attire  : )

CIRCLE DRIVE IN FRONT OF SCHOOL……… We apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing, but we no longer have enough room in our back bus loop!  Therefor this year we are going to be using the front circle drive as our second bus loop.  This means that you can no longer park here at the START or END of the school day.  The staff will be parking in the large lot so there should be ample parking in the small lot by the Kindergarten playground.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.  : )

SNACKS……… We are no longer able to get “extra” snacks from the local food pantry that was assisting us with this.  With that being said we are asking parents to make sure that your student comes to school each day with a snack.  Maybe even put a few extra ones in the backpack so if you or your student happens to forget to pack one they have an extra “stash” in their backpack.  One more helpful hint….. you can always pack snacks in the backpacks the night before.  : )  Thanks for the understanding in this matter.

NEW BUS RULES………  As you all should be aware…… there is a new transportation policy in affect this year and will continue to be a transportation policy in the future.  Students that require a BUS CHANGE for any reason must have a request put in to the Transportation Dept. by 10:00 AM the day of the change.  Parents will be notified by 1:00 PM  if the change was approved or denied.  Transportation will notify the school of the change.  DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE……. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT TRANSPORTATION AT 669-7757.  You may FAX, SUBMIT ONLINE, or SCAN AND EMAIL the Bus Pass to Transportation.  ONLINE BUS PASS   PRINTABLE FORM TO FAX   (Transportation’s fax # 669-4876)  Scan or email the bus pass to Jane Bykerk at   Thank you for your cooperation and patience with this new policy.  : )

P.E. NEWS……….  TURKEY TROT……. is fast approaching.  It will be held this year on Tuesday, October 29.  Please make sure to get this date on your calendar.  It is a great event for all of the students within the Hudsonville District.  The P.E. teachers are currently seeking our sponsors for this great event.  If you or someone you know would be willing to sponsor this great event please contact one of our P.E. teachers here at Georgetown.  Please contact either Mrs. VanKoevering or Mrs. Nienhuis by calling 797-9797, ext 22422 or emailing at or

PTC NEWS……..  WALK-A-THON……..  Please remember that Georgetown’s fall fundraiser is coming up!  The date for the Walk-A-Thon is THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26.  This is a great and easy way to earn money for Georgetown!!  Watch for information to come home with your student. 

JET’S PIZZA WINNER…….  Drumroll please………. the first class to win a pizza party for lunch from Jet’s pizza is…….. 4th Grade…… Mrs. Walenta!!  Way to go 4th graders!!

COMMUNITY NEWS………  STUDENT HEART SCREENING…… this will be taking place this Saturday, September 14.  It will take place form 8am to 12 noon at Metro Health Cascade, 4300 Cascade RD SE, Grand Rapids.  Please read the attached flyer for more information    Student Heart Screen Flyer Sept 2013.donorfunded_1

MOM TO MOM SALE ……… NOW AT DEVOS PLACE!!  Saturday, Sept 14, 9am – 2pm.  Buy or Sell your gently used baby, childrens, boys, girls clothing (size 0-16), maternity clothing, toys, nursery furniture, and anything else that is baby, child, or maternity related at Midwest’s largest Mom-to-Mom Sale!  Strollers Allowed!

FALL/WINTER CHILDREN’S CLOTHING SALE………  Come to Heritage Christian School for the Fall/Winter Clothing Sale on Saturday, September 28 from 9AM – NOON!  Lots of clothing for baby to Juniors, sports equipment, toys, baby/toddler equipment, and BAKED GOODS! 

MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION………  Saturday, October 5, 2013, 10:00 am to Noon.  Hager Park Church is partnering with Feeding America West Michigan to provide a  Mobile Food Distribution. The food distribution will take place at Hager Park Church’s parking lot, located at 2635 Bauer Road in Jenison. Sign-in is required, although the food is available to anyone that needs it. There will be a large assortment of food, consisting of fresh seasonal produce and other high quality grocery items.

RECYCLE DRIVE…….. Will be held on OCTOBER 5 from 8am to 11am at River City Flooring. Please read the attached flyer with more information.  recycling info

HUDSONVILLE EDUCATION FUND FUN FEST FUNDRAISER……….. The 4th Annual HEF Fun Fest Fundraiser is coming Friday, October 11 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Eagles Stadium. The activities will take place on homecoming before the home varsity football game against Grand Haven and include dunking HPS staff members in one of our dunk tanks, showing off your football throwing skills, bouncing around in the bounce house, getting your face painted, 50/50 raffle and much more. Once again, there will be a raffle for a 50” TV and gaming system to be given away at half time of the last home game on October 25. Buy your raffle tickets at any home game for your chance to win this great prize.  This event is sponsored by the Hudsonville Education Foundation and all proceeds will be used to fund grants for resources and innovations that directly enhance the education of our students in Hudsonville Public Schools.

“PARENT SUMMIT”……….. We all know that parenting is not easy, but it is easier with the right tools, resources, and people around to help. To experience  all of these things, join us at the “Parent Summit”.  It will be held at EverGreen Ministries.  Oct. 19th – 8:30am – 3:45pm.  Go to to find more details and to create an account and register for the Parent Summit.  $10 until Oct. 5th then $15.  Lunch and snacks are provided.

CUB SCOUTS……..  Please come to the information night on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 at 6:30pm at Riley Street Middle School in the school cafeteria.  Registration fee will be $65.  Please read the attached flyer with more information.  Cub Scout Flyer

GEORGETOWN ICE CENTER……….  at 8500 48th Ave, Hudsonville, has several opportunities for kids from elementary to high school and families.  We have begun our Learn To Skate and Learn To Play Hockey 6-week sessions.  We also offer public skating on weekends with skate rental and skate mates available.  Looking for a unique place to have a birthday party?  Rent our party room.  Party packages are close to being finalized with our new concession stand.  Visit our new and improved website, for more information. 

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.  Listed below are some of the activities that are available currently.


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9/16 ~ School Pictures

9/18 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

9/26 ~ Georgetown Walk-A-Thon

10/1 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night

10/4 ~ Popcorn Friday

10/8 ~ K Field Trip for Bohl/Estefan

10/8 ~ MEAP Reading  Grades 3-5

10/9 ~ K Field Trip for Stutz/Yankee

10/9 ~ MEAP Reading  Grades 3-5

10/10 ~ MEAP Writing Grades 3-5

10/11 ~ HEF FAmily Fun Fest @ Home Football Game 4:30p

10/15 ~ MEAP Math Grades 3-5

10/16 ~ MEAP Writing Grade 4/Science Grade 5

10/16 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

10/29 ~ Turkey Trot – BMS Stadium

10/29 ~ Picture Retakes

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!      Mrs. Nurenberg  : ) 


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