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NEWS FROM THE OFFICE……….   Well now I must say this snow day business is getting a bit RIDICULOUS!!  I am not so sure about all of you, but I have no desire to have to make up snow days at the end of the year!  Really?!?!?  So enough is enough….. please make it stop!!  Nothing too new and exciting from the office lately so this part will be short and sweet.  Please do NOT forget that Parent/Teacher Conferences are next week Monday through Wednesday.  We love to see all of you here supporting your students and teachers.  : ) The Book Fair will follow conferences the next week of school, March 10-14, then our rescheduled Kindergarten Round Up, March 18 and then we are on the downward slope to Spring Break!!  So with that being said here is the countdown ……… only 24 school days until Spring Break!1  Woot ~ Woot!!  : )

YEARBOOKS…….. If your student ordered a yearbook with their photo package their yearbook should have come home with them either yesterday or today.  We did order a few extras so if your child did not get a yearbook and would like one we have some in the office for sale.  They will be $10.  Please make checks payable to “Georgetown Elementary”.  Thank you  : )

LUNCH MENU……….  Here is the hot lunch menu for MARCH……. March 2014 Hud Elem Menu  Deposit Slip

BACK BUS LOOP…….. Is for Busses ONLY!!!   Please do not drop off or pick up students here.   Students must be picked up/dropped off in front of the school. Remember that the front loop is for busses only as well in the afternoon..  Please park in a marked parking spot when picking up students.  In the morning you may drive through the circle drive to let students off.  Thank you.

KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP RESCHEDULED!!!……….Kindergarten Kindergarten Round Up will be rescheduled for TUESDAY, MARCH 18.  We will be holding it here at Georgetown Elementary in the Multi-Purpose room.  There will also be a morning session if you are unavailable to attend the evening meeting, it will be held at South Elementary at 10:00am on TUESDAY, MARCH 18 as well.  Registration packets are currently available in the school office.  Please remember….. it is not a first come, first serve basis, so there is not a rush to get these turned in first.

PTC NEWS…….. FATHER/SON EVENT…….. Is going to be a party night at the Spartan Stores YMCA.  This event will take place on Saturday, March 15 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.  Please read the attached flyer for more information and it does include the registration portion for the event.  REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, MARCH 7th!! (Next Friday already!!)  Father-Son 2014

MOTHER/DAUGHTER EVENT……….will be Rollerskating and it will be held on April 19.   More information will be coming soon.  Thank you.

SPRING BOOK FAIR…….   HELP NEEDED!  Volunteers are still needed for the spring book fair!  Please consider volunteering an hour or two of your time to help the kids with this fantastic event.  Did you know that 65% of our sales go directly back to our school to help buy books and resources for our classrooms?  Click on the link to sign up today.  http://vols.pt/RfnubE
Shopping hours will be Monday-Thursday March 10th-14th from 9-3:30 with special evening hours on Tuesday andWednesday from 3:30-6:00 p.m.  Will be open Friday morning for any last minute shopping.  Don’t have time to stop in?  Our online fair is open as well with all proceeds benefiting our school.  Shop at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/georgetownelem from 3/02-3/22.

MARCO’S PIZZA NIGHT WINNER……… is 5th Grade……. Mr. Gort!!  Way to go 5th graders.  Marco’s will be supplying a pizza party for lunch for Mr. Gort’s class!!

ART NEWS……..  SAVE THE DATE!  The spectacular HPS District Art Show will be held April 21-29 at the Hudsonville City Hall.  Georgetown’s special Artist Reception night will be Monday, April 28 from 5:30-7:30 PM.  For more information visit:  HPS Art Program websitehttp://hudsonvilleartprogram.blogspot.com/p/home.html    Georgetown Art Bloghttp://josettebrouwer.edublogs.org/

P.E. NEWS…….. GEORGETOWN JOGGERS…….. Joggers will run every Monday/Wednesday from 3:40p-4:15p. They will be working up to run the Eagle5K on March 29.

COMMUNITY NEWS………  MILES OF SMILES MOBILE DENTAL UNIT……….tooth Is scheduled to be in Allendale School District in February and March!  This unit provides FREE dental services for financially qualifying children.  The Miles of Smiles Mobile Unit will not be coming to Hudsonville, however, Allendale is the closet location that they will be at and you are welcome to schedule them to be seen in Allendale.  : )  You may call 1-800-467-5905 to schedule an appointment or ask questions.  The registration form, parent letter and information flyer are also attached.  Thank you!!  MOS Registration  MOS:Parent Ltr   MOS Flyer Generic

INNOVATION IN EDUCATION AWARD………  The mission of the Hudsonville Education Foundation is to foster additional educational opportunities for Hudsonville Public School students by providing funding for resources that enhance learning and encourage innovation in the classroom.  Nominations now being Accepted for our “Innovation in Education Award”.  

In 2012 the HEF approved a new award titled, The Innovation in Education Award. This award has been made possible through a donation from a family in the Hudsonville Public School District in honor of Theresa Reagan, Principal of Georgetown Elementary. The donor family wanted to recognize Theresa for her unquenchable desire to innovate, both in the classroom and throughout her building.

The Innovation in Education Award is intended for an individual or group of individuals who exhibits a passion for innovation and directly impacts students in the Hudsonville Public School District. Recipients of the award could include teachers, administrators, employees, and volunteers.

Nominations for the Innovation in Education Award will be accepted from March 1 – April 18, 2014. Nominations can be submitted by HPS staff and community members. The HEF Board will review the nominations and the $500 award will be delivered to the winning nominee(s) in September at the beginning of the next school year. Please note that only online applications will be accepted.  Award nomination applications are available on our website at www.hudsonvilleeducationfoundation.org

HUDSONVILLE LACROSSE……..  Registration for the spring season will begin February 1st.  Please sign up at www.hudslax.com. 3rd -8th grade Boys and 6th-8th grade Girls teams for 2014!!  Questions can be directed to Susan Coxen 669-3662 or Drew Ysseldyke 460-8522. Lacrosse is not a HPS sanctioned sport and is not sponsored by HPS.
TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE! ………. Any boys and girls between the ages of 4-9 who want to check out what it would be like to play hockey can come to Georgetown Ice Center on Saturday, March 1 from 3pm-5pm.  Jack Williams, Georgetown’s hockey director, will be leading the 2-hour session with on-ice instruction given by Grand Valley State hockey players.  To register, please visit www.TryHockeyForFree.com.
SPRING/SUMMER CHILDREN’S CLOTHING & TOY SALE……..   Spring is just around the corner!  Come to our sale to find great deals on clothing for infants to teenagers, toys, sporting goods/equipment, and all baby paraphernalia!  Saturday, March 1 from 9AM to Noon at Heritage Christian School.

MARKET DAY AND MUSIC………  HOPA is still in need of vendors for its Market Day & Music. This will take place at Hudsonville High School on March 8, 2014 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. For more information, contact hopamarket@gmail.com owww.facebook.com/hopamarket. This is another great way to support the Hudsonville Orchestra department. If you or someone you know is interested, please let us know!

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. Most students are inappropriately diagnosed as ADD. Students generally gain 2-3 grade levels in reading during the one-week program. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, March 18th 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  www.newchapterlearning.net or to take the on-line assessment.
BAUER CRC COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET………. Bauer Christian Reformed Church will be holding a community flea market in our parking lot May 3, 2014 from 8 am to 4 pm. This is a great opportunity to sell those unwanted items, craft items, or home based products. Reserve your spot by filing out the application form on our web site “bauercrc.org” or calling Jim Stuck at (616) 446-2186 for a form. Deadline for applications is April 15, 2014.

HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH CONSIGNMENT SALE………… March 28 & 29 (infant & children’s clothing, toys, maternity clothing, books, & more).  Mark your calendars—the Holy Cross Consignment Sale (formerly led by MOPS) is coming soon! It will be Friday, March 28 from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. and a half price sale onSaturday, March 29 from 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. If you have kids clothing, toys, etc. to sell and you are interested in being a seller, please fill out the ‘Seller Application’ and return it to the church office, 1481 Baldwin Street, Jenison, MI 49428. Also, print off the ‘Seller Instruction Packet’ for your reference on how to prepare your sale items properly. This information is located on our website at holycrossjenison.org under the ‘Events’ tab. If you have any questions, please contact Shawn Smith at 457-2420 or office@holycrossjenison.org. Proceeds from the sale will help support the Family, Children, & Youth Ministries at Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

CAMP INVENTION……… Sign up for Camp Invention and save! Sign up now for an early registration or sign up multiple children and save even more.  Get all the details on the link below.  Camp Invention inspires creativity and inventive thinking during its weeklong summer program! Throughout the week, children work together to solve real- world challenges that prepare them for the 21st century. Whether they are creating an epic, insect-themed pinball machine or dismantling broken devices, participants learn new approaches to everyday problems!  Camp Invention will be at Hudsonville Christian School from June 16 – 20.  Sign up today and save!  Questions? 800.968.4332 or campinvention.org

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

Upcoming Winter Activities to be on the lookout for………..  Home Alone/Babysitting……. Girls Volleyball Clinic……. Baseball Clinics…… Indoor Soccer…….. Tae Kwon Do……. Kitchen Creations……. Guitar Clinic…….. Middle School Waterpolo……… Young Rembrandts Drawing.

UPCOMING DATES

3/3 – 3/5 ~ Parent/Teacher Conferences

3/4 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night

3/7 ~ Popcorn Friday

3/10 – 3/14 ~ Spring Book Fair

3/11 ~ 4th Grade Lansing Field Trip

3/11 ~ 5th Grade Symphony Trip

3/13 ~ PTC Meeting 6:30pm

3/18 ~ Kindergarten Round Up 7:00p (rescheduled from 2/27)

3/19 ~ Marco’s Pizza Night

3/21 ~ 5th Grade visits Baldwin Middle

3/28 ~ Dress Like a P.E. Teacher Day (Staff and Students!)

3/29 ~ Eagle 5K Fun Run

4/1 ~ Jet’s Pizza Night

4/3 ~ Georgetown Talent Show : )

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

MRS. NURENBERG  : )

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