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Happy Friday Georgetown Parents!!


NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……….  Wow….. week number 4 is under out belts!  Can you believe it??  We had a great week here at school.  The weather was gorgeous and we had a great day for our Georgetown Walk-A-Thon!  The students had a really good time walking the path and raising money for Georgetown. Next week the Ottawa County Health Department will be here for three days doing vision/hearing testing.  So do not be alarmed if your child comes home and tells you that they had their vision and/or hearing tested at school.  This is something that happens every fall at school.

LUNCH INFORMATION……….  Here is the menu for October and I will also attach a deposit slip if you need one.  Also remember you can deposit money online for your students.  If you choose to do this just call the office and we will give you your student’s ID number.  You will need this to do online deposits.  Oct. 13 Hud Elem Menu 2   Deposit Slip

GIRLS ON THE RUN …………  All the girls in grades 3-5 are invited to participate in the national program, GIRLS ON THE RUN.  Information regarding registration and fees arrived home this week.  To find out more about Girls on the Run and registration please visit the GOTR site at  Bauer (11/4) and Jamestown (11/26) will be hosting registration for all of Hudsonville schools this year.   If you are interested in coaching the girls this year, please contact Cheryl Havens at 616-481-4164  We’re in need of inspiring coaches for these wonderful girls.

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.  : )

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……….  turkey05TURKEY TROT……. It will be held this year on Monday, October 28.  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 registration forms for this event came home with your students this week.  Remember you can register the night of the event at the gate, however, you will not be guaranteed a t-shirt. T-shirts on the night of the race are first come/first serve. If you have any questions please contact either Mrs. VanKoevering or Mrs. Nienhuis by calling 797-9797, ext 22422 or emailing at or


PTC NEWS…….. WALK-A-THON……. went off without a hitch this week.  The students had a beautiful day to be outside walking and raising money for Georgetown.  REMEMBER, your students have until Monday to turn in their money that they have raised!  So that means they can still go out this weekend and take pledges to help raise money for our school.  As it stands right now….. 3rd Grade ~ Mrs. Flory is in 1st place.  1st Grade ~ Mrs. Woodring is in an EXTREMELY CLOSE SECOND only being 60 CENTS behind first place.  3rd place currently goes to 1st Grade ~ Mrs. VanKoevering. Keep the donations coming and make this a great fundraiser for Georgetown!! 

It’s never too late to start saving Box Tops for Education. Send your trimmed & non-expired Box Tops to school with your student now and throughout the year, labeled with teacher names and we will keep track of classroom totals. The classroom with the highest total will be awarded a surprise treat! We have two contests each year, ending on November 1 & March 1, respectively.

Last year we raised $2,029! It is our goal to raise $2,300 this year. Go to to learn the following 3 tips: (1) what products have Box Tops, (2) print off collection sheets, and (3) how to earn $ for our school through your online purchases at over 250 stores like iTunes, Macy’s, Cabela’s, and Anthropologie!

Contact Shannon Klein, Volunteer Coordinator, via email at with any questions.

MARCO’S PIZZA NIGHT WINNER…….. The winners of the first Marco’s Pizza Party for lunch is………. 1st Grade……….. Mrs. VanKoevering.  Way to go 1st Graders!!  Enjoy your pizza party for lunch!! : )

COMMUNITY NEWS……… HUDSONVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ANNUAL EDUCATION REPORT…… The Hudsonville Public Schools Annual Education Report (AER) was presented to the Board of Education on September 12, 2013.  The AER is designed to meet state and federal requirements for reporting to parents and communities. The report provides detailed data on state administered student assessment results, accountability results, teacher qualification information, and the state results for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).  Parents and the community can access AER information for the district and individual schools by clicking on the Annual Education Report tab on our website, If you have any questions regarding the AER information, please contact the district curriculum office at 616-669-1740 extension 4.

FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE PARENTS NEEDED………..Bethany Christian Services of Holland needs foster care and adoptive parents! There are many children in your community, in your neighborhood, who need a safe place to call home. Please consider becoming a licensed foster or adoptive parent and changing the life of a child.  If you don’t think you can become a licensed foster or adoptive parent right now, here are some other ways for you to get involved:  • Mentor a foster or adoptive child in the community   • Provide transportation for foster or adoptive families   • Start an orphan care ministry at your church.  If you would like more information about the services that Bethany provides or would like to volunteer at the Bethany office, please contact:  April Kiekintveld at 616-499-2609,

appleMOBILE 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.

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, October 15th at 6:30 PM at Grandville Middle School; 3535 Wilson Ave. SW. Grandville, Room 200.  All participants who wish to attend are encouraged to pre-register by calling 616-534-1385. For more information please visit

“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.

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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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

10/28 ~ Turkey Trot – BMS Stadium

10/29 ~ Picture Retakes

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!      Mrs. Nurenberg  : )


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