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Happy Friday Georgetown Parents!!


Give Thanks pumpkinsNEWS FROM THE OFFICE……….  
I cannot even believe I am saying this, but this was our last full week of school for November!!  Next week is a TWO day week!!  Woo ~ Hoo!  Happy Thanksgiving to each and everyone of you!!  Hold on tight because after our short week next week we will come back to school after our wonderful Thanksgiving break and have ONLY 3 weeks until Christmas break!!  Do NOT forget to mark your calendars for TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, as this is our annual Holiday program!  More information will be coming home soon from Mrs. Bretz/Mrs. Van Rijs.  These next few weeks will fly by and be very busy.  Just remember to do your best to keep to your normal weekday routine as this is how most children function the best.  : )  The Holidays are here and we at Georgetown wish all of you the best during this busy season!!

toysTOYS FOR TOTS……….. Georgetown as a school is collecting toys for Toys for Tots this Holiday season.  The drop box is now located in the lobby out side of the office.  Some of you may have seen this already on TV, but we have joined in the collection with Channel 13 News.  Lets try to do our very best to make this a very happy Holiday season for many children in our area!  No matter how little or how large the gift,  it can bring a HUGE smile to a child’s face!!  This is a great way show our children that the Holidays are for sharing.  : )  The collection box will be in the lobby until THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12!!

GIRLS ON THE RUN …...running-shoe-md All the girls in grades 3-5 are invited to participate in the national program, GIRLS ON THE RUN.  To find out more about Girls on the Run and registration please visit the GOTR site at http://gotroac.org/registration/.  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 orhavenspc@gmail.com.  We’re in need of inspiring coaches for these wonderful girls.  Shoe fittings will take place at Georgetown on MONDAY, JANUARY 6 from 3:45p to 6:00p.

P.E. NEWS……… WOW!!  Is all we can say  : )  Great job to ALL of our families and students that helped bring in all the food donations for Love Inc. and for helping families in Hudsonville this Thanksgiving season!! We collected 3,017 items!!!  Woot ~ Woot!!!  Now for the winners of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place……. drumroll please……. 3rd Place goes to Mrs. Quigley in 2nd grade with 256 items, 2nd place goes to Mr. Bialochowski in 5th grade with 367 items and for the big winner…. 1st place goes to…….. 3rd grade……. Mrs. Flory with 372 items!!!  Mrs. Flory’s classroom will get a bowling trip to Hudsonville Lanes and a P.E. Cares t-shirt.  Way to go Georgetown!!

PTC NEWS…….. JET’S PIZZA WINNER……… was 2nd Grade……… Mrs. Kuieck’s classroom!!  Way to go!  They have already even had their pizza party for lunch this past week.  : )

FALL BOOK FAIR….. Fall Scholastic Book Fair totals are in…. Georgetown students, families and staff are AWESOME!  Total sales (before tax) were $10,136.53! AMAZING!! The All for Books coin war raised $1,852.08 which was used to provide students and staff with MORE BOOKS!  Our sales also provide us with $6106.92 in “Scholastic Dollars” that can be used to build our library and classroom libraries. Just AMAZING! : )

A huge shout out to all of the volunteers that helped make this event such a success! Thank you for all your help!!
If you have a book that needed to be ordered they will be delivered as soon as they are received.  Thank you for your patience.

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP……… Hard to believe but the Holiday Gift Shop is right around the corner. shirtClasses will be shopping December 4-6.  Keep an eye out for your student’s classroom schedule and money envelope to be coming home soon!  We will also be doing a Hudsonville Apparel order at this time.  More information will be coming home soon!  If you’d prefer to shop with your student the Holiday Gift Shop will be staying open until 6:30 on Thursday, December 5th so feel free to stop by to shop during that time.

 

If you would like to pre-order HUDSONVILLE EAGLE APPAREL, please complete this form and turn it in to the office.  HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP Final Apparel Order Form

 

We will need MANY volunteers for this event!  Jobs include shopping with the students and wrapping their gifts, which is ALWAYS so much fun, along with set up and tear down.  If you’re interested but don’t want to use volunteerspot (information below) please contact Cheryl Havens at havenspc@gmail.com. We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.  PLEASE sign up for 2013 Holiday Gift Shop – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/ApRwfA
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email      address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

COMMUNITY NEWS………  HUDSONVILLE HOLIDAY PARADE…….. This year is the 2oth Anniversary for the Hudsonville Holiday Parade!  Wow!!  The parade will take place on Saturday, November 23 at 10:00 am.  The parade route runs along 32nd Ave, starting at Highland Drive and going north to Central Boulevard ending at the Fire Station.  There will be activities, crafts and games for the family and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  There might even be some reindeer?? This is a great way to kick off the Holiday season and we hope to see a lot of you there!

RE-TREASURED SALE……….  On Saturday, November 23 from 8am to 4pm the Hudsonville Congregational UCC will be having a “Re-Treasured” sale.  They are located at 4950 32nd Ave.  New and gently used household, sporting goods and clothing items will be available.

AMERICAN HERITAGE GIRLS………  We are a family-friendly and faith based organization that helps girls become women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country. American Heritage Girls welcomes girls in Kindergarten through High School. It is never too late to join! We meet the first 3 Mondays of  the month from 6:30-8PM at Holy Redeemer Parish 2700 Baldwin in Jenison. Please enter through door “C” and we will be in classrooms 10-12. Please contact Amy Fleck with any questions at amy.fleck1999@gmail.com.

GIFTS OF APPRECIATION……. Are you wondering what gift to get your child’s teacher or bus driver for Christmas this year? As we all know, Christmas is a great time to recognize those special people – teachers, coaches, counselors, bus drivers, and other staff members – who are a positive influence in your child’s life and school experience.  One way to show your appreciation is by making a donation in their name to the Hudsonville Education Foundation.  It’s a gift that keeps on giving!  Please see the attached donation form (or pick one up at your child’s school) for more information and directions for making your gift.  Gifts of Appr-Dec2013


EARLY CHILDHOOD PARENT INFORMATION/REGISTRATION NIGHT………
 
HPS Early Childhood Programs – Parent Information/Registration Night 
for the 2014-15 School Year and 2014 Summer ProgramPlay:Learn:grow Kids

Information Night Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 21, 2014 @ Baldwin Middle School Cafe’  6:00-8:00pm

*Programs include: Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten Care, Before/After School Care, Summer Care.

*These evenings are a chance to gather information about the programs, meet staff, and visit a preschool classroom.  There will not be a formal presentation, so come anytime between 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Children are welcome.

*For more information, please call Shellie or Becky at 616-797-0842.

 

COMMUNITY ED NEWS………. scarecrow

TAE KWON DO…………. Hudsonville Community Education and Good Institute of Tae Park Tae Kwon Do are offering a traditional Chung Do Kwan style martial arts class.  This class is for anyone, ages 8 and up, who would like to experience the ageless beauty and awesome power of this Korean martial art.  This 12 week session will help improve your concentration, confidence, power, balance, and flexibility.  You will also learn respect, integrity, courage, self-defense, and perseverance.

Instructor: Anthony Kim, 2nd Degree Black Belt

When: Tuesday Evenings, December 3, 2013 – March 4, 2014 (Class will not meet over Holiday break)

Cost: $60.00 for the 12 week session

Where: Freshman Campus Gym, 5535 School Ave.

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – All Students Welcome

You may register online by visiting www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org

Please call Rebecca at Hudsonville Community Ed. if you have any questions at 669-1740.

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

BOYS 3rd-6th GRADE BASKETBALL……HUDSONVILLE MYWA WRESTLING…….HEAT SWIM TEAM……..LEARN TO ICE SKATE……. INTRO TO HOCKEY

Upcoming Winter Activities to be on the lookout for……….. ROCK THE GYM…… BASEBALL CLINICS…….. SOCCER………TAE KWON DO…….. JR. EAGLES BASKETBALL…… COOKING CLASSES…….. GUITAR CLINIC

UPCOMING DATES

11/27 -11/29 ~ Thanksgiving Break

12/3 ~ Holiday Program (Grades K-2 @ 6:30p; Grades 3-5 @ 7:45p)

12/4 – 12/6 ~ Holiday Shop

12/6 ~ Popcorn Friday

12/10 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night

12/18 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

12/20 ~ Classroom Holiday Parties

12/23 – 1/3 ~ Holiday Break

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!      Mrs. Nurenberg  : )Gobble:turkey

 

 

 

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